It is not good to show partiality to the guilty by perverting the justice due the innocent.
A fool's lips lead to strife, and his mouth provokes a beating.
A fool's mouth is his devastation, and his lips are a trap for his life.
A gossip's words are like choice food that goes down to one's innermost being.
The one who is truly lazy in his work is brother to a vandal.
The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are protected.
A rich man's wealth is his fortified city; in his imagination it is like a high wall.
Before his downfall a man's heart is proud, but before honor comes humility.
The one who gives an answer before he listens- this is foolishness and disgrace for him.
A man's spirit can endure sickness, but who can survive a broken spirit?
The mind of the discerning acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks it.
A gift opens doors for a man and brings him before the great.