Proverbs 17:20-28

20 He who is crooked of heart will not find goodness, and he who is perverse, by his tongue he will fall into calamity.
21 He who begets a fool, [there is] trouble for him; the father of a fool will not rejoice.
22 A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a downcast spirit will dry out bones.
23 The wicked will accept a bribe from the lap, [in order] to pervert the ways of justice.
24 He who understands sets [his] face [toward] wisdom, but the eyes of a fool, to the end of the earth.
25 A grief to his father [is] the child of a fool, and bitterness to her who bore him.
26 Also, imposing a fine on the righteous is not good, [nor] to flog nobles for uprightness.
27 He who spares his sayings knows knowledge, and a cool spirit is a man of understanding.
28 Even a fool who keeps silent {shall be considered wise}; he who closes his lips [is] intelligent.