A sensible person wins admiration, but a warped mind is despised.
Better to be an ordinary person with a servant than to be self-important but have no food.
The godly care for their animals, but the wicked are always cruel.
A hard worker has plenty of food, but a person who chases fantasies has no sense.
Thieves are jealous of each other’s loot, but the godly are well rooted and bear their own fruit.
The wicked are trapped by their own words, but the godly escape such trouble.
Wise words bring many benefits, and hard work brings rewards.
Fools think their own way is right, but the wise listen to others.
A fool is quick-tempered, but a wise person stays calm when insulted.
An honest witness tells the truth; a false witness tells lies.
Some people make cutting remarks, but the words of the wise bring healing.