A hot-tempered person starts fights; a cool-tempered person stops them.
A lazy person’s way is blocked with briers, but the path of the upright is an open highway.
Sensible children bring joy to their father; foolish children despise their mother.
Foolishness brings joy to those with no sense; a sensible person stays on the right path.
Plans go wrong for lack of advice; many advisers bring success.
Everyone enjoys a fitting reply; it is wonderful to say the right thing at the right time!
The path of life leads upward for the wise; they leave the grave behind.
The LORD tears down the house of the proud, but he protects the property of widows.
The LORD detests evil plans, but he delights in pure words.
Greed brings grief to the whole family, but those who hate bribes will live.
The heart of the godly thinks carefully before speaking; the mouth of the wicked overflows with evil words.