A wise son heeds his father’s instruction, but a mocker does not respond to rebukes.
From the fruit of their lips people enjoy good things, but the unfaithful have an appetite for violence.
Those who guard their lips preserve their lives, but those who speak rashly will come to ruin.
A sluggard’s appetite is never filled, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.
The righteous hate what is false, but the wicked make themselves a stench and bring shame on themselves.
Righteousness guards the person of integrity, but wickedness overthrows the sinner.
One person pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.