A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. The tongue of the wise makes knowledge acceptable, but the mouth of fools spouts folly.
The eyes of the Lord are in every place, watching the evil and the good.
A soothing tongue is a tree of life, but perversion in it crushes the spirit.
The way of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord, but He loves one who pursues righteousness. Grievous punishment is for him who forsakes the way; he who hates reproof will die. A scoffer does not love one who reproves him; he will not go to the wise.
The mind of the intelligent seeks knowledge, but the mouth of fools feeds on folly.
Better is a little with the fear of the Lord than great treasure and turmoil with it.
A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but the slow to anger calms a dispute.
Folly is joy to him who lacks sense, but a man of understanding walks straight.
A man has joy in an apt answer, and how delightful is a timely word. The heart of the righteous ponders how to answer, but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.
He whose ear listens to the life-giving reproof will dwell among the wise. He who neglects discipline despises himself, but he who listens to reproof acquires understanding. The fear of the Lord is the instruction for wisdom, and before honor comes humility.