All the ways of a man are clean in his own sight, but the Lord weighs the motives. Commit your works to the Lord and your plans will be established. . . .
Everyone who is proud in his heart is an abomination to the Lord; assuredly, he will not be unpunished. By lovingkindness and truth iniquity is atoned for, and by the fear of the Lord one keeps away from evil. . . .
The mind of man plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps. . . .
How much better it is to get wisdom than gold. And to get understanding is to be chosen above silver. . . .
Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before stumbling. It is better to be humble in spirit with the lowly than to divide the spoil with the proud. . . .
There is a way which seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death. . . .
He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit, than he who captures a city.