Gleanings from Proverbs 16–Part II

The highway of the upright is to depart from evil; he who watches his way preserves his life.

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.

The wise in heart will be called understanding, and sweetness of speech increases persuasiveness. Understanding is a fountain of life to one who has it, but the discipline of fools is folly.

The heart of the wise instructs his mouth and adds persuasiveness to his lips. Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.

There is a way which seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.

A perverse man spreads strife, and a slanderer separates intimate friends.

He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit, than he who captures a city.