When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, but when a wicked man rules, people groan.
Scorners set a city aflame, but wise men turn away anger.
When a wise man has a controversy with a foolish man, the foolish man either rages or laughs, and there is no rest.
A fool always loses his temper, but a wise man holds it back.
If a ruler pays attention to falsehood, all his ministers become wicked.
Where there is no vision, the people are unrestrained, but happy is he who keeps the law.
Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
A man’s pride will bring him low, but a humble spirit will obtain honor.
The fear of man brings a snare, but he who trusts in the Lord will be exalted.
Many seek the ruler’s favor, but justice for man comes from the Lord.