Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting, with strife.
The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but the Lord tests the heart.
Whoever mocks the poor shows contempt for their Maker; whoever gloats over disaster will not go unpunished. (Prov. 17:5)
Children's children are a crown to the aged,
and parents are the pride of their children (Prov. 17:6)
Eloquent lips are unsuited to a godless fool - how much worse lying lips to a ruler!
Whoever would foster love covers over an offense, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends. (Prov. 17;9)
A rebuke impresses a discerning person more than a hundred lashes a fool.
Evil will never leave the house of one who pays back evil for good.
Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out. (Prov. 17:14)
Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent - the Lord detests them both.
Why should fools have money in hand to buy wisdom, when they are not able to understand it?
A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.
Whoever loves a quarrel loves sin; whoever builds a high gate invites destruction.
A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. (Prov. 17;22)
The one who has knowledge uses words with restraint, and whoever has understanding is even-tempered.
Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues. (Prov. 17:28)