Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but whoever hates correction is stupid.
No one can be established through wickedness, but the righteous cannot be uprooted.
A wife of noble character is her husband's crown, but a disgraceful wife is like decay in his bones.
Better to be a nobody and yet have a servant than pretend to be somebody and have no food.
The righteous care for the needs of their animals, but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel.
Those who work their land will have abundant food, but those who chase fantasies have no sense.
From the fruit of their lips people are filled with good things and the work of their hands brings them reward.
Fools show their annoyance at once, but the prudent overlook an insult.
The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
Truthful lis endure forever, but a lying tongue lasts only a moment.
Deceit is in the hearts of those who plot evil, but those who promote peace have joy.
The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy.
The prudent keep their knowledge to themselves, but a fool's heart blurts out folly.
Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up.
The righteous choose their friends carefully, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.
In the way of righteousness there is life;
along that path is immortality.