So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding; Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures; Then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God.
By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone.
Scornful men bring a city into a snare: but wise men turn away wrath.
The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.
He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.
A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.
Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the Lord.
The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness.
These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.