The merciful man doeth good to his own soul: but he that is cruel troubleth his own flesh.
Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man’s friend by hearty counsel.
The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.
It is joy to the just to do judgment: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.
He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.
The hope of the righteous shall be gladness: but the expectation of the wicked shall perish.
A righteous man falling down before the wicked is as a troubled fountain, and a corrupt spring.
Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee. Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established. Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.
The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.
Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established.