Desire without knowledge is not good, and whoever makes haste with his feet misses his way.
Wealth brings many new friends, but a poor man is deserted by his friend.
Many seek the favor of a generous man, and everyone is a friend to a man who gives gifts.
All a poor man’s brothers hate him; how much more do his friends go far from him! He pursues them with words, but does not have them.
Whoever gets sense loves his own soul; he who keeps understanding will discover good.
A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who breathes out lies will perish.
Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.
House and wealth are inherited from fathers, but a prudent wife is from the Lord.
Whoever keeps the commandment keeps his life; he who despises his ways will die.
A man of great wrath will pay the penalty, for if you deliver him, you will only have to do it again.
Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future.
What is desired in a man is steadfast love, and a poor man is better than a liar.
Strike a scoffer, and the simple will learn prudence; reprove a man of understanding, and he will gain knowledge.
He who does violence to his father and chases away his mother is a son who brings shame and reproach.
Cease to hear instruction, my son, and you will stray from the words of knowledge.