An evildoer heeds wicked lips. A liar gives ear to a mischievous tongue.
Whoever mocks the poor reproaches his Maker. He who is glad at calamity shall not be unpunished.
A friend loves at all times; and a brother is born for adversity.
A foolish son brings grief to his father, and bitterness to her who bore him.
Also to punish the righteous is not good, nor to flog officials for their integrity.
Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart; so does earnest counsel from a man’s friend.
The king by justice makes the land stable, but he who takes bribes tears it down.
A fool vents all of his anger, but a wise man brings himself under control.