1 Better is a dry crust of bread where there is quietness than a house full of feasting with strife.
2 A servant who acts wisely will rule over an heir who behaves shamefully, and will share the inheritance along with the relatives.
3 The crucible is for refining silver and the furnace is for gold, likewise the Lord tests hearts.
5 The one who mocks the poor insults his Creator; whoever rejoices over disaster will not go unpunished.
9 The one who forgives an offense seeks love, but whoever repeats a matter separates close friends.
12 It is better for a person to meet a mother bear being robbed of her cubs, than to encounter a fool in his folly.
15 The one who acquits the guilty and the one who condemns the innocent -- both of them are an abomination to the Lord.
18 The one who lacks wisdom strikes hands in pledge, and puts up financial security for his neighbor.
19 The one who loves a quarrel loves transgression; whoever builds his gate high seeks destruction.
20 The one who has a perverse heart does not find good, and the one who is deceitful in speech falls into trouble.
21 Whoever brings a fool into the world does so to his grief, and the father of a fool has no joy.
24 Wisdom is directly in front of the discerning person, but the eyes of a fool run to the ends of the earth.