Wine produces mockers; alcohol leads to brawls.
Those led astray by drink cannot be wise.
Avoiding a fight is a mark of honor;
only fools insist on quarreling.
The godly walk with integrity;
blessed are their children who follow them.
Ears to hear and eyes to see—
both are gifts from the Lord
If you love sleep, you will end in poverty.
Keep your eyes open, and there will be plenty to eat!
A gossip goes around telling secrets,
so don’t hang around with chatterers.
An inheritance obtained too early in life
is not a blessing in the end.
Don’t say, “I will get even for this wrong.”
Wait for the Lord to handle the matter.
The Lord directs our steps,
so why try to understand everything along the way?
The glory of the young is their strength;
the gray hair of experience is the splendor of the old.