- There is a reproofe that is not comely: againe some man holdeth his tongue, and he is wise.
- It is much better to reprooue, then to be angry secretly, and he that confesseth his fault, shall be preserued from hurt.
- How good is it when thou art reproued, to shew repentance?
For so shalt thou escape wilfull sinne.
- As is the lust of an Eunuch to defloure a virgine;
so is he that executeth iudgement with violence.
- There is one that keepeth silence and is found wise: and another by much babling becommeth hatefull.
- Some man holdeth his tongue, because hee hath not to answere, and some keepeth silence, knowing his time.
- A wise man wil hold his tongue till he see opportunitie: but a babler and a foole will regard no time.
- He that vseth many words shalbe abhorred;
and hee that taketh to himselfe authoritie therein, shalbe hated.
- There is a sinner that hath good successe in euill things;
and there is a gaine that turneth to losse.
- There is a gift that shall not profit thee;
and there is a gift whose recompence is double.
- There is an abasement because of glory;
and there is that lifteth vp his head from a low estate.
- There is that buyeth much for a little, and repayeth it seuen fold.
- A wise man by his words maketh himselfe beloued: but the graces of fooles shalbe powred out.
- The gift of a foole shall doe thee no good when thou hast it;
neither yet of the enuious for his necessitie: for hee looketh to receiue many things for one.
- Hee giueth little and vpbraideth much;
hee openeth his mouth like a crier;
to day he lendeth, and to morrow will he aske it againe: such an one is to be hated of God and man.
- The foole saith, I haue no friends, I haue no thanke for all my good deeds: and they that eate my bread speake euill of me.
- How oft, and of how many shall he be laughed to scorne?
For hee knoweth not aright what it is to haue;
and it is all one vnto him, as if he had it not.
- To slip vpon a pauement, is better then to slip with the tongue: so, the fall of the wicked shall come speedily.
- An vnseasonable tale will alwayes be in the mouth of the vnwise.
- A wise sentence shall be reiected when it commeth out of a fools mouth: for he will not speake it in due season.
- There is that is hindred from sinning through want: and when hee taketh rest, he shall not be troubled.
- There is that destroyeth his owne soule through bashfulnesse, and by accepting of persons ouerthroweth himselfe.
- There is that for bashfulnes promiseth to his friend, and maketh him his enemy for nothing.
- A lie is a foule blot in a man, yet it is continually in the mouth of the vntaught.
- A thiefe is better then a man that is accustomed to lie: but they both shall haue destruction to heritage.
- The disposition of a liar is dishonourable, and his shame is euer with him.
- A wise man shall promote himselfe to honour with his words: and hee that hath vnderstanding, will please great men.
- He that tilleth his land, shall increase his heape: and he that pleaseth great men, shal get pardon for iniquity.
- Presents and gifts blind the eyes of the wise, and stoppe vp his mouth that he cannot reprooue.
- Wisedome that is hidde, and treasure that is hoarded vp, what profit is in them both?
- Better is he that hideth his folly, then a man that hideth his wisedome.
- Necessary patience in seeking the Lord, is better then he that leadeth his life without a guide.