1While dining with a ruler, pay attention to what is put before you.
1Choose a good reputation over great riches; being held in high esteem is better than silver or gold.
1The king’s heart is like a stream of water directed by the Lord; he guides it wherever he pleases.
1Wine produces mockers; alcohol leads to brawls. Those led astray by drink cannot be wise.
1Better to be poor and honest than to be dishonest and a fool.
1Unfriendly people care only about themselves; they lash out at common sense.
1Better a dry crust eaten in peace than a house filled with feasting–and conflict.
1We can make our own plans, but the LORD gives the right answer.
1A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare.