14The human spirit can endure a sick body, but who can bear a crushed spirit?
14Starting a quarrel is like opening a floodgate, so stop before a dispute breaks out.
14The anger of the king is a deadly threat; the wise will try to appease it.
14A wise person is hungry for knowledge, while the fool feeds on trash.
14Backsliders get what they deserve; good people receive their reward.
14The instruction of the wise is like a life-giving fountain; those who accept it avoid the snares of death.
14Wise words bring many benefits, and hard work brings rewards.
14Without wise leadership, a nation falls; there is safety in having many advisers.
14Wise people treasure knowledge, but the babbling of a fool invites disaster.