Proverbs 14:15, 22:3, 17:27, 14:29, 19:11, 6:6-11, 26:13-16, 27:20, 28:25, 23:6-7
The simple believes everything, but the prudent gives thought to his steps. … The prudent sees danger and hides himself, but the simple go on and suffer for it. … Whoever restrains his words has knowledge, and he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding. … Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly. … Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense. … Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise. Without having any chief, officer, or ruler, she prepares her bread in summer and gathers her food in harvest. How long will you lie there, O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest, and poverty will come upon you like a robber, and want like an armed man. … The sluggard says, “There is a lion in the road! There is a lion in the streets!” As a door turns on its hinges, so does a sluggard on his bed. The sluggard buries his hand in the dish; it wears him out to bring it back to his mouth. The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes than seven men who can answer sensibly. … Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied, and never satisfied are the eyes of man. … A greedy man stirs up strife, but the one who trusts in the LORD will be enriched. … Do not eat the bread of a man who is stingy; do not desire his delicacies, for he is like one who is inwardly calculating. “Eat and drink!” he says to you, but his heart is not with you.