Whoever flatters his neighbor
is spreading a net for his feet.
-- Proverbs 29:5
From the fruit of his lips a man is filled with good things
as surely as the work of his hands rewards him.
-- Proverbs 12:14
All hard work brings a profit,
but mere talk leads only to poverty.
-- Proverbs 14:23
Kings take pleasure in honest lips;
they value a man who speaks the truth.
-- Proverbs 16:13
Wounds from a friend can be trusted,
but an enemy multiplies kisses.
-- Proverbs 27:6
He who rebukes a man will in the end gain more favor
than he who has a flattering tongue.
-- Proverbs 28:23
The first to present his case seems right,
till another comes forward and questions him.
-- Proverbs 18:17