- "Hear, O sons, a father’s instruction, and be attentive, that you may gain insight, for I give you precepts; do not forsake my teaching."
- "The beginning of wisdom is this; Get wisdom, and whatever you get, get insight."
- "Ponder the path of your feet; then all your ways will be sure."
- "For the lips of a forbidden woman drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil, but in the end she is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword."
- "Drink water from your own cistern, flowing from your own well."
- There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers."
- "Say to wisdom, ‘You are my sister,’ and call insight your intimate frien, to keep you from the forbidden woman, from the adulteress with her smooth words."
- "To you, O men, I call, and my cry is to the children of man. O simple ones, learn prudence; O fools, learn sense. Hear, for I will speak noble things, and form my lips will come what is right, for mouth will utter truth; wickedness is an abomination to my lips."
- "Take my instruction instead of silver, and knowledge rather than choice gold, for wisdom is better than jewels, and all that you may desire cannot compare with her."
- (Wisdom says): "Whoever is simple. let him turn in here!"
- "Leave your simple ways, and live, and walk in the way of insight."
- "The woman Folly is loud; she is seductive and knows nothing."
- "Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out."
- "The wage of the righteous leads to like, the gain of the wicked is sin."
- "The way of the Lord is a stronghold to the blameless, but destruction to evildoers."
- "The integrity of the upright guides them, but the crookedness of teh treacherous destroys them."
- "The righteousness of the blameless keeps his way straight, but the wicked falls by his own wickedness."
- "If the righteous is repaid on earth, how much more the wicked and the sinner."