Proverbs 15:1 (ESV)
A soft answer turns away wrath,
but a harsh word stirs up anger.
Proverbs 15:3–4 (ESV)
3 The eyes of the Lord are in every place,
keeping watch on the evil and the good.
4 A gentle tongue is a tree of life,
but perverseness in it breaks the spirit.
Proverbs 15:10 (ESV)
10 There is severe discipline for him who forsakes the way;
whoever hates reproof will die.
Proverbs 15:13 (ESV)
13 A glad heart makes a cheerful face,
but by sorrow of heart the spirit is crushed.
Proverbs 15:15 (ESV)
15 All the days of the afflicted are evil,
but the cheerful of heart has a continual feast.
Proverbs 15:17–18 (ESV)
17 Better is a dinner of herbs where love is
than a fattened ox and hatred with it.
18 A hot-tempered man stirs up strife,
but he who is slow to anger quiets contention.
Proverbs 15:22 (ESV)
22 Without counsel plans fail,
but with many advisers they succeed.
Proverbs 15:27–33 (ESV)
27 Whoever is greedy for unjust gain troubles his own household,
but he who hates bribes will live.
28 The heart of the righteous ponders how to answer,
but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.
29 The Lord is far from the wicked,
but he hears the prayer of the righteous.
30 The light of the eyes rejoices the heart,
and good news refreshes the bones.
31 The ear that listens to life-giving reproof
will dwell among the wise.
32 Whoever ignores instruction despises himself,
but he who listens to reproof gains intelligence.
33 The fear of the Lord is instruction in wisdom,
and humility comes before honor.