9 Whoever covers an offense seeks love,
but he who repeats a matter separates close friends.
17 A friend loves at all times,
and a brother is born for adversity.
24 Make no friendship with a man given to anger,
nor go with a wrathful man,
17 Iron sharpens iron,
and one man sharpens another.
5 Better is open rebuke
than hidden love.
6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend;
profuse are the kisses of an enemy.
21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
and those who love it will eat its fruits.
19 Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets;
therefore do not associate with a simple babbler.
18:1 Whoever isolates himself seeks his own desire;
he breaks out against all sound judgment.