16:8 Better a little with righteousness than much gain with injustice.
16:16 How much better to get [acquire] wisdom than gold, to choose understanding rather than silver!
16:21 The wise in heart are called discerning, and pleasant [sweet (and persuasive)] words promote instruction.
16:23 A wise man’s heart guides his mouth [what we say and how we say it are important], and his lips promote instruction.
16:28 A perverse [contrary (literally “perversity” or “fraud”) or crooked] man stirs up dissension [spreads conflict] and a gossip [often distort the facts] separates close friends.
16:32 [patience is stronger than military strength…] Better a patient man than a warrior, a man who controls his temper than one who takes a city.