Dwarven Proverbs and Wisdom
tongue of the righteous is choice silver; the mind of the wicked is of little
good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold.
a gold ring in a swine's snout is a beautiful woman without discretion.
is gold, and abundance of costly stones; but the lips of knowledge are a
a gold ring or an ornament of gold is a wise reprover to a listening ear.
treasure remains in a wise man's dwelling, but a foolish man devours it.
and honor are with me, enduring wealth and prosperity.
rich man's wealth is his strong city; the poverty of the poor is their ruin.
man pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has
ransom of a man's life is his wealth, but a poor man has no means of redemption.
hastily gotten will dwindle, but he who gathers little by little will increase
rich man's wealth is his strong city, and like a high wall protecting him.
brings many new friends, but a poor man is deserted by his friend.
who oppresses the poor to increase his own wealth, or gives to the rich, will
only come to want.
who augments his wealth by interest and increase gathers it for him who is kind
to the poor.
do not profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.
gracious woman gets honor, and violent men get riches.
who trusts in his riches will wither, but the righteous will flourish like a green leaf.