Proverbs 20:1-6

DouayRheims(i) 1 Wine is a luxurious thing, and drunkenness riotous: whosoever is delighted therewith, shall not be wise. 2 As the roaring of a lion, so also is the dread of a king: he that provoketh him, sinneth against his own soul. 3 It is an honour for a man to separate himself from quarrels: but all fools are meddling with reproaches. 4 Because of the cold the sluggard would not plough: he shall beg therefore in the summer, and it shall not be given him. 5 Counsel in the heart of a man is like deep water: but a wise man will draw it out. 6 Many men are called merciful: but who shall find a faithful man?