A rich man's wealth is his fortified city; in his imagination it is like a high wall.a12
Before his downfall a man's heart is proud, but before honor comes humility.b13
The one who gives an answer before he listens- this is foolishness and disgrace for him.c14
A man's spirit can endure sickness, but who can survive a broken spirit?d15
The mind of the discerning acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks it.e16
A gift opens doorsf for a man and brings him before the great.g17
The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.h18
[Casting] the lot ends quarrels and separates powerful opponents.
An offended brother is [harder to reach]i than a fortified city, and quarrels are like the bars of a fortress.
From the fruit of his mouth a man's stomach is satisfied; he is filled with the product of his lips.j21
Life and death are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.k