An unfriendly man pursues selfish ends; he defies all sound judgment.
A fool finds no pleasure in understanding but delights in airing his own opinions.1
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When wickedness comes, so does contempt, and with shame comes disgrace.
The words of a man's mouth are deep waters,2 but the fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook.
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It is not good to be partial to the wicked3 or to deprive the innocent of justice.4
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A fool's lips bring him strife, and his mouth invites a beating.5
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A fool's mouth is his undoing, and his lips are a snare6 to his soul.7
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The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to a man's inmost parts.8
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