Before a downfall the heart is haughty, but humility comes before honor.
To answer before listening— that is folly and shame.
The human spirit can endure in sickness, but a crushed spirit who can bear?
The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge, for the ears of the wise seek it out.
A gift opens the way and ushers the giver into the presence of the great.
In a lawsuit the first to speak seems right, until someone comes forward and cross-examines.
Casting the lot settles disputes and keeps strong opponents apart.