He who answers before listening-- that is his folly and his shame.1
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A man's spirit sustains him in sickness, but a crushed spirit who can bear?2
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The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge;3 the ears of the wise seek it out.
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A gift4 opens the way for the giver and ushers him into the presence of the great.
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The first to present his case seems right, till another comes forward and questions him.
Casting the lot settles disputes5 and keeps strong opponents apart.
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An offended6 brother is more unyielding than a fortified city, and disputes are like the barred gates of a citadel.
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From the fruit of his mouth a man's stomach is filled; with the harvest from his lips he is satisfied.7
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The tongue has the power of life and death,8 and those who love it will eat its fruit.9
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He who finds a wife finds what is good10 and receives favor from the LORD.11
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A poor man pleads for mercy, but a rich man answers harshly.