Proverbs 18:10-20 RSV

10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe.
11 A rich man's wealth is his strong city, and like a high wall protecting him.
12 Before destruction a man's heart is haughty, but humility goes before honor.
13 If one gives answer before he hears, it is his folly and shame.
14 A man's spirit will endure sickness; but a broken spirit who can bear?
15 An intelligent mind acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.
16 A man's gift makes room for him and brings him before great men.
17 He who states his case first seems right, until the other comes and examines him.
18 The lot puts an end to disputes and decides between powerful contenders.
19 A brother helped is like a strong city, but quarreling is like the bars of a castle.
20 From the fruit of his mouth a man is satisfied; he is satisfied by the yield of his lips.