Proverbs 18:5-15 RSV

5 It is not good to be partial to a wicked man, or to deprive a righteous man of justice.
6 A fool's lips bring strife, and his mouth invites a flogging.
7 A fool's mouth is his ruin, and his lips are a snare to himself.
8 The words of a whisperer are like delicious morsels; they go down into the inner parts of the body.
9 He who is slack in his work is a brother to him who destroys.
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.