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Proverbs 18

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Whoever isolates himself seeks his own desire; he breaks out against all sound judgment.
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A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion.
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When wickedness comes, contempt comes also, and with dishonor comes disgrace.
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The words of a man's mouth are deep waters; the fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook.
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It is not good to be partial to the wicked or to deprive the righteous of justice.
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A fool's lips walk into a fight, and his mouth invites a beating.
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A fool's mouth is his ruin, and his lips are a snare to his soul.
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The words of a whisperer are like delicious morsels; they go down into the inner parts of the body.
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Whoever is slack in his work is a brother to him who destroys.
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The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe.
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A rich man's wealth is his strong city, and like a high wall in his imagination.
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Before destruction a man's heart is haughty, but humility comes before honor.
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If one gives an answer before he hears, it is his folly and shame.
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A man's spirit will endure sickness, but a crushed spirit who can bear?
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An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.
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A man's gift makes room for him and brings him before the great.
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The one who states his case first seems right, until the other comes and examines him.
18
The lot puts an end to quarrels and decides between powerful contenders.
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A brother offended is more unyielding than a strong city, and quarreling is like the bars of a castle.
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From the fruit of a man's mouth his stomach is satisfied; he is satisfied by the yield of his lips.
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Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.
22
He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the LORD.
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The poor use entreaties, but the rich answer roughly.
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A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
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