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35 The wise inherit honor, but fools he holds up to shame. (Proverbs 3:35)

1 A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish son is the grief of his mother. (Proverbs 10:1)

15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but he who heeds counsel is wise. 16 A fool's wrath is known at once, but a prudent man covers shame (12:15 - 16)

10 Someone who holds back the truth causes trouble, but one who openly criticizes works for peace. (10:10)

21 A good person's words will benefit many people, but you can kill yourself with stupidity. (10:21)

23 A fool finds pleasure in evil conduct, but a man of understanding delights in wisdom. (10:23)

1 Whoever loves instruction loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid. (12:1)

23 A prudent man conceals knowledge, but the heart of fools proclaims foolishness. (12:23)

15 A simple man believes anything, but a prudent man gives thought to his steps. 18 The simple inherit folly, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge. (14:15)

8 The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way, but the folly of fools is deceit. 9 Fools mock at sin, but among the upright there is favor. (14:8 - 9)

World's Wit and Wisdom
There is great skill in knowing
how to conceal one's skill.

The true way to be deceived is to think
oneself more clever than others.
Francois, Duc de Rochefoucauld, 1613 - 1680

21 Folly delights a man who lacks judgment, but a man of understanding keeps a straight course. (15:20 - 21)

7. Depart from the presence of a foolish man when you do not perceive in him the lips of knowledge. 8. The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way, but the folly of fools is deceit. (14:7 - 8)

29. He who is slow to wrath is of great understanding, but he who is hasty of spirit exalts folly. (14:29)

33 Wisdom is in every thought of intelligent people; fools know nothing about wisdom. (14:33)

10 Rebuke is more effective for a wise man than a hundred blows on a fool. (17:10)

World's Wit and Wisdom
The wicked are always surprised
to find that the good can be clever.
Luc de Clapiers de Vauvenargues, 1715 - 1747

A wise man knows everything;
a shrewd one, everybody.
Jewish proverb

24 A discerning man keeps wisdom in view, but a fool's eyes wander to the ends of the earth. (17:24)

3 It is honorable for a man to stop striving, since any fool can start a quarrel. (20:3)

12 A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself; The simple pass on and are punished. (27:12)

11. A fool utters all his mind, but a wise one keeps it in until afterwards. (Proverbs 29:11)

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