Gleanings from Proverbs 18

A fool does not delight in understanding, but only in revealing his own mind.

To show partiality to the wicked is not good, nor to thrust aside the righteous in judgment.

A fool’s mouth is his ruin, and his lips are the snare of his soul.

The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous runs into it and is safe.

Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, but humility goes before honor.

The mind of the prudent acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.

The first to plead his case seems right, until another comes and examines him.

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.