A foolish man's lips are a cause of fighting, and his mouth makes him open to blows.
In the mouth of the foolish man is a rod for his back, but the lips of the wise will keep them safe.
The wise man, fearing, keeps himself from evil; but the foolish man goes on in his pride, with no thought of danger.
A good-for-nothing man is a designer of evil, and in his lips there is a burning fire.
The start of fighting is like the letting out of water: so give up before it comes to blows.
A man of great wrath will have to take his punishment: for if you get him out of trouble you will have to do it again.
Rods are being made ready for the man of pride, and blows for the back of the foolish.
Do not be friends with a man who is given to wrath; do not go in the company of an angry man:
It is better to be living in an angle of the house-top, than with a bitter-tongued woman in a wide house.
A stone has great weight, and sand is crushing; but the wrath of the foolish is of greater weight than these.