A quick-tempered man acts foolishly,And a man of evil devices is hated.
He who is slow to anger has great understanding,But he who is quick-tempered exalts folly.
A fool always loses his temper,But a wise man holds it back.
An angry man stirs up strife,And a hot-tempered man abounds in transgression.
A hot-tempered man stirs up strife,But the slow to anger calms a dispute.
A man of great anger will bear the penalty,For if you rescue him, you will only have to do it again.
Do not associate with a man given to anger;Or go with a hot-tempered man,
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