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For the desire thereof hee will separate himselfe to seeke it, and occupie himselfe in all wisdome.
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A foole hath no delite in vnderstanding: but that his heart may be discouered.
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When the wicked commeth, then commeth contempt, and with the vile man reproch.
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The words of a mans mouth are like deepe waters, and the welspring of wisdome is like a flowing riuer.
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It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to cause ye righteous to fall in iudgement.
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A fooles lips come with strife, & his mouth calleth for stripes.
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A fooles mouth is his owne destruction, and his lips are a snare for his soule.
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The wordes of a tale bearer are as flatterings, and they goe downe into the bowels of the belly.
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He also that is slouthfull in his worke, is euen the brother of him that is a great waster.
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The Name of the Lorde is a strong tower: the righteous runneth vnto it, and is exalted.
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The rich mans riches are his strong citie: and as an hie wall in his imagination.
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Before destruction the heart of a man is hautie, and before glory goeth lowlines.
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He that answereth a matter before hee heare it, it is folly and shame vnto him.
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The spirit of a man will susteine his infirmitie: but a wounded spirit who can beare it?
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A wise heart getteth knowledge, and the eare of the wise seeketh learning.
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A mans gift enlargeth him, and leadeth him before great men.
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He that is first in his owne cause, is iust: then commeth his neighbour, and maketh inquirie of him.
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The lot causeth contentions to cease, and maketh a partition among the mightie.
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A brother offended is harder to winne then a strong citie, and their contentions are like the barre of a palace.
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With the fruite of a mans mouth shall his belly be satisfied, and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled.
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Death & life are in the power of ye tongue, and they that loue it, shal eate the fruite thereof.
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He that findeth a wife, findeth a good thing, and receiueth fauour of the Lord.
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The poore speaketh with prayers: but the rich answereth roughly.
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A man that hath friends, ought to shew him selfe friendly: for a friend is neerer then a brother.