“The words of the godly encourage many, but fools are destroyed by their lack of common sense” (Prov 10:21, NLT). “Walk with the wise and become wise; associate with fools and get in trouble” (Prov 13:20, NLT). “A wise man doesn’t [make a show of] his knowledge, but a fool displays his foolishness” (Prov 12:23, TLB & NLT). “The foolish woman is loud; she is ignorant and knows nothing” (Prov 9:13, NRSV). “The wise woman builds her house, but the foolish tears it down with her own hands.
“Stop being mean, bad-tempered and angry. Quarreling, harsh words, and dislike of others should have no place in your lives” (Eph 4:31, TLB). “So get rid of your feelings of hatred…” (1 Pet 2:1, TLB). “Hatred stirs old quarrels, but love overlooks insults” (Prov 10:12, TLB); “love forgets mistakes; nagging about them parts the best of friends” (Prov 17:9, TLB). “…Turn off your wrath. Don’t fret and worry—it only leads to harm” (Pss 37:8, TLB). “The tongue can bring death or life. Those who love to talk will reap the consequences” (Prov 18:21, NLT).