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News Item 79. Mishlei 14-03 (Conceit)

A new item has been posted to Mishlei today, Monday, September 29. This proverb calls attention to the tendency of a fool to reveal his poor character in his speech. His tongue is an instrument that is driven by his conceit to speak highly of himself. He would be advised to follow the example of wise men who have learned that their lips are best able to protect their reputation by remaining closed.