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8-10 Don’t be hotheaded and rush to court! You may start something you can’t finish and go down before your neighbor in shameful defeat. So discuss the matter with him privately. Don’t tell anyone else, lest he accuse you of slander and you can’t withdraw what you said.

11 Timely advice is as lovely as gold apples in a silver basket.

12 It is a badge of honor to accept valid criticism.

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