Whoever corrects a mocker invites insults;
    whoever rebukes the wicked incurs abuse.(A)
Do not rebuke mockers(B) or they will hate you;
    rebuke the wise and they will love you.(C)
Instruct the wise and they will be wiser still;
    teach the righteous and they will add to their learning.(D)

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12 Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge,
    but whoever hates correction is stupid.(A)

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It is better to heed the rebuke(A) of a wise person
    than to listen to the song of fools.

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