16 Fools show their annoyance at once, but the prudent overlook an insult.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 12:16

Commentary on Proverbs 12:16

(Read Proverbs 12:16)

A foolish man is soon angry, and is hasty in expressing it; he is ever in trouble and running into mischief. It is kindness to ourselves to make light of injuries and affronts, instead of making the worst of them.