115. From here forward is the secret of the lips, of the letter Pe, which is included in the secret of the letter Samech. Big lips denote a man who spreads malicious gossip without shame or fear. He is a person who causes dissension and slander between one another, THAT IS TO SAY, BETWEEN MAN AND HIS NEIGHBOR. He is "one that sows discord among brethren" (Mishlei 6:19), and he cannot keep a secret. When he endeavors in the Torah, he can keep hidden secrets. Yet he still is a malicious gossiper without any fear in his heart.
116. This sign, the letter Pe, is included in the letter Resh but not in the letter Samech. Such a one seems to be righteous but he has no fear of transgressing. One should have no dealings with him, because whatever he does proceeds out of his mouth alone and not from his body.
117. Lips that are dry and shriveled and not thin signify a man with a quick temper. He is malicious. He is intolerant with everything. Openly, he spreads malicious gossip without shame. At times he is frivolous, and scoffs at others. This is a man from whom you must remain at a distance.
118. If his beard becomes full, according to evil speech, such a one speaks openly to everyone. He has no shame and he concerns himself with causing strife. Yet, he is successful in worldly matters. He gazes upon his enemies, and he "winks with his eyes" (Ibid. 13). Concerning him, it is said, "A wicked man hardens his face" (Mishlei 21:29). He stands under the mystery of the letter Pe alone, when it is not included in the Samech at all. Yet at times it is joined to the letter Resh. It is included in this letter Resh.