An evil life is a hard life
When you're kind to others, you help yourself (see Wendell Berry as well)
The world of the generous gets larger and larger
The one who blesses others is abundantly blessed
A good person basks in the delight of God
The speech of the upright saves
Well-done work has its own reward
Wise people take advice
The prudent quietly shrug off insults
There is healing in the words of the wise
Peace-planning brings joy to the planner
A cheerful work picks us up
The good acquire a taste for healthy conversation
A plain and simple life is a full life
Steady diligence pays off
The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life
Sound thinking makes for gracious living
Embrace correction and live an honored life
Become wise by walking with the wise
A refusal to correct is a refusal to love
An appetite for good brings much satisfaction
Lady wisdom builds a lovely home
The person who shuns the bitter moments of friends will be an outsider at celebrations
The wise watch their steps and avoid evil
Hard work always pays off
The fear-of-God is a spring of living water
The mark of a good leader is loyal followers
Slowness to anger makes for deep understanding
When you are kind to the poor, you honor God
The integrity of good people creates a safe place for living
A gentle response defuses anger
Kind words heal
Welcoming correction is a mark of good sense
A simple life in the fear-of-God is better than a rich life with a ton of headaches
Congenial conversation--what a pleasure! The right word at the right time--beautiful!
An obedience, God-willed life is spacious
God has the last word
Guilt is banished through love and truth. Fear-of-God deflects evil.
Get wisdom-- it's worth more than money. Choose insight over income every time.
Gracious speech is like clover honey--good taste to the soul, quick energy for the body.
The person who courts sin marries trouble
The one who knows much says little. An understanding person remains calm.
The words of a fool start fights
God's name is a place of protection-- good people can run there and be safe.
Humility is a precursor to honor
A gift gets attention
Words satisfy the mind as much as fruit does the stomach. Good talk is as gratifying as a good harvest.
Words kill, words give life
Lots of people flock around a generous person
A congenial spouse comes straight from God
Take good counsel and accept correction-- that's the way to live wisely and well.
Fear-of-God is life itself, a full life, and serene-- no nasty surprises.
It's a mark of good character to avert quarrels
Clean living before God and justice with our neighbors mean far more to God than religious performance
Hurry puts you further behind
If you stop your ears to the cries of the poor, your cries will go unheard, unanswered.
Whoever goes hunting for what is right and kind finds life itself-- glorious life!
The payoff for meekness and fear-of-God is plenty and honor and a satisfying life.
Skilled workers are always in demand and admired.
Don't wear yourself out trying to get rich. Restrain yourself!
Soak yourself in fear-of-God
Buy wisdom, buy education, buy insight
Don't envy bad people
Rescue the perishing
First plant your fields, then build your barn
God delights in concealing things
Patient persistence pierces through indifference
Gentle speech breaks down rigid defenses
Don't call attention to yourself. Let others do that for you.
Just as lotions and fragrances give sensual delight, a sweet friendship refreshes the soul.
One friends sharpens another.
Your face mirrors your heart.
The purity of human hearts is tested by giving them a little fame.
Practice God's law
God has no use for the prayers of the people who won't listen to him
You find mercy by admitting sins and leaving them
A tenderhearted person lives a blessed life
Committed and persistent work pays off
In the end, serious reprimand is appreciated more than bootlicking flattery
Trust in God brings a sense of well-being
Be generous to the poor-- you'll never go hungry
A leader of good judgement gives stability
Every promise of God proves true
God protects everyone who runs to him for help
Speak up for people who have no voice
A good woman is hard to find, and worth far more than diamonds.
She's quick to assist anyone in need, reaches out to help the poor
She always faces tomorrow with a smile
When she speaks, she has something worthwhile to say, and she always says it kindly
Many women have done wonderful things, but you've outclassed them all!
Charm can mislead, and beauty soon fades. The woman to be admired and praised is the woman who lives in the fear-of-God.