Intelligent children listen to their parents; foolish children do their own thing.
The good acquire a taste for helpful conversation; bullies push and shove their way through life.
Careful words make for a careful life; careless talk may ruin everything.
Indolence wants it all and gets nothing; the energetic have something to show for their lives.
A good person hates false talk; a bad person wallows in gibberish.
A God-loyal life keeps you on track; sin dumps the wicked in the ditch.
A pretentious, showy life is an empty life; a plain and simple life is a full life.
The rich can be sued for everything they have, but the poor are free of such threats.
The lives of good people are brightly lit streets; the lives of the wicked are dark alleys.
Arrogant know-it-alls stir up discord, but wise men and women listen to each other's counsel.
Easy come, easy go, but steady diligence pays off.
Unrelenting disappointment leaves you heartsick, but a sudden good break can turn life around.
Ignore the Word and suffer; honor God's commands and grow rich.
The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, so, no more drinking from death-tainted wells!
Sound thinking makes for gracious living, but liars walk a rough road.
A commonsense person lives good sense; fools litter the country with silliness.
Irresponsible talk makes a real mess of things, but a reliable reporter is a healing presence.
Refuse discipline and end up homeless; embrace correction and live an honored life.
Souls who follow their hearts thrive; fools bent on evil despise matters of soul.
Become wise by walking with the wise; hang out with fools and watch your life fall to pieces.
Disaster entraps sinners, but God-loyal people get a good life.
A good life gets passed on to the grandchildren; ill-gotten wealth ends up with good people.
Banks foreclose on the farms of the poor, or else the poor lose their shirts to crooked lawyers.
A refusal to correct is a refusal to love; love your children by disciplining them.
An appetite for good brings much satisfaction, but the belly of the wicked always wants more.