We can gather our thoughts, but the LORD gives the right answer.
People may be pure in their own eyes, but the LORD examines their motives.
Commit your work to the LORD, and then your plans will succeed.
The LORD has made everything for his own purposes, even the wicked for punishment.
The LORD despises pride; be assured that the proud will be punished.
Unfailing love and faithfulness cover sin; evil is avoided by fear of the LORD.
When the ways of people please the LORD, he makes even their enemies live at peace with them.
It is better to be poor and godly than rich and dishonest.
We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps.
The king speaks with divine wisdom; he must never judge unfairly.
The LORD demands fairness in every business deal; he sets the standard.
A king despises wrongdoing, for his rule depends on his justice.
The king is pleased with righteous lips; he loves those who speak honestly.
The anger of the king is a deadly threat; the wise do what they can to appease it.
When the king smiles, there is life; his favor refreshes like a gentle rain.
How much better to get wisdom than gold, and understanding than silver!
The path of the upright leads away from evil; whoever follows that path is safe.
Pride goes before destruction, and haughtiness before a fall.
It is better to live humbly with the poor than to share plunder with the proud.
Those who listen to instruction will prosper; those who trust the LORD will be happy.
The wise are known for their understanding, and instruction is appreciated if it's well presented.
Discretion is a life-giving fountain to those who possess it, but discipline is wasted on fools.
From a wise mind comes wise speech; the words of the wise are persuasive.
Kind words are like honey -- sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.
There is a path before each person that seems right, but it ends in death.
It is good for workers to have an appetite; an empty stomach drives them on.
Scoundrels hunt for scandal; their words are a destructive blaze.
A troublemaker plants seeds of strife; gossip separates the best of friends.
Violent people deceive their companions, leading them down a harmful path.
With narrowed eyes, they plot evil; without a word, they plan their mischief.
Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is gained by living a godly life.
It is better to be patient than powerful; it is better to have self-control than to conquer a city.
We may throw the dice, but the LORD determines how they fall.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)