Wise people treasure knowledge, but the babbling of a fool invites trouble.
The wealth of the rich is their fortress; the poverty of the poor is their calamity.
The earnings of the godly enhance their lives, but evil people squander their money on sin.
People who accept correction are on the pathway to life, but those who ignore it will lead others astray.
To hide hatred is to be a liar; to slander is to be a fool.
Don't talk too much, for it fosters sin. Be sensible and turn off the flow!
The words of the godly are like sterling silver; the heart of a fool is worthless.
The godly give good advice, but fools are destroyed by their lack of common sense.
The blessing of the LORD makes a person rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.
Doing wrong is fun for a fool, while wise conduct is a pleasure to the wise.
The fears of the wicked will all come true; so will the hopes of the godly.
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)