A Potpourri of Poignant Proverbs
Biblical and Contemporary
Do not associate with a man given to anger;
or go with a hot-tempered man, lest you learn his ways,
and find a snare for yourself.
If you run with dogs, you'll have to contend with fleas.
He who rebukes a man will afterward find more favor than
he who flatters with the tongue.
Flattery looks like friendship--just like a wolf looks like a dog.
Do you see a man wise in his own eyes?
There is more hope for a fool than for him.
Some people are so proud of themselves they can strut sitting down.
Do not let kindness and truth leave you; bind them around your neck,
write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor
and good repute in the sight of God and man.
One of the most difficult things to give away is
kindness--it has a way of coming back to you.
When there are many words, transgression is unavoidable,
but he who restrains his lips is wise.
Wisdom is knowing when to speak your mind
and when to mind your speech.