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.
Proverbs 22:24-25
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.
Proverbs 28:23
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.
Proverbs 26:12
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.
Proverbs 3:3-4
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.
Proverbs 10:19
Wisdom is knowing when to speak your mind
and when to mind your speech.