A Wiseman once said: 50+ Famous Proverbs & Sayings about life.

A Wiseman once said: 50+ Famous Proverbs & Sayings about life.

 Hello there! Today, I want to share with you some of the most life-changing proverbs that I've selected from the work of one of my favorite authors, The wise king Solomon. As you read through these words of wisdom, I pray that their transforming power will be made manifest in your life.

   ''A good name is more desirable than great riches;

    to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.''

''The prudent see danger and take refuge,

    but the simple keep going and pay the penalty.''

'' Rich and poor have this in common:

    The Lord is the Maker of them all.''

''Whoever sows injustice reaps calamity,

    and the rod they wield in fury will be broken.''

''One who loves a pure heart and who speaks with grace

    will have the king for a friend.''

''Do not make friends with a hot-tempered person,

    do not associate with one easily angered,

 or you may learn their ways

    and get yourself ensnared.''

''Do not be one who shakes hands in pledge

    or puts up security for debts;

 if you lack the means to pay,

    your very bed will be snatched from under you.''

''Do not wear yourself out to get rich;

    do not trust your own cleverness.''

''Do not speak to fools,

    for they will scorn your prudent words.''

''Apply your heart to instruction

    and your ears to words of knowledge.''

''Listen to your father, who gave you life,

    and do not despise your mother when she is old.''

''Do not envy the wicked,

    do not desire their company;

 for their hearts plot violence,

    and their lips talk about making trouble.''

''By wisdom, a house is built,

    and through understanding it is established;

 through knowledge, its rooms are filled

    with rare and beautiful treasures.''

''An honest answer

    is like a kiss on the lips.''

''Through patience, a ruler can be persuaded,

    and a gentle tongue can break a bone.''

''Like a city whose walls are broken through

    is a person who lacks self-control.''

''Enemies disguise themselves with their lips,

    but in their hearts they harbor deceit.''

''A lying tongue hates those it hurts,

    and a flattering mouth works ruin.''

''Do not boast about tomorrow,

    for you do not know what a day may bring.''

''Better is open rebuke

    than hidden love.''

''As iron sharpens iron,

    so one person sharpens another.''

''As water reflects the face,

    so one’s life reflects the heart.''

''Better the poor whose walk is blameless

    than the rich whose ways are perverse.''

''Evildoers do not understand what is right,

    but those who seek the Lord understand it fully.''

''A faithful person will be richly blessed,

    but one eager to get rich will not go unpunished.''

''The greedy stir up conflict,

    but those who trust in the Lord will prosper.''

''When the wicked rise to power, people go into hiding;

    but when the wicked perish, the righteous thrive.''

''Those who give to the poor will lack nothing,

    but those who close their eyes to them receive many curses.''

''Mockers stir up a city,

    but the wise turn away anger.''

''Fools give full vent to their rage,

    but the wise bring calm in the end.''

''The bloodthirsty hate a person of integrity

    and seek to kill the upright.''

''The righteous detest the dishonest;

    the wicked detest the upright.''

''Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves,

    for the rights of all who are destitute.

 Speak up and judge fairly;

    defend the rights of the poor and needy.''

''Sluggards do not plow in season;

    so at harvest time they look but find nothing.''

''Many claim to have unfailing love,

    but a faithful person who can find?''

''Do not love sleep or you will grow poor;

    stay awake and you will have food to spare.''

''A gossip betrays a confidence;

    so avoid anyone who talks too much.''

''An inheritance claimed too soon

    will not be blessed at the end.''

''Do not say, “I’ll pay you back for this wrong!”

    Wait for the Lord, and he will avenge you.''

''Wealth attracts many friends,

    but even the closest friend of the poor person deserts them.''

''A false witness will not go unpunished,

    and whoever pours out lies will not go free.''

'Many curry favor with a ruler,

    and everyone is the friend of one who gives gifts.''

''The one who gets wisdom loves life;

    the one who cherishes understanding will soon prosper.''

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''Laziness brings on deep sleep,

    and the shiftless go hungry.''

''A hot-tempered person must pay the penalty;

    rescue them, and you will have to do it again.''

''Many are the plans in a person’s heart,

    but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.''

''Whoever robs their father and drives out their mother

    is a child who brings shame and disgrace.''

''An unfriendly person pursues selfish ends

    and against all sound judgment starts quarrels.''

''Fools find no pleasure in understanding

    but delight in airing their own opinions.''

''To answer before listening—

    that is folly and shame.''

''One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin,

    but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.''

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Quotes: Proverbs Chapter 18-31.


  1. These are my favorite lines:

    'Listen to your father, who gave you life,

    and do not despise your mother when she is old.''

    You will find my ideas at Career Cliff, Quotes Muse, Trivia and Life Simile


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