Proverbs for the Politically Active

From the Living Bible TranslationBible and Cross

Proverbs 10:14

A wise man holds his tongue. Only a fool blurts out everything he knows; that only leads to sorrow and trouble.

Proverbs 12:15

A fool thinks he needs no advice, but a wise man listens to others.

Proverbs 12:16

A fool is quick-tempered; a wise man stays cool when insulted.

Proverbs 12:18

Some people like to make cutting remarks, but the words of the wise soothe and heal.

Proverbs 12:23

A wise man doesn’t display his knowledge, but a fool displays his foolishness.

Proverbs 13:16

A wise man thinks ahead, a fool doesn’t and even brags about it.

Proverbs 14:8

The wise man looks ahead. The fool attempts to fool himself and won’t face facts.

Proverbs 14:15

Only a simpleton believes everything he’s told! A prudent man understands the need for proof.

Proverbs 14:29

A wise man controls his temper. He knows that anger causes mistakes.

Proverbs 16:23

From a wise mind comes careful and persuasive speech.

Proverbs 17:27-28

The man of few words and a settled mind is wise; therefore, even a fool when he is silent is thought to be wise. It pays him to keep his mouth shut.

Proverbs 18:2

A rebel doesn’t care about the facts. All he wants to do is express his opinion.

Proverbs 19:8

He who loves wisdom loves his own best interest and will be a success.

Proverbs 19:11

A wise man restrains his anger and overlooks insults. This is to his credit.

Proverbs 19:20

Get all the advice you can and be wise the rest of your life.

Proverbs 22:3

A prudent man sees the difficulties ahead and prepares for them; the simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences.

Proverbs 24:5

A wise man is mightier than a strong man. Wisdom is mightier than strength.

Proverbs 23:12

Don’t refuse to accept criticism; get all the knowledge you can.

Proverbs 27:21

The purity of silver and gold can be tested in a crucible, but a man is tested by his reaction to men’s praise.

Proverbs 27:8

Fools start fights everywhere while wise men try to keep peace.

Proverbs 29:11

A rebel shouts in anger; a wise man holds his temper in and cools it.