Pay attention and listen
to the sayings of the wise.
Here, from various translations of Proverbs, is advice about …
Talking too much: Don’t talk so much … Be sensible and turn off the flow! (10:19).
Being a grouch: Being cheerful keeps you healthy. It is slow death to be gloomy (17:22).
Losing your temper: Foolish people lose their tempers, but wise people control theirs (29:11).
Spouting off: There is more hope for a fool than for someone who speaks without thinking (29:20).
Gossip: It is foolish to speak scornfully of others. If you are smart, you will keep quiet (11:12).
Quarrelling: It is hard to stop a quarrel once it starts, so don’t let it begin (17:14).
Passing judgment: What a shame—yes, how stupid!—to decide before knowing the facts! (18:13).
How you live today will determine
how you feel tomorrow.