Advice from Proverbs (1)

Pay attention and listen
to the sayings of the wise.
      —Proverbs 22:17

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.

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