Thursday, April 2, 2009

Happy (late) April Fool's Day!

For the waywardness of the simple will kill them,
and the complacency of fools will destroy them (1:32)

The wise in heart accept commands, but a chattering fool comes to ruin. (10:8)

A fool finds pleasure in evil conduct, but a man of understanding delights in wisdom. (10:23)

The way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man listens to advice. (12:15)

A fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult. (12:16)

He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm. (13:20)

The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down. (14:1)

Fools mock at making amends for sin, but goodwill is found among the upright. (14:9)

A fool spurns his father's discipline, but whoever heeds correction shows prudence. (15:5)

Of what use is money in the hand of a fool, since he has no desire to get wisdom? (17:16)

A fool finds no pleasure in understanding but delights in airing his own opinions. (18:2)

Do not speak to a fool, for he will scorn the wisdom of your words. (23:9)

As a dog returns to its vomit, so a fool repeats his folly. (26:11)

He who trusts in himself is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom is kept safe. (28:26)

A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control. (29:11)

From the book of Proverbs

1 comment:

Daniel said...

I think I've heard these verses somewhere lately. Uncanny!