"A gentle answer turns away anger,
but a harsh word stirs up wrath."
~ Proverbs 15:1

"My dear brothers and sisters, understand this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to anger, for human anger does not accomplish God’s righteousness." ~ James 1:19

"The lamp that guides the wicked —
haughty eyes and an arrogant heart ​— ​is sin."
-- Proverbs 21:4

"Doing what is righteous and just
is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice."
-- Proverbs 21:3

"A king’s heart is like channeled water in the Lord’s hand:
He directs it wherever he chooses."
-- Proverbs 21:1

"The glory of young men is their strength,
and the splendor of old men is gray hair."
-- Proverbs 20:29

"Finalize plans with counsel,
and wage war with sound guidance."
-- Proverbs 20:18

"The Lord’s lamp sheds light on a person’s life,
searching the innermost parts."
-- Proverbs 20:27

"Even a courageous person’s steps are determined by the Lord,
so how can anyone understand his own way?"
-- Proverbs 20:24

"Differing weights are detestable to the Lord,
and dishonest scales are unfair."
-- Proverbs 20:23

"Don’t say, 'I will avenge this evil!'
Wait on the Lord, and he will rescue you."
-- Proverbs 20:22

"The one who reveals secrets is a constant gossip;
avoid someone with a big mouth."
-- Proverbs 20:19

"Differing weights and varying measures —
both are detestable to the Lord."
-- Proverbs 20:10

"Food gained by fraud is sweet to a person,
but afterward his mouth is full of gravel."
-- Proverbs 20:17

"There is gold and a multitude of jewels,
but knowledgeable lips are a rare treasure."
-- Proverbs 20:15

"Don’t love sleep, or you will become poor;
open your eyes, and you’ll have enough to eat."
-- Proverbs 20:13

"The hearing ear and the seeing eye —
the Lord made them both."
-- Proverbs 20:12

"Even a young man is known by his actions —
by whether his behavior is pure and upright."
-- Proverbs 20:11

"Honor belongs to the person who ends a dispute,
but any fool can get himself into a quarrel."
-- Proverbs 20:3

"Who can say, 'I have kept my heart pure;
I am cleansed from my sin'?"
-- Proverbs 20:9

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