the Webster dictionary defines wisdom as
knowledge that is gained by having many experiences in life.
it’s interesting to me that Solomon found common sense that -after all the centuries that have passed- is still common sense today.
check out these proverbs that are just plain common sense.
Some people like to do things their own way, and they get upset when people give them advice.
the stuff that comes out of our mouth:
The tongue can speak words that bring life or death. Those who love to talk must be ready to accept what it brings.
Foolish people don’t want to learn from others. They only want to talk about their own ideas.
Foolish people hurt themselves when they speak. Their own words trap them.
Foolish people say things to start arguments. They are just asking for a beating.
An insulted friend is harder to win back than a city with strong walls.
People love to hear gossip. It is like tasty food on its way to the stomach.
The words of a discreet and wise man’s mouth are like a gushing stream sparkling, fresh, pure, and life-giving.
Let people finish speaking before you try to answer them. That way you will not embarrass yourself and look foolish.
Your words can be as satisfying as fruit, as pleasing as the food that fills your stomach.
The first person to speak always seems right until someone comes and asks the right questions.
results of our actions:
Do something evil, and people will hate you. Do something shameful, and they will have no respect for you.
Someone who does careless work is as bad as someone who destroys things.
Giving gifts can open many doors and help you meet important people.
You must be fair in judging others. It is wrong to favor the guilty and rob the innocent of justice.
The rich think their wealth will protect them. They think it is a strong fortress.
A proud person will soon be ruined, but a humble person will be honored.
A good attitude will support you when you are sick, but if you give up, nothing can help.
The poor are polite when they beg for help. The rich are rude with their answer.
Wise people want to learn more, so they listen closely to gain knowledge.
The best way to settle an argument between two powerful people may be to roll dice.
Arguments separate people like the strong bars of a palace gate.
If you find a wife, you have found something good. She shows that the Lord is happy with you.
Some friends are fun to be with, but a true friend can be better than a brother.