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New and old Proverbs, and sayings

Updated on October 4, 2015

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A tribute to Proverbs new and old

In the old testament a King people named Solomon wrote a book with a lot of sayings. In modern times these seem to have all but disappeared. I am looking to collect new ones, as well as remeniscing the traditional. And would appreciate it if you, the reader would kindly take the time to place any sayings that you find useful via comments. Any profanity will be denied/deleted.

I start with thoughts that the whole Bible, both old and New Testaments have snippetts that serve as a useful reminder in trying times. If I can remember them at the right time that is. For instance having been wrongly bad mouthed, I remembered a new testament saying "bad company breeds bad character".

Here's a new one, can I claim it?
They say that a hero needs a victim to make himself look good, but a coward needs a victim to make himself feel good!

All we truly can ever really know is that we don't know!


Know thyself -and earn respect.

Respect others and they will (usually) respect you.

Walk a gentle and straight path and become known for your kindness. Be generous in giving to those in genuine need. And be firm but fair in refusing users, lyers and cheats and you will encourage the kinds of people in your life that will further encourage a cycle of mutual respect.

Watch the film "Lorenzo's Oil" about a genius who finds a cure for his son. While the doctors were messing about in the slow lane; making as much money as they could from every quack answer. And drawing out the trials while children were dying in their relative masses from their illness. That man and his family deserve much RESPECT. Many others just left it to the doctors.


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    • days leaper profile imageAUTHOR

      days leaper 

      6 years ago from england

      Is it wiser in losing an argument to comply or continue as you were? You may think of a counter-argument later and find yourself following the blind!

      Best not to argue!

    • days leaper profile imageAUTHOR

      days leaper 

      6 years ago from england

      Old: "Bad Company breeds bad character",

      a translation; If you spend your time where the assumption from people is that you're unworthy, when some-one special comes along who thinks you're worthy. It can create a shock, a confusion even much internal arguing. The upshot can be that you lose that person forever! And the chance of a better life. I assumed I would have to merge the special person with the existing crowd and felt she was, is by far too good for them! Unfortunately, my thinking processes had been blocked up as well (stress etc.) and so I never thought I could break free from the existing crowd who only wanted some-one to put down anyway.

      Now I'm free but lacking something. A painful emptiness exists. Qua Sera-sera then..

      To M.

    • days leaper profile imageAUTHOR

      days leaper 

      6 years ago from england

      Perception is the mother of all reaction

    • days leaper profile imageAUTHOR

      days leaper 

      6 years ago from england

      Old: "That's not fair!"

      Response; "Life is not fair!"

      Yes. But If You accept this then It will never be Fair!

    • sofs profile image


      8 years ago

      Back to Solomon and his Proverbs

      Prov 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.

      Prov 18:14 The spirit of a man will sustain him in sickness, But who can bear a broken spirit?

      Prov 23:7 For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.

      If you love someone show it, if not it is wasted!!

      God bless you!

    • days leaper profile imageAUTHOR

      days leaper 

      9 years ago from england

      Thought of the day: (16th of August 2010)

      People who trample on you in youth become themselves the footstool, if on ditching them you one day become successful! (through hard work and care find fame, fortune etc.)

    • days leaper profile imageAUTHOR

      days leaper 

      9 years ago from england

      If the task is important, better to die trying than give up and let decay set in.

      For ages now, with illness and resultant stresses and depressions that brings, I gave up, just sat watching TV. and stuffing my face. Trouble is as dialysis gradually wears me out it becomes harder to get the tasks done that I feel I need to do -as reflecting Brother Dave's wise comment. I just hope if I fail this time I get a second, third, fourth chance. (that being my request to The Heaven for Forgiveness). -Though am still cross at the things that took me away from what I was doing... Long story, and probably best kept private.

    • Dave Mathews profile image

      Dave Mathews 

      9 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      "The greatest danger to all mankind is not to come with some major catastrophy. The greatest danger will come, if mankind turns its back on God its creator, to listen to and follow the lies and deceits of satan."

      We are God created spiritual beings, living in flesh. It is not our fleshly bodies satan is interested in for them he could care less. He seeks to destroy, then lay claim to our souls our spirits for they belong to God and Jesus. If satan can get full control of our spirit, we are condemned. It is our trust and belief in Jesus and Jesus alone as God, that will keep us safe from satan.

      Brother Dave.

    • billyaustindillon profile image


      9 years ago

      I think this has some relevance also ;

      The danger of the past was that men became slaves. The danger of the future is that man may become robots.

      ~ Erich Fromm

    • billyaustindillon profile image


      9 years ago

      Do not waste your time on Social Questions. What is the matter with the poor is Poverty; what is the matter with the rich is Uselessness.

      ~ George Bernard Shaw, Maxims for Revolutionists

    • Absent Friend profile image

      Absent Friend 

      9 years ago

      Never put off tommorow what you can do today (unknown origin) Is similar to Jesus saying to Judas "be quick about your work!" -don't keep me here too long, heaven is beautiful, miles above this place! -eh!

    • davidisaiah profile image


      9 years ago from Klamath Falls, Oregon

      There is no way to peace. Peace is the way! A.J. Muste

    • msorensson profile image


      9 years ago

      There are absolute truths and relative truths. Do not confuse the two. Geoffrey C. Filbert


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