for the Politically Active
From the Living Bible Translation
A wise man holds his tongue. Only a fool blurts out everything he knows; that only leads to sorrow and trouble.
A fool thinks he needs no advice, but a wise man listens to others.
A fool is quick-tempered; a wise man stays cool when insulted.
Some people like to make cutting remarks, but the words of the wise soothe and heal.
A wise man doesn’t display his knowledge, but a fool displays his foolishness.
A wise man thinks ahead, a fool doesn’t and even brags about it.
The wise man looks ahead. The fool attempts to fool himself and won’t face facts.
Only a simpleton believes everything he’s told! A prudent man understands the need for proof.
A wise man controls his temper. He knows that anger causes mistakes.
From a wise mind comes careful and persuasive speech.
The man of few words and a settled mind is wise; therefore, even a fool when he is silent is thought to be wise. It pays him to keep his mouth shut.
A rebel doesn’t care about the facts. All he wants to do is express his opinion.
He who loves wisdom loves his own best interest and will be a success.
A wise man restrains his anger and overlooks insults. This is to his credit.
Get all the advice you can and be wise the rest of your life.
A prudent man sees the difficulties ahead and prepares for them; the simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences.
A wise man is mightier than a strong man. Wisdom is mightier than strength.
Don’t refuse to accept criticism; get all the knowledge you can.
The purity of silver and gold can be tested in a crucible, but a man is tested by his reaction to men’s praise.
Fools start fights everywhere while wise men try to keep peace.
A rebel shouts in anger; a wise man holds his temper in and cools it.