Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. (3:5-6) Work Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth. (10:4) He who works his land will have abundant food, but he who chases fantasies lacks judgment. (12:11) Words He who guards his lips guards his life, but he who speaks rashly will come to ruin. (13:3) The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. (18:21) For lack of guidance a nation falls, but many advisers make victory sure. (11:14) He who listens to a life-giving rebuke will be at home among the wise. (15:31) A gossip betrays a confidence; so avoid a man who talks too much. (20:19) Wages Dishonest money dwindles away, but he who gathers money little by little makes it grow. (13:11)
The lamp-posts are poetical...the lamp-post really has the whole poetry of man, for no other creature can lift a flame so high and guard it so well. --G K Chesterton, London Times July 24, 1909.