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13 (Happiness) is anyone who becomes wise - who comes to have understanding. (Proverbs 3:13)

17 Wisdom can make your life pleasant and lead you safely through it. 18 Those who become wise (have happiness); wisdom will give them life. (Proverbs 3:17 - 18)

20. He who handles a matter wisely shall find good, and whoever trusts in the LORD (Proverbs 16:20)

10 Wise children make their fathers proud of them; foolish ones bring their mothers grief. (10:1)

28 The hope of the righteous is joy, but the expectation of the wicked comes to nothing. (10:28)

20. Deceit is in the heart of those who imagine evil, but to counselors of peace there is joy. (12:20)

25 Anxiety in a man's heart weighs it down, but a good word makes it glad. (12:25)

10 The heart knows its own bitterness, and a stranger does not share its joy. (14:10)

13 Even in laughter the heart may be in pain, and the end of joy may be grief. (14:13)

13 A joyful heart makes a cheerful face, but when the heart is sad, the spirit is broken. (15:13)

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15 All the days of the oppressed are miserable, but a cheerful heart has a continual feast. (15:15)

World's Wit and Wisdom
To really enjoy the better things
in life, one must first have
experienced the things they
are better than.
Oscar Holmolka, 1898 - 1978

Unhappiness is best defined as
the difference between our talents
and our expectations.
Edward de Bono, 1933 -

23 A man has joy in an apt answer, and how delightful is a timely word! (15:23)

30 Bright eyes gladden the heart; Good news puts fat on the bones. (15:30)

21 He who sires a fool does so to his sorrow, and the father of a fool has no joy. 22 A joyful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit dries up the bones. (17:21 - 22)

World's Wit and Wisdom
Well-timed silence hath more
eloquence than speech.
Martin Tupper, 1810 - 1889

Those who can, do;
those who can't, teach;
and those who can do
neither, administer.
Collet Calverley

15 The exercise of justice is joy for the righteous, but is terror to the workers of iniquity. (21:15)

24 A righteous person's parents have good reason to be happy. 25 Let your father and mother be proud of you; give your mother that happiness. (23:24 - 25)

17 Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, and do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles; 18 Or the LORD will see it and be displeased, and turn His anger away from him. (24:17 - 18)

14. Blessed is the man who fears always, but he who hardens his heart shall fall into mischief. (28:14)

18 Where there is no vision, the people are unrestrained, but happy is he who keeps the law. (29:18)

21 If you want to (have happiness), be kind to the poor; it is a sin to despise anyone. (Proverbs 14:21)

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