Happiness in Proverbs

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

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

The one who understands a matter finds success, and the one who trusts in the Lord will be happy (Proverbs 16:20).

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

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

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

Laughing peasant
Laughing peasant
Albrecht Durer, 1505

The one who despises his neighbor sins, but whoever shows kindness to the poor will be happy (Proverbs 14:21).

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

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

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

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

All the days of the oppressed are miserable, but a cheerful heart has a continual feast (Proverbs 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 -

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

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

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

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

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

I thought in my heart, "Come now, I will test you with pleasure to find out what is good." But that also proved to be meaningless. "Laughter," I said, "is foolish. And what does pleasure accomplish?" (Ecclesiastes 2:1 - 2).

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

Amusement is the happiness
of those that cannot think.
Alexander Pope, 1688 - 1744

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

Happy is the man who is always reverent, But he who hardens his heart will fall into calamity (Proverbs 28:14).

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

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