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50 Classroom Quotes From the Book of Proverbs

MsDora, a former teacher and Christian counselor, is an avid Bible student and loves to compile user-friendly Bible quotes by topic.

Proverbs contains several maxims on good education

Proverbs contains several maxims on good education


Are you a religious teacher trying to help your students become good people? Look no further: the Book of Proverbs includes several maxims which highlight some of these topics.

Five Topics (Each Listing Ten Proverbs)

Use them in the classroom daily or weekly, for group discussions, for comprehension or in whatever way they can emphasize the wisdom they teach


Good Education

Good vs Bad Habits

Good Conduct

Good Friendships

(I) Obedience

(1) My child, listen when your father corrects you.

Don’t neglect your mother’s instruction (1:8).

(2) My child, don’t reject the Lord’s discipline,
and don’t be upset when he corrects you.
For the Lord corrects those he loves (3: 11,12).

(3) People who despise advice are asking for trouble;
those who respect a command will succeed (13: 13).

(4) Those who listen to instruction will prosper;
those who trust the Lord will be joyful (16: 20).

(5) Intelligent people are always ready to learn.
Their ears are open for knowledge (18:15).

(6) Keep the commandments and keep your life;
despising them leads to death. (19: 16).

(7) If you listen to constructive criticism,
you will be at home among the wise (15: 31).

(8) To reject the law is to praise the wicked;
to obey the law is to fight them (28: 4).

(9) The Lord is more pleased when we do what is right and just
than when we offer him sacrifices (21: 3).

(10)So give your father and mother joy!
May she who gave you birth be happy (23: 25).

(II) Good Education

(11) The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom (9:10 *NKJV).

(12) Trust in the Lord with all your heart;
do not depend on your own understanding (3:5).

(13) Getting wisdom is the wisest thing you can do!
And whatever else you do, develop good judgment (4: 7).

(14) If you become wise, you will be the one to benefit.
If you scorn wisdom, you will be the one to suffer (9:12).

(15) To learn, you must love discipline;
it is stupid to hate correction (12: 1).

(16) The lips of the wise disperse knowledge,
But the heart of the fool does not do so (15: 7 NKJV).

(17) A wise person is hungry for knowledge,
while the fool feeds on trash (15: 14).

(18) It is senseless to pay tuition to educate a fool,
since he has no heart for learning (17: 16).

(19) Get all the advice and instruction you can,
so you will be wise the rest of your life. (19: 20).

(20) To acquire wisdom is to love oneself;
people who cherish understanding will prosper (19:8).

*New King James Version

(III) Good versus Bad Habits

(21) Work hard and become a leader;
be lazy and become a slave (12:24).

(22) A gossip goes around telling secrets,
but those who are trustworthy can keep a confidence (11: 13).

(23) The godly care for their animals,
but the wicked are always cruel (12: 10).

(24) The Lord detests lying lips,
but he delights in those who tell the truth (12: 22).

(25) Wise people think before they act;
fools don’t—and even brag about their foolishness (13: 16).

(26) A soft answer turns away wrath,
But a harsh word stirs up anger (15: 1 NKJV).

(27) A hot-tempered person starts fights;
a cool-tempered person stops them (15: 18).

(28) Pride goes before destruction,
and haughtiness before a fall (16:18).

(29) Greed causes fighting;
trusting the Lord leads to prosperity (28:25).

(30) Blessed are those who fear to do wrong,
but the stubborn are headed for serious trouble (28: 14).

(IV) Good Conduct

(31) Be very careful about what you think. Your thoughts run your life (4: 23 *ICB)

(32) Even children are known by the way they act,
whether their conduct is pure, and whether it is right (20: 11).

(33) Why spill the water of your springs in the streets,
having sex with just anyone?
You should reserve it for yourselves.
Never share it with strangers (5: 16:17).

(34) Wisdom will save you from the immoral woman,
from the seductive words of the promiscuous woman (2: 16).

(35) The man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father,
but if he hangs around with prostitutes, his wealth is wasted (29:3).

(36) Wine produces mockers; alcohol leads to brawls.
Those led astray by drink cannot be wise (20: 1).

(37) People may be right in their own eyes,
but the Lord examines their heart. (21: 2).

(38) Avoid all perverse talk;
stay away from corrupt speech (4:24).

(39) People with integrity walk safely,
but those who follow crooked paths will slip and fall (10:9).

(40) People who conceal their sins will not prosper,
but if they confess and turn from them, they will receive mercy (28: 13).

*ICB International Children's Bible

Help your students become people of faith

Help your students become people of faith

(V) Good Friendships

(41) Walk with the wise and become wise;
associate with fools and get in trouble (13: 20).

(42) Love prospers when a fault is forgiven,
but dwelling on it separates close friends (16: 9).

(43) Just as damaging as a madman shooting a deadly weapon
is someone who lies to a friend and then says, “I was only joking” (26: 18, 19).

(44) Wounds from a sincere friend
are better than many kisses from an enemy (27:6).

(45) The heartfelt counsel of a friend
is as sweet as perfume and incense (27:9).

(46) Never abandon a friend—either yours or your father’s.
When disaster strikes, you won’t have to ask your brother for assistance (27:10).

(47) As iron sharpens iron,
so a friend sharpens a friend (27: 17).

(48) The godly give good advice to their friends;
the wicked lead them astray (12:26).

(49) Never let loyalty and kindness leave you!
Tie them around your neck as a reminder (3:3).

(50) Do not withhold good from those who deserve it
when it’s in your power to help them (3:27).

All quotations are from the New Living Translation unless noted otherwise.

Quotes (from the Book of Proverbs) Poll

Questions & Answers

Question: How to be a Proverbs woman?

Answer: You may be referring to the woman portrayed in Proverbs 31.

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The curriculum for the training of a godly woman is found in Titus 2:3- 5. She must be taught: (1) love for family (2) respect for men (3) parenting (4) purity (5) homemaking (6) discretion (7) overall godly conduct.

James 3:17 also gives a wise profile of a good Christian in general which includes women like the one in Proverbs 31: pure, peaceable, gentle, [reasonable not conceited], full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy.

© 2013 Dora Weithers


Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on January 09, 2018:

Natalie, we all need these reminders occasionally. Thanks for sharing your perspective.

Natalie Frank from Chicago, IL on January 04, 2018:

So many of them deal with the idea that the wise seek further wisdom from others and the intelligent seek out continued learning. It's the idea that we should never stop learning and u understand that everyone has something to teach us. Yet so often our ego seems to get on the way of this and the need to feel we are better, smarter, wiser etc. than the next person. Thanks for the important reminder.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on December 04, 2017:

Melisha, I praise God with you that you found just what you were looking for. He's good all the time. Best to you and your girls!

Melisha on December 04, 2017:

This is great. I was just thinking last week that I want to pull scriptures from Proverbs to place on index cards to review with my girls. I wanted to eventually do a memory game and have them match the scripture with the verse. Then, I saw this as I was looking up book of proverbs. Glory to God.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on November 07, 2017:

Thank you, Isaac for the blessing on my family and me. Happy that you find the quotes from Proverbs helpful.

isaac on November 07, 2017:

Thankyou so much for this wise and wisdom inspiration from the book of proverbs I'm a student in search for wisdom and I just found it from your very article May the good Lord bless your work and your families...

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on February 22, 2017:

Vilisi Naiba, thanks for your input. I agree with your observation about Proverbs. The instructions are good for the young as well as the old.

VILISI NAIBA on February 21, 2017:


Proverbs gives instructions that best and suitable for young people now days...

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on January 11, 2017:

Kyriaki, thanks for visiting. Sure, the Bible promotes the kind of education you believe in. It's not just about knowledge, but also about character and conduct.

Kyriaki Chatzi on January 11, 2017:

Even though I am not a Bible student myself, I am a strong supporter of proper education. Education that nourishes decent people, people with compassion and kindness. Thanks for sharing, Ms Dora.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on September 23, 2016:

Ray, thanks for reading and sharing. It does help to have Bible verses outline on specific topics.

ray on September 23, 2016:

I loved this hub and I'm going to be saving this in my bookmarks as I believe this is how the world works and its practical advice to walking through it with God's wisdom! Voting this up and I'm sharing this big time!

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on November 25, 2015:

YesYouCan, I like your name. Hopeful that these quotes will have students saying Yes we can. Thanks for the feedback.

Brennan from Ballito, Kwazulunatal, South Africa on November 25, 2015:

Very good.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on September 04, 2015:

Maria, I miss you. Thanks for hailing me up with this beautiful comment. Hope your computer problems will be solved soon, and that everything else is well.

Maria Ruiz on September 04, 2015:

Blessings Dora! I haven't been able to write hubs due to my computer problems. I was in Pinterest and I usually look to see from where I'm pinning....guess what...this article! Very joyful with the encounter.

Love and hugs from "Lastheart"

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on August 30, 2015:

Lady E, thanks for the kind comment and for showing your beautiful countenance.

Elena from London, UK on August 30, 2015:

This is so full of wisdom. I actually found it on Pinterest. Wisdom for the Teacher, wisdom for the learner and also the governing Organisations/Ministers in Education. Great Share. Thanks.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on December 11, 2014:

Jane, thanks for your comment. So happy that you are pleased with the article. God bless you, too.

Janepat on December 10, 2014:

Direct, precise and well arranged to meditate on daily. Thanks so much and God bless you.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on August 25, 2014:

Bluebird, you're a great encouragement. I appreciate you.

bluebird on August 25, 2014:

I ran across this hub again, and I again I felt moved to comment. I really like this hub, you did a great job how you organized it according to subjects and used God's word to teach! Wonderful!

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on August 25, 2014:

Peg, that is certainly worth remembering. It added wisdom to our young lives.

Peg Cole from North Dallas, Texas on August 25, 2014:

The book of Proverbs is such a wise place to go for an education. I remember when we could still read the Bible in school for our morning devotional.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on February 20, 2014:

Thank you, Janelle. So many different approaches we can take toward the same book of wisdom! May God bless us all.

Janellegems on February 20, 2014:

Proverbs is a book filled with God's wisdom. These are awesome wise words for a teacher to share with his students in very important areas of the classroom as well as in life. Voted up!!!

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on April 29, 2013:

Dellea, thanks for your input.It's good to start the kids off with all these wise counsels from Proverbs.

dellea on April 29, 2013:

Proverbs are straightforward and they easily keep us in check; they convict us when we do wrong, and they enlighten us when we do right.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on February 28, 2013:

Rayne, I believe with you that God directs our lives. For those who recognize, they the evidence more clearly. Glad you appreciate the hub!

Rayne123 on February 28, 2013:

Its nice to know that God does talk to his children through others. I have received many signs through others from God. They just don't realize it at times.

I also receive signs right from God on the net. He directs me to certain pages.

There are so many people that believe that is nuts and yet I know the ones that think that are the ones that may need our prayers. They hurt and for some may be a form of pain and jealousy they need to overcome.

I am so glad that there are so many people out there that believe in God being the only one to worship. This will be great in the next few days especially.

Thank you again for the great hub

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on February 27, 2013:

Kasman, you make my day! I'm so happy when someone finds my hub useful, especially when it seems that God has something to do with it.

Kas from Bartlett, Tennessee on February 27, 2013:

The Lord speaks to me through proverbs 3 quite often.....definitely about discipline and strength. I loved this hub and I'm going to be saving this in my bookmarks as I believe this is how the world works and its practical advice to walking through it with God's wisdom! Voting this up and I'm sharing this big time!

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on February 27, 2013:

Thanks, Paul, for reading, voting and sharing. So glad you consider the quotes helpful.

Paul Richard Kuehn from Udorn City, Thailand on February 27, 2013:


These are all certainly excellent quotes which a wise teacher will share with his students. Thanks for sharing these great quotes from the Book of Proverbs. Voted up and sharing with followers and on Facebook. Also Pinning.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on February 23, 2013:

Lady_E, I am so glad that you find mu hub useful. Thanks for spreading the wisdom. God bless you in your teaching assignments.

Elena from London, UK on February 22, 2013:

This is absolutely an awesome, brilliant resource. I teach and most of the people/kids I teach are Christians. I look forward to sharing this, particularly with Teens and reading it for myself too. I'm sure there is something to glean from it.

So much wisdom in the book of Proverbs. Thanks again.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on February 19, 2013:

RTalloni, thanks for sharing your perspective on the the book of Proverbs. I appreciate your comment.

RTalloni on February 19, 2013:

Besides containing words for living a rich and full life, it is interesting to read Proverbs with an eye on how it is woven with the whole counsel of God's Word to us for time and eternity. Thanks for a chance to consider these verses in the context of learning in the classroom.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on February 13, 2013:

Thanks, tb for reading and commenting. I appreciate you.

tbsingh from INDIA on January 30, 2013:

informative article.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on January 30, 2013:

Rayne, I will send you an email. Thanks for asking.

Rayne123 on January 30, 2013:

How do you vote for a hub? I was not aware one could do so


Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on January 29, 2013:

Eric, glad you like it. Please do and may it be a blessing! Thanks for your support.

Rayne123 on January 29, 2013:

Thank you

Many returned blessings to you also

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on January 29, 2013:

Really really cool. I liked it -- I may even print it out, thanks.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on January 28, 2013:

Rayne, I can see that you're having a very personal experience with God and His Word. I'm happy for you and I can tell you that you'll find Him more wonderful every day. Blessings!

Rayne123 on January 28, 2013:

Yes so true, to read the scriptures and follow them are two different things. WE have to trust in God with all our hearts.

Its like going to church and think that God is saying wow great christian then coming out and worshiping someone else

God sees all he is a smart God and has led me to many messages reminding me about believing in the scriptures.

I actually was watching videos from here on the bible scriptures and Jesus life and it was amazing. I asked God to come to my presence and tell me the stories from his own mouth and he led me there. However having him tell them would be so much more interesting.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on January 28, 2013:

Well said, Bluebird. It's one thing to read the Word, and quite another to believe it and live by it. Thanks for your kind comment.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on January 28, 2013:

Lifegate, thanks for your kind comment, and also for the votes. Your support means much to me.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on January 28, 2013:

Thank YOU, FSlovenec, for your wise counsel. Both children and adults need the wisdom of the Proverbs.

bluebird on January 28, 2013:

This is excellent! I love the Psalms and Proverbs. You chose an excellent subject and put it all together so well. Praise to God, His word endures forever! If only people would believe it and really live by it this world would not be in the mess its in today. I look forward to the future because I believe God's word.


William Kovacic from Pleasant Gap, PA on January 28, 2013:


I like the way you organized this. Thanks for the information. Voted up, interesting, and useful

Frank Slovenec from San Francisco, CA on January 28, 2013:

Well done Proverbs are part of our daily bread of life...raise our children up depending on the wisdom in adults let us go back to the wisdom of Proverbs to live our lives...thank you

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on January 28, 2013:

Rayne, I totally agree that God's Word makes so much sense. Thanks for your comment.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on January 28, 2013:

DDE, I appreciate your kind support. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment.

Rayne123 on January 28, 2013:

I love Gods words he makes so much sense, he is just however the wicked do not go and will not go unpunished.

All the messages the Lord has led me to leads me to believe he is here and ready to act on the unjust.

These quotes are beautiful

thank you

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on January 28, 2013:

Most interesting and you have done a great job in mentioning, thanks for such a thoughtful hub. Voted up!

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