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50 Classroom Quotes from the Book of Proverbs

Updated on March 24, 2017
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MsDora, former teacher and Christian counselor is also an avid Bible student and loves to compile user-friendly Bible quotes by topics.

Teachers would be happy to have the students focus on subject matter which provide solid foundation for good character. Fortunately, the Book of Proverbs includes several maxims which highlight some of these topics.

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The proverbs are listed (in groups of ten) under five topics

 
Obedience
Good Education
Good vs Bad Habits
Good Conduct
Good Friendships
Use them in the classroom daily or weekly, for group discussions, for comprehension or in whatever way they can emphasize the wisdom they teach.
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Children's Chapel at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. Photo by Tim Evanson | Source

(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

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(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).


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(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


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(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.

© 2013 Dora Isaac Weithers

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

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

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      Rayne123 4 years ago

      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

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 4 years ago from The Caribbean

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

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 4 years ago from The Caribbean

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

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      Frank Slovenec 4 years ago from San Francisco, CA

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

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      William Kovacic 4 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      MsDora,

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

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      bluebird 4 years ago

      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.

      Thanks!~

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 4 years ago from The Caribbean

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

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 4 years ago from The Caribbean

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

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 4 years ago from The Caribbean

      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.

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      Rayne123 4 years ago

      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.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 4 years ago from The Caribbean

      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!

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

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

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      Rayne123 4 years ago

      Thank you

      Many returned blessings to you also

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 4 years ago from The Caribbean

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

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      Rayne123 4 years ago

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

      thanks

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 4 years ago from The Caribbean

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

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      tbsingh 4 years ago from INDIA

      informative article.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 4 years ago from The Caribbean

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

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      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.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 4 years ago from The Caribbean

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

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      Elena 4 years ago from London, UK

      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.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 4 years ago from The Caribbean

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

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      Paul Richard Kuehn 4 years ago from Udorn City, Thailand

      Msdora,

      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.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 4 years ago from The Caribbean

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

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      Kas 4 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

      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!

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 4 years ago from The Caribbean

      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.

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      Rayne123 4 years ago

      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

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 4 years ago from The Caribbean

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

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      dellea 4 years ago

      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.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 4 years ago from The Caribbean

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

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      Janellegems 3 years ago from United States

      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!!!

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

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

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      Peg Cole 2 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      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.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

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

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      bluebird 2 years ago

      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!

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

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

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      Janepat 2 years ago

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

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

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

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      Elena 23 months ago from London, UK

      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.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 23 months ago from The Caribbean

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

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      Maria Ruiz 22 months ago

      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"

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 22 months ago from The Caribbean

      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.

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      Brennan 20 months ago from Ballito, Kwazulunatal, South Africa

      Very good.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 20 months ago from The Caribbean

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

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      ray 10 months ago

      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!

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 10 months ago from The Caribbean

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

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      Kyriaki Chatzi 6 months ago

      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.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 6 months ago from The Caribbean

      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.

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      VILISI NAIBA 5 months ago

      'GOD WILL GIVES BEST TO THOSE WHO DO GOOD TO HIM..'

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

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 5 months ago from The Caribbean

      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.

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