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16 Ideas to Make Your Life Better

I was reading this morning in Proverbs 16 and noticed several "better" expressions. Each of these short sayings suggests a counter-cultural idea which is a "better" way of living. So I did a quick search of the entire book and compiled this list from Proverbs of...

The Better Life

  1. wisdom's profit is better than silver and gold.
  2. wisdom is better than jewels
  3. better to be poor and content than to act rich and come to ruin
  4. better to have just a little but respect God than to have much and endure the trouble of wealth
  5. better a salad eaten with those who love you  than a steak with with those who hate you
  6. better to make a little and be righteous than to earn much through injustice
  7. better to have little and share with the poor than to divide spoils with the proud
  8. whoever is slow to anger is better than the might
  9. whoever has self-control is better than a great conqueror
  10. better a grain of rice in a quiet house than a buffet in a house full of strife
  11. better to be poor but have your integrity than to be deceitful
  12. the poor man is better than a liar
  13. better to live in the desert than in a house with a quarrelsome woman (i don't write this stuff...)
  14. a good name is better than riches
  15. it is better to be invited up than to be upwardly mobile
  16. open rebuke is better than hidden love


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