19 Bible Proverbs That Can Improve Your Life (Even if You Don’t Believe In The Bible)

Brian Tubbs
3 min readSep 15, 2022

#9 — “Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.” (Proverbs 9:6)

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Do you want to live a happy, healthy, and successful life? If so, you need a few ingredients to work with, and topping that list is wisdom.

You need wisdom to succeed in life — whether we’re talking relationally, financially, professionally, or spiritually. No matter the area or aspect of your life, if you don’t have wisdom, you‘ll have a very difficult time.

And guess what?

It just so happens that you have easy access to the greatest collection of wisdom sayings ever written down. Just grab your Bible (or go to the Bible online) and flip to the Book of Proverbs.

What’s that? You say you don’t believe in the Bible?


Well, as a Christian, I’m obviously sorry to hear that. And I hope you’ll reevaluate your beliefs in that regard. But that’s for another day. For now, let me say this…

You don’t have to share my Christian faith to benefit from the wisdom that’s contained in the Book of Proverbs.

I encourage you to read through the entire Book of Proverbs — and to do so on a regular basis. But, for now…

Here are 19 Bible proverbs that can improve your life as soon as you incorporate their wisdom and principles into your life.

  • Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
    -Proverbs 4:23
  • Strive not with a man without cause, if he have done thee no harm.
    -Proverbs 3:30
  • Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart: So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.
    -Proverbs 3:3–4
  • Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.
    -Proverbs 4:7
  • Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction.
    -Proverbs 10:14
  • In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.
    -Proverbs 10:19