Some characteristics of those who are wise according to the book of Proverbs:
When pride comes, shame follows.Know & Respect God
But wisdom comes to those who are not proud. (11:2)
If you really want to become wise, you must begin by having respect for the Lord. To know the Holy One is to gain understanding. (9:10)Delight in wisdom
A foolish person finds pleasure in doing evil things.Seeks wisdom
But a man who has understanding takes delight in wisdom. (10:23)
It is much better to get wisdom than gold.
It is much better to choose understanding than silver. (16:16)
Say to wisdom, "You are my sister.Choose companions carefully
Call understanding a member of your family. (7:4)
Anyone who walks with wise people grows wise.Blessing to others
But a companion of foolish people suffers harm. (13:20)
My child, if your heart is wise,Careful with words
my heart will be glad. (23:15)
Thoughtless words cut like a sword.
But the tongue of wise people brings healing. (12:18)
The hearts of wise people guide their mouths.Self-control
Their words make people want to learn more. (16:23)
The best food and olive oil are stored up in the houses of wise people.
But a foolish man eats up everything he has. (21:20)
A foolish person lets his anger run wild.Seek wise counsel
But a wise person keeps himself under control. (29:11)
Wisdom is too high for anyone who is foolish.Listen and learn
He has nothing to say when people meet at the city gate to conduct business. (24:6)
Let wise people listen and add to what they have learned.
Let those who understand what is right get guidance. (1:5)
The way of a foolish person seems right to him.Conciliatory
But a wise person listens to advice. (12:15)
Those who make fun of others stir up a city.Hard worker
But wise people turn anger away. (29:8)
A child who gathers crops in summer is wise.
But a child who sleeps at harvest time brings shame. (10:5)
You people who don't want to work, think about the ant!Low view of wealth
Consider its ways and be wise! (6:6)
Don't wear yourself out to get rich.Kindness
Be wise enough to say no.
When you take even a quick look at riches, they are gone.
They grow wings and fly away into the sky like an eagle. (23:4-5)
Anyone who crushes poor people makes fun of their Maker.
But anyone who is kind to those in need honors God. (14:31)
A friend loves at all times.Honesty
He is there to help when trouble comes. (17:17)
An honest answer
is like a kiss on the lips. (24:26)
An honest witness tells the truth.Teachable
But a dishonest witness tells lies. (12:17)
Anyone who loves to be trained loves knowledge.Kind to animals
Anyone who hates to be corrected is stupid. (12:1)
Those who do what is right take good care of their animals.Slow to anger
But the kindest acts of those who do wrong are mean. (12:10)
Anyone who is patient has great understanding.
But anyone who gets angry quickly shows how foolish he is. (14:29)