Proverbs 22:28-29

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Don’t stealthily move back the boundary lines
    staked out long ago by your ancestors.

5

Observe people who are good at their work—
    skilled workers are always in demand and admired;
    they don’t take a backseat to anyone.

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Proverbs 23:1-9

Restrain Yourself

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1-3 When you go out to dinner with an influential person,
    mind your manners:
Don’t gobble your food,
    don’t talk with your mouth full.
And don’t stuff yourself;
    bridle your appetite.

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Don’t wear yourself out trying to get rich;
    restrain yourself!
Riches disappear in the blink of an eye;
    wealth sprouts wings
    and flies off into the wild blue yonder.

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Don’t accept a meal from a tightwad;
    don’t expect anything special.
He’ll be as stingy with you as he is with himself;
    he’ll say, “Eat! Drink!” but won’t mean a word of it.
His miserly serving will turn your stomach
    when you realize the meal’s a sham.

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Don’t bother talking sense to fools;
    they’ll only poke fun at your words.

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