Listen to your parents. Lazy people are skinny, poor and hungry, industrious people are fat and well-off. Apparently, this book was written a long time ago, because man, things have changed.
Then there are a lot of repetitive verses about the wicked being lying liars and the righteous inheriting the earth. Contention is all the result of pride. I totally agree with that.
Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life. (v. 12) Right. The guy who has 700 wives and built a house with an elevated gold bathtub is a model of self-restraint.
Every prudent man dealeth with knowledge: but a fool layeth open his folly. (v. 16). Mostly by joining a Tea Party.
He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes. (v. 24) Honk if you were beaten as a child because of this verse. I was not, because my parents are civilised people who don't take child-rearing advice from 4000-year old books written by sand people. Though I certainly agree with the second part of this verse.