“Like the legs which are useless to the lame, so is a proverb in the mouth of fools” (Proverbs 26:7)
In explaining the difference between the books of Psalms and Proverbs, a simple approach is that the Psalms speak to the vertical dimension of our relationship with God, while Proverbs highlight the practical, horizontal dimension of our faith as it is lived-out among others. However, a Proverb, like any other portion of scripture, that is known but not practiced is as ineffective as the legs of a person paralyzed.
Reading a proverb a day will take you through the month. Read it through, but walk it out.