quotes tagged with 'wisdom', page 2

I asked for wisdom...
And God gave me problems to solve.
I asked for prosperity...
And God gave me brains and the strength to work.
I asked for courage...
And God gave me danger to overcome.
I asked for love...
And God gave me troubled people to help.
I asked for favors...
And God gave me opportunities.
I received nothing I wanted.
I received everything I needed.
My Prayer has been answered.

Author: Anonymous, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in danger problem strength opportunity wisdom prosperity courage prayer needs wants anonymous EDS favor 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Wise men learn more from fools, than fools from the wise

Author: fortune cookie, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in wisdom proverb wise foolish fools fortunecookie 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Thinking well is wise; planning well, wiser; doing well wisest and best of all.

Author: Persian proverb, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in planning wisdom beginning doing finishing proverb wise 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names.

Author: Chinese proverb, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in truth integrity wisdom proverb 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The death of Elimelech and his two sons, and the disconsolate condition Naomi was thereby reduced to. Her husband died (v. 3) and her two sons (v. 5) soon after their marriage, and the Chaldee says, Their days were shortened, because they transgressed the law in marrying strange wives. See here, 1. That wherever we go we cannot out-run death, whose fatal arrows fly in all places. 2. That we cannot expect to prosper when we go out of the way of our duty. He that will save his life by any indirect course shall lose it. 3. That death, when it comes into a family, often makes breach upon breach. One is taken away to prepare another to follow soon after; one is taken away, and that affliction is not duly improved, and therefore God sends another of the same kind. When Naomi had lost her husband she took so much the more complacency and put so much the more confidence in her sons. Under the shadow of these surviving comforts she thinks she shall live among the heathen, and exceedingly glad she was of these gourds; but behold they wither presently, green and growing up in the morning, cut down and dried up before night, buried soon after they were married, for neither of them left any children. So uncertain and transient are all our enjoyments here. It is therefore our wisdom to make sure of those comforts that will be made sure and of which death cannot rob us. But how desolate was the condition, and how disconsolate the spirit, of poor Naomi, when the woman was left of her two sons and her husband! When these two things, loss of children and widowhood, come upon her in a moment, come upon her in their perfection, by whom shall she be comforted? Isa. 47:9; 51:19. It is God alone who has wherewithal to comfort those who are thus cast down.

Author: Matthew Henry, Source: Matthew Henry's Commentary on the Whole Bible, Complete and Unabridged, Ruth 1:1Saved by ImaWriterIII in suffering duty wisdom sorrow family marriage comfort death testing shadow matthewhenry 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Note, It is an evidence of a discontented, distrustful, unstable spirit, to be weary of the place in which God hath set us, and to be for leaving it immediately whenever we meet with any uneasiness or inconvenience in it. It is folly to think of escaping that cross which, being laid in our way, we ought to take up. It is our wisdom to make the best of that which is, for it is seldom that changing our place is mending it.

Author: Matthew Henry, Source: Matthew Henry's Commentary on the Whole Bible, Complete and Unabridged, Ruth 1:1Saved by ImaWriterIII in challenge cross suffering wisdom providence weary matthewhenry inconvenience 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Understanding is knowing what to do; wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is actually doing it.

Author: Tristan Gylberd, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in virtue character leadership wisdom understanding tristangylberd 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Is there no virtue among us? If there be not, we are in a wretched situation.

Author: James Madison, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in jamesmadison problem virtue wisdom dcl10 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Wisdom and knowledge, as well as virtue, diffused generally among the body of the people, being necessary for the preservation of their rights and liberties, and as these depend on spreading the opportunities and advantages of education in the various parts of the country, and among the different orders of people, it shall be the duty of legislators and magistrates...to cherish the interest of literature and the sciences, and all seminaries of them.

Author: John Adams, Source: Thoughts on Government, 1776Saved by ImaWriterIII in liberty tyranny education wisdom johnadams 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The people of the U.S. owe their Independence & their liberty, to the wisdom of descrying in the minute tax of 3 pence on tea, the magnitude of the evil comprised in the precedent. Let them exert the same wisdom, in watching against every evil lurking under plausible disguises, and growing up from small beginnings.

Author: James Madison, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty tyranny jamesmadison revolution wisdom taxes independence 3pence 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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