Words of Wisdom
"Hear instruction, and be wise."1
I love one-liners. Many are like modern proverbs and are like nuggets of gold or pearls of wisdom. Here are a few:
"Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best." – William Blake
"Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated; you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps." – David Lloyd George
"I would rather fail in a cause that will ultimately triumph than to triumph in a cause that will ultimately fail." – Jim Elliot
"Would that God would make hell so real to us that we cannot rest; heaven so real that we must have men there; Christ so real that our supreme motive and aim shall be to make the Man of Sorrows the Man of Joy by the conversion to him of many." – J. Hudson Taylor.
"If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow." – Chinese proverb
"You are wise when you learn from your mistakes. You are wiser still when you learn from others' mistakes." – Rob Acker
"The experience of resistance and frustration is often an indication that you are doing the wrong thing." – Brian Tracy
"Every person is working for him or herself." – Brian Tracy
"He who never walks except where he sees other men's tracks will make no discoveries." – Unknown
"Success is a marathon, not a sprint." – Unknown
And, "If it's going to be, it will be up to me." – Robert Schuller
"I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?" – God (Jeremiah 32:27, NIV).
"Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths" – God (Proverbs 3:5-6, NKJV).
Suggested prayer: "Dear God, please give me a heart for wisdom that I might know your truth and live according to it. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully in Jesus' name, amen."
For more great quotes see "Quotable Quotes" at: http://www.actsweb.org/quotes.php. Also check out Weekend Encounter as there are new quotes every week. See this week's edition at: http://www.actsweb.org/weekend_encounter.php
1. Proverbs 8:33 (KJV).