On Wisdom

Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers; pray for powers equal to your tasks.
-Phillips Brooks-

Sometimes we are so busy adding up our troubles that we forget to count our blessings

The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.
-General H. Norman Schwarzkopf-

Falling down doesn't make you a failure, but staying down does.

Never let your memories be greater than your dreams.
-Doug Ivester-

Time is more valuable than money because time is irreplaceable.

Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He shall life you up.
James 4:10

Be more concerned with what God thinks about you than what people think about you.

Vision is the art of seeing the invisible.
-Jonathan Swift-

In order to receive directions from God you must be able to receive correction from God.

The first step to wisdom is silence…the second is to listen.

We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is discipline weight ounces while regret weighs tons.
-Jim Rohn-

A minute of thought is worth more than an hour of talk.

The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth, and to have it found out by accident.
-Charles Lamb-

Feed your faith and your doubts will starve to death.

Reputation is made in a moment - Character is built in a lifetime.

Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.
-Will Rogers-

The best way to get even is to forget.

People know what you are by what they see, not by what they hear.

Wisdom is the application of knowledge.

Virtue is the roughest way, but proves at night a bed of down.
-Henry Wotton-

Prudent, cautious self-control is wisdom's root.
-Robert Burns-

Virtue shows quite as well in rags and patches as she does in purple and fine linen.

There is this difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so, but he that thinks himself the wisest is usually the greatest fool.

I am the door: by Me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
John 10:9

It takes two to speak the truth - one to speak, another to hear.
-Henry David Thoreau-

Everything that is mine, even to my life, I may give to one I love, but the secret of my friend is not mine to give.

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
Matthew 5:9

It is better to be wise, and not to seem so, than to seem wise, and not be so; yet men, for the most part, desire the contrary.

Luck? Luck is hard work - and realizing what is opportunity and what isn't.
-Lucille Ball-

In the carriages of the past, you can't go anywhere.
-Maxim Gorky-

When one door closes, another opens.

Your way of giving is more important than what you give.

If you are facing a situation where there seems to be no way out, look up!

You never get a second chance to make a first impression.

Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.
-Henry Van Dyke-

Not receiving denies the giver a blessing.

Knowledge is power. Proper application of it is wisdom.
-Ron Schreiner-

You get what you get ready for.

I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.
-Thomas Jefferson-

Putting off tough jobs makes them harder.

As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.
Proverbs 23:7

Sooner or later, you WILL quote your Mother.

Make a strong and permanent commitment to invest your talents only in pursuits that deserve your best efforts.
-Nido Qubein-

Wisdom cannot be taught. It can only be learned.

Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.
-Kahil Gibran-

To profit from good advice requires more wisdom than to give it.

If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.
-Mark Twain-

The Question: What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?
-Robert Schuller-

Trouble brings experience, and experience bring wisdom.

I've never learned anything while I was talking.
-Larry King-

Treat every person with kindness and respect, even those who are rude to you. Remember that you show compassion to others not because of who they are but because of who you are.
-Andrew T. Somers-

Character is much easier kept than recovered.

The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
-William James-

I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.
-Thomas Jefferson-

It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look farther than you can see.
-Winston Churchill-

Boast not of what thou would'st have done, but do.
-John Milton-

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.
-Alfred, Lord Tennyson-

He who knows others is wise
He who knows himself is enlightened.
-Lao Tzu-

NOW is just the right time.

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