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1.01_-_The_King_of_the_Wood
1.01_-_The_Unexpected
1.02_-_The_Refusal_of_the_Call
1.04_-_To_the_Priest_of_Rytan-ji
1.05_-_Pratyahara_and_Dharana
1.05_-_THE_HOSTILE_BROTHERS_-_ARCHETYPES_OF_RESPONSE_TO_THE_UNKNOWN
1.08_-_Karma,_the_Law_of_Cause_and_Effect
1.09_-_SKIRMISHES_IN_A_WAY_WITH_THE_AGE
11.14_-_Our_Finest_Hour
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1.15_-_On_incorruptible_purity_and_chastity_to_which_the_corruptible_attain_by_toil_and_sweat.
1.15_-_SILENCE
1.1.5_-_Thought_and_Knowledge
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1.25_-_On_the_destroyer_of_the_passions,_most_sublime_humility,_which_is_rooted_in_spiritual_feeling.
1.26_-_On_discernment_of_thoughts,_passions_and_virtues
1.27_-_On_holy_solitude_of_body_and_soul.
1.30_-_Concerning_the_linking_together_of_the_supreme_trinity_among_the_virtues.
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1.50_-_Eating_the_God
1.54_-_On_Meanness
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2.01_-_The_Therapeutic_value_of_Abreaction
2.02_-_On_Letters
2.05_-_The_Tale_of_the_Vampires_Kingdom
2.08_-_On_Non-Violence
21.02_-_Gods_and_Men
2.18_-_January_1939
22.05_-_On_The_Brink(2)
2.23_-_A_Virtuous_Woman_is_a_Crown_to_Her_Husband
2.30_-_2.39_-_THE_MASTER_IN_VARIOUS_MOODS
2.40_-_2.49_-_THE_MASTER_AT_THE_HOUSES_OF_BALARM_AND_GIRISH
30.01_-_World-Literature
3.05_-_SAL
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3.07_-_The_Formula_of_the_Holy_Grail
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4.10_-_AT_NOON
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SIMILAR TITLES
proverbs

DEFINITIONS

Proverbs ::: The Latinized word for the Book called "Mishlei Shlomoh" that is contained in Ketuvim (Writings). Its primary and most likely author is King Solomon and it contains stories of wisdom and guidance.



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   7 Anonymous
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   1 Simone de Beauvoir

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  114 Anonymous
   19 Joyce Meyer
   19 Beth Moore
   11 Rachel Held Evans
   10 Sarah Young
   7 Ralph Waldo Emerson
   7 Ben Carson
   6 Stormie Omartian
   6 Proverbs
   6 Lysa TerKeurst
   6 Joel Osteen
   6 Henry Cloud
   6 Chinua Achebe
   6 Anonymous
   5 Jane Austen
   5 Charles Haddon Spurgeon
   4 Timothy J Keller
   4 Thomas Pynchon
   4 Rick Warren
   3 Various

1:As a man thinketh in his heart so shall he be
   ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Proverbs 23:7,
2:A wise man is full of strength, and a man of knowledge enhances his might,
   ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Proverbs 24:5,
3:How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver! ~ Proverbs,
4:The hand of the diligent will rule, But the slack hand will be put to forced labor.
   ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Proverbs 12:24,
5:Love not sleep, lest you come to poverty; open your eyes, and you will have plenty of bread.
   ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Proverbs 20:13,
6:The Lord gives wisdom (sophia), from his face come knowledge (gnosis) and understanding (sunesis)
   ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Proverbs 2.6, [T5],
7:Thou shalt invest thyself with her as with a raiment of glory and thou shalt put her on thy head as a crown of joy. Say unto wisdom, ... "Thou art my sister", and call understanding thy kinswoman. ~ Proverbs,
8:Behold the beginning of wisdom; therefore get wisdom; and with all thy getting, get understanding. Exalt her and she shall promote thee. She shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her. She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace; a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee. ~ Proverbs,
9:My son, if you receive my words and treasure up my commandments with you, making your ear atentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding; yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God. ...
   ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Proverbs 2:1-22,
10:{3:13} Happy [is] the man [that] findeth wisdom, and the man [that] getteth understanding.
{3:14} For the merchandise of it [is] better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.
{3:15} She [is] more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire arenot to be compared unto her.
{3:16} Length of days [is] in her right hand; [and] in her left hand riches and honour.
{3:17} Her ways [are] ways of pleasantness, and all her paths [are] peace.
{3:18} She [is] a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy [is every one] that retaineth her. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Proverbs 3:13-18,
11:The books I liked became a Bible from which I drew advice and support; I copied out long passages from them; I memorized new canticles and new litanies, psalms, proverbs, and prophecies, and I sanctified every incident in my life by the recital of these sacred texts. My emotions, my tears, and my hopes were no less sincere on account of that; the words and the cadences, the lines and the verses were not aids to make believe: but they rescued from silent oblivion all those intimate adventures of the spirit that I couldn't speak to anyone about; they created a kind of communion between myself and those twin souls which existed somewhere out of reach; instead of living out my small private existence, I was participating in a great spiritual epic. ~ Simone de Beauvoir,

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1:Patch grief with proverbs. ~ William Shakespeare
2:Forsake your ignorance and live. ~ Proverbs IX. 6
3:Deliver them that are drawn unto death. ~ ProverbsXXXIV
4:A calm heart is the life of the body. ~ Proverbs XIV. 30
5:The charm of a man is in his kindness. ~ Proverbs XII 22
6:The desire of the slothful killeth him. ~ Proverbs XXI. 25
7:He that soweth iniquity, shall reap vanity. ~ Proverbs XXII
8:The wisdom of nations lies in their proverbs, ~ William Penn
9:A merry heart doeth good like a medicine. ~ Proverbs XVII. 22
10:Wise men make proverbs, but fools repeat them. ~ Samuel Palmer
11:He that walketh with the wise, shall be wise. ~ Proverbs XIII 20
12:Proverbs for Paranoids, 4: You hide, they seek. ~ Thomas Pynchon
13:A longing fulfilled is a tree of life. Proverbs 13:12 ~ Anonymous
14:GRAY HAIR IS A CROWN OF SPLENDOR. PROVERBS 16:31. ~ Viola Shipman
15:Wisdom is a well-spring of life unto him that hath it. ~ Proverbs
16:Answer a fool according to his folly” (Proverbs 26:4). ~ Maim nides
17:He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly. Proverbs 14:17 ~ Anonymous
18:Proverbs 17:22 A merry heart doeth good like a medicine ~ Anonymous
19:For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. PROVERBS 23:7 ~ Joyce Meyer
20:Proverbs are the palm oil with which words are eaten ~ Chinua Achebe
21:A man of understanding is of an excellent spirit. ~ Proverbs XVII. 27
22:Proverbs 15:18-19 18 A hot-tempered person starts fights; ~ Anonymous
23:Proverbs may be said to be the abridgment of wisdom. ~ Joseph Joubert
24:He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding. ~ Proverbs XIV. 22
25:I like the old wisdom--puns, riddles, spells, proverbs. ~ Mason Cooley
26:“Thou art my sister”, and call understanding thy kinswoman. ~ Proverbs
27:A just man falleth seven times and riseth up again. ~ Proverbs XXIV. 16
28:He talks in proverbs. There’s nothing I can say in reply. ~ Jeet Thayil
29:What a man desires is unfailing love. Proverbs 19:22 (NIV) ~ Beth Moore
30:Proverbs 18:10, “The name of the LORD is a strong tower. ~ James MacDonald
31:A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance. PROVERBS 15:13 KJV ~ Anonymous
32:Better is he that rulethhis spirit than he that taketh a city. ~ Proverbs XVI
33:Proverbs were bright shafts in the Greek and Latin quivers. ~ Isaac D Israeli
34:Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience. ~ Miguel de Cervantes
35:Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways and be wise. ~ Proverbs XVII. 6
36:In the multitude of counsellors there is safety” (Proverbs 11:14). ~ Ben Carson
37:Proverbs 18:22 says, “He who finds a wife finds a good thing. ~ James MacDonald
38:Proverbs 29:18 says, “Where there is no vision, the people perish. ~ Ben Carson
39:Where there is no vision, the people perish. (Proverbs 29:18 KJV) ~ Lisa Bevere
40:An honest answer is like a kiss on the lips” (Proverbs 24:26). ~ H Norman Wright
41:Many of the historical proverbs have a doubtful paternity. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
42:Proverbs 23:7 says that as a person thinks in his heart, so is he. ~ Joyce Meyer
43:To answer before listening — that is folly and shame.” Proverbs 18:13 ~ Anonymous
44:My son, give me thy heart and let thine eyes observe my ways. ~ Proverbs XXIII. 26
45:If you want to follow some good steps, it would Proverbs, all over. ~ Pedro Martinez
46:January 4 Genesis 8:1–10:32 Matthew 4:12-25 Psalm 4:1-8 Proverbs 1:20-23 ~ Anonymous
47:King Solomon says in Proverbs that there is nothing new under the sun. ~ James Joyce
48:Poets are like proverbs: you can always find one to contradict another. ~ Jules Verne
49:Proverbs 24:16,…a righteous man falls seven times and rises again.… God ~ Joyce Meyer
50:Proverbs 27: 17 17 As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. ~ Anonymous
51:Proverbs contradict each other. That is the wisdom of a nation. ~ Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
52:"Anyone can find the dirt in someone. Be the one who finds the gold." ~ Proverbs 11:27
53:As a man thinketh in his heart so shall he be
   ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Proverbs 23:7,
54:He who sows discord in his own house will inherit the wind. Proverbs 11:19 ~ Anonymous
55:Witty inspirations are the proverbs of the educated. ~ Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
56:BEFORE DESTRUCTION A MAN’S HEART IS HAUGHTY. — PROVERBS 18:12 ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
57:Envy thou not the oppressor, And choose none of his ways. —Proverbs 3:31 ~ James Ellroy
58:Those that cannot produce ideas often speak with the old proverbs! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan
59:As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. Proverbs 27: 17 ~ Brigid Kemmerer
60:He mocks proud mockers but gives grace to the humble. from the Book of Proverbs ~ Solomon
61:Put away from thee a forward mouth and perverse lips put away from thee. ~ Proverbs IV 24
62:Keep thy heart with all diligence, for out of it are the issues of life. ~ Proverbs IV. 23
63:To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice. ~ proverbs XXL 3
64:For wisdom shall enter into thine heart and knowledge be pleasant unto thy soul. ~ Proverbs
65:Godliness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people. PROVERBS 14:34 ~ Ben Carson
66:Pride goeth before destruction, but before honour is humility. ~ Proverbs XVI. 18: XVII. 12
67:To stumble twice against the same stone, is a proverbsial disgrace. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero
68:From the fruit of his words a man shall be satisfied with good. PROVERBS 12:14 ~ Joyce Meyer
69:One of my favorite Japanese proverbs is "Fall down 7 times, stand up 8". ~ Georges St Pierre
70:A man’s heart plans his way, but the LORD directs his steps. PROVERBS 16:9 NKJV ~ Joel Osteen
71:A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger. Proverbs 15:1 ~ Anonymous
72:Commit your work to the Lord, and then your plans will succeed.” (Proverbs 16:3). ~ Anonymous
73:Lend thine ear, hear the words of the wise, apply thy heart to knowledge. ~ Proverbs XXII. 17
74:The genius, wit, and the spirit of a nation are discovered by their proverbs. ~ Francis Bacon
75:A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. (Proverbs 15:1) ~ Anonymous
76:If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small. The Bible, Proverbs ~ Janet Lowe
77:One of our sillier Zemblan proverbs says: the lost glove is happy. Promptly ~ Vladimir Nabokov
78:Proverbs 15:33 33 Fear of the LORD teaches wisdom;        humility precedes honor. ~ Anonymous
79:PROVERBS 16:9 “The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps. ~ Anonymous
80:Proverbs 23:7 reminds us, “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he” (NLV). We ~ Lysa TerKeurst
81:Proverbs 27:19 19As in water face reflects face, So a man’s heart reveals the man. ~ Anonymous
82:When pride comes, disgrace follows, but with humility comes wisdom. Proverbs 11:2 ~ Beth Moore
83:Where there’s a will there’s relations. Misquoted from the Book of Proverbs ~ Jill Paton Walsh
84:Proverbs 12:24 24 Work hard and become a leader;        be lazy and become a slave. ~ Anonymous
85:A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. PROVERBS 15:1 NIV ~ Anonymous
86:In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5,6 ~ Hubert Selby Jr
87:Proverbs 10:19 19 Too much talk leads to sin.        Be sensible and keep your mouth ~ Anonymous
88:In the way of righteousness is life: and in the pathway thereof there is no death. ~ Proverbs XII
89:The mind of man plans his way, but the LORD directs his steps. PROVERBS 16:9 ~ Charles R Swindoll
90:Proverbs 15:1 A gentle answer turns away anger, but a harsh word stirs up wrath. ~ Robert J Morgan
91:Proverbs 16:18 18 Pride goes before destruction,        and haughtiness before a fall. ~ Anonymous
92:Proverbs 22:7: “The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender ~ Dave Ramsey
93:In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. —PROVERBS 3:6 ~ Sarah Young
94:Proverbs 16:9: “A man’s heart deviseth his way; but the Lord directs his steps. ~ Ronald C White Jr
95:A man’s pride shall bring him low, but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit. ~ Proverbs XXIX. 23
96:In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. PROVERBS 3 : 6 ~ Sarah Young
97:In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps. —PROVERBS 16:9 ~ Sarah Young
98:Many a man proclaims his own loyalty, but who can find a trustworthy man? Proverbs 20:6 ~ Beth Moore
99:People carry on whole conversations in proverbs. But they are not LIVING the proverbs. ~ Idries Shah
100:Proverbs 17:6 reminds grandparents, “Children’s children are a crown to the aged. ~ Warren W Wiersbe
101:The way of life is above to the wise that he may depart from hell which is beneath. ~ Proverbs XV 24
102:Proverbs 10:19 19 Too much talk leads to sin.        Be sensible and keep your mouth shut. ~ Anonymous
103:Proverbs 12:1 1 To learn, you must love discipline;       it is stupid to hate correction. ~ Anonymous
104:Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses (Proverbs 27:6). ~ H Norman Wright
105:Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it” (Proverbs 4:23). ~ John Townsend
106:Lying lips are detestable to the LORD, but faithful people are His delight. Proverbs 12:22 ~ Beth Moore
107:Proverbs are always platitudes until you have personally experienced the truth of them. ~ Aldous Huxley
108:Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him. ~ Proverbs XXVI. 12
109:There is a generation that curses its father and does not bless its mother. Proverbs 30:11 ~ Beth Moore
110:Buy the truth and do not sell it; get wisdom, discipline and understanding. PROVERBS 23:23 ~ Joel Osteen
111:A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. —PROVERBS 17:22 ~ Sarah Young
112:An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression. Proverbs 29:22 ~ Anonymous
113:Carefully guard your thoughts because they are the source of true life.

Proverbs 4:23 ~ Anonymous
114:In spite of everything that proverbs may say, poverty keeps together more homes than it breaks up. ~ Saki
115:Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. —PROVERBS 3:5 ~ Sarah Young
116:Wisdom—the wisdom of God—is the principal thing; therefore, get wisdom (Proverbs 4:7). ~ Chris Oyakhilome
117:As righteousness tendeth to life, so he that pursueth evil, pursueth it to his own death. ~ Proverbs XI.19
118:He that writeth in blood and proverbs doth not want to be read, but learnt by heart. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
119:Proverbs 15:4 4 Gentle words are a tree of life;        a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit. ~ Anonymous
120:Proverbs 29:23 23A man’s pride will bring him low, But the humble in spirit will retain honor. ~ Anonymous
121:Those who work hard will make a profit, but those who only talk will be poor. PROVERBS 14:23 ~ Dave Ramsey
122:A joyful heart makes a face cheerful, but a sad heart produces a broken spirit. Proverbs 15:13 ~ Beth Moore
123:Let them drink and forget their poverty and remember their misery no more.

Proverbs 31:7 ~ Anonymous
124:Music-hall songs provide the dull with wit, just as proverbs provide them with wisdom. ~ W Somerset Maugham
125:There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. ~ Proverbs XIV. 12
126:Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5 ~ Beth Moore
127:"We are one blink of an eye away from being fully awake." ~ Pema ChödrönQt/Via @ZenProverbs @AniPemaChodron
128:Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs it down, but an encouraging word makes it glad. PROVERBS 12:25 ~ Joyce Meyer
129:A person’s anxiety will weigh him down, but an encouraging word makes him joyful. Proverbs 12:25 ~ Anonymous
130:April “In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” PROVERBS 3 : 6 ~ Sarah Young
131:A ruler can be persuaded through patience, and a gentle tongue can break a bone. Proverbs 25:15 ~ Beth Moore
132:A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife. Proverbs 15:18 ~ Anonymous
133:Carefully consider the path for your feet, and all your ways will be established. Proverbs 4:26 ~ Beth Moore
134:She is clothed in strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.Proverbs 31:25 ~ Anonymous
135:He that writeth in blood and proverbs doth not want to be read, but learnt by heart. In ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
136:He who has a generous eye will be blessed, for he gives of his bread to the poor (Proverbs 22:9). ~ Anonymous
137:PROVERBS 15 [†]     d A soft answer turns away wrath,         but  e a harsh word stirs up anger. ~ Anonymous
138:Proverbs 13:4 4 Lazy people want much but get little,        but those who work hard will prosper. ~ Anonymous
139:Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. (Proverbs 3:5) ~ Pauline Creeden
140:It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman. Proverbs 21:19 ~ Anonymous
141:Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails. PROVERBS 19 : 21 ~ Sarah Young
142:PROVERBS 12:18 18 Some people make cutting remarks,        but the words of the wise bring healing. ~ Anonymous
143:Proverbs 16:25 25 There is a path before each person that seems right,        but it ends in death. ~ Anonymous
144:The LORD directs our steps, so why try to understand everything along the way? PROVERBS 20:24 NLT ~ Joel Osteen
145:Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy? —Proverbs 27:4 ~ Katherine Kurtz
146:For this reason, if you believe proverbs, let me tell you the common one: "It is unlucky to marry in May. ~ Ovid
147:Love prospers when a fault is forgiven, but dwelling on it separates close friends. Proverbs 17:9 ~ Sheila Walsh
148:Men, crumpled like bed-sheets in hospitals,
And women, battered like overused proverbs. ~ Vladimir Mayakovsky
149:Proverbs 21:15 NIV:
When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers. ~ Anonymous
150:Proverbs and truisms are for this reason dangerous, because they produce blindness or non-thought. ~ Idries Shah
151:The glory of young men is their strength: and the beauty of old men is the grey head. PROVERBS 20:29 ~ Anonymous
152:Proverbs 16:25   25 There is a way that appears to be right,        but in the end it leads to death. ~ Anonymous
153:Proverbs 21:23: “Watch your words and hold your tongue; you’ll save yourself a lot of grief” (MSG). ~ Doug Fields
154:When a man’s folly brings his way to ruin, his heart rages against the Lord” (Proverbs 19: 3). ~ David A Powlison
155:When a man’s ways please the Lord, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him. PROVERBS 16:7 ~ Joyce Meyer
156:Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity, but hasty shortcuts lead to poverty (Proverbs 21:5). ~ John Wooden
157:Guard your heart more than anything else, because the source of your life flows from it. Proverbs 4:23 ~ Anonymous
158:He that hath no rule over his own spirit, is like a city that is broken down and without walls. ~ Proverbs XXV. 28
159:Proverbs 21:30 (NIV). There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the LORD....... ~ Anonymous
160:The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe” (Proverbs 18:10). ~ Stormie Omartian
161:A wise man is full of strength, and a man of knowledge enhances his might,
   ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Proverbs 24:5,
162:How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver! ~ Proverbs
163:Proverbs 10:10   10 Whoever winks maliciously causes grief,        and a chattering fool comes to ruin. ~ Anonymous
164:Proverbs 31:27: “She looketh well to the way of her household and eateth not the bread of idleness. ~ Sandra Dallas
165:The fatalism of Russian peasant proverbs is contrasted with the self-reliance of Chinese ones by ~ Malcolm Gladwell
166:The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences. PROVERBS 18:21 NLT ~ Various
167:Wisdom is the focus of the perceptive, but a fool’s eyes roam to the ends of the earth. Proverbs 17:24 ~ Beth Moore
168:How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver! ~ Proverbs,
169:Life and death are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit. Proverbs 18:21 ~ Beth Moore
170:Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him."

(Proverbs 26:4) ~ Anonymous
171:He who walks with wise men will be wise, But the companion of fools will suffer harm. PROVERBS 13:20 ~ Sally Clarkson
172:Humility isn’t a place of weakness but rather a position that will come with honor (Proverbs 18:12). ~ Lysa TerKeurst
173:Proverbs 18:8   8 The words of a gossip are like choice morsels;        they go down to the inmost parts. ~ Anonymous
174:Proverbs 23:23 23 Get the truth and never sell it;        also get wisdom, discipline, and good judgment. ~ Anonymous
175:The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment. PROVERBS 12:19 14 ~ Anonymous
176:The reflections of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the LORD. Proverbs 16:1 ~ Beth Moore
177:T. S. Eliot’s Four Quartets, William Blake’s “Proverbs of Hell,” and Walt Whitman’s Song of Myself. I ~ Robin Rinaldi
178:When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet. (Proverbs 3:24) ~ Sarah Young
179:Whoever fears the LORD has a secure fortress, and for their children it will be a refuge. PROVERBS 14:26 ~ Max Lucado
180:A happy heart makes the face cheerful . . . the cheerful heart has a continual feast. PROVERBS 15:13, 15 ~ Joel Osteen
181:Proverbs 11:4 4 Riches won’t help on the day of judgment,        but right living can save you from death. ~ Anonymous
182:A life devoted to things is a dead life, a stump; a God-shaped life is a flourishing tree. PROVERBS 11:28 ~ Rick Warren
183:As a ring of gold in a swine’s snout, so is a beautiful woman who lacks discretion. —PROVERBS 11:22 ~ Rachel Held Evans
184:He who is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward him for what he has done. PROVERBS 19:17 ~ Joel Osteen
185:Proverbs 12:15 says, “The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.” The ~ Matt Chandler
186:The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding, shall remain in the congregation of the dead. ~ Proverbs XXI. 16
187:The Proverbs 31 woman is not the model of a perfect woman. She is the model of a committed woman under God. ~ Tony Evans
188:Wealth gained hastily will dwindle, but whoever gathers little by little will increase it” (13:11). Proverbs ~ Anonymous
189:Whoever curses his father or his mother, his lamp will be put out in deep darkness” (Proverbs 20:20). ~ Stormie Omartian
190:Proverbs 23:9 9Do not speak in the hearing of a fool, For he will despise the wisdom of your words. ~ John F MacArthur Jr
191:Proverbs 31:30: “Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. ~ Matt Chandler
192:How much better to get wisdom than gold! To get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver. Proverbs 16:16 ~ Jim Fay
193:Listen, my sons, to a father's discipline, and pay attention so that you may gain understanding. Proverbs 4:1 ~ Beth Moore
194:Proverbs 10:26 26 Lazy people irritate their employers,        like vinegar to the teeth or smoke in the eyes. ~ Anonymous
195:The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him. Proverbs 18:17 ~ Andreas J K stenberger
196:train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6). ~ Stormie Omartian
197:A life devoted to things is a dead life, a stump; a God-shaped life is a flourishing tree. PROVERBS 11:28 (MSG) ~ Rick Warren
198:Religion to be permanently influential must be intelligent. ~ Elias Lyman Magoon, Proverbs for the People (1849) ch. 1, p. 16
199:Some pretend to be rich, yet have nothing; others pretend to be poor, yet have great wealth. Proverbs 13:7 ~ Malcolm Gladwell
200:The hand of the diligent will rule, But the slack hand will be put to forced labor.
   ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Proverbs 12:24,
201:Those who love to talk will experience the consequences, for the tongue can kill or nourish life. PROVERBS 18:21 ~ Ben Carson
202:When having a goal takes your focus off God and His daily intentions for you, it can cause trouble. Proverbs ~ Lysa TerKeurst
203:I shall find favor, good understanding, and high esteem in the sight [or judgment] of God and man. —PROVERBS 3:4 ~ Joyce Meyer
204:He who gives to the poor will lack nothing, but he who closes his eyes to them receives many curses. Proverbs 28:27 ~ Anonymous
205:Proverbs 21:17-18 17 Those who love pleasure become poor;        those who love wine and luxury will never be rich. ~ Anonymous
206:The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.

Proverbs 9:10 ~ Anonymous
207:A wise man will hear and increase learning, and a man of understanding will attain wise counsel. PROVERBS 1:5 ~ Stormie Omartian
208:From the fruit of his mouth a man’s stomach is satisfied; he is filled with the product of his lips. Proverbs 18:20 ~ Beth Moore
209:Proverbs 16:32, which says that mightier is the man who can control his temper than the man who can conquer a city. ~ Ben Carson
210:Out of monuments, names, words proverbs ...and the like, we do save and recover somewhat from the deluge of time. ~ Francis Bacon
211:The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction. PROVERBS 1:7 NIV ~ Pamela L McQuade
212:Proverbs 16:7 says, “When God approves of your life, even your enemies will end up shaking your hand” (The Message). ~ Joel Osteen
213:Proverbs 28:26

Those who trust in their own reasoning are fools, but those who walk in Wisdom will be kept safe. ~ Anonymous
214:Proverbs for Paranoids, 3: If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don’t have to worry about answers. ~ Thomas Pynchon
215:The devil shall have his bargain; for he was never yet a breaker of proverbs--he will give the devil his due. ~ William Shakespeare
216:A brother offended is harder to win than a strong city, and contentions are like the bars of a castle. —PROVERBS 18:19 ~ John Bevere
217:Do you see, my dear? The proverbs are at play. ‘I wept because I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no feet.’” I ~ Ruta Sepetys
218:Proverbs for Paranoids, 2: The innocence of the creatures is in inverse proportion to the immorality of the Master. ~ Thomas Pynchon
219:words of the reckless pierce like swords,             but the tongue of the wise brings healing. (Proverbs 12:18, NIV) ~ Lisa Bevere
220:The one who conceals his sins will not prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them will find mercy. Proverbs 28:13 ~ Beth Moore
221:A happy heart is good medicine and a cheerful mind works healing, but a broken spirit dries up the bones. PROVERBS 17:22 AMP ~ Various
222:A happy heart is good medicine and a cheerful mind works healing, but a broken spirit dries up the bones. PROVERBS 17:22 ~ Joyce Meyer
223:Good sense makes a man restrain his anger, and it is his glory to overlook a transgression or an offense. PROVERBS 19:11 ~ Joyce Meyer
224:Love not sleep, lest you come to poverty; open your eyes, and you will have plenty of bread.
   ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Proverbs 20:13,
225:Proverbs save us the trouble of thinking. What we call folk wisdom is often no more than a kind of expedient stupidity. ~ Edward Abbey
226:A man will be satisfied with good by the words of his mouth, and the work of a man’s hands will reward him. Proverbs 12:14 ~ Beth Moore
227:How much better to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver (Proverbs 16:16 NKJV). ~ T D Jakes
228:The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water; therefore leave off contention before it be meddled with. ~ Proverbs XVII. 14
229:A happy heart is good medicine and a cheerful mind works healing, but a broken spirit dries up the bones. (Proverbs 17:22) ~ Joyce Meyer
230:He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city. Proverbs 16:32 ~ Anonymous
231:Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.”  ~ Sorita d Este Proverbs 13:12, C3rd BCE ~ Sorita d Este
232:It’s interesting that, there really is no Proverbs 31 for men in the Bible. Men need the whole Bible, women need a chapter. ~ Tony Evans
233:Among the Igbo the art of conversation is regarded very highly, and proverbs are the palm-oil with which words are eaten. ~ Chinua Achebe
234:As Proverbs 17:9 reminds us, peace is more likely when one forgets about past wrongs as opposed to reminding others of them. ~ Ben Carson
235:He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he.” — Proverbs 16:20 ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
236:He that winneth souls is wise (Proverbs 11:30) - Those are the best educated ministers, who win the most souls. ~ Charles Grandison Finney
237:Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs. Wisdom is found on the lips of the discerning. PROVERBS 10:12 – 13 ~ Karen Ehman
238:The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice, and he that begetteth a wise child shall have joy in him.
Proverbs 23:24 ~ Anonymous
239:Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets, but he who is trustworthy in spirit keeps a thing covered. Proverbs 11:13 ESV ~ Susie Larson
240:My words are life unto those that find them, and my words are health, or medicine, to all their flesh” (Proverbs 4:20–22). ~ Kenneth E Hagin
241:One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

Proverbs 18:24 ~ Anonymous
242:Proverbs 27:18-20 18 Whoso keepeth the fig tree shall eat the fruit thereof: so he that waiteth on his master shall be honoured. ~ Anonymous
243:In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths. PROVERBS 3: 6 ~ Joyce Meyer
244:Proverbs 10:17 17 People who accept discipline are on the pathway to life,        but those who ignore correction will go astray. ~ Anonymous
245:Among the Ibo the art of conversation is regarded very highly, and proverbs are the palm-oil with which words are eaten. Okoye ~ Chinua Achebe
246:Proverbs 19:26 26 Children who mistreat their father or chase away their mother        are an embarrassment and a public disgrace. ~ Anonymous
247:The Lord gives wisdom (sophia), from his face come knowledge (gnosis) and understanding (sunesis)
   ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Proverbs 2.6, [T5],
248:The power of the words we speak is far greater than we realize. “Life and death is in the power of the tongue” (Proverbs 18:21). ~ Randy Alcorn
249:Whoever spares the rod hates their children, but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them. PROVERBS 13:24 NIV ~ Anonymous
250:Proverbs are all very fine when there's nothing to worry you, but when you're in real trouble, they're not a bit of help. ~ Lucy Maud Montgomery
251:Whenever possible Chesterton made his points with popular sayings, proverbs, allegories—first carefully turning them inside out. ~ G K Chesterton
252:I can’t imagine myself falling for a man who can’t cite ten proverbs, five philosophical allusions, and the names of three composers). ~ Anonymous
253:Proverbs, words, and grammar inflections convey the public sense with more purity and precision, than the wisest individual. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
254:Yet as the proverb says, 'In vino veritas,' whether with boys, or without them (In allusion to two proverbs.); and therefore I must speak. ~ Plato
255:...people quote proverbs without realizing they're really in awe of the authority of their truth and the power of their expression... ~ John Geddes
256:Since wisdom “will honor you if you embrace her” (Proverbs 4:8), I believe a good-willed wife will honor you when you love her. ~ Emerson Eggerichs
257:...remember what it says in Proverbs 19:21, “Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails. ~ Annalisa Daughety
258:Solomon's Proverbs, I think, have omitted to say, that as the sore palate findeth grit, so an uneasy consciousness heareth innuendos. ~ George Eliot
259:Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they who indulge in it shall eat the fruit of it [for death or life]. Proverbs 18:21 ~ Joyce Meyer
260:In Proverbs 20:30, the Bible basically says it sometimes takes a painful experience to make us change our ways. And sometimes it does. ~ Kyle Idleman
261:Solomon’s Proverbs, I think, have omitted to say, that as the sore palate findeth grit, so an uneasy consciousness heareth innuendoes. ~ George Eliot
262:PROVERBS 24:1–2 “Be not envious of evil men, nor desire to be with them, for their hearts devise violence, and their lips talk of trouble. ~ Anonymous
263:Proverbs were anterior to boots, and formed the wisdom of the vulgar, and in the earliest ages were the unwritten laws of morality. ~ Benjamin Disraeli
264:He had a penchant for idioms, sayings, proverbs and the like; some of which he invented or used in a way that was incomprehensible to me, ~ Javier Mar as
265:Do not despise the LORD’S instruction … for the LORD disciplines the one He loves, just as a father, the son he delights in. Proverbs 3:11–12 ~ Beth Moore
266:He limps in his life like the lame man in the Proverbs, whose legs were not equal, for his praying is shorter than his preaching. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
267:Then I referred him to Solomon: “The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters, but one who has insight draws them out” (Proverbs 20:5). ~ John Townsend
268:Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. PROVERBS 3:5 ~ Joyce Meyer
269:Let your daughter have first of all the book of Psalms for holiness of heart, and be instructed in the Proverbs of Solomon for her godly life. ~ Saint Jerome
270:A man’s mind plans his way [as he journeys through life], But the Lord directs his steps and establishes them. (from the Bible, Proverbs 16:9 AMP) ~ Anonymous
271:It is foolish to spread a net where any bird can see it, but they set an ambush to kill themselves; they attack their own lives. Proverbs 1:17–18 ~ Beth Moore
272:Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding.” Proverbs 3:5 ~ Joyce Meyer
273:Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: But a woman who fears the Lord,
She shall be praised.

(Proverbs 31:30 Modern King James Version) ~ Anonymous
274:Do you know Eastern proverbs?
"Unskilled guns, but... The more guns, the likely they will hit..."
I've got plenty of Akuma to go around. ~ Katsura Hoshino
275:The book of Proverbs makes the same point: Those who oppress the poor insult their Maker, but those who are kind to the needy honor him. (14.31) ~ Marcus J Borg
276:The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages is preserved into perpetuity by a nation's proverbs, fables, folk sayings and quotations. ~ William Feather
277:Pay attention to my words; listen closely to my sayings… . For they are life to those who find them, and health to one’s whole body. Proverbs 4:20, 22 ~ Beth Moore
278:Books, like proverbs, receive their chief value from the stamp and esteem of ages through which they have passed. ~ Sir William Temple, Ancient and Modern Learning.
279:Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go: Lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy soul. Proverbs 22:24–25 ~ Anonymous
280:Our heart oft times wakes when we sleep, and God can speak to that, either by words, by proverbs, by signs and similitudes, as well as if one was awake. ~ John Bunyan
281:A calm and undisturbed mind and heart are the life and health of the body, but envy, jealousy, and wrath are like rottenness of the bones. Proverbs 14:30 ~ Joyce Meyer
282:Vex not thyself to be rich; cease from thy own wisdom. Wilt thou set thy eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings. ~ Proverbs XXIII. 4—5
283:Sometimes it takes a broken heart for us to finally let Jesus in. Sometimes it takes a painful experience to make us change our ways. —Proverbs 20:30 GNT ~ Kyle Idleman
284:All cats are grey. This pithy little saying originates from John Heywood’s book of proverbs, published in 1546: ‘When all candles be out, all cats be grey. ~ Sue Perkins
285:Proverbs tells us, “The one who blesses others is abundantly blessed; those who help others are helped.”12 Those who pass along insights get more from God. ~ Rick Warren
286:Proverbs 3:7–8 7Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the LORD and depart from evil. 8It will be health to your flesh,a And strengthb to your bones. ~ John F MacArthur Jr
287:Only when the last tree has been cut down and the last river has dried up will man realise that reciting red indian proverbs makes you sound like a fucking muppet. ~ Banksy
288:As I was walking among the fires of Hell, delighted with the enjoyments of Genius; which to Angels looked like torment and insanity, I collected some proverbs ~ William Blake
289:Proverbs 3:5–6 5Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; 6In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall directa your paths. ~ Anonymous
290:The writer of Proverbs observed that sharp people sharpen one another, just as iron sharpens iron. If you want to be a sharp thinker, be around sharp people. ~ John C Maxwell
291:Today’s choices become tomorrow’s circumstances. Proverbs 27:12 says, “The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty. ~ Lysa TerKeurst
292:The woman described in Proverbs 31 is not some ideal that exists out there; she is present in each one of us when we do even the smallest things with valor ~ Rachel Held Evans
293:I will stay away from anything that pulls me from You. When I do all this, my heart will be at peace—and anxiety will no longer steal my body’s health. (Proverbs 3) ~ Anonymous
294:pessimist and fatalist (so R. B. Y. Scott, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes [Garden City, 1965], p. 192), who questions the benefits of wisdom and the meaningfulness of life. ~ Anonymous
295:the woman described in Proverbs 31 is not some ideal that exists out there; she is present in each one of us when we do even the smallest things with valor. ~ Rachel Held Evans
296:From a wise mind comes wise speech; the words of the wise are persuasive. Kind words are like honey—sweet to the soul and healthy for the body. PROVERBS 16:23–24 NLT ~ Joyce Meyer
297:Proverbs 23:13-14 13 Don’t fail to discipline your children.        The rod of punishment won’t kill them. 14 Physical discipline        may well save them from death. ~ Anonymous
298:Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. —PROVERBS 3:5–6 ~ Sarah Young
299:Proverbs 22:7 "The rich rule over the poor and the borrower is slave to the lender."

Galatians 5:1 "do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. ~ Anonymous
300:Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight” (Proverbs 3:5-6). ~ Os Hillman
301:Proverbs 19:21 is a foundational Scripture in regard to understanding God’s purpose: “Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails. ~ Myles Munroe
302:Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5–6 NIV ~ Sheila Walsh
303:As I was walking among the fires of Hell, delighted with the enjoyments of Genius; which to Angels look like torment and insanity, I collected some of their Proverbs. ~ William Blake
304:Proverbs 19:15-16 15 Lazy people sleep soundly,        but idleness leaves them hungry. 16 Keep the commandments and keep your life;        despising them leads to death. ~ Anonymous
305:Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5 – 6 NIV ~ Max Lucado
306:too much in their dispute. I heeded the warning in Proverbs 26:17: “Like one who seizes a dog by the ears is a passer-by who meddles in a quarrel not his own” (NIV). ~ Emerson Eggerichs
307:Own the error and correct it,” he said. Hamood had a thousand proverbs and maxims. His favorite was Keep the money in your hand, never in your heart. He used that one a lot. ~ Dave Eggers
308:pessimist and fatalist (so R. B. Y. Scott, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes [Garden City, 1965], p. 192), who questions the benefits of wisdom and the meaningfulness of life. Divergent, ~ Anonymous
309:Proverbs 18:6-7 6 Fools’ words get them into constant quarrels;        they are asking for a beating. 7 The mouths of fools are their ruin;        they trap themselves with their ~ Anonymous
310:In the mountains the shortest way is from peak to peak, but for that route thou must have long legs. Proverbs should be peaks, and those spoken to should be big and tall. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
311:There are some people who wait eagerly for the fall of a just man so they can use his fall to justify their flaws, but Proverbs twenty four sixteen shall always stand! ~ Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
312:according to Ahava, the woman described in Proverbs 31 is not some ideal that exists out there; she is present in each one of us when we do even the smallest things with valor. ~ Rachel Held Evans
313:I used to read five psalms every day - that teaches me how to get along with God. Then I read a chapter of Proverbs every day and that teaches me how to get along with my fellow man. ~ Billy Graham
314:Proverbs 18:23-24 23 The poor plead for mercy;        the rich answer with insults. 24 There are “friends” who destroy each other,        but a real friend sticks closer than a brother. ~ Anonymous
315:Do not be afraid of sudden terror, nor of trouble from the wicked when it comes; for the LORD will be your confidence, and will keep your foot from being caught. —PROVERBS 3:25–26 NKJV ~ Joyce Meyer
316:In a sermon on a text from Proverbs—"adversity kills only where there is a weakness to be killed"—one of the North’s leading clergymen expressed this new mood of grim resolution. ~ James M McPherson
317:Proverbs 19:20-21 20 Get all the advice and instruction you can,        so you will be wise the rest of your life. 21 You can make many plans,        but the LORD’s purpose will prevail. ~ Anonymous
318:Like apples of gold in a silver setting is a word that is aptly spoken. It is a golden ring, an ornament of finest gold, such is a wise apology to an attentive ear.” —Proverbs 25:11–12 ~ Richard Rohr
319:Proverbs 18:2-3 2 Fools have no interest in understanding;        they only want to air their own opinions. 3 Doing wrong leads to disgrace,        and scandalous behavior brings contempt. ~ Anonymous
320:Proverbs are the literature of reason, or the statements of absolute truth, without qualification. Like the sacred books of each nation, they are the sanctuary of its intuitions. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
321:Proverbs 12:19-20 19 Truthful words stand the test of time,        but lies are soon exposed. 20 Deceit fills hearts that are plotting evil;        joy fills hearts that are planning peace! ~ Anonymous
322:Proverbs 19:8-9 8 To acquire wisdom is to love yourself;        people who cherish understanding will prosper. 9 A false witness will not go unpunished,        and a liar will be destroyed. ~ Anonymous
323:I do admit to mocking atheists, because mockery is a legitimate form of debate according to my rule Book. God Himself mocks evil men who refuse His moral government (see Proverbs 1:26-27). ~ Ray Comfort
324:Proverbs 27:5–6 5It is better to correct someone openly than to have love and not show it. 6The slap of a friend can be trusted to help you, but the kisses of an enemy are nothing but lies. ~ Max Lucado
325:Proverbs 13:24-25 24 Those who spare the rod of discipline hate their children.        Those who love their children care enough to discipline them. 25 The godly eat to their hearts’ content, ~ Anonymous
326:It says somewhere—in the Book of Proverbs, I think—that lying lips are abomination to the Lord, but they that deal truly are his delight. I considered my words carefully before I spoke them. ~ Alan Bradley
327:Proverbs 17:12-13 12 It is safer to meet a bear robbed of her cubs        than to confront a fool caught in foolishness. 13 If you repay good with evil,        evil will never leave your house. ~ Anonymous
328:If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink: For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the Lord shall reward thee. Proverbs 25:21–22 ~ Anonymous
329:Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves;    ensure justice for those being crushed. Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless,    and see that they get justice. (Proverbs 31:8–9, NLT) ~ Lisa Bevere
330:Look to the ant, thou sluggard; Consider her ways and be wise: Which having no chief, overseer, or ruler, Provides her meat in the summer, And gathers her food in the harvest. —PROVERBS 6:6–8 ~ Steven Johnson
331:Proverbs 20:20-21 20 If you insult your father or mother,        your light will be snuffed out in total darkness. 21 An inheritance obtained too early in life        is not a blessing in the end. ~ Anonymous
332:PROVERBS 27     Do not boast about tomorrow,          y for you do not know what a day may bring. 2    Let  z another praise you, and not your own mouth;         a stranger, and not your own lips. ~ Anonymous
333:The Book of Proverbs deals very hard blows against sluggards, and Christian ministers do well frequently to denounce the great sin of idleness, which is the mother of a huge family of sins. ~ Charles Spurgeon
334:Thou shalt invest thyself with her as with a raiment of glory and thou shalt put her on thy head as a crown of joy. Say unto wisdom, ... "Thou art my sister", and call understanding thy kinswoman. ~ Proverbs,
335:Roll your works upon the Lord [commit and trust them wholly to Him; He will cause your thoughts to become agreeable to His will, and] so shall your plans be established and succeed. PROVERBS 16:3 AMP ~ Various
336:Don't judge a book by its cover. - "Do not form an opinion about something or somebody based solely on outward appearance." ~ English proverbs Martin H. Manser (2007). The Facts on File Dictionary of Proverbs.
337:For proverbs are the pith, the proprieties, the proofs, the purities, the elegancies, as the commonest so the commendablest phrases of a language. To use them is a grace, to understand them a good. ~ John Florio
338:Proverbs 14:32-33 32 The wicked are crushed by disaster,        but the godly have a refuge when they die. 33 Wisdom is enshrined in an understanding heart;        wisdom is not[*] found among fools. ~ Anonymous
339:Igbo sayings and proverbs are far more valuable to me as a human being in understanding the complexity of the world than the doctrinaire, self-righteous strain of the Christian faith I was taught. ~ Chinua Achebe
340:Proverbs 15:1-3 1 A gentle answer deflects anger,        but harsh words make tempers flare. 2 The tongue of the wise makes knowledge appealing,        but the mouth of a fool belches out foolishness. ~ Anonymous
341:Proverbs 14:28-29 28 A growing population is a king’s glory;        a prince without subjects has nothing. 29 People with understanding control their anger;        a hot temper shows great foolishness. ~ Anonymous
342:Proverbs 3:9-10 9 Honor the LORD with your wealth        and with the best part of everything you produce. 10 Then he will fill your barns with grain,        and your vats will overflow with good wine. ~ Anonymous
343:It goes back to the passage from Proverbs. We don’t know what to do, where to go, or how. So I thought we’d try and take this time to find out what we want, and what God wants, and pray for each other. ~ Davis Bunn
344:They sleep not, except they have done mischief; And their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall For they eat the bread of wickedness, And they drink the wine of violence. PROVERBS 4: 16-17 ~ Anonymous
345:One of the greatest gifts we can give to each other is the gift of honesty and confrontation. As Proverbs tells us, “Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses” (Proverbs 27:6). ~ Henry Cloud
346:Proverbs 14:22-24 22 If you plan to do evil, you will be lost;        if you plan to do good, you will receive unfailing love and faithfulness. 23 Work brings profit,        but mere talk leads to poverty! ~ Anonymous
347:Wealth is a planned result that requires productive work and dedication. The Tanakh says, “The plans of the diligent lead only to abundance; but all who rush in arrive only at want” (CJB, Proverbs 21:5). ~ H W Charles
348:El hambre agudiza el ingenio,” said Raphael.

Hunger sharpens the wit.

“Good proverb,” said Magnus. “However, like most proverbs, it sounds wise and yet does not actually clarify anything. ~ Cassandra Clare
349:I'm an old, superstitious Arab, and I believe in our proverbs. There's one that says, 'Everything that happens once can never happen again. But anything that happens twice will surely happen a third time. ~ Paulo Coelho
350:Do not rescue an angry man, lest you have to do it again tomorrow” (Proverbs 19:19, my paraphrase). In other words, if you give in once to someone’s anger, get ready to do it again the next time you say no. ~ Henry Cloud
351:My preference is for you to depend on Me continually, trusting Me to guide you and strengthen you as needed. This is how you grow strong in your weakness. JAMES 4:13–15; PROVERBS 3:5 AMP;
ISAIAH 40:28–31 ~ Sarah Young
352:I’m an old, superstitious Arab, and I believe in our proverbs. There’s one that says, ‘Everything that happens once can never happen again. But everything that happens twice will surely happen a third time. ~ Paulo Coelho
353:As Proverbs 18:21 points out, life and death are in the power of the tongue. If you lend credence to a continual onslaught of negativity, whether self-inflicted or external, eventually it will wear you down. ~ John Herrick
354:Having spoken plainly so far, Okoye said the next half a dozen sentences in proverbs. Among the Ibo the art of conversation is regarded very highly, and proverbs are the palm-oil with which words are eaten. ~ Chinua Achebe
355:Proverbs 15:20-21 20 Sensible children bring joy to their father;        foolish children despise their mother. 21 Foolishness brings joy to those with no sense;        a sensible person stays on the right path. ~ Anonymous
356:Proverbs 10:27-28 27 Fear of the LORD lengthens one’s life,       but the years of the wicked are cut short. 28 The hopes of the godly result in happiness,       but the expectations of the wicked come to nothing. ~ Anonymous
357:Proverbs 13:15-16 15 A person with good sense is respected;        a treacherous person is headed for destruction.[*] 16 Wise people think before they act;        fools don’t—and even brag about their foolishness. ~ Anonymous
358:We’ve made a kind of game of it, Freddy,” said Mrs. Wiggins, “since we heard about your Mr. Camphor. We think up proverbs and then try them out. Most of them seem to be wrong. Like ‘A cat can look at a king. ~ Walter R Brooks
359:Gnomic wisdom, however, is notoriously polychrome, and proverbs depend for their truth entirely on the occasion they are applied to. Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it. ~ George Santayana
360:I do not think I ever opened a book in my life which had not something to say upon woman's inconstancy. Songs and proverbs, all talk of woman's fickleness. But perhaps you will say, these were all written by men. ~ Jane Austen
361:Proverbs 25:28 says, “Like a city whose walls are broken down is a man who lacks self-control.” In other words, if we do not control our own lives from the inside, somebody else will control them from the outside. ~ Myles Munroe
362:Take my instruction instead of silver, and knowledge rather than choice gold, for wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her King Solomon ~ John Paul Davis Proverbs 8:10-11 ~ John Paul Davis
363:Proverbs 17:27-28 27 A truly wise person uses few words;        a person with understanding is even-tempered. 28 Even fools are thought wise when they keep silent;        with their mouths shut, they seem intelligent. ~ Anonymous
364:anxiety and subsequent panic attacks were the result of being conflicted between the fear of the Lord and the fear of man. Proverbs 29:25 says, “The fear of man lays a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is safe. ~ Mark Driscoll
365:Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies. The heart of her husband safely trusts her; so he will have no lack of gain. She does him good and not evil all the days of her life. PROVERBS 31:10-12 ~ Stormie Omartian
366:Proverbs 10:31-32 31 The mouth of the godly person gives wise advice,       but the tongue that deceives will be cut off. 32 The lips of the godly speak helpful words,       but the mouth of the wicked speaks perverse words. ~ Anonymous
367:But such is life, the silliest proverbs prove to be true, and when a man thinks, now it's all right, it's not all right by a longshot. Man proposes, God disposes, and there's always that last straw to break the camel's back. ~ Alfred Doblin
368:The strength of Ray Ortlund's study of Proverbs is its Christ-centeredness. The wisdom of Proverbs loses none of its practical value, but rather is given its ultimate fulfillment as an expression of the wisdom of Christ. ~ Graeme Goldsworthy
369:The name of the Lord (says the Scripture) is a strong tower; thither the righteous flee and are safe (Proverbs 18:10). Let us secure His favor and He will lead us through the journey of this life and at length receive us to a better. ~ Samuel Adams
370:The poor and the low have their way of expressing the last facts of philosophy as well as you. "Blessed be nothing," and "The worse things are, the better they are," are proverbs which express the transcendentalism of common life. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
371:The power of life and death are in the tongue, and we eat the fruit of them (Proverbs 18:21). Our words affect us and the people around us. They also affect what God is able to do for us. We cannot have a negative mouth and a positive life. ~ Joyce Meyer
372:Proverbs often contradict one another, as any reader soon discovers. The sagacity that advises us to look before we leap promptly warns us that if we hesitate we are lost; that absence makes the heart grow fonder, but out of sight, out of mind. ~ Leo Rosten
373:I’m starting to sound like that halfwit Demeter. If I start spouting half-formed proverbs, feel free to send me back from whence I came— I implore you. I’d rather die a thousand deaths than use fortune cookies as my sole source of inspiration. ~ Bella Forrest
374:The Proverbs—a collection of wisdom in the Old Testament—say that smiling makes you happy. Which is actually backed up by psychological studies. So I stand there with a flight attendant–like grin frozen on my face. But inside, I am full of wrath. ~ A J Jacobs
375:There are proverbs about frying pans and fires that I might have quoted to myself, but I preferred to adapt a different one to my purposes: better the devil that would attack everyone impartially than the devil specifically looking to kill us. ~ Marie Brennan
376:Proverbs 19:1-3 1 Better to be poor and honest        than to be dishonest and a fool. 2 Enthusiasm without knowledge is no good;        haste makes mistakes. 3 People ruin their lives by their own foolishness        and then are angry at the LORD. ~ Anonymous
377:Proverbs 11:27 has a great summary of both sides: 'If you search for good, you will find favor; but if you search for evil, it will find you!' Ultimately, for better or for worse, it is often our *actions* that end up determining how we feel. ~ Shaunti Feldhahn
378:Whatever we focus our attention on is what will dominate our thoughts (Proverbs 23:7). If our thoughts are dominated by the things of this world then we are going to get worldly results in our lives. We need to focus on God to get godly results. ~ Andrew Wommack
379:I would fain coin wisdom,—mould it, I mean, into maxims, proverbs, sentences, that can easily be retained and transmitted. Would that I could denounce and banish from the language of men—as base money—the words by which they cheat and are cheated! ~ Joseph Joubert
380:Religion may enter a pothouse as a minister of good, but it may not lay aside its dignity to argue its rights and claims there. The moment that it does this it is shorn of its power. ~ Josiah Gilbert Holland, Gold-foil, Hammered from Popular Proverbs (1860) p. 242
381:She considers a [new] field before she buys or accepts it [expanding prudently and not courting neglect of her present duties by assuming other duties]; with her savings [of time and strength] she plants fruitful vines in her vineyard. PROVERBS 31:16 ~ Joyce Meyer
382:Faithful are the wounds of a friend” (Proverbs 27:5–6). Like a surgeon, friends cut you in order to heal you. Friends become wiser together through a healthy clash of viewpoints. “As iron sharpens iron, so friend sharpens friend” (Proverbs 27:17). ~ Timothy J Keller
383:He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He also will hear their cry and save them. PSALM 145:19 Where there is no vision, the people perish. PROVERBS 29:18 KJV You open Your hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing. PSALM 145:16 ~ Stormie Omartian
384:One of my favorite insights in all the Bible’s wisdom literature comes from Proverbs 27:14: “If anyone loudly blesses their neighbor early in the morning, it will be taken as a curse.” As we say in the Episcopal Church, this is the Word of the Lord. ~ Rachel Held Evans
385:The fatalism of Russian peasant proverbs is contrasted with the self-reliance of Chinese ones by R. David Arkush in “If Man Works Hard the Land Will Not Be Lazy—Entrepreneurial Values in North Chinese Peasant Proverbs,” Modern China 10, no. 4 (October ~ Malcolm Gladwell
386:Proverbs, like the sacred books of each nation, are the sanctuary of the intuitions. That which the droning world, chained to appearances, will not allow the realist to say in his own words, it will suffer him to say in proverbs without contradiction. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
387:ABOUT  (ABO'UT)   prep.[abutan, or abuton, Sax. which seems to signify encircling on the outside.]1. Round, surrounding, encircling. Let not mercy and truth forsake thee. Bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thy heart.BibleProverbs,iii. 3. ~ Samuel Johnson
388:The sages taught the Jews not to rejoice over another’s misfortune. “Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth” (Proverbs 24:17). (I must confess that I have always enjoyed gloating over the comeuppance suffered by the detestable, regardless of race, color, or creed.) ~ Leo Rosten
389:The wisdom of nations lies in their proverbs, which are brief and pithy. Collect and learn them; they are notable measures of directions for human life; you have much in little; they save time in speaking; and upon occasion may be the fullest and safest answer. ~ William Penn
390:But regardless of his motive, words can be destructive. As Proverbs 18:21 points out, life and death are in the power of the tongue. If you lend credence to a continual onslaught of negativity, whether self-inflicted or external, eventually it will wear you down. ~ John Herrick
391:Proverbs gives us some of the clearest evidence that God’s Word is designed for all of life. There is no area of human life that the book ignores, and it contains a great deal of teaching on the most important realities with which we deal as creatures in this world. ~ Anonymous
392:Proverbs 15:24-26 24 The path of life leads upward for the wise;        they leave the grave[*] behind. 25 The LORD tears down the house of the proud,        but he protects the property of widows. 26 The LORD detests evil plans,        but he delights in pure words. ~ Anonymous
393:A man of fashion never has recourse to proverbs, and vulgar aphorisms; uses neither favourite words nor hard words, but takes great care to speak very correctly and grammatically, and to pronounce properly; that is, according to the usage of the best companies. ~ Lord Chesterfield
394:Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails (Proverbs 19:21). Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed (Proverbs 16:3). In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps (Proverbs 16:9). ~ Lysa TerKeurst
395:Proverbs 4:11-13 11 I will teach you wisdom’s ways        and lead you in straight paths. 12 When you walk, you won’t be held back;        when you run, you won’t stumble. 13 Take hold of my instructions; don’t let them go.        Guard them, for they are the key to life. ~ Anonymous
396:How sweetly we relish the opportunity to speak critically of someone else—even when we are unsure of our facts. We forget that “a man who stirs up dissension among brothers” by criticizing one to another is one of the “six things which the Lord hates” (Proverbs 6:16-19). ~ Jerry Bridges
397:The Proverbs 30 prayer is different. It is to ask, “Lord, meet my material needs, and give me wealth, yes, but only as much as I can handle without it harming my ability to put you first in life. Because ultimately I don’t need status and comfort—I need you as my Lord. ~ Timothy J Keller
398:Proverbs 16:28-30 28 A troublemaker plants seeds of strife;        gossip separates the best of friends. 29 Violent people mislead their companions,        leading them down a harmful path. 30 With narrowed eyes, people plot evil;        with a smirk, they plan their mischief. ~ Anonymous
399:For those of you out there today who have already been through hard times and are desperate for a word of encouragement, let me assure you that you can trust this Lord of heaven and earth. Remember that Scripture warns us to “lean not on your own understanding” (Proverbs 3:5). ~ James C Dobson
400:I always think it is kind of funny when it comes to wisdom, and I say God has a sense of humor, because my middle name is Solomon, and I love the Book of Proverbs which is written by Solomon, and I have read from the Book of Proverbs to start and end every day since I was 14. ~ Benjamin Carson
401:In the same way, people who sleep when they should be working are testing God. Because God promised to take care of them, they assume that God will find a way. But in Proverbs, God told them to work: “Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth” (Proverbs 10:4). ~ Martin Luther
402:There’s a verse in Proverbs that speaks to me. “There are three things which are too wonderful for me, four which I do not understand. The way of an eagle in the sky, the way of a serpent on a rock, the way of a ship in the middle of the sea, and the way of a man with a maid.” The ~ Rachel Hauck
403:When it comes to yourself, follow God's formula-
deny yourself of overindulgence (Proverbs 23:2 and 30:8),
examine yourself for any sinful habits (1 Corinthians 11:28),
% exercise yourself to godliness (1 Timothy 4:7), and
IK- develop self-control (Galatians 5:23). ~ Elizabeth George
404:Proverbs 19:10-12 10 It isn’t right for a fool to live in luxury        or for a slave to rule over princes! 11 Sensible people control their temper;        they earn respect by overlooking wrongs. 12 The king’s anger is like a lion’s roar,        but his favor is like dew on the grass. ~ Anonymous
405:Proverbs 15:1-3 1 A gentle answer deflects anger,        but harsh words make tempers flare. 2 The tongue of the wise makes knowledge appealing,        but the mouth of a fool belches out foolishness. 3 The LORD is watching everywhere,        keeping his eye on both the evil and the good. ~ Anonymous
406:Behold the beginning of wisdom; therefore get wisdom; and with all thy getting, get understanding. Exalt her and she shall promote thee. She shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her. She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace; a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee. ~ Proverbs
407:Behold the beginning of wisdom; therefore get wisdom; and with all thy getting, get understanding. Exalt her and she shall promote thee. She shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her. She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace; a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee. ~ Proverbs,
408:Proverbs 11:9: Evil words destroy one’s friends; wise discernment rescues the godly. Proverbs 11:12: It is foolish to belittle a neighbor; a person with good sense remains silent. Proverbs 11:25: The generous prosper and are satisfied; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed. ~ Ben Carson
409:I think it's misguided, and probably profane, to look at a diverse collection of books written over thousands of years—history, poetry, law, Gospel accounts, proverbs, correspondence, and other writings—as absolute literal instructions without context, as we understand them, in all cases. ~ Sarah Bessey
410:Proverbs 17:19-21 19 Anyone who loves to quarrel loves sin;       anyone who trusts in high walls invites disaster. 20 The crooked heart will not prosper;       the lying tongue tumbles into trouble. 21 It is painful to be the parent of a fool;       there is no joy for the father of a rebel. ~ Anonymous
411:Proverbs 20:4-6 4 Those too lazy to plow in the right season        will have no food at the harvest. 5 Though good advice lies deep within the heart,        a person with understanding will draw it out. 6 Many will say they are loyal friends,        but who can find one who is truly reliable? ~ Anonymous
412:Religious Jews believe that all things come from God, as God owns everything. The Tanakh says, “The Lord makes some poor and others rich; he brings some down and lifts others up” (NLT, 1 Samuel 2:7). “The blessing of the LORD brings wealth, and he adds no trouble to it” (NIV, Proverbs 10:22). ~ H W Charles
413:Proverbs 15:5-7 5 Only a fool despises a parent’s[*] discipline;        whoever learns from correction is wise. 6 There is treasure in the house of the godly,        but the earnings of the wicked bring trouble. 7 The lips of the wise give good advice;        the heart of a fool has none to give. ~ Anonymous
414:People with boundary problems usually have distorted attitudes about responsibility. They feel that to hold people responsible for their feelings, choices, and behaviors is mean. However, Proverbs repeatedly says that setting limits and accepting responsibility will save lives (Prov. 13:18, 24). ~ Henry Cloud
415:Proverbs 22:3 says that “the prudent man sees the evil and hides himself.” Sometimes physically removing yourself from a situation will help maintain boundaries. You can do this to replenish yourself physically, emotionally, and spiritually after you have given to your limit, as Jesus often did. ~ Henry Cloud
416:Proverbs 1:7-9   7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge,        but foolsa despise wisdom and instruction.   8 Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction        and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.   9 They are a garland to grace your head        and a chain to adorn your neck. ~ Anonymous
417:Indeed, it has to be said that the percentage of old human sayings and proverbs that are actually true is very far from 100 percent. Seems it may be less important that it be true than that it rhyme, or show alliteration or the like. What goes around comes around: really? What does this mean? ~ Kim Stanley Robinson
418:PROVERBS—NOTE ON 25:28 Self-control relates to the passions (such as anger or love), the desires (for food, sex, etc.), and the will (as illustrated by impulsive decisions). Lack of self-control is a mark of a fool. He is like a city . . . left without walls, that is, with no means of defense against enemies. ~ Anonymous
419:PROVERBS 1:7-9 ENGAGE 1:7   7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge,        but foolsa despise wisdom and instruction.   8 Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction        and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.   9 They are a garland to grace your head        and a chain to adorn your neck. ~ Anonymous
420:In this loose structure law was weak, unpopular, and diverse. The people preferred to be ruled by custom, and to settle their disputes by face-saving compromises out of court. They expressed their view of litigation by such pithy proverbs as “Sue a flea and catch a bite,” or “Win your lawsuit, lose your money. ~ Will Durant
421:ANNOYANCE. Conflict (Hebrew madon) in Proverbs does not refer to principled disagreements or respectful arguments. It is something God hates (6: 19) and at the heart of conflict is annoyance, a word that means contempt and disdain between people. Everything said in conflict is to belittle rather than convince. ~ Timothy J Keller
422:God’s work is accomplished when we use the resources given to us. He wants us to use our resources but not put our trust in them. While it’s true that hardworking hands bring wealth, it’s also true that only the Lord’s blessing brings it. As Solomon said, “the blessing of the LORD brings wealth” (Proverbs 10:22). ~ Martin Luther
423:In Proverbs we read: 'He that winneth souls is wise.' If any man, women, or child by a godly life and example can win one soul to God, his life will not have been a failure. He will have outshone all the mighty men of his day, because he will have set a stream in motion that will flow on and on forever and ever. ~ Dwight L Moody
424:"I love them that love me, and glorify them that glorify me." (Proverbs 8:17, I Kings 2:30,) says the Lord of His saints. The lord gave the Holy Spirit to the saints, and they love us in the Holy Spirit. The saints hear our prayers and have the power from God to help us. The entire Christian race knows this. ~ Silouan the Athonite
425:Proverbs 15:15-17 15 For the despondent, every day brings trouble;        for the happy heart, life is a continual feast. 16 Better to have little, with fear for the LORD,        than to have great treasure and inner turmoil. 17 A bowl of vegetables with someone you love        is better than steak with someone you hate. ~ Anonymous
426:We need to repent of our willing cooperation in our money-centered culture, which is depleting the natural resources that God designed for all humankind. He gave us a good earth. Let us serve him by helping to preserve it for our children. 'A good man leaves an inheritance for his children's children' (Proverbs 13:22 ). ~ Paul Brand
427:These symbolize (Proverbs 30:14) the greedy and usurers whose teeth are swords and knifes which they use to devour the poor and steal their megger possessions. All of them are children of this world who consider the children of light to be stupid and believe themselves to be the prudent ones. Their prudence is their death. ~ Anthony of Padua
428:Proverbs 3, verses 5 and 6: ‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.’ It is not up to us to question the decisions that He makes, as long as we accept the Lord and love Him, regardless of the situation and the outcome. ~ Sarah Price
429:Alone was not something you saw among tribes she’d studied. From an early age children were warned against it. Alone was how your soul got stolen by spirits, or your body kidnapped by enemies. Alone was when your thinking turned to evil. The culture often had proverbs against it. Not even a possum walks alone was the Tam’s most repeated one. ~ Lily King
430:Proverbs 7:11-12—These verses describe, of all things, an adulteress. She is doing the opposite of the wise homemaker who tends to her house and housework. She is “out there,” walking the streets, instead of being at home. “Her feet would not stay at home. At times she was outside, at times in the open square, lurking at every corner. ~ Elizabeth George
431:Words are an extension of our thoughts, but we are our thoughts. Proverbs 23:7 says, “As [a man] thinks in his heart, so is he” (nkjv). God desires not to talk to you, but to “think” to you. This is what Jesus meant when He said, “I do what I see My Father doing” (John 5:19). The text implies, “I do what I mentally see My Father thinking. ~ Myles Munroe
432:We may well be the ones Proverbs warns when it reminds us: "Kings take pleasure in honest lips; they value the one who speaks the truth." The point is clear: If the people speak and the king doesn't listen, there is something wrong with the king. If the king acts precipitously and the people say nothing, something is wrong with the people. ~ Joan D Chittister
433:I'm always looking for ways to explore the politics of the everyday. For me, the proverbs were a way of bringing in this ancient wisdom that in Arabic culture is often quoted. Those proverbs are such a huge part of the language and parts of people's every day. This is the wisdom that we use in our everyday life but we're not always listening to. ~ Cherien Dabis
434:All minds quote. Old and new make the warp and woof of every moment. There is no thread that is not a twist of these two strands. By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote. We quote not only books and proverbs, but arts, sciences, religion, customs, and laws; nay, we quote temples and houses, tables and chairs, by imitation. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
435:verse of Scripture I often use in the face of failure with my own sins is Proverbs 24:16: "For though a righteous man falls seven times, he rises again, but the wicked are brought down by calamity." The person who is disciplining himself toward holiness falls many times, but he doesn't quit. After each failure he gets up and continues the struggle. ~ Jerry Bridges
436:What did you say to Van Eck on the bridge?” Kaz asked at last. “When we were making the trade?”
“You will see me once more, but only once.”
“More Suli proverbs?”
“A promise to myself. And Van Eck.”
“Careful, Wraith. You’re ill-suited to the revenge game. I’m not sure your Suli Saints would approve.”
“My Saints don’t like bullies. ~ Leigh Bardugo
437:Be often among the godly. They are the salt of the earth—and will help to season you. Their counsel may direct you; their prayers may enliven you. Such holy sparks may be thrown into your breasts as may kindle devotion in you. It is good to be among the saints, to learn the trade of godliness: "He who walks with wise men shall be wise" (Proverbs 13:20). ~ Thomas Watson
438:She [the wife of godly character] brings him [her husband] good, not harm, all the days of her life (Proverbs 31:12). Wait a minute! My mind raced. All the days of her life? What was that supposed to mean? I had yet to meet any woman who had been married all the days of her life. Did this verse mean that she tried to do her husband good…even before she met him? ~ Leslie Ludy
439:The hope of the world is that wisdom can arrest conflict between brothers. I believe that war is the deadly harvest of arrogant and unreasoning minds. And I find grounds for this belief in the wisdom literature of Proverbs. It says in effect this: Panic strikes like a storm and calamity comes like a whirlwind to those who hate knowledge and ignore their God. ~ Dwight D Eisenhower
440:I get inspiration from things that have nothing to do with painting: caricature, items from newspapers, sights in the street, proverbs, nursery-rhymes, children's games and songs, nightmares, desires, terrors. ... That question [why do you paint?] has been put to me before and my answer was, 'To give terror a face.' But it's more than that. I paint because I can't help it. ~ Paula Rego
441:The "sayings" of a community, its proverbs, are its characteristic comment upon life; they imply its history, suggest its attitude toward the world and its way of accepting life. Such an idiom makes the finest language any writer can have; and he can never get it with a notebook. He himself must be able to think and feel in that speech - it is a gift from heart to heart. ~ Willa Cather
442:Proverbs takes a supremely pragmatic approach: “A wife of noble character who can find?” (31:10). This verse assumes that we are involved in a serious pursuit, actively engaging our minds to make a wise choice. And the top thing a young man should consider is this: “Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised” (Prov. 31:30). ~ Gary L Thomas
443:What was missing in all of them, he thought, was a recognition of Africans as people with projects—lives they were leading, aspirations they were striving for—and a rich existing culture, exemplified in the proverbs and the religious traditions that are threaded through these novels. He was writing, as he often said, against the Africa of Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness. ~ Chinua Achebe
444:Why do people persist in an unsatisfying relationship, unwilling either to work toward solutions or end it and move on? It’s because they know changing will lead to the unknown, and most people believe that the unknown will be much more painful than what they’re already experiencing. It’s like the old proverbs say: “Better the devil you know than the devil you don’t know, ~ Anthony Robbins
445:Antiquities, or remnants of history, are, as was said, tanquam tabula naufragii: when industrious persons, by an exact and scrupulous diligence and observation, out of monuments, names, words, proverbs, traditions, private records and evidences, fragments of stories, passages of books that concern not story, and the like, do save and recover somewhat from the deluge of time. ~ Francis Bacon
446:The world is filled with the proverbs and acts and winkings of a base prudence, which is a devotion to matter, as if we possessedno other faculties than the palate, the nose, the touch, the eye and ear; a prudence which adores the Rule of Three, which never subscribes, which never gives, which seldom lends, and asks but one question of any project,--Will it bake bread? ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
447:Let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance. (Proverbs 1:5, NIV) The way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man listens to advice. (Proverbs 12:15, NIV) Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed. (Proverbs 15:22, NIV) Listen to advice and accept instruction, and in the end you will be wise. (Proverbs 19:20, NIV) ~ Andy Stanley
448:Because I have called and you refused, 24 I have stretched out my hand and no one regarded, Because you disdained all my counsel, 25 And would have none of my rebuke, I also will laugh at your calamity; 26 I will mock when your terror comes, When your terror comes like a storm, 27 And your destruction comes like a whirlwind, When distress and anguish come upon you. Proverbs 1:23-27 ~ Joseph Campbell
449:The book of Proverbs warns us over and over again about negative associations. Constant exposure to wrong attitudes and wrong values will eventually take its toll in our lives. It is always easier to pull someone down than it is to lift him up. What kind of friends should you have? The kind who bring out the best in you, who lift you up, who encourage you, who make you a better person. ~ Rick Warren
450:For instance, some evangelicals have turned Proverbs 31 into a woman’s job description instead of what it actually is: the blessing and affirmation of valor for the lives of women, memorized by Jewish husbands for the purpose of honoring their wives at the family table. It is meant as a celebration for the everyday moments of valor for everyday women, not as an impossible exhausting standard. ~ Sarah Bessey
451:One of my favorite scriptures is Proverbs 3:5-6: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and don't lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path.” That's a perfect example of trust. Sometimes you can trust and hope that everything is going to be rosy and God doesn't promise that. He promises that He's got our backs and He's prepared a place for us. ~ Mike Fisher
452:My son, if you receive my words and treasure up my commandments with you, making your ear atentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding; yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God. ...
   ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Proverbs 2:1-22,
453:Sin, according to Owen, is a thick black cloud that envelops our souls and blocks out the beams of God’s grace and favor toward us. It keeps us from seeing that God really is for us in Christ. It keeps us from sensing God’s grace and favor. This means that when we toy with our sins and refuse to put them to death, we show the truthfulness of Proverbs 6:27. We are playing with fire, and we will be burned. ~ Anonymous
454:She is more precious than rubies; Nothing you desire can compare with her. Long life ( Immortals ) is in her right hand; In her left hand are riches ( Ghanaian ) and honor ( El: Azmah ) her ways are pleasant ways and all her paths are peace ( Sablul Salem of Qur‘an). She is a Tree of Life ( Shajrah Khuld of holy Qur‘an), to those who embrace her, those who lay hold of her will be blessed.

Proverbs : 3 : 15 – 19. ~ Anonymous
455:The Bible reminds us that on the other side of humility we find wisdom (Proverbs 11:2). We will be lifted up by God Himself in due time (1 Peter 5:6). “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble” (James 4:6 NLT). Humility isn’t a place of weakness but rather a position that will come with honor (Proverbs 18:12). And humility is an absolute requirement for those who ask God to heal their land (2 Chronicles 7:14). ~ Lysa TerKeurst
456:believe that any time we tell stories like these that embrace complexity, we are participating in Scripture’s wisdom tradition. We are doing the thing to which all artists are called, which is not to dazzle or instruct or lecture, but to tell the truth—in all its beauty, frustration, and surprise. We might not make $62 million at it, but we are, in the words of Proverbs, “walk[ing] in the way of insight” (Proverbs 9:6). ~ Rachel Held Evans
457:God speaks once, yea twice, yet Man perceiveth it not, in a Dream, in a Vision of the night, when deep Sleep falleth upon men, in slumbering upon the bed. We need not, when abed, to lie awake to talk with God, he can visit us while we sleep, and cause us then to hear his Voice. Our heart oft-times wakes when we sleep, and God can speak to that, either by words, by proverbs, by signs and similitudes, as well as if one was awake ~ John Bunyan
458:Is religion one of the fine arts, that it should consist in going to meeting in good clothes every Sunday, saying grace at table, and praying night and morning? Is there every thing to receive, and nothing to give? Are we so literally a flock that we have nothing to do but to be fed all the year, yielding only the annual fleece which forms our pastor's salary? ~ Josiah Gilbert Holland, Gold-foil, Hammered from Popular Proverbs (1860) p. 295
459:As we actually taste the flavor of what he's teaching, we begin to see that it's not proverbs for daily living, or ways of being virtuous. He's proposing a total meltdown and recasting of human consciousness, bursting through the tiny acorn-selfhood that we arrived on the planet with into the oak tree of our fully realized personhood. He pushes us toward it, teases us, taunts us, encourages us, and ultimately walks us there. ~ Cynthia Bourgeault
460:It is unwise to trust your own judgment. “He who trusts in himself is a fool, but he who lives by wisdom will escape” (CJB, Proverbs 28:26). Many people have made bad financial investments because they based their decisions on their own judgment and pride. The Tanakh warns, “Pride goes before destruction, and arrogance before failure” (CJB, Proverbs 16:18). “Before being ruined, a person’s heart is proud” (CJB, Proverbs 18:12). The ~ H W Charles
461:Proverbs 2 The Benefits of Wisdom 1 My child,* listen to what I say,       and treasure my commands. 2 Tune your ears to wisdom,       and concentrate on understanding. 3 Cry out for insight,       and ask for understanding. 4 Search for them as you would for silver;       seek them like hidden treasures. 5 Then you will understand what it means to fear the LORD,       and you will gain knowledge of God. 6 For the LORD grants wisdom! ~ Anonymous
462:Solomon tells us something else in the Proverbs. He tells us that it is impossible to be wise without living in harmony with the Divine Plan. Only the soul that is gentle and filled with the love of truth is capable of great learning, and no man can learn more than he himself is. Increase of knowledge infers increase of spiritual stature. As we grow in integrity we become capable of greater knowledge. ~ Manly P Hall, How to Understand Your Bible
463:This was the virtue of Israel, to have “contended with Elokim and with men” and to have prevailed over their respective concealments of G-d. They are no longer barriers to him; indeed they assent to his blessings. He not only won his struggle with the angel (the guardian angel of Esau) but the angel himself blessed him. This is the achievement of which the Proverbs speak: “He makes even his enemies be at peace with him.”14 ~ Menachem M Schneerson
464:We’re all living in the shadow of that infamous icon, “The Proverbs 31 Woman,” whose life is so busy I wonder, when does she have time for friendships, for taking walks, or reading good books? Her light never goes out at night? When does she have sex? Somehow she has sanctified the shame most women live under, biblical proof that yet again we don’t measure up. Is that supposed to be godly—that sense that you are a failure as a woman? ~ John Eldredge
465:Happy is the man that findeth wisdom and the man that getteth understanding. For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver and the gain thereof than fine gold. She is more precious than rubies and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her. Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her, and happy is everyone that retaineth her. ~ Proverbs
466:Douglas Thornton [an English Christian missionary to Cairo, Egypt with the Church Missionary Society from 1898-1907] was often more amusing than he tried to be. He had a delightful way of mixing up two kindred proverbs or idioms. Once he told his companions that he always had two strings up his sleeve. They then asked him if he had another card to his bow. Such exchanges enliven heavy committee eetings and create wholesome laughter. ~ J Oswald Sanders
467:If you just jump into prayer without recognizing the disordered nature of the heart’s loves, your prayer’s intention will be, “Make me as wealthy as possible.” The Proverbs 30 prayer is different. It is to ask, “Lord, meet my material needs, and give me wealth, yes, but only as much as I can handle without it harming my ability to put you first in life. Because ultimately I don’t need status and comfort—I need you as my Lord.” Imagine ~ Timothy J Keller
468:One of my favorite verses is from Proverbs 15:24: “The way of life winds upward for the wise.” Sadly, rather than winding upward, some people go on a steep decline, a downward spiral, because here’s what happens: Sin leads to guilt, guilt leads to shame, and ultimately shame leads to condemnation. Condemnation leads to death. If a building is condemned, that means it’s unfit for use. It’s disqualified. It’s only good for being pulled down. That’s ~ Brian Houston
469:Do not gaze at wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup, when it goes down smoothly! In the end it bites like a snake and poisons like a viper. Your eyes will see strange sights and your mind imagine confusing things. You will be like one sleeping on the high seas, lying on top of the rigging. ‘They hit me’ you will say ‘but I’m not hurt! They beat me, but I don’t feel it! When will I wake up so I can find another drink?’” Proverbs 23:31-35 ~ Jennie Goutet
470:Proverbs 1:20-23 20 Wisdom shouts in the streets.        She cries out in the public square. 21 She calls to the crowds along the main street,        to those gathered in front of the city gate: 22 “How long, you simpletons,        will you insist on being simpleminded?   How long will you mockers relish your mocking?        How long will you fools hate knowledge? 23 Come and listen to my counsel.   I’ll share my heart with you        and make you wise. ~ Anonymous
471:Finally, there are numerous choices and ways that seem good, but their final outcome is sorrow, misery, loss, and death (see Proverbs 14:12). Think of it: our enemy, his servants, and his ways—all of which ultimately seek our demise—are all disguised as good. Scripture doesn’t say they can be disguised, but rather that they are disguised. So do not miss this: usually, what is most dangerous to you will not appear as blatant evil. Rather, it will mask itself as good. In ~ John Bevere
472:Meditate." Meditation doth discriminate and characterise a man; by this he may take a measure of his heart, whether it be good or bad; let me allude to that; "For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he." Proverbs 23:7. As the meditation is, such is the man. Meditation is the touchstone of a Christian; it shows what metal he is made of. It is a spiritual index; the index shows what is in the book, so meditation shows what is in the heart. Thomas Watson's Saints ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
473:The Bible isn’t an answer book. It isn’t a self-help manual. It isn’t a flat, perspicuous list of rules and regulations that we can interpret objectively and apply unilaterally to our lives. The Bible is a sacred collection of letters and laws, poetry and proverbs, philosophy and prophecies, written and assembled over thousands of years in cultures and contexts very different from our own, that tells the complex, ever-unfolding story of God’s interaction with humanity. ~ Rachel Held Evans
474:Fearing God, Not Man Fearing people is a dangerous trap, but trusting the LORD means safety. PROVERBS 29:25 May you be content to know that you cannot be all things to all people; you live to serve an audience of One. May you love people but keep your hope in God. May you be willing to take risks with people, but may your sole trust be in God. May the power you once gave to others rest solely on God because He defines, He saves, He provides, and He has the power to transform. ~ Susie Larson
475:Proverbs for Paranoids:

1. You may never get to touch the Master, but you can tickle his creatures.
2. The innocence of the creatures is in inverse proportion to the immorality of the Master.
3. If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about answers.
4. You hide, they seek.
5. Paranoids are not paranoid because they're paranoid, but because they keep putting themselves, fucking idiots, deliberately into paranoid situations. ~ Thomas Pynchon
476:I do not think I ever opened a book in my life which had not something to say upon woman's inconstancy. Songs and proverbs, all talk of woman's fickleness. But perhaps you will say, these were all written by men." "Perhaps I shall. Yes, yes, if you please, no reference to examples in books. Men have had every advantage of us in telling their own story. Education has been theirs in so much higher a degree; the pen has been in their hands. I will not allow books to prove anything. ~ Jane Austen
477:The Proverbs 31 woman is a star not because of what she does but how she does it---with valor. So do your thing. If it's refurbishing old furniture---do it with valor. If it's keeping up with your two-year old---do it with valor. If it's fighting against human trafficking...leading a company...or getting other people to do your work for you---do it with valor. Take risks. Work hard. Make mistakes. Get up the next morning. And surround yourself with people who will cheer you on. ~ Rachel Held Evans
478:The Proverbs 31 woman is a star not because of what she does but how she does it—with valor. So do your thing. If it’s refurbishing old furniture—do it with valor. If it’s keeping up with your two-year-old—do it with valor. If it’s fighting against human trafficking . . . leading a company . . . or getting other people to do your work for you—do it with valor. Take risks. Work hard. Make mistakes. Get up the next morning. And surround yourself with people who will cheer you on. ~ Rachel Held Evans
479:I do not think I ever opened a book in my life which had not something to say upon woman's inconstancy. Songs and proverbs, all talk of woman's fickleness. But perhaps you will say, these were all written by men."

"Perhaps I shall. Yes, yes, if you please, no reference to examples in books. Men have had every advantage of us in telling their own story. Education has been theirs in so much higher a degree; the pen has been in their hands. I will not allow books to prove anything. ~ Jane Austen
480:Psalm PSALM—NOTE ON 37. This can be called a wisdom psalm because it reflects on themes normally dealt with in the Bible’s Wisdom Literature, particularly in Proverbs. It addresses the issue of why godless people often prosper. It shows that it really is better to stay loyal to the Lord—a loyalty expressed in contentment, honesty, and generosity. In his own good time, the Lord will make a clear distinction between the godless and the faithful. Meanwhile, the faithful must wait patiently. ~ Anonymous
481:It hardly needs explaining at length, I think, how much authority or beauty is added to style by the timely use of proverbs. In the first place who does not see what dignity they confer on style by their antiquity alone?... And so to interweave adages deftly and appropriately is to make the language as a whole glitter with sparkles from Antiquity, please us with the colours of the art of rhetoric, gleam with jewel-like words of wisdom, and charm us with titbits of wit and humour. ~ Desiderius Erasmus
482:An idol is something that we look to for things that only God can give. Idolatry functions widely inside religious communities when doctrinal truth is elevated to the position of a false god. This occurs when people rely on the rightness of their doctrine for their standing with God rather than on God himself and his grace. It is a subtly but deadly mistake. The sign that you have slipped into this form of self-justification is that you become what the book of Proverbs calls a 'scoffer'. ~ Timothy Keller
483:When I returned home, I opened the copy of the Bible I’d bought while researching the millennial doomsdayers and stashed the money inside. The page happened to be Proverbs 27: “A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished.” I didn’t take it as a sign, though—there’s an apt prophecy on nearly every page of the Bible. It is, after all, the original survivalist manual, full of righteous men fleeing floods, fires, plagues, genocides, and tyrants. ~ Neil Strauss
484:God designed the universe according to his nature, life works better when we do it his way. When we are caring, responsible, and attuned to him, we have a better prospect of a good life. Reality is on your side. It is constructed so that immaturity causes your child some discomfort; ownership should bring some measure of satisfaction and fulfillment. Allow your child to experience both realities so as to learn boundaries: “Diligent hands will rule, but laziness ends in slave labor” (Proverbs 12:24). ~ Henry Cloud
485:Contemplatives have long taught that mastering the volatile human spirit is the key to serenity. "It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles," the Buddha taught. "He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who captures a city," says Proverbs 16:32 NASB. In our increasingly fragmented, chatter-filled world, the quest to live and think deeply requires concerted acts of self-control. Staying grounded means growing some serious roots. ~ Rachel Held Evans
486:A longing fulfilled is a tree of life. Proverbs 13:12 Whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God and is by faith. Philippians ~ Anonymous
487:By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we quote. We quote not only books and proverbs, but arts, sciences, religion, customs, and laws; nay, we quote temples and houses, tables and chairs by imitation. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, Letters and Social Aims (1876), Quotation and Originality; in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 653-54. ~ Alternative quote: ~ By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote. ~   Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Quotation and Originality" in Letters and Social Aims (1876).
488:The idea that women should be kept weak, uneducated, and dependent on a man in ancient civilization was somewhat misinterpreted and misused, if they were referring to biblical support. In fact, in Ancient Israel women could own property. The Book of Proverbs describes an ideal woman as a woman who has the means and capacity to make financial and business decisions. It says 'she considers a field and buys it'. (Proverbs 31:16) - Raising A Strong Daughter: What Fathers Should Know by Finlay Gow JD and Kailin Gow MA ~ Kailin Gow
489:The rulers of your minds indulge in proverbs, but they've forgotten the main one, that love cannot be forced, and they have a deeply rooted habit of liberating people and making them happy, especially those who haven't asked for it. You probably fancy that there's no better place in the world for me than your camp and your company. I probably should even bless you and thank you for my captivity, for your having liberated me from my family, my son, my home, my work, from everything that's dear to me and that I live by. ~ Boris Pasternak
490:When those trials are not consequences of your disobedience, they are evidence that the Lord feels you are prepared to grow more (see Proverbs 3:11–12). He therefore gives you experiences that stimulate growth, understanding, and compassion which polish you for your everlasting benefit. To get you from where you are to where He wants you to be requires a lot of stretching, and that generally entails discomfort and pain” (in Conference Report, Oct. 1995, 18; or Ensign, Nov. 1995, 16–17). ~ The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints
491:Proverbs, and the wisdom literature in general, counter the idea that being spiritual means handing all decisions over to the leading of the Lord. The opposite is true. Proverbs reveals that God does not make all people’s decisions for them, but rather expects them to use his gift of reason to interpret the circumstances and events of life within the framework of revelation that he has given. Yet when they have exercised their responsibility in decision-making, they can look back and see that the sovereign God has guided. ~ Graeme Goldsworthy
492:Believers should be wary of overzealous attempts to prescribe “biblical sex,” when sex—like beauty and like God—remains shaded with mystery. Paul likened it to the mystery of Christ’s love for the Church, the writer of Proverbs to the inscrutable way of an eagle in the sky. If Christians have learned anything from our rocky two-thousand-year theological history, it’s that we make the most beautiful things ugly when we try to systematize mystery. Even the writers of Scripture knew that some things were simply beyond their grasp. ~ Rachel Held Evans
493:Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee.” Proverbs 20:22 BE not in haste. Let anger cool down. Say nothing and do nothing to avenge yourself. You will be sure to act unwisely if you take up the cudgels and fight your own battles; and, certainly, you will not show the spirit of the Lord Jesus. It is nobler to forgive, and let the offence pass. To let an injury rankle in your bosom, and to meditate revenge, is to keep old wounds open, and to make new ones. Better forget and forgive. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
494:On The Aphorism
'L'Amitié est l'Amour sans ailes.'
FRIENDSHIP, as some sage poet sings,
Is chasten'd Love, depriv'd of wings,
Without all wish or power to wander;
Less volatile, but not less tender:
Yet says the proverbs­'Sly and slow
'Love creeps, even where he cannot go;'
To clip his pinions then is vain,
His old propensities remain;
And she, who years beyond fifteen,
Has counted twenty, may have seen
How rarely unplum'd Love will stay;
He flies not­but he coolly walks away.
~ Charlotte Smith
495:The key is whether or not we can hear from others where we are wrong, and accept their feedback without getting defensive. Time and again, the Bible says that someone who listens to feedback from others is wise, but someone who does not is a fool. As Proverbs 9:7–9 says: “Whoever corrects a mocker invites insult; whoever rebukes a wicked man incurs abuse. Do not rebuke a mocker or he will hate you; rebuke a wise man and he will love you. Instruct a wise man and he will be wiser still; teach a righteous man and he will add to his learning. ~ Henry Cloud
496:The historian David Arkush once compared Russian and Chinese peasant proverbs, and the differences are striking. "If God does not bring it, the earth will not give it" is a typical Russian proverb. That's the kind of fatalism and pessimism typical of a repressive feudal system, where peasants have no reason to believe in the efficacy of their own work. On the other hand, Arkush writes, Chinese proverbs are striking in their belief that "hard work, shrewd planning and self-reliance or cooperation with a small group will in time bring recompense. ~ Anonymous
497:I could bring you fifty quotations in a moment on my side the argument, and I do not think I ever opened a book in my life which had not something to say upon woman's inconstancy. Songs and proverbs, all talk of woman's fickleness. But perhaps you will say, these were all written by men." "Perhaps I shall. Yes, yes, if you please, no reference to examples in books. Men have had every advantage of us in telling their own story. Education has been theirs in so much higher a degree; the pen has been in their hands. I will not allow books to prove anything. ~ Jane Austen
498:If you worship money and things, if they are where you tap real meaning in life, then you will never have enough, never feel you have enough. It's the truth. Worship your body and beauty and sexual allure and you will always feel ugly. And when time and age start showing, you will die a million deaths before they finally grieve you. On one level, we all know this stuff already. It's been codified as myths, proverbs, clichés, epigrams, parables; the skeleton of every great story. The whole trick is keeping the truth up front in daily consciousness. ~ David Foster Wallace
499:All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking." by Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) German-Swiss philosopher and writer.

Elizabeth Bennet: I'm very fond of walking. Mr. Darcy: Yes... yes I know. (from Pride & Prejudice)

A man’s mind plans his way [as he journeys through life], But the Lord directs his steps and establishes them. (from the Bible, Proverbs 16:9 AMP)

This is how we know what love is, Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. (from the Bible, 1 John 3:16 NIV) ~ Jane Austen
500:When I tried to meet some impossible standard for motherhood, tried to earn my way to a weird sort of Proverbs 31 Woman Club, I collapsed in exhaustion and simmering anger, sadness, and failure. This was not life in the Vine, this exhausting job description; this was not the Kingdom of God, let alone a redeemed woman living full. This was the shell of someone trying to measure up, trying to earn through her mothering what God had already freely given. This was someone feeling the weight of unmet expectations from the Church and her own self and the world all at once. ~ Sarah Bessey

IN CHAPTERS



   6 Poetry
   6 Integral Yoga
   2 Psychology
   2 Philosophy
   2 Occultism
   2 Fiction
   2 Christianity
   1 Philsophy
   1 Alchemy


   7 Saint John of Climacus
   4 Nolini Kanta Gupta
   2 Saint Augustine of Hippo


   7 The Ladder of Divine Ascent
   3 The Bible
   3 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02
   2 City of God


00.02 - Mystic Symbolism, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  
   The Mystics all over the world and in all ages have clothed their sayings in proverbs and parables, in figures and symbols. To speak in symbols seems to be in their very nature; it is their characteristic manner, their inevitable style. Let us see what is the reason behind it. But first who are the Mystics? They are those who are in touch with supra-sensual things, whose experiences are of a world different from the common physical world, the world of the mind and the senses.
  

02.02 - Rishi Dirghatama, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  
   Indeed the darkness and the blindness seem to have been the Divine's grace upon him, for his eyes turned inward to other domains and saw strange truths and stranger facts. We remember in this connection another blind old poet who even though fallen on such evil days composed the world famous epic poem (I am referring obviously to Milton and his Paradise Lost). We remember also here the deaf incomparable master of music Beethoven. Many of the sayings of Dirghatama have become so current that they are now familiar even to the common man. They are mottoes and proverbs we all quote at all times. "Truth is one, the wise call it in different ways"the mantra is from Dirghatama. "Heaven is my father, Earth my mother"this is also from Dirghatama. The famous figure of two birds with beautiful wing dwelling on the same tree comes also from Dirghatama. There are a good many sayings of this kind that have become intimate companions to our lips of which the source we do not know. When we read the mantras of Dirghatama we are likely to exclaim even as the villager did when he first saw Hamlet played in London, "It is full of quotations."
  

02.12 - Mysticism in Bengali Poetry, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  
   Bengali poetry was born some time towards the end of an era of decline in the Indian consciousness, almost towards the close of what is called the Buddhist period, but it was born with a veritable crown on its head. For it was sheer mystic poetry, mystic in substance, mystic in manner and expression. The poets were themselves mystics, that is to say spiritual seekers, sadhaks they were called Siddhas or Siddhacharyas. They told of their spiritual, rather occult experiences in an occult or oblique manner, the very manner of the ancient Vedic Rishis, in figures and symbols and similes. It was a form of beauty, not merely of truthof abstract metaphysical truth that rose all on a sudden, as it were, out of an enveloping darkness. It shone for a time and then faded slowly, perhaps spread itself out in the common consciousness of the people and continued to exist as a backwash in popular songs and fables and proverbs. But it was there and came up again a few centuries later and the crest is seen once more in a more elevated, polished and dignified form with a content of mental illumination. I am referring to Chandidasa, who was also a sadhak poet and is usually known as the father of Bengali poetry, being the creator of modern Bengali poetry. He flourished somewhere in the fourteenth century. That wave too subsided and retired into the background, leaving in interregnum again of a century or more till it showed itself once more in another volume of mystic poetry in the hands of a new type of spiritual practitioners. They were the Yogis and Fakirs, and although of a popular type, yet possessing nuggets of gold in their utterances, and they formed a large family. This almost synchronised with the establishment and consolidation of the Western Power, with its intellectual and rational enlightenment, in India. The cultivation and superimposition of this Western or secular light forced the native vein of mysticism underground; it was necessary and useful, for it added an element which was missing before; a new synthesis came up in a crest with Tagore. It was a neo-mysticism, intellectual, philosophical, broad-based, self-conscious. Recently however we have been going on the downward slope, and many, if not the majority among us, have been pointing at mysticism and shouting: "Out, damned spot!" But perhaps we have struck the rock-bottom and are wheeling round.
  

1.01 - On renunciation of the world, #The Ladder of Divine Ascent, #Saint John of Climacus, #unset
  
  1 proverbs iv, 28.
  

1.05 - THE HOSTILE BROTHERS - ARCHETYPES OF RESPONSE TO THE UNKNOWN, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  Im not even going to ask. Its a subjective trait of human memory to praise everything in the past.
  The cow that died is the one that gave twice the milk. [Sometimes he even cited proverbs!] And our
  people dont like holidays. They like to work.

1.15 - On incorruptible purity and chastity to which the corruptible attain by toil and sweat., #The Ladder of Divine Ascent, #Saint John of Climacus, #unset
  
  2 proverbs xiv, 6.
  

1.22 - ON THE GIFT-GIVING VIRTUE, #Thus Spoke Zarathustra, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  a brief parable introduces some of Zarathustra's finest sayings; but here the parable is offered for its own sake, and
  we feel closer to Rimbaud than to proverbs. The soothsayer
  reappears in Part Four.

1.23 - On mad price, and, in the same Step, on unclean and blasphemous thoughts., #The Ladder of Divine Ascent, #Saint John of Climacus, #unset
  
  2 proverbs xvi, 5.
  

1.25 - On the destroyer of the passions, most sublime humility, which is rooted in spiritual feeling., #The Ladder of Divine Ascent, #Saint John of Climacus, #unset
  
  5 proverbs xvi, 5.
  

1.26 - On discernment of thoughts, passions and virtues, #The Ladder of Divine Ascent, #Saint John of Climacus, #unset
  
  2 proverbs xxiv, 6. Cf. xx, 18.
  

1.27 - On holy solitude of body and soul., #The Ladder of Divine Ascent, #Saint John of Climacus, #unset
  
  4 proverbs xxiv, 27.
  

1.30 - Concerning the linking together of the supreme trinity among the virtues., #The Ladder of Divine Ascent, #Saint John of Climacus, #unset
  
  2 proverbs xv, 13.
  

1.44 - Serious Style of A.C., or the Apparent Frivolity of Some of my Remarks, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Occultism
  
  "Actions speak louder than words." (I positively leak proverbs this afternoon country air, I suppose): and where actions are the issue, devil a joke from Aleister!
  

1955-06-01 - The aesthetic conscience - Beauty and form - The roots of our life - The sense of beauty - Educating the aesthetic sense, taste - Mental constructions based on a revelation - Changing the world and humanity, #Questions And Answers 1955, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  
  In fact, beauty is something very elusive. It is a kind of harmony which you experience much more than think, and the true suprarational relation with beauty is not at all a reasonable relation (Sri Aurobindo will tell you this at the end), it completely overpasses reason, it is a contact in a higher realm. But what precisely he tells us in this paragraph is that when it is an instinct it is found mixed with movements of ignorance and a lack of culture and refinement. So this instinct is sometimes very gross and very imperfect in its expression. One can experience an aesthetic pleasure (let us call it that) in seeing something which is truly beautiful and at the same time something else which is not beautiful, but which gives one some sort of pleasure, because it is mixed, because ones aesthetic instinct is not pure, it is mixed with all kinds of sensations which are very crude and untrained. So it is here, as he says, that reason has its role, that it comes in to explain why a thing is beautiful, to educate the taste; but it is not final, and reason is not the final judge; it can very well make mistakes, only it is a little higher, as judgment, than that of a completely infrarational being who has no reason and no understanding of things. It is a stage. It is a stage, thats what he says, it is a stage. But if you want to realise true beauty, you must go beyond that, very far beyond this stage. In what follows in our reading he will explain it. But this is the summary of what he has said in this paragraph. At first your sense of beauty is instinctive, impulsive, infrarational, lacking light, wanting reason, simply without any true understanding, and so, because the origin of the aesthetic sense is infrarational, it is understood, one always says this: Theres no disputing tastes and colours. You know, there are all kinds of popular proverbs which say that the appreciation of the beautiful is not a matter of reasoning, everyone likes a particular thing he doesnt know why, he takes pleasure in looking at a thing, and this pleasure cannot be discussed. Well, this is the infrarational stage of the aesthetic sense.
  

1f.lovecraft - The Mound, #Lovecraft - Poems, #unset, #Kabbalah
   beings, and apparently nobody had ever had a very clear look at them.
   The Indians had one or two old proverbs about these phenomena, saying
   that men very old, make very big spirit; not so old, not so big; older

1.fs - The Proverbs Of Confucius, #Schiller - Poems, #Friedrich Schiller, #Poetry
  object:1.fs - The proverbs Of Confucius
  author class:Friedrich Schiller

1.jwvg - Book Of Proverbs, #Goethe - Poems, #Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, #Poetry
  object:1.jwvg - Book Of proverbs
  author class:Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

1.pbs - Peter Bell The Third, #Shelley - Poems, #Percy Bysshe Shelley, #Fiction
  Milk-pans and pails; and odd collections
  Of saws, and proverbs; and reflections
   Old parsons make in burying-grounds.

1.rwe - Saadi, #Emerson - Poems, #Ralph Waldo Emerson, #Philosophy
  Wise Ali's sunbright sayings pass
  For proverbs in the market-place;
  Through mountains bored by regal art

1.tm - A Practical Program for Monks, #unset, #Rabbi Moses Luzzatto, #Kabbalah
  
   Original Language English 1 Each one shall sit at table with his own cup and spoon, and with his own repentance. Each one's own business shall be his most important affair, and provide his own remedies. They have neglected bowl and plate. Have you a wooden fork? Yes, each monk has a wooden fork as well as a potato. 2 Each one shall wipe away tears with his own saint, when three bells hold in store a hot afternoon. Each one is supposed to mind his own heart, with its conscience, night and morning. Another turn on the wheel: ho hum! And observe the Abbot! Time to go to bed in a straw blanket. 3 Plenty of bread for everyone between prayers and the psalter: will you recite another? Merci, and Miserere. Always mind both the clock and the Abbot until eternity. Miserere. 4 Details of the Rule are all liquid and solid. What canon was the first to announce regimentation before us? Mind the step on the way down! Yes, I dare say you are right, Father. I believe you; I believe you. I believe it is easier when they have ice water and even a lemon. Each one can sit at table with his own lemon, and mind his own conscience. 5 Can we agree that the part about the lemon is regular? In any case, it is better to have sheep than peacocks, and cows rather than a chained leopard says Modest, in one of his proverbs. The monastery, being owner of a communal rowboat, is the antechamber of heaven. Surely that ought to be enough. 6 Each one can have some rain after Vespers on a hot afternoon, but ne quid nimis, or the purpose of the Order will be forgotten. We shall send you hyacinths and a sweet millennium. Everything the monastery provides is very pleasant to see and to sell for nothing. What is baked smells fine. There is a sign of God on every leaf that nobody sees in the garden. The fruit trees are there on purpose, even when no one is looking. Just put the apples in the basket. In Kentucky there is also room for a little cheese. Each one shall fold his own napkin, and neglect the others. 7 Rain is always very silent in the night, under such gentle cathedrals. Yes, I have taken care of the lamp, Miserere. Have you a patron saint, and an angel? Thank you. Even though the nights are never dangerous, I have one of everything. [1499.jpg] -- from Selected Poems of Thomas Merton, by Thomas Merton <   

2.18 - January 1939, #Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo, #unset, #Kabbalah
  
   The Roman poet says: "The Titans fall by their own mass." There is a similar idea in India when it is said: "The Asuras are too heavy for the earth to bear their weight." But some Asuras are clever enough to flourish in spite of proverbs.
  

30.01 - World-Literature, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 07, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  
   Literary creation starts with proverbs and fairy tales. Another stage sets in when men do not relish merely the simple narration but want to narrate in a lucid and artistic manner. Not only that, they do not want to indulge in any ordinary subject but want to speak of something momentous and significant. And here is the foundation of true literature. But still there is the admixture of popular, plebeian manners, modes of rustic consciousness. The touch of spirituality, i.e.Soulfulness, the savour of a bliss found elsewhere in seclusion and isolation and the wide universal experiences of a true seer have not yet penetrated there. The great poet exceeds not only his surroundings - his own people and land; he is able to acquaint us with other climes and times, and he succeeds even in expressing .the thoughts of humanity at large; but in the parochial poet who may speak of such things there is still a reflection of narrowness, similar to tall talk In the mouths of children. Here there is not much selection, no restraint, no constructiveness, no high seriousness - there is instead an abundance, a prolixity, almost a confusion and an irresponsibility, as it were, and as in the ordinary life there is a pull towards the physical, the external and the small. The Ballads of the English and the Romantic Songs of the French fall under this category. Likewise, however deep in spiritual significance may be our kirtansor the songs of the religious wanderers of our country, they can, without injustice, be classed with those Ballads and Romances of the West.
  

6.0 - Conscious, Unconscious, and Individuation, #The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  ones. The "Anima Christi" fought and finally destroyed the shards, which
  signify matter. In connection with Adam Belial the text refers to proverbs 6:12:
  "A naughty person, a wicked man, walketh with a froward mouth" (AV).

Book of Imaginary Beings (text), #unset, #Rabbi Moses Luzzatto, #Kabbalah
  down and the men drown. In the Greek bestiary, the whale
  stands for the whore of the proverbs (Her feet go down to
  death, her steps take hold on hell); in the Anglo-Saxon bestiary it stands for the Devil and Evil. These same symbolic

Book of Proverbs, #The Bible, #Anonymous, #Various
  object:Book of proverbs
  class:chapter
  --
  --- DESCRIPTION
  The Book of proverbs is one of the Wisdom Books of Hebrew Scripture, along with Job, Psalms, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Songs (Song of Solomon). The Greek Septuagint also includes the Books of Wisdom and Sirach. The Wisdom Literature is followed by the Prophets beginning with the Prophet Isaiah in the Greek Septuagint, Latin Vulgate, and the Christian Old Testament of the Bible.
  
  The primary purpose of the book is to teach wisdom, not only to the young and inexperienced but also to the learned. proverbs personifies wisdom as an idealistic woman.
  
  The Book of proverbs provides profound insights and exceptional wisdom on how to live a happy and peaceful life, by honoring and respecting God as all-good and all-powerful. The guiding principles of the Book are to "Trust in the Lord with all your heart" ( proverbs 3:5), and that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge (1:7, 9:10).
  
  The Book of proverbs - - was begun during the time of Solomon, the son of David, king of Israel, prior to the Babylonian exile. The account of his legendary wisdom was noted in I Kings 4:29-34. Solomon's name is mentioned three times in proverbs, at the beginning of the Book, and at the beginning of two Collections expressly attri buted to Solomon (10:1 and 25:1). It is noted at the beginning of the second collection that his sayings were collected by the men of King Hezekiah, who reigned from 715 to 687 BC. Other collections are the Sayings of the Wise (beginning 22:17), the Words of Agur (30:1), and Lemuel (31:1). The entire Book of proverbs is a composite work collected over time.
  
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  Christ and the Apostles directly quoted the proverbs (John 7:38, Romans 12:20, and James 4:6) or repeated their teaching.
  
  This selection highlights Chapter 1, the introduction; Chapter 3, Honor and Trust in God; Chapter 8, the personification of Wisdom; Chapter 10, the beginning of the first collection of the proverbs of Solomon; and Chapter 25, the beginning of the second collection of the proverbs of Solomon. Scriptures from Chapters 1, 3, 8, 10, and 25 are taken from the Holy Bible, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION Copyright 1973, 1978, 1984
  
  --- THE BOOK OF proverbs
  
  CHAPTER 1
  Purpose of the proverbs
  
  The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel:
  2 for attaining wisdom and discipline;
  --
  and let the discerning get guidance -
  6 for understanding proverbs and parables,
  the sayings and riddles of the wise.
  --
  CHAPTER 10
  First Collection of the proverbs of Solomon
  
  The proverbs of Solomon:
  
  --
  
  Second Collection of the proverbs of Solomon
  
  1 These are more proverbs of Solomon, copied by the men of Hezekiah king of Judah:
  

Book of Psalms, #The Bible, #Anonymous, #Various
  
  The Psalms begin the Writings or Hagiographa in the three-fold division of the Law of Moses, the Prophets, and Writings of Hebrew Scripture. In the four-fold division of the Greek Septuagint, the Latin Vulgate, and the Christian Old Testament of the Bible, the Psalms are part of the Wisdom Literature, which includes in the following order: the Books of Job, Psalms, proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Songs. The Greek Septuagint and Latin Vulgate also included the Books of Wisdom and Sirach.
  

BOOK XVIII. - A parallel history of the earthly and heavenly cities from the time of Abraham to the end of the world, #City of God, #Saint Augustine of Hippo, #Christianity
  
  When Zedekiah reigned over the Hebrews, and Tarquinius Priscus, the successor of Ancus Martius, over the Romans, the Jewish people was led captive into Babylon, Jerusalem and the temple built by Solomon being overthrown. For the prophets, in chiding them for their iniquity and impiety, predicted that these things should come to pass, especially Jeremiah, who even stated the number of years. Pittacus of Mitylene, another of the sages, is reported to have lived at that time. And Eusebius writes that, while the people of God were held captive in Babylon, the five other sages lived, who must be added to Thales, whom we mentioned above, and Pittacus, in order to make up the seven. These are Solon of Athens, Chilo of Lacedmon, Periander of Corinth, Cleobulus of Lindus, and Bias of Priene. These flourished after the theological poets, and were called sages, because they excelled other men in a certain laudable line of life, and summed up some moral precepts in epigrammatic sayings. But they left posterity no literary[Pg 246] monuments, except that Solon is alleged to have given certain laws to the Athenians, and Thales was a natural philosopher, and left books of his doctrine in short proverbs. In that time of the Jewish captivity, Anaximander, Anaximenes, and Xenophanes, the natural philosophers, flourished. Pythagoras also lived then, and at this time the name philosopher was first used.
  

BOOK XVII. - The history of the city of God from the times of the prophets to Christ, #City of God, #Saint Augustine of Hippo, #Christianity
  
  "They that were full of bread," she says, "are diminished, and the hungry have gone beyond the earth." Who are to be understood as full of bread except those same who were as if mighty, that is, the Israelites, to whom were committed the oracles of God?[357] But among that people the children of the bond maid were diminished,by which word minus, although it is Latin, the idea is well expressed that from being greater they were made less,because, even in the very bread, that is, the divine oracles, which the Israelites alone of all nations have received, they savour earthly things. But the nations to whom that law was not given, after they have come through the New Testament to these oracles, by thirsting much have gone beyond the earth, because in them they have savoured not earthly, but heavenly things. And the reason why this is done is as it were sought; "for the barren," she says, "hath born seven, and she that hath many children is waxed feeble." Here all that had been prophesied hath shone forth to those who understood the number seven, which signifies the perfection of the universal Church. For which reason also the Apostle John writes to the seven churches,[358] showing in that way that he writes to the totality of the one Church; and in the proverbs of Solomon it is said[Pg 174] aforetime, prefiguring this, "Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath streng thened her seven pillars."[359] For the city of God was barren in all nations before that child arose whom we see.[360] We also see that the temporal Jerusalem, who had many children, is now waxed feeble. Because, whoever in her were sons of the free woman were her strength; but now, forasmuch as the letter is there, and not the spirit, having lost her strength, she is waxed feeble.
  
  --
  
  David therefore reigned in the earthly Jerusalem, a son of the heavenly Jerusalem, much praised by the divine testimony; for even his faults are overcome by great piety, through the most salutary humility of his repentance, that he is altoge ther one of those of whom he himself says, "Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered."[475] After him Solomon his son reigned over the same whole people, who, as was said before, began to reign while his father was still alive. This man, after good beginnings, made a bad end. For indeed "prosperity, which wears out the minds of the wise,"[476] hurt him more than that wisdom profited him, which even yet is and shall hereafter be renowned, and was then praised far and wide. He also is found to have prophesied in his books, of which three are received as of canonical authority, proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Songs. But it has been customary to ascribe to Solomon other two, of which one is called Wisdom, the other Ecclesiasticus, on account of some resemblance of style,but the more learned have no doubt that they are not his; yet of old the Church, especially the Western, received them into authority,in the one of which, called the Wisdom of Solomon, the passion of Christ is most openly prophesied. For indeed His impious murderers are quoted as saying, "Let us lie in wait for the righteous, for he is unpleasant to us, and contrary to our works; and he upbraideth us with our transgressions of the law, and objecteth to our disgrace the transgressions of our education. He professeth to have the knowledge of God, and he calleth himself the Son of God. He was made to reprove our thoughts. He is grievous for us even to behold; for his[Pg 210] life is unlike other men's, and his ways are different. We are esteemed of him as counterfeits; and he abstaineth from our ways as from filthiness. He extols the latter end of the righteous; and glorieth that he hath God for his Father. Let us see, therefore, if his words be true; and let us try what shall happen to him, and we shall know what shall be the end of him. For if the righteous be the Son of God, He will undertake for him, and deliver him out of the hand of those that are against him. Let us put him to the question with contumely and torture, that we may know his reverence, and prove his patience. Let us condemn him to the most shameful death; for by His own sayings He shall be respected. These things did they imagine, and were mistaken; for their own malice hath quite blinded them."[477] But in Ecclesiasticus the future faith of the nations is predicted in this manner: "Have mercy upon us, O God, Ruler of all, and send Thy fear upon all the nations: lift up Thine hand over the strange nations, and let them see Thy power. As Thou wast sanctified in us before them, so be Thou sanctified in them before us, and let them acknowledge Thee, according as we also have acknowledged Thee; for there is not a God beside Thee, O Lord."[478] We see this prophecy in the form of a wish and prayer fulfilled through Jesus Christ. But the things which are not written in the canon of the Jews cannot be quoted against their contradictions with so great validity.
  
  But as regards those three books which it is evident are Solomon's, and held canonical by the Jews, to show what of this kind may be found in them pertaining to Christ and the Church demands a laborious discussion, which, if now entered on, would leng then this work unduly. Yet what we read in the proverbs of impious men saying, "Let us unrighteously hide in the earth the righteous man; yea, let us swallow him up alive as hell, and let us take away his memory from the earth: let us seize his precious possession,"[479] is not so obscure that it may not be understood, without laborious exposition, of Christ and His possession the Church. Indeed, the gospel parable about the wicked husbandmen shows that our Lord Jesus Himself said something like it: "This is the heir; come,[Pg 211] let us kill him, and the inheritance shall be ours."[480] In like manner also that passage in this same book, on which we have already touched[481] when we were speaking of the barren woman who hath born seven, must soon after it was uttered have come to be understood of only Christ and the Church by those who knew that Christ was the Wisdom of God. "Wisdom hath builded her an house, and hath set up seven pillars; she hath sacrificed her victims, she hath mingled her wine in the bowl; she hath also furnished her table. She hath sent her servants summoning to the bowl with excellent proclamation, saying, Who is simple, let him turn aside to me. And to the void of sense she hath said, Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mingled for you."[482] Here certainly we perceive that the Wisdom of God, that is, the Word co-eternal with the Father, hath builded Him an house, even a human body in the virgin womb, and hath subjoined the Church to it as members to a head, hath slain the martyrs as victims, hath furnished a table with wine and bread, where appears also the priesthood after the order of Melchizedek, and hath called the simple and the void of sense, because, as saith the apostle, "He hath chosen the weak things of this world that He might confound the things which are mighty."[483] Yet to these weak ones she saith what follows, "Forsake simplicity, that ye may live; and seek prudence, that ye may have life."[484] But to be made partakers of this table is itself to begin to have life. For when he says in another book, which is called Ecclesiastes, "There is no good for a man, except that he should eat and drink,"[485] what can he be more credibly understood to say, than what belongs to the participation of this table which the Mediator of the New Testament Himself, the Priest after the order of Melchizedek, furnishes with His own body and blood? For that sacrifice has succeeded all the sacrifices of the Old Testament, which were slain as a shadow of that which was to come; wherefore also we recognise the voice in the 40th Psalm as that of the same Mediator speaking through prophesy, "Sacrifice and offering[Pg 212] Thou didst not desire; but a body hast Thou perfected for me."[486] Because, instead of all these sacrifices and oblations, His body is offered, and is served up to the partakers of it. For that this Ecclesiastes, in this sentence about eating and drinking, which he often repeats, and very much commends, does not savour the dainties of carnal pleasures, is made plain enough when he says, "It is better to go into the house of mourning than to go into the house of feasting."[487] And a little after He says, "The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning, and the heart of the simple in the house of feasting."[488] But I think that more worthy of quotation from this book which relates to both cities, the one of the devil, the other of Christ, and to their kings, the devil and Christ: "Woe to thee, O land," he says, "when thy king is a youth, and thy princes eat in the morning! Blessed art thou, O land, when thy king is the son of nobles, and thy princes eat in season, in fortitude, and not in confusion!"[489] He has called the devil a youth, because of the folly and pride, and rashness and unruliness, and other vices which are wont to abound at that age; but Christ is the Son of nobles, that is, of the holy patriarchs, of those belonging to the free city, of whom He was begotten in the flesh. The princes of that and other cities are eaters in the morning, that is, before the suitable hour, because they do not expect the seasonable felicity, which is the true, in the world to come, desiring to be speedily made happy with the renown of this world, but the princes of the city of Christ patiently wait for the time of a blessedness that is not fallacious. This is expressed by the words, "in fortitude, and not in confusion," because hope does not deceive them, of which the apostle says, "But hope maketh not ashamed."[490] A psalm also saith, "For they that hope in Thee shall not be put to shame."[491] But now the Song of Songs is a certain spiritual pleasure of holy minds, in the marriage of that King and Queen-city, that is, Christ and the Church. But this pleasure is wrapped up in allegorical veils, that the Bridegroom may be more ardently desired, and more joyfully unveiled, and may appear; to whom it is said in this same song, "Equity hath delighted Thee;"[Pg 213][492] and the bride who those hears, "Charity is in thy delights."[493] We pass over many things in silence, in our desire to finish this work.
  

Gorgias, #unset, #Rabbi Moses Luzzatto, #Kabbalah
  
  The 'accustomed irony' of Socrates adds a corollary to the argument:'Would you punish your enemy, you should allow him to escape unpunished'this is the true retaliation. (Compare the obscure verse of proverbs, 'Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him,' etc., quoted in Romans.)
  

Symposium, #unset, #Rabbi Moses Luzzatto, #Kabbalah
  
  And this is what I and many others have suffered from the flute-playing of this satyr. Yet hear me once more while I show you how exact the image is, and how marvellous his power. For let me tell you; none of you know him; but I will reveal him to you; having begun, I must go on. See you how fond he is of the fair? He is always with them and is always being smitten by them, and then again he knows nothing and is ignorant of all thingssuch is the appearance which he puts on. Is he not like a Silenus in this? To be sure he is: his outer mask is the carved head of the Silenus; but, O my companions in drink, when he is opened, what temperance there is residing within! Know you that beauty and wealth and honour, at which the many wonder, are of no account with him, and are utterly despised by him: he regards not at all the persons who are gifted with them; mankind are nothing to him; all his life is spent in mocking and flouting at them. But when I opened him, and looked within at his serious purpose, I saw in him divine and golden images of such fascinating beauty that I was ready to do in a moment whatever Socrates commanded: they may have escaped the observation of others, but I saw them. Now I fancied that he was seriously enamoured of my beauty, and I thought that I should therefore have a grand opportunity of hearing him tell what he knew, for I had a wonderful opinion of the attractions of my youth. In the prosecution of this design, when I next went to him, I sent away the attendant who usually accompanied me (I will confess the whole truth, and beg you to listen; and if I speak falsely, do you, Socrates, expose the falsehood). Well, he and I were alone together, and I thought that when there was nobody with us, I should hear him speak the language which lovers use to their loves when they are by themselves, and I was delighted. Nothing of the sort; he conversed as usual, and spent the day with me and then went away. Afterwards I challenged him to the palaestra; and he wrestled and closed with me several times when there was no one present; I fancied that I might succeed in this manner. Not a bit; I made no way with him. Lastly, as I had failed hitherto, I thought that I must take stronger measures and attack him boldly, and, as I had begun, not give him up, but see how matters stood between him and me. So I invited him to sup with me, just as if he were a fair youth, and I a designing lover. He was not easily persuaded to come; he did, however, after a while accept the invitation, and when he came the first time, he wanted to go away at once as soon as supper was over, and I had not the face to detain him. The second time, still in pursuance of my design, after we had supped, I went on conversing far into the night, and when he wanted to go away, I pretended that the hour was late and that he had much better remain. So he lay down on the couch next to me, the same on which he had supped, and there was no one but ourselves sleeping in the apartment. All this may be told without shame to any one. But what follows I could hardly tell you if I were sober. Yet as the proverb says, 'In vino veritas,' whether with boys, or without them (In allusion to two proverbs.); and therefore I must speak. Nor, again, should I be justified in concealing the lofty actions of Socrates when I come to praise him. Moreover I have felt the serpent's sting; and he who has suffered, as they say, is willing to tell his fellow-sufferers only, as they alone will be likely to understand him, and will not be extreme in judging of the sayings or doings which have been wrung from his agony. For I have been bitten by a more than viper's tooth; I have known in my soul, or in my heart, or in some other part, that worst of pangs, more violent in ingenuous youth than any serpent's tooth, the pang of philosophy, which will make a man say or do anything. And you whom I see around me, Phaedrus and Agathon and Eryximachus and Pausanias and Aristodemus and Aristophanes, all of you, and I need not say Socrates himself, have had experience of the same madness and passion in your longing after wisdom. Therefore listen and excuse my doings then and my sayings now. But let the attendants and other profane and unmannered persons close up the doors of their ears.
  

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Wikipedia - Adagia -- Collection of Greek and Latin proverbs, compiled by Erasmus of Rotterdam
Wikipedia - All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy -- Proverb suggesting that lack of free time encourages lack of spirit
Wikipedia - As a dog returns to his vomit, so a fool repeats his folly -- Biblical proverb
Wikipedia - Book of Proverbs -- Book of the Bible
Wikipedia - Cart before the horse -- Idiom or proverb
Wikipedia - Category:Proverbs
Wikipedia - Fortune favours the bold -- Translation of a Latin proverb
Wikipedia - French proverbs -- Wikiquote redirect
Wikipedia - Homo homini lupus -- Latin proverb
Wikipedia - If wishes were horses, beggars would ride -- English proverb and nursery rhyme
Wikipedia - Like sheep to the slaughter -- A proverb regarding the Jewish Holocaust
Wikipedia - List of German proverbs -- Wikipedia list article
Wikipedia - List of proverbial phrases -- Wikimedia list article
Wikipedia - Netherlandish Proverbs -- Painting by Pieter Bruegel the Elder
Wikipedia - No friends but the mountains -- Kurdish proverb
Wikipedia - Paremiography -- The study of the collection and writing of proverbs
Wikipedia - Paremiology -- The collection and study of proverbs
Wikipedia - Proverbia Grecorum
Wikipedia - Proverbs of Hell
Wikipedia - proverb
Wikipedia - Proverb -- Short traditional saying that expresses a perceived truth
Wikipedia - Russian proverbs
Wikipedia - Songs and Proverbs of William Blake -- music by Benjamin Britten
Wikipedia - Tegelspreuken -- Decorative tiles inscribed with proverbs or aphorisms, often in blue-and-white Delftware style
Wikipedia - The Durham Proverbs
Wikipedia - The enemy of my enemy is my friend -- Ancient proverb
Wikipedia - The Moon is made of green cheese -- A fanciful belief used as a metaphor and proverb
Wikipedia - The pot calling the kettle black -- Proverbial idiom referring to an example of hypocrisy
Wikipedia - Trust, but verify -- Russian proverb
Wikipedia - Wellerism -- Saying that makes fun of an established proverb
Wikipedia - When life gives you lemons, make lemonade -- Proverb
Wikipedia - When two tigers fight -- Chinese proverb
Miracle Beach(1992) - A romantically hapless young man named Scott has his life changed when he finds the proverbial genie-in-a-bottle, in this case a very comely lass named Jeannie. With Jeannie granting wishes left and right, Scott soon has a fine house, a wonderful car, and a chance to impress the girl of his dreams....
The Air I Breathe(2007) - A drama based on an ancient Chinese proverb that breaks life down into four emotional cornerstones: happiness, pleasure, sorrow and love. A businessman bets his life on a horse race; a gangster sees the future; a pop star falls prey to a crime boss; a doctor must save the love of his life.
The Air I Breathe (2007) ::: 6.8/10 -- R | 1h 35min | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 17 October 2008 (Mexico) -- A drama based on an ancient Chinese proverb that breaks life down into four emotional cornerstones: happiness, pleasure, sorrow and love. A businessman bets his life on a horse race; a gangster sees the future; a pop star falls prey to a crime boss; a doctor must save the love of his life. Director: Jieho Lee
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