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Words of Wisdom

"Hear instruction, and be wise."1

I love one-liners. Many are like modern proverbs and are like nuggets of gold or pearls of wisdom. Here are a few:

"Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best." William Blake

"Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated; you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps." David Lloyd George

"I would rather fail in a cause that will ultimately triumph than to triumph in a cause that will ultimately fail." Jim Elliot

"Would that God would make hell so real to us that we cannot rest; heaven so real that we must have men there; Christ so real that our supreme motive and aim shall be to make the Man of Sorrows the Man of Joy by the conversion to him of many." J. Hudson Taylor.

"If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow." Chinese proverb

"You are wise when you learn from your mistakes. You are wiser still when you learn from others' mistakes." Rob Acker

"The experience of resistance and frustration is often an indication that you are doing the wrong thing." Brian Tracy

"Every person is working for him or herself." Brian Tracy

"He who never walks except where he sees other men's tracks will make no discoveries." Unknown

"Success is a marathon, not a sprint." Unknown

And, "If it's going to be, it will be up to me." Robert Schuller

"I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?" God (Jeremiah 32:27, NIV).

"Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths" God (Proverbs 3:5-6, NKJV).

Suggested prayer: "Dear God, please give me a heart for wisdom that I might know your truth and live according to it. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully in Jesus' name, amen."

For more great quotes see "Quotable Quotes" at: Also check out Weekend Encounter as there are new quotes every week. See this week's edition at:

1. Proverbs 8:33 (KJV).


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