Tuesday, June 16, 2009

More Cool Thoughts...

It is hard to summarize 3 chapters of the Sayings of the Wise, or Proverbs, as we commonly know it. Here are some more great sayings...

Proverbs 19
If You Quit Listening

1 Better to be poor and honest than a rich person no one can trust.

2 Ignorant zeal is worthless;
haste makes waste.

3 People ruin their lives by their own stupidity,
so why does God always get blamed?

4 Wealth attracts friends as honey draws flies,
but poor people are avoided like a plague.

5 Perjury won't go unpunished.
Would you let a liar go free?

6 Lots of people flock around a generous person;
everyone's a friend to the philanthropist.

7 When you're down on your luck, even your family avoids you—
yes, even your best friends wish you'd get lost.
If they see you coming, they look the other way
—out of sight, out of mind.

8 Grow a wise heart—you'll do yourself a favor;
keep a clear head—you'll find a good life.

9 The person who tells lies gets caught;
the person who spreads rumors is ruined.

10 Blockheads shouldn't live on easy street
any more than workers should give orders to their boss.

11 Smart people know how to hold their tongue;
their grandeur is to forgive and forget.

Each wise saying triggers an "aha..." a story or a memory of how that was so true.

I think of the book called "No One Left to Lie To" about Bill Clinton's time in office.

Or how MC Hammer had lots of friends when the money was abundant, and how so many left him when the hard times hit.

More cool thoughts...

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