Words of Wisdom


#1

Human fallibility being what it is,
victory and truth
do not always go together. Therefore,
if you have to always win,
you can’t always be true.

Rabbi Nachman of Breslov


#2

I like it :thumbsup:
there is a lot of wisdom in the Jewish tradition


#3

The book of Wisdoms from the Bible is great. :slight_smile:


#4

What is a human being, what purpose does he serve?
What is good and what is bad for him?
The length of his life; a hundred years at most.
Like a drop of water from the sea, or a grain of sand,
such are these few years compared with eternity.
This is why the Lord is patient with them.
He sees and recognizes how wretched their end is,
and so makes his forgiveness the greater.
Human compassion extends to neighbors,
but the Lord’s compassion extends to everyone;
rebuking, correcting and teaching,
brining them back as a shepherd brings his flock.
He has compassion on those who accept correction,
and who fervently search for his judgments.

Ecclesiasticus 18:8-14

My child, if you aspire to serve the Lord, prepare yourself for an ordeal.
Be sincere of heart, be steadfast, and do not be alarmed when disater comes.
Cling to him and do not leave him, so that you may be honored at the end of your days.
Whatever happens to you accept it, and in the uncertainties of your humble state, be patient, since gold is tested in the fire, and the chosen in the furnace of humiliation.
Ecclesiasticus 2:1-5


#5

You are wherever your thoughts are.

Make sure your thoughts are where you want to be.
R. Nachman


#6

That’s a good one.

Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me.
G. Pyle
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#7

Be forwarned:

Man and money cannot
remain together forever.
Either the money is taken
from the man,
or the man is taken
from the money.


#8

If you pursue virture, you will attain it
and put it on like a festal gown.
Birds consort with their kind,
truth comes home to those who practice it.
The lion lies in wait for its prey,
so does sin for those who do wrong.


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