Tuesday, September 30, 2008

A little wisdom, please.

A little wisdom couldn’t hurt in times like ours:
from Epictetus, Greek philosopher, AD 55:

“Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich,
for the hopes of the instructed are better than the wealth of the ignorant.”

“Unless we place our religion & our treasure in the same thing,
religion will always be sacrificed.”

and from Proverbs 3:1-6

“My son, do not forget my teaching,
but keep my commands in your heart,
for they will prolong your life many years
and bring you prosperity.

Let love and faithfulness never leave you;
bind them around your neck,
write them on the tablet of your heart.
then you will win favor & a good name with God & man.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways acknowledge Him & He will make your paths straight.”

and from Epictetus: “If you wish to be a writer, write.”

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