Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 2, 2009
Wisdom, Skill, and Virtue
Someone once said:
Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it. (Everywoman’s Family Circle as found in Tan, Paul Lee: Encyclopedia of 7700 Illustrations : A Treasury of Illustrations, Anecdotes, Facts and Quotations for
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 27, 2010
THE WISDOM OF CHILDREN
Patrick aged 10: "Never trust a dog to watch your food."
Michael aged 14: "When your dad is mad and asks you, "Do I look stupid?" don't answer him."
Joel, aged 10: "Don't pick on your sister when she's holding a cricket bat."
Andrew aged 9: "Puppies still have bad
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 29, 2010
A FATHER'S WISDOM
A father and his small son were out walking one day when the lad asked him a question. "Dad, how does electricity could go through the wires stretched between the telephone poles?
"I don't know," said his father. "I never knew much about electricity."
A few roads farther
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on May 23, 2011
Wisdom not valued much in modern society, so wisdom literature not popular in our culture; In the past, Aesop's fables--which are amazing--used to be a common resource for popular wisdom. But in the ancient near east, wisdom literature abounded.
Shortly before Solomon, an
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Mar 12, 2012
An angel appears at a faculty meeting and tells the dean, "In return for your unselfish and exemplary behavior, the Lord will reward you with your choice of infinite wealth, wisdom, or beauty."
"Give me infinite wisdom!" declares the dean, without hesitation.
Contributed by Rick Stacy on Dec 16, 2002
THE WISDOM OF BABES
Have you ever heard the phrase, “Out of the mouth of babes?” Certainly you have. It comes from the simple truth that sometimes it takes a child to reveal lasting wisdom. It seems foolish but it isn’t!
· Patrick, age 10, said, “Never trust a dog to watch
Contributed by Jim Kane on Sep 27, 2008
But God gives us wisdom, His wisdom, much of which, I believe is hindsight that develops our foresight, though we cannot see or know the near future as it develops in front of us. William V. Pietsch gives us the picture of being on a ship in this regard as he wrote, ‘someone once compared God’s
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too
Contributed by Timothy Enns on Nov 21, 2014
Worldly wisdom says you need a plan even when God calls! Godly wisdom says the
Pass Your Wisdom
You and I are supposed to be passing wisdom to each other... Here's the good news - every one of you can do that! Every one of you has the potential to pass on wisdom: To help someone grow, to help inspire someone, to champion someone ...to add value to their life. Every one of
Contributed by Dennis Davidson on May 30, 2011
THE WISDOM OF WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN
WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN was a U.S. Congressman, 3-time Democratic presidential nominee, and Secretary of State who served this country for three decades. He is probably best remembered for the famous Scopes Trial in 1925 at Dayton TN. This man's far reaching
Contributed by Ted Sutherland on Feb 19, 2001
Intelligence is not the same as wisdom.
A minister, a Boy Scout, and a computer expert were the only passengers on a small plane. The pilot came back to the cabin and said that the plane was going down but there were only three parachutes and four people. The pilot added, “I should have one of
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 11, 2001
Wisdom is the power to see and the inclination to choose the best and highest goal, together with the surest means of attaining
On the Lighter side: The Wisdom of Cowboys:
Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad
Lettin’ the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier ’n puttin’ it back in.
If you’re ridin’ ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and
then to make sure it’s