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Bible Verses and Quotes: Christian Wisdom

This category lists gems of wisdom found in the Bible. Reflect on these passages and quotations in your quest for greater spiritual knowledge.

Showing 1 through 36 of 71 quotations in this category.

"Character is doing the right thing when nobody's looking. There are too many people who think that the only thing that's right is to get by, and the only thing that's wrong is to get caught."
-J. C. Watts


"Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?"
-Abraham Lincoln


"By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures."
-Proverbs 24:3-4


"My son, preserve sound judgment and discernment, do not let them out of your sight; they will be life for you, an ornament to grace your neck. Then you will go on your way in safety, and your foot will not stumble. "
-Proverbs 3:21-23


"Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue. "
-Proverbs 17:28


"Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue. "
-Proverbs 17:28


"A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger."
-Proverbs 15:1


"How much better to get wisdom than gold, to choose understanding rather than silver!"
-Proverbs 16:16


"A man's wisdom gives him patience; it is to his glory to overlook an offense."
-Proverbs 19:11


"A man's wisdom gives him patience; it is to his glory to overlook an offense."
-Proverbs 19:11


"Gold there is, and rubies in abundance, but lips that speak knowledge are a rare jewel."
-Proverbs 20:15


"In the struggle against evil, there is no shame in defeat -- only in not fighting."
-Steven Hart


"A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger."
-Proverbs 15:1


"Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines."
-Satchel Paige


"When the passions become masters, they are vices."
-Blaise Pascal


"He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; he who cherishes understanding prospers."
-Proverbs 19:8


"He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; he who cherishes understanding prospers."
-Proverbs 19:8


"Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be."
-Thomas a Kempis


"No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money."
-Matthew 6:24


"Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?"
-Matthew 6:27


"Begin to weave and God will give you the thread."
-German Proverb


"Choose my instruction instead of silver, knowledge rather than choice gold, for wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her."
-Proverbs 8:10-11


"Do not rebuke a mocker or he will hate you; rebuke a wise man and he will love you. Instruct a wise man and he will be wiser still; teach a righteous man and he will add to his learning."
-Proverbs 9:8-9


"Do not rebuke a mocker or he will hate you; rebuke a wise man and he will love you. Instruct a wise man and he will be wiser still; teach a righteous man and he will add to his learning."
-Proverbs 9:8-9


"The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding."
-Proverbs 9:10


"A simple man believes anything, but a prudent man gives thought to his steps."
-Proverbs 14:15


"Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting, with strife."
-Proverbs 17:1


"A fool finds no pleasure in understanding but delights in airing his own opinions."
-Proverbs 18:2


"Wealth brings many friends, but a poor man's friend deserts him."
-Proverbs 19:4


"A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control."
-Proverbs 29:11


"Generations come and generations go, but the earth remains forever. The sun rises and the sun sets, and hurries back to where it rises. The wind blows to the south and turns to the north; round and round it goes, ever returning on its course. All streams flow into the sea, yet the sea is never full. To the place the streams come from, there they return again."
-Ecclesiastes 1:4-7


"A man's own folly ruins his life, yet his heart rages against the LORD."
-Proverbs 19:3


"There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the LORD."
-Proverbs 21:30


"For with much wisdom comes much sorrow; the more knowledge, the more grief."
-Ecclesiastes 1:18


"And I saw that all labor and all achievement spring from man's envy of his neighbor. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind."
-Ecclesiastes 4:4


"Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up! Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken."
-Ecclesiastes 4:9-12


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