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 37 through 71 of 71 quotations in this category.

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

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

"Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth."
-Proverbs 27:1

"Stone is heavy and sand a burden, but provocation by a fool is heavier than both."
-Proverbs 27:3

"Rich and poor have this in common: The LORD is the Maker of them all."
-Proverbs 22:2

"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

"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

"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

"Whatever wisdom may be, it is far off and most profound- who can discover it? So I turned my mind to understand, to investigate and to search out wisdom and the scheme of things and to understand the stupidity of wickedness and the madness of folly."
-Ecclesiastes 7:24-24

"Where is the wise man? Where is the scholar? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?"
-1 Corinthians 1:20

"The poor are shunned even by their neighbors, but the rich have many friends."
-Proverbs 14:20

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

"One man pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth."
-Proverbs 13:7

"Like a bad tooth or a lame foot is reliance on the unfaithful in times of trouble."
-Proverbs 25:19

"A fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult."
-Proverbs 12:16

"So I reflected on all this and concluded that the righteous and the wise and what they do are in God's hands, but no man knows whether love or hate awaits him."
-Ecclesiastes 9:1

"A fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult."
-Proverbs 12:16

"When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom."
-Proverbs 11:2

"If you are wise, your wisdom will reward you; if you are a mocker, you alone will suffer."
-Proverbs 9:12

"A fool finds pleasure in evil conduct, but a man of understanding delights in wisdom."
-Proverbs 10:23

"An honest answer is like a kiss on the lips."
-Proverbs 24:26

"I saw that wisdom is better than folly, just as light is better than darkness. The wise man has eyes in his head, while the fool walks in the darkness; but I came to realize that the same fate overtakes them both."
-Ecclesiastes 2:13-14

"The first to present his case seems right, till another comes forward and questions him."
-Proverbs 18:17

"It is not good to have zeal without knowledge, nor to be hasty and miss the way."
-Proverbs 19:2

"Answer a fool according to his folly, or he will be wise in his own eyes."
-Proverbs 26:5

"Without wood a fire goes out; without gossip a quarrel dies down."
-Proverbs 26:20

"Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing."
-Proverbs 12:18

"When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise."
-Proverbs 10:19

"Men do not despise a thief if he steals to satisfy his hunger when he is starving."
-Proverbs 6:30

"To choose rationally, one must choose morally."
-David Gauthier

"Patience is the companion of wisdom."
-Saint Augustine

"Of all the pursuits open to men, the search for wisdom is most perfect, more sublime, more profitable, and more full of joy."
-Thomas Aquinas

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