Benjamin Franklin Quotes

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It is hard for an empty bag to stand upright.

Well done is better than well said.

Much of Franklin’s wisdom was shared in his published pamphlet, “Poor Richard’s Almanack,” which appeared continually from 1732 to 1758. He adopted the pseudonym of “Poor Richard” or “Richard Saunders” as the publisher and author. 

Lucille Ball Quotes

In life, all good things come hard, but wisdom is the hardest to come by.

One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’t play to get discouraged.

Lucille Ball (1911-1989) persevered through a quiet film career in the 1930s and 1940s.  Television would be her gateway to stardom with her memorable sitcom “I Love Lucy.”  This comedic actress earned five Emmy Awards for her television work.

Living Word (Haiku Series #148)

Follow

Holy Father guides

Lives grow in maturity—

Walk in His wisdom

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Taste

Tempting distractions

Persevere, lasting faith built—

Upon Bread of Life

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Praise

Honor blessed God

Heavenly music singing—

In tune with His will

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Wisdom’s Guardrails

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Life’s journey fills with mistakes

Wisdom’s guardrails prevent headaches

 

Working together as a team

Life’s active, productive sunbeam

 

Be available to others

Treat everyone as brothers

 

Come prepared for each assignment

Results in flawless alignment

 

Apologize for day’s misdeeds

Forgiveness sowing fertile seeds

 

Keep secrets to self, follow scripts

Remember now, loose lips sink ships

 

Checking answers, rechecking twice

Turn over each stone, good advice

 

Patiently molding shapeless clay

Details finished, now walk away

 

Stay together, through thick ‘n thin

Tight as a fist, faithful linchpin

 

Taking charge, bold skipper steering

Encouraging words now cheering

 

Sometimes, life’s outcomes say we’re wrong

Solving mistakes, newest hit song

 

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This poem’s wisdom was gleamed from Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs on the American television drama, “NCIS.”  Throughout the nearly endless episodes, Mark Harmon’s character shares his timely wisdom from “Gibbs’ Rules.”

Benjamin Franklin Quote

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Genius is nothing more than a greater aptitude for patience.

From 1 Thessalonians 5:14:  “And we urge you, beloved, to admonish the idlers, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with all of them.”

Benjamin Franklin Quotes

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Who is wise?  He that learns from everyone.

Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.

Much of Franklin’s wisdom was shared in his published pamphlet, “Poor Richard’s Almanack,” which appeared continually from 1732 to 1758. He adopted the pseudonym of “Poor Richard” or “Richard Saunders” as the publisher and author. 

Wisdom for a Lifetime

From Proverbs 2:2:  “Making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding.”

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Pursuing God’s Holy truth

His hand keeps life’s fires burning

Fear and respect the Father

His desires always churning

 

Guarding life’s path of justice

His knowledge opens our minds

Preserve lasting faith and hope

His prudence watches over

 

Seeking God’s honest insight

His love preserving our hope

Witness both past and future

His view from stars’ telescope

 

Offering life a fresh look

His mercy brings a new day

Hear God’s blessed instructions

His dominion lights our way

 

Accepting God’s sacred Word

His wisdom enriching lives

Treasure Holy commandments

His teaching forever thrives

 

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From the words of American pastor and Christian author, Charles Swindoll:  “The thing we have to do in our walk with God is to listen carefully from day to day.”

Warren Wiersbe Quote

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God does not give His counsel to the curious or the careless; He reveals His will to the concerned and to the consecrated.

From James 1:5:  “If any of you is lacking in wisdom, ask God, who gives to all generously and ungrudgingly, and it will be given you.”