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)


Holy Father guides

Lives grow in maturity—

Walk in His wisdom

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Tempting distractions

Persevere, lasting faith built—

Upon Bread of Life

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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 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.”

American Presidents Quotes

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Millard Fillmore

May God save the country, for it is evident that people will not.

Franklin Pierce

If your past is limited, your future is boundless.

Pursuing Wisdom

From the words of Latin priest and theologian Jerome of Stridon:  “Love Holy Scripture, and wisdom will love you.  Love her, and she will keep you.  Honor her, and she will keep you.”

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Pursuing wisdom over a lifetime

Gathering, enriching a single life

Applying to everyday challenges

Loving Scripture, supplanting darkest strife


Seeking wisdom with a hunger for more

Searching in the truthful and proper place

Persevering with consistency now

Tasting God’s Holy Word and loving Grace


Sustaining the tree of life, holding fast

Following a righteous path, leads to peace

Finding God’s wisdom, life’s only true wealth

Blessing His wisdom, sustains life’s new lease


Trusting these blessed fruits of God’s wisdom

Turning evil away, aligned with Him

Refreshing mind and body, healing flesh

Respecting God’s Word, singing a new hymn


Treating our neighbors better than ourselves

Trusting, loving, supporting each other

Walking together with God, hand in hand

Partnering with each sister and brother 

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From Proverbs 3:13:  “Happy are those who find wisdom, and those who get understanding,”

American Presidents Quotes


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Andrew Jackson

Americans are not a perfect people, but we are called to a perfect mission.

Martin Van Buren

The government should not be guided by Temporary Excitement, but by Sober Second Thought.