Site Map
Wisdom of Proverbs
  3 › 4 › 7 Set Section Search Previous Next
Reservations Collection  

TAO STUDY

Words of Wisdom (WOW)

Words of wisdom Really hard tenets can be simple to look at. Perhaps you tailor some of them to your own living, or the other way round, as you can. Your id (basic zest and joy of living) then needs to be modified to fit in to that again.

Below are some words from the Book of Proverbs, which to no small extent is a medley on top of the many-cultural heritage Hebrews received from neighbouring countries. Proverbs are put in the mouth of king Solomon, and some appear to be made by him too. [Ebu; "Biblical Literature and Its Critical Interpretation: Old Testament literature: THE KETUVIM: Proverbs."]

"Beaver" below or on other of these pages at times refers to human id (libido).

LoWisdom resides in the heart of the discerning and truly wise gentleman, and he should be smart enough to make it

Words of wisdom as a lion cub Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you. Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding. [4:6-7]

Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. [4:23]

Wisdom reposes in the heart of the discerning and even among fools she lets herself be known. [14:33]

The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, turning a man from the snares of death. [13:14]

The truly righteous man attains life, but he who pursues evil goes to his death. [11:19]

Through [golden wisdom] your days will be many, and years will be added to your life. If you are wise, your wisdom will reward you . . . [9:11-12]

A wife of noble character . . . is worth far more than rubies. . . . She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. . . . and faithful instruction is on her tongue . . . she does not eat the bread of idleness. [31:10, 25-27]

A malicious man disguises himself with his lips, but in his heart he harbours deceit. Though his speech is charming, do not believe him . . . [26:24-25]

A man who lacks judgement derides his neighbour, but a man of understanding holds his tongue. A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy man keeps a secret. [11:12-13]

Before his downfall a man's heart is proud, but humility comes before honour. [18:12]

As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. [27:17]

Do not betray an oracle.

A greedy man stirs up dissension . . . [28:25]

Instruct a wise man and he will be wiser still; teach a righteous man and he will add to his learning. [9:9]

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

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

The way of the sluggard is blocked with thorns, but the path of the upright is a highway. [15:19]

Take the garment of one who puts up security for a stranger; hold it in pledge if he does it for a wayward woman. [20:16]

By justice a king gives a country stability, but one who is greedy for bribes tears it down. [29:4] ◊

The wise in heart are called discerning, and pleasant words promote instruction. [16:21]

A good man leaves an inheritance for his children's children, but a sinner's wealth is stored up for the righteous. [13:22]

Above all, be smart; and see if you can make it.

"I, wisdom, dwell together with prudence; I possess knowledge and discretion." [8:12]

LoGood medicine should not rob the heart of guiding rights, and should help us increase our inner and outer wealth somehow

A man's wisdom gives him patience; it is to his glory to overlook an offence. [19:11]

A righteous man is cautious in friendship, but the way of the wicked leads them astray. [12:26]

Eat honey, my son, for it is good; honey from the comb is sweet to your taste. [24:13]

A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. [17:22]

Apply your heart to instruction and your ears to words of knowledge. [23:12]

He who robs his father and drives out his mother is a son who brings shame and disgrace. [19:26]

The sluggard's craving will be the death of him, because his hands refuse to work. [21:25]

Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you. [2:11]

The violence of the wicked will drag them away, for they refuse to do what is right. [21:7] ◊

The lips of a king speak as an oracle, and his mouth shouldn't betray justice. [16:10]

Do not speak to a fool, for he will scorn the wisdom of your words. [23:9]

He who oppresses the poor to increase his wealth and he who gives gifts to the rich--both come to poverty. [22:16]

LoWe speak of inheritage: It pays to preserve many a sum and facet of former experiences in the shape of sound evaluations found inside maxims and proverbs, and many of these sayings advocate prudence and forethought one way or other

The (wayward) and morally deficient ones) inherit folly, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge. [14:18]

It's to a man's honour to avoid strife, but every fool is quick to quarrel. [20:3] ◊

My son, preserve sound judgement and discernment, do not let them out of your sight. [3:21]

Gist

IN SUM Selected items can be stringed somehow.
  1. Even though wisdom resides in the heart of the discerning and truly wise gentleman, he should be smart enough to make it, and years will be added to his good, rewarding life. The old have been cunning fairly often like that. Try and be smart; and see if you dwell along with prudence.
  2. Good medicine should not rob the heart of guiding rights, and should help us increase our inner and outer wealth somehow. Apply your heart to instruction and your cravings seldom bring death - He who oppresses the poor or many animals to increase his wealth is not good enough.
  3. It pays to preserve many a heritage-given sayings; they can bring evaluations over and above either-or logic too, and foster a bit prudence and forethought. Preserve sound both-and judgement. It's found in fairy-tales too.
SO
    IN NUCE
  1. The truly wise is rewarded by his living and his circumstances, he is not made gross.
  2. Medicine (wide term) used to increase wealth or improve the conditions, may be good on top of that.
  3. Heritage-heeded concerns and forethought have to be preserved and hardly forgotten.
WE SHOULD strive to stretch supreme wisdom to make it work for us one way or another - that could make even handy dabblers happy and well contented at its best.

Wisdom sayings, proverbs
Wisdom sayings, END MATTER

Wisdom sayings, LITERATURE  

Ebu: Encyclopaedia Britannica. Encyclopaedia Britannica 2015 Ultimate Reference Suite DVD. London: Encyclopaedia Britannica, 2015.

Wisdom sayings, TO TOP SET ARCHIVE SECTION NEXT

Wisdom proverbs USER'S GUIDE to abbreviations, the site's bibliography, letter codes, dictionaries, site design and navigation, tips for searching the site and page referrals. [LINK]
© 1999–2015, Tormod Kinnes, MPhil [E-MAIL]  —  Disclaimer: LINK]