Great Throughts Treasury

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Sacred and Primary Writings of Judaism (Old Testament, Tanakh) and Christianity (Old and New Testament)

"Ask, and it shall be given you; Seek, and ye shall find; Knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh receiveth; And he that seeketh findeth; And to him that knocketh it shall be opened."

"Be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you."

"Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gains understanding, for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold. She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her."

"Everything is possible for him who believes."

"For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he."

"For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made."

"A soft answer turneth away wrath."

"All is vanity and vexation of spirit."

"I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content."

"I have set before thee life and death, blessing and cursing, therefore choose life."

"It is more blessed to give than to receive."

"It is not good that man should be alone."

"Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven."

"Love is the fulfilling of the law."

"Love of money is the root of all evil."

"Most of all, let love guide your life."

"No atom of mater in the whole vastness of the universe is lost. How then can man’s soul, which comprises the whole world in one idea, be lost?"

"One man gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffer want."

"Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall."

"So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom."

"The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament showeth his handiwork."

"The mouth of a wise man is in his heart; the heart of a fool is in his mouth."

"The race is not to the swift or the battle to the strong - but time and chance happen to them all."

"They shall beat their swords into plough shares and their spears into pruning hooks; nations shall not lift up a sword against nations, neither shall they learn war any more."

"To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant and a time to pluck up that which is planted."

"Where there is no vision, the people perish."

"Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."

"Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?"

"Wisdom is the principal thing, therefore get wisdom; and with all thy getting, get understanding."

"A man must purify his heart before he prays. "

"All things are possible to him that believeth. "

"Better is an handful with quietness, than both the hands full with travail and vexation of spirit. "

"Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise. "

"Change your thoughts and you change your world. "

"As he thinks in his heart, so is he. "

"Every man is made a fool through his own wisdom. "

"He that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast. "

"I gave my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly: I perceived that this also is vexation of spirit. For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow."

"I have been a stranger in a strange land. "

"If a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand. "

"If ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. "

"Every man must bear his own burden. "

"Fear not death, it is your destiny. "

"For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned. "

"Happy is the man who finds wisdom... Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to them that lay hold on her."

"Man enters and departs his this life crying and weeping. He comes and he leaves in love and ignorance."

"My soul is continually in my hand. "

"My thoughts are not your thought, neither are your ways my ways. "

"Oppression maketh a wise man mad. "

"Let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak."