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."
"For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made."
"Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven."
"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."
"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."
"Wisdom is the principal thing, therefore get wisdom; and with all thy getting, get understanding."
"Better is an handful with quietness, than both the hands full with travail and vexation of spirit. "
"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."
"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."