how about the book of proverbs?
I'm writing a paper on American ways of viewing the world (worldview) and how they are reflected in proverbs. For example, it has been said that the proverb for capitalistic worldview is "time is money." Or people have pointed to how America is a future oriented society, which is reflected in proverbs such as "a stitch in time saves nine" or "the early bird catches the worm."
So my question is, and I would be much obliged if you would respond, do you have a personal life philosophy/worldview, and is there a proverb that you use a lot that corresponds to it? E.g. Are you saying (or is your father always saying to you), "a penny saved is a penny earned" or something like that.
how about the book of proverbs?
Yeah, I should look at that. I know it's popular particularly among some sects of Christianity. I'm not too familiar with it though or know how popular the proverbs in it are in day to day life.Originally Posted by Sthyphen
I'm all about the golden rule. It's touched on in the bible, but it's actually much older than that.
My book of proverbs is pretty close to the shooting script of Bill and Ted:
Bill: Be excellent to each other.
Ted: Party on, dudes.Bill, Ted: Excellent.
Evil Duke: Execute them.
Bill, Ted: Bogus!Really. that says it all, doesn't it?Bill: Whoa
"Better to bend than to break."
It's an Indian proverb that best describes how I handle things in both my professional and personal life. I'm flexible, I'm willing to compromise.
I would like to buy your book of proverbs, but only if it comes with a free gift!Originally Posted by gelf13
Most everday sayings are based out of the Bible in some way or another. And most are misqouted.Originally Posted by Chantal_D
Just for youOriginally Posted by Chantal_D
Here are a few proverbs from the Bible. I basicaly went through and typed the ones I had underlined in mine.
1:7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction
2:2 Make your ear attentive to wisdom, Incline your heart to understanding;
2:6 For the Lord gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding.
3:3 Do not let kindness and truth leave you; Bind them around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart.
3:5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding.
3:6 In all of your ways acknowledge Him. And He will make your paths straight.
2:27 Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, When it is in your power to do it.
4:13 Watch over your hear with all diligence, For from it flow the springs of life.
5:21 For the ways of a man are before the eyes of the Lord, And He watches all his paths.
6:16-19 There are six things which the Lord hates, Yes, seven which are an abomination to Him: Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, And hands that shed innocent blood, A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that run rapidly to evil, A false witness who utters lies, And one who spreads strife among brothers.
6:32 The One who commits adultery with a woman is lacking sense: He who would destroy himself does it.
8:11 For wisdom is better than jewels; And all desirable things cannot compare with her.
8:13 The fear of the Lord is to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way And the perverted mouth, I hate.
9: 7-9 He who corrects a scoffer gets dishonor for himself, And he who reproves a wicked man gets insults for himself. Do not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you, Reprove a wise man and he will love you. Give instruction to a wise man and he will be still wiser, Teach a righteous man and he will increase his learning.
10:2 Ill gotten gains do not profit, But righteousness delivers from death.
11:2 When pride comes, then comes dishonor, But with the humble is wisdom.
12:1 Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, But he who hates reproof is stupid.
14:12 there is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.
15:22 Without consultation, plans are frustrated, But with many counselors they succeed.
16:20 He who gives attention to the word will find good, And blessed is he who trusts in the Lord.
21:17 He who loves pleasure will become a poor man; He who loves wine and oil will not become rich.
23:12 Apply your heart to discipline and your ears to words of knowledge.
23:13 Do not hold back discipline from the child, Although you strike him with the rod, he will not die.
26:18-19 Like a madman who throws Firebrands, arrows and death, So is the man who deceives his neighbor, And says, "Was I not Joking?"
31:30 Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.
True one of my favorites is Money is the Root of All Evil.Originally Posted by Sthyphen
It's actually the Love of Money is the Root of All Types of Evil. 1 Timothy 6:10