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The Bible is a book of holy aphorisms. ~James Lendall Basford (1845–1915), Sparks from the Philosopher's Stone, 1882

In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.  ~Genesis 3:19

Peace be to you, fear not.  ~Genesis 43:23

And thou shalt take no gift: for the gift blindeth the wise, and perverteth the words of the righteous.  ~Exodus 23:8

But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: thou art waxen fat, thou art grown thick, thou art covered with fatness; then he forsook God which made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation.  ~Deuteronomy 32:15

Quit yourselves like men, and fight.  ~I Samuel 5:9

For we must needs die, and are as water spilt on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again...  ~II Samuel 14:14

In thoughts from the visions of the night, when deep sleep falleth on men...  ~Job 4:13

Man is born to trouble, as the sparks fly upward.  ~Job 5:7

For then shalt thou lift up thy face without spot; yea, thou shalt be stedfast, and shalt not fear: Because thou shalt forget thy misery, and remember it as waters that pass away: And thine age shall be clearer than the noonday; thou shalt shine forth, thou shalt be as the morning.  ~Job 11:15-17

But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee:  Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee: and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee.  ~Job 12:7-8

The price of wisdom is above rubies.  ~Job 28:18

I put on righteousness, and it clothed me: my judgment was as a robe and a diadem.  I was eyes to the blind, and feet was I to the lame.  ~Job 29:14-15

Canst thou bind, the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?  ~Job 38:31

Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.  ~Psalms 34:13

Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.  ~Psalms 34:14

A sentence from a very old, very true, very wonderful Book came to her lips, "Weeping may endure for a night but joy cometh in the morning." ~L. M. Montgomery, Anne of the Island, 1915  [Psalm 30:5 —tg]

As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.  ~Psalms 42:1

And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, and be at rest.  ~Psalms 55:6

The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords.  ~Psalms 55:21

A day in thy courts is better than a thousand.  I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.  ~Psalms 84:10

Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.  Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven.  ~Psalms 85:10-11

For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.  ~Psalms 90:4

The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it soon cut off, and we fly away.  ~Psalms 90:10

So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.  ~Psalms 90:12

Who covereth thyself with light as a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain: Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind: Who maketh his angels spirits: his ministers a flaming fire: Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever.  ~Psalms 104:2-5

I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts.  ~Psalms 119:100

Thy word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path.  ~Psalms 119:105

My soul is continually in my hand: yet do I not forget thy law.  ~Psalms 119:109

For my brethren and companions' sake, I will now ask, Peace be with thee.  ~Psalms 122:8

They that sow in tears shall reap joy.  ~Psalms 126:5

It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.  ~Psalms 127:2

Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!  ~Psalms 133:1

Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets: She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying, How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?  ~Proverbs 1:20-22

Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.  ~Proverbs 3:17

Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise.  ~Proverbs 6:6

Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned?  ~Proverbs 6:27

Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.  ~Proverbs 9:17

There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty.  ~Proverbs 11:24

Lying lips are abomination to the Lord.  ~Proverbs 12:22

Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.  ~Proverbs 13:12

Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful...  ~Proverbs 14:13

All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.  ~Proverbs 15:15

Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.  ~Proverbs 15:17

A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth:  and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!  ~Proverbs 15:23

A man's heart deviseth his way: but the Lord directeth his steps.  ~Proverbs 16:9

Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.  ~Proverbs 16:24

He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.  ~Proverbs 16:32

He that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.  ~Proverbs 17:9

A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.  ~Proverbs 17:22

He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.  ~Proverbs 17:27

Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.  ~Proverbs 17:28

The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?  ~Proverbs 18:14

Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whoever is deceived thereby is not wise.  ~Proverbs 20:1

It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.  ~Proverbs 21:9

Train up a child in the way he should go:  and when he is old, he will not depart from it.  ~Proverbs 22:6

The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.  ~Proverbs 22:7

As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.  ~Proverbs 23:7

Through wisdom is a house built; and by understanding it is established; and by knowledge shall every room be filled with precious and pleasant riches.  ~Proverbs 24:3

For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.  ~Proverbs 24:16

A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.  ~Proverbs 25:11

Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind without rain.  ~Proverbs 25:14

As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.  ~Proverbs 25:25

Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit?  There is more hope of a fool than of him.  ~Proverbs 26:12

Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein: and he that rolleth a stone, it will return upon him.  ~Proverbs 26:27

Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.  ~Proverbs 27:1

Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.  ~Proverbs 27:6

The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.  ~Proverbs 28:1

A faithful man shall abound with blessings; but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.  ~Proverbs 28:20

A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.  ~Proverbs 29:11

Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me.  ~Proverbs 30:8

It is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink:  Lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted.  ~Proverbs 31:4-5

Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction.  Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.  ~Proverbs 31:8-9

Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.  She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.  She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.  Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.  ~Proverbs 31:25-28

Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity.  ~Ecclesiastes 1:2

The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.  ~Ecclesiastes 1:9

For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.  ~Ecclesiastes 1:18

The wise man's eyes are in his head; but the fool walketh in darkness: and I myself perceived also that one event happeneth to them all.... For there is no remembrance of the wise more than of the fool for ever; seeing that which now is in the days to come shall all be forgotten.  And how dieth the wise man? as the fool.  ~Ecclesiastes 2:14, 16

There is nothing better for a man, than that he should eat and drink, and that he should make his soul enjoy good in his labor.  ~Ecclesiastes 2:24

To every thing 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; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.  ~Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

The sleep of a labouring man is sweet, whether he eat little or much: but the abundance of the rich will not suffer him to sleep.  ~Ecclesiastes 5:12

Then I commended mirth, because a man hath no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry: for that shall abide with him of his labour the days of his life, which God giveth him under the sun.  ~Ecclesiastes 8:15

Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might.  ~Ecclesiastes 9:10

I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.  ~Ecclesiastes 9:11

A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.  ~Ecclesiastes 10:19

Curse not the king, no not in thy thought; and curse not the rich in thy bedchamber; for a bird of the air shall carry the voice, and that which hath wings shall tell the matter.  ~Ecclesiastes 10:20

If the clouds be full of rain, they empty themselves upon the earth: and if the tree fall toward the south, or toward the north, in the place where the tree falleth, there it shall be.  ~Ecclesiastes 11:3

Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.  ~Ecclesiastes 12:7

In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider.  ~Ecclesiastes 12:14

Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame.  ~Song of Solomon 8:6

Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; they put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!  ~Isaiah 5:20

Behold, every one that useth proverbs shall use this proverb against thee, saying, As is the mother, so is her daughter.  ~Ezekiel 16:44

Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting.  ~Daniel 5:27

For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind...  ~Hosea 8:7

But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.  ~Matthew 4:4

A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.  ~Matthew 5:14

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.  ~Matthew 6:19-21

The light of the body is the eye; if then your eye is true, all your body will be full of light.  ~Matthew 6:22

Ye cannot serve God and mammon.  ~Matthew 6:24

Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body more than raiment?  ~Matthew 6:25

Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.  ~Matthew 6:34

Judge not, that ye be not judged.  For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.  ~Matthew 7:1-2

The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.  ~Matthew 8:20

Let the dead bury their dead.  ~Matthew 8:22

Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them:  for this is the law and the prophets.  ~Matthew 12:12

Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.  ~Matthew 12:33

Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind.  And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.  ~Matthew 15:14

For many are called, but few are chosen.  ~Matthew 22:14

Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.  ~Matthew 23:27

Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.  ~Matthew 26:41

And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.  ~Mark 3:25

For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.  ~Mark 11:23

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.  ~Luke 2:13-14

For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away?  ~Luke 9:25

A man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.  ~Luke 12:15

And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.  ~Luke 12:19

In your patience possess ye your souls.  ~Luke 21:19

That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.  ~John 1:9

The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.  ~John 3:8

Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.  ~John 7:24

And you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.  ~John 8:32

It is more blessed to give than to receive.  ~Acts 20:35

For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.  ~Romans 7:19

O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!  ~Romans 11:33

Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.  ~Romans 12:20

Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.  ~Romans 12:21

Love worketh no ill to his neighbour; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.  ~Romans 13:10

One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike.  ~Romans 14:5

I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.  So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.  ~I Corinthians 3:6-7

And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.  ~I Corinthians 13:2

For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.  ~I Corinthians 13:9

And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.  ~I Corinthians 13:13

The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.  ~I Corinthians 15:26

For we walk by faith, not by sight.  ~II Corinthians 5:7

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.  ~Galatians 5:22, 23

Bear ye one another's burdens.  ~Galatians 6:2

Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.  ~Galatians 6:7

For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us.  ~Ephesians 2:14

Be ye angry, and sin not; let not the sun go down upon your wrath:  Neither give place to the devil.  ~Ephesians 4:26-27

Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before...  ~Philippians 3:13

Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever, is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, let your mind dwell on these things.  ~Philippians 4:8

Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.  ~Colossians 4:6

And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business...  ~I Thessalonians 4:11

If any would not work, neither should he eat.  ~II Thessalonians 3:10

And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.  ~I Timothy 5:13

For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn.  And, The labourer is worthy of his reward.  ~I Timothy 5:18

For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.  I Timothy 6:7

For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.  ~I Timothy 6:10

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.  ~Hebrews 11:1

Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.  ~Hebrews 13:2

Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:  For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.  ~James 1:19-20

Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things.  Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!  And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.  ~James 3:5-6

For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind: But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.  ~James 3:7-8

And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves, for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.  ~I Peter 4:8

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