"Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need."
"There is an appointed
time for everything. There is a time for every event under heaven--a time to
give birth and a time to die; a time to plant and a time to uproot what is
"A time to kill and a time to heal; a time to tear 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 throw stones and a time to gather stones; a time to embrace and a time
to shun embracing. A time to search and a time to give up as lost; a time to keep and a time to throw
"A time to tear apart and a time to sew together; a time to be silent and a time to
speak. A time to love and a time to hate; a time for war and a time for peace."
"Light arises in the darkness for the upright; He is
gracious and compassionate and righteous.
It is well with the man who is gracious and lends; He will maintain his cause in judgment."
"Without consultation, plans are frustrated, but with many counselors they succeed. A man has joy in an apt answer, and how delightful is a timely word!"
"Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of
God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God,
which is your spiritual service of worship.
"Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect."
"I can do all things through Him who strengthens me."
"If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him. He must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind."
"Every prudent man acts with knowledge, but a fool displays folly."