Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Some wise words from one of my favorite portions of the Bible, Ecclesiastes:

"The race is not to the swift,
nor the battle to the strong,
nor does food come to the wise
nor wealth to the brilliant,
nor favor to the learned;
but time and chance happen to them all."

"Much dreaming and many words are meaningless. Therefore stand in awe of God."

"All man's efforts are for his mouth,
yet his appetite is never satisfied."

"Do not say, 'Why were the old days better than these?'
for it is not wise to ask such questions."

"Since no man knows the future,
who can tell him what is to come?"

"No one knows what is coming -
who can tell him what will happen after him?"

"As you do not know the path of the wind,
or how the body is formed in a mother's womb,
so you cannot understand the work of God,
the maker of all things."

"Of making many books there is no end, and much study wearies the body."

I freakin' love Ecclesiastes.

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