Devotional

Wisdom Will Laugh at Your Expense

Wisdom Will Laugh at Your Expense

We do not naturally possess wisdom. Left to your own devices, you are not in good hands. There is something inside us that is actually disinclined to wisdom.

Speak softly and carry a big stick

Speak softly and carry a big stick

You can rage yourself into exhaustion or whisper a warning, but the performance you can expect will always depend on the standards you enforce.

Confess and Prosper

Confess and Prosper

Appearances are deceiving. What is concealed is eventually revealed, and your sum total will be a loss of trust.

Working with a fool cuts off your legs

Working with a fool cuts off your legs

A fool will fail to grasp social complexities or care about anyone’s feelings except her own. You will find yourself stirring up a storm of violence on account of a lack of tact.

Wait before you litigate

Wait before you litigate

It’s going to get awkward if you assume your neighbor is burying a body when he’s preparing to plant some geraniums.

Bribe your way out

Bribe your way out

My mom used to bake Christmas cookies for our bus driver. Was that a bribe? If so, he might have hoped for better, despite the generous portions of frosting and sprinkles.

A steal of a deal

A steal of a deal

The pre-purchase haggle, the clutching FOMO – they’re just buyer’s remorse working its way backward.

Look good by letting it go

Look good by letting it go

Their concept of self appears larger, not smaller, in that they can’t be bothered…to be bothered.

Have you heard the other side?

Have you heard the other side?

Our challenge, in a universe of digital perspectives, is not a quantity of sources, but allowing both sides their day in court.

The crown jewel of saying less

The crown jewel of saying less

The uncomfortable reality is that oftentimes when we open our mouth, people are worse off than if we had said nothing

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