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Wayne Busby


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What is your favourite quote and why?

I would like to begin here a compendium of those bits of wisdom humanity perceives to be most true or without exception.

It is not necessary to name who might be credited with saying your selection, as no such person can honestly claim to have been without some outside inspiration, which catalyzed their creativity and moved them to express their insight.
Much like what you are called here to do.

If you yourself have distilled some wisdom through reflection, please allow me to present you this moment to pass it on here for consideration or perhaps start your own string.

The purpose of all this is to provide a most efficient tool for correlating the most valid ideas about morality and what we perceive to be real or important across culture or socialization. I would then like to work with you to turn this soil and see what new things (ideas) might grow. Food for the soul.

You are encouraged to emulate the creative process here so: COPY, COMBINE and TRANSFORM! Help me correlate.

Please comment in a constructive way if you agree or not with anything posted here and explain why.

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  • Mar 26 2012: Thank you for asking. Perhaps the most moving, but most terrible is: -

    "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."

    John 15:13

    One I think you will like: -

    "Through wisdom a house is built,
    And by understanding it is established;
    By knowledge the rooms are filled
    With all precious and pleasant riches."

    Proverbs 24:3-4

    But bearing in mind Paul's beautiful and wise words: -

    "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 love, I am nothing."

    1 Corinthians 13:2
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      Mar 26 2012: Just wonderful.

      I am particular to:

      "Love never fails".....1 Corinthians 13:8

      And I do absolutely like Proverbs 24:3-4, which if applied to a family, one can surely have great success as both husband and wife work cooperatively in building a household. The precious and pleasant riches, which are the end result, are not material things, but things of far greater value.
      We had a study on family life last year, and it brought out these verses....very upbuilding.

      For endurance:

      "Therefore we do not give up, but even if the man we are outside is wasting away, certainly the man we are inside is being renewed from day to day."
      For though the tribulation is momentary and light, it works out for us a glory that is of more and more surpassing weight and is everlasting,
      While we keep our eyes, not on the things seen, but on the things unseen. For the things seen are temporary, but the things unseen are everlasting."........2 Corinthians 4:16-18

      And of course, the golden rule, which is often misquoted:

      "All things, therefore, that you want men to do to YOU. YOU must likewise do to them; this, in fact, is what the Law and the Prophets mean."....Matthew 7:12

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