posted on Nov, 18 2016 @ 10:23 AM
Proverbs. Succinct, accurate and because "there's nothing new under the sun" (Eccl.) the human behaviour described in that book is still as relevant
and appropiate to consider today as it was when it was written. For example, Proverbs 29:9:
When a wise man enters into a controversy with a fool, There will be ranting and ridicule, but no satisfaction.
Very appropiate for ATS or internetforums in general (to consider). Or how about this one that is still very famous (except for the related proverb
right after it):
Pride is before a crash, And a haughty spirit before stumbling.
19 Better to be humble* among the meek Than to share the spoil of the haughty.
*: Lit., “lowly of spirit.”
That chapter btw is full of gems, some of which are hard to fully understand for those who have no interest in the bible or its author Jehovah, some
of which are easy to verify or observe in human behaviour and phenomena related to it:
How much better to acquire wisdom than gold! To gain understanding is to be chosen over silver.
The one who shows insight in a matter will find success, And happy is the one trusting in Jehovah.
21 The wise in heart will be called understanding, And the one kind in speech adds persuasiveness.
22 Insight is a fountain of life to those possessing it, But fools are disciplined by their own foolishness.
23 The heart of the wise one gives his mouth insight And adds persuasiveness to his speech.
24 Pleasant sayings are a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul and a healing to the bones.
25 There is a way that seems right to a man, But in the end it leads to death.
27 A worthless man digs up what is bad; His speech is like a scorching fire.
[see if you can spot this one in this thread]
I also like the letters to Timothy when it comes to describing the way people deceive and deceive themselves (self-deception, cherry-picking what they
want to feed their minds with in an unhealthy way, see my signature and description under my name, Proverbs also addresses this again).
18-11-2016 by whereislogic because: (no reason given)