Sunday quotation blogging is back-- at least for the time being. I have gone through almost all of my notebook of quotations I collected in college, so Sunday quotation blogging is likely to become a more rare event.
But, as some of you know, I am in the midst of reading the Bible straight through, and I got a kick out of some of the Proverbs I was reading yesterday. There are even a couple of Proverbs especially for lawyers!
The one who first states a case seems right, until the other comes and cross-examines. Proverbs 18:17.
And this one speaks to those of us with massive billable hours requirements:
Do not love sleep, or else you will come to poverty; open your eyes, and you will have plenty of bread. Proverbs 20:13.
There is a lot of complaining in Proverbs about annoying wives. While my 21st century feminist self can't condone such "wisdom" written from a solely male viewpoint (what about the annoying husbands?), I couldn't help but laugh when I imagined the beleagured sage handing down this little chestnut:
A stupid child is a ruin to a father, and a wife's quarreling is a continuing dripping of rain. Proverbs 19:13.
And I can certainly get down with the smug vengefulness of the punchline in this famous one:
If your enemies are hungry, give them bread to eat; and if they are thirsty, give them water to drink; for you will heap coals of fire on their heads . . . Proverbs:21-22
There is a lot of talk of disciplining children with rods, and beating fools too. As one who has struggled with suffering fools gladly, I can relate to the impulse behind the latter, although I can't condone it!