Wisdom Sayings

I don’t mean to sound pretentious by calling these little statements “wisdom sayings.” I just picked that label because it reminds me of the ancient Hebrew genre of writing known as wisdom literature, which is mainly intended to convey meaningful, virtuous insights in pithy, memorable forms. (The Old Testament book of Proverbs is a paradigm example.)

We collect memorable sayings in our culture, too, of course, though we perhaps tend to prefer those of the witty or humorous variety over those that prompt us to think about how we could improve our minds and moral characters. We also seem to prefer those that can be attributed to famous people over those that are anonymous or were thought up by ordinary folk. But I still enjoy trying to write a few of them anyway, even if perhaps they won’t turn out to be meaningful to anyone but me.

On the Virtues of Honest Rational Thought

On the Potential Dangers of Religion

On Other Moral Virtues

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