In Youth We Learn, In Age We Understand

Today’s quote on classic wisdom could very well be a Bible quote right out of the book of Proverbs, or even the New Testament.

“In youth we learn; in age we understand.”

How many times have you said to yourself, “if only I knew what I know now, when I was young”? Or fantasize about going back in time, getting about 20 or 30 years younger but retaining your knowledge and wisdom. Yes, older folks do tend to do that. If you’re still young you probably think you still have plenty of time – surprise! – you don’t.

In the Bible we see many examples of the importance of learning wisdom, especially when we are young, but alas it usually takes time and years to begin to get it. In Proverbs Solomon instructs his sons to learn wisdom, follow instruction and gain understanding…

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The Woman in the Bible Who is More Precious Than Rubies

Is today’s quote Bible or Not? And if so, who is the woman that is more precious than rubies and to be desired more than anything else?

“She is more precious than rubies, and all the things you may desire cannot compare with her.”

Yes, this quote is a verse from the Bible, Proverbs 3:15 (NKJV), but it is not referring to a literal woman. The Book of Proverbs is one of the “wisdom books” of the Bible, and as as a matter of fact the word “wisdom” occurs 54 times in Proverbs.

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