It Is a Wise Father That Knows His Own Child

Here is a famous quote I heard this week is about the relationship between father and child: “It is a wise father that knows his own child.”

The Bible covers parent-child relationships such as “honor thy father and mother” and “fathers, provoke not your children to wrath”. The quote “It is a wise father that knows his own child” does not come from the Bible; it was written by William Shakespeare in The Merchant of Venice.

Although this is not from the Bible, it is nevertheless true.

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Do Not Say a Little in Many Words, But a Great Deal in a Few

Is this wise proverb Bible or not? This quote is attributed to Pythagoras, a man who lived during the 6th century BC and is known today mostly for his conrtibutions to the field of mathemetics. His quote about saying “a great deal in few words” is wisdom that still holds true today, and not disimilar with the teachings of King Solomon who pre-dated Pythagoras by approximately 400 years.

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