Saturday, April 30, 2011

One Of My Favorite Quotes....

Every time I read this quote, I smile and nod my head in agreement.  It's one of those quotes that I try to remember and keep at the forefront of my mind along with the verse James 1:19 ~ "Know this my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to wrath."

"It is better to say nothing and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt."
Abraham Lincoln 


  1. Miss Devin,

    This quote by former President Lincoln is one of my mother's favorites. It always seems to remind her of 1 Thessalonians 4:11..."And that you study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you." For me, I always think of how powerful of a weapon the tongue can be. James 3:8-9 says "But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God." We should not only bless God with our words but also each other.

    Thank you for sharing this quote.

    God Bless,

  2. Hi, My mom recently sent me the link to your blog and I've really enjoyed reading your posts.

    I too love this quote by Abraham Lincoln! Reminds me of the passage in Proverbs 17:28 "Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding." And also in James 3:4-5 "Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth. Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!" I have found that the tongue can not only be used to comfort and encourage, but also to do much harm. Thanks for reminding us to "set a watch" over our mouths.

    I noticed in your "About Me" that you live in New England. I also am one of those New Englanders!! =) More specifically, a New Hampshirite!! =)

    Thanks again for this post!

  3. Thank you Josh and Lydia for commenting. I'm sure as both of you know, having blogs of your own, that having people comment is always encouraging ;)
    Both of you had verses that I hadn't even thought of when I wrote the quote. God obviously wants us to be careful with what we say if He felt the need to remind us so many times. :} Which is why I thought Abraham's Lincoln's quote was so perfect, suggesting someimtes it is better to just be quiet.

    It is a fine line to walk though. Sometimes with regards to witnessing, God wants us to take the opportunites He gives us and use the tongue He gave us. Like you said Josh, our tongue should be used to bless others as well as God.
    Prayerfully God will give all of us the wisdom and discernment we need in every situation.

    Again, thanks for posting your thoughts!

    In Him,