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Gems of Truth– Present Day Proverbs

by Homer Youngblood

Homer Youngblood has written and/or compiled countless proverbs over a period of more than 35 years! Brother Youngblood is a semi-retired preacher and businessman who lives in Millsap, Texas. Here are more proverbs he has written in Gospel Tidings magazine. (Write for a sample copy: P.O. Box 4355, Englewood, CO 80144.)

There is no cosmetic for beauty like a nice smile.

Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.

The greatest handicap for some golfers is honesty.

There, there, little luxury, don’t you cry; you’ll be a necessity by and by.

Encouragement after censure is as the sun after the shower.

A generation ago when a man finished his day’s work he needed rest; now he goes to a club because he needs exercise.

A friend is one before whom you may think aloud.

Maturity is knowing when to speak your mind and when to mind your speech.

A cannibal is one who likes everybody.

To belittle people you have to be little.

The world needs more God-made men, and fewer man-made gods.

A person does not realize how much he has to be thankful for until he has to pay taxes on it.

If heaven is a prepared place for prepared people–and it is–then hell is a prepared place for unprepared people.

The family altar would alter many a family.

Some parents bring their children up; others let theirs down.

A man without money is poor; a man with nothing but money is poorer.




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Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.

2 corinthians 1:3-4