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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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That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

2 Corinthians 12:10