Quotes About Discernment

Quotes tagged as "discernment" (showing 1-30 of 143)
Criss Jami
“When I look at a person, I see a person - not a rank, not a class, not a title.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Criss Jami
“It's not at all hard to understand a person; it's only hard to listen without bias.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Criss Jami
“It has always seemed that a fear of judgment is the mark of guilt and the burden of insecurity.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Joyce Meyer
“Some people think they have discernment when actually they are just suspicious..

Suspicion comes out of the unrenewed mind; discernment comes out of the renewed spirit.”
Joyce Meyer, Battlefield of the Mind: Winning the Battle in Your Mind

Criss Jami
“Friends ask you questions; enemies question you.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Warren Buffett
“The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything.”
Warren Buffett

John  Adams
“I must judge for myself, but how can I judge, how can any man judge, unless his mind has been opened and enlarged by reading.”
John Adams, Diary and Autobiography of John Adams: Volumes 1-4, Diary (1755-1804) and Autobiography

Criss Jami
“A pure heart does not demean the spirit of an individual, it, instead, compels the individual to examine his spirit.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Criss Jami
“Sometimes it takes a lowly, title-less man to humble the world. Kings, rulers, CEOs, judges, doctors, pastors, they are already expected to be greater and wiser.”
Criss Jami, Venus in Arms

Criss Jami
“I think that I am too warm to negatively judge individuals, yet I am cold enough to negatively judge humanity.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Criss Jami
“I'm often painted as the bad guy, and the artistic part of me wants to hand out the brush.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Criss Jami
“Love begets wisdom, thus it is, as often misconceived, more than vain layers of tenderness; it is inherently rational and comprehensive of the problem within the problem: for instance, envy is one of the most excused sins in the media of political correctness. Those you find most attractive, or seem to have it all, are often some of the most insecure at heart, and that is because people assume that they do not need anything but defamation.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Corrie ten Boom
“Discernment is God's call to intercession, never to faultfinding.”
Corrie ten Boom

T.F. Hodge
“Let discernment be your trustee, and mistakes your teacher.”
T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine Presence"

J.R.R. Tolkien
“How shall a man judge what to do in such times?'
'As he ever has judged,' said Aragorn. 'Good and ill have not changed since yesteryear...It is a man's part to discern them, as much in th Golden Wood as in his own house.”
J.R.R. Tolkien

Criss Jami
“Christ delves far beyond the means of superficiality, not simply because of his immaculate love, but also because he considers the distinct cases of each individual rather than withholding a broadened perception by use of stereotypes.”
Criss Jami, Salomé: In Every Inch In Every Mile

“Sometimes you can tell what something is by what is isn't.”
Kenneth Copeland

Rafe Esquith
“There are so many charlatans in the world of education. They teach for a couple of years, come up with a few clever slogans, build their websites, and hit the lecture circuit. In this fast-food-society, simple solutions to complex problems are embraced far too often. We can do better. I hope that people who read this book realize that true excellence takes sacrifice, mistakes, and enormous amounts of effort. After all, there are no shortcuts.”
Rafe Esquith, Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire: The Methods and Madness Inside Room 56

Criss Jami
“It's neither judgment nor judgment according to the status quo that we have a problem with, but rather judgment according to God's Word that we have a problem with. We sharply dress ourselves, go out into the world, shape ourselves, our personalities according to the world's standards and preferences, allow ourselves to be made dull by the world and its desires in order to appear successful and happy and attractive in the eyes of the world. We love the world's judgment but we hate God's judgment. Absurdly enough, the one that really matters, the one out of the purest of loves rather than a mere contract in hopes of mutual gain, is the one which we so adamantly try to shut ourselves off from.”
Criss Jami, Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

Dani Shapiro
“According to ayurveda, we become what we surround ourselves with. And so it stands to reason that we have to be discerning about what we surround ourselves with." Steve Cope [p. 85]”
Dani Shapiro, Devotion: A Memoir

“The Bible says we need to love our enemies, bless our enemies. It does not say we should assume our enemies' priorities.”
David McGee

Criss Jami
“God is our final say in who and what's negative and who and what's positive in our lives. It is best not to have this so over-simplified as the illusioned superstitionists have it; an infinite being's tests may not always be so flowery, and the things we may see as positive are in many cases simply desires of our sinful nature. We are to protect our spirit without falling into the narcissistic mistake of trying to protect our selfish emotions, which the latter, in turn, is more than unlikely to bring peace and happiness. But rather guilt and emptiness. When one walks around constantly, in his mind, attempting to separate positive versus negative people, he is already controlled by something even worse than those he calls the 'negative people', and that is before he spots it soon enough to avoid it as he hypocritically tries to avoid them.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Criss Jami
“Never take advice about never taking advice. That is an old vice of men - to dish it out without being able to take it - the blind leading the blind into more blindness.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Criss Jami
“When focusing only on one's credentials one boasts his own incompetence in his capacity for discernment of the individual.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Criss Jami
“Even though artists of all kinds claim to put their hearts and souls into their works, it will only confuse you, for example, if you try to discern a painter by his paintings. His masterpiece may be the master because of its iridescence; it may display a hundred different perspectives through his single face.”
Criss Jami, Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

Criss Jami
“In the end, only God can see the heart of an individual and distinguish the difference between legalistic deadweight and the passion of holy solemnity.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Criss Jami
“The ones who constantly make us laugh are the hardest of friends to know - for comedians are the caricatures among us.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Criss Jami
“Sometimes you feel as though you've slandered yourself, but the joke's on them.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Frank Herbert
“He realized suddenly that it was one thing to see the past occupying the present, but the true test of prescience was to see the past in the future. Things persisted in not being what they seemed.”
Frank Herbert, Dune

Criss Jami
“To be intuitive is to possess a godly characteristic: to be bad at second-guessing the good.”
Criss Jami, Healology

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