100 Discernment Quotes And Sayings

How do the great thinkers of history reveal their bravery? What does it take to make a fearless decision? While courage is certainly a virtue, inspiration comes from the people who dare to dream outside of their comfort zone. These are the brave people who are willing to decide for themselves what they believe, how they want to live, and what they are capable of achieving.

It's not at all hard to understand a person it's...
It's not at all hard to understand a person it's only hard to listen without bias. Criss Jami
God judges men from the inside out; men judge men from the outside in. Perhaps to God, an extreme mental patient is doing quite well in going a month without murder, for he fought his chemical imbalance and succeeded; oppositely, perhaps the healthy, able and stable man who has never murdered in his life yet went a lifetime consciously, willingly never loving anyone but himself may then be subject to harsher judgment than the extreme mental patient. It might be so that God will stand for the weak and question the strong. Criss Jami
Trustful people are the pure at heart, as they are...
Trustful people are the pure at heart, as they are moved by the zeal of their own trustworthiness. Criss Jami
Take lightly what you hear about individuals. We need not distort trust for our paltry little political agendas. We tend to trust soulless, carried information more than we trust soulful human beings; but really most people aren't so bad once you sit down and have an honest, one-on-one conversation with them, once, with an open heart, you listen to their explanations as to why they act the way they act, or say what they say, or do what they do. Criss Jami
My belief is that, morally, God and Satan are vaguely on the same page. According to the common understanding of Satan's origins, holiness must be in his blood: but a corrupted formula. The vital difference is that God is willing to offer grace for our sins; he delights in grace. God is the one and only holy and just punisher of sin, yes, but that is partly so because punishment for the sake of punishment is not something he loves. Whereas Satan, as the accuser, and as it is written, actually seeks God's permission to punish; he, being a seasoned legalist, delights in finding wrongs and will defy his own morality just to expose immorality. This is why both the anti-religious soul and the violently religious soul are, whether consciously or unconsciously, and sadly enough, glorifying their biggest hater: Satan is not only a lawless lover of punishing lawlessness, but also the greatest theologian of us all. He loves wickedness, but only because he loves punishing wickedness. . 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
Life is worth living when God throws His Divine dice in your favor. HE has slow-stirred my life with Wisdom and discernment about all manners of people; which is no secret agent in my soul sauce, it brings flavor to the taste buds of God's blessings in my life with extra side orders of favor. Tracey Bond
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
I must never equate the degree of pain as evidencing...
I must never equate the degree of pain as evidencing the incorrectness of a decision, for if I do I will default on some of the most critical decisions I should have ever made. Craig D. Lounsbrough
If you can get others to believe that your random...
If you can get others to believe that your random guesses are actual answers, they’ll never guess that you never understood the question in the first place. Craig D. Lounsbrough
Don't build your dreams on the opinions of men but...
Don't build your dreams on the opinions of men but on the promises of God Bernard Kelvin Clive
Intelligence and wisdom are certainly compatible, however they are rarely...
Intelligence and wisdom are certainly compatible, however they are rarely seen in each other’s company. Craig D. Lounsbrough
Common sense is one of the most unused commodities available...
Common sense is one of the most unused commodities available to man. Craig D. Lounsbrough
The common theme of common sense is that it’s commonly...
The common theme of common sense is that it’s commonly rejected as uncommonly demanding. Craig D. Lounsbrough
You push the TRUTH off a cliff, but it will always fly. You can submerge the TRUTH under water, but it will not drown. You can place the TRUTH in the fire, but it will survive. You can bury the TRUTH beneath the ground, but it will arise. TRUTH always prevails! Amaka Imani Nkosazana
The study of Scripture I find to be quite like mastering an instrument. No one is so good that they cannot get any better; no one knows so much that they can know no more. A professional can spot an amateur or a lack of practice or experience a mile away. His technicality, his spiritual ear is razor-sharp. He is familiar with the common mistakes, the counter-arguments; and insofar as this, he can clearly distinguish the difference between honest critics of the Faith and mere fools who criticize that which they know nothing. Criss Jami
Knowledge is not the same as wisdom. You can know all the facts and still not be able to act wisely. But without knowledge, it is harder to be wise —— even if what wisdom tells us is that knowledge is very often provisional and that we cannot wait to have certainty about every fact before we act. Dan Smith
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
They ran their heads very hard against wrong ideas, and...
They ran their heads very hard against wrong ideas, and persisted in trying to fit the circumstances to the ideas instead of trying to extract ideas from the circumstances. Charles Dickens
Jefferson attributes to a college professor and mentor his lifelong...
Jefferson attributes to a college professor and mentor his lifelong habit of questioning conventional wisdom. John Ferling
It is a healthy approach not to expect persons to...
It is a healthy approach not to expect persons to turn out precisely how you would have wished. Criss Jami
The ones who constantly make us laugh are the hardest...
The ones who constantly make us laugh are the hardest of friends to know - for comedians are the caricatures among us. Criss Jami
It has always seemed that a fear of judgment is...
It has always seemed that a fear of judgment is the mark of guilt and the burden of insecurity. Criss Jami
The most judgmental people are often those who complain most...
The most judgmental people are often those who complain most about being judged. The ones not complaining will look as though they're the ones doing the judging. Criss Jami
The difference between successful people and really successful people is...
The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything. Warren Buffett
Don't ask God to show you the way if you're...
Don't ask God to show you the way if you're not willing to get moving. Kellen Roggenbuck
I think that I am too warm to negatively judge...
I think that I am too warm to negatively judge individuals, yet I am cold enough to negatively judge humanity. Criss Jami
Raw power without Godly obedience is a long walk off...
Raw power without Godly obedience is a long walk off a short conscience. Craig D. Lounsbrough
Our best-laid plans are often our worst-made decisions. Craig D. Lounsbrough
House speaker Thomas read could see the trend, but he could not have changed himself. Barbara W. Tuchman
It's too late to leave the future to the futurists. Sherry Turkle
I'm often painted as the bad guy, and the artistic part of me wants to hand out the brush. 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
To be naive is to be unaware of how stupid and cruel other people are; but, by some definitions, ignorance is nearly the opposite of naivety in being a kind of cynicism, in being unaware of their intelligence and humanity. It seems to be a normal although unfortunate case that the great many of us consciously abhor ignorance in others yet subconsciously practice it ourselves: as naivety is apparent and well-known to inflict its damage upon oneself; whereas the alternative and the easier, ignorance, its damage upon others. Criss Jami
Any halfway clever devil would decorate the highway to Hell as beautiful as possible. Criss Jami
Rather than swallowing our pride and simply asking what we do not know, we choose to fill in the blanks ourselves and later become humbled. Wisdom was often, in its youth, proven foolish, and ones humiliated were meant to become wise. Criss Jami
The best people are always the worst. They drive everyone mad by being so good at second-guessing everything bad. Criss Jami
To be intuitive is to possess a godly characteristic: to be bad at second-guessing the good. 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
When your madness is creative and necessary, people will not notice the fact that you are crazy. Michael Bassey Johnson
Instinct is all of our humanity being deliberately honest with all of life. Craig D. Lounsbrough
If you want to know how negative you are, pay attention to how much you hate negativity in other people. Fragile, artificial positivity needs always to be surrounded by more positivity in order to stay positive, but the ability to be positive, happy, and even, at times, appreciative around 'negative people' is the mark of real positivity. Criss Jami
Speaking a painful truth should be done only in love - like wielding a sword with no hilt - it should pain oneself in direct proportion to the amount of force exerted. Criss Jami
What's simple is that everything good comes from God, and everything bad comes from man. Where it gets complicated is that everything seemingly good but ultimately bad comes from man, and everything seemingly bad but ultimately good comes from God. Criss Jami
In the end, you will not see the physical beauty in others that caught your eye, but the fire that burned within them. This kind of beauty is the bonfire you had to attend. Shannon L. Alder
A pure heart does not demean the spirit of an individual, it, instead, compels the individual to examine his spirit. Criss Jami
God is up to something, but you will never know unless you figure out the difference between who is the messenger carrying your future and who is the person holding you back. Shannon L. Alder
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
Always try to come back to your senses when in love, because that's the moment you become almost carried away by sensuality and sentiments. Michael Bassey Johnson
Quiet people always know more than they seem. Although very normal, their inner world is by default fronted mysterious and therefore assumed weird. Never underestimate the social awareness and sense of reality in a quiet person; they are some of the most observant, absorbent persons of all. Criss Jami
Wisdom at the mountain-foot sees farther than intelligence at the mountaintop. Matshona Dhliwayo
If you point to paradise, all the shortsighted will see is your finger. Matshona Dhliwayo
The parent is the child's guide. This shepherding process helps a child to understand himself and the world in which he lives. The parent shepherds a child to assess himself and his responses. He shepherds the child to understand not just the "what" of the child's actions, but also the "why." As the shepherd, you want to help your child understand himself as a creature made by and for God. You cannot show him these things merely by instruction; you must lead him on a path of discovery. You must shepherd his thoughts, helping him to learn discernment and wisdom. Tedd Tripp
Our wives, our families, and our churches need godly men who have discernment--discernment to deal with life and life-issues on a spiritual level. Jim George
Some skeptics believe religious people are religious because they fear Hell. It's about as fair as saying skeptics are skeptics because they fear the ridicule of modern society. Criss Jami
To swear day and night by media slander will make one a bigger victim than the slandered. It doesn't take much to begin to fear a mere illusion of human badness. Criss Jami
The most important part of discernment is pinpointing the forces to be reckoned with, both the constructive and destructive. Criss Jami
The miracle is that the brilliance of the miraculous can live in the blandness of the mundane. The greater miracle is that we have enough brilliance in our own blandness to see it. Craig D. Lounsbrough
Well, this has been some shit. Pat Shand
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
To the short-sighted, through the fog, God must be a monster. Criss Jami
Unless she scares the hell out of you, blows the cobwebs from your mind, scorches your heart with passion, melts your chains with goodness and lights a fire in your pants...then she is not the one. Shannon L. Alder
A mature heart for Christ would much rather spend its time praising him than condemning his fanatics. Criss Jami
The emphasis and the reason for a pure humility is to result in love for others; not always necessarily the belittlement of self. When there is pride and self-righteousness and being pretentiously too far above, generally, one has a difficult time reaching the compassionate side of love for others, the side that understands (or at least attempts to understand): 'I am aware that I am not so far from falling in the same way.' Humility seeks to understand, and sometimes even relate; and in result, the love lovingly, properly, effectively wills the removal of the destructive sins of another as from oneself. Criss Jami
Never let your desire to have an accepting heart towards others keep you from your strong boundaries. The hurricane may come blasting at our door; yet it doesn’t mean we have to invite it in for tea. Sometimes, it’s important to recognize that the hurricane is a powerful and damaging storm, not a light spring shower. Alaric Hutchinson
People, generally, are equally insecure. They just show it (or hide it) differently. Criss Jami
Treat people like people. Beware of pity and patronization because in them, you can't see when you're unashamedly looking down on someone. Criss Jami
Value those who give you constructive criticism, because without them doing so, you will never reach the peak of what you are do. Unarine Ramaru
Choose criticism wisely, it might help you improve some elements of what you do. Unarine Ramaru
If one should criticize one should always have a meaningful explanation to accompany. Criss Jami
In evaluating ourselves, we tend to be long on our weaknesses and short on our strengths. Craig D. Lounsbrough
The Christian should never have to put others down in order to feel good about himself. Instead, he can simply check out the media's insistent portrayal of Christianity and feel grateful that he isn't as deceived as the masses who really swallow the garbage. Ignorance is ultimately how people put themselves down, and the mere Christian who knows what entails the mere Christian is ultimately free from such. Criss Jami
What we fail to realize is we often become like Pharisees in our ruthless attempts to identify Pharisees (and impostors). While indeed some people use the old laws of religious pride to tear down men of God, others use the new laws of anti-religious anger to tear down men of God. Criss Jami
It is neither just the religious, the spiritual, the power-hungry, the evil, the ignorant, the corrupt, the Christian, the Muslim, the Hindu, the Buddhist, the Jew, nor the atheist that makes a hypocrite, but being a human being. Any man who thinks himself to be free of hypocrisy while committed to cherry-picking others for such, I am confident, the Almighty can prove to him a great deal of his own hypocrisy even beyond his earthly comprehension. Criss Jami
They call good evil and evil good. There are those who are so easily offended that they lose their ability to ever discern any truth, and this is often derived from a sort of frenzy by way of their own masked prejudice. Criss Jami
Misguided good men are more dangerous than honest bad men. It is because they are seen as good that, in and by good conscience, the mob will always, stubbornly back them without question. Criss Jami
Goodness is sparked by a caution for the sake of what is good, not a fear of what is bad. Criss Jami
One of the bigger mistakes of our time, I suppose, was preaching the demonization of all judgment without teaching how to judge righteously. We now live in an age where, apart from the inability to bear even good judgment when it so passes by, still everyone, inevitably, has a viral opinion (judgment) about everything and everyone, but little skill in good judgment as its verification or harness. Criss Jami
On the inside, the copycats of the ruffians are more delicate than the copycats of prudes. Criss Jami
Tolerance never exists without negative judgment. It is the sentiment of having a negative opinion about something yet still putting up with it. Criss Jami
General literature without the humbug, " was the New Yorker's original mission. Harold Holzer
It may be that the voice of the people is the voice of God 51 times out of 100. But the remaining 49 times, it is the voice of the devil, or worse, the voice of a fool. Theodore Roosevelt H.W. Brands
Feelings could override facts, as facts could alter feelings. Choose the truth first, rather than following after feelings. Anthony Liccione
Intelligent people, as some say, in their openness, are indeed slow to criticize, but conversely, in their openness to the concerns of others, the genuine are slow to fret about being criticized. Criss Jami
Ignorance is not bliss. Rather, ignorance is blistering. Craig D. Lounsbrough
It's not doing what is right that's hard for a President. It's knowing what is right. Lyndon Johnson
Maturity is when you're able to say, 'It's not just them. It's me. Criss Jami
Vigilance of the wisest kind is to incessantly remain open to the reality that what I ‘see’ is but a single thread and solitary shard of what ‘is’, for to assume otherwise is to surrender the wisdom of vigilance to the decay of ignorance. Craig D. Lounsbrough
God gives His deepest discernment and sharpest marksmanship to men who aim to expose His truth before an enemy's lies. Criss Jami
Life is worth more than man will ever know. Each of our choices open up the possibility of a different world. Every time we wake up, the universe puts itself in our hands. So many paths. So many choices. Our discernment is the only way to tell which one leads to happiness. Thierry Cohen
Ladies: There are some men who will listen to all of your desires simply to use them to control you. #LearnToDiscernListen to what he does, Watch what he says and avoid the heartbreak. A.H. Carlisle III
My life is a series of invitations accepted and invitations rejected, and the place I now find myself is often a result of accepting the wrong invitations and rejecting the right ones. Craig D. Lounsbrough
More times than I’m willing to admit I am my own worst enemy, which suggests that more times than I’m willing to admit I should allow God to be my own best friend. Craig D. Lounsbrough
Although it pains me to admit it, I am quite familiar with the holes in life. And this familiarity is due to the fact that I spend far more time in these holes than I spend on the paths that brought me to them. Craig D. Lounsbrough
Starting over begins when I develop a reawakened appreciation for what I already have, a renewed recognition of what I’ve recklessly forsaken, a rehabilitated understanding that I foolishly do both of those things, and a revitalized commitment to live the rest of my life never doing either of them again. Craig D. Lounsbrough
It often seems as though the silent, humble servant is secretly wiser and more discerning than the haughty master; yet through dutiful (and sometimes insecure) surrender he continues to serve and carry out petty orders in loyal acquiescence. Criss Jami
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
When I look at a person, I see a person - not a rank, not a class, not a title. Criss Jami
Language consists in equal parts of speaking and silence. Eugene H. Peterson
Each day hands me a clean sheet of paper upon which to write. Therefore, I would be wise to write without ever having the need to erase. Craig D. Lounsbrough