Stout Wisdom

Welcome to one of the best sources of wisdom on the web! We invite you to browse through our library of Stout Wisdom. Some are salty. Some sweet. Elegant or earthy. Poetic. Majestic. We don’t do crude or cruel. But, all are stout.

Paul Billheimer

Antagonism toward a mate is first of all antagonism toward God. Lack of love for a marriage partner is really lack of love for God.

Vienna Pharaon

“Not everything is meant to be mended. Not all relationships are meant to last a lifetime. Sometimes we have to learn to get comfortable with the gifts that are offered through the ruptures and the endings instead of the stories of repair and reconciliation.”

Joyce Meyer

Never hesitate to take what you think are small things to God; after all, EVERYTHING is small to God. 

Amy Carmichael

 A cup of sweet water could never spill a drop of bitter water, no matter how heavily it was jolted.  

Albert Einstein

The harmony of natural law reveals an intelligence of such superiority that, compared with it, all the systematic thinking and acting of human beings is utterly insignificant reflection.

Edmund Burke

It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters.

David French

When a man or woman puts on a uniform and straps on a gun—whether they’re a police officer or a soldier—they should be making a profound declaration. They’re willing to die to protect their community and their nation. They don’t want to die, of course. But they’re willing to pay the “last full measure of devotion” if that moment arrives.

Richard Rohr

God seems to have hidden holiness and wholeness in a secret place where only the humble will find it.

Richard Rohr

…beauty hurts. Suffering opens the channel through which all of Life flows and by which all creation breathes…

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Bless you prison, bless you for being in my life. For there, lying upon the rotting prison straw, I came to realize that the object of life is not prosperity as we are made to believe, but the maturity of the human soul.

Rick Bragg

GMC now offers a tailgate that flips fourteen different ways. They ought to be ashamed of themselves. I thought a tailgate was intended to keep things from falling out. GMC says it is a good place to rest your laptop. Kill me now.

Volodomyr Zelensky

The world offers you comfort. But you were not made for comfort. You were made for greatness.

Peggy Noonan

Some people, not all of them dimwitted, ask the secret of President Volodymyr Zelensky’s “communication skills.” Is it a heavy use of verbs? But what we are seeing isn’t “communication skills.” A brave man stands and tells you what he is doing—staying, fighting, leading. It’s straight and clear because he is, but also because he doesn’t have time for “eloquence.” Crisis is an editor, it removes the cheap and extraneous and keeps the essential. “I need ammunition, not a ride.” That’s not something clever you thought up, it’s the simple expression of a human predicament. And a universal one. At some point in your life you’ll have to stand and fight. You too will need ammo and not a ride.

Peggy Noonan

We are all pilgrims. At some point you must trust life, trust God, and push off.

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