Did you ever wonder where the phrase pearl of wisdom came from? Here’s what I found on wikipedia.The phrase probably comes from two sources. Matthew 7:6 refers to casting pearls ( i.e. the wisdom of the gospel) before swine; and the poet James Russell Lowell refers to the Rubayyat of Omar Khayam:
“These pearls of thought in Persian gulfs were bred,
Each softly lucent as a rounded moon;
The diver Omar plucked them from their bed,
Fitzgerald strung them on an English thread."
Now that you have been enlightened… :o)
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Photography & Art Showcase Jul 2013