On this date in history (August 27), Lyndon Baines Johnson was born in Stonewall, Texas. I may not have agreed with his politics, but I shared a home state with our 36th US President, so today I’m sharing this LBJ Coloring Page in his honor.
LBJ famously quipped, “You aren’t learning anything when you’re talking.” With the possible exception of the trial-and-error kind of education that takes place in speech and debate classes, I think Johnson’s observation is generally true.
Perhaps that’s why the Bible encourages us to “be quick to hear and slow to speak.” (James 1:19) In fact, there are several verses that caution us against talking too much:
- “When words are many, sin is unavoidable, but he who restrains his lips is wise.” (Proverbs 10:19)
- “Do not be quick to speak, and do not be hasty in your heart to utter a word before God. After all, God is in heaven and you are on earth. So let your words be few.” (Ecclesiastes 5:2)
- “Do you see a man who speaks in haste? There is more hope for a fool than for him.” (Proverbs 29:20)
- “A man of knowledge restrains his words, and a man of understanding maintains a calm spirit.” (Proverbs 17:27)
- “Even a fool, when he keeps silent, is considered wise; When he closes his lips, he is considered prudent.” (Proverbs 17:28)
The bottom line? Listen up! You might learn something new.
More American Heritage Printables
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- American Heritage Printables – browse through all of our past patriotic posts
- Fourth of July Coloring Pages – download a wide selection of pages celebrating American independence
- President’s Day Printables – a collection of coloring pages that feature quotes from our past commanders-in-chief
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Packed with inspiring thoughts from our founding fathers and other great Americans, this journal will inspire you to think deeply about what it means to be a citizen of this great country. What is our responsibility to the rest of the world? How do we ensure the guiding principles on which our nation was established are never forgotten? Consider how you feel about these matters and use the space provided to write down your thoughts.
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