The Relation we bear to the Wisdom of the Father, the Son of His Love, gives us indeed a dignity which otherwise we have no pretence to. It makes us something, something considerable even in God’s Eyes.
In garden arrangement, as in all other kinds of decorative work, one has not only to acquire a knowledge of what to do, but also to gain some wisdom in perceiving what it is well to let alone.
It took me a long time to learn how to be brave enough to put myself out there and try everything, no matter how strange or silly. If I can impart that same wisdom to other folks – no matter what age – it would be an honor.
I have no wisdom to share on dating.
Big money is not a good thing for a little soul: it will only ensnare his feet, and he will fall to his ruin. Wealth is safe only for those who have a wealth of wisdom.
Some men look at constitutions with sanctimonious reverence and deem them like the Ark of the Covenant, too sacred to be touched. They ascribe to men of the preceding age a wisdom more than human and suppose what they did to be beyond amendment.
Animals, in their generation, are wiser than the sons of men; but their wisdom is confined to a few particulars, and lies in a very narrow compass.
It takes a great man to give sound advice tactfully, but a greater to accept it graciously.
Logan Pearsall Smith
The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages is preserved into perpetuity by a nation’s proverbs, fables, folk sayings and quotations.
Putting is like wisdom – partly a natural gift and partly the accumulation of experience.
You want people walking away from the conversation with some kernel of wisdom or some kind of impact.
Harry Dean Stanton
Women’s strength, women’s industry, women’s wisdom are humankind’s greatest untapped resource. The challenge then for U.N. Women is to show our diverse constituencies how this resource can be effectively tapped in ways that benefit us all.
This age thinks better of a gilded fool Than of a threadbare saint in wisdom’s school.
Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
Giving opens the way for receiving.
Florence Scovel Shinn
Being a survivor doesn’t mean being strong – it’s telling people when you need a meal or a ride, company, whatever. It’s paying attention to heart wisdom, feelings, not living a role, but having a unique, authentic life, having something to contribute, finding time to love and laugh. All these things are qualities of survivors.
Around ’93, ’94, the conventional wisdom about the Internet was that it was a toy for academics and researchers. So it was very, very underestimated for about two years.
The United Nations’ founders understood that decisions affecting war and peace should happen only by consensus, and with America’s consent, the veto by Security Council permanent members was enshrined in the United Nations Charter. The profound wisdom of this has underpinned the stability of international relations for decades.
In complete darkness, it is only knowledge and wisdom that separates us.
No one who cooks, cooks alone. Even at her most solitary, a cook in the kitchen is surrounded by generations of cooks past, the advice and menus of cooks present, and the wisdom of cookbook writers.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
The plan was criticized by some retired military officers embedded in TV studios. But with every advance by our coalition forces, the wisdom of that plan becomes more apparent.
A heart well prepared for adversity in bad times hopes, and in good times fears for a change in fortune.
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Rich people without wisdom and learning are but sheep with golden fleeces.
My father lived life to the fullest, even though it was cut short at a young age in 1962. He was known for his intelligence, wit, wisdom, a wonderful sense of humour, a great personality, and a genuine goodwill towards all.
The constitutions of Maryland and New York are founded in higher wisdom.
The chief condition on which, life, health and vigor depend on, is action. It is by action that an organism develops its faculties, increases its energy, and attains the fulfillment of its destiny.
My own feelings of where I am in this world and the questions that I am asking myself, I started to explore them through the story ‘Four Feathers’ and through this actor called Heath Ledger. I knew that I had to find a 21-year-old who could play wisdom at the end. He’s only 21 or 22, and I tested him.
We have no words for speaking of wisdom to the stupid. He who understands the wise is wise already.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Life is a travelling to the edge of knowledge, then a leap taken.
D. H. Lawrence
Sciences may be learned by rote, but wisdom not.
It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.
You need to have extraordinary wisdom to be the forerunner.
I keep my friends as misers do their treasure, because, of all the things granted us by wisdom, none is greater or better than friendship.
What the tech industry often forgets is that with age comes wisdom. Older workers are usually better at following direction, mentoring, and leading.
It used to be, it is accepted scientific wisdom the Earth is flat, and this heretic named Galileo was branded a denier.
The thing that we possess, that machines don’t, is the ability to exhibit wisdom.
The conventional wisdom with David Mamet is, you do not change a word. And that agrees with me. If you want to change any of David’s words, it’s like wanting to change the iambic pentameter in Shakespeare – you should do something else.
John C. McGinley
To keep your secret is wisdom; but to expect others to keep it is folly.
One reason the human race has such a low opinion of itself is that it gets so much of its wisdom from writers.
Wisdom is a kind of knowledge. It is knowledge of the nature, career, and consequences of human values.
The problem with Google is you have 360 degrees of omnidirectional information on a linear basis, but the algorithms for irony and ambiguity are not there. And those are the algorithms of wisdom.
However, I must not indulge in homespun wisdom here before so distinguished an assembly, especially as I am to be followed by a representative of science.
I haven’t any wisdom – just a child like everybody else. I’m not as great as Frank Lloyd Wright.
All free governments are managed by the combined wisdom and folly of the people.
James A. Garfield
With pride, there are many curses. With humility, there come many blessings.
Ezra Taft Benson
Our wisdom comes from our experience, and our experience comes from our foolishness.
If people can’t acknowledge the wisdom of indigenous cultures, then that’s their loss.
As a husband, father and public servant, I’m thankful for the counsel and wisdom of my older brothers – Bill, who was a priest, and Kevin, who is a priest.
The doors of wisdom are never shut.
Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation.
Robert H. Schuller
Central banks don’t have divine wisdom. They try to do the best analysis they can and must be prepared to stand or fall by the quality of that analysis.
Mary Kay Ash
This, and this alone, is Christianity, a universal holiness in every part of life, a heavenly wisdom in all our actions, not conforming to the spirit and temper of the world but turning all worldly enjoyments into means of piety and devotion to God.
Before we acquire great power we must acquire wisdom to use it well.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The more you meditate on the laws of Moses, the more striking and brighter does their wisdom appear.
John Quincy Adams
So confident am I in the intentions, as well as wisdom, of the government, that I shall always be satisfied that what is not done, either cannot, or ought not to be done.
The more one pleases everybody, the less one pleases profoundly.
Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.
What I want to do with my filmmaking is help kids experience the truth and wisdom of nature no matter where they are, whether or not they have the opportunity to go to a national park.
Pain is the doorway to wisdom and to truth.
I continue to believe, contrary to the given wisdom, that it’s more interesting to have an album – or, indeed, an individual song – which has variety rather than homogeneity.
At sixty, I know little more about wisdom than I did at thirty, but I know a great deal more about folly.
Only a well-rounded intellect, a spirit nourished in the eternal sources of intelligence and culture, of justice and wisdom, is a safeguard against both indifference and skepticism.
He read his mind. He’s a strange sort of man, isn’t he? It’s not just the advice and the wisdom that he has.
When we contend, let us contend for all our rights – the doubtful and the certain, the unimportant and essential. It is as easy to contend, or even more so, for the whole as for a part. At the termination of the contest, secure all that our wisdom and valour and the fortune of war will permit.
John C. Calhoun
I do think that the standard media is controlled by the conventional wisdom about global warming. We’ve come to believe – from reading a lot of articles and talking to a lot of scientists – that there’s another side to be heard.
To know one’s self is wisdom, but not to know one’s neighbors is genius.
Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.
The wheel that squeaks the loudest is the one that gets the grease.
If you’re a Supreme Court justice, the American people have elevated you to one of the highest offices in the land out of the goodness of their heart and out of deference to your legal wisdom. You get a lifetime appointment, limitless prestige, a great office, and what I have to assume is a very comfortable chair.
War involves in its progress such a train of unforeseen circumstances that no human wisdom can calculate the end; it has but one thing certain, and that is to increase taxes.
To build a great company, which is a CEO’s job, sometimes you have to stand up against conventional wisdom.
The final wisdom of life requires not the annulment of incongruity but the achievement of serenity within and above it.
It is better to risk starving to death then surrender. If you give up on your dreams, what’s left?
Never give up, which is the lesson I learned from boxing. As soon as you learn to never give up, you have to learn the power and wisdom of unconditional surrender, and that one doesn’t cancel out the other; they just exist as contradictions. The wisdom of it comes as you get older.
It is not white hair that engenders wisdom.
Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.
Theodore Isaac Rubin
Some coaches pray for wisdom. I pray for 260-pound tackles. They’ll give me plenty of wisdom.
If you have a vaccine or an antidote that people can benefit from, you’re not going to want to keep it to yourself. You’re going to want to spread that wisdom or whatever to as many people as you can, so everybody can benefit from it.
The wisdom of age: don’t stop walking.
Never cut what you can untie.
I praise loudly. I blame softly.
Catherine the Great
I’m not wise, but the beginning of wisdom is there; it’s like relaxing into – and an acceptance of – things.
I believe the reason we sleep is not just to allow our body to rest but that it is to allow this inner wisdom to speak to us through symbols. This includes the body or somatic problems as well as psychological ones. Dreams and drawings are useful in diagnosing physical conditions.
There is no knowledge, no light, no wisdom that you are in possession of, but what you have received it from some source.
The fall of dropping water wears away the Stone.
Community organizing is all about building grassroots support. It’s about identifying the people around you with whom you can create a common, passionate cause. And it’s about ignoring the conventional wisdom of company politics and instead playing the game by very different rules.
The topic ‘Farm Wisdom’ is not a gospel doctrine or scriptural topic, although I found considerable scriptural support for the lessons learned on the farm.
That old law about ‘an eye for an eye’ leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
My mother is a great source of advice and wisdom and consolation for me.
From the errors of others, a wise man corrects his own.
We live in a society bloated with data yet starved for wisdom. We’re connected 24/7, yet anxiety, fear, depression and loneliness is at an all-time high. We must course-correct.
Elizabeth Kapu’uwailani Lindsey
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Ludwig van Beethoven
In complete darkness we are all the same, it is only our knowledge and wisdom that separates us, don’t let your eyes deceive you.
Kisses are a better fate than wisdom.
e. e. cummings
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers. In the perfect stranger we perceive man himself; the image of a God is not disguised by resemblances to an uncle or doubts of wisdom of a mustache.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Hatred is corrosive of a person’s wisdom and conscience; the mentality of enmity can poison a nation’s spirit, instigate brutal life and death struggles, destroy a society’s tolerance and humanity, and block a nation’s progress to freedom and democracy.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
Every one in the world ought to do the things for which he is specially adapted. It is the part of wisdom to recognize what each one of us is best fitted for, and it is the part of education to perfect and utilize such predispositions. Because education can direct and aid nature but can never transform her.
Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. People have the right to expect that these wants will be provided for by this wisdom.
Someday in the distant cyborg future, when our internal and external memories fully merge, we may come to possess infinite knowledge. But that’s not the same thing as wisdom.
Wisdom comes alone through suffering.
Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.
I have the responsibility of over four million people, and I am in a position to do good, to be able to bring about a new life for my people, and I will continue to move in that direction. It’s a burden, but it needs to be done, and you have to have the courage and wisdom to see it through.
Abdullah II of Jordan
Pain makes man think. Thought makes man wise. Wisdom makes life endurable.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
I’m not a money manager, but I can tell you what the conventional wisdom is. The younger you are, the more risk you can take on.
Singleness of purpose is one of the chief essentials for success in life, no matter what may be one’s aim.
John D. Rockefeller
If the world were perfect, it wouldn’t be.
When I can look life in the eyes, grown calm and very coldly wise, life will have given me the truth, and taken in exchange – my youth.
All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
Henry David Thoreau
Swim upstream. Go the other way. Ignore the conventional wisdom.
If an idea is indeed sensible, it will eventually become just part of the accepted wisdom.
Books are the ever burning lamps of accumulated wisdom.
George William Curtis
A grateful world, nation and cadre of surgeons general who followed in his shadow are forever indebted to Surgeon General Koop’s wisdom, fortitude, integrity and selfless service.
Always keep your mind as bright and clear as the vast sky, the great ocean, and the highest peak, empty of all thoughts. Always keep your body filled with light and heat. Fill yourself with the power of wisdom and enlightenment.
Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their wisdom.
True wisdom listens more, talks less and can get along with all types of people.
Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.
Henry Van Dyke
My father said there were two kinds of people in the world: givers and takers. The takers may eat better, but the givers sleep better.
There is as much wisdom in listening as there is in speaking – and that goes for all relationships, not just romantic ones.
Daniel Dae Kim
Intelligence alone does not get us where we need to go or even necessarily where we want to go. For that, the human creature must exercise harder-won capacities of wisdom, and wise action.
Blessed are those who give without remembering and take without forgetting.
When I wrote Living in the Light, I wanted to share about how I live my own life and to encourage people to tap into their own inner wisdom.
Surely wisdom will come as we listen to learn from children, parents, partners, neighbors, Church leaders, and the Lord.
Russell M. Nelson
Except for the grace of God, I would be nobody – and that grace is the opposite of merit – human labour, education or human wisdom.
T. B. Joshua
Though sages may pour out their wisdom’s treasure, there is no sterner moralist than pleasure.
We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.
Henry Ward Beecher
It is one thing to oppose a bill and say, ‘Well, I’m smarter than the other side and have more wisdom than they do,’ but it is another thing to oppose a law because it violates the very principles upon which this country was founded.
I pray before I go into the operating room for every case, and I ask him to give me wisdom, to help me to know what to do – and not only for operating, but for everything.
If you call failures experiments, you can put them in your resume and claim them as achievements.
Honesty is the rarest wealth anyone can possess, and yet all the honesty in the world ain’t lawful tender for a loaf of bread.
The motto of chivalry is also the motto of wisdom; to serve all, but love only one.
Honore de Balzac
Good economic policy requires not so much the bravado to implement drastic change as the strength and wisdom to make reasonable trade-offs over the many years it takes to transform a country’s standard of living.
Peter Blair Henry
A promise made is a debt unpaid.
Robert W. Service
After the knowledge of, and obedience to, the will of God, the next aim must be to know something of His attributes of wisdom, power, and goodness as evidenced by His handiwork.
James Prescott Joule
Wisdom has never made a bigot, but learning has.
Through consciousness, our minds have the power to change our planet and ourselves. It is time we heed the wisdom of the ancient indigenous people and channel our consciousness and spirit to tend the garden and not destroy it.
While people are quick to praise the wisdom of the crowd, being an old-school journalist, I look at the wisdom of the crowd and know it can quickly turn into a mob mentality.
Some wisdom you must learn from one who’s wise.
Wisdom is that apprehension of heavenly things to which the spirit rises through love.
Honore de Balzac
We don’t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.
None knows the weight of another’s burden.
I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
Combine the extremes, and you will have the true center.
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
Hurricane Katrina overwhelmed levees and exploded the conventional wisdom about a shared American prosperity, exposing a group of people so poor they didn’t have $50 for a bus ticket out of town. If we want to learn something from this disaster, the lesson ought to be: America’s poor deserve better than this.
Michael Eric Dyson
It is plain to me that our prelates, in granting indulgences, do commonly blaspheme the wisdom of God.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
India and China have not shied away from addressing boundary questions, have wisdom to find a fair and mutually acceptable solution… We have been able to put all issues on the table.
I have tried at every point to seek God’s wisdom on the decisions I made, and I made it my business to speak up on behalf of the things God tells us are important to Him.
The extreme limit of wisdom, that’s what the public calls madness.
Wisdom too often never comes, and so one ought not to reject it merely because it comes late.
Life is the only real counselor; wisdom unfiltered through personal experience does not become a part of the moral tissue.
Remembering is painful, it’s difficult, but it can be inspiring and it can give wisdom.
Data is not information, information is not knowledge, knowledge is not understanding, understanding is not wisdom.
Wisdom is the knowledge of good and evil, not the strength to choose between the two.
The advantage of age is that you swap youth for wisdom. You’re so full of insecurities when you’re young. ‘Who am I? What do I have to do for people to like me?’ You get caught up in things. You get very emotional about things.
Wisdom outweighs any wealth.
The only medicine for suffering, crime, and all other woes of mankind, is wisdom. Teach a man to read and write, and you have put into his hands the great keys of the wisdom box. But it is quite another thing to open the box.
What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?
By definition, the Singularity means that machines would be smarter than us, and, in their wisdom, they can innovate new technologies. The innovations would come so quickly, and increasingly quickly, that the innovation would make Moore’s Law seem as antiquated as Hammurabi’s Code.
It’s funny, because in deference to conventional wisdom, I spent my struggling writer years trying to suppress my naturally baroque literary voice and write clean, spare prose. I finally gave up and embraced my baroque tendencies when I wrote the Kushiel series.
Deliberately seek opportunities for kindness, sympathy, and patience.
We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.
George Bernard Shaw
Our happiness depends on wisdom all the way.
Even wisdom has to yield to self-interest.
Our ascendancy of the past two centuries – first Europe and then the U.S. – has bred a western-centric mentality: the West is the fount of all wisdom. We think of ourselves as open-minded, but our sense of superiority has closed our minds. We never entertained the idea that China could surpass the U.S.
But the Wisdom of God, which is His only-begotten Son, being in all respects incapable of change or alteration, and every good quality in Him being essential, and such as cannot be changed and converted, His glory is therefore declared to be pure and sincere.
You should never ask a horse or an actor to do something they cannot do. Wisdom will teach you to find out what they can do and then make it easy for them.
Tommy Lee Jones
I feel like I’ve matured more musically than I have personally. But I totally embrace what becoming older has to offer. I find the wisdom that comes with each passing year is a trip.
As a youngster, I used to try to pick up any bits of wisdom about the guitar I could. It’s not like now where you have books and books about every aspect of anything. Any little pearl of wisdom was welcome back then.
Wisdom allows nothing to be good that will not be so forever; no man to be happy but he that needs no other happiness than what he has within himself; no man to be great or powerful that is not master of himself.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
The blowback against a bailout of Lehman would have been fierce. It is often forgotten, but the prevailing wisdom the day after Lehman fell was that its collapse was a good thing.
Andrew Ross Sorkin
They would need to be already wise, in order to love wisdom.
Ignorance and bungling with love are better than wisdom and skill without.
Henry David Thoreau
One of the most beautiful passages of Rousseau is that in the sixth book of Confessions, where he describes the awakening in him of the literary sense. Of such wisdom, the poetic passion, the desire of beauty, the love of art for its own sake, has most.
I’m someone who’s done the opposite of whatever the received wisdom is, to keep your career going into your 50s.
Start wide, expand further, and never look back.
He who devotes sixteen hours a day to hard study may become at sixty as wise as he thought himself at twenty.
Mary Wilson Little
Received wisdom is that if you spend time up front getting the design right, you avoid costs later. But the longer you spend getting the design right, the more your upfront costs are, and the longer it takes for the software to start earning.
It is while you are patiently toiling at the little tasks of life that the meaning and shape of the great whole of life dawn on you.
The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
My first paying gig was a play called ‘The Voice of the Prairie’ at a theater that no longer exists in Chicago called Wisdom Bridge. I played a fast-talking radio huckster – a salesman of crystal sets in the 1920s – and I actually won an award. Look at that! And then promptly didn’t get hired for a year.
Wisdom lies neither in fixity nor in change, but in the dialectic between the two.
Come, come, leave business to idlers, and wisdom to fools: they have need of ’em: wit be my faculty, and pleasure my occupation, and let father Time shake his glass.
The problem lies with us: we’ve become addicted to experts. We’ve become addicted to their certainty, their assuredness, their definitiveness, and in the process, we have ceded our responsibility, substituting our intellect and our intelligence for their supposed words of wisdom.
Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Make it your habit not to be critical about small things.
Edward Everett Hale
A judge’s role is to ensure that the legislature remains within the limits of its assigned authority under the Constitution. Judges have no authority to second-guess the wisdom of the value judgments and policy choices the legislature has made.
Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I am thinking of taking a fifth wife. Why not? Solomon had a thousand wives and he is a synonym for wisdom.
The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations.
Wisdom finds its literary expression in wisdom literature.
The novelist teaches the reader to comprehend the world as a question. There is wisdom and tolerance in that attitude. In a world built on sacrosanct certainties the novel is dead.
To comprehend the Wisdom of this Injunction the better, and explain the Duty before us, it should be considered, that Government is the only Means by which human Happiness can be attained.
If you’re trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I’ve had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
The greater the step forward in knowledge, the greater is the one taken backward in search of wisdom.
It’s not the having, it’s the getting.
Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.
I think we are evolving rapidly into one world culture. It’s certainly one world economy. With billions of people online, I think we’ll appreciate the wisdom in many different traditions as we learn more about them. People were very isolated and didn’t know anything about other religions 100 years ago.
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
It’s now our responsibility to prove to ourselves, to other nations, and especially to our children and our grandchildren, that politics is full of fun; politics has some wisdom. Politics is freedom.
Wisdom may best arise from a humbling reality.
He whose wisdom cannot help him, gets no good from being wise.
I have devoted my life to uncertainty. Certainty is the death of wisdom, thought, creativity.
Today, education does not give you the wisdom and the understanding; it only indoctrinates you to believe something. So the mind knows very less but accepts so many things; it may be science, it may be technology, it may be anything.
We are to seek wisdom and understanding only in the length of days.
What I’ve been able to do with my character, Madea, and the other characters, with the jokes, is use it as an anesthetic to get to the heart and soul of real issues. And what I’ve found on stage over the years is that, while making people laugh, I can drop in pearls of wisdom.
Linux is a complex example of the wisdom of crowds. It’s a good example in the sense that it shows you can set people to work in a decentralized way – that is, without anyone really directing their efforts in a particular direction – and still trust that they’re going to come up with good answers.
The best way to obtain truth and wisdom is not to ask from books, but to go to God in prayer, and obtain divine teaching.
Joseph Smith, Jr.
Man is wise and constantly in quest of more wisdom; but the ultimate wisdom, which deals with beginnings, remains locked in a seed. There it lies, the simplest fact of the universe and at the same time the one which calls forth faith rather than reason.
I sought my father in the world of the black musician, because it contained wisdom, experience, sadness and loneliness. I was not ever interested in the music of boys. From my youngest years, I was interested in the music of men.
There are three classes of men; lovers of wisdom, lovers of honor, and lovers of gain.
In your 20s you can be pretty, but you don’t accomplish real beauty until you find wisdom and depth.
Look at anyone’s bookcase at home, no matter how modest, and you’re going to find a book that contains wisdom or ideas or a language that’s at least a thousand years old. And the idea that humans have created a mechanism to time travel, to hurl ideas into the future, it sort of bookends. Books are a time machine.
Eventually, we reach the point where we start to realize that we are not going to find peace, contentment, happiness, strength, fearlessness – all of the things that in our heart of hearts we wish we had – outside of us.
Better than the strength of men and horses is our wisdom.
Tis but a part we see, and not a whole.
A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.
John C. Maxwell
There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
You’ve got to go out on a limb sometimes because that’s where the fruit is.
We do not sit as a superlegislature to weigh the wisdom of legislation.
William O. Douglas
We all grow up. Hopefully, we get wiser. Age brings wisdom, and fatherhood changes one’s life completely.
This land, which we have watered with our tears and our blood, is now our mother country, and we are well satisfied to stay where wisdom abounds and gospel is free.
Richard V. Allen
The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
More helpful than all wisdom is one draught of simple human pity that will not forsake us.
Wisdom, prudence, forethought, these are essential. But not second to these that noble courage which adventures the right, and leaves the consequences to God.
Robert Dale Owen
Wisdom has its root in goodness, not goodness its root in wisdom.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Clinton is a big personality who has led a big life, and for some of the media conventional wisdom to boil it down to a view that ‘all people are really interested in’ are a few moments of madness in the Oval Office gets him, the importance of the presidency, and the significance of his life, all wrong.
A man may learn wisdom even from a foe.
Most things break, including hearts. The lessons of life amount not to wisdom, but to scar tissue and callus.
The idea of victimage is a dreadful thing, a product of a safe middle-class perspective. What people who are not safe develop is a tragic wisdom, a wisdom that embraces contradiction and seeks a sense of balance rather than going to extremes.
A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.
Applause is a receipt, not a bill.
The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.
I feel increasingly like age is very irrelevant. Quite often, cynicism is confused with wisdom, and my scorn is confused with a knowing, which I don’t have.
It has become part of the accepted wisdom to say that the twentieth century was the century of physics and the twenty-first century will be the century of biology.
What is the price of experience? Do men buy it for a song? Or wisdom for a dance in the street? No, it is bought with the price of all the man hath, his house, his wife, his children.
I think it’s nice to age gracefully. OK, you lose the youth, a certain stamina and dewy glow, but what you gain on the inside as a human being is wonderful: the wisdom, the acceptance and the peace of mind. It’s a fair exchange.
Great wisdom is generous; petty wisdom is contentious. Great speech is impassioned, small speech cantankerous.
A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.
My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it’s on your plate.
A monarchy conducted with infinite wisdom and infinite benevolence is the most perfect of all possible governments.
You lose or you win the fight – and anything in life – in your mind. I can look at how the person walks, how he speaks, his expressions. It’s a wisdom. Eyes are the mirror of the soul. So you can read a lot.
A wholesome oblivion of one’s neighbours is the beginning of wisdom.
Richard Le Gallienne
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
I’m no expert. I have no psychic powers, and I sure don’t possess any secret wisdom. I’m just Janet. I have strengths, weaknesses, fears, happiness, sadness. I experience joy and I experience pain. I’m highly emotional. I’m very vulnerable.
There are three faithful friends – an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.
I had more energy at 50. On the other hand, at 75, I’ve probably got a little more wisdom and good judgment than I had at 50 because I’ve got more experience. But I haven’t really changed. I’m still driven by the same philosophy.
In order to have wisdom we must have ignorance.
I have wisdom of a 60-year-old. Also it takes a lot for me to respect a person, so when a person has a body of work behind him, it draws my respect.
We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success. We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
Keep well; that is the half of wisdom and of happiness.
The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotation.
Few of the many wise apothegms which have been uttered have prevented a single foolish action.
Thomas Babington Macaulay
I will give you a definition of a proud man: he is a man who has neither vanity nor wisdom one filled with hatreds cannot be vain, neither can he be wise.
Wisdom comes from within. Knowledge is acquired and can sometimes put a screen on your wisdom.
A. R. Rahman
For me, the perfect romantic suspense hero has got to be tough on the outside but tender at his core. A take-charge kind of guy who has his own inner strength and a strong sense of right and wrong – which might not dovetail with the conventional wisdom. I mean, he might bend the law if he thinks the ends justify the means.
Suffering is one of life’s great teachers.
Bryant H. McGill
Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom; and a great empire and little minds go ill together.
History is filled with tragic examples of wars that result from diplomatic impasse. Whether in our local communities or in international relations, the skillful use of our communicative capacities to negotiate and resolve differences is the first evidence of human wisdom.
Why would anyone walk through life satisfied with the light from the candle of their own understanding when, by reaching out to our Heavenly Father, they could experience the bright sun of spiritual knowledge that would expand their minds with wisdom and fill their souls with joy?
Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
I always see where I didn’t do things the right way. I only see the heavy lifting. That’s a bit of my wisdom, if you want to call it that.
He dares to be a fool, and that is the first step in the direction of wisdom.
Cynicism masquerades as wisdom, but it is the furthest thing from it. Because cynics don’t learn anything. Because cynicism is a self-imposed blindness: a rejection of the world because we are afraid it will hurt us or disappoint us. Cynics always say ‘no.’ But saying ‘yes’ begins things. Saying ‘yes’ is how things grow.
Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become.
Let us be about setting high standards for life, love, creativity, and wisdom. If our expectations in these areas are low, we are not likely to experience wellness. Setting high standards makes every day and every decade worth looking forward to.
There’s a beauty to wisdom and experience that cannot be faked. It’s impossible to be mature without having lived.
In particular, for younger researchers on whom the future of mankind may depend. We believe that they are working with all the scientific wisdom at their disposal for the preservation of the inheritance of the earth and for the lasting survival of mankind.
Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.
David Starr Jordan
What’s unique about the Mormon Church is that it encourages inquiry. I really do think my research and religion are all on the same page. I never could have come up with the notion of disruptive innovations, which went against a lot of conventional wisdom, if I hadn’t been raised to always be asking questions.
Clayton M. Christensen
In action a great heart is the chief qualification. In work, a great head.
The common wisdom is that only about 1 percent of a novelist’s research ends up in his or her book. In my experience, it’s even less – closer to a tenth of a percent.
Sometimes I am happy and sometimes not. I am, after all, a human being, you know. And I am glad that we are sometimes happy and sometimes not. You get your wisdom working by having different emotions.
I find that to be a fool as to worldly wisdom, and to commit my cause to God, not fearing to offend men, who take offence at the simplicity of truth, is the only way to remain unmoved at the sentiments of others.
Each of us has been put on earth with the ability to do something well. We cheat ourselves and the world if we don’t use that ability as best we can.
George Allen, Sr.
I reject most conventional wisdom.
I’m not a mom, but I think the word ‘mother’ is about wisdom.
In the end, the real wisdom of menopause may be in questioning how fun or even sane this chore wheel called modern life actually is.
Sandra Tsing Loh
What could be more lonely than to be enveloped in silence, to be the last of your people to speak your native tongue, to have no way to pass on the wisdom of the elders, to anticipate the promise of the children. This tragic fate is indeed the plight of someone somewhere roughly every two weeks.
Wisdom is the abstract of the past, but beauty is the promise of the future.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Perspective is worth 80 IQ points.
It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.
My own life is wonderful, but if I had to live the life of someone else, I’d gladly choose that of Julia Child or Dr. Seuss: two outrageously original people, each of whom fashioned an idiosyncratic wisdom, passion for life, and sense of humor into an art form that anyone and everyone could savor.
As I visited the various neighborhoods in the campaign, I learned fast that it’s a mistake to think that all of the wisdom and possible solutions to our problems are available only in this building.
I love wisdom. And you can never be great at anything unless you love it. Not be in love with it, but love the thing, admire the thing. And it seems that if you love the thing, and you don’t just want to possess it, it will find you.
We can be knowledgable with other men’s knowledge but we cannot be wise with other men’s wisdom.
Michel de Montaigne
To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.
Marilyn vos Savant
I knew that I had it tough compared to children around me. But I felt like I needed it. I think I had the wisdom as a child to know that it would help me later on.
The sweetest of all sounds is praise.
We gain the strength of the temptation we resist.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Each of us finds his unique vehicle for sharing with others his bit of wisdom.
It is good even for old men to learn wisdom.
You have to find out what’s right for you, so it’s trial and error. You are going to be all right if you accept realistic goals for yourself.
Never accept ultimatums, conventional wisdom, or absolutes.
If you set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.
It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it.
Every speaker has a mouth; An arrangement rather neat. Sometimes it’s filled with wisdom. Sometimes it’s filled with feet.
Sometimes it might seem like I’m using my songs to give other people pointers. But mainly, they’re for me, just little notes to myself that I collected, and the wisdom that I’ve read. I give myself a lot of advice.
I always told, Sandra Bullock was my student when she was younger, I always told her it’s important that we hold on to our insecurity, the wisdom of insecurity.
I think there is a complicated side effect to overcoming evil in that we are forever changed by it. I think after we ingest some of the cruelty of the world, it takes years off of our lives, but it also gives us wisdom and a little grace, hopefully a sense of compassion.
We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Wisdom is the quality that keeps you from getting into situations where you need it.
All human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope.
Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.
There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart.
I prefer the folly of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.
We learn from each other. We learn from others’ mistakes, from their experience, their wisdom. It makes it easier for us to come to better decisions in our own lives.
The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment; it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone.
Orison Swett Marden
It’s really important, whether you’re a conservative or a liberal, to always challenge the conventional wisdom, which is what I’ve tried to do in all my work.
It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.
Arthur Conan Doyle
A man of strength and wisdom, John Paul became an inspiration to generations of both Catholics and non-Catholics throughout the world by encouraging freedom, promoting peace and respecting all faiths.
As a parent and a citizen, I’ll take a Bill Gates (or Warren Buffett) over Steve Jobs every time. If we must have billionaires, better they should ignore Jobs’s example and instead embrace the morality and wisdom of the great industrialist-philanthropist Andrew Carnegie.
I don’t want to put a pause on the rest of my life; I’m really enjoying getting older and the wisdom that comes from that.
The result showed the wisdom of your orders.
Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.
Consensus wisdom has it that all modern commercial fantasy novels fall into two camps: those derived from J.R.R. Tolkien and those derived from Mervyn Peake. The ‘Lord of the Rings’ template or the ‘Gormenghast’ mold.
Paul Di Filippo
If men possessed wisdom, which stands in the same relation to the form of man as the sight to the eye, they would not cause any injury to themselves or to others; for the knowledge of truth removes hatred and quarrels, and prevents mutual injuries.
The seat of knowledge is in the head; of wisdom, in the heart. We are sure to judge wrong, if we do not feel right.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Now all the knowledge and wisdom that is in creatures, whether angels or men, is nothing else but a participation of that one eternal, immutable and increased wisdom of God.
Blessed are they who seek to learn wisdom.
Ezra Taft Benson
Talent is God-given; be humble. Fame is man-given; be thankful. Conceit is self-given; be careful.
I don’t turn to greeting cards for wisdom and advice, but they are a fine reflection of the general drift of the culture.
Pure, holy simplicity confounds all the wisdom of this world and the wisdom of the flesh.
Francis of Assisi
The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom.
It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom, not a guide by which to live.
Honesty is the best policy.
Wisdom doesn’t necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.
A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew.
I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.
My company survives because I’ve learned to respect the ideas of people younger than me and recognize when my wisdom is obsolete.
The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are.
With age comes common sense and wisdom.
Thinking is not enough. There is no final enough of wisdom, experience – any… thing.
William S. Burroughs
People always blame the girl; she should have said no. A monosyllable, but conventional wisdom has always been that boys can’t manage it.
And I love that even in the toughest moments, when we’re all sweating it – when we’re worried that the bill won’t pass, and it seems like all is lost – Barack never lets himself get distracted by the chatter and the noise. Just like his grandmother, he just keeps getting up and moving forward… with patience and wisdom, and courage and grace.
Our experience is composed rather of illusions lost than of wisdom acquired.
I believe we have become paralyzed, paralyzed by our desire to be loved. Now our founding fathers had the wisdom to know that social acceptance and popularity were fleeing, and that this country’s principles needed to be rooted in strengths greater than the passions and the emotions of the times.
Global security can be formed or threatened by heads of state whose wisdom, folly and obsessions shape global events. But often it is the security practitioners, those rarely in the headlines but whose craft and energy quietly break new ground, who keep us safe or put us in peril.
A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work.
In the frank expression of conflicting opinions lies the greatest promise of wisdom in governmental action.
Louis D. Brandeis
Your aim will be knowledge and wisdom, not the reflected glamour of fame.
Abbott L. Lowell
Don’t follow any advice, no matter how good, until you feel as deeply in your spirit as you think in your mind that the counsel is wise.
We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.
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