A good memory is surely a compost heap that converts experience to wisdom, creativity, or dottiness; not that these things are of much earthly value, but at least they may keep you amused when the world is keeping you locked away or shutting you out.
Irony is the gaiety of reflection and the joy of wisdom.
Nobility of spirit has more to do with simplicity than ostentation, wisdom rather than wealth, commitment rather than ambition.
Everyone talks about how, in your 30s, all of these growing pains transition into wisdom and you feel more self-assured and confident, but I think I had a bit of a jump-start on that at 27.
God in His wisdom has decided that He will reward no works but His own.
To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.
Authority without wisdom is like a heavy ax without an edge, fitter to bruise than polish.
It may almost be a question whether such wisdom as many of us have in our mature years has not come from the dying out of the power of temptation, rather than as the results of thought and resolution.
Once you label me you negate me.
What makes Superman a hero is not that he has power, but that he has the wisdom and the maturity to use the power wisely. From an acting point of view, that’s how I approached the part.
Never say never, but the thought of electively cutting oneself is beyond my grasp, and I also object to it politically. Denying the lines on our faces makes a comment about age and wisdom I don’t care to make.
It is not who is right, but what is right, that is of importance.
A loving heart is the truest wisdom.
No single person can possess the wisdom to chart our course.
Be happy. It’s one way of being wise.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
Women are stronger than men – they do not die of wisdom.
Never reach out your hand unless you’re willing to extend an arm.
Pope Paul VI
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
Michel de Montaigne
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
You can practice to attain knowledge, but you can’t practice to attain wisdom.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.
Wisdom is knowing when you can’t be wise.
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
Sydney J. Harris
To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
The more I draw and write, the more I realise that accidents are a necessary part of any creative act, much more so than logic or wisdom. Sometimes a mistake is the only way of arriving at an original concept, and the history of successful inventions is full of mishaps, serendipity and unintended results.
We respect our elders. There is wisdom that comes from experience, and I am not going to stop learning from wise counsel.
For all my education, accomplishments, and so called ‘wisdom’… I can’t fathom my own heart.
Look around for a place to sow a few seeds.
Henry Van Dyke
Whenever you argue with another wiser than yourself in order that others may admire your wisdom, they will discover your ignorance.
The long-standing wisdom that everyone wins in a single world market has been undermined. Global trade, capital flows, and immigration are declining.
The greater our knowledge increases the more our ignorance unfolds.
John F. Kennedy
I’ve always enjoyed doing challenging things and also challenging common wisdom.
Conventional wisdom on government’s role in inequality often has it backwards. Tax reforms have resulted in a more progressive federal income tax; government transfer payments have become less progressive.
He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.
Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.
A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow.
When defeat is inevitable, it is wisest to yield.
Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
H. L. Mencken
In the long-run every Government is the exact symbol of its People, with their wisdom and unwisdom; we have to say, Like People like Government.
There’s something peculiar about writing fiction. It requires an interesting balance between seeing the world as a child and having the wisdom of a middle-aged person. The further you get from childhood and the experience of the teenage years, the greater the danger of losing that wellspring.
Always seek out the seed of triumph in every adversity.
Wisdom is nothing but a preparation of the soul, a capacity, a secret art of thinking, feeling and breathing thoughts of unity at every moment of life.
The soul’s joy lies in doing.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Spending two years on my uncle’s ranch in Montana as a young man gave me the wisdom and the thrust to do westerns.
I imagine God to be like my father. My father was always the voice of certainty in my life. Certainty in the wisdom, certainty in the path, certainty always in God. For me God is certainty in everything. Certainty that everything is good and everything is God.
Science is always discovering odd scraps of magical wisdom and making a tremendous fuss about its cleverness.
It’s a horrible idea that God, this paragon of wisdom and knowledge, power, couldn’t think of a better way to forgive us our sins than to come down to Earth in his alter ego as his son and have himself hideously tortured and executed so that he could forgive himself.
Common wisdom dictates that the vice president should provide balance to the ticket by representing a different part of the country, another set of experiences, or a basketful of electoral votes.
Madeleine M. Kunin
My mom calls me an older soul because, growing up, she taught me stuff real early. Now I spend most of my time chasing wisdom, chasing understanding.
There is a universal, intelligent, life force that exists within everyone and everything. It resides within each one of us as a deep wisdom, an inner knowing. We can access this wonderful source of knowledge and wisdom through our intuition, an inner sense that tells us what feels right and true for us at any given moment.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
John F. Kennedy
You know, many people have said that I’m on the edge and I’m maverick for some of the big operations that I’ve done. I’m not at all. I pray; I ask God to give me wisdom, ‘Should I do it?’, guidance in terms of how to do it, who to consult with. All those kind of things are incredibly important.
Once I turned 35, I got the bonus of some wisdom and began to accept life on its own terms.
If you want to go east, don’t go west.
Wisdom comes by disillusionment.
As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round.
Mainstream media tend to just mouth the conventional wisdom, to see everything through the filter of right and left.
People seldom refuse help, if one offers it in the right way.
A. C. Benson
When written in Chinese, the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
John F. Kennedy
Man’s wisdom is his best friend; folly his worst enemy.
Novels are the Socratic dialogues of our time. Practical wisdom fled from school wisdom into this liberal form.
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
There is often, in the affairs of government, more efficiency and wisdom in non-action than in action.
John C. Calhoun
The Divine of the Lord in heaven is love, for the reason that love is receptive of all things of heaven, such as peace, intelligence, wisdom and happiness.
Don’t taunt the alligator until after you’ve crossed the creek.
Rightly defined philosophy is simply the love of wisdom.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
It is not wisdom but Authority that makes a law.
Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Be as you wish to seem.
If you were to offer a thirsty man all wisdom, you would not please him more than if you gave him a drink.
What evolution tells us is that we are part of a grand, dynamic, and ever-changing fabric of life that covers our planet. Even to a person of faith, in fact especially to a person of faith, an understanding of the evolutionary process should only deepen their appreciation of the scope and wisdom of the creator’s work.
Kenneth R. Miller
One of the advantages of having gone to Penn State was having had a scholar for a mentor – Philip Young. Also, a professional writer named Philip Klass taught there. He was a science fiction writer whose pseudonym was William Tenn. As a professional writer, he brought wisdom to teaching because he’d done it for a living.
The higher we are placed, the more humbly we should walk.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
My aim, then, was to whip the rebels, to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us. Fear is the beginning of wisdom.
William Tecumseh Sherman
All things must come to the soul from its roots, from where it is planted.
Saint Teresa of Avila
The will to set values and the power to make them law are jointly at the bottom of all operative norms. When linked to divine wisdom, this source of moral law is still in safe hands which man can trust.
First appearance deceives many.
The philosophy of life is this: Life is not a struggle, not a tension… Life is bliss. It is eternal wisdom, eternal existence.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Silence is true wisdom’s best reply.
In the beginning, Adam was instructed to earn the bread by the sweat of his brow – not Eve. Contrary to conventional wisdom, a mother’s place is in the home!
Ezra Taft Benson
Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn. They teach you there’s a boundary line to music. But, man, there’s no boundary line to art.
The online musical universe has become Balkanized, with many sites focusing on minute niches. That works well for reaching very specific demographics, which is wonderful for advertising, but it flies in the face of the common wisdom that people’s tastes have become more diverse as music of any description has become a mouse-click away.
The key to wisdom is this – constant and frequent questioning, for by doubting we are led to question and by questioning we arrive at the truth.
Democracy, loudly upheld as a cure for much of the ailing world, has proved no guarantor of political wisdom, even if it remains the least bad form of government.
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn’t a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
Clearly older women and especially older women who have led an active life or elder women who successfully maneuver through their own family life have so much to teach us about sharing, patience, and wisdom.
Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself.
It is essential to employ, trust, and reward those whose perspective, ability, and judgment are radically different from yours. It is also rare, for it requires uncommon humility, tolerance, and wisdom.
But in its final creation it was not the part of the Father’s power to fail as though exhausted. It was not the part of His wisdom to waver in a needful matter through poverty of counsel.
Giovanni Pico della Mirandola
‘Focusing’ is no conventional repackaging of self-help wisdom. It is at once a manual and a philosophy. It talks about the body’s wisdom, the steps of the focusing technique, how to discover the richness in others by learning to listen.
The truest wisdom is a resolute determination.
The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.
Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification.
Martin H. Fischer
The gods do not need sacrifices, so what might one do to please them? Acquire wisdom, it seems to me, and do all the good in one’s power to those humans who deserve it.
Apollonius of Tyana
Wisdom is not acquired save as the result of investigation.
Because in the school of the Spirit man learns wisdom through humility, knowledge by forgetting, how to speak by silence, how to live by dying.
Wisdom alone is the science of other sciences.
Everyone has always underestimated a company headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. The New York boys thought they could take me on, that nobody out here has any knowledge or wisdom.
Jon Huntsman, Sr.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable, is but the nature of learning; whereas the experience gained from actual life is one of the nature of wisdom.
Knowledge is not just the preserve of the educated elite. Just because someone has not had a formal education, that does not mean he does not have wisdom and common sense.
I’m particularly interested in black swan events: unprecedented surprises that destroy the conventional wisdom about how the world works.
Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.
The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.
They whom truth and wisdom lead, can gather honey from a weed.
In my fifties, I was still in creation mode. Now I have more of a responsibility to step back and mentor and offer wisdom, offer sign posts on the path.
We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.
Max de Pree
Peace is a fragile thing. It takes courage to secure it. It takes wisdom to maintain it.
It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them.
For the Holy Ghost blesses us with optimism and wisdom at times of challenge that we simply cannot muster on our own.
Sheri L. Dew
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
If fortune favors you do not be elated; if she frowns do not despond.
After all my possessions had been burned, God gave me the wisdom to return to Jerusalem.
Shmuel Yosef Agnon
Words of wisdom are spoken by children at least as often as scientists.
Kindness is wisdom.
Philip James Bailey
The ‘wisdom of the crowds’ is the most ridiculous statement I’ve heard in my life. Crowds are dumb.
When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
William Arthur Ward
Information is not knowledge, and knowledge is not wisdom. Reading – even browsing – an old book can yield sustenance denied by a database search. Patience is a virtue, gluttony a sin.
What I want is to have people’s notion of adulthood no longer be so defined by being a parent. There is some kind of conventional wisdom that you’re not really a mature person until you become a parent.
Not engaging in ignorance is wisdom.
I’ve led a school whose faculty and students examine and discuss and debate every aspect of our law and legal system. And what I’ve learned most is that no one has a monopoly on truth or wisdom. I’ve learned that we make progress by listening to each other, across every apparent political or ideological divide.
Even when you have doubts, take that step. Take chances. Mistakes are never a failure – they can be turned into wisdom.
Doubt is the vestibule through which all must pass before they can enter into the temple of wisdom.
Charles Caleb Colton
The philosophy I love is very selective. It is really just the bit that is involved in a search for wisdom, and this means a short roll call of names; Socrates, Marcus Aurelius, Seneca, Epicurus, Montaigne, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche.
Alain de Botton
Moderation is the inseparable companion of wisdom, but with it genius has not even a nodding acquaintance.
Charles Caleb Colton
Ending poverty calls for humility, honesty, freedom from ideology and refusal to accept cruel simplicities about anyone’s human potential. It requires listening to the wisdom and cutting the nonsense from both the Right and the Left.
In regard of the rich grace and wisdom of his love toward his people; for who sees not, but that it is a curse to be unready as these foolish virgins, who were therefore shut out.
I know more about what it’s like to be elderly and infirm and kind of stupid, the way you get forgetful, but on the other hand I’m a littler, wiser, dare we say? The word ‘wisdom’ has kind of faded out of our vocabulary, but yeah, I’m a little wiser.
If elected Speaker, I promise you that we will have the courage to lead the fight for our conservative principles and make our case to the American people. But we will also have the wisdom to listen to our constituents and each other so that we always move forward together.
We never understand how little we need in this world until we know the loss of it.
James M. Barrie
If we have built on the fragile cornerstones of human wisdom, pride, and conditional love, things may look good for a while, but a weak foundation causes collapse when storms hit.
I acknowledge the privilege of being alive in a human body at this moment, endowed with senses, memories, emotions, thoughts, and the space of mind in its wisdom aspect.
Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to the praise that deceives them.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Wisdom consists not so much in knowing what to do in the ultimate as knowing what to do next.
History does not repeat itself. Nor does it unfold in cycles. The real future is contingent, rich beyond imagining, a perennial gobsmack, tragic and glorious in equal measure; the pundits’ future, spun of ‘conventional wisdom,’ is only a sucker punch to that common-sense fact.
Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack. We give it orders which make no sense.
If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.
It is costly wisdom that is bought by experience.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
Patience is the companion of wisdom.
Rarely promise, but, if lawful, constantly perform.
I listen to the older people who talk to me. I call them my old heads, people with a lot of wisdom. They’ll teach you a lot if you listen.
Your law may be perfect, your knowledge of human affairs may be such as to enable you to apply it with wisdom and skill, and yet without individual acquaintance with men, their haunts and habits, the pursuit of the profession becomes difficult, slow, and expensive.
To be satisfied with a little, is the greatest wisdom; and he that increaseth his riches, increaseth his cares; but a contented mind is a hidden treasure, and trouble findeth it not.
Arianna Huffington has exercised her renowned wisdom to give journalism another boost along the ever busier Internet. Her blog site promises to be an interesting challenge for those of us lucky enough to be invited to participate with our occasional contributions.
If the highest things are unknowable, then the highest capacity or virtue of man cannot be theoretical wisdom.
Knowledge is marvelous, but wisdom is even better.
Kay Redfield Jamison
Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom.
It may be assumed as an axiom that Providence has never gifted any political party with all of political wisdom or blinded it with all of political folly.
John George Nicolay
A musical, like most religions, provides the audience or followers with a sense of belonging. Religious services, on the other hand, with their staged performances, invigorating songs, popular wisdom and shared experience, are almost a form of community theater.
A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right.
We live in a culture that doesn’t acknowledge or validate human intuition and doesn’t encourage us to rely on our intuitive wisdom.
Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity.
In world mythology, there are countless examples of tragic characters whose greatest strength is also the source of their undoing. But the ancient Greeks and Romans also held the view that acceptance is the beginning of wisdom.
Simon Van Booy
Memory is the mother of all wisdom.
There should be a point to movies. Sure, you’re giving people a diversion from the cold world for a bit, but at the same time, you pass on some facts and rules and maybe a little bit of wisdom.
Nothing energizes me more than to burrow myself under a pile of received wisdom and emerge triumphant with the truth.
Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn’t be done.
I’m at the transition place myself, still playing high school girls but moving to a stage when I’m playing older roles and going to the places of stillness and wisdom and knowledge and weight. It’s exciting and scary.
Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.
Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad.
Knowledge is proud that it knows so much; wisdom is humble that it knows no more.
The war… was an unnecessary condition of affairs, and might have been avoided if forebearance and wisdom had been practiced on both sides.
Robert E. Lee
God the Father, the supreme Architect, had already built this cosmic home we behold, the most sacred temple of His godhead, by the laws of His mysterious wisdom.
Giovanni Pico della Mirandola
There’s always a miasma of misinformation emerging from the higher education sector as to which are the ‘best’ courses to take. My advice would always be to ignore the perceived wisdom and look for the most reliable evidence on the ground.
Wisdom and goodness are twin-born, one heart must hold both sisters, never seen apart.
William Dean Howells
God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, courage to change the things which should be changed and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other.
It seems to me that, in every culture, I come across a chapter headed ‘Wisdom.’ And then I know exactly what is going to follow: ‘Vanity of vanities, all is vanity.’
It is astonishing what force, purity, and wisdom it requires for a human being to keep clear of falsehoods.
Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you’d have preferred to talk.
Any successful nominee should possess both the temperament to interpret the law and the wisdom to do so fairly. The next Supreme Court Justice should have a record of protecting individual rights and a strong willingness to put aside any political agenda.
This ceremony and the intellectual aura associated with the Nobel Prizes have grown from the wisdom of a practical chemist who wrote a remarkable will.
Wisdom is knowledge which has become a part of one’s being.
Orison Swett Marden
The biggest handicap in research is an ability to think outside the box. The handicap is being encumbered by all the conventional wisdom in a given field.
Aubrey de Grey
A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
When you doubt, abstain.
Slow and steady wins the race.
I’m married. My wife, Stella – a beautiful woman. She’s brought a lot of peace to my life, a lot of wisdom.
Writing is no dying art form in America because most published writers here accept the wisdom and the necessity of encouraging the talent that follows in their footsteps.
You can’t sweep other people off their feet, if you can’t be swept off your own.
Wisdom sails with wind and time.
Cultures have long heard wisdom in non-human voices: Apollo, god of music, medicine and knowledge, came to Delphi in the form of a dolphin. But dolphins, which fill the oceans with blipping and chirping, and whales, which mew and caw in ultramarine jazz – a true rhapsody in blue – are hunted to the edge of silence.
The beginning of wisdom is to desire it.
Solomon Ibn Gabirol
The all-seeing eye of God beheld our deplorable state; infinite pity touched the heart of the Father of mercies; and infinite wisdom laid the plan of our recovery.
We can’t really digest food unless there’s hunger. So we can’t really assimilate spiritual wisdom unless we feel the need for it.
In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.
Perhaps too much of everything is as bad as too little.
The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Excellence, then, is a state concerned with choice, lying in a mean, relative to us, this being determined by reason and in the way in which the man of practical wisdom would determine it.
Vanity can easily overtake wisdom. It usually overtakes common sense.
Wisdom is always an overmatch for strength.
Has Werner Herzog ever said anything that wasn’t true? What a brilliant fountain of wisdom. Everything he touches I’m just fascinated by.
Spiritual teachers and artists that have opened the eye of wisdom for the world, and visionary community builders, have influenced my work.
‘Swan,’ by Mary Oliver. Poems and prose. Reading from this book is as if visiting a very wise friend. There is wisdom and welcoming kindness on every page.
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Be there a will, and wisdom finds a way.
Beauty, the eternal Spouse of the Wisdom of God and Angel of his Presence thru’ all creation.
Conventional wisdom is not always the best wisdom.
Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom.
Lord, bless me with the ability to achieve all that I can, and the wisdom to realize it doesn’t all have to be by tomorrow!
William Eardley IV
Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, be fortified by it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it.
Virtues are acquired through endeavor, which rests wholly upon yourself.
To avoid entangling alliances has been a maxim of our policy ever since the days of Washington, and its wisdom no one will attempt to dispute.
I understand that there’s a certain energy in youth, no question, in terms of pursuing jobs. But there is wisdom in age. It’s too bad that the two can’t come together because I do think that people are dropped from what they’re really good at too soon.
In my own personal life, God plays a great role in the risk, because 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.
The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily. This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and of wisdom.
Has fortune dealt you some bad cards. Then let wisdom make you a good gamester.
To think the world therefore a general Bedlam, or place of madmen, and oneself a physician, is the most necessary point of present wisdom: an important imagination, and the way to happiness.
Analysts may be correct that the presidential election won’t primarily turn on entitlements reform, but by choosing Paul Ryan as his running mate, Mitt Romney can, contrary to conventional wisdom, make it a winning issue and lay the foundation for a reform mandate when he wins.
Much wisdom often goes with fewest words.
‘Star Trek’ was an attempt to say humanity will reach maturity and wisdom on the day that it begins not just to tolerate but take a special delight in differences in ideas and differences in lifeforms.
This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
We all have within us a deep wisdom, but sometimes we don’t know we have it.
Most people in the Western world grow up with the received wisdom that Mozart was a genius. But few people necessarily know why. More than anyone else, he captured this something which is the human condition, the fine line that we all constantly dance between joy and pain, between absolute happiness and absolute heartbreak.
If to live is to progress, if you are lucky, from foolishness to wisdom, then to write novels is to broadcast the various stages of your foolishness.
Wisdom not only gets, but once got, retains.
We are wiser than we know.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Genius unrefined resembles a flash of lightning, but wisdom is like the sun.
Wise men make more opportunities than they find.
Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech.
Wisdom alone is true ambition’s aim, wisdom is the source of virtue and of fame; obtained with labour, for mankind employed, and then, when most you share it, best enjoyed.
Alfred North Whitehead
But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint.
The figure a poem makes. It begins in delight and ends in wisdom… in a clarification of life – not necessarily a great clarification, such as sects and cults are founded on, but in a momentary stay against confusion.
What is man’s ultimate direction in life? It is to look for love, truth, virtue, and beauty.
The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance – it is the illusion of knowledge.
Daniel J. Boorstin
I did learn that some of the things that are great for locker rooms are inappropriate for political discourse. That’s a wisdom I’ve garnered.
Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.
And I pray thee, loving Jesus, that as Thou hast graciously given me to drink in with delight the words of Thy knowledge, so Thou wouldst mercifully grant me to attain one day to Thee, the fountain of all wisdom and to appear forever before Thy face.
Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
Learning sleeps and snores in libraries, but wisdom is everywhere, wide awake, on tiptoe.
Courage is always the surest wisdom.
In justice to human society it may perhaps be said of almost all the polities and civil institutions in the world, however imperfect, that they have been founded in and carried on with very considerable wisdom.
Practical wisdom is what’s called for in situations that have a moral dimension to them.
The philosophies of one age have become the absurdities of the next, and the foolishness of yesterday has become the wisdom of tomorrow.
The Founding Fathers in their wisdom decided that children were an unnatural strain on parents. So they provided jails called schools, equipped with tortures called an education.
They are few in the midst of an overwhelming mass of brute force, and their submission is wisdom; but for a nation like England to submit to be robbed by any invader who chooses to visit her shores seemed to me to be nonsense.
Purity engenders Wisdom, Passion avarice, and Ignorance folly, infatuation and darkness.
When we looked at the life cycle in our 40s, we looked to old people for wisdom. At 80, though, we look at other 80-year-olds to see who got wise and who not. Lots of old people don’t get wise, but you don’t get wise unless you age.
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.
A man should always consider how much he has more than he wants.
I don’t think I really have any wisdom. Stay out of trouble. Good luck. Stay away from women because they will burn you, haha.
Man is only great when he acts from passion.
Without freedom of thought, there can be no such thing as wisdom – and no such thing as public liberty without freedom of speech.
The opinion which other people have of you is their problem, not yours.
In my life, I was always floating around the edge of the dark side and saying what if take it a little bit too far, and who says you have to stop there, and what’s behind the next door. Maybe you gain a wisdom from examining those things. But after a while, you get too far down in the quicksand.
One part of wisdom is knowing what you don’t need anymore and letting it go.
Many spiritual teachers – in Buddhism, in Islam – have talked about first-hand experience of the world as an important part of the path to wisdom, to enlightenment.
I know conventional wisdom has always been to go to Europe, and I did that early on, and I tried it, but I realised pretty quickly if I wasn’t playing, nothing else mattered – I wasn’t going to be happy.
Remarkable contributions are typically spawned by a passionate commitment to transcendent values such as beauty, truth, wisdom, justice, charity, fidelity, joy, courage and honor.
Age is a terrible avenger. The lessons of life give you so much to work with, but by the time you’ve got all this great wisdom, you don’t get to be young anymore.
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