250 Famous Age Quotes and Age Sayings Collection [Part 2]

And from the first time I picked up a basketball at age eight – I had a lot of difficulty when I first picked up a basketball, because I was a scrub – there were things that I liked about it.

Julius Erving

You can judge your age by the amount of pain you feel when you come in contact with a new idea.

Pearl S. Buck

In our age there is no such thing as ‘keeping out of politics.’ All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.

George Orwell

Old age realizes the dreams of youth: look at Dean Swift in his youth he built an asylum for the insane, in his old age he was himself an inmate.

Soren Kierkegaard

From the age of fifteen, dogma has been the fundamental principle of my religion: I know no other religion I cannot enter into the idea of any other sort of religion religion, as a mere sentiment, is to me a dream and a mockery.

John Henry Newman

We’re taught at such a young age that you can always be better and that you’re never perfect and that you’re never good enough.

Shawn Johnson

Whoever, fleeing marriage and the sorrows that women cause, does not wish to wed comes to a deadly old age.

Hesiod

Stop living a day at a time and stop worrying about age.

Helen Reddy

What is wrong with the Iranians in addition to the nuclear bomb? This is the only country on Earth in the 21st century that has renewed imperialistic ambitions. They really want to become the hegemon of the Middle East in an age that gave up imperialism.

Shimon Peres

I’m very accepting with my age. It’s like notches on your belt: experience, wisdom, and a different kind of beauty. There comes a day when you’ve become comfortable in your skin.

Zoe Saldana

Marriage is not about age it’s about finding the right person.

Sophia Bush

Children also have artistic ability, and there is wisdom in there having it! The more helpless they are, the more instructive are the examples they furnish us and they must be preserved free of corruption from an early age.

Paul Klee

I envy the sensibility in Europe, appreciating beauty in women as they age. I’m going to go that way. I might dye my gray hair for a bit, but beyond that the buck stops. I’m not having any work done.

Rachel Bilson

Although it is generally known, I think it’s about time to announce that I was born at a very early age.

Douglas Horton

When I was seventeen, I worked as a counsellor at a co-ed sleep-away camp for eight weeks. I loved it but it could be harrowing – it was far too much responsibility for someone my age.

Harlan Coben

Being a father at a later age is different from when I had my other two daughters when I was in my 20s and 30s. If you’re in your 60s and you’re with the kid every day, you’re dealing with the mind of a child, so it opens up that childishness in you again.

Martin Scorsese

As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.

Andrew Carnegie

I’d like to look like Madonna when I’m her age. I also look at athletes and love their bodies. I’ve always wanted to be muscly, not skinny. A lot of women yo-yo around, but I’m always aware if I’m getting a bit out of shape. I never look at the scales but I can just tell. It goes on my tum and bum.

Ellie Goulding

Each age tries to form its own conception of the past. Each age writes the history of the past anew with reference to the conditions uppermost in its own time.

Frederick Jackson Turner

I can’t wait to be that age and hanging out with a bunch of people hanging out all day playing golf and going to the beach, all my own age. We’d be laughing and having a good time and getting loopy on our prescription drugs. Driving golf carts around. I can’t wait.

Cameron Diaz

People quit on jobs. They quit on marriages. They quit on school. There’s an immediacy of this day and age that doesn’t lend itself to being committed to anything.

Emily Blunt

You get to a certain age where you prepare yourself for happiness. Sometimes you never remember to actually get happy.

John Mayer

It is a sobering thought that when Mozart was my age, he had been dead for two years.

Tom Lehrer

Middle age is when you’re sitting at home on a Saturday night and the telephone rings and you hope it isn’t for you.

Ogden Nash

Revenge is the naked idol of the worship of a semi-barbarous age.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

At my age it is unseemly to be pessimistic.

Naguib Mahfouz

Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen.

Mark Twain

Being gay and being a woman has one big thing in common, which is that we both become invisible after the age of 42. Who wants a gay 50-year-old? No one, let me tell you.

Rupert Everett

Losing both parents at a young age gave me a sense that you can’t really control life – so you’d better live it while it’s here. I stopped believing in a storybook existence a long time ago. All you can do is push in a direction and see what comes of it.

Jon Hamm

An artist must be a reactionary. He has to stand out against the tenor of the age and not go flopping along.

Andre Maurois

My wife and I, unlike many intellectuals, spent five years working on assembly lines. We came to fully understand the criticisms of the industrial age, in which you are an appendage of a machine that sets the pace.

Alvin Toffler

Our Age of Anxiety is, in great part, the result of trying to do today’s job with yesterday’s tools and yesterday’s concepts.

Marshall McLuhan

I first learned that there were black people living in some place called other than the United States in the western hemisphere when I was a very little boy, and my father told me that when he was a boy about my age, he wanted to be an Episcopal priest, because he so admired his priest, a black man from someplace called Haiti.

Henry Louis Gates

Do you remember when you were 10 or 11 years old and you really thought your folks were the best? They were completely omniscient and you took their word for everything. And then you got older and you went through this hideous age when suddenly they were the devil, they were bullies, and they didn’t know anything.

Chuck Palahniuk

I always wanted to be a designer. I read books on fashion from the age of 12.

Alexander McQueen

I feel we live in the kind of culture now where you have to be very smart to navigate the right way, and I just don’t have those smarts. I think with age and time it will change, but I can’t obsess about it.

Sienna Miller

I always looked really young for my age. And once I hit 23, 24 and 25, I was then allowed to play the cool 18-year-olds and stuff.

Ben Barnes

How young can you die of old age?

Steven Wright

Man arrives as a novice at each age of his life.

Nicolas Chamfort

I find that a man is as old as his work. If his work keeps him from moving forward, he will look forward with the work.

William Ernest Hocking

What goes on in Europe concerns us greatly because, if Europe comes apart, the E.U. comes apart, then you’re going to have enormous impact on America, that’s a very big trading partner of ours, and people own securities around the world in this day and age.

Michael Bloomberg

Nearly all the powerful people of this age are unbelievers, the best of them in doubt and misery, the most in plodding hesitation, doing as well as they can, what practical work lies at hand.

John Ruskin

The credit of advancing science has always been due to individuals and never to the age.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Young men soon give, and soon forget, affronts old age is slow in both.

Joseph Addison

If youth knew if age could.

Sigmund Freud

Middle age is the awkward period when Father Time starts catching up with Mother Nature.

Harold Coffin

Any young man who is unmarried at the age of twenty one is a menace to the community.

Brigham Young

Age appears to be best in four things old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.

Francis Bacon

Another principle is, the deepest affections of our hearts gather around some human form in which are incarnated the living thoughts and ideas of the passing age.

Matthew Simpson

‘Dallas’ hit a chord back in the late Seventies and Eighties because it was the age of greed: here you have this unapologetic character who is mean and nasty and ruthless and does it all with an evil grin. I think people related to JR back then because we all have someone we know exactly like him. Everyone in the world knows a JR.

Larry Hagman

Elizabeth Peyton, the artist known for tiny, dazzling portraits of radiant youth, is now painting tiny, dazzling portraits of radiant middle age.

Jerry Saltz

There is always some specific moment when we become aware that our youth is gone but, years after, we know it was much later.

Mignon McLaughlin

America doesn’t reward people of my age, either in day-to-day life or for their performances.

Meryl Streep

I did successfully kick tobacco at the age of 34. I smoked for like 20 years, from 14 to 34.

Larry Hagman

About the time I turned 50, I experienced the profound biological change that often accompanies women at that age. Also, I put two kids in college and lost both of my parents, so I’m no longer somebody’s daughter.

Jane Pauley

I never quite toed the line. I was a bit disruptive. All my early school reports from the age of 5 were ‘Daniel must learn not to distract others.’ And now, that’s what I do for a living.

Dan Stevens

The second album was emotionally exhausting and my life felt like it had become very serious at a very young age.

Delta Goodrem

A woman tells her doctor, ‘I’ve got a bad back.’ The doctor says, ‘It’s old age.’ The woman says, ‘I want a second opinion.’ The doctor says: ‘Okay – you’re ugly as well.’

Tommy Cooper

You are 27 or 28 right? It is very tough to live at that age. When nothing is sure. I have sympathy with you.

Haruki Murakami

Old age is fifteen years older than I am.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

I must be more sensible and realize that at my age, illusions are hardly permitted and they will always destroy me.

Paul Cezanne

I feel the 21st century is another new age. Not only can we collaborate again with nature, but we have to. It’s an emergency.

Bjork

Old age is just a record of one’s whole life.

Muhammad Ali

I happen to be interested in watching a face age. I like faces of women aging so it makes me personally quite sad. That’s a beautiful gift from God. If people don’t want to see that anymore then I won’t be in anymore movies.

Debra Winger

The tendency of old age to the body, say the physiologists, is to form bone. It is as rare as it is pleasant to meet with an old man whose opinions are not ossified.

Bob Wells

People say women shouldn’t have long hair over a certain age, but I’ve never done what everyone says.

Jane Seymour

American Idol transcends age, gender, ethnicity, everything.

Carrie Underwood

The history of my life must begin by the earliest circumstance which my memory can evoke it will therefore commence when I had attained the age of eight years and four months.

Giacomo Casanova

It is unthinkable for a Frenchman to arrive at middle age without having syphilis and the Cross of the Legion of Honor.

Andre Gide

It’s not the normal way to look at things but I experienced death at a really young age and because of that it’s been part of my mental landscape that death is really very possible.

Cate Blanchett

I don’t believe in happy endings, but I do believe in happy travels, because ultimately, you die at a very young age, or you live long enough to watch your friends die. It’s a mean thing, life.

George Clooney

Old age isn’t so bad when you consider the alternative.

Maurice Chevalier

Though the Jazz Age continued it became less and less an affair of youth. The sequel was like a children’s party taken over by the elders.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

What’s a man’s age? He must hurry more, that’s all Cram in a day, what his youth took a year to hold.

Robert Browning

My age and health will never allow me to realize the dream of art I’ve been pursuing all my life.

Paul Cezanne

I’d like to talk about free markets. Information in the computer age is the last genuine free market left on earth except those free markets where indigenous people are still surviving. And that’s basically becoming limited.

Russell Means

Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy person has no time to form.

Andre Maurois

We are approaching a new age of synthesis. Knowledge cannot be merely a degree or a skill… it demands a broader vision, capabilities in critical thinking and logical deduction without which we cannot have constructive progress.

Li Ka Shing

At this age, I should be leading a quiet life.

Aung San Suu Kyi

I think it’s pretty crazy to say you’ve been typecast at the age of 20 before you’ve even really started getting going.

Tom Felton

It’s only at this age that I can say the word ‘art’ without flinching.

Mira Nair

Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.

Samuel Ullman

Middle age is youth without levity, and age without decay.

Doris Day

Just call me a family man and an actor who digs his whole scene, side interests and all. Just say I feel mighty good at the ripe old age of 27.

Bobby Darin

I think the most exciting thing is that you expect people our age to know the music, but actually a lot of kids know the music, and if anything is left, we have left really good music, and that’s the important part, not the mop-tops or whatever.

Ringo Starr

In youth we learn in age we understand.

Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

We tend to think of age only in time, but I don’t think it has much to do with time at all there’s a whole load of other things. I’ve met 16-year-olds who are old and 90-year-olds who are young.

Roger Daltrey

Well, once you’ve resigned yourself to the fact that you are the more mature pop performer and you’re past the age you ever thought you would do it, you might as well do it as long as you can. As long as I can still lift a microphone, then I’ll do it, you know.

Jarvis Cocker

I want to be part of the resurgence of things that are tangible, beautiful and soulful, rather than just give in to the digital age. But when I talk to people about this they just say, ‘Yeah, I know what you mean,’ and stare at their mobiles.

Jack White

Part of the reason I sort of shot out like a cannon out of Michigan and left home at such an early age is because I had to feel independent.

Madonna Ciccone

I never took guitar lessons. I took classical piano lessons from the age of six when we lived in Holland.

Eddie Van Halen

The sanitary and mechanical age we are now entering makes up for the mercy it grants to our sense of smell by the ferocity with which it assails our sense of hearing.

Havelock Ellis

Age has been the perfect fire extinguisher for flaming youth.

Navjot Singh Sidhu

What I really tried to do with Helen was make her show this sad side of her. She was married off at 16, was so young and living in this castle that can’t leave because of how she looks, and married to a man she hates and three times her age.

Diane Kruger

There are only two things a child will share willingly communicable diseases and its mother’s age.

Benjamin Spock

I’m inspired by people who keep on rolling, no matter their age.

Jimmy Buffett

Old age is no place for sissies.

Bette Davis

I had used eclectic therapy and behavior therapy on myself at the age of 19 to get over my fear of public speaking and of approaching young women in public.

Albert Ellis

I’ve got volumes on how not to behave. I’ve got more information now than a guy should have at my age.

Charlie Sheen

One of the many things nobody ever tells you about middle age is that it’s such a nice change from being young.

William Feather

He who has not the spirit of this age, has all the misery of it.

Voltaire

Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.

Jack Benny

Maybe back in the day you didn’t need to be the greatest looking to be on TV and you didn’t need to speak the best, but in this day and age, I think you need to be the package. You need to look the part for your sponsors, you need to be able to speak the part for the media and to big CEOs.

Danica Patrick

I try to write lyrics so that they won’t age, which sort of leaves you with the big subjects like death and love and sex and violence.

Florence Welch

We live in an age where the artist is forgotten. He is a researcher. I see myself that way.

David Hockney

The ruling ideas of each age have ever been the ideas of its ruling class.

Karl Marx

Experience is a revelation in the light of which we renounce our errors of youth for those of age.

Ambrose Bierce

If you live to be one hundred, you’ve got it made. Very few people die past that age.

George Burns

When marrying, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age? Everything else in marriage is transitory.

Friedrich Nietzsche

I cried on my 18th birthday. I thought 17 was such a nice age. You’re young enough to get away with things, but you’re old enough, too.

Liv Tyler

Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Old age comes on suddenly, and not gradually as is thought.

Emily Dickinson

I have worked very hard on being aware of my childhood but moving forward and not letting it bring me down emotionally. That is a hard thing – especially when you have children of your own and you remember what happened to you at that age.

Samantha Morton

I don’t believe one grows older. I think that what happens early on in life is that at a certain age one stands still and stagnates.

T. S. Eliot

Old age adds to the respect due to virtue, but it takes nothing from the contempt inspired by vice it whitens only the hair.

Ira Gershwin

Study after study confirms that even when you control for variables like profession, education, hours worked, age, marital status, and children, men still are compensated substantially more – even in professions, like nursing, dominated by women. No wonder there’s a gender gap.

Dee Dee Myers

It seems as if an age of genius must be succeeded by an age of endeavour riot and extravagance by cleanliness and hard work.

Virginia Woolf

One keeps forgetting old age up to the very brink of the grave.

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

The reason can only be this: heroic poetry depends on an heroic age, and an age is heroic because of what it is, not because of what it does.

Lascelles Abercrombie

Writers obviously have to bear witness to the harsh face of the age.

Alexander McCall Smith

By age seven, I used to comb my hair for performances, just pull my hair up into a bun. Granted, it wasn’t a very intricate hairstyle. Still, to be that responsible and disciplined at age seven is unusual.

Janet Jackson

We live in an age of instant knowledge. And there’s almost a sense of entitlement to that.

J. J. Abrams

It’s the golden age of French cinema again but it’s because Sarkozy had the guts to push through copyright law.

Harvey Weinstein

Rashness belongs to youth prudence to old age.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Second to agriculture, humbug is the biggest industry of our age.

Alfred Nobel

I think women should start to embrace their age. What’s the alternative to getting older? You die. I can’t change the day I was born. But I can take care of my skin, my body, my mind, and try to live my life and be happy.

Olivia Munn

The wonderful thing about age is that your knees don’t work as well, you can’t run down steps quite as easily and obviously you can’t lift heavy weights. But your mind doesn’t feel any different.

Roger Moore

It’s ironic that at age 32, at probably the greatest moment of my career, with The Godfather having such an enormous success, I wasn’t even aware of it, because I was somewhere else under the deadline again.

Francis Ford Coppola

My habit would have been to veer towards the dark – to prove I was something edgy, or maybe to prove that I was cognisant of the dark side. Now, with age and confidence, I can say, yeah, that’s true, but I am cognisant of the fact that people can do things well. And can be more loving than you expect.

George Saunders

The young people have MTV and rock and roll. Why would they go to read poetry? Poetry belongs to the Stone Age. It awakens in us perceptions that go back to those times.

Robert Morgan

I shall not grow conservative with age.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

I think you have to be a little bit strict. You can’t be friend and their parent in a lot of situations, especially in this day and age where it’s so dangerous for kids. So there’s a bit of sternness, I guess, in the way I raise my kids.

Tim McGraw

Not to expose your true feelings to an adult seems to be instinctive from the age of seven or eight onwards.

George Orwell

I would love a family. I’m at the age where the wish for a child gets stronger. But who knows.

Cameron Diaz

I wanted to do two things when I was growing up, about your age. I wanted to play in the NBA, and I wanted to be a businessman after my basketball career was over, and that is what I am doing now.

Magic Johnson

A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new when an age ends and when the soul of a nation long suppressed finds utterance.

Jawaharlal Nehru

Anyone who writes an autobiographical work at the age of 34 is, at best, presumptuous. It occurred to me that it was time to set the record straight.

Jessica Savitch

I wish I’d gotten sober at a younger age.

Janice Dickinson

Youth is a blunder Manhood a struggle, Old Age a regret.

Benjamin Disraeli

It has been claimed at times that our modern age of technology facilitates dictatorship.

Henry A. Wallace

I think it’s your mental attitude. So many of us start dreading age in high school and that’s a waste of a lovely life. ‘Oh… I’m 30, oh, I’m 40, oh, 50.’ Make the most of it.

Betty White

I never took guitar lessons. I took classical piano lessons from the age of six when we lived in Holland. And when we moved to America, it was just the typical thing except I was really good at it so was my brother.

Eddie Van Halen

All my early school reports from the age of 5 were ‘Daniel must learn not to distract others.’

Dan Stevens

Everybody past a certain age, regardless of how they look on the outside, pretty much constantly dreams of being able to escape from their lives.

Doug Coupland

I don’t want to fight aging I want to take good care of myself, but plastic surgery and all that? I’m not interested.

Christine Lahti

In the modern media age we are rarely surprised by what we see. Whether it’s on television or film or in the theatre, everything is so advertised, so trailed, that most entertainment is merely what you thought it was going to be like.

Rowan Atkinson

Ours is essentially a tragic age, so we refuse to take it tragically.

David Herbert Lawrence

Even in this day and age, if you’re not married, there are people who are like, ‘Awww! Don’t worry, it’ll happen for you someday.’

Kristen Wiig

We aren’t in an information age, we are in an entertainment age.

Tony Robbins

Save your money. You’re going to need twice as much money in your old age as you think.

Michael Caine

People tend to become more emotionally intelligent as they age and mature.

Daniel Goleman

Information is the oxygen of the modern age. It seeps through the walls topped by barbed wire, it wafts across the electrified borders.

Ronald Reagan

TV is sort of the only way to go for an actress my age to make a decent salary with independent films, you just can’t.

Jessica Lange

I have always felt that a woman has the right to treat the subject of her age with ambiguity until, perhaps, she passes into the realm of over ninety. Then it is better she be candid with herself and with the world.

Carl Sandburg

I love physical kinds of comedy and getting down and dirty and doing stunts. When I was growing up, I was always getting into fights with guys and usually punching out boys my age because I was a lot bigger and tougher. So I’m naturally accustomed to putting myself into the headspace of a girl who can take care of herself.

Cameron Diaz

My grandparents got married at a very young age, and a lot of what I think about marriage is based on their relationship. I watched them over the years and saw how they dealt with everything together, as a team.

Kyle Chandler

The Border Ballads, for instance, and the Robin Hood Ballads, clearly suppose a state of society which is nothing but a very circumscribed and not very important heroic age.

Lascelles Abercrombie

It’s not always possible to sit down and eat at home in this day and age of fast-paced living, but if you are going to eat out, do so as a family and support all the great local places in your areas. I’ll still eat at the same diner I did as a kid with my parents.

Michael Symon

You have to be desirable. And that’s why so many woman of my age or even younger are pushed to Botox and plastic surgery, all the things that people say, ‘Why do women do this?’ Where do you go in your 50s in your career?

Kim Cattrall

My inspiration was my mom. She’s a great cook, and she still cooks, and we still banter back and forth about cooking. Growing up in a mostly Portuguese community, food was important and the family table was extremely important. At a very young age I understood that.

Emeril Lagasse

Parenting is an impossible job at any age.

Harrison Ford

I was confirmed at my prep school at the age of 13.

Richard Dawkins

We pay when old for the excesses of youth.

J. B. Priestley

I wrote a screenplay for a ‘Sweet Valley High’ adaptation, and it’s really amazing to me how many women who are my age have responded to the idea and are excited about the movie.

Diablo Cody

Women would be disproportionately affected by the privatization of social security. It is one of the most important safety nets for American women in old age, or in times of disability, to insure financial income for their families.

Barbara Mikulski

It is not well to make great changes in old age.

Charles Spurgeon

We virtually never feel our age, but thinking that we should can lead to disaster.

Martha Beck

Alexander at the head of the world never tasted the true pleasure that boys of his own age have enjoyed at the head of a school.

Horace Walpole

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.

Mark Twain

Publishing is in a kind of Jurassic age.

Paulo Coelho

With age, you get to a place where you don’t want to knock people out. You just want to give people a hug.

Vin Diesel

Age is just a number. It’s totally irrelevant unless, of course, you happen to be a bottle of wine.

Joan Collins

God employs several translators some pieces are translated by age, some by sickness, some by war, some by justice.

John Donne

You just never know when you’re living in a golden age.

Alexander Payne

I’ve never worried about age.

Jeanne Moreau

We all know now that people can look good for their age. It isn’t so extraordinary, I don’t know why people go on about it so much.

Francesca Annis

I grew up on a farm in a small town where you do or say one thing and everybody knows about it. You see it happen, there’s always the town gossip – ‘Oh did you hear about so and so, or did you hear what went on in this household?’ So I learned at a very young age just to keep my mouth shut.

Garrett Hedlund

We Jews have a special attachment to the Book. The study of page after page in tomes yellowing with age was obligatory.

Theodore Bikel

IQ is a commodity, data is a commodity. I’m far more interested in watching people interact at a restaurant with their smartphone. We can all read ‘Tech Crunch,’ ‘Ad Age.’ I would rather be living in the trenches. I would rather be going to Whole Foods in Columbus Circle to watch people shop with their smartphones.

Gary Vaynerchuk

Growing up on stage, I was introduced to makeup at a young age and I will never forget the first time I tried on a L’Oreal Paris iconic lipstick – it was instant glamour and I’ve been hooked ever since.

Lea Michele

Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age.

Aristotle

When you get to my age life seems little more than one long march to and from the lavatory.

A. C. Benson

I’d date someone younger or older age doesn’t matter to me. Or looks, really – it’s all about maturity.

Leona Lewis

Now is the age of anxiety.

W. H. Auden

I’m totally into new age and self-help books. I used to work in a bookstore and that’s the section they gave me, and I got way into it. I just loved the power of positive thinking, letting yourself go.

Jason Mraz

A final word: I am not knowledgeable about the internet. I do not have a computer. I guess that at 74 years of age, I don’t have the patience to learn.

David Wilkerson

Forty is the old age of youth, fifty is the youth of old age.

Hosea Ballou

I think you can’t really escape any kind of spiritual education as a child, whether it’s New Age or Judaism or Buddhism or whatever it is. You can’t escape it, even if you completely disagree with it, you still have it as a foundation that you base things off of.

Jack White

Why should 20-year-olds only be considered sexy? I think we get better with age.

Jenny McCarthy

There is a certain age at which a child looks at you in all earnestness and delivers a long, pleased speech in all the true inflections of spoken English, but with not one recognizable syllable.

Annie Dillard

I’ve been screaming at the top of my lungs at my family, ‘Work out! Work out! Old age is coming!’

Cher

I was born at the age of twelve on an MGM lot.

Judy Garland

One of my grandfathers, actually, having gone out there as a minister, decided he would better serve the people as a doctor. So at a very late age – at the age of 38 in fact – he changed course and decided to become a doctor.

Colin Firth

When I was at school, I was in choirs more than anything else, from a very young age, about 9 years old. And then I started taking drum lessons.

Ben Barnes

I avoid talking before the youth of the age as I would dancing before them: for if one’s tongue don’t move in the steps of the day, and thinks to please by its old graces, it is only an object of ridicule.

Horace Walpole

The face you have at age 25 is the face God gave you, but the face you have after 50 is the face you earned.

Cindy Crawford

Old age is not a disease – it is strength and survivorship, triumph over all kinds of vicissitudes and disappointments, trials and illnesses.

Maggie Kuhn

Religiosity turns out to be the best indicator of civic involvement: it’s more accurate than education, age, income, gender or race.

Jonathan Sacks

Age is how we determine how valuable you are.

Jane Elliot

Age carries all things away, even the mind.

Virgil

I would often find myself, at the age of 21, at midnight, running down a dark street on my own with 10 men chasing me. And the fact they had cameras in their hands made that legal.

Sienna Miller

The idea of regretting not doing this seemed insane to me. Sitting in the corner at a bar at age 60, saying: ‘I could’ve been Bond. Buy me a drink.’ That’s the saddest place I could be. At least now at 60 I can say: ‘I was Bond. Now buy me a drink.’

Daniel Craig

I prefer younger men. In some ways, they are much more open to a woman being stronger and independent then some of the men my age.

Kim Cattrall

Alas, after a certain age every man is responsible for his face.

Albert Camus

A comfortable old age is the reward of a well-spent youth. Instead of its bringing sad and melancholy prospects of decay, it would give us hopes of eternal youth in a better world.

Maurice Chevalier

To be told that one can be dependent on one’s parents until age 26 should strike a young person who wants to grow up as demeaning, not as something to celebrate.

Dennis Prager

A man does not die of love or his liver or even of old age he dies of being a man.

Miguel de Unamuno

I’m not as far along as Jack Nicklaus was at this age, but I’m trying.

Tiger Woods

I am 54 and age is slowly writing itself on my face.

Arthur Smith

The funniest racism is the racism between minorities. It’s something you don’t see dramatized, but almost every minority I know who’s my age, they have these funny stories about their parents stereotyping other minorities.

Mindy Kaling

At a young age winning is not the most important thing… the important thing is to develop creative and skilled players with good confidence.

Arsene Wenger

Middle age is when you’ve met so many people that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else.

Ogden Nash

What though youth gave love and roses, Age still leaves us friends and wine.

Thomas More

To own the dominant, or only, newspaper in a mid-sized American city was, for many decades, a kind of license to print money. In the Internet age, however, no one has figured out how to rescue the newspaper in the United States or abroad.

Eric Alterman

You never choose the way that you’re raised, it’s just the way that you were raised, but you do get to a certain age where you’re in a position to question the expectations of you and the way that you’ve been formed by your surroundings.

Mia Wasikowska

Forty is the old age of youth fifty the youth of old age.

Victor Hugo

I want to age with some dignity.

Pete Townshend

The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.

H. L. Mencken

For students today, only 10 percent of children from working-class families graduate from college by the age of 24 as compared to 58 percent of upper-middle-class and wealthy families.

Patrick J. Kennedy

Age is not measured by years. Nature does not equally distribute energy. Some people are born old and tired while others are going strong at seventy.

Dorothy Thompson

In the 1970s and 1980s there was so little decent fiction for young people, but we’re now in a golden age that shows no sign of fading. Philip Pullman, J. K. Rowling, Lemony Snicket are only three of the best known among a good number of equals.

David Mitchell

Swing voters are more appropriately known as the ‘idiot voters’ because they have no set of philosophical principles. By the age of fourteen, you’re either a Conservative or a Liberal if you have an IQ above a toaster.

Ann Coulter

I got to experience soccer at the highest level at a young age I decided I wanted to be part of that for as long as possible.

Mia Hamm

I’m 20 years old. I like to party as much as anyone my age. Going clubbing is my way of relaxing or releasing a lot of stress. I don’t feel that I should have to justify that part of my life. I don’t know that I’m necessarily an addict.

Lindsay Lohan

My sister and I shared a bedroom our entire lives and I believe she discovered the Beatles when she was about 11 and I’m four years younger. So from the age of 7 until 17 we had nothing but Beatles paraphernalia in our room, even those little stuffed Beatles that went on stands that are dressed as the Sgt. Pepper band.

Christina Ricci

It looks good when you see someone kicking at the age of 51 with no double. It’s kinda cool for people to know that past 50 we can keep flexible.

Jean Claude Van Damme

They say eyes clear with age.

Philip Larkin

But the age of chivalry is gone. That of sophisters, economists, and calculators has succeeded and the glory of Europe is extinguished forever.

Edmund Burke

The divine right of husbands, like the divine right of kings, may, it is hoped, in this enlightened age, be contested without danger.

Mary Wollstonecraft

I never wanted to do TV. I just did what I was trained to do through the Special Forces, and I’ve been doing that from a very young age.

Bear Grylls

Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems, in my opinion, to characterize our age.

Albert Einstein

If children are not introduced to music at an early age, I believe something fundamental is actually being taken from them.

Luciano Pavarotti

He who is of calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth and age are equally a burden.

Plato

In Hollywood, you play a mom, and the next thing you know, you’re on ‘The Golden Girls.’ They age you so fast.

Gabrielle Union

Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you’ve got to start young.

Theodore Roosevelt

Old age is the most unexpected of all things that happen to a man.

Leon Trotsky

You live in a deranged age, more deranged that usual, because in spite of great scientific and technological advances, man has not the faintest idea of who he is or what he is doing.

Walker Percy

Young man, the secret of my success is that an early age I discovered that I was not God.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

In this age of media and Internet access, we are much more talkative than ever before.

David Duchovny

I don’t mind my age.

Heather Mills

If you read back in the Bible, the letter of the apostle Paul to the church of Thessalonia, he said that in the latter days before the end of the age that the Earth would be caught up in what he called the birth pangs of a new order.

Pat Robertson

I am hoping for peaceful transition into a new age. Obama has already played a great role in initiating us into that vision. If he were to be harmed in any way, it would spawn the birth of a million Obamas.

Saul Williams

Photography suits the temper of this age – of active bodies and minds. It is a perfect medium for one whose mind is teeming with ideas, imagery, for a prolific worker who would be slowed down by painting or sculpting, for one who sees quickly and acts decisively, accurately.

Edward Weston

How incessant and great are the ills with which a prolonged old age is replete.

C. S. Lewis

I began to speak well at a very advanced age – 15, 16, 17 years old. It was psychological: the trauma of war, my family and growing up on my own. I was more or less a street kid.

Roberto Cavalli

Young women from a very young age are taught that life will be easier if you can just turn on the charming smile and say very little and be complacent and docile and sweet.

Amber Heard

Over the years Woodstock got glorified and romanticised and became the event that symbolised Utopia. It’s the last page of our collective memory of the age of innocence. Then things turned ugly and would never be the same again.

Ang Lee

Today more than ever we need creative minds to address the issues of the age. And one of the most urgent is this: How can humanity know so much, achieve so much, and still fail so many people so badly?

King Abdullah II

We live in an age where anonymity is growing in magnitude like a bomb going off.

Jock Sturges

Any role that big is going to be a challenge for any actor, but for an actor of a young age, it’s going to be even tougher.

Jeff Bridges

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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.

Michael Leunig

Irony is the gaiety of reflection and the joy of wisdom.

Anatole France

Nobility of spirit has more to do with simplicity than ostentation, wisdom rather than wealth, commitment rather than ambition.

Riccardo Muti

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.

Solange Knowles

God in His wisdom has decided that He will reward no works but His own.

Johannes Tauler

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.

Buddha

Authority without wisdom is like a heavy ax without an edge, fitter to bruise than polish.

Anne Bradstreet

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.

Anthony Trollope

Once you label me you negate me.

Soren Kierkegaard

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.

Christopher Reeve

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.

Debra Winger

It is not who is right, but what is right, that is of importance.

Thomas Huxley

A loving heart is the truest wisdom.

Charles Dickens

No single person can possess the wisdom to chart our course.

Jonathan Schell

Be happy. It’s one way of being wise.

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Women are stronger than men – they do not die of wisdom.

James Stephens

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.

Lao Tzu

You can practice to attain knowledge, but you can’t practice to attain wisdom.

Herbie Hancock

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.

Confucius

Wisdom is knowing when you can’t be wise.

Paul Engle

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.

Bertrand Russell

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.

Shaun Tan

We respect our elders. There is wisdom that comes from experience, and I am not going to stop learning from wise counsel.

Marcia Fudge

For all my education, accomplishments, and so called ‘wisdom’… I can’t fathom my own heart.

Michael Caine

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.

Saadi

The long-standing wisdom that everyone wins in a single world market has been undermined. Global trade, capital flows, and immigration are declining.

Roger Altman

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.

Stefan Hell

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.

Paul Ryan

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.

Aeschylus

Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.

Confucius

A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow.

Charlotte Bronte

When defeat is inevitable, it is wisest to yield.

Quintilian

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.

Thomas Carlyle

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.

Kazuo Ishiguro

Always seek out the seed of triumph in every adversity.

Og Mandino

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.

Herman Hesse

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.

Robert Duvall

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.

Yehuda Berg

Science is always discovering odd scraps of magical wisdom and making a tremendous fuss about its cleverness.

Aleister Crowley

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.

Richard Dawkins

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.

Ray Lewis

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.

Shakti Gawain

Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.

Immanuel Kant

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.

Ben Carson

Once I turned 35, I got the bonus of some wisdom and began to accept life on its own terms.

Mike Myers

If you want to go east, don’t go west.

Ramakrishna

Wisdom comes by disillusionment.

George Santayana

As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round.

Ben Hogan

Mainstream media tend to just mouth the conventional wisdom, to see everything through the filter of right and left.

Arianna Huffington

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.

William Temple

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.

Emanuel Swedenborg

Don’t taunt the alligator until after you’ve crossed the creek.

Dan Rather

Rightly defined philosophy is simply the love of wisdom.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

It is not wisdom but Authority that makes a law.

Thomas Hobbes

Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Be as you wish to seem.

Socrates

If you were to offer a thirsty man all wisdom, you would not please him more than if you gave him a drink.

Sophocles

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.

David Morrell

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.

Hans Jonas

First appearance deceives many.

Ovid

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.

Euripides

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.

Charlie Parker

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.

Michael Azerrad

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.

Peter Abelard

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.

Pankaj Mishra

To wear your heart on your sleeve isn’t a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best.

Margaret Thatcher

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.

Alice Walker

Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself.

Khalil Gibran

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.

Dee Hock

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.

Marilyn Ferguson

The truest wisdom is a resolute determination.

Napoleon Bonaparte

The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.

Friedrich Nietzsche

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.

Sara Teasdale

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.

Johannes Tauler

Wisdom alone is the science of other sciences.

Plato

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.

Samuel Smiles

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.

Vikas Swarup

I’m particularly interested in black swan events: unprecedented surprises that destroy the conventional wisdom about how the world works.

Paolo Bacigalupi

Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.

Archimedes

The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.

Benjamin Franklin

They whom truth and wisdom lead, can gather honey from a weed.

William Cowper

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.

Jodie Evans

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.

Jenny Shipley

It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them.

Epictetus

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.

John Wooden

If fortune favors you do not be elated; if she frowns do not despond.

Ausonius

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.

James Newman

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.

Drew Curtis

When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.

Confucius

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.

James Gleick

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.

Meghan Daum

Not engaging in ignorance is wisdom.

Bodhidharma

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.

Elena Kagan

Even when you have doubts, take that step. Take chances. Mistakes are never a failure – they can be turned into wisdom.

Cat Cora

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.

Donella Meadows

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.

Thomas Shepard

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.

John Updike

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.

Kevin McCarthy

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.

Charles Stanley

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.

Alex Grey

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.

Herbert Hoover

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.

Rick Perlstein

Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack. We give it orders which make no sense.

Henry Miller

If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.

Lewis Carroll

It is costly wisdom that is bought by experience.

Roger Ascham

The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.

William Blake

Patience is the companion of wisdom.

Saint Augustine

Rarely promise, but, if lawful, constantly perform.

William Penn

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.

Stefon Diggs

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.

William Dunbar

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.

Akhenaton

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.

Walter Cronkite

If the highest things are unknowable, then the highest capacity or virtue of man cannot be theoretical wisdom.

Leo Strauss

Knowledge is marvelous, but wisdom is even better.

Kay Redfield Jamison

Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom.

Mary Browne

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.

Lisa Randall

A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right.

Thomas Paine

We live in a culture that doesn’t acknowledge or validate human intuition and doesn’t encourage us to rely on our intuitive wisdom.

Shakti Gawain

Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity.

Saint Augustine

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.

Aeschylus

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.

George Lucas

Nothing energizes me more than to burrow myself under a pile of received wisdom and emerge triumphant with the truth.

Timothy Noah

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn’t be done.

Amelia Earhart

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.

Tatiana Maslany

Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.

Francis Bacon

Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad.

Brian O’Driscoll

Knowledge is proud that it knows so much; wisdom is humble that it knows no more.

William Cowper

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.

David Puttnam

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.

Reinhold Niebuhr

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.’

Ludwig Wittgenstein

It is astonishing what force, purity, and wisdom it requires for a human being to keep clear of falsehoods.

Margaret Fuller

Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you’d have preferred to talk.

Doug Larson

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.

Bennie Thompson

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.

Stanford Moore

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.

Ambrose Bierce

Slow and steady wins the race.

Robert Lloyd

I’m married. My wife, Stella – a beautiful woman. She’s brought a lot of peace to my life, a lot of wisdom.

Anthony Hopkins

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.

Elizabeth George

You can’t sweep other people off their feet, if you can’t be swept off your own.

Clarence Day

Wisdom sails with wind and time.

John Florio

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.

Jay Griffiths

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.

David Brainerd

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.

Radhanath Swami

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.

John Muir

Perhaps too much of everything is as bad as too little.

Edna Ferber

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.

Aristotle

Vanity can easily overtake wisdom. It usually overtakes common sense.

Julian Casablancas

Wisdom is always an overmatch for strength.

Phil Jackson

Has Werner Herzog ever said anything that wasn’t true? What a brilliant fountain of wisdom. Everything he touches I’m just fascinated by.

Dan Gilroy

Spiritual teachers and artists that have opened the eye of wisdom for the world, and visionary community builders, have influenced my work.

Alex Grey

‘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.

Jessye Norman

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.

Reinhold Niebuhr

Be there a will, and wisdom finds a way.

George Crabbe

Beauty, the eternal Spouse of the Wisdom of God and Angel of his Presence thru’ all creation.

Robert Bridges

Conventional wisdom is not always the best wisdom.

Doug Ducey

Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom.

Euripides

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.

Hermann Hesse

Virtues are acquired through endeavor, which rests wholly upon yourself.

Sidney Lanier

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.

James Buchanan

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.

Rene Russo

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.

Ben Carson

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.

Plato

Has fortune dealt you some bad cards. Then let wisdom make you a good gamester.

Francis Quarles

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.

Thomas Traherne

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.

David Limbaugh

Much wisdom often goes with fewest words.

Sophocles

‘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.

Gene Roddenberry

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.

Shakti Gawain

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.

Charles Hazlewood

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.

Jane Smiley

Wisdom not only gets, but once got, retains.

Francis Quarles

We are wiser than we know.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Genius unrefined resembles a flash of lightning, but wisdom is like the sun.

Franz Grillparzer

Wise men make more opportunities than they find.

Francis Bacon

Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech.

Plutarch

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.

Edmund Burke

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.

Robert Frost

What is man’s ultimate direction in life? It is to look for love, truth, virtue, and beauty.

Shinichi Suzuki

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.

George Allen

Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.

Colin Powell

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.

Venerable Bede

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.

John Muir

Learning sleeps and snores in libraries, but wisdom is everywhere, wide awake, on tiptoe.

Josh Billings

Courage is always the surest wisdom.

Wilfred Grenfell

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.

Ezra Stiles

Practical wisdom is what’s called for in situations that have a moral dimension to them.

Barry Schwartz

The philosophies of one age have become the absurdities of the next, and the foolishness of yesterday has become the wisdom of tomorrow.

William Osler

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.

John Updike

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.

George Combe

Purity engenders Wisdom, Passion avarice, and Ignorance folly, infatuation and darkness.

Cyril Connolly

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.

Erik Erikson

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.

Chris Christie

A man should always consider how much he has more than he wants.

Joseph Addison

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.

Jason Aldean

Man is only great when he acts from passion.

Benjamin Disraeli

Without freedom of thought, there can be no such thing as wisdom – and no such thing as public liberty without freedom of speech.

Benjamin Franklin

The opinion which other people have of you is their problem, not yours.

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

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.

Trent Reznor

One part of wisdom is knowing what you don’t need anymore and letting it go.

Jane Fonda

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.

bell hooks

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.

Landon Donovan

Remarkable contributions are typically spawned by a passionate commitment to transcendent values such as beauty, truth, wisdom, justice, charity, fidelity, joy, courage and honor.

Gary Hamel

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.

Elizabeth Wurtzel

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