200+ Courage Quotes Latest & Popular Collection [Part 2]

The single outstanding exception was the broad yet precise mandate communicated by the General Assembly in 1946 to prepare as soon as possible the Charter of Human Rights which the San Francisco Conference had not had the time or the courage to draw up.

Rene Cassin

Courage consists not in blindly overlooking danger, but in seeing it, and conquering it.

Jean Paul

You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.

Michelle Obama

It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.

Alan Cohen

Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.

Bruce Lee

Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.

Benjamin Disraeli

Courage means to keep working a relationship, to continue seeking solutions to difficult problems, and to stay focused during stressful periods.

Denis Waitley

As a gay Jewish white South African, I belong to quite a lot of minority groups. You constantly have to question who you are, what you are and whether you have the courage to be who you are.

Antony Sher

Peace is a fragile thing. It takes courage to secure it. It takes wisdom to maintain it.

Jenny Shipley

This soul, or life within us, by no means agrees with the life outside us. If one has the courage to ask her what she thinks, she is always saying the very opposite to what other people say.

Virginia Woolf

People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.

Hermann Hesse

You can’t test courage cautiously.

Annie Dillard

You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.

Aristotle

The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it is conformity.

Rollo May

If we survive danger it steels our courage more than anything else.

Reinhold Niebuhr

My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.

Maya Angelou

Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.

C. S. Lewis

The best protection any woman can have… is courage.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

We are biological creatures. We are born, we live, we die. There is no transcendent purpose to existence. At best we are creatures of reason, and by using reason we can cure ourselves of emotional excess. Purged of both hope and fear, we find courage in the face of helplessness, insignificance and uncertainty.

Jonathan Sacks

The courage of a soldier is heightened by his knowledge of his profession.

Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus

During the long process of history, by relying on our own diligence, courage and wisdom, Chinese people have opened up a good and beautiful home where all ethnic groups live in harmony and fostered an excellent culture that never fades.

Xi Jinping

Now that I’ve got some films under my belt, I have the courage of my convictions regarding acting. It gives me a leg to stand on.

Mira Sorvino

If we bring not the good courage of minds covetous of truth, and truth only, prepared to hear all things, and decide upon all things, according to evidence, we should do more wisely to sit down contented in ignorance, than to bestir ourselves only to reap disappointment.

Frances Wright

Life is to be entered upon with courage.

Alexis de Tocqueville

The best thing to do is stare it in the face and move on. We have to face our fears and plow through. I think taking chances takes a lot more courage than staying stagnant and doing what’s safe and comfortable.

Terri Clark

Have the courage to face a difficulty lest it kick you harder than you bargain for.

Stanislaus I

To create one’s world in any of the arts takes courage.

Georgia O’Keeffe

The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue courage is only the second virtue.

Napoleon Bonaparte

My definition of courage is never letting anyone define you.

Jenna Jameson

A wise woman knows how to summon her courage and do what is right, rather than what is easy.

Suze Orman

There can be no great courage where there is no confidence or assurance, and half the battle is in the conviction that we can do what we undertake.

Orison Swett Marden

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a time to honor the greatest champion of racial equality who taught a nation – through compassion and courage – about democracy, nonviolence and racial justice.

Mark Pryor

I’m a big fan of small business ownership. I think it’s the backbone of American innovation. But to be successful, you first have to have the courage to go for it.

Bill Rancic

I think that people need to have the courage of their convictions and not be trying to fool people into thinking that they’ve changed overnight.

Chris Bell

It is our conduct, our patriotism and belief in our American way of life, our courage that will win the final battle.

Prescott Bush

It takes a great deal of courage to follow another person’s lead.

Bill Hybels

No, I am not a homosexual. If I were a homosexual, I would hope I would have the courage to say so. What’s cruel is that you are forcing me to say I am not a homosexual. This means you are putting homosexuals down. I don’t want to do that.

Ed Koch

And I think most people in this country want to see a president that’s got the courage to say we’re going to cut the tax burden, and reduce the regulatory climate, and we’re going to get Americans working.

Rick Perry

Throughout the history of our young nation, we have seen our military go bravely into battle, armed with courage and willing to make the ultimate sacrifice.

John M. McHugh

We want deeper sincerity of motive, a greater courage in speech and earnestness in action.

Sarojini Naidu

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

Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.

Dale Carnegie

The courage in journalism is sticking up for the unpopular, not the popular.

Geraldo Rivera

The valor and courage of our young women and men in the armed services are a shining example to all of the world, and we owe them and their families our deepest respect.

Bill Frist

Give the people not hell, but hope and courage.

John Murray

It would be sad if we lost our instinct and our courage to love and protect.

Emeli Sande

Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one’s ideas, to take a calculated risk – and to act.

Andre Malraux

Courage is sometimes frail as hope is frail: a fragile shoot between two stones that grows brave toward the sun though warmth and brightness fail, striving and faith the only strength it knows.

Frances Rodman

Fashion should not be expected to serve in the stead of courage or character.

Loretta Young

The amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and moral courage it contained. That so few now dare to be eccentric marks the chief danger of the time.

John Stuart Mill

If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it.

John Irving

Courage in danger is half the battle.

Plautus

We are very much what others think of us. The reception our observations meet with gives us courage to proceed, or damps our efforts.

William Hazlitt

When somebody who makes movies for a living – either as an actor, writer, producer or director – lives to be a certain age, you have to admire them. It is an act of courage to make a film – a courage for which you are not prepared in the rest of life. It is very hard and very destructive. But we do it because we love it.

John Carpenter

Real nobility is based on scorn, courage, and profound indifference.

Albert Camus

The man who has the courage of his platitudes is always a successful man.

Van Wyck Brooks

He who has faith has… an inward reservoir of courage, hope, confidence, calmness, and assuring trust that all will come out well – even though to the world it may appear to come out most badly.

B. C. Forbes

Simulated disorder postulates perfect discipline simulated fear postulates courage simulated weakness postulates strength.

Lao Tzu

One man with courage makes a majority.

Andrew Jackson

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.

Lao Tzu

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

There has to be this pioneer, the individual who has the courage, the ambition to overcome the obstacles that always develop when one tries to do something worthwhile, especially when it is new and different.

Alfred P. Sloan

Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.

Erich Fromm

From caring comes courage.

Lao Tzu

I’ve been through it all, baby, I’m mother courage.

Elizabeth Taylor

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.

Andre Gide

Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.

George S. Patton

As the first Hispanic female governor in history, little girls often come up to me in the grocery store or the mall. They look and point, and when they get the courage, they ask ‘Are you Susana?’ and they run up and give me a hug.

Susana Martinez

Falsehood is cowardice, the truth courage.

Hosea Ballou

All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.

Earl Nightingale

There are no easy answers’ but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.

Ronald Reagan

The strangest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true courage.

Michel de Montaigne

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.

Steve Jobs

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.

Walt Disney

Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it.

Tori Amos

Rosa Parks’ courage, determination, and tenacity continue to be an inspiration to all those committed to non-violent protest and change nearly half a century later.

Bob Filner

A lot of people do not muster the courage to live their dreams because they are afraid to die.

Les Brown

So the brother in black offers to these United States the source of courage that endures, and laughter.

Zora Neale Hurston

I’m not a fighter, but I would love to be a boxer because I love the courage and toughness. I mean, there can be nothing more terrifying than walking into an arena and looking at Mike Tyson in the ring.

Mark McGrath

Today, because of President Obama’s courage, kids can stay on their parent’s plan until they are 26. Insurers cannot kick you off your policy because you have hit your limit. They will not be able to deny you because you have a pre-existing condition.

Rahm Emanuel

A man of great common sense and good taste – meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage.

George Bernard Shaw

While President Bush likes to project an image of strength and courage, the real truth is that in the presence of his large financial contributors, he is a moral coward.

Al Gore

Courage is doing what you are afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you are scared.

Eddie Rickenbacker

I think there’s a difference between ditzy and dumb. Dumb is just not knowing. Ditzy is having the courage to ask!

Jessica Simpson

I know that throughout their history, the people of the United States defended their freedom, their liberty, their justice, and their rights – if need be – with their lives. I think their courage is so admirable.

Lee Myung-bak

There is no glory in war, yet from the blackness of its history, there emerge vivid colours of human character and courage. Those who risked their lives to help their friends.

Silvia Cartwright

Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.

Billy Graham

Although the war in which you fought took place more than half-a-century ago, your courage, your sacrifice and your patriotism reaches through the decades and inspires us today.

Mike Ferguson

Why should we honour those that die upon the field of battle? A man may show as reckless a courage in entering into the abyss of himself.

William Butler Yeats

He that fails in his endeavors after wealth or power will not long retain either honesty or courage.

Samuel Johnson

Courage is always rewarded.

Kenny Loggins

We simply do not understand our place in the universe and have not the courage to admit it.

Barry Lopez

My talent is such that no undertaking, however vast in size… has ever surpassed my courage.

Peter Paul Rubens

Good courage in a bad affair is half of the evil overcome.

Plautus

Rather like Batman, I embody the themes of the movie which are the values of family, courage and compassion and a sense of right and wrong, good and bad and justice.

Gary Oldman

Every human being on this earth is born with a tragedy, and it isn’t original sin. He’s born with the tragedy that he has to grow up… a lot of people don’t have the courage to do it.

Helen Hayes

I’ve always been inspired by artists who have shown musical and intellectual curiosity and the courage to take risks.

Renee Fleming

Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace.

Victor Hugo

War paralyzes your courage and deadens the spirit of true manhood.

Alexander Berkman

How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them.

Benjamin Franklin

I think that the romantic impulse is in all of us and that sometimes we live it for a short time, but it’s not part of a sensible way of living. It’s a heroic path and it generally ends dangerously. I treasure it in the sense that I believe it’s a path of great courage. It can also be the path of the foolhardy and the compulsive.

Jane Campion

Maybe you will be afraid and maybe you will fail, but the courage to take risks in any part of your life is, I feel, a very worthwhile way to live.

Emile Hirsch

Do you really think it is weakness that yields to temptation? I tell you that there are terrible temptations which it requires strength, strength and courage to yield to.

Oscar Wilde

Creativity takes courage.

Henri Matisse

Courage is what preserves our liberty, safety, life, and our homes and parents, our country and children. Courage comprises all things.

Plautus

A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage. Every day sends to their graves obscure men whose timidity prevented them from making a first effort.

Sydney Smith

Life is the most exciting opportunity we have. But we have one shot. You graduate from college once, and that’s it. You’re going out of that nest. And you have to find that courage that’s deep, deep, deep in there. Every step of the way.

Andrew Shue

One of the hardest questions I have been asked is ‘How will you manage the army if you are having menstrual cramps?’ I have also been asked if I will have the courage to face criminals. My answer is that courage is not a matter of gender.

Josefina Vazquez Mota

The sea – this truth must be confessed – has no generosity. No display of manly qualities – courage, hardihood, endurance, faithfulness – has ever been known to touch its irresponsible consciousness of power.

Joseph Conrad

Let a new earth rise. Let another world be born. Let a bloody peace be written in the sky. Let a second generation full of courage issue forth let a people loving freedom come to growth.

Margaret Walker

Courage is the fear of being thought a coward.

Horace Smith

You cannot build character and courage by destroying men’s initiative and independence.

William J. H. Boetcker

That’s what acting is – it’s about… having the courage to allow your audience into the private moments of your characters’ lives.

Kerry Washington

There is a measure needing courage to adopt and enforce it, which I believe to be of virtue sufficient to redeem the nation in this its darkest hour: one only I know of no other to which we may rationally trust for relief from impending dangers without and within.

Robert Dale Owen

Intellectuals try to keep going. But their situation is very difficult. Those who have had the courage to voice their opposition have often paid a very high price.

Tahar Ben Jelloun

You cannot build character and courage by taking away a man’s initiative and independence.

William Boetcker

Each person has inside a basic decency and goodness. If he listens to it and acts on it, he is giving a great deal of what it is the world needs most. It is not complicated but it takes courage. It takes courage for a person to listen to his own goodness and act on it.

Pablo Casals

The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next.

Mignon McLaughlin

No matter what you think about the Iraq war, there is one thing we can all agree on for the next days – we have to salute the courage and bravery of those who are risking their lives to vote and those brave Iraqi and American soldiers fighting to protect their right to vote.

Hillary Clinton

Let who will boast their courage in the field, I find but little safety from my shield, Nature’s, not honour’s law we must obey: This made me cast my useless shield away.

Archilochus

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

Winston Churchill

It takes a certain courage and a certain greatness to be truly base.

Jean Anouilh

It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.

Theodore Roosevelt

Religion in its humility restores man to his only dignity, the courage to live by grace.

George Santayana

I have a lot of courage. I’m a realist.

Elisabeth Rohm

Everybody, even me, sometimes had to compromise on something, doing things we know to be wrong, and this happens doing whatever job in the world. But a singer must have the courage of saying no.

Jose Carreras

Love makes a subtle man out of a crude one, it gives eloquence to the mute, it gives courage the cowardly and makes the idle quick and sharp.

Juan Ruiz

There can be a fundamental gulf of gracelessness in a human heart which neither our love nor our courage can bridge.

Patrick Campbell

America needs jobs, smaller government, less spending and a president with the courage to offer more than yet another speech.

Rick Perry

The more wit the less courage.

Thomas Fuller

There’s only one requirement of any of us, and that is to be courageous. Because courage, as you might know, defines all other human behavior. And, I believe – because I’ve done a little of this myself – pretending to be courageous is just as good as the real thing.

David Letterman

Two qualities are indispensable: first, an intellect that, even in the darkest hour, retains some glimmerings of the inner light which leads to truth and second, the courage to follow this faint light wherever it may lead.

Karl Von Clausewitz

There are two types of courage involved with what I did. When it comes to picking up a rifle, millions of people are capable of doing that, as we see in Iraq or Vietnam. But when it comes to risking their careers, or risking being invited to lunch by the establishment, it turns out that’s remarkably rare.

Daniel Ellsberg

We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face… we must do that which we think we cannot.

Eleanor Roosevelt

If one suffers we all suffer. Togetherness is strength. Courage.

Jean-Bertrand Aristide

I never thought much of the courage of a lion tamer. Inside the cage he is at least safe from people.

George Bernard Shaw

There is not a single Muslim leader today who has the courage and commitment to defend Islam and Muslims, they are all in awe of the United States and other Western powers, and are indebted to them.

Abu Bakar Bashir

Decision is a risk rooted in the courage of being free.

Paul Tillich

Let’s drink to the spirit of gallantry and courage that made a strange Heaven out of unbelievable Hell, and let’s drink to the hope that one day this country of ours, which we love so much, will find dignity and greatness and peace again.

Noel Coward

Heroes to me are guys that sit in libraries. They absorb knowledge and then the risks they take are calculated on the basis of the courage it took to become replete with knowledge.

William Hurt

With enough courage, you can do without a reputation.

Margaret Mitchell

Just remaining quietly in the presence of God, listening to Him, being attentive to Him, requires a lot of courage and know-how.

Thomas Merton

It is up to African leaders to show their will and political courage in order to assure that this new pan-African institution becomes an efficient instrument and not a place for endless discussions.

Omar Bongo

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

Winston Churchill

The older people that one admires seem to be fearless. They go right out into the world. It’s astounding. Maybe they can’t see or they can’t hear, but they walk out into the street and take life as it comes. They’re models of courage, in a strange way.

James Hillman

True courage is like a kite a contrary wind raises it higher.

John Petit-Senn

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.

Mark Twain

In all realms of life it takes courage to stretch your limits, express your power, and fulfill your potential… it’s no different in the financial realm.

Suze Orman

A man of character in peace is a man of courage in war.

Charles Wilson

There is nothing in the world so much admired as a man who knows how to bear unhappiness with courage.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

We are telling the American people to have patience, courage, resolve and determination.

Muammar al-Gaddafi

Is he alone who has courage on his right hand and faith on his left hand?

Charles Lindbergh

It is so often true that whether a person carries with him an atmosphere of gloom and depression or one of confidence and courage depends on his individual outlook.

James Keller

All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them.

Erma Bombeck

Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.

Nicholas M. Butler

It took me realizing that a broken heart has never actually killed anyone to find the courage to ask for what I want, in just about every situation. That was part of my own growing up.

Ginnifer Goodwin

He’s nice enough not to want to be associated with a nasty remark but not nice enough not to make it. Lacking the courage of one’s nastiness does not make one nice.

Michael Kinsley

Physical bravery is an animal instinct moral bravery is much higher and truer courage.

Wendell Phillips

Success is that old ABC – ability, breaks, and courage.

Charles Luckman

I saw courage both in the Vietnam War and in the struggle to stop it. I learned that patriotism includes protest, not just military service.

John F. Kerry

Leadership requires the courage to make decisions that will benefit the next generation.

Alan Autry

A leader must have the courage to act against an expert’s advice.

James Callaghan

Courage is often lack of insight, whereas cowardice in many cases is based on good information.

Peter Ustinov

These rules may seem simple enough, but it will require great morale and physical courage to adhere to them. But if carried out in the strict sense of the word it will surely lead to a greater success than could otherwise be attained.

Major Taylor

He’s a man of great common sense and good taste – meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage.

George Bernard Shaw

Well, I think that – I think leadership’s always been about two main things: imagination and courage.

Paul Keating

Many a man will have the courage to die gallantly, but will not have the courage to say, or even to think, that the cause for which he is asked to die is an unworthy one.

Bertrand Russell

Courage is simply the willingness to be afraid and act anyway.

Robert Anthony

War alone brings up to their highest tension all human energies and imposes the stamp of nobility upon the peoples who have the courage to make it.

Benito Mussolini

What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?

Vincent Van Gogh

Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.

Orison Swett Marden

I know what real courage is, and I understand true compassion.

Mo Yan

In short, we need to recover the courage we celebrate in our heroes, and in particular, the courage to tolerate, for the sake of a free society, a level of risk we hardly ever imagined in the past.

Daniel Dennett

I think my mother… made it clear that you have to live life by your own terms and you have to not worry about what other people think and you have to have the courage to do the unexpected.

Caroline Kennedy

Clear thinking requires courage rather than intelligence.

Thomas Szasz

Physical courage, which despises all danger, will make a man brave in one way and moral courage, which despises all opinion, will make a man brave in another.

Charles Caleb Colton

There’s no mystique to acting. It’s only common sense – and a bit of courage.

Bill Hunter

What is more mortifying than to feel that you have missed the plum for want of courage to shake the tree?

Logan P. Smith

Have the courage of your desire.

George Gissing

Resignation is the courage of Christian sorrow.

Alexandre Vinet

To show the world what long experience gains, requires not courage, though it calls for pains but at life’s outset to inform mankind is a bold effort of a valiant mind.

George Crabbe

What has made America amazing has been the fact that throughout our history, throughout the more than 200 years of our history, there have been men and women of courage who stood up and decided it was more important to look out for the future of their children and their grandchildren than their own political futures.

Scott Walker

If we are to survive, we must have ideas, vision, and courage. These things are rarely produced by committees. Everything that matters in our intellectual and moral life begins with an individual confronting his own mind and conscience in a room by himself.

Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

We have a powerful potential in out youth, and we must have the courage to change old ideas and practices so that we may direct their power toward good ends.

Mary McLeod Bethune

Whether you be man or woman you will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.

James Lane Allen

And as a child I was filled with passionate admiration for acts of civic courage I had seen performed by an elderly military doctor, who was a friend of my family.

Rene Cassin

Courage and conviction are powerful weapons against an enemy who depends only on fists or guns. Animals know when you are afraid a coward knows when you are not.

David Seabury

To have courage for whatever comes in life – everything lies in that.

Saint Teresa of Avila

Leaders come in many forms, with many styles and diverse qualities. There are quiet leaders and leaders one can hear in the next county. Some find strength in eloquence, some in judgment, some in courage.

John W. Gardner

I have always had the courage for the new things that life sometimes offers.

Wallis Simpson

Courage is action, not talk.

Jeff Rich

Courage is very important. Like a muscle, it is strengthened by use.

Ruth Gordon

Wait for the Lord. Behave yourself manfully, and be of good courage. Do not be faithless, but stay in your place and do not turn back.

Thomas a Kempis

Obama wants to be thought of as the president who freed us from foreign oil. But if he doesn’t show some political courage, he may well be remembered as the president who cooked the planet.

Jeff Goodell

Optimism is the foundation of courage.

Nicholas M. Butler

Necessity does the work of courage.

Nicholas M. Butler

Courage is a kind of salvation.

Plato

He who knows no hardships will know no hardihood. He who faces no calamity will need no courage. Mysterious though it is, the characteristics in human nature which we love best grow in a soil with a strong mixture of troubles.

Harry Emerson Fosdick

We had no more courage than Harriet Tubman or Marcus Garvey had in their times. We just had a more vulnerable enemy.

Stokely Carmichael

Killing yourself is a major commitment, it takes a kind of courage. Most people just lead lives of cowardly desperation. It’s kinda half suicide where you just dull yourself with substances.

Robert Crumb

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250 Wisdom Quotes Latest 2020 Collection [Part 3]

Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again.

Joseph Campbell

Outside of the cross of Jesus Christ, there is no hope in this world. That cross and resurrection at the core of the Gospel is the only hope for humanity. Wherever you go, ask God for wisdom on how to get that Gospel in, even in the toughest situations of life.

Ravi Zacharias

The future has already arrived. It’s just not evenly distributed yet.

William Gibson

Wisdom denotes the pursuing of the best ends by the best means.

Francis Hutcheson

It is astonishing with how little wisdom mankind can be governed, when that little wisdom is its own.

William Ralph Inge

In seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it – thou art a fool.

Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success – or are they holding you back?

W. Clement Stone

Counsel woven into the fabric of real life is wisdom.

Walter Benjamin

Wisdom is a sacred communion.

Victor Hugo

I believe that we are solely responsible for our choices, and we have to accept the consequences of every deed, word, and thought throughout our lifetime.

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Doubt the conventional wisdom unless you can verify it with reason and experiment.

Steve Albini

It was the Michael Jordan/Nike phenomenon that really let people see that athletes were OK, and black athletes were OK. Defying a previous wisdom – not only that black athletes wouldn’t sell in white America, but that the NBA as a predominantly black sport could not sell in white America.

David Stern

Justice Scalia was a lion of the law. Agree or disagree with him, all of his colleagues on the bench shared his wisdom and his humor. And like them, I miss him.

Neil Gorsuch

After 25-plus years as a lawyer, prosecutor, and defense attorney, I have developed a deep appreciation for both the wisdom of the law and the role that jurists play in framing the rights and responsibilities that define our society.

Eliot Spitzer

While I have no empirical evidence to back this up, I bet that the number of homosexual people per thousand has not fluctuated all that much over the centuries. I do not believe the dented wisdom my father used to extol, that homosexuality was a sure sign of a civilization in decline.

Henry Rollins

You always have two choices: your commitment versus your fear.

Sammy Davis, Jr.

Mixing one’s wines may be a mistake, but old and new wisdom mix admirably.

Bertolt Brecht

Perhaps religious conscience upsets the designs of those who feel that the highest wisdom and authority comes from government. But from the beginning, this nation trusted in God, not man. Religious liberty is the first freedom in our Constitution.

Mitt Romney

The Divine wisdom has given us prayer, not as a means whereby to obtain the good things of earth, but as a means whereby we learn to do without them; not as a means whereby we escape evil, but as a means whereby we become strong to meet it.

Frederick William Robertson

Being involved in movies is my passion. What’s gotten me off the mat is the sense of the child in all of us. I feel like the same guy as I did back in the mail room, but with more wisdom, from the depths of experience to the heights.

Mark Canton

Wisdom and understanding can only become the possession of individual men by travelling the old road of observation, attention, perseverance, and industry.

Samuel Smiles

Between saying and doing, many a pair of shoes is worn out.

Iris Murdoch

Success is a wonderful thing, but it tends not to be the sort of experience that we learn from. We enjoy it; perhaps we even deserve it. But we don’t acquire wisdom from it.

Timothy Noah

The older I get the more wisdom I find in the ancient rule of taking first things first. A process which often reduces the most complex human problem to a manageable proportion.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Music is the marriage of the feelings of the living to the wisdom of the dead.

Cass McCombs

I love the music of Lauryn Hill and Erykah Badu and more recently the music of Laura Marling. All these women share a strength and a wisdom in their voices and music that really makes me want to make music and sing.

Lianne La Havas

I consider wisdom supernatural because it isn’t taught by men – it’s a gift from God.

Joyce Meyer

Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life – in firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do as well as to talk; and to make our words and actions all of a color.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Cunning… is but the low mimic of wisdom.

Plato

Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.

George Santayana

Imagination allows us to escape the predictable. It enables us to reply to the common wisdom that we cannot soar by saying, ‘Just watch!’

Bill Bradley

Pessimism is only the name that men of weak nerves give to wisdom.

Bernard DeVoto

Wisdom prepares for the worst, but folly leaves the worst for the day when it comes.

Richard Cecil

Some of the best lessons we ever learn are learned from past mistakes. The error of the past is the wisdom and success of the future.

Dale Turner

Wisdom we know is the knowledge of good and evil, not the strength to choose between the two.

John Cheever

When you betray somebody else, you also betray yourself.

Isaac Bashevis Singer

Spend time reflecting on your emotional and physical existence and how that applies to the voice. You have to apply that wisdom and experience when you sing – it’s what comes through.

K. D. Lang

We humans have lost the wisdom of genuinely resting and relaxing. We worry too much. We don’t allow our bodies to heal, and we don’t allow our minds and hearts to heal.

Nhat Hanh

There’s a conventional wisdom that says that strategic thinking is much more important than relationship building, which doesn’t seem to be nearly as highly valued as it should be, based on what some of the leaders that I’ve spoken with have said to me.

Tom Rath

An ounce of cheerfulness is worth a pound of sadness to serve God with.

Thomas Fuller

The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.

Khalil Gibran

If you do not express your own original ideas, if you do not listen to your own being, you will have betrayed yourself.

Rollo May

Start with God – the first step in learning is bowing down to God; only fools thumb their noses at such wisdom and learning.

King Solomon

The day of fortune is like a harvest day, We must be busy when the corn is ripe.

Torquato Tasso

It doesn’t matter how much wisdom you have. If you don’t have position, you have nothing. That’s the tragedy of India.

Rahul Gandhi

I have sympathy for young people, for their growing pains, but I balk when these growing pains are pushed into the foreground, when you make these young people the only vehicles of life’s wisdom.

Wislawa Szymborska

He was gifted with the sly, sharp instinct for self-preservation that passes for wisdom among the rich.

Evelyn Waugh

At 17 years old, STG took me under its wing and shared its resources and wisdom with me, even allowing me to take part in a show at the Edinburgh Festival. Without STG and the Ramshorn Theatre, I would not have found access to the world of drama that I later made my profession.

Peter Capaldi

I have learned throughout my life as a composer chiefly through my mistakes and pursuits of false assumptions, not by my exposure to founts of wisdom and knowledge.

Igor Stravinsky

If you want to be found stand where the seeker seeks.

Sidney Lanier

Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power; religion gives man wisdom which is control.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Wisdom is found only in truth.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A few years ago you couldn’t go from TV to film. It was like a ‘no no’ but I believe when you find a plan and purpose that God has for your life, there’s not anything man can do to you. Especially when your faith is not really standing in the wisdom of man, you’re really standing in the wisdom of God.

Derek Luke

A mouse does not rely on just one hole.

Plautus

Critical in this process of wisdom being passed down is that you also need to take it in; you need to listen to it.

Andrew Zuckerman

But I do think it’s important to remember that writers do not have a monopoly of wisdom on their books. They can be wrong about their own books, they can often learn about their own books.

China Mieville

Who is wise in love, love most, say least.

Alfred Lord Tennyson

They see me as being this Super Mom on TV who also can more than handle a difficult husband, and they assume I’m going to be just full of wisdom as a mother and wife myself.

Patricia Richardson

Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.

Anton Chekhov

I have seen life from the top down and the bottom up. I know how it looks both ways. And I know there is wisdom and that there is hope.

L. Ron Hubbard

When you give yourself, you receive more than you give.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so; but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool.

Francis Bacon

When you’re young, you wonder what all these old people are droning on about, trying to impart their wisdom. It’s not relevant to you because being young is such a specific thing. Thank God for that. Thank God for the young people who go out and demonstrate against rampant capitalism or whatever.

Helen Mirren

Books give not wisdom where none was before. But where some is, there reading makes it more.

Elizabeth Hardwick

Habit is the nursery of errors.

Victor Hugo

I gave my beauty and my youth to men. I am going to give my wisdom and experience to animals.

Brigitte Bardot

No party has a monopoly on wisdom. No democracy works without compromise. But when Governor Romney and his allies in Congress tell us we can somehow lower our deficit by spending trillions more on new tax breaks for the wealthy – well, you do the math. I refuse to go along with that. And as long as I’m President, I never will.

Barack Obama

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.

Thomas A. Edison

Knowing that you are going to die is, I suspect, the beginning of wisdom.

Terry Pratchett

The current wisdom now is that if the three networks are covering the news the same way the difference is the anchor people. I think that won’t be true in the future.

Roone Arledge

Humanity’s legacy of stories and storytelling is the most precious we have. All wisdom is in our stories and songs. A story is how we construct our experiences. At the very simplest, it can be: ‘He/she was born, lived, died.’ Probably that is the template of our stories – a beginning, middle, and end. This structure is in our minds.

Doris Lessing

Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable.

Franz Kafka

Sorrow is knowledge, those that know the most must mourn the deepest, the tree of knowledge is not the tree of life.

Lord Byron

I feel blessed – I am a woman who has been able to work in the entertainment business for five decades. I don’t want to age, but I would never take back a year for the wisdom I’ve gained in that time.

Marie Osmond

Just as a cautious businessman avoids investing all his capital in one concern, so wisdom would probably admonish us also not to anticipate all our happiness from one quarter alone.

Sigmund Freud

Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

You can only make sense of the online world by going offline and by getting the wisdom and emotional clarity to know how to make the best use of the Internet.

Pico Iyer

Don’t gain the world and lose your soul; wisdom is better than silver or gold.

Bob Marley

I left school at 16 but I wish I’d gone to university – I think I would have studied English literature. I had a knack for that. But I don’t think you have the kind of wisdom at 16 to make that decision.

Brendan Coyle

If you wish to reach the highest, begin at the lowest.

Publilius Syrus

O, what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive!

Walter Scott

Whatever position I occupied, it was the result of colleagues – of my comrades in the movement – who had decided in their wisdom to use me for the purpose of focusing the attention of the country and the international community on me.

Nelson Mandela

I’m grateful for my lines of wisdom. Of course, there are days when I think: ‘Oh my gawd, I look a bit tired.’ But I can pull it together if I have to.

Twiggy

The wisdom and experience of older people is a resource of inestimable worth. Recognizing and treasuring the contributions of older people is essential to the long-term flourishing of any society.

Daisaku Ikeda

It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.

Henry David Thoreau

Learning how to get in tune with your field of energy and understand how to create your energy, expand that energy, and move that energy through your body. Coming back to your center, and approaching life from that center-to-line place… That to me gave me strength and understanding and hopefully wisdom to solve life’s problems and challenges.

Erin Gray

I am deeply impressed with the gravity and wisdom with which most federal judges approach the responsibility of sentencing. It is a difficult, soul-searching task at best.

Robert Kennedy

Good nature is worth more than knowledge, more than money, more than honor, to the persons who possess it.

Henry Ward Beecher

Nothing can be better calculated to advance our interests and character than the establishment of a liberal and disinterested policy, enlightened by patriotism and guided by wisdom.

Sam Houston

What happens is not as important as how you react to what happens.

Ellen Glasgow

Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.

Khalil Gibran

A cardinal rule in budgeting and saving is to pay yourself first. Once your paycheck hits your account, wisdom has it that you should move some amount to savings even before you pay the bills.

John Rampton

Just the simple act of sharing wisdom is something that many parents have left to society to do; however, that is not what God teaches in His word.

Monica Johnson

True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.

Socrates

Look twice before you leap.

Charlotte Bronte

Back of every mistaken venture and defeat is the laughter of wisdom, if you listen.

Carl Sandburg

Radical common sense is the wisdom gleaned from the past that recognizes the perishable opportunities of the moment. It is the willingness to admit error and the refusal to be deterred by failure.

Marilyn Ferguson

I have no agenda except to be funny. Neither I or the writers profess to offer any worldly wisdom.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

There is a trade off – as you grow older you gain wisdom but you lose spontaneity.

Kenny Rogers

What’s different now is that while political leaders used to give talking points to talk radio, now talk-radio hosts are giving talking points to political leaders. It’s all part of the suffocating spin cycle we’re in. In media, politics and publishing, the conventional wisdom is to play to this base.

John Avlon

I think that we have a great opportunity to impart our wisdom and our knowledge and our experience to this younger generation. It may be different times, but experience transcends time, and wisdom transcends time.

Victoria Osteen

Raising children is an incredibly hard and risky business in which no cumulative wisdom is gained: each generation repeats the mistakes the previous one made.

Bill Cosby

I do interviews because it’s a chance to be myself. I sometimes wonder what I could have to say that would be of any interest. I don’t have any great wisdom.

Parker Stevenson

Never find fault with the absent.

Alexander Pope

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

Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.

Jimi Hendrix

However glorious an action in itself, it ought not to pass for great if it be not the effect of wisdom and intention.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

As an instrument for practical action, law is responsive to the wisdom of its time, which may be wrong, but it carries forward, sometimes in opposition to this wisdom or passion, a memory of received values.

Edward Levi

Both old and young alike ought to seek wisdom: the former in order that, as age comes over him, he may be young in good things because of the grace of what has been, and the latter in order that, while he is young, he may at the same time be old, because he has no fear of the things which are to come.

Epicurus

It is not from reason that justice springs, but goodness is born of wisdom.

Maurice Maeterlinck

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.

Socrates

Those who govern, having much business on their hands, do not generally like to take the trouble of considering and carrying into execution new projects. The best public measures are therefore seldom adopted from previous wisdom, but forced by the occasion.

Benjamin Franklin

I believe that when an elder dies, a library is burned: vast sums of wisdom and knowledge are lost. Throughout the world libraries are ablaze with scant attention.

Elizabeth Kapu’uwailani Lindsey

The best wisdom is earned through experience, particularly mistakes.

Sophia Amoruso

The clouds may drop down titles and estates, and wealth may seek us, but wisdom must be sought.

Edward Young

The truest greatness lies in being kind, the truest wisdom in a happy mind.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

The perceived wisdom is that people do not go in large numbers to black-and-white movies anymore – which is a great shame, but I’d love to make a black-and-white movie one day.

Sam Mendes

There are three methods to gaining wisdom. The first is reflection, which is the highest. The second is limitation, which is the easiest. The third is experience, which is the bitterest.

Confucius

It is better to rust out than wear out.

Edwin Markham

And it is no less true, that personal security and private property rest entirely upon the wisdom, the stability, and the integrity of the courts of justice.

Joseph Story

We all admire the wisdom of people who come to us for advice.

Arthur Helps

For me, good films and good books are irreducible to a lesson. You can’t just kind of translate them into one statement. On the contrary, the more you do that, the less wisdom in art there is.

Pawel Pawlikowski

Above all, you must fight conceit, envy, and every kind of ill-feeling in your heart.

Abraham Cahan

Every indication of wisdom, taken from the effect, is equally an indication of power to execute what wisdom planned.

Thomas Reid

We have heeded no wisdom offering guidance.

Dora Russell

With age comes a greater wisdom, an ease and comfort with oneself.

Cherie Lunghi

All conventional wisdom has an element of truth to it, but good design requires more than an element of truth – it requires an ensemble of correct assumptions and valid calculations.

Henry Petroski

All human wisdom works and has worries and grief as reward.

Johann Georg Hamann

My dad was a man of great wisdom in his short time here.

Bonnie Hunt

Where fear is present, wisdom cannot be.

Lactantius

Much of the wisdom of one age, is the folly of the next.

Charles Simmons

A charming woman… doesn’t follow the crowd. She is herself.

Loretta Young

A mistake is simply another way of doing things.

Katharine Graham

I’ve always shied away from conventional wisdom, though I know the power of it.

Peter Jennings

The greatest obstacle to being heroic is the doubt whether one may not be going to prove one’s self a fool; the truest heroism is to resist the doubt; and the profoundest wisdom, to know when it ought to be resisted, and when it be obeyed.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Education makes us more stupid than the brutes. A thousand voices call to us on every hand, but our ears are stopped with wisdom.

Jean Giraudoux

If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner.

Omar N. Bradley

A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.

Nelson Mandela

Conventional wisdom notwithstanding, there is no reason either in football or in poetry why the two should not meet in a man’s life if he has the weight and cares about the words.

Archibald MacLeish

The marvel of the Bhagavad-Gita is its truly beautiful revelation of life’s wisdom which enables philosophy to blossom into religion.

Herman Hesse

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.

Henry Ford

It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.

Epictetus

Follow your instincts. That’s where true wisdom manifests itself.

Oprah Winfrey

It is time to remember that old wisdom our soldiers will never forget: that whether we are black or brown or white, we all bleed the same red blood of patriots, we all enjoy the same glorious freedoms, and we all salute the same great American Flag.

Donald Trump

The difference between a 20-something and a 30-something man? Wisdom. At 20 years old, we don’t really get how sensitive and beautiful women are. By 30, we’re finally starting to learn.

Gilles Marini

No man was ever wise by chance.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The way you see people is the way you treat them, and the way you treat them is what they become.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Step with care and great tact, and remember that Life’s a Great Balancing Act.

Dr. Seuss

Most of our pocket wisdom is conceived for the use of mediocre people, to discourage them from ambitious attempts, and generally console them in their mediocrity.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Now it is time to turn to an older wisdom that, while respecting material comfort and security as a basic right of all, also recognises that many of the most valuable things in life cannot be measured.

Michael D. Higgins

The gateways to wisdom and learning are always open, and more and more I am choosing to walk through them. Barriers, blocks, obstacles, and problems are personal teachers giving me the opportunity to move out of the past and into the Totality of Possibilities.

Louise L. Hay

The Ohio Legislature’s passed a law to allow concealed weapons in day care centers, but interesting: this same Legislature, in its wisdom, doesn’t allow concealed weapons in the statehouse.

Sherrod Brown

While conventional wisdom has traditionally sided against borrowing from retirement savings, sentiment has shifted toward borrowing from one’s own assets with the realization that other forms of credit come at a much higher cost and often are not even available to borrowers with limited means and urgent needs.

Elaine Chao

I didn’t get where I am today by worryin’ about how I’d feel tomorrow.

Ron White

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.

George S. Patton

Does wisdom perhaps appear on the earth as a raven which is inspired by the smell of carrion?

Friedrich Nietzsche

The arts, quite simply, nourish the soul. They sustain, comfort, inspire. There is nothing like that exquisite moment when you first discover the beauty of connecting with others in celebration of larger ideals and shared wisdom.

Gordon Gee

If they can prove that I am wrong by that time, I will give it up to their wisdom, but not after to any one’s judgment, till I see the end of another year; for the Lord will begin with a new century; and I will see what he will do, before I will hearken to any man’s judgment.

Joanna Southcott

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.

Carl Jung

Every day, every birthday candle I blow out, every penny I throw over my shoulder in a wishing well, every time my daughter says, ‘Let’s make a wish on a star,’ there’s one thing I wish for: wisdom.

Rene Russo

I’ll come to you with gifts of knowledge, wisdom and truth.

Barry White

What I like about graduation speeches is that they’re an opportunity for someone to make sense of their life and to impart that wisdom to someone else. It’s like a sanctioned self-help moment.

Bruce Eric Kaplan

Wisdom lies neither in fixity nor in change, but in the dialectic between the two. A constant coming and going: wisdom lies in the momentary.

Octavio Paz

Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away.

Arthur Helps

You know, it’s sort of common wisdom among New York publishers that short story collections don’t make money.

Chad Harbach

I’m exploring the maturity, the wisdom that just comes from having gone around the sun 50 times. My experience is, ‘Oh, I’m never really going to get it right. I’m never going to get it done. But that’s not the point here.’ The point is the journey.

Melissa Etheridge

Where can we find greater structural clarity than in the wooden buildings of old? Where else can we find such unity of material, construction and form? here, the wisdom of whole generations is stored.

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

This society in which we live is radically changing. What previous generations saw as evil is now embraced as being good. It is a dangerous and slippery slope upon which we stand when we reject what Solomon called the beginning of wisdom – the fear of God.

Ray Comfort

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is God’s gift, that’s why we call it the present.

Joan Rivers

We simply can no longer afford to deny the full potential of one half of the population. The world needs to tap into the talent and wisdom of women. Whether the issue is food security, economic recovery, health, or peace and security, the participation of women is needed now more than ever.

Michelle Bachelet

They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.

Confucius

Commitment is an act, not a word.

Jean-Paul Sartre

America’s freedom of religion, and freedom from religion, offers every wisdom tradition an opportunity to address our soul-deep needs: Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, secular humanism, agnosticism and atheism among others.

Parker Palmer

Christian, learn from Christ how you ought to love Christ. Learn a love that is tender, wise, strong; love with tenderness, not passion, wisdom, not foolishness, and strength, lest you become weary and turn away from the love of the Lord.

Saint Bernard

Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.

Jean de La Fontaine

Wisdom begins in wonder.

Socrates

However great an evil immorality may be, we must not forget that it is not without its beneficial consequences. It is only through extremes that men can arrive at the middle path of wisdom and virtue.

Wilhelm von Humboldt

The woods were a boon; all too often, the forest offered danger and mystery. Yet it could be liberating. If you entered that wild place on its own terms, you might be accorded wisdom.

John Burnside

People used to grow up in small communities where folk wisdom was passed down. But we don’t live there anymore. We can’t go next door to your aunt and ask her for the answers.

Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Money can be taken away from you, by the IRS or by pistol. That’s why I always measure riches in terms of wisdom. No one can ever take from you what you know.

Juan Gabriel

I’m always feeling like I’m lacking wisdom. This reassurance that one can ask God for that and it will happen is certainly reassuring to me.

Francis Collins

I love Tom Waits because he’s an artist who makes me not afraid to get old, and that’s rare. I think it’s a rare kind of thing to have that level of wisdom. And his lyrics are just astounding; everything in life is inside his lyrics.

Matt Bellamy

Public opinion is no more than this: what people think that other people think.

Alfred Austin

Unhappy is that Grandeur which makes us too great to be good; and that Wit which sets us at a distance from true Wisdom.

Mary Astell

Theology in general seems to me a substitution of human ingenuity for divine wisdom.

Julia Ward Howe

It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.

Henry David Thoreau

Now that I am sixty, I see why the idea of elder wisdom has passed from currency.

John Updike

If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Wisdom begins at the end.

Daniel Webster

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.

Benjamin Franklin

There is no greater privilege in living than bringing a tiny new human being into the world and then trying to raise him or her properly during the next eighteen years. Doing that job right requires all the intelligence, wisdom, and determination you will be able to muster from day to day.

James Dobson

My first spoken word poem, packed with all the wisdom of a 14-year-old, was about the injustice of being seen as unfeminine. The poem was very indignant, and mainly exaggerated, but the only spoken word poetry that I had seen up until that point was mainly indignant, so I thought that that’s what was expected of me.

Sarah Kay

Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.

Baruch Spinoza

Memory is not wisdom; idiots can by rote repeat volumes. Yet what is wisdom without memory?

Martin Farquhar Tupper

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.

Jim Rohn

To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future.

Plutarch

Many of us spend half of our time wishing for things we could have if we didn’t spend half our time wishing.

Alexander Woollcott

The less you talk, the more you’re listened to.

Pauline Phillips

You know how people always talk about how vision is the key to entrepreneurship and perseverance and really seeing what other people don’t see? We can actually redeem a fair amount of that folk wisdom.

Eric Ries

The model a lot of companies use is a very pyramidal model which sort of designates that all creativity, all wisdom flows from the top. We think that’s the absolute wrong model.

Richard Hayne

In order to predict effectively, we need to use science. And the reason that we need to use science is because then we can reproduce what we’re doing; it’s not just wisdom or guesswork. And if we can predict, then we can engineer the future.

Bruce Bueno de Mesquita

I don’t believe in a golden mean; I don’t believe you find policy wisdom between two polar points. I don’t dismiss that possibility, but I look at the platform that’s so ideologically based, that’s so dismissive of facts, of evidence, of science, and it’s frankly hard to take seriously.

Thomas E. Mann

A grandparent can be simply affirming. A grandparent has been there, done that child-raising stuff, and has the wisdom of experience. And so in some ways, they’re free to love without the anxiety of being the actual parents. They’re free to give.

Jewell Parker Rhodes

Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.

Pablo Picasso

It is almost everywhere the case that soon after it is begotten the greater part of human wisdom is laid to rest in repositories.

Georg C. Lichtenberg

I actually don’t think that I’m that much smarter than anybody else. It’s just that I frequently just seem to know what to do, and I think that’s wisdom.

Ben Carson

I’m a member of the 1960s generation. We didn’t have any wisdom.

P. J. O’Rourke

If your writing collides with the conventional wisdom, there’s going to be some kind of friction.

Pankaj Mishra

True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubteth not; he knoweth all things but his own ignorance.

Akhenaton

The democratic system is premised on trust in the masses’ wisdom. We believe that the collective is wiser than its parts and that, at the end of the day, it shall make the right choices and take the right decisions.

Yair Lapid

Knowledge is the consequence of time, and multitude of days are fittest to teach wisdom.

Jeremy Collier

While many of us never knew Ronald Reagan personally, we felt close to him because we shared his lighthearted sense of humor, admired his uncommon virtue, and were moved by his remarkable wisdom.

Randy Forbes

The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.

Michelangelo

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

Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end.

Leonard Nimoy

I chose Sony Classics, not just because of their practical experience, not just because of their wisdom in marketing, but mainly because of their integrity.

Arthur Cohn

We dwell in the house of the body, but its perfection and intricate life are the work of a wisdom which never relaxes dominion over a single cell.

George William Russell

The art of storytelling is reaching its end because the epic side of truth, wisdom, is dying out.

Walter Benjamin

Dr. Johnson has said that the chief glory of a country arises from its authors. But then that is only as they are oracles of wisdom; unless they teach virtue, they are more worthy of a halter than of the laurel.

Jane Porter

As you walk in God’s divine wisdom, you will surely begin to see a greater measure of victory and good success in your life.

Joseph Prince

When you get older, you learn certain life lessons. You apply that wisdom, and suddenly you say, ‘Hey, I’ve got a new lease on this thing. So let’s go.’

Robert Redford

One could surely argue that the Buddhist tradition, taken as a whole, represents the richest source of contemplative wisdom that any civilization has produced.

Sam Harris

As with many other folk beliefs, ‘feng-shui’ undoubtedly incorporates some scientifically correct observation or received wisdom based on direct experience of natural phenomena; but it needs to be dealt with skeptically as a credible system of thought. Some feng-shui prescriptions can certainly lead to desirable results.

Martin Filler

Wisdom oft times consists of knowing what to do next.

Herbert Hoover

Teach you children poetry; it opens the mind, lends grace to wisdom and makes the heroic virtues hereditary.

Walter Scott

The seven wise men of Greece, so famous for their wisdom all the world over, acquired all that fame, each of them, by a single sentence consisting of two or three words.

Robert South

Second, this epic tale allows the audience to actually listen to the Native Americans and receive their wisdom. Spielberg conveys the respect for Native Americans that is normally lacking in Western films.

Beau Bridges

I’m not an academic philosopher, and don’t agree with the way the universities approach the subject. I’m a philosopher only in the very loose sense of someone interested in wisdom and well-being attained through reason. But I’m as interested in psychoanalysis and art as I am in philosophy.

Alain de Botton

We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom.

Stephen Vincent Benet

Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance.

Francis of Assisi

All wisdom does not reside in Delhi.

P. Chidambaram

India is known for its sobriety and wisdom, balanced and sensible thinking. We need strong institutions and we need good governance in the country.

Pratibha Patil

Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone.

Horace

I’m now the elder in the position of doling out wisdom and trying to mend fences.

Jane Fonda

God has already done everything He’s going to do. The ball is now in your court. If you want success, if you want wisdom, if you want to be prosperous and healthy, you’re going to have to do more than meditate and believe; you must boldly declare words of faith and victory over yourself and your family.

Joel Osteen

The first point of wisdom is to discern that which is false; the second, to know that which is true.

Lactantius

He who is taught to live upon little owes more to his father’s wisdom than he who has a great deal left him does to his father’s care.

William Penn

Leave no stone unturned.

Euripides

I don’t think anybody who has any wisdom regrets a minute of their life, as long as it takes you to the next minute, when things get a little better, and even when it doesn’t.

Allan Gurganus

As far as feeling freedom in my career now versus five years ago… I think if I feel any more free it’s simply because of the experiences that I’ve had, and the wisdom I’ve accumulated from that time.

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.

Judy Garland

The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you and I desire the blessings of life, of health, of vigor of body and mind; if we desire the destroying angel to pass us by, as he did in the days of the children of Israel, we must obey the Word of Wisdom; then God is bound, and the blessing shall come to us.

Heber J. Grant

Contrary to conventional wisdom, the blue blazer’s a bit of a loose cannon. A suit decided long ago what it wanted to be, and it doesn’t want to hear your ideas, but a blue blazer only got around to half the job. So it leaves it up to you to find its bottoms. Gray slacks, blue jeans, patterns, white pants and different blue shades all work.

Willie Geist

The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while.

Albert Einstein

It is now conventional wisdom that Americans do not care why we went to war in Iraq, that it is enough that the world is better off without Saddam Hussein.

Adam Schiff

But the law of God came from heaven indeed. God wrote it with his finger, it is the fountain of all wisdom, and therefore shall it continue for ever, and never have an end.

John Jewel

Today’s mighty oak is just yesterday’s nut, that held its ground.

David Icke

Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.

Epicurus

It is impossible to love and to be wise.

Francis Bacon

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