We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Wisdom Quotes from Sally Kirkland, Peter Blair Henry, Susan Orlean, Victor Hugo, Amy Grant. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
I always told, Sandra Bullock was my student when she was younger, I always told her it’s important that we hold on to our insecurity, the wisdom of insecurity.
Good economic policy requires not so much the bravado to implement drastic change as the strength and wisdom to make reasonable trade-offs over the many years it takes to transform a country’s standard of living.
I don’t turn to greeting cards for wisdom and advice, but they are a fine reflection of the general drift of the culture.
Habit is the nursery of errors.
There’s a beauty to wisdom and experience that cannot be faked. It’s impossible to be mature without having lived.
It is astonishing what force, purity, and wisdom it requires for a human being to keep clear of falsehoods.
All human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope.
It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them.
To light one candle to God and another to the Devil is the principle of wisdom.
People spend too much time finding other people to blame, too much energy finding excuses for not being what they are capable of being, and not enough energy putting themselves on the line, growing out of the past, and getting on with their lives.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
Let me warn you, if you start chasing after views, you’ll be left without bread and without views.
There are three faithful friends – an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.
Even youngish men can acquire wisdom as time goes by.
Why would anyone walk through life satisfied with the light from the candle of their own understanding when, by reaching out to our Heavenly Father, they could experience the bright sun of spiritual knowledge that would expand their minds with wisdom and fill their souls with joy?
It isn’t what you do, but how you do it.
So confident am I in the intentions, as well as wisdom, of the government, that I shall always be satisfied that what is not done, either cannot, or ought not to be done.
Sciences may be learned by rote, but wisdom not.
The wisdom of the wise is an uncommon degree of common sense.
There is no knowledge, no light, no wisdom that you are in possession of, but what you have received it from some source.
Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.
It is impossible to love and to be wise.
At sixty, I know little more about wisdom than I did at thirty, but I know a great deal more about folly.
History is filled with tragic examples of wars that result from diplomatic impasse. Whether in our local communities or in international relations, the skillful use of our communicative capacities to negotiate and resolve differences is the first evidence of human wisdom.
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.
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.
One reason the human race has such a low opinion of itself is that it gets so much of its wisdom from writers.
Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.
A thought transfixed me: for the first time in my life, I saw the truth as it is set into song by so many poets, proclaimed as the final wisdom by so many thinkers. The truth – that love is the ultimate and the highest goal to which man can aspire.
We live in a society bloated with data yet starved for wisdom. We’re connected 24/7, yet anxiety, fear, depression and loneliness is at an all-time high. We must course-correct.
Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.
We must expect reverses, even defeats. They are sent to teach us wisdom and prudence, to call forth greater energies, and to prevent our falling into greater disasters.
However, I must not indulge in homespun wisdom here before so distinguished an assembly, especially as I am to be followed by a representative of science.
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.
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.
We don’t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.
If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner.
Holy wisdom confounds Satan and all his wickednesses.
Hatred is corrosive of a person’s wisdom and conscience; the mentality of enmity can poison a nation’s spirit, instigate brutal life and death struggles, destroy a society’s tolerance and humanity, and block a nation’s progress to freedom and democracy.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
The greater our knowledge increases the more our ignorance unfolds.
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.
The superior man blames himself. The inferior man blames others.
To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.
Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
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.
Our great power does not mean we can do whatever we want whenever we want, nor should we assume we have all the wisdom and knowledge necessary to succeed.
What I lack in energy, I have in wisdom.
The philosophical point is that our happiness and wellbeing is not based on incomes rising. This is not just the wisdom of sages but of ordinary people. Prosperity is more social and psychological: it’s about identification, affiliation, participation in society and a sense of purpose.
Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day.
Wisdom oft times consists of knowing what to do next.
Because you are women, people will force their thinking on you, their boundaries on you. They will tell you how to dress, how to behave, who you can meet and where you can go. Don’t live in the shadows of people’s judgement. Make your own choices in the light of your own wisdom.
Who knows for what we live, and struggle, and die? Wise men write many books, in words too hard to understand. But this, the purpose of our lives, the end of all our struggle, is beyond all human wisdom.
Surely wisdom will come as we listen to learn from children, parents, partners, neighbors, Church leaders, and the Lord.
Books should to one of these fours ends conduce, for wisdom, piety, delight, or use.
Few of the many wise apothegms which have been uttered have prevented a single foolish action.
All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
Rightly defined philosophy is simply the love of wisdom.
If I could go back in time and give Rookie C.J one piece of wisdom, it would be that sometimes less is more. Off the court, sometimes it’s just better to shut up and be quiet.
In the vain laughter of folly wisdom hears half its applause.
Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom.
You can observe a lot by watching.
Rich people without wisdom and learning are but sheep with golden fleeces.
The fall of dropping water wears away the Stone.
The ‘wisdom of the crowds’ is the most ridiculous statement I’ve heard in my life. Crowds are dumb.
The opinion which other people have of you is their problem, not yours.
I find that to be a fool as to worldly wisdom, and to commit my cause to God, not fearing to offend men, who take offence at the simplicity of truth, is the only way to remain unmoved at the sentiments of others.
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.
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.
My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it’s on your plate.
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.
We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom.
The final wisdom of life requires not the annulment of incongruity but the achievement of serenity within and above it.
A grateful world, nation and cadre of surgeons general who followed in his shadow are forever indebted to Surgeon General Koop’s wisdom, fortitude, integrity and selfless service.
Earthly wisdom is doing what comes naturally. Godly wisdom is doing what the Holy Spirit compels us to do.
The wheel that squeaks the loudest is the one that gets the grease.
The beauty of age is we grow, we learn. We have more wisdom. And as much as the youth-glorifying Hollywood would like us to believe, it’s nothing. They’re wrong.
The war… was an unnecessary condition of affairs, and might have been avoided if forebearance and wisdom had been practiced on both sides.
There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.
Even by common wisdom, there seem to be both people and objects in my dream that are outside myself, but clearly they were created in myself and are part of me, they are mental constructs in my own brain.
Please all, and you will please none.
Now that I am sixty, I see why the idea of elder wisdom has passed from currency.
Although it has been said by men of more wit than wisdom, and perhaps more malice than either, that women are naturally incapable of acting prudently, or that they are necessarily determined to folly, I must by no means grant it.
The Relation we bear to the Wisdom of the Father, the Son of His Love, gives us indeed a dignity which otherwise we have no pretence to. It makes us something, something considerable even in God’s Eyes.
Always keep an open mind and a compassionate heart.
Some wisdom you must learn from one who’s wise.
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.
I’m not wise, but the beginning of wisdom is there; it’s like relaxing into – and an acceptance of – things.
Let no one be slow to seek wisdom when he is young nor weary in the search of it when he has grown old. For no age is too early or too late for the health of the soul.
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.
Wisdom prepares for the worst, but folly leaves the worst for the day when it comes.
The wisdom of God is so great that He also knows exactly what I would think and do under every possible circumstance and situation, and he placed me in that state of life and situation best suited for my salvation.
Let my skin and sinews and bones dry up, together with all the flesh and blood of my body! I welcome it! But I will not move from this spot until I have attained the supreme and final wisdom.
Each of us has been put on earth with the ability to do something well. We cheat ourselves and the world if we don’t use that ability as best we can.
Wisdom comes alone through suffering.
I learned some valuable lessons about the legislative process, the importance of bipartisan cooperation and the wisdom of taking small steps to get a big job done.
The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.
Knowledge is marvelous, but wisdom is even better.
Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.
But the Wisdom of God, which is His only-begotten Son, being in all respects incapable of change or alteration, and every good quality in Him being essential, and such as cannot be changed and converted, His glory is therefore declared to be pure and sincere.
In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.
The wisdom of crowds works when the crowd is choosing the price of an ox, when there’s a single numeric average. But if it’s a design or something that matters, the decision is made by committee, and that’s crap. You want people and groups who are able to think thoughts before they share.
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!
True wisdom listens more, talks less and can get along with all types of people.
You can practice to attain knowledge, but you can’t practice to attain wisdom.
We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom. The world henceforth will be run by synthesizers, people able to put together the right information at the right time, think critically about it, and make important choices wisely.
Knowledge is the consequence of time, and multitude of days are fittest to teach wisdom.
Whenever you argue with another wiser than yourself in order that others may admire your wisdom, they will discover your ignorance.
Our happiness depends on wisdom all the way.
Plodding wins the race.
Only people who lack wisdom would say that a project should be pursued even if it leads to wanton destruction of forests.
A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.
It’s very hard to know what wisdom is.
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.
Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.
A mouse does not rely on just one hole.
Never accept ultimatums, conventional wisdom, or absolutes.
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.
In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don’t try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present.
We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.
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.
Bitcoin is a swarm of cyber hornets serving the goddess of wisdom, feeding on the fire of truth, exponentially growing ever smarter, faster, and stronger behind a wall of encrypted energy.
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.
I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.
When in doubt, don’t.
A closed mouth catches no flies.
It is costly wisdom that is bought by experience.
Unrestrained zeal to make the world better could make it worse. Promoting democracy must be undertaken with humility, care, and wisdom.
The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.
Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
The wisdom of man never yet contrived a system of taxation that would operate with perfect equality.
The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are.
What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?
I’ve always shied away from conventional wisdom, though I know the power of it.
If the highest things are unknowable, then the highest capacity or virtue of man cannot be theoretical wisdom.
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.
Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power; religion gives man wisdom which is control.
Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.
The difference between chirping out of turn and a faux pas depends on what kind of a bar you’re in.
I think that music opens portals and doorways into unknown sectors that it takes courage to leap into. I always think that there’s a potential that we all have, and we can emerge, rise up to this potential, when necessary. We have to be fearless, courageous, and draw upon wisdom that we think we don’t have.
He was gifted with the sly, sharp instinct for self-preservation that passes for wisdom among the rich.
Remembering is painful, it’s difficult, but it can be inspiring and it can give wisdom.
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.
There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart.
As I visited the various neighborhoods in the campaign, I learned fast that it’s a mistake to think that all of the wisdom and possible solutions to our problems are available only in this building.
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom.
Blessed are they who seek to learn wisdom.
One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes… and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.
Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.
A mistake is simply another way of doing things.
Be there a will, and wisdom finds a way.
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.
There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union. The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom, for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives.
He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
My father lived life to the fullest, even though it was cut short at a young age in 1962. He was known for his intelligence, wit, wisdom, a wonderful sense of humour, a great personality, and a genuine goodwill towards all.
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.
Follow the wisdom of the great actor, James Cagney, you hit your mark, you look the other guy in the eye, and you tell the truth.
Everything in the world may be endured except continual prosperity.
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.
Whether the aim is in heaven or on earth, wisdom or wealth, the essential condition of its pursuit and attainment is always security and order.
The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages is preserved into perpetuity by a nation’s proverbs, fables, folk sayings and quotations.
Some men look at constitutions with sanctimonious reverence and deem them like the Ark of the Covenant, too sacred to be touched. They ascribe to men of the preceding age a wisdom more than human and suppose what they did to be beyond amendment.
Whatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who’ll argue with you.
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.
You must accept responsibility for your actions, but not the credit for your achievements.
For decades, conventional wisdom in the United States held that it was only a matter of time before China would become more liberal, first economically and then politically. We could not have been more wrong – a miscalculation that stands as the greatest failure of U.S. foreign policy since the 1930s.
Remarkable contributions are typically spawned by a passionate commitment to transcendent values such as beauty, truth, wisdom, justice, charity, fidelity, joy, courage and honor.
Look at anyone’s bookcase at home, no matter how modest, and you’re going to find a book that contains wisdom or ideas or a language that’s at least a thousand years old. And the idea that humans have created a mechanism to time travel, to hurl ideas into the future, it sort of bookends. Books are a time machine.
If you call failures experiments, you can put them in your resume and claim them as achievements.
Where is the Life we have lost in living? Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?
I don’t know that you’re able to measure your aggregate wisdom as you go through life. I can’t say that I ever feel that I’m sitting on top of a growing mound of wisdom.
Self-suggestion makes you master of yourself.
We learned in World War II that no single nation holds a monopoly on wisdom, morality or right to power, but that we must fight for the weak and promote democracy.
Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation.
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.
Pure, holy simplicity confounds all the wisdom of this world and the wisdom of the flesh.
Man is only great when he acts from passion.
Champions invariably have fervent philosophical beliefs. Philosophy, in its simplest terms, means ‘the love of wisdom.’
Whatever one thinks of the wisdom of building a mosque near Ground Zero, this controversy now affords us an immense opportunity to examine who we are as a people. It provides us with the opportunity to get back to our foundational ideals, which have always stood as a beacon for the rest of the world.
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.
We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.
Know what’s important and what isn’t. Have the wisdom to know the right thing to do, the integrity to do it, the character to stand up to those who don’t, and the courage to stop those who won’t.
The extreme limit of wisdom, that’s what the public calls madness.
Everything comes to us that belongs to us if we create the capacity to receive it.
Experiences are savings which a miser puts aside. Wisdom is an inheritance which a wastrel cannot exhaust.
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.
Strength and wisdom are not opposing values.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
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.
Age does not bring you wisdom, age brings you wrinkles.
There is a trade off – as you grow older you gain wisdom but you lose spontaneity.
Animals, in their generation, are wiser than the sons of men; but their wisdom is confined to a few particulars, and lies in a very narrow compass.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
The world is a diverse place. Nobody has a monopoly on virtue or wisdom.
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.
A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right.
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.
Most things break, including hearts. The lessons of life amount not to wisdom, but to scar tissue and callus.
A charming woman… doesn’t follow the crowd. She is herself.
He dares to be a fool, and that is the first step in the direction of wisdom.
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.
It is good even for old men to learn wisdom.
The day of fortune is like a harvest day, We must be busy when the corn is ripe.
Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad.
Every silver lining has a cloud.
The divine wisdom which requires a division of labor has sown different abilities and tendencies in human nature and has enabled human beings to carry out the duty of establishing sciences and developing technology. The fulfillment of this duty is obligatory upon humanity as a whole, though not on every individual.
Experience – the wisdom that enables us to recognise in an undesirable old acquaintance the folly that we have already embraced.
Wisdom finds its literary expression in wisdom literature.
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.
It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.
We never understand how little we need in this world until we know the loss of it.
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.
The most excellent and divine counsel, the best and most profitable advertisement of all others, but the least practiced, is to study and learn how to know ourselves. This is the foundation of wisdom and the highway to whatever is good.
Let us act on what we have, since we have not what we wish.
Practical wisdom is only to be learned in the school of experience. Precepts and instruction are useful so far as they go, but, without the discipline of real life, they remain of the nature of theory only.
He whose wisdom cannot help him, gets no good from being wise.
A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.
The less you talk, the more you’re listened to.
Tis but a part we see, and not a whole.
Ask Elizabeth is a community of voices, it’s not me standing on a podium telling people how to run their lives, it’s girls helping each other sharing their wisdom and advice and I create a space for them to do it.
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
I think I got a lot of life skills; I got a lot of wisdom; I’ve seen a lot of bad things happen to a lot of good people.
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.
The wisdom of age: don’t stop walking.
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn’t a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
Swim upstream. Go the other way. Ignore the conventional wisdom.
Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom.
Wisdom and goodness are twin-born, one heart must hold both sisters, never seen apart.
It is wisdom in prosperity, when all is as thou wouldn’t have it, to fear and suspect the worst.
The best wisdom comes from the hardest struggle.
Eventually, we reach the point where we start to realize that we are not going to find peace, contentment, happiness, strength, fearlessness – all of the things that in our heart of hearts we wish we had – outside of us.
Much wisdom often goes with fewest words.
I have authentic wisdom to share with others.
It used to be, it is accepted scientific wisdom the Earth is flat, and this heretic named Galileo was branded a denier.
Wisdom is oftentimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar.
Virtues are acquired through endeavor, which rests wholly upon yourself.
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.
The closest thing I have to a manager is my parents, for all their words of wisdom and business experience.
My government, you can be assured, will be less focused on personalities. It is about treating people with respect. I think complaining about the community not being able to see the wisdom of our ideas is the wrong approach.
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.
Never find fault with the absent.
The higher we are placed, the more humbly we should walk.
One of the most beautiful passages of Rousseau is that in the sixth book of Confessions, where he describes the awakening in him of the literary sense. Of such wisdom, the poetic passion, the desire of beauty, the love of art for its own sake, has most.
Pain is the doorway to wisdom and to truth.
Many of us spend half of our time wishing for things we could have if we didn’t spend half our time wishing.
Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end.
After all my possessions had been burned, God gave me the wisdom to return to Jerusalem.
While people are quick to praise the wisdom of the crowd, being an old-school journalist, I look at the wisdom of the crowd and know it can quickly turn into a mob mentality.
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.
Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance.
We all admire the wisdom of people who come to us for advice.
Nobility of spirit has more to do with simplicity than ostentation, wisdom rather than wealth, commitment rather than ambition.
In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.
What happens is not as important as how you react to what happens.
If an idea is indeed sensible, it will eventually become just part of the accepted wisdom.
The philosophies of one age have become the absurdities of the next, and the foolishness of yesterday has become the wisdom of tomorrow.
Blessed are those who give without remembering and take without forgetting.
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.
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.
And, if we have any evidence that the wisdom which formed the plan is in the man, we have the very same evidence, that the power which executed it is in him also.
Step with care and great tact, and remember that Life’s a Great Balancing Act.
To know how to grow old is the master work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living.
My father said there were two kinds of people in the world: givers and takers. The takers may eat better, but the givers sleep better.
None knows the weight of another’s burden.
Our wisdom comes from our experience, and our experience comes from our foolishness.
Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. It may not be difficult to store up in the mind a vast quantity of facts within a comparatively short time, but the ability to form judgments requires the severe discipline of hard work and the tempering heat of experience and maturity.
Commitment is an act, not a word.
It is always our own self that we find at the end of the journey. The sooner we face that self, the better.
It is astonishing with how little wisdom mankind can be governed, when that little wisdom is its own.
It is while you are patiently toiling at the little tasks of life that the meaning and shape of the great whole of life dawn on you.
A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.
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.
There is this difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man, really is so; but he that thinks himself the wisest, is generally the greatest fool.
Once you label me you negate me.
Don’t follow any advice, no matter how good, until you feel as deeply in your spirit as you think in your mind that the counsel is wise.
I love wisdom. And you can never be great at anything unless you love it. Not be in love with it, but love the thing, admire the thing. And it seems that if you love the thing, and you don’t just want to possess it, it will find you.
Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone.
Wisdom is always an overmatch for strength.
Trouble shared is trouble halved.
The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations.
Wisdom is a kind of knowledge. It is knowledge of the nature, career, and consequences of human values.
As a parent and a citizen, I’ll take a Bill Gates (or Warren Buffett) over Steve Jobs every time. If we must have billionaires, better they should ignore Jobs’s example and instead embrace the morality and wisdom of the great industrialist-philanthropist Andrew Carnegie.
If we can return to a government that the Founders, in their wisdom, envisioned for us, we can return to a government that will allow our economy to thrive again, and our people to live in liberty.
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.
Slow and steady wins the race.
This is what I learned: that everybody is talented, original and has something important to say.
The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.
Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become.
Wisdom is humble that he knows no more.
I go to the lab and in order to interact with my postdoctoral students and try to see if I can shape them to not copy but to ask questions and to think. We have to have a little dialogue because you don’t pretend to be the fountain of all wisdom.
Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them.
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.
War involves in its progress such a train of unforeseen circumstances that no human wisdom can calculate the end; it has but one thing certain, and that is to increase taxes.
The left has come to regard common sense – the traditional wisdom and folkways of the community – as an obstacle to progress and enlightenment.
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.
If you wish to reach the highest, begin at the lowest.
Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself.
Quick decisions are unsafe decisions.
Women are stronger than men – they do not die of wisdom.
Honesty is the rarest wealth anyone can possess, and yet all the honesty in the world ain’t lawful tender for a loaf of bread.
The truest greatness lies in being kind, the truest wisdom in a happy mind.
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
This land, which we have watered with our tears and our blood, is now our mother country, and we are well satisfied to stay where wisdom abounds and gospel is free.
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.
Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.
A heart well prepared for adversity in bad times hopes, and in good times fears for a change in fortune.
People always blame the girl; she should have said no. A monosyllable, but conventional wisdom has always been that boys can’t manage it.
Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
As you mature and gain a semblance of wisdom and a sense of what life is all about… this is by no means true of everyone, but a lot of actors like to escape themselves. Inhabiting another person’s persona is often a good way of escaping yourself.
Through mutual understanding, sincerity and goodwill, and with great wisdom and broad views, the leaders on both sides should jointly initiate new opportunities for peace, stability, cooperation and mutual benefit.
A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow.
Wisdom would dictate that a sense of proportion, empathy and balance should drive how the Workers’ Party approaches Singapore politics.
In complete darkness we are all the same, it is only our knowledge and wisdom that separates us, don’t let your eyes deceive you.
There is a wisdom in this beyond the rules of physic: a man’s own observation what he finds good of and what he finds hurt of is the best physic to preserve health.
They whom truth and wisdom lead, can gather honey from a weed.
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.
This, and this alone, is Christianity, a universal holiness in every part of life, a heavenly wisdom in all our actions, not conforming to the spirit and temper of the world but turning all worldly enjoyments into means of piety and devotion to God.
Suffering is one of life’s great teachers.
Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.
The best wisdom is earned through experience, particularly mistakes.
Your art kind of changes as you get older, by nature of the fact that you’re hopefully gaining wisdom and you’re starting to watch things with a better overview.
Sometimes I am happy and sometimes not. I am, after all, a human being, you know. And I am glad that we are sometimes happy and sometimes not. You get your wisdom working by having different emotions.
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.
If I have brought any message today, it is this: Have the courage to have your wisdom regarded as stupidity. Be fools for Christ. And have the courage to suffer the contempt of the sophisticated world.
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.
That old law about ‘an eye for an eye’ leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing.
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.
The hours of folly are measured by the clock; but of wisdom, no clock can measure.
We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.
Wisdom allows nothing to be good that will not be so forever; no man to be happy but he that needs no other happiness than what he has within himself; no man to be great or powerful that is not master of himself.
Wisdom is that apprehension of heavenly things to which the spirit rises through love.
True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.
Lessons of wisdom have the most power over us when they capture the heart through the groundwork of a story, which engages the passions.
Your aim will be knowledge and wisdom, not the reflected glamour of fame.
Wisdom begins at the end.
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.
Vanity can easily overtake wisdom. It usually overtakes common sense.
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.
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.
Wisdom too often never comes, and so one ought not to reject it merely because it comes late.
The sum of wisdom is that time is never lost that is devoted to work.
I believe we have become paralyzed, paralyzed by our desire to be loved. Now our founding fathers had the wisdom to know that social acceptance and popularity were fleeing, and that this country’s principles needed to be rooted in strengths greater than the passions and the emotions of the times.
First appearance deceives many.
Irony is the gaiety of reflection and the joy of wisdom.
I have the responsibility of over four million people, and I am in a position to do good, to be able to bring about a new life for my people, and I will continue to move in that direction. It’s a burden, but it needs to be done, and you have to have the courage and wisdom to see it through.
Around ’93, ’94, the conventional wisdom about the Internet was that it was a toy for academics and researchers. So it was very, very underestimated for about two years.
The thing that we possess, that machines don’t, is the ability to exhibit wisdom.
The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living, which are to be desired when dying.
Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification.
All free governments are managed by the combined wisdom and folly of the people.
Everything important always begins from something trivial.
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.
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.
To suppose more than one supreme Source of infinite wisdom, power, and all perfections, is to assert that there is no supreme Being in existence.
Wisdom has never made a bigot, but learning has.
Wisdom comes by disillusionment.
Morality comes with the sad wisdom of age, when the sense of curiosity has withered.
Set your course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship.
Authority without wisdom is like a heavy ax without an edge, fitter to bruise than polish.
It is much more difficult to measure nonperformance than performance.
Kindness is wisdom.
This fear of the Lord is indeed the beginning of wisdom. This consciousness of sin is the straight pathway to heaven.
Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.
Every nation whose affairs betray a want of wisdom and stability may calculate on every loss which can be sustained from the more systematic policy of its wiser neighbors.
If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
We are wiser than we know.
We have heeded no wisdom offering guidance.
It has become part of the accepted wisdom to say that the twentieth century was the century of physics and the twenty-first century will be the century of biology.
If men possessed wisdom, which stands in the same relation to the form of man as the sight to the eye, they would not cause any injury to themselves or to others; for the knowledge of truth removes hatred and quarrels, and prevents mutual injuries.
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.
I always prayed that God would give me the wisdom and the vision to do the things on this earth that I was supposed to do to express His life and love and His will.
In particular, for younger researchers on whom the future of mankind may depend. We believe that they are working with all the scientific wisdom at their disposal for the preservation of the inheritance of the earth and for the lasting survival of mankind.
It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.
It is not from reason that justice springs, but goodness is born of wisdom.
The opportunity for brotherhood presents itself every time you meet a human being.
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.
When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.
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.
I know that inner wisdom is more precious than wealth. The more you spend it, the more you gain.
We developed a technology called artificial swarm intelligence, which is all about tapping the inherent knowledge, wisdom, intuition of groups.
True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.
Wisdom and penetration are the fruit of experience, not the lessons of retirement and leisure. Great necessities call out great virtues.
Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
Knowledge is going to make you stronger. Knowledge is going to let you control your life. Knowledge is going to give you the wisdom to teach their children. Knowledge is the thing that makes you smile in the face of disaster.
Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom.
Women always excel men in that sort of wisdom which comes from experience. To be a woman is in itself a terrible experience.
Wisdom consists not so much in knowing what to do in the ultimate as knowing what to do next.
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.
Given the unprecedented ignorance of the Bible in contemporary America, it is likely that more young Americans will only know the Noah of ‘Noah.’ We can only hope that the film offers even a fraction of the wisdom of the original.
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.
I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be.
Sometimes you surprise yourself with what you can handle, and if you come out the other end with some wisdom, then it’s not such a bad thing.
Knowledge is proud that it knows so much; wisdom is humble that it knows no more.
I have devoted my life to uncertainty. Certainty is the death of wisdom, thought, creativity.
Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.
Singleness of purpose is one of the chief essentials for success in life, no matter what may be one’s aim.
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.
The way a woman carries herself and the way she dresses ought to promote the following types of words: modesty, discretion, wisdom, beauty, elegance and refinement, but not sensuality, luxury, extravagance.
The stupidity of people comes from having an answer for everything. The wisdom of the novel comes from having a question for everything.
It’s not the having, it’s the getting.
Patience is the companion of wisdom.
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
All human wisdom works and has worries and grief as reward.
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.
The future has already arrived. It’s just not evenly distributed yet.
The philosophy of life is this: Life is not a struggle, not a tension… Life is bliss. It is eternal wisdom, eternal existence.
Mainstream media tend to just mouth the conventional wisdom, to see everything through the filter of right and left.
Don’t taunt the alligator until after you’ve crossed the creek.
If you set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.
We gain the strength of the temptation we resist.
Our shared values define us more than our differences. And acknowledging those shared values can see us through our challenges today if we have the wisdom to trust in them again.
If people can’t acknowledge the wisdom of indigenous cultures, then that’s their loss.
The ultimate wisdom which deals with beginnings, remains locked in a seed. There it lies, the simplest fact of the universe and at the same time the one which calls faith rather than reason.
Buttressed by an acceptance of female wisdom in the sacred sphere from the beginnings of organised religion 12,000 years ago to late antiquity and beyond, key women used wit and the power of the word to change the world around them.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
Knowing that you are going to die is, I suspect, the beginning of wisdom.
Follow your instincts. That’s where true wisdom manifests itself.
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.
Wise kings generally have wise counselors; and he must be a wise man himself who is capable of distinguishing one.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
Discipline is wisdom and vice versa.
When written in Chinese, the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
Wisdom not only gets, but once got, retains.
In garden arrangement, as in all other kinds of decorative work, one has not only to acquire a knowledge of what to do, but also to gain some wisdom in perceiving what it is well to let alone.
After the knowledge of, and obedience to, the will of God, the next aim must be to know something of His attributes of wisdom, power, and goodness as evidenced by His handiwork.
We have no words for speaking of wisdom to the stupid. He who understands the wise is wise already.
What is all wisdom save a collection of platitudes?
Keep well; that is the half of wisdom and of happiness.
I am a poor student sitting at the feet of giants, yearning for their wisdom and begging for lessons that might one day make me a complete artist, so that if all goes well, I may one day sit beside them.
Wisdom is knowing when you can’t be wise.
To advise is not to compel.
No one who cooks, cooks alone. Even at her most solitary, a cook in the kitchen is surrounded by generations of cooks past, the advice and menus of cooks present, and the wisdom of cookbook writers.
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.
The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotation.
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.
In societies where mature workers are respected and where their wisdom is respected, everybody benefits. Workers are more engaged and productive. Their health is better. They live longer.
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.
The more one pleases everybody, the less one pleases profoundly.
The only medicine for suffering, crime, and all other woes of mankind, is wisdom. Teach a man to read and write, and you have put into his hands the great keys of the wisdom box. But it is quite another thing to open the box.
If you’re trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I’ve had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
Enraging liberals is simply one of the more enjoyable side effects of my wisdom.
Wisdom is the power to put our time and our knowledge to the proper use.
Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching.
It is almost everywhere the case that soon after it is begotten the greater part of human wisdom is laid to rest in repositories.
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.
Genius unrefined resembles a flash of lightning, but wisdom is like the sun.
Wisdom is a sacred communion.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.
Through consciousness, our minds have the power to change our planet and ourselves. It is time we heed the wisdom of the ancient indigenous people and channel our consciousness and spirit to tend the garden and not destroy it.
With pride, there are many curses. With humility, there come many blessings.
The doors of wisdom are never shut.
Never cut what you can untie.
Nothing that you have not given away will ever be really yours.
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.
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.
Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
Public opinion is no more than this: what people think that other people think.
The wisdom of the crowds has peaked. Web 3.0 is taking what we’ve built in Web 2.0 – the wisdom of the crowds – and putting an editorial layer on it of truly talented, compensated people to make the product more trusted and refined.
If you have a vaccine or an antidote that people can benefit from, you’re not going to want to keep it to yourself. You’re going to want to spread that wisdom or whatever to as many people as you can, so everybody can benefit from it.
The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance – it is the illusion of knowledge.
Even when you have doubts, take that step. Take chances. Mistakes are never a failure – they can be turned into wisdom.
This is perhaps the most profound meaning of the book of Job, the best example of wisdom.
We need to hear stories from older women. There’s a wealth of wisdom and real resilience there, but they’re silenced.
Now all the knowledge and wisdom that is in creatures, whether angels or men, is nothing else but a participation of that one eternal, immutable and increased wisdom of God.
We learn from each other. We learn from others’ mistakes, from their experience, their wisdom. It makes it easier for us to come to better decisions in our own lives.
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.
Many sophisticated, intelligent people lack wisdom and common sense.
A man may learn wisdom even from a foe.
Pain makes man think. Thought makes man wise. Wisdom makes life endurable.
The best way to obtain truth and wisdom is not to ask from books, but to go to God in prayer, and obtain divine teaching.
We are to seek wisdom and understanding only in the length of days.
An ounce of cheerfulness is worth a pound of sadness to serve God with.
A proverb is the wisdom of many and the wit of one.
A monarchy conducted with infinite wisdom and infinite benevolence is the most perfect of all possible governments.
Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
Each of us finds his unique vehicle for sharing with others his bit of wisdom.
All things must come to the soul from its roots, from where it is planted.
The greatest wisdom is to realize one’s lack of it.
That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in another.
Wisdom I know is social. She seeks her fellows. But Beauty is jealous, and illy bears the presence of a rival.
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.
Counsel woven into the fabric of real life is wisdom.
In science, as in art, and, as I believe, in every other sphere of human activity, there may be wisdom in a multitude of counsellors, but it is only in one or two of them.
Courage is always the surest wisdom.
Some folks are wise and some are otherwise.
Wisdom stands at the turn in the road and calls upon us publicly, but we consider it false and despise its adherents.
I always want to be a messenger, a person that, you know, that’s not afraid to pass on wisdom.
All the great evils which men cause to each other because of certain intentions, desires, opinions, or religious principles, are likewise due to non-existence, because they originate in ignorance, which is absence of wisdom.
No man is the wiser for his learning; it may administer matter to work in, or objects to work upon; but wit and wisdom are born with a man.
Wisdom is the knowledge of good and evil, not the strength to choose between the two.
Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines.
I covered my face because they had taken my wisdom teeth out.
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.
It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
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.
The motto of chivalry is also the motto of wisdom; to serve all, but love only one.
A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.
Much of the wisdom of one age, is the folly of the next.
Bankruptcy, divorce, these are feathers in my cap, I suppose. I have a wisdom which has been born from these things.
Sorrow is knowledge, those that know the most must mourn the deepest, the tree of knowledge is not the tree of life.
People usually compare the computer to the head of the human being. I would say that hardware is the bone of the head, the skull. The semiconductor is the brain within the head. The software is the wisdom. And data is the knowledge.
When an opponent comes forward, move in and greet him; if he wants to pull back, send him on his way.
The pine stays green in winter… wisdom in hardship.
Of all the many leaders I have met in the course of my life, none made a deeper impression on me than Nelson Mandela. His courage, compassion, humility and wisdom were without parallel on the world stage, and he himself was an enduring source of inspiration.
They would need to be already wise, in order to love wisdom.
It is amazing that the wisdom of the chattering class to the Republicans is always, always, always ‘Surrender your principles and agree with the Democrats.’ That’s been true for my entire lifetime.
If you do not express your own original ideas, if you do not listen to your own being, you will have betrayed yourself.
Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.
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.
In action a great heart is the chief qualification. In work, a great head.
What makes Superman a hero is not that he has power, but that he has the wisdom and the maturity to use the power wisely. From an acting point of view, that’s how I approached the part.
Never say never, but the thought of electively cutting oneself is beyond my grasp, and I also object to it politically. Denying the lines on our faces makes a comment about age and wisdom I don’t care to make.
Start with God – the first step in learning is bowing down to God; only fools thumb their noses at such wisdom and learning.
The weak have remedies, the wise have joys; superior wisdom is superior bliss.
You need to have extraordinary wisdom to be the forerunner.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
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.
Appearances are often deceiving.
Wisdom doesn’t necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.
A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
Combine the extremes, and you will have the true center.
It’s one thing to really dream and have a vision and want all these cool things, but it’s a whole other thing when you actually have wisdom and understand things. Then you can truly make the best decisions.
Beauty, the eternal Spouse of the Wisdom of God and Angel of his Presence thru’ all creation.
It’s better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life.
Life is a travelling to the edge of knowledge, then a leap taken.
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.
A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work.
Books give not wisdom where none was before. But where some is, there reading makes it more.
Slow and steady wins the race.
The greater the step forward in knowledge, the greater is the one taken backward in search of wisdom.
Who is wise in love, love most, say least.
Every one in the world ought to do the things for which he is specially adapted. It is the part of wisdom to recognize what each one of us is best fitted for, and it is the part of education to perfect and utilize such predispositions. Because education can direct and aid nature but can never transform her.
Today, education does not give you the wisdom and the understanding; it only indoctrinates you to believe something. So the mind knows very less but accepts so many things; it may be science, it may be technology, it may be anything.
The wisdom acquired with the passage of time is a useless gift unless you share it.
The marvel of the Bhagavad-Gita is its truly beautiful revelation of life’s wisdom which enables philosophy to blossom into religion.
Wisdom, prudence, forethought, these are essential. But not second to these that noble courage which adventures the right, and leaves the consequences to God.
The first point of wisdom is to discern that which is false; the second, to know that which is true.
If I don’t have wisdom, I can teach you only ignorance.
Men who know themselves are no longer fools. They stand on the threshold of the door of Wisdom.
The truest wisdom is a resolute determination.
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.
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.
When you give yourself, you receive more than you give.
Wisdom alone is the science of other sciences.
Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom; and a great empire and little minds go ill together.
Above all, you must fight conceit, envy, and every kind of ill-feeling in your heart.
One part of wisdom is knowing what you don’t need anymore and letting it go.
Artemisinin… is a true gift from old Chinese medicine. But this is not the only instance in which the wisdom of Chinese medicine has borne fruit.
There’s a real wisdom to not saying a thing.
I praise loudly. I blame softly.
Today’s mighty oak is just yesterday’s nut, that held its ground.
As we work to reweave the strands of connection, we can be supported by the wisdom and lovingkindness of others.
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.
Wisdom outweighs any wealth.
When I can look life in the eyes, grown calm and very coldly wise, life will have given me the truth, and taken in exchange – my youth.
Who in their infinite wisdom decreed that Little League uniforms be white? Certainly not a mother.
The result showed the wisdom of your orders.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech.
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.
If you were to offer a thirsty man all wisdom, you would not please him more than if you gave him a drink.
The higher we are placed, the more humbly we should walk.
I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
In seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it – thou art a fool.
Learning sleeps and snores in libraries, but wisdom is everywhere, wide awake, on tiptoe.
The long-standing wisdom that everyone wins in a single world market has been undermined. Global trade, capital flows, and immigration are declining.
God in His wisdom has decided that He will reward no works but His own.
Gray hairs are signs of wisdom if you hold your tongue, speak and they are but hairs, as in the young.
Has fortune dealt you some bad cards. Then let wisdom make you a good gamester.
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.
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.
Even wisdom has to yield to self-interest.
Great wisdom is generous; petty wisdom is contentious. Great speech is impassioned, small speech cantankerous.
Books are but waste paper unless we spend in action the wisdom we get from thought – asleep. When we are weary of the living, we may repair to the dead, who have nothing of peevishness, pride, or design in their conversation.
As great as Ed is, the wisdom out here is that he can’t carry a movie. They’ll pay him $3 million to be the second banana in Julia Roberts things. But they won’t put up $3 million for an Ed Harris movie.
The soul’s joy lies in doing.
Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences.
The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense.
When defeat is inevitable, it is wisest to yield.
I have tried at every point to seek God’s wisdom on the decisions I made, and I made it my business to speak up on behalf of the things God tells us are important to Him.
The 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.
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.
For the men and women of the FBI, bravery is reflected not only in the physical courage often necessary in the job. It can be seen in the courage of conviction, in the courage to act with wisdom in the face of fear, and in the courage it takes to admit mistakes and move forward.
My mother is a great source of advice and wisdom and consolation for me.
Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to the praise that deceives them.
Spending two years on my uncle’s ranch in Montana as a young man gave me the wisdom and the thrust to do westerns.
Pessimism is only the name that men of weak nerves give to wisdom.
Cunning… is but the low mimic of wisdom.
It is not who is right, but what is right, that is of importance.
Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.
Between saying and doing, many a pair of shoes is worn out.
Giving opens the way for receiving.
Look twice before you leap.
If you want to be found stand where the seeker seeks.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.
Wisdom is not attained by years, but by ability.
It is better to rust out than wear out.
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.
We respect our elders. There is wisdom that comes from experience, and I am not going to stop learning from wise counsel.
Always keep your mind as bright and clear as the vast sky, the great ocean, and the highest peak, empty of all thoughts. Always keep your body filled with light and heat. Fill yourself with the power of wisdom and enlightenment.
When a thing is done, it’s done. Don’t look back. Look forward to your next objective.
This age thinks better of a gilded fool Than of a threadbare saint in wisdom’s school.
Wisdom begins in wonder.
Education makes us more stupid than the brutes. A thousand voices call to us on every hand, but our ears are stopped with wisdom.
Community organizing is all about building grassroots support. It’s about identifying the people around you with whom you can create a common, passionate cause. And it’s about ignoring the conventional wisdom of company politics and instead playing the game by very different rules.
Be happy. It’s one way of being wise.
It is like the seed put in the soil – the more one sows, the greater the harvest.
Global security can be formed or threatened by heads of state whose wisdom, folly and obsessions shape global events. But often it is the security practitioners, those rarely in the headlines but whose craft and energy quietly break new ground, who keep us safe or put us in peril.
You can only learn so much from books. You can only learn so much from education. Ultimately, it is the wisdom of God that will carry you through in the toughest situations of life.
Perhaps too much of everything is as bad as too little.
The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.
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.
With age comes common sense and wisdom.
Wisdom comes from within. Knowledge is acquired and can sometimes put a screen on your wisdom.
All of us, at certain moments of our lives, need to take advice and to receive help from other people.
From the errors of others, a wise man corrects his own.
They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
In my definition of consciousness, consciousness is the same thing as life. What wisdom traditions also call spirit.
Doubt is the vestibule through which all must pass before they can enter into the temple of wisdom.
Does wisdom perhaps appear on the earth as a raven which is inspired by the smell of carrion?
In youth and beauty, wisdom is but rare!
A wholesome oblivion of one’s neighbours is the beginning of wisdom.
A promise made is a debt unpaid.
F. Lee Bailey had been an inspiration to me. It was my desire to have him behind the scenes, to rely on his great wisdom and his brainpower, but I did not feel he should be in the courtroom.
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.
Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself.
Purity engenders Wisdom, Passion avarice, and Ignorance folly, infatuation and darkness.
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.
Wisdom and understanding can only become the possession of individual men by travelling the old road of observation, attention, perseverance, and industry.
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.
The tradition is a fence around the law; tithes are a fence around riches; vows are a fence around abstinence; a fence around wisdom is silence.
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.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.
I don’t see the wisdom in modern politicians that I once saw in men like Dean Acheson, David Bruce, or George Marshall. In my day, the northeastern establishment dominated foreign policy formulation, but the composition and distribution of our population is very different today.
Meditation is the soul’s perspective glass.
We can be knowledgable with other men’s knowledge but we cannot be wise with other men’s wisdom.
The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while.
In complete darkness, it is only knowledge and wisdom that separates us.
When you betray somebody else, you also betray yourself.
Good men by nature, wish to know. I know that many will call this useless work… men who desire nothing but material riches and are absolutely devoid of that of wisdom, which is the food and only true riches of the mind.
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.
No man was ever wise by chance.
Leave no stone unturned.
More helpful than all wisdom is one draught of simple human pity that will not forsake us.
If I am fool, it is, at least, a doubting one; and I envy no one the certainty of his self-approved wisdom.
Where fear is present, wisdom cannot be.
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.
If you are bitter, you are like a dry leaf that you can just squash, and you can get blown away by the wind. There is much more wisdom in forgiveness.
Full of wisdom are the ordinations of fate.
It doesn’t matter how much wisdom you have. If you don’t have position, you have nothing. That’s the tragedy of India.
To comprehend the Wisdom of this Injunction the better, and explain the Duty before us, it should be considered, that Government is the only Means by which human Happiness can be attained.
Though I am fascinated by knowledge, I am even more fascinated by wisdom.
A loving heart is the truest wisdom.
If God had sufficient wisdom and power to construct such a beautiful world as this, then we must admit that his wisdom and power are immeasurably greater than that of man, and hence he is qualified to reign as king.