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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.

Tags: Few, Men  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

It is good even for old men to learn wisdom.

Tags: Good, Men  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.

Tags: God, Pain  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

Memory is the mother of all wisdom.

Tags: Memory, Mother  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

Wisdom comes alone through suffering.

Tags: Alone, Suffering  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

Of prosperity mortals can never have enough.

Tags: Enough, Prosperity  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.

Tags: Others, Wise  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

Please all, and you will please none.

Tags: None, Please  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

After all my possessions had been burned, God gave me the wisdom to return to Jerusalem.

Tags: After, God  ✍ Author: Shmuel Yosef Agnon

The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom.

Tags: Justice, Virtue  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Excellence, then, is a state concerned with choice, lying in a mean, relative to us, this being determined by reason and in the way in which the man of practical wisdom would determine it.

Tags: Mean, Reason  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Central banks don't have divine wisdom. They try to do the best analysis they can and must be prepared to stand or fall by the quality of that analysis.

Tags: Best, Try  ✍ Author: Mary Kay Ash

Every silver lining has a cloud.

Tags: Cloud, Silver  ✍ Author: Mary Kay Ash

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

Tags: Fear, Ignorance  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

Patience is the companion of wisdom.

Tags: Companion, Patience  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.

Tags: Illusion, Reality  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

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

Tags: Power, Successful  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.

Tags: Good, Life  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

The greater our knowledge increases the more our ignorance unfolds.

Tags: Ignorance, Knowledge  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

When written in Chinese, the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.

Tags: Crisis, Word  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

Pain and foolishness lead to great bliss and complete knowledge, for Eternal Wisdom created nothing under the sun in vain.

Tags: Great, Knowledge  ✍ Author: Khalil Gibran

Wisdom stands at the turn in the road and calls upon us publicly, but we consider it false and despise its adherents.

Tags: Road, Turn  ✍ Author: Khalil Gibran
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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.

Tags: Teacher, Wise  ✍ Author: Khalil Gibran

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

Tags: Laugh, Selfish  ✍ Author: Khalil Gibran

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.

Tags: Children, Laugh  ✍ Author: Khalil Gibran

A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.

Tags: Knowledge, Worth  ✍ Author: Khalil Gibran

I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled poets to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean.

Tags: Mean, Poetry  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.

Tags: Knowing, True  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

Wisdom begins in wonder.

Tags: Begins, Wonder  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

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

Tags: Life, True  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.

Tags: Knowledge, True  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be.

Tags: Hope, Power  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

Wisdom I know is social. She seeks her fellows. But Beauty is jealous, and illy bears the presence of a rival.

Tags: Beauty, Jealous  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

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.

Tags: Done, Government  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.

Tags: Book, Honesty  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

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.

Tags: Power, War  ✍ Author: Joe Baca

Women's strength, women's industry, women's wisdom are humankind's greatest untapped resource. The challenge then for U.N. Women is to show our diverse constituencies how this resource can be effectively tapped in ways that benefit us all.

Tags: Strength, Women  ✍ Author: Michelle Bachelet

Wise men make more opportunities than they find.

Tags: Men, Wise  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

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.

Tags: Fool, Happiness  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.

Tags: Silence, Sleep  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

It is impossible to love and to be wise.

Tags: Love, Wise  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.

Tags: Prudent, Question  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

Kindness is wisdom.

Tags: Kindness  ✍ Author: Philip James Bailey

I'd rather regret the things I've done than regret the things I haven't done.

Tags: Done, Regret  ✍ Author: Lucille Ball

In life, all good things come hard, but wisdom is the hardest to come by.

Tags: Good, Life  ✍ Author: Lucille Ball

Wisdom is that apprehension of heavenly things to which the spirit rises through love.

Tags: Love, Spirit  ✍ Author: Honore de Balzac

The motto of chivalry is also the motto of wisdom; to serve all, but love only one.

Tags: Love, Motto  ✍ Author: Honore de Balzac

I am thinking of taking a fifth wife. Why not? Solomon had a thousand wives and he is a synonym for wisdom.

Tags: Thinking, Wife  ✍ Author: John Barrymore

What we call wisdom is the result of all the wisdom of past ages. Our best institutions are like young trees growing upon the roots of the old trunks that have crumbled away.

Tags: Best, Past  ✍ Author: Henry Ward Beecher

We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.

Tags: Judge, Point  ✍ Author: Henry Ward Beecher

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

Tags: Good, Nature  ✍ Author: Henry Ward Beecher

Experience - the wisdom that enables us to recognise in an undesirable old acquaintance the folly that we have already embraced.

Tags: Experience, Old  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

The hours of folly are measured by the clock; but of wisdom, no clock can measure.

Tags: Hours, Measure  ✍ Author: William Blake

What is the price of experience? Do men buy it for a song? Or wisdom for a dance in the street? No, it is bought with the price of all the man hath, his house, his wife, his children.

Tags: Experience, Men  ✍ Author: William Blake

The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.

Tags: Excess, Road  ✍ Author: William Blake

Who in their infinite wisdom decreed that Little League uniforms be white? Certainly not a mother.

Tags: Mom, Mother  ✍ Author: Erma Bombeck

The truest wisdom is a resolute determination.

Tags: Resolute, Truest  ✍ Author: Napoleon Bonaparte

Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom; and a great empire and little minds go ill together.

Tags: Great, Politics  ✍ Author: Edmund Burke

But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint.

Tags: Greatest, Liberty  ✍ Author: Edmund Burke

The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention.

Tags: Deed, Greatest  ✍ Author: John Burroughs

If I don't have wisdom, I can teach you only ignorance.

Tags: Ignorance, Teach  ✍ Author: Leo Buscaglia

Though sages may pour out their wisdom's treasure, there is no sterner moralist than pleasure.

Tags: May, Though  ✍ Author: Lord Byron

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

Tags: Knowledge, Life  ✍ Author: Lord Byron

A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew.

Tags: Off, Time  ✍ Author: Herb Caen

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

Tags: Education, Heart  ✍ Author: Michael Caine

Clinton is a big personality who has led a big life, and for some of the media conventional wisdom to boil it down to a view that 'all people are really interested in' are a few moments of madness in the Oval Office gets him, the importance of the presidency, and the significance of his life, all wrong.

Tags: Him, Life  ✍ Author: Alastair Campbell

What if Barack Obama established a Presidential Advisory Committee that would meet once every couple of months, bringing together the former presidents for a conference in order to seek their collective wisdom? There is a wealth of experience in former presidents that generally goes untapped.

Tags: Experience, Together  ✍ Author: Thomas Campion

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.

Tags: Experience, Movies  ✍ Author: Mark Canton

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.

Tags: Government, Symbol  ✍ Author: Thomas Carlyle

I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.

Tags: Ignorance, Individual  ✍ Author: Thomas Carlyle

It is better to risk starving to death then surrender. If you give up on your dreams, what's left?

Tags: Death, Dreams  ✍ Author: Jim Carrey

People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.

Tags: Happy, Whether  ✍ Author: Anton Chekhov

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

Tags: Knowledge, Put  ✍ Author: Anton Chekhov

Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers. In the perfect stranger we perceive man himself; the image of a God is not disguised by resemblances to an uncle or doubts of wisdom of a mustache.

Tags: God, Men  ✍ Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton

The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.

Tags: Evil, Good  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

Knowledge which is divorced from justice, may be called cunning rather than wisdom.

Tags: Justice, Knowledge  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

Rightly defined philosophy is simply the love of wisdom.

Tags: Love, Philosophy  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself.

Tags: Give, Yourself  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

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

Tags: Change, Happiness  ✍ Author: Paulo Coelho

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.

Tags: Experience, Reflection  ✍ Author: Paulo Coelho

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.

Tags: Experience, May  ✍ Author: Paulo Coelho

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

Tags: Action, Cannot  ✍ Author: Paulo Coelho

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

Tags: Courage, Men  ✍ Author: Paulo Coelho

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.

Tags: Business, Mistakes  ✍ Author: Bill Cosby

Kisses are a better fate than wisdom.

Tags: Fate  ✍ Author: e. e. cummings

The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotation.

Tags: Experience, Wise  ✍ Author: Isaac D\'Israeli

There's a real wisdom to not saying a thing.

Tags: Real, Saying  ✍ Author: Willem Dafoe

A loving heart is the truest wisdom.

Tags: Heart, Love  ✍ Author: Charles Dickens

There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart.

Tags: Head, Heart  ✍ Author: Charles Dickens

The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations.

Tags: Experience, Wise  ✍ Author: Benjamin Disraeli

Man is only great when he acts from passion.

Tags: Great, Passion  ✍ Author: Benjamin Disraeli

We can't command our love, but we can our actions.

Tags: Actions, Love  ✍ Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.

Tags: Axiom, Mine  ✍ Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

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!

Tags: Lord, Tomorrow  ✍ Author: William Eardley IV

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.

Tags: Human, Problem  ✍ Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower

In the vain laughter of folly wisdom hears half its applause.

Tags: Half, Laughter  ✍ Author: George Eliot

More helpful than all wisdom is one draught of simple human pity that will not forsake us.

Tags: Human, Simple  ✍ Author: George Eliot

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?

Tags: Knowledge, Life  ✍ Author: T. S. Eliot

Men who know themselves are no longer fools. They stand on the threshold of the door of Wisdom.

Tags: Door, Men  ✍ Author: Havelock Ellis

Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them.

Tags: Eyes, Nature  ✍ Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
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