Quotes 31 till 45 of 357.
Henry David Thoreau
American writer 1817-1862+1
It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
American writer, reporter, and political commentator 1889-1974+1
It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.
Chinese philosopher +/- 600 BC+1
Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power.
English politician and philosopher 1729-1797+1
Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom; and a great empire and little minds go ill together.
Greek biographer and essayist 46-120 AD+1
Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech.
Solomon Ibn Gabirol
Andalusian poet and Jewish philosopher 1021-1070+1
The beginning of wisdom is to desire it.
English economist 1826-18770
A cold, and cynical wisdom particularly disapproves of most men's best actions.Source: Biographical Studies (1881)
American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-19100
A man never reaches that dizzy height of wisdom that he can no longer be lead by the nose.
Greek poet 496 BC - 406 BC0
A short saying often contains much wisdom.
Syrian poet 1e century BC0
All delay is helpful, but it does produce wisdom.
James A. Garfield
President of the USA 1831-18810
All free governments are managed by the combined wisdom and folly of the people.
Lord George Byron
English poet 1788-18240
And having wisdom with each studious year, in meditation dwelt, with learning wrought, and shaped his weapon with an edge severe, sapping a solemn creed with solemn sneer.
English politician, writer and poet 1672-17190
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.
American humorist, writer0
Another possible source of guidance for teenagers is television, but television's message has always been that the need for truth, wisdom and world peace pales by comparison with the need for a toothpaste that offers whiter teeth *and* fresher breath.
Any successful nominee should possess both the temperament to interpret the law and the wisdom to do so fairly. The next Supreme Court Justice should have a record of protecting individual rights and a strong willingness to put aside any political agenda.