Quotes 31 till 45 of 357.
Indian politician 1917-1985+2
It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.
American writer, reporter, and political commentator 1889-1974+2
It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.
American president 1872-1933+2
Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. It may not be difficult to store up in the mind a vast quantity of face 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.
Life is given for wisdom, and yet we are not wise; for goodness, and we are not good; for overcoming evil, and evil remains; for patience and sympathy and love, and yet we are fretful and hard and weak and selfish. We are keyed not to attainment, but to the struggle toward it.
American movie director and actor 1935 -+2
More than any time in history mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness, the other to total extinction. Let us pray that we have the wisdom to choose correctly.
Roman poet about 1st century AD+2
Nature never says one thing and wisdom another.
Spiritual leader, born as Siddhartha Gautama ca. 450 BC - ca. 370 BC+2
On life's journey faith is nourishment, virtuous deeds are a shelter, wisdom is the light by day and right mindfulness is the protection by night. If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him.
Pain makes man think. Thought makes man wise. Wisdom makes life endurable.Source: The Teahouse of the August Moon act I, scene i, p. 6
American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910+2
Pessimism is only the name that men of weak nerve give to wisdom.
Greek biographer and essayist 46-120 AD+2
Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech.
John Henry Newman
English theologian 1801-1890+1
A great memory is never made synonymous with wisdom, any more than a dictionary would be called a treatise.
Ralph Waldo Trine
A miracle is nothing more or less than this. Anyone who has come into a knowledge of his true identity, of his oneness with the all-pervading wisdom and power, this makes it possible for laws higher than the ordinary mind knows of to be revealed to him.
Greek poet 496 BC - 406 BC+1
A short saying often contains much wisdom.
James A. Garfield
President of the USA 1831-1881+1
All free governments are managed by the combined wisdom and folly of the people.
English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719+1
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.