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More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is a wisdom of the head, and... a wisdom of the heart.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The end of wisdom is to dream high enough to lose the dream in the seeking of it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack. We give it orders which make no sense.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The Founding Fathers in their wisdom decided that children were an unnatural strain on parents. So they provided jails called schools, equipped with tortures called an education.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Prudent, cautious self-control Is wisdom s root.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In order to have wisdom we must have ignorance.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The wisdom of man never yet contrived a system of taxation that would operate with perfect equality.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The purpose and cause of the incarnation was that He might illuminate the world by His wisdom and excite it to the love of Himself.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it, thou art a fool.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
For it is not possible to join serpentine wisdom with columbine innocence, except men know exactly all the conditions of the serpent: his baseness and going upon his belly, his volubility and lubricity, his envy and sting, and the rest; that is, all forms and natures of evil: for without this, virtue lieth open and unfenced.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The rights and interests of the laboring man will be protected and cared for, not by the labor agitators, but by the Christian men to whom God in His infinite wisdom has given control of the property interests of the country.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Out of compassion I destroy the darkness of their ignorance. From within them I light the lamp of wisdom and dispel all darkness from their lives.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Just as a fire is covered by smoke and a mirror is obscured by dust, just as the embryo rests deep within the womb, wisdom is hidden by selfish desire.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When you move amidst the world of sense, free from attachment and aversion alike, there comes the peace in which all sorrows end, and you life in the wisdom of the Self.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The live in wisdom who see themselves in all and all in them, who have renounced every selfish desire and sense craving tormenting the heart.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
For eighteen hundred years, though perchance I have no right to say it, the New Testament has been written; yet where is the legislator who has wisdom and practical talent enough to avail himself of the light which it sheds on the science of legislation?More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The price of wisdom is eternal thought.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
True wisdom lies in gathering the precious things out of each day as it goes by.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Authority without wisdom is like a heavy ax without an edge, fitter to bruise than to polish.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Nine times out of ten it is over the Bridge of Sighs that we pass the narrow gulf from youth to manhood. That interval is usually marked by an ill placed or disappointed affection. We recover and we find ourselves a new being. The intellect has become hardened by the fire through which it has passed. The mind profits by the wrecks of every passion, and we may measure our road to wisdom by the sorrows we have undergone.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Though wisdom cannot be gotten for gold, still less can be gotten without it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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. God, Nature, the wise, the world, preach man, exhort him both by word and deed to the study of himself.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To profit from good advice requires more wisdom than to give it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Subtract from the great man all that he owes to opportunity, all that he owes to chance, and all that he gained by the wisdom of his friends and the folly of his enemies, and the giant will often be seen to be a pygmy.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Knowledge, a rude unprofitable mass, the mere materials with which wisdom builds, till smoothed and squared and fitted to its place, does but encumber whom it seems to enrich. Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much; wisdom is humble that he knows no more.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Knowledge is proud that it knows so much; Wisdom is humble that it knows no more.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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, or several signatures of that one archetypal seal, or like so many multiplied reflections of one and the same face, made in several glasses, whereof some are clearer, some obscurer, some standing nearer, some further off.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is no wisdom like frankness.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What is all wisdom save a collection of platitudes? Take fifty of our current proverbial sayings -- they are so trite, so threadbare, that we can hardly bring our lips to utter them. None the less they embody the concentrated experience of the race and the man who orders his life according to their teaching cannot go far wrong.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
All human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Most of our censure of others is only oblique praise of self, uttered to show the wisdom and superiority of the speaker. It has all the invidiousness of self-praise, and all the ill-desert of falsehood.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
More helpful than all wisdom is one draught of simple human pity that will not forsake us.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We estimate the wisdom of nations by seeing what they did with their surplus capital.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
He who exercises wisdom exercises the knowledge which is about God.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Of all things which wisdom provides to make life entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Knowledge, without common sense, says Lee, is folly; without method, it is waste; without kindness, it is fanaticism; without religion, it is death. But with common sense, it is wisdom with method, it is power; with clarity, it is beneficence; with religion, it is virtue, and life, and peace.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The doors of wisdom are never shut.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The beginning of wisdom is to desire it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Yes! To this thought I hold with firm persistence; The last result of wisdom stamps it true; He only earns his freedom and existence Who daily conquers them anew.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Morality comes with the sad wisdom of age, when the sense of curiosity has withered.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Oh that wisdom was half as zealous for converts as ridicule.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Books give not wisdom where none was before. But where some is, there reading makes it more.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Give us the fortitude to endure the things which cannot be changed, and the courage to change the things which should be changed, ;and the wisdom to know one from the other.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We all admire the wisdom of people who come to us for advice.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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