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" A charming woman... doesn't follow the crowd. She is herself. "
" 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. "
Gilbert K. Chesterton
" I was a very wanting child. "
" Giving credit where credit is due is a very rewarding habit to form. Its rewards are inestimable. "
" A charming woman is a busy woman. "
" It is astonishing what force, purity, and wisdom it requires for a human being to keep clear of falsehoods. "
" 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. "
" Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences. "
" I believe you have to nurture your conscience. "
" Wisdom we know is the knowledge of good and evil, not the strength to choose between the two. "
" 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. "
" Wisdom is always an overmatch for strength. "
" Multicolored stones and paintings, walkways, and theaters are useless in a city unless it also contains wisdom and law. Such things are the subject of wisdom and law, not equivalent to them. "
Apollonius of Tyana
" You have to find out what's right for you, so it's trial and error. You are going to be all right if you accept realistic goals for yourself. "
" Men who know themselves are no longer fools. They stand on the threshold of the door of Wisdom. "
" Suffering is one of life's great teachers. "
Bryant H. McGill
" Knowledge without justice ought to be called cunning rather than wisdom. "
" It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things. "
Henry David Thoreau
" Influential people are never satisfied with the status quo. They're the ones who constantly ask, 'What if?' and 'Why not?' They're not afraid to challenge conventional wisdom, and they don't disrupt things for the sake of being disruptive; they do it to make things better. "
" Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. "
Thomas A. Edison
" Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom, not a guide by which to live. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" For the Holy Ghost blesses us with optimism and wisdom at times of challenge that we simply cannot muster on our own. "
Sheri L. Dew
" 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. "
Michael D. Higgins
" Slow and steady wins the race. "
" The more one pleases everybody, the less one pleases profoundly. "
" When a thing is done, it's done. Don't look back. Look forward to your next objective. "
George C. Marshall
" Be as you wish to seem. "
" 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. "
L. Ron Hubbard
" It seems to me that, in every culture, I come across a chapter headed 'Wisdom.' And then I know exactly what is going to follow: 'Vanity of vanities, all is vanity.' "