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" A mistake is simply another way of doing things. "
" The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions. "
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
" Big money is not a good thing for a little soul: it will only ensnare his feet, and he will fall to his ruin. Wealth is safe only for those who have a wealth of wisdom. "
" Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. "
" We live in a culture that doesn't acknowledge or validate human intuition and doesn't encourage us to rely on our intuitive wisdom. "
" When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps. "
" Repeat anything often enough and it will start to become you. "
" We all admire the wisdom of people who come to us for advice. "
" How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone. "
" All of us, at certain moments of our lives, need to take advice and to receive help from other people. "
" The soul's joy lies in doing. "
Percy Bysshe Shelley
" After a gig I always head back to the hotel, remembering granny's words of wisdom. I cancel the late-night pizza and watch the Jonathan Ross show instead. "
" Your aim will be knowledge and wisdom, not the reflected glamour of fame. "
Abbott L. Lowell
" Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. "
Ralph Waldo Emerson
" 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. "
" Who knows for what we live, and struggle, and die? Wise men write many books, in words too hard to understand. But this, the purpose of our lives, the end of all our struggle, is beyond all human wisdom. "
" Mainstream media tend to just mouth the conventional wisdom, to see everything through the filter of right and left. "
" Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom. "
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
" Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment. "
" The final wisdom of life requires not the annulment of incongruity but the achievement of serenity within and above it. "
" If an idea is indeed sensible, it will eventually become just part of the accepted wisdom. "
" Once, power was considered a masculine attribute. In fact, power has no sex. "
" Hurricane Katrina overwhelmed levees and exploded the conventional wisdom about a shared American prosperity, exposing a group of people so poor they didn't have $50 for a bus ticket out of town. If we want to learn something from this disaster, the lesson ought to be: America's poor deserve better than this. "
Michael Eric Dyson
" Few of the many wise apothegms which have been uttered have prevented a single foolish action. "
Thomas Babington Macaulay
" Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom. "
" Vanity can easily overtake wisdom. It usually overtakes common sense. "
" Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone. "
" Rediscovering the wisdom of love and compassion may help us survive at a time when an increasingly balkanized world so badly needs it. "
" Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life - in firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do as well as to talk; and to make our words and actions all of a color. "
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
" The greatest wisdom is to realize one's lack of it. "
" The day of fortune is like a harvest day, We must be busy when the corn is ripe. "