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" A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow. "
" Meditation is the soul's perspective glass. "
" Lion sounds that have not grown from the mouse may exude naked power... but cannot convey any wisdom or understanding... The initial steps on the path to courageous speech then are the first tentative steps into the parts of us that cannot speak. "
" Wisdom is a sacred communion. "
" Experience is knowledge; but knowledge, when it is sought only as a material resource, is not always a blessing. Experience is wisdom; but wisdom, with those who lack vision, is not always power. Experience is tolerance; but tolerance, when it is induced by apathy, is not in the least a virtue. "
" Never reach out your hand unless you're willing to extend an arm. "
Pope Paul VI
" Always keep an open mind and a compassionate heart. "
" To think ill of mankind and not wish ill to them, is perhaps the highest wisdom and virtue. "
" Wisdom sails with wind and time. "
" 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
" As we work to reweave the strands of connection, we can be supported by the wisdom and lovingkindness of others. "
" We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it. "
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
" I believe that when an elder dies, a library is burned: vast sums of wisdom and knowledge are lost. Throughout the world libraries are ablaze with scant attention. "
Elizabeth Kapu'uwailani Lindsey
" Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences. "
" We gain the strength of the temptation we resist. "
Ralph Waldo Emerson
" The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while. "
" Don't taunt the alligator until after you've crossed the creek. "
" Lessons of wisdom have the most power over us when they capture the heart through the groundwork of a story, which engages the passions. "
" I had more energy at 50. On the other hand, at 75, I've probably got a little more wisdom and good judgment than I had at 50 because I've got more experience. But I haven't really changed. I'm still driven by the same philosophy. "
" Unhappy is that Grandeur which makes us too great to be good; and that Wit which sets us at a distance from true Wisdom. "
" Quick decisions are unsafe decisions. "
" I don't think I really have any wisdom. Stay out of trouble. Good luck. Stay away from women because they will burn you, haha. "
" A monarchy conducted with infinite wisdom and infinite benevolence is the most perfect of all possible governments. "
" Appearances are often deceiving. "
" Memory in youth is active and easily impressible; in old age it is comparatively callous to new impressions, but still retains vividly those of earlier years. "
" Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it. "
" Our ascendancy of the past two centuries - first Europe and then the U.S. - has bred a western-centric mentality: the West is the fount of all wisdom. We think of ourselves as open-minded, but our sense of superiority has closed our minds. We never entertained the idea that China could surpass the U.S. "
" Men who know themselves are no longer fools. They stand on the threshold of the door of Wisdom. "
" What could be more lonely than to be enveloped in silence, to be the last of your people to speak your native tongue, to have no way to pass on the wisdom of the elders, to anticipate the promise of the children. This tragic fate is indeed the plight of someone somewhere roughly every two weeks. "
" Let us act on what we have, since we have not what we wish. "
John Henry Newman
" I haven't any wisdom - just a child like everybody else. I'm not as great as Frank Lloyd Wright. "