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" A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow. "
" By the time you've reached your sixties, you do know that one day you will die, and knowing that is at least the beginning of wisdom. "
" Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable. "
Sydney J. Harris
" Wit and playfulness represent a desperately serious transcendence of evil. Humor is both a form of wisdom and a means of survival. "
" Never give up, which is the lesson I learned from boxing. As soon as you learn to never give up, you have to learn the power and wisdom of unconditional surrender, and that one doesn't cancel out the other; they just exist as contradictions. The wisdom of it comes as you get older. "
Never Give Up
" The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions. "
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
" The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark. "
" Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom, not a guide by which to live. "
" Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time. "
" The more you meditate on the laws of Moses, the more striking and brighter does their wisdom appear. "
John Quincy Adams
" Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. "
Ralph Waldo Emerson
" 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. "
" Look around for a place to sow a few seeds. "
Henry Van Dyke
" Children also have artistic ability, and there is wisdom in there having it! The more helpless they are, the more instructive are the examples they furnish us; and they must be preserved free of corruption from an early age. "
" To comprehend the Wisdom of this Injunction the better, and explain the Duty before us, it should be considered, that Government is the only Means by which human Happiness can be attained. "
" A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom. "
" I try to avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward. "
" Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines. "
Richard M. Nixon
" Every indication of wisdom, taken from the effect, is equally an indication of power to execute what wisdom planned. "
" Where can we find greater structural clarity than in the wooden buildings of old? Where else can we find such unity of material, construction and form? here, the wisdom of whole generations is stored. "
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
" There is something about a mortarboard that gives otherwise sane and normal people the overwhelming urge to burden you with advice. Some of them cannot help themselves. They were asked to do it by a committee. But one can only take so many pieces of wisdom before they all start to blur together. "
" 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. "
" Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom. "
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
" I knew that I had it tough compared to children around me. But I felt like I needed it. I think I had the wisdom as a child to know that it would help me later on. "
" Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done. "
" Wisdom is the quality that keeps you from getting into situations where you need it. "
" Wisdom sails with wind and time. "
" All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man. "
Henry David Thoreau
" Except for the grace of God, I would be nobody - and that grace is the opposite of merit - human labour, education or human wisdom. "
T. B. Joshua
" A great memory is never made synonymous with wisdom, any more than a dictionary would be called a treatise. "
John Henry Newman
" Don't gain the world and lose your soul; wisdom is better than silver or gold. "