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" After all my possessions had been burned, God gave me the wisdom to return to Jerusalem. "
Shmuel Yosef Agnon
" Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done. "
" Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself. "
" In life, all good things come hard, but wisdom is the hardest to come by. "
" Never accept ultimatums, conventional wisdom, or absolutes. "
" Deliberately seek opportunities for kindness, sympathy, and patience. "
" 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 find that to be a fool as to worldly wisdom, and to commit my cause to God, not fearing to offend men, who take offence at the simplicity of truth, is the only way to remain unmoved at the sentiments of others. "
" What I've been able to do with my character, Madea, and the other characters, with the jokes, is use it as an anesthetic to get to the heart and soul of real issues. And what I've found on stage over the years is that, while making people laugh, I can drop in pearls of wisdom. "
" Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom. "
" Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. "
George S. Patton
" You know, many people have said that I'm on the edge and I'm maverick for some of the big operations that I've done. I'm not at all. I pray; I ask God to give me wisdom, 'Should I do it?', guidance in terms of how to do it, who to consult with. All those kind of things are incredibly important. "
" Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there. "
" 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.' "
" Most things break, including hearts. The lessons of life amount not to wisdom, but to scar tissue and callus. "
" Theology in general seems to me a substitution of human ingenuity for divine wisdom. "
Julia Ward Howe
" Plodding wins the race. "
" No one wants advice - only corroboration. "
" And I pray thee, loving Jesus, that as Thou hast graciously given me to drink in with delight the words of Thy knowledge, so Thou wouldst mercifully grant me to attain one day to Thee, the fountain of all wisdom and to appear forever before Thy face. "
" Mistakes are the usual bridge between inexperience and wisdom. "
" Tis but a part we see, and not a whole. "
" The fall of dropping water wears away the Stone. "
" Spiritual teachers and artists that have opened the eye of wisdom for the world, and visionary community builders, have influenced my work. "
" Wisdom and knowledge are the most valuable things in the body. "
" Let us act on what we have, since we have not what we wish. "
John Henry Newman
" A closed mouth catches no flies. "
Miguel de Cervantes
" Wisdom begins in wonder. "
" What a company's been earning doesn't mean anything. What you have to look at is what people think it's going to earn. If you can see something in two years is going to be entirely different than the conventional wisdom, that's how you make money. "
" Man works outwardly and inwardly - after rest, he has energy; after energy, he needs repose; so, when we have given instruction for a time, we need instruction and must receive it, or the spirit faints and wisdom herself grows bitter. "
" When in doubt, don't. "
When In Doubt
" We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it. "
Francois de La Rochefoucauld