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" All human wisdom works and has worries and grief as reward. "
Johann Georg Hamann
" The final wisdom of life requires not the annulment of incongruity but the achievement of serenity within and above it. "
" Everything the human being heard from the beginning, saw with its eyes, looked upon and touched with its hands was a living word; for God was the word. "
Johann Georg Hamann
" Christian, learn from Christ how you ought to love Christ. Learn a love that is tender, wise, strong; love with tenderness, not passion, wisdom, not foolishness, and strength, lest you become weary and turn away from the love of the Lord. "
" 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
" Now all the knowledge and wisdom that is in creatures, whether angels or men, is nothing else but a participation of that one eternal, immutable and increased wisdom of God. "
" We have no words for speaking of wisdom to the stupid. He who understands the wise is wise already. "
Georg C. Lichtenberg
" Slow and steady wins the race. "
" Science is always discovering odd scraps of magical wisdom and making a tremendous fuss about its cleverness. "
" Let us act on what we have, since we have not what we wish. "
John Henry Newman
" 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. "
" Not by age but by capacity is wisdom acquired. "
" The hours of folly are measured by the clock; but of wisdom, no clock can measure. "
" It is like the seed put in the soil - the more one sows, the greater the harvest. "
Orison Swett Marden
" I don't know that you're able to measure your aggregate wisdom as you go through life. I can't say that I ever feel that I'm sitting on top of a growing mound of wisdom. "
" Never cut what you can untie. "
" Education makes us more stupid than the brutes. A thousand voices call to us on every hand, but our ears are stopped with wisdom. "
" Wisdom and goodness are twin-born, one heart must hold both sisters, never seen apart. "
William Dean Howells
" To keep your secret is wisdom; but to expect others to keep it is folly. "
" Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable. "
" After all my possessions had been burned, God gave me the wisdom to return to Jerusalem. "
Shmuel Yosef Agnon
" War involves in its progress such a train of unforeseen circumstances that no human wisdom can calculate the end; it has but one thing certain, and that is to increase taxes. "
" Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away. "
" Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack. We give it orders which make no sense. "
" I'm not wise, but the beginning of wisdom is there; it's like relaxing into - and an acceptance of - things. "
" Wisdom is a sacred communion. "
" Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds. "
" When I can look life in the eyes, grown calm and very coldly wise, life will have given me the truth, and taken in exchange - my youth. "
" I believe the continually advancing Information Revolution will lend us the wisdom and strength to address humanity's previously unsolvable problems and help us make a positive impact on all of society. "
" 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. "
" If only I was as eloquent as Demosthenes, I would have to do no more than repeat a single word three times. "
Johann Georg Hamann