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" Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it. "
" Start wide, expand further, and never look back. "
" What we have to find is the right level of regulation of our financial system so that it has the incentive to invest in things, but at the same time, it is sufficiently regulated so it can't get in the kind of trouble that we have seen in the past and we have seen recently. "
" It's easier to resist at the beginning than at the end. "
Leonardo da Vinci
" President Assad, I worked with. I know him reasonably well, met with him a few times, and he's a liar. "
" Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom, not a guide by which to live. "
" There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart. "
" Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom. "
" Protection, as we use the word in Buddhism, is actually wisdom, it's insight. Protection is seeing and knowing deeply that all things in our experience arise due to causes, due to conditions coming together in a certain way. "
" A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right. "
" A promise made is a debt unpaid. "
Robert W. Service
" Wisdom is the quality that keeps you from getting into situations where you need it. "
" In complete darkness, it is only knowledge and wisdom that separates us. "
" Giving opens the way for receiving. "
Florence Scovel Shinn
" Wisdom consists not so much in knowing what to do in the ultimate as knowing what to do next. "
" Now it is time to turn to an older wisdom that, while respecting material comfort and security as a basic right of all, also recognises that many of the most valuable things in life cannot be measured. "
Michael D. Higgins
" Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification. "
Martin H. Fischer
" Practical wisdom is only to be learned in the school of experience. Precepts and instruction are useful so far as they go, but, without the discipline of real life, they remain of the nature of theory only. "
" Perhaps religious conscience upsets the designs of those who feel that the highest wisdom and authority comes from government. But from the beginning, this nation trusted in God, not man. Religious liberty is the first freedom in our Constitution. "
" I am a poor student sitting at the feet of giants, yearning for their wisdom and begging for lessons that might one day make me a complete artist, so that if all goes well, I may one day sit beside them. "
" There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still. "
Franklin D. Roosevelt
" Wisdom is always an overmatch for strength. "
" A proverb is the wisdom of many and the wit of one. "
Lord John Russell
" I am not the first Buddha who came upon Earth, nor shall I be the last. In due time, another Buddha will arise in the world - a Holy One, a supremely enlightened One, endowed with wisdom in conduct, auspicious, knowing the universe, an incomparable leader of men, a master of angels and mortals. "
" The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique. "
" In the vain laughter of folly wisdom hears half its applause. "
" The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness. "
Michel de Montaigne
" Who is wise in love, love most, say least. "
Alfred Lord Tennyson
" They whom truth and wisdom lead, can gather honey from a weed. "
" If you have the insight of non-self, if you have the insight of impermanence, you should make that insight into a concentration that you keep alive throughout the day. Then what you say, what you think, and what you do will then be in the light of that wisdom and you will avoid making mistakes and creating suffering. "
Thich Nhat Hanh
" Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy. "
Ludwig van Beethoven