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" In life, all good things come hard, but wisdom is the hardest to come by. "
" If fortune favors you do not be elated; if she frowns do not despond. "
" In order to have wisdom we must have ignorance. "
" Mistakes are the usual bridge between inexperience and wisdom. "
" After a gig I always head back to the hotel, remembering granny's words of wisdom. I cancel the late-night pizza and watch the Jonathan Ross show instead. "
" The difference between chirping out of turn and a faux pas depends on what kind of a bar you're in. "
" The stupidity of people comes from having an answer for everything. The wisdom of the novel comes from having a question for everything. "
" 'Swan,' by Mary Oliver. Poems and prose. Reading from this book is as if visiting a very wise friend. There is wisdom and welcoming kindness on every page. "
" I think I got a lot of life skills; I got a lot of wisdom; I've seen a lot of bad things happen to a lot of good people. "
" One of the greatest pieces of economic wisdom is to know what you do not know. "
John Kenneth Galbraith
" All of us, at certain moments of our lives, need to take advice and to receive help from other people. "
" You can practice to attain knowledge, but you can't practice to attain wisdom. "
" Wisdom consists not so much in knowing what to do in the ultimate as knowing what to do next. "
" Wit and playfulness represent a desperately serious transcendence of evil. Humor is both a form of wisdom and a means of survival. "
" It is impossible to love and to be wise. "
" An owl is traditionally a symbol of wisdom, so we are neither doves nor hawks but owls, and we are vigilant when others are resting. "
" The clouds may drop down titles and estates, and wealth may seek us, but wisdom must be sought. "
" Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away. "
" Men who know themselves are no longer fools. They stand on the threshold of the door of Wisdom. "
" I regret the passing of the studio system. I was very appreciative of it because I had no talent. "
" Nobility of spirit has more to do with simplicity than ostentation, wisdom rather than wealth, commitment rather than ambition. "
" The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations. "
" Strength and wisdom are not opposing values. "
William J. Clinton
" Who knows for what we live, and struggle, and die? Wise men write many books, in words too hard to understand. But this, the purpose of our lives, the end of all our struggle, is beyond all human wisdom. "
" Slow and steady wins the race. "
" Sorrow is knowledge, those that know the most must mourn the deepest, the tree of knowledge is not the tree of life. "
" The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages is preserved into perpetuity by a nation's proverbs, fables, folk sayings and quotations. "
" Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk. "
" Wisdom too often never comes, and so one ought not to reject it merely because it comes late. "
" We are all responsible to Jesus first, and then, under him, to various other persons and offices. Discerning the path of love and obedience when two or more of these submissive relationships collide is a call to humble, Bible-saturated, spiritual wisdom. "
" The world is a diverse place. Nobody has a monopoly on virtue or wisdom. "
Lee Hsien Loong