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" It is plain to me that our prelates, in granting indulgences, do commonly blaspheme the wisdom of God. "
" Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance. "
H. L. Mencken
" Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own. "
" Come, come, leave business to idlers, and wisdom to fools: they have need of 'em: wit be my faculty, and pleasure my occupation, and let father Time shake his glass. "
" Kindness is wisdom. "
Philip James Bailey
" It is impossible to love and to be wise. "
" You must learn day by day, year by year to broaden your horizon. The more things you love, the more you are interested in, the more you enjoy, the more you are indignant about, the more you have left when anything happens. "
" The wisdom of the wise is an uncommon degree of common sense. "
" Knowledge is going to make you stronger. Knowledge is going to let you control your life. Knowledge is going to give you the wisdom to teach their children. Knowledge is the thing that makes you smile in the face of disaster. "
" I believe that in the end the truth will conquer. "
" Wisdom outweighs any wealth. "
" I love wisdom. And you can never be great at anything unless you love it. Not be in love with it, but love the thing, admire the thing. And it seems that if you love the thing, and you don't just want to possess it, it will find you. "
" No party has a monopoly on wisdom. No democracy works without compromise. But when Governor Romney and his allies in Congress tell us we can somehow lower our deficit by spending trillions more on new tax breaks for the wealthy - well, you do the math. I refuse to go along with that. And as long as I'm President, I never will. "
" Singleness of purpose is one of the chief essentials for success in life, no matter what may be one's aim. "
John D. Rockefeller
" Instead of looking at life as a narrowing funnel, we can see it ever widening to choose the things we want to do, to take the wisdom we've learned and create something. "
" But life is long. And it is the long run that balances the short flare of interest and passion. "
" We do not sit as a superlegislature to weigh the wisdom of legislation. "
William O. Douglas
" Where is the Life we have lost in living? Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information? "
T. S. Eliot
" Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. "
" He who lives by the crystal ball soon learns to eat ground glass. "
" A mouse does not rely on just one hole. "
" A short saying often contains much wisdom. "
" All wisdom does not reside in Delhi. "
" I reject most conventional wisdom. "
" Make it your habit not to be critical about small things. "
Edward Everett Hale
" The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are. "
" Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself. "
" It is astonishing what force, purity, and wisdom it requires for a human being to keep clear of falsehoods. "
" The biggest handicap in research is an ability to think outside the box. The handicap is being encumbered by all the conventional wisdom in a given field. "
Aubrey de Grey
" I don't think you can come into your wisdom until you have made mistakes on your own skin and felt them in reality of your own life. "
" You've got to go out on a limb sometimes because that's where the fruit is. "