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" Not a single illegal immigrant should or need enter the United States, not one. Contrary to the common wisdom, the borders are easy to seal, and controlling entry is hardly totalitarian. "
" Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it. "
" Wisdom is that apprehension of heavenly things to which the spirit rises through love. "
Honore de Balzac
" Since human wisdom cannot secure us from accidents, it is the greatest effort of reason to bear them well. "
John Paul Jones
" How do you rate works of genius? Partly by personal inclination, partly by accepted wisdom, partly by popularity. "
" I used to write exclusively with one particular Montblanc fountain pen, although lately I have had to use a roller-tip fountain pen, because I find it harder and harder to control the fine muscles of my right hand during prolonged periods of work. I buy boxes of Deluxe Uni-ball pens, use them until they start to drag, and then change. "
" It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters. "
" 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. "
" While I have no empirical evidence to back this up, I bet that the number of homosexual people per thousand has not fluctuated all that much over the centuries. I do not believe the dented wisdom my father used to extol, that homosexuality was a sure sign of a civilization in decline. "
" The ultimate wisdom which deals with beginnings, remains locked in a seed. There it lies, the simplest fact of the universe and at the same time the one which calls faith rather than reason. "
" The truest wisdom is a resolute determination. "
" I don't turn to greeting cards for wisdom and advice, but they are a fine reflection of the general drift of the culture. "
" If you wish to reach the highest, begin at the lowest. "
" The more one pleases everybody, the less one pleases profoundly. "
" Focus on the mind and the soul. Read. Study. Enrol in a course of lectures. Pray. Become a member of a religious congregation. Study the Bible or other ancient works of wisdom. "
" All the great evils which men cause to each other because of certain intentions, desires, opinions, or religious principles, are likewise due to non-existence, because they originate in ignorance, which is absence of wisdom. "
" Around '93, '94, the conventional wisdom about the Internet was that it was a toy for academics and researchers. So it was very, very underestimated for about two years. "
" 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. "
" Never reach out your hand unless you're willing to extend an arm. "
Pope Paul VI
" The stupidity of people comes from having an answer for everything. The wisdom of the novel comes from having a question for everything. "
" When defeat is inevitable, it is wisest to yield. "
" If you were to offer a thirsty man all wisdom, you would not please him more than if you gave him a drink. "
" Wisdom is found only in truth. "
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
" It's easier to resist at the beginning than at the end. "
Leonardo da Vinci
" Wisdom is oftentimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar. "
" If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail. "
" I had more energy at 50. On the other hand, at 75, I've probably got a little more wisdom and good judgment than I had at 50 because I've got more experience. But I haven't really changed. I'm still driven by the same philosophy. "
" The woods were a boon; all too often, the forest offered danger and mystery. Yet it could be liberating. If you entered that wild place on its own terms, you might be accorded wisdom. "
" Kindness is wisdom. "
Philip James Bailey
" Knowing that you are going to die is, I suspect, the beginning of wisdom. "
" 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. "