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" '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. "
" The philosophy of life is this: Life is not a struggle, not a tension... Life is bliss. It is eternal wisdom, eternal existence. "
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
" I'm exploring the maturity, the wisdom that just comes from having gone around the sun 50 times. My experience is, 'Oh, I'm never really going to get it right. I'm never going to get it done. But that's not the point here.' The point is the journey. "
" They are few in the midst of an overwhelming mass of brute force, and their submission is wisdom; but for a nation like England to submit to be robbed by any invader who chooses to visit her shores seemed to me to be nonsense. "
" Every silver lining has a cloud. "
Mary Kay Ash
" Lessons of wisdom have the most power over us when they capture the heart through the groundwork of a story, which engages the passions. "
" Any successful nominee should possess both the temperament to interpret the law and the wisdom to do so fairly. The next Supreme Court Justice should have a record of protecting individual rights and a strong willingness to put aside any political agenda. "
" I have no agenda except to be funny. Neither I or the writers profess to offer any worldly wisdom. "
" If you want to go east, don't go west. "
" Blessed are those who give without remembering and take without forgetting. "
" 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. "
" We can't really digest food unless there's hunger. So we can't really assimilate spiritual wisdom unless we feel the need for it. "
" Few of the many wise apothegms which have been uttered have prevented a single foolish action. "
Thomas Babington Macaulay
" Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself. "
" One part of wisdom is knowing what you don't need anymore and letting it go. "
" Whatever religion or wisdom, spirituality and values are important to me and to the business. "
" Given the unprecedented ignorance of the Bible in contemporary America, it is likely that more young Americans will only know the Noah of 'Noah.' We can only hope that the film offers even a fraction of the wisdom of the original. "
" Every speaker has a mouth; An arrangement rather neat. Sometimes it's filled with wisdom. Sometimes it's filled with feet. "
" It is always our own self that we find at the end of the journey. The sooner we face that self, the better. "
" A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right. "
" We live in a culture that doesn't acknowledge or validate human intuition and doesn't encourage us to rely on our intuitive wisdom. "
" I'll come to you with gifts of knowledge, wisdom and truth. "
" Public opinion is no more than this: what people think that other people think. "
" Sorrow is knowledge, those that know the most must mourn the deepest, the tree of knowledge is not the tree of life. "
" Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom. "
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
" After 25-plus years as a lawyer, prosecutor, and defense attorney, I have developed a deep appreciation for both the wisdom of the law and the role that jurists play in framing the rights and responsibilities that define our society. "
" I'm very accepting with my age. It's like notches on your belt: experience, wisdom, and a different kind of beauty. There comes a day when you've become comfortable in your skin. "
" Each of us has been put on earth with the ability to do something well. We cheat ourselves and the world if we don't use that ability as best we can. "
George Allen, Sr.
" I think we do need to try to not just rely on the central bank to, in its wisdom, adjust interest rates, but allow for people to avoid being exposed to inflation risk. "
Robert J. Shiller
" The difference between chirping out of turn and a faux pas depends on what kind of a bar you're in. "
" In world mythology, there are countless examples of tragic characters whose greatest strength is also the source of their undoing. But the ancient Greeks and Romans also held the view that acceptance is the beginning of wisdom. "
Simon Van Booy