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#1. Wisdom and folly are equal before the face of Infinity, for Infinity knows them not. - Author: Leonid Andreyev
Wisdom quotes by Leonid Andreyev
#2. Devi-Mahatmayam has special meaning for spirituality,
With illumination, wisdom, strength - to freedom finally!
- 150 - - Author: Munindra Misra
Wisdom quotes by Munindra Misra
#3. May the Lord grant you great grace, great strength and great wisdom. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
Wisdom quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#4. My father taught me the most important thing about wisdom - that I was going to have to acquire it from other people. So without teaching me, he taught me how to learn from others. - Author: Jarod Kintz
Wisdom quotes by Jarod Kintz
#5. Short isolated sentences were the mode in which ancient Wisdom delighted to convey its precepts, for the regulation of life and manners. - Author: William Warburton
Wisdom quotes by William Warburton
#6. When you are friendly everybody will be eager to be your friend. - Author: Debasish Mridha
Wisdom quotes by Debasish Mridha
#7. Hope blooms when the time is ready. - Author: Debasish Mridha
Wisdom quotes by Debasish Mridha
#8. It says the American people are full of goodness and wisdom, and you just have to be paying attention. And sometimes that's hard to do when you're inside this bubble, but this was a little portal through which I could remind myself of that every day. The letters are beautiful, aren't they? -Obama - Author: Jeanne Marie Laskas
Wisdom quotes by Jeanne Marie Laskas
#9. Shine the light of awareness on your disempowering beliefs and choose to substitute them with empowering beliefs. This way you will choose love over fear and your path to purpose becomes clear. - Author: Sharon Kirstin
Wisdom quotes by Sharon Kirstin
#10. But I do think it's important to remember that writers do not have a monopoly of wisdom on their books. They can be wrong about their own books, they can often learn about their own books. - Author: China Mieville
Wisdom quotes by China Mieville
#11. Every choice eventually leads to wisdom. - Author: Dan Millman
Wisdom quotes by Dan Millman
#12. I never really cared for the things of this world. It was the glow of Your Presence that filled it with beauty. - Author: Rumi
Wisdom quotes by Rumi
#13. Words have ruined the standard beauty and Numbers have exaggerated the weight of wealth. - Author: Goitsemang Mvula
Wisdom quotes by Goitsemang Mvula
#14. Swim upstream. Go the other way. Ignore the conventional wisdom. - Author: Sam Walton
Wisdom quotes by Sam Walton
#15. I thought myself sufficiently shrewd to make whatever decisions I wanted to make, and then to be able to sufficiently steer those decisions away from the rather dark and nasty places they would naturally take me. And I stand oddly perplexed that suddenly everything around me is dark and nasty. - Author: Craig D. Lounsbrough
Wisdom quotes by Craig D. Lounsbrough
#16. It is infinitely harder to ask questions in such a way that the audience is led not to the answers (the province of the demagogue) but to new perceptions. - Author: Gore Vidal
Wisdom quotes by Gore Vidal
#17. We possess nothing certainly except the past - Author: Evelyn Waugh
Wisdom quotes by Evelyn Waugh
#18. Age may catch up with you, just never let it over take you. - Author: Benny Bellamacina
Wisdom quotes by Benny Bellamacina
#19. I am only a cup that knowledge holds. It does not to knowledge matter how poor the cup is. It is the wisdom of those who drink of me that me wise makes. Fools make a sibyl foolish, wherever she is. - Author: Joan D. Vinge
Wisdom quotes by Joan D. Vinge
#20. Shakespeare and his few peers invented all of us. - Author: Harold Bloom
Wisdom quotes by Harold Bloom
#21. PICARD: Did you read that book I gave you? (Wesley reacts, barely concealing a grimace as he recalls.)
WESLEY: Some of it.
PICARD: That's reassuring.
WESLEY: I just don't have much time.
PICARD: (re the book in his hand) There is no greater challenge than the study of philosophy. (Wesley glances over at Picard's book)
WESLEY: William James sure won't be on my Starfleet exams.
PICARD: The important things never will be. Anyone can be trained to deal with technology, and the mechanics of piloting a starship.
WESLEY: But Starfleet Academy--
PICARD: It takes more than just that. Open your mind to the past... to history, art, philosophy. And then... (re: the stars) ...this will mean something.
(Wesley considers this, almost embarrassed as he realizes Picard does truly care about him.)
Then: PICARD (continuing) Just consider James' wisdom: "Philosophy... is not a technical matter... it is our sense of what life honestly means... our individual way of feeling the total push and pressure of the cosmos."
(then) That's what I want for you.

"Samaritan Snare" #40272-143
Written by Robert L. McCullough - Author: Jean-Luc Picard
Wisdom quotes by Jean-Luc Picard
#22. An original pebble is better than a counterfeit diamond. - Author: Matshona Dhliwayo
Wisdom quotes by Matshona Dhliwayo
#23. The trick to saying the word cock, is to do it like you have one in your mouth. - Author: Geoffrey Knight
Wisdom quotes by Geoffrey Knight
#24. Cast from your heart the bitterness ... - Author: Vincent De Paul
Wisdom quotes by Vincent De Paul
#25. When question arise
Dream or not to dream
Always dream. - Author: Debasish Mridha
Wisdom quotes by Debasish Mridha
#26. Wisdom is better than weapons of war; but one sinner destroyeth much good. - Author: Doris Lessing
Wisdom quotes by Doris Lessing
#27. Most men are followers, and implicitly rely upon the judgment of others. They mistake solemnity for wisdom, and regard a grave countenance as the title page and Preface to a most learned volume. So they are easily imposed upon by forms, strange garments, and solemn ceremonies. And when the teaching of parents, the customs of neighbors, and the general tongue approve and justify a belief or creed, no matter how absurd, it is hard even for the strongest to hold the citadel of his soul. In each country, in defence of each religion, the same arguments would be urged. - Author: Robert Green Ingersoll
Wisdom quotes by Robert Green Ingersoll
#28. We came to the world with love and hope
We are the creation of hope, faith and love. - Author: Debasish Mridha
Wisdom quotes by Debasish Mridha
#29. Ws 6:1 Wisdom is better than strength: and a wise man is better than a strong man. - Author: Various
Wisdom quotes by Various
#30. Some men, as they age, grow kinder. I am not one of those, for I have seen how the cosmere can mistreat the innocent - and that leaves me disinclined toward kindness. Some men, as they age, grow wiser. I am not one of those, for wisdom and I have always been at cross-purposes, and I have yet to learn the tongue in which she speaks. Some men, as they age, grow more cynical. I, fortunately, am not one of those. If I were, the very air would warp around me, sucking in all emotion, leaving only scorn.
Other men...other men, as they age, merely grow stranger. I fear that I am one of those. I am the bones of a foreign species left drying on the plain that was once, long ago, a sea. A curiosity, perhaps a reminder, that all has not always been as it is now. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
Wisdom quotes by Brandon Sanderson
#31. Those who do not think bout the future cannot have one. - Author: Michael J. Kami
Wisdom quotes by Michael J. Kami
#32. It is possible to be confident and still practice humility. Be confident in the success of the teachable, sure in the power & grace of That which supports you. - Author: Russell Kyle
Wisdom quotes by Russell Kyle
#33. One who is mild rather than forceful has greater capacity for outreach. - Author: Ali Ibn Abi Talib
Wisdom quotes by Ali Ibn Abi Talib
#34. The best aphorisms are ... portable wisdom, the quintessential extracts of thought and feeling. They furnish the largest amount of intellectual stimulus and nutriment in the smallest compass. About every weak point in human nature, or vicious spot in human life, there is deposited a crystallization of warning and protective proverbs. - Author: William Rounseville Alger
Wisdom quotes by William Rounseville Alger
#35. Seeing, contrary to popular wisdom, isn't believing. It's where belief stops, because it isn't needed any more. - Author: Terry Pratchett
Wisdom quotes by Terry Pratchett
#36. There is no greater fool than the man who thinks himself wise; no one is wiser than he who suspects he is a fool. - Author: Margaret Of Valois
Wisdom quotes by Margaret Of Valois
#37. All we can know is that we know nothing. And that's the height of human wisdom. - Author: Leo Tolstoy
Wisdom quotes by Leo Tolstoy
#38. You had an image of life inside you, a belief or an ideal, that you were ready to do good deeds, to suffer, and to sacrifice – and by degrees you noticed that the world had no need of your good deeds, or sacrifices, and such like; that life was not an heroic tale, with roles for heroes, and such like, but a comfortable bourgeois parlour, where one is perfectly satisfied with eating and drinking, coffee and knitted stockings, tarot readings and music on the radio. And he who wants otherwise and has the heroic and the beautiful inside him, the veneration of great poets or the adoration of saints inside him, he is a fool and a knight errant, a latter day Don Quixote? - Author: Hermann Hesse
Wisdom quotes by Hermann Hesse
#39. Fast reading of a great novel will get us the plot. It will get us names, a shadowy idea of characters, a sketch of settings. It will not get us subtleties, small differentiations, depth of emotion and observation, multilayered human experience, the appreciation of simile and metaphor, any sense of context, any comparison with other novels, other writers. Fast reading will not get us cadence and complexities of style and language. It will not get us anything that enters not just the conscious mind but the unconscious. It will not allow the book to burrow down into our memory and become part of ourselves, the accumulation of knowledge and wisdom and vicarious experience which helps to form us as complete human beings. It will not develop our awareness or add to the sum of our knowledge and intelligence. Read parts of a newspaper quickly or an encyclopaedia entry, or a fast-food thriller, but do not insult yourself or a book which has been created with its author's painstakingly acquired skill and effort, by seeing how fast you can dispose of it. - Author: Susan Hill
Wisdom quotes by Susan Hill
#40. Wisdom is hard to get but hardest to lose if once obtained. - Author: Deepak Burfiwala
Wisdom quotes by Deepak Burfiwala
#41. Never write about martial arts..
if you've never been in a real fight. - Author: Toba Beta
Wisdom quotes by Toba Beta
#42. This is an example of what Jung called "the regressive restoration of the persona," namely, the re-identification with a former position, role, ideology because it offers a predictable content, security, and script. In the face of the new and uncertain, we often return to the old place, which is why we so often stop growing. (It has become clear to me, for example, that aging itself does not bring wisdom. It often brings regression to childishness, dependency, and bitterness over lost opportunities. - Author: James Hollis
Wisdom quotes by James Hollis
#43. For there is assuredly nothing dearer to a man than wisdom, and though age takes away all else, it undoubtedly brings us that. - Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Wisdom quotes by Marcus Tullius Cicero
#44. Your life is a learning process - you can only become wiser from learning. Sometimes you might have to attract making a painful mistake to learn something important, but after the mistake you have far greater wisdom. Wisdom cannot be bought with money - it can only be acquired through living life. With wisdom comes strength, courage, knowing, and an ever-increasing peace. - Author: Rhonda Byrne
Wisdom quotes by Rhonda Byrne
#45. Imagine learning all the great wisdom of the world just so that you can get a job. What an absurdity. We should be learning all the great wisdom of the world in order to become wise. - Author: Eddie Campbell
Wisdom quotes by Eddie Campbell
#46. Wisdom begins at the end. - Author: Daniel Webster
Wisdom quotes by Daniel Webster
#47. Confidence is good, but confidence with humility is far better. - Author: Debasish Mridha
Wisdom quotes by Debasish Mridha
#48. Vanity rather than wisdom determines how the world is run. - Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Wisdom quotes by Kurt Vonnegut
#49. Wisdom, Power and Goodness meet
In the bounteous field of wheat. - Author: Hannah Flagg Gould
Wisdom quotes by Hannah Flagg Gould
#50. They only trusted the wisdom of people brighter and more worldly than themselves when it was expressed in the vocabulary and style of rural idiots. In his guise as Brazenydol, he had once had a contract with DARPA to teach a team of physicists the basic terminology of tractor pulls so that they could give an acceptable explanation of omniwavelength stealth to a Congressional committee that didn't understand tractor pulls, either. - Author: John Barnes
Wisdom quotes by John Barnes
#51. Life is a changing sequence of situations.If you do not change something, something will change you. - Author: Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Wisdom quotes by Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
#52. Look back on your life and find those moments of giving. Fill life with those moments; life will be worth living. - Author: Debasish Mridha
Wisdom quotes by Debasish Mridha
#53. It is important to arrange games and competition so that all Scouts of the troop take part. - Author: Baden Powell De Aquino
Wisdom quotes by Baden Powell De Aquino
#54. In the hearts of men lies both good and evil. The two coexist. Some men become good, and others become evil. It is the way of this world.
-Kikyo - Author: Rumiko Takahashi
Wisdom quotes by Rumiko Takahashi
#55. A Warrior's Pledge of Purity
By Jason Lee Morgan

I will have faith that God empowers me for purity
I will have faith that God has something better
I will be encouraged by Your faithfulness
I will sharpen my sword today for purity
I will meditate on purity throughout my day
I will strategize for victory, rather than brace for defeat
I will outline the known of my day
That I may prepare for the pitfalls to come
And preemptively guard against what is known
I will pray before I enter battle
I will pray for protection
I will pray for wisdom
I will pray for strength
I will pray for miracles if need be!
I will take my stand by way of escape
As a coward I shall be in the face of impurity
Only my back shall it see
I will bear the strange appearance of downward eyes
That no impure image be stamped within me
I will go out of my way to avoid the face of impurity
I will hurt the feelings of others if need be, to preserve my purity before You
I will not long for the past, but dwell on what is pure
I will not place others above You as my reason for purity
I will recall Your holiness daily
I will love You with Christ-like love
And sacrifice what is necessary to glorify You
I will recite this daily, that I do not forget Thee - Author: Jason Lee Morgan
Wisdom quotes by Jason Lee Morgan
#56. A great maxim of personal responsibility and mature achievement: "Do it yourself" is now the enthroned cliche for being occupied with nonessentials. - Author: Louis Kronenberger
Wisdom quotes by Louis Kronenberger
#57. Everything that happens, happens at the only possible time it can happen, and it is always at exactly the right time. We cannot get to an appointment before we arrive - or after. It is only at the instant of our arrival that we can arrive, and that is always at exactly the right moment, the perfect moment, the only possible moment. - Author: Wu Wei
Wisdom quotes by Wu Wei
#58. Perhaps a human simply falls back into himself upon the disintegration of his physical body, and continues to take form within the self of himself, simply returning from whence he came. - Author: C. JoyBell C.
Wisdom quotes by C. JoyBell C.
#59. These friends represent an oversimplified "orthodoxy," based on a misreading of the wisdom tradition to the effect that all troubles are punishments for wrongdoing. Their "comfort" consists largely of applying this message to Job, urging him to identify his sin and repent of it. - Author: Anonymous
Wisdom quotes by Anonymous
#60. Your prayers are your light;
Your devotion is your strength;
Sleep is the enemy of both.
Your life is the only opportunity that life can give you.
If you ignore it, if you waste it,
You will only turn to dust. - Author: Rabia Basri
Wisdom quotes by Rabia Basri
#61. I am more interested in the insecure transparency in you than the pretentious character. Naked is surreal, it may make you feel vulnerable for a while yet it will take us on a journey worth remembering. - Author: Suchet Chaturvedi
Wisdom quotes by Suchet Chaturvedi
#62. Ecclesiastes calls you the All-powerful; the Maccabees call you the Creator; the Epistle to the Ephesians calls you liberty; Baruch calls you Immensity; the Psalms call you Wisdom and Truth; John calls you Light; the Books of Kings call you Lord; Exodus calls you Providence; Leviticus, Sanctity; Esdras, Justice; the creation calls you God; man calls you Father; but Solomon calls you Compassion, and that is the most beautiful of all your names. - Author: Victor Hugo
Wisdom quotes by Victor Hugo
#63. What you have in your mind, your talents, your native abilities, no one can take from you. When you die, you take them with you. Use them diligently while you are here. - Author: Alfred Armand Montapert
Wisdom quotes by Alfred Armand Montapert
#64. Life is loves shrine
when you're my valentine. - Author: Debasish Mridha
Wisdom quotes by Debasish Mridha
#65. Through mutual understanding, sincerity and goodwill, and with great wisdom and broad views, the leaders on both sides should jointly initiate new opportunities for peace, stability, cooperation and mutual benefit. - Author: Chen Shui-bian
Wisdom quotes by Chen Shui-bian
#66. The world bears the Gospel a grudge because the Gospel condemns the religious wisdom of the world. - Author: Martin Luther
Wisdom quotes by Martin Luther
#67. Even though you are equipped with life changing wisdom that could transform lives, you must not share it without an invitation. Most people just want to be heard and loved, they don't want your wisdom, and that is OK. Sometimes, you can actually become the greatest impediment to other people growing when you try and force things on them. In time, if they see you model it, they will probably start to ask. - Author: Joshua Medcalf
Wisdom quotes by Joshua Medcalf
#68. Eternity, sacred time. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
Wisdom quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#69. Wisdom leads us back to childhood. Except ye become as little children. - Author: Blaise Pascal
Wisdom quotes by Blaise Pascal
#70. The worship of power is an old religion. - Author: George Santayana
Wisdom quotes by George Santayana
#71. From nothing comes everything. - Author: Dejan Stojanovic
Wisdom quotes by Dejan Stojanovic
#72. As we discard a limited mind and a life of limitation to step into the grandness of vastness, we realize infinity itself to be the Guru and all that we do as grace. As we traverse through consciousness that is the Guru, we become the Guru and each thought of ours is perfect in the now, as scriptures. Consciousness is the Guru, the wisdom. - Author: Nandhiji
Wisdom quotes by Nandhiji
#73. In many ways a child has actually re-educated the parents upon arrival into their lives - when else do adults take the time to appreciate acorns or clouds? - Author: Ian-Anthony Finnimore
Wisdom quotes by Ian-Anthony Finnimore
#74. Many of the time-honored [parenting] techniques that have been passed down from generation to generation are, quite simply, bad advice masquerading as wisdom. - Author: Susan Forward
Wisdom quotes by Susan Forward
#75. You are a tower of God. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
Wisdom quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#76. If you want to be happy in the future, be happy now. - Author: Debasish Mridha
Wisdom quotes by Debasish Mridha
#77. What we seek from truth, we find in knowledge. What we seek from knowledge, we find in wisdom. What we seek from wisdom, we find in God. What we seek from God, we find in love. - Author: Matshona Dhliwayo
Wisdom quotes by Matshona Dhliwayo
#78. Sometimes it is more important to discover what one cannot do, than what one can do. - Author: Lin Yutang
Wisdom quotes by Lin Yutang
#79. The problem of restoring integration and co-operation between man's beliefs about the world in which he lives and his beliefs about values and purposes that should direct his conduct is the deepest problem modern life. It is the problem of any philosophy that is not isolated from life. - Author: John Dewey
Wisdom quotes by John Dewey
#80. If you foolishly ignore beauty, then you will soon find yourself without it. - Author: Frank Lloyd Wright
Wisdom quotes by Frank Lloyd Wright
#81. Do you understand what's going on here?"
Hodgesaargh took another slow look at the scene. "No," he said.
"In that case's not my job to understand this sort of thing," said the falconer. "I wasn't trained. Probably takes a lot of training, understanding this. That's your job. And her job. Can you understand what's going on when a bird's been trained and'll make a kill and still came back to the wrist?"
"Well, no - "
"There you are, then. So that's all right. Cup of tea, was it? - Author: Terry Pratchett
Wisdom quotes by Terry Pratchett
#82. True and sound wisdom consists of two parts: the knowledge of God and of ourselves. - Author: John Calvin
Wisdom quotes by John Calvin
#83. May your happiness be according to your wishes. - Author: Lawrence H. Levy
Wisdom quotes by Lawrence H. Levy
#84. It is not how much you are paid that matters. But how much you get done that is most important. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
Wisdom quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#85. The world's most beautiful pearls are inside your heart. The universe's most beautiful diamonds are inside your soul. - Author: Matshona Dhliwayo
Wisdom quotes by Matshona Dhliwayo
#86. Man is a willful and covetous animal, who makes use of his intellect to satisfy his inclinations, but who cares nothing for truth, who rebels against personal discipline, who hates disinterested thought and the idea of self-education. Wisdom offends him, because it rouses in him disturbance and confusion, and because he will not see himself as he is. - Author: Henri Frederic Amiel
Wisdom quotes by Henri Frederic Amiel
#87. I travel, always arriving in the same place. - Author: Dejan Stojanovic
Wisdom quotes by Dejan Stojanovic
#88. The townsfolk in their darkened rooms were dazed as if by some cataclysm, some devastating earthquake, against which all wisdom and all resistance is of no avail. Such a feeling is produced every time the established order of things is upset, when security is destroyed and everything is hitherto protected by the laws of man or nature is suddenly at the mercy of wild unreasoning brutality. - Author: Guy De Maupassant
Wisdom quotes by Guy De Maupassant
#89. I set my mind to seek and explore by wisdom concerning all that has been done under heaven. It is a grievous task which God has given to the sons of men to be afflicted with. - Author: Solomon
Wisdom quotes by Solomon
#90. Data is not information, information is not knowledge, knowledge is not understanding, understanding is not wisdom. - Author: Clifford Stoll
Wisdom quotes by Clifford Stoll
#91. I know there are days when even one single positive thought feels like too much effort, but you must develop an unconditional love for life. You must never lose your childish curiosity for the possibilities in every single day. Who you can be, what you can see, what you can feel and where it can lead you. Be in love with your life, everything about it. The sadness and the joys, the struggles and the lessons, your flaws and strengths, what you lose and what you gain. - Author: Charlotte Eriksson
Wisdom quotes by Charlotte Eriksson
#92. Honesty is not only the deepest policy, but the highest wisdom; since, however difficult it may be for integrity to get on, it is a thousand times more difficult for knavery to get off; and no error is more fatal than that of those who think that Virtue has no other reward because they have heard that she is her own. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
Wisdom quotes by Charles Caleb Colton
#93. Don't look for rich friends, look for loyal ones. - Author: Matshona Dhliwayo
Wisdom quotes by Matshona Dhliwayo
#94. If you try to make everyone happy, everyone will be happy but you. - Author: Bryant McGill
Wisdom quotes by Bryant McGill
#95. Beauty is a King that needs to be obeyed - Author: Nuh Ha Mim Keller
Wisdom quotes by Nuh Ha Mim Keller
#96. A wise person is silent and rarely wants to show his wisdom. A fool is always vocal and uses every opportunity to show his foolishness. - Author: Debasish Mridha
Wisdom quotes by Debasish Mridha
#97. Never run from the truth, it will always overtake you. - Author: Matshona Dhliwayo
Wisdom quotes by Matshona Dhliwayo
#98. It's Much Better To Be Driven By An Inner Sense Of Purpose Than By The Outer Flashy Success". - Author: Venugopal Acharya
Wisdom quotes by Venugopal Acharya
#99. Ignorance must be prosecuted when arrested. The only way for its arrest is by information and the only way for prosecution is through reading and learning of new things. - Author: Israelmore Ayivor
Wisdom quotes by Israelmore Ayivor
#100. Smile without reason, because you are the reason. - Author: Debasish Mridha
Wisdom quotes by Debasish Mridha
#101. We must learn our limits. We are all something, but none of us are everything. - Author: Blaise Pascal
Wisdom quotes by Blaise Pascal
#102. Many people think that love represents chains, bondage, the opposite of freedom. But people who believe such things are simple-minded creatures who have been lied to, and who easily accept the general trend of the lie. It is in fact love that is the only thing powerful enough to set one free from even the most deeply-embedded and thoroughly-wound chains of the soul, the mind, and the body. The fact is that we are born into chains and born into bondages; these things are put upon us by fear, pain and doubt. When you are thoroughly loved by someone in mind and in heart, this has the power to set you so free, more free than you have ever been before. And that is because freedom is not the equivalent of detachment. Freedom is the equivalent of that which sets you free. And when someone loves you the way that only they can, that is what sets you free. - Author: C. JoyBell C.
Wisdom quotes by C. JoyBell C.
#103. Cheap people are expensive. - Author: Okisha Jackson
Wisdom quotes by Okisha Jackson
#104. In our sleep, pain which cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart until, in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God.'" He - Author: Richard North Patterson
Wisdom quotes by Richard North Patterson
#105. Zeal, if it be well ordered, is most beautiful in a Christian; but if not, it is a thing of exceeding great danger: as fire in moderation is most comfortable, but in extremity most fearful. - Author: Nehemiah Rogers
Wisdom quotes by Nehemiah Rogers
#106. To meditate is to labour; to think is to act. Folded arms work, closed hands perform, a gaze fixed on heaven is a toil. - Author: Victor Hugo
Wisdom quotes by Victor Hugo
#107. Love is the best religion;
it only cares and never kills anyone. - Author: Debasish Mridha
Wisdom quotes by Debasish Mridha
#108. We all have the same root, and are connected...
To tap into this connectedness we must go within. - Author: Summerlyn Guthrie
Wisdom quotes by Summerlyn Guthrie
#109. If there is no way out and confrontation and battle is inevitable, one can use power and strategy, balance and wisdom and enlightenment to win, of course. But the best battle is the battle that is never fought. - Author: Frederick Lenz
Wisdom quotes by Frederick Lenz
#110. The soul which is led by God and His wisdom, rather than by bodily concupiscence, will certainly never consent to the desire aroused in its own flesh by another's lust. - Author: Augustine Of Hippo
Wisdom quotes by Augustine Of Hippo
#111. Life is a present; life is a miracle.
Life is a song divine.
When you touch my heart, hold my soul.
Oh my pure valentine. - Author: Debasish Mridha
Wisdom quotes by Debasish Mridha
#112. You cannot cross large rivers without building bridges. - Author: Matshona Dhliwayo
Wisdom quotes by Matshona Dhliwayo
#113. For people like this life is just about stuff.
Having more than your neighbor and never enough.
For these types of folks it's all about fortune and fame.
What pays off is good, what does not is lame.
So they don't and they won't and they can't understand.
It's wisdom, not money that makes life grand. - Author: Jacob M. Held
Wisdom quotes by Jacob M. Held
#114. What you think about yourself is more important than what others think about you. - Author: Debasish Mridha
Wisdom quotes by Debasish Mridha
#115. People don't see others outside of their class group; they are practically invisible. - Author: Bryant McGill
Wisdom quotes by Bryant McGill
#116. Because we do not understand all the circumstances surrounding someone's suicide, the level of the person's accountability, and the penalty that the Lord, in his infinite love and wisdom, may see fit to inflict upon the person, we must avoid judgment. Regardless of those circumstances and the Lord's divinely imposed punishment, followers of Christ are to be loving and compassionate to those who are hurt by the act of suicide. - Author: Brent L. Top
Wisdom quotes by Brent L. Top
#117. The Hanlin named his granddaughter Lustrous Jade, for jade was the fairest of stones and possessed five virtues: charity, for its lustre; rectitude, for its translucence; wisdom, for its purity of sound when struck; equity, for its sharp edges that injure none; courage, for it can be broken but not bent. - Author: Bette Bao Lord
Wisdom quotes by Bette Bao Lord
#118. The sky is loyal to the sun, but the sun does not have to be loyal to the sky. - Author: Matshona Dhliwayo
Wisdom quotes by Matshona Dhliwayo
#119. Unfair," I said as Captain Goode opened a door to reveal a beautiful library. The room seemed to stretch on forever. Bookshelves lined all the walls. Hundreds, thousands of volumes. The air carried that wonderfully comfortable and musty scent of dust, age, and wisdom that only worn books can emit. - Author: Tarun Shanker
Wisdom quotes by Tarun Shanker
#120. We are a people in more need of a little character than we are in need of an abundance of knowledge. - Author: Abdullah Ibn Mubarak
Wisdom quotes by Abdullah Ibn Mubarak
#121. We are like caterpillars, we die so we can be reborn in a higher state. - Author: Matshona Dhliwayo
Wisdom quotes by Matshona Dhliwayo
#122. Self love is number one. As you radiate it out to others; it will radiate back to you. - Author: Renae A. Sauter
Wisdom quotes by Renae A. Sauter
#123. When you are kind and loving the world will become kind, generous, and loving. - Author: Debasish Mridha
Wisdom quotes by Debasish Mridha
#124. The essence of life is doing things for their own sakes. - Author: Bertrand Russell
Wisdom quotes by Bertrand Russell
#125. The moon is a poem in a starry night. - Author: Debasish Mridha
Wisdom quotes by Debasish Mridha
#126. Rich in material, but Devoid of Knowledge is like having an antique Clock with no numbers. Appealing to the eye, but Useless in the modern world. - Author: Andrea L'Artiste
Wisdom quotes by Andrea L'Artiste
#127. Maxims serve the wise;
folly enslaves fools. - Author: Matshona Dhliwayo
Wisdom quotes by Matshona Dhliwayo
#128. Arm yourself with wisdom,
arm yourself with knowledge;
folly is a fierce lion roaming the streets. - Author: Matshona Dhliwayo
Wisdom quotes by Matshona Dhliwayo
#129. Men in general are as much affected by what a thing appears to be as by what it is, indeed they are frequently influenced more by appearances than by reality. - Author: Niccolo Machiavelli
Wisdom quotes by Niccolo Machiavelli
#130. Don't always wish it is easier to be done; wish you have enough power to make it happen. No matter how difficult it is, you can do it when the solution is in your palms! - Author: Israelmore Ayivor
Wisdom quotes by Israelmore Ayivor
#131. Today's new is tomorrow's old, so don't hate the old. - Author: Debasish Mridha
Wisdom quotes by Debasish Mridha
#132. I know, win or lose, I enjoyed the prospect of giving it my all. - Author: Arnold Palmer
Wisdom quotes by Arnold Palmer
#133. Books are our true but not our truest of companions, they know only to enrich but takes away nothing. - Author: Ashutosh Gupta
Wisdom quotes by Ashutosh Gupta
#134. Somewhere along the way, there develops within the soul a yearning that can no longer be ignored, a craving for the great love affair. We feel it drawing ever closer. It is the greatest of them all. It cannot fail. It is all consuming. It is incomparable. It is the love affair with our own true nature and the source from which it comes. The desire is in all of us but, more often than not, it is ignored for other interests. We wrestle with each interest, trying to make it work, growing with each adventure until the light has grown bright enough for us to reach for it. - Author: Donna Goddard
Wisdom quotes by Donna Goddard
#135. Embrace the faith that every challenge surmounted by your energy; every problem solved by your wisdom; every soul stirred by your passion; and every barrier to justice brought down by your determination will ennoble your life, inspire others, serve your country, and explode outward the boundaries of what is achievable on this earth. - Author: Madeleine Albright
Wisdom quotes by Madeleine Albright
#136. When there is nonjudgmental love then there is no giving up. - Author: Debasish Mridha
Wisdom quotes by Debasish Mridha
#137. God, in his infinite wisdom, hid Hell in the middle of Paradise, to keep us on our toes. - Author: Paulo Coelho
Wisdom quotes by Paulo Coelho
#138. The secret of wisdom is to be overly curious, like a cat--to take the time to look closely, to use all your senses to see and to touch and to taste and to smell and to hear, and to die because you were overly curious. To keep on wondering...about the afterlife. That is our only mission. Only one. If we don't wonder, then we will never, ever be curious. Then, if like the cat, you wondered too far...you simply no longer will have to ever wonder again. Your mission will be fulfilled. All because of curiosity.

--from The Wise-ass Man who butchered Eve Merriam's wisdom...and Her Secret - Author: Stan Sudan
Wisdom quotes by Stan Sudan
#139. You are amazing! That is your secret. - Author: Debasish Mridha
Wisdom quotes by Debasish Mridha
#140. The message of the United States is not nuclear power. The message of the United States is a spiritual message. It is the message of human ideals; it is the message of human dignity; it is the message of the freedom of ideas, speech, press, the right to assemble, to worship, and the message of freedom of movement of people. - Author: Hubert H. Humphrey
Wisdom quotes by Hubert H. Humphrey
#141. The sweeter the honey the smarter the bee that made it. - Author: Matshona Dhliwayo
Wisdom quotes by Matshona Dhliwayo
#142. We are never so free as when we own our sacred serfdom ... - Author: Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Wisdom quotes by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
#143. Lifetime is a sacred existence. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
Wisdom quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#144. You can't change the world if the world doesn't know who you are. - Author: Francis Shenstone
Wisdom quotes by Francis Shenstone
#145. A man is wise not because of his intelligence, but because of his understanding and kindness. - Author: Debasish Mridha
Wisdom quotes by Debasish Mridha
#146. Wisdom is knowing what you can accept. - Author: Wallace Stegner
Wisdom quotes by Wallace Stegner
#147. Man's wisdom detracts from the glory of God, who is more honoured by the simplicity of the gospel, than luxuriance of wit. - Author: Stephen Charnock
Wisdom quotes by Stephen Charnock
#148. Ego is a social institution with no physical reality. The ego is simply your symbol of yourself. Just as the word water is a noise that symbolizes a certain liquid without being it, so too the idea of ego symbolizes the role you play, who you are, but it is not the same as your living organism. - Author: Alan W. Watts
Wisdom quotes by Alan W. Watts
#149. When I see memories, I see the past.
When I see thoughts, I see the present.
When I see intentions, I see the future.

When I see regret, I see the past.
When I see hope, I see the present.
When I see expectation, I see the future.

When I see habits, I see the past.
When I see actions, I see the present.
When I see character, I see the future.

When I see karma, I see the past.
When I see chance, I see the present.
When I see destiny, I see the future.

When I see knowledge, I see the past.
When I see understanding, I see the present.
When I see wisdom, I see the future.

When I see elders, I see the past.
When I see adults, I see the present.
When I see children, I see the future. - Author: Matshona Dhliwayo
Wisdom quotes by Matshona Dhliwayo
#150. Prayer is the opening of the heart so we can receive all these good things that God has for us every day. It's like sitting down at a table that God has prepared for us. He says, 'I have everything you need today - all the grace, all the wisdom, all the provision that you need - but sit down at the table and eat. Don't be so rushed and so busy and try to live without My supply.' - Author: Jim Cymbala
Wisdom quotes by Jim Cymbala
#151. When I was young, I believed that life might unfold in an orderly way, according to my hopes and expectations. But now I understand that the Way winds like a river, always changing, ever onward.. My journeys revealed that the Way itself creates the warrior; that every path leads to peace, every choice to wisdom. And that life has always been, and will always be, arising in Mystery. - Author: Socrates
Wisdom quotes by Socrates
#152. What creates happiness, peace, and balance is not becoming simply powerful, but knowledgeable. - Author: Frederick Lenz
Wisdom quotes by Frederick Lenz
#153. The problem in our society is the ego psychology and conventional wisdom about "look out for #1." That conventional wisdom thinks that "love your enemy" is to some a principle no one can ever live by. - Author: Robert Thurman
Wisdom quotes by Robert Thurman
#154. There are people whom even children's literature would corrupt. They read with particular enjoyment the piquant passages in the Psalter and in the Wisdom of Solomon. - Author: Anton Chekhov
Wisdom quotes by Anton Chekhov
#155. It is best to emphasize again and again that spiritual awakening has nothing to do with reaching a divine state. Rather, it is the acknowledgement that every moment is about accepting life's divinity. - Author: Steve Leasock
Wisdom quotes by Steve Leasock
#156. A fool conscious of her foolishness
Is to that extent wise.
But a fool who considers himself wise
Is the one to be called a fool. - Author: Anonymous
Wisdom quotes by Anonymous
#157. Love what you do; do what you love. Your dreams will come true; you will get what you deserve. - Author: Debasish Mridha
Wisdom quotes by Debasish Mridha
#158. You have a minute and a half left."
"Fine," she snapped. "Then I'll reduce this conversation to one single fact. Today I had six callers. Six! Can you recall the last time I had six callers?"
Anthony just stared at her blankly.
"I can't," Daphne continued, in fine form now. "Because it has never happened. Six men marched up our steps, knocked on our door, and gave Humboldt their cards. Six men brought me flowers, engaged me in conversation, and one even recited poetry."
Simon winced.
"And do you know why?" she demanded, her voice rising dangerously. "Do you?"
Anthony, in his somewhat belatedly arrived wisdom, held his tongue.
"It is all because he" - she jabbed her forefinger toward Simon - "was kind enough to feign interest in me last night at Lady Danbury's ball. - Author: Julia Quinn
Wisdom quotes by Julia Quinn
#159. It would be an act of wisdom to depart immediately… but wisdom is itself the product of knowledge; and knowledge, unfortunately, is generally the product of foolish doings. So, to add to my own knowledge and to enhance my wisdom I shall remain another day, to see what occurs. - Author: Roger Zelazny
Wisdom quotes by Roger Zelazny
#160. I miss her | & not the type of missing when you're alone, not the type when you're broken down half drunk, not even the type when you know she's the one. I'm talking about the kind of missing that when you're full of happiness…you wish they were there to enjoy it. I don't care if we're not together, I don't care if I never see her again. All that I will every know is I'm here smiling & I know how much she'd like to see that. - Author: Brandon Villasenor
Wisdom quotes by Brandon Villasenor
#161. Writing isn't about creating perfect characters. There's no such thing. It's about creating characters that are real; flawed
yet beautiful, in that they know they need another person. Needing someone else doesn't make them weak; if they believed all they needed was them self, they would be. A strong heroine isn't afraid to admit that a best friend, or soul mate, is exactly what they need at one moment or another. A strong heroine never stands alone. They stand tall; they believe in who they are. They are perfect in every human flaw, because as humans we are flawed. And in every flaw, I see the perfection of their souls. Writers breath life into simple words and create beings
flaws and all. - Author: Cassandra Giovanni
Wisdom quotes by Cassandra Giovanni
#162. Sometimes people have no idea what drives you & the unlimited gears you've developed inside you, so they try to teach you how to steer. - Author: Curtis Tyrone Jones
Wisdom quotes by Curtis Tyrone Jones
#163. Wisdom is the fruits of reflection... - Author: Gino Norris
Wisdom quotes by Gino Norris
#164. turn your face towards the lances of rain, the soul towards ancient wisdom. And - Author: Arthur Rimbaud
Wisdom quotes by Arthur Rimbaud
#165. Wisdom finds its literary expression in wisdom literature. - Author: Paul Ricoeur
Wisdom quotes by Paul Ricoeur
#166. Farsi Couplet:
Agar firdaus bar roo-e zameen ast,
Hameen ast-o hameen ast-o hameen ast.

English Translation:
If there is a paradise on earth,
It is this, it is this, it is this - Author: Amir Khusrau
Wisdom quotes by Amir Khusrau
#167. It's only useful to ask, what wisdom have you learned from your misjudgments that will help you going forward? - Author: David Brooks
Wisdom quotes by David Brooks
#168. Wisdom is neither good nor bad, male nor female, Christian or pagan: she is no one's personal possession. The Goddess of Wisdom reaches down to the depths of our need. Her simple being is so vastly present that we have not noticed it. Indeed, we have not known the depths of our need nor that any assuaging wisdom was near at hand. - Author: Caitlín Matthews
Wisdom quotes by Caitlín Matthews
#169. I thought of my father's wisdom, as though it were buried in a box under a tree. As in the old song - a gold box with a silver pin. Some day I should be grown up, and I should dig up the box and turn the pin. - Author: Mary Butts
Wisdom quotes by Mary Butts
#170. O loving wisdom of our God
when all was sin and shame,
a second Adam to the fight
and to the rescue came. - Author: John Henry Newman
Wisdom quotes by John Henry Newman
#171. I bless the wisdom of my loving heart. Love is a form of listening. I listen with a loving heart. I listen to the love within my heart and I hear the love in the hearts of others. - Author: Julia Cameron
Wisdom quotes by Julia Cameron
#172. This type of man who is devoted to the study of wisdom is always most unlucky in everything, and particularly when it comes to procreating children; I imagine this is because Nature wants to ensure that the evils of wisdom shall not spread further throughout mankind. - Author: Desiderius Erasmus
Wisdom quotes by Desiderius Erasmus
#173. To trust yourself is to trust Silence. To trust your own heart is to trust the wisdom that is radiating and shining. All the thoughts, feelings, desires, and fears are just a superimposition that is called 'myself.' When all that disappears, for at least a moment, your Self shines forth. Radiantly, clear, and empty. Needing nothing, nourished, and overflowing. - Author: Eli Jaxon-Bear
Wisdom quotes by Eli Jaxon-Bear
#174. Tranquility, compassion, and wisdom are the components of fearlessness, not power, control, and remaining unaffected. - Author: Susan Piver
Wisdom quotes by Susan Piver
#175. Women particularly should concern themselves with peace because men by nature are more foolhardy and headstrong, and their overwhelming desire to avenge themselves prevents them from foreseeing the resulting dangers and terrors of war. But woman by nature is more gentle and circumspect. Therefore, if she has sufficient will and wisdom she can provide the best possible means to pacify man. - Author: Christine De Pizan
Wisdom quotes by Christine De Pizan
#176. As much as love is the source of power for those who are centred in their hearts, as much fear is the source of illusionary power for those who insist on being led by their heads alone. - Author: Raphael Zernoff
Wisdom quotes by Raphael Zernoff
#177. If everyone practices the power of their love, there will be happiness and no war. - Author: Debasish Mridha
Wisdom quotes by Debasish Mridha
#178. The end is the matter! A step to the end is a factor! - Author: Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Wisdom quotes by Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
#179. …The heavens could not bear my debt
And wrote me as a madman in my fate.
But lovers bled their hearts
And on the face of the Beloved
Did a beauty spot create.

The fire that burns
In the flame of the lamp
Is not the fire;
It burns in the essence of
The moth and consumes him entire… - Author: Hafiz Shirazi
Wisdom quotes by Hafiz Shirazi
#180. A quick enlightenment tends to do more harm than good. Wise may easily become unwise. - Author: Iva Kenaz
Wisdom quotes by Iva Kenaz
#181. A lingering grain of inefficacy capitulates to the arrogance of authority. - Author: Margo Kelly
Wisdom quotes by Margo Kelly
#182. It is never wise to speak with out first the knowledge of the situation in which you speak. - Author: Knisztina
Wisdom quotes by Knisztina
#183. Life is the school of the wise. - Author: Matshona Dhliwayo
Wisdom quotes by Matshona Dhliwayo
#184. Your inability to see the wisdom in someone else is not a reflection on their lack of perspicacity, it is a reflection on yours. - Author: Ilyas Kassam
Wisdom quotes by Ilyas Kassam
#185. When I was a child, the lessons my father taught me had been about perseverance, never to accept limitations that stood in my way. As an adult, watching him in his final years, I also saw how to come to terms with limits that couldn't simply be wished away. When to shift from pushing against limits to making the best of them is not often readily apparent. But it is clear that are times when the cost of pushing exceeds its value. Helping my father through the struggle to define that moment was simultaneously among the most painful and most privileged experiences of my life. Part of the way my father handled the limits he faced was by looking at them without illusion. Though his circumstances sometimes got him down, he never pretended they were better than they were. He always understood that life is short and one's place in the world is small. But he also saw himself as a link in a chain of history. - Author: Atul Gawande
Wisdom quotes by Atul Gawande
#186. To wisely live your life, you don't need to know much
Just remember two main rules for the beginning:
You better starve, than eat whatever
And better be alone, than with whoever. - Author: Omar Khayyam
Wisdom quotes by Omar Khayyam
#187. I've begun to realize that behind every story there is a gap that nourishes wisdom with great strength. And people misunderstand it as the end. - Author: Efrat Cybulkiewicz
Wisdom quotes by Efrat Cybulkiewicz
#188. Those who know how to win are much more numerous than those who know how to make proper use of their victories. - Author: Polybius
Wisdom quotes by Polybius
#189. Inner peace begins when nothing can disturb the calmness of your mind. - Author: Debasish Mridha
Wisdom quotes by Debasish Mridha
#190. I imagine God to be like my father. My father was always the voice of certainty in my life. Certainty in the wisdom, certainty in the path, certainty always in God. For me God is certainty in everything. Certainty that everything is good and everything is God. - Author: Yehuda Berg
Wisdom quotes by Yehuda Berg
#191. The ultimate Truth is so simple. It is nothing more than being in the pristine state. This is all that need be said. till, it is a wonder that to teach this simple Truth there should come into being so many religions, creeds, methods and disputes among them and so on! Oh the pity! Oh the pity! - Author: Ramana Maharshi
Wisdom quotes by Ramana Maharshi
#192. You win minds through your brilliance. You win hearts through your tenderness. You win souls through your benevolence. - Author: Matshona Dhliwayo
Wisdom quotes by Matshona Dhliwayo
#193. A positive mind finds a way it can be done; a negative mind looks for all the ways it can't be done. - Author: Napoleon Hill
Wisdom quotes by Napoleon Hill
#194. Children need the wisdom of their elders; the aging need the encouragement of a child's exuberance. - Author: Corrie Ten Boom
Wisdom quotes by Corrie Ten Boom
#195. Look before you leap. - Author: John Heywood
Wisdom quotes by John Heywood
#196. One last mystery: on one of the little ponds, this morning, I saw wind riffling the first of the waterlily leaves. They haven't all emerged yet, but new circles tattoo the water, here and there, a coppery red. When the wind lifted their edges, each would reveal a little shadowy spot, a dot of black which seemed to flash on the water, and so across the whole surface of the pond there was what could only be described as the inverse of sparkling; a scintillant blackness. Shining blackly, black but rippling, lyrical: the sheen and radiance of death-in-life.
Is that my work, to point to the world and say, See how darkly it sparkles? - Author: Mark Doty
Wisdom quotes by Mark Doty
#197. For me integrity and enquiring mind are the most important assets. - Author: Moutasem Algharati
Wisdom quotes by Moutasem Algharati
#198. The language of nature is silence. - Author: Bryant McGill
Wisdom quotes by Bryant McGill
#199. Live like the universe is your beloved home, love like everyone is your closest friend. - Author: Debasish Mridha
Wisdom quotes by Debasish Mridha
#200. There's an old Celtic proverb that I follow: See much, study much, suffer much is the path to wisdom. - Author: Greg Jackson
Wisdom quotes by Greg Jackson

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