Never suffer your courage to exert itself in fierceness, your resolution in obstinacy, your wisdom in cunning, nor your patience in sullenness and despair.
True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubteth not; he knoweth all things but his own ignorance.
Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.
Delay is hateful, but it gives wisdom.
The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom.
The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily. This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and of wisdom.
The curse of mortality. You spend the first portion of your life learning, growing stronger, more capable. And then, through no fault of your own, your body begins to fail. You regress. Strong limbs become feeble, keen senses grow dull, hardy constitutions deteriorate. Beauty withers. Organs quit. You remember yourself in your prime, and wonder where that person went. As your wisdom and experience are peaking, your traitorous body becomes a prison.
Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is a nobler art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of nonessentials.
On life's journey faith is nourishment, virtuous deeds are a shelter, wisdom is the light by day and right mindfulness is the protection by night. If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him.
Don't gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold...
The pine stays green in winter... wisdom in hardship.
Wisdom and goodness to the vile seem vile.
In goodness there are all kinds of wisdom.
Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom.
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.
When God punishes a land, he deprives it leaders of wisdom.
Silence is as full of potential wisdom and wit as the unshown marble of great sculpture. The silent bear no witness against themselves.
Silence is as full of potential wisdom and wit as the unhewn marble of great sculpture.
A child's hand in yours-what tenderness it arouses, what power it conjures. You are instantly the very touchstone of wisdom and strength.
The road to excess leads to the palace of wisdom...for we never know what is enough until we know what is more than enough.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
Raising children is an incredibly hard and risky business in which no cumulative wisdom is gained: each generation repeats the mistakes the previous one made.
Wisdom comes by disillusionment.
Illness is the most heeded of doctors: to goodness and wisdom we only make promises; pain we obey.
The Almighty in His infinite wisdom did not see fit to create Frenchmen in the image of Englishmen.