Wisdom

" The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends. "
- Friedrich Nietzsche
" Humanity's legacy of stories and storytelling is the most precious we have. All wisdom is in our stories and songs. A story is how we construct our experiences. At the very simplest, it can be: 'He/she was born, lived, died.' Probably that is the template of our stories - a beginning, middle, and end. This structure is in our minds. "
- Doris Lessing
" The hunger for facile wisdom is the root of all false philosophy. "
- George Santayana
" The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness. "
- Michel de Montaigne
" There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart. "
- Charles Dickens
" Let us be about setting high standards for life, love, creativity, and wisdom. If our expectations in these areas are low, we are not likely to experience wellness. Setting high standards makes every day and every decade worth looking forward to. "
- Greg Anderson
" There is this difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man, really is so; but he that thinks himself the wisest, is generally the greatest fool. "
- Charles Caleb Colton
" Don't taunt the alligator until after you've crossed the creek. "
- Dan Rather
" To know how to grow old is the master work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living. "
- Herman Melville
" The motto of chivalry is also the motto of wisdom; to serve all, but love only one. "
- Honore de Balzac
" 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. "
- Barack Obama
" The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom. "
- William Blake
" Wisdom consists not so much in knowing what to do in the ultimate as knowing what to do next. "
- Herbert Hoover
" Let my skin and sinews and bones dry up, together with all the flesh and blood of my body! I welcome it! But I will not move from this spot until I have attained the supreme and final wisdom. "
- Buddha
" I believe that we are solely responsible for our choices, and we have to accept the consequences of every deed, word, and thought throughout our lifetime. "
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
" The doors of wisdom are never shut. "
- Benjamin Franklin
" If I am fool, it is, at least, a doubting one; and I envy no one the certainty of his self-approved wisdom. "
- Lord Byron
" Information is not knowledge, and knowledge is not wisdom. Reading - even browsing - an old book can yield sustenance denied by a database search. Patience is a virtue, gluttony a sin. "
- James Gleick
" Now, if you notice how the swan, putting its neck down into the deep water, brings up food for itself from below, then you will discover the wisdom of the Creator, in that He gave it a neck longer than its feet for this reason, that it might, as if lowering a sort of fishing line, procure the food hidden in the deep water. "
- Saint Basil
" Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life - in firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do as well as to talk; and to make our words and actions all of a color. "
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
" The best way to obtain truth and wisdom is not to ask from books, but to go to God in prayer, and obtain divine teaching. "
- Joseph Smith, Jr.
" True wisdom listens more, talks less and can get along with all types of people. "
- Kiana Tom
" Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. "
- John Muir
" Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching. "
- Satchel Paige
" They whom truth and wisdom lead, can gather honey from a weed. "
- William Cowper
" Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking. "
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
" Wisdom alone is the science of other sciences. "
- Plato
" The higher we are placed, the more humbly we should walk. "
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
" A closed mouth catches no flies. "
- Miguel de Cervantes
" Wisdom is oftentimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar. "
- William Wordsworth