Quotes About Wisdom

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Rae Carson
“From the mouths of the innocents flows truth.”
Rae Carson, The Girl of Fire and Thorns

Hannah Hart
“Nobody is wired wrong, because there’s no wrong and right in the way we are.”
Hannah Hart

Kurt Vonnegut
“Earthlings went on being friendly, when they should have been thinking instead.”
Kurt Vonnegut, Breakfast of Champions

E.L. Konigsburg
“I've been the oldest child since before you were born”
E.L. Konigsburg, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Otto von Bismarck
“It is the destiny of the weak to be devoured by the strong.”
Otto von Bismarck

Flannery O'Connor
“The operation of the Church is entirely set up for the sinner; which creates much misunderstanding among the smug.”
(August 9, 1955)”
Flannery O'Connor

Walt Whitman
“TO the States or any one of them, or any city of the States, Resist much, obey little,
Once unquestioning obedience, once fully enslaved,
Once fully enslaved, no nation, state, city of this earth, ever after-ward resumes its liberty.”
Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

For the wise have always known that no one can make much of his life
“For the wise have always known that no one can make much of his life until self-searching has become a regular habit, until he is able to admit and accept what he finds, and until he patiently and persistently tries to correct what is wrong. – Bill W.”
Bill W.

“The fool who knows his folly
Becomes wise by that fact.
But the fool who thinks he's wise -
He's called 'a fool' indeed!”
Anonymous, The Dhammapada

Samuel Johnson
“Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise. ”
Samuel Johnson

Pope Benedict XVI
“The human person finds his perfection "in seeking and loving what is true and good.”
Pope Benedict XVI

Amit Kalantri
“The most dangerous irony is, people are angry with others because of their own incompetence.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Christopher Paolini
“They were quiet for a while, eating, then Oromis asked, "Can you tell me, What is the most important mental tool a person can possess?"
It was a serious question, and Eragon considered it for a reasonable span before he ventured to say, "Determination."
Oromis tore the loaf in half with his long white fingers. "I can understand why you arrived at that conclusion-determination has served you well in your adventures-but no. I meant the tool most necessary to choose the best course of action in any given situation. Determination is as common among men who are dull and foolish as it is among those who are brilliant intellects. So, no, determination cannot be what we're looking for.”
Christopher Paolini, Eldest

George Burns
“Money is the root of all evil.' Then we hear, 'A fool and his money are soon parted.' What are they talking about? If money is so evil, shouldn't it be, 'A wise man and his money are soon parted'? And another thing, how does a fool get money in the first place? I know some fools who have a lot of money, but they won't tell me how they got it, and I won't tell them.”
George Burns, Doctor Burns' Prescription for Happiness

Gary L. Francione
“Veganism is an act of nonviolent defiance. It is our statement that we reject the notion that animals are things and that we regard sentient nonhumans as moral persons with the fundamental moral right not to be treated as the property or resources of humans.”
Gary L. Francione

Oprah Winfrey
“All pain is the same.”
Oprah Winfrey

Craig Ferguson
“People talk to old people like they're children.'Oh you're very old aren't you?' Yeah I'm old. I'm not stupid.”
Craig Ferguson

André Maurois
“Happiness is never there to stay [...] Happiness is merely a respite offered by inquietude.”
André Maurois, Climats

Alexei Maxim Russell
“Incredibly intelligent people always seem odd to those who are not as sharp.”
Alexei Maxim Russell, Why Not-World

John Bunyan
“What God says is best, indeed is best, though all men in the world are against it. Seeing, then, that God prefers his religion; seeing God prefers a tender conscience; seeing they that make themselves fools for the kingdom of heaven are wisest; and that the poor man that loveth Christ is richer than the greatest man in the world that hates him: Shame, depart, thou art an enemy to my salvation.”
John Bunyan

Shannon L. Alder
“The only way to move from your reality to God’s reality is through people who love you.”
Shannon L. Alder

George Eliot
“What should I do—how should I act now, this very day . . . What she would resolve to do that day did not yet seem quite clear, but something that she could achieve stirred her as with an approaching murmur which would soon gather distinctness.”
George Eliot

Tyra Banks
“A lot of young girls think that the opposite of fake is rudeness. And just as ugly as fake is, so is saying whatever is on your mind because it's the truth.”
Tyra Banks

John Connolly
“When did you get so clever?"
"When I realized I wasn't as clever as I thought.”
John Connolly, The Infernals

Earl Nightingale
“We tend to live up to our expectations.”
Earl Nightingale

Pramoedya Ananta Toer
“Dia yang terlalu tinggi di atas singgasana tidak pernah melihat telapak kakinya. Dia tak pernah ingat, pada tubuhnya ada bagian yang bernama telapak kaki. Pendengarannya tidak untuk menangkap suara dewa, juga tidak suara segala yang di bawah telapak kaki. Ia hanya dengarkan diri sendiri. Suara murid Bapa ini takkan sampai kepadanya. Untuknya yang paling tepat hanya dijolok.”
Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Arok Dedes

René Descartes
“Dubium sapientiae initium (Doubt is the origin of wisdom).”
René Descartes

Shannon L. Alder
“Naive people tend to generalize people as—-good, bad, kind, or evil based on their actions. However, even the smartest person in the world is not the wisest or the most spiritual, in all matters. We are all flawed. Maybe, you didn’t know a few of these things about Einstein, but it puts the notion of perfection to rest. Perfection doesn’t exist in anyone. Nor, does a person’s mistakes make them less valuable to the world.

1. He divorced the mother of his children, which caused Mileva, his wife, to have a break down and be hospitalized.

2.He was a ladies man and was known to have had several affairs; infidelity was listed as a reason for his divorce.

3.He married his cousin.

4.He had an estranged relationship with his son.

5. He had his first child out of wedlock.

6. He urged the FDR to build the Atom bomb, which killed thousands of people.

7. He was Jewish, yet he made many arguments for the possibility of God. Yet, hypocritically he did not believe in the Jewish God or Christianity. He stated, “I believe in Spinoza’s God who reveals himself in the harmony of all that exists, not in a God who concerns himself with the fate and the doings of mankind.”
Shannon L. Alder

“Never read a book through merely because you have begun it.”
John Witherspoon

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