Wisdom Quotes

Quotes tagged as "wisdom" (showing 1,261-1,290 of 3,000)
Hermann Hesse
“Let me say no more. Words do no justice to the hidden meaning. Everything immediately becomes slightly different when it is expressed in words, a little bit distorted, a little foolish...It is perfectly fine with me that what for one man is precious wisdom for another sounds like foolery.”
Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

Jacob Bronowski
“Man masters nature not by force, but by understanding”
Jacob Bronowski

A.E. Housman
When I Was One-And-Twenty

When I was one-and-twenty
I heard a wise man say,
`Give crowns and pounds and guineas
But not your heart away;
Give pearls away and rubies
But keep your fancy free.'
But I was one-and-twenty
No use to talk to me.

When I was one-and-twenty
I heard him say again,
`The heart out of the bosom
Was never given in vain;
'Tis paid with sighs a plenty
And sold for endless rue.'
And I am two-and-twenty
And oh, 'tis true, 'tis true.”
A.E. Housman, A Shropshire Lad

George Sheehan
“Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be.”
George Sheehan

“The most talented people are always the nicest.”
James Caan

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Wise men speak only of what they know”
J.R.R. Tolkien

Thomas Hardy
“So do flux and reflux--the rhythm of change--alternate and persist in everything under the sky.”
Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Michel de Montaigne
“Stupidity and wisdom meet in the same centre of sentiment and resolution, in the suffering of human accidents.”
Michel de Montaigne, The Complete Essays

Dale Carnegie
“When two partners always agree, one of them is not necessary." If there is some point you haven't thought about, be thankful if it is brought to your attention.”
Dale Carnegie

“Don't be cool. Like everything.”
Shaky Kane

John Brunner
“What people want, mainly, is to be told by some plausible authority that what they are already doing is right. I don't know know of a quicker way to become unpopular than to disagree.”
John Brunner, The Jagged Orbit

Ingrid Bergman
“Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.”
Ingrid Bergman

Benny Bellamacina
“Be generous with your smile and try not to frown.
And you will see my children; your smile will never let you down ☺”
Benny Bellamacina, The King of Rhyme

“When mind exists undisturbed in the Way, nothing in the world can offend, and when a thing can no longer offend it ceases to exist in the old way. When no discriminating thoughts arise, the old mind ceases to exist.”
Sengcan, Hsin Hsin Ming

Rainer Maria Rilke
“Why should you want to give up a child's wise not-understanding in exchange for defensiveness and scorn, since not-understanding is, after all, a way of being alone, whereas defensiveness and scorn are a participation in precisely what, by these means, you want to separate yourself from.”
Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

“We gaze up at the same stars, the sky covers us all, the same universe encompasses us. What does it matter what practical system we adopt in our search for the truth? Not by one avenue only can we arrive at so tremendous a secret.”
Quintus Aurelius Symmachus

Benjamin Franklin
“Tis easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow it.”
Benjamin Franklin

Tiffany Madison
“We the people have no excuse for starry-eyed sycophantic group-think in the Information Age. Knowledge is but a fingertip away.”
Tiffany Madison

Glenway Wescott
“People as a rule do mean much more than they understand.”
Glenway Wescott, The Pilgrim Hawk

“No mortal man has ever served at the same time his passions and his best interests.”

Edward M. Kennedy
“The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dreams shall never die.”
Edward M. Kennedy

“It is better to listen to a crow that lives in trees than to a learned man who lives only in ideas.”
Kate Horsley

Sorin Cerin
“ When you love you give meaning to this world. ”
Sorin Cerin
tags: wisdom

Paul Brunton
“Whoever wants the "I" to yield up its mysterious and tremendous secret must stop it from looking perpetually in the mirror, must stop the little ego's fascination with its own image.”
Paul Brunton, The Notebooks of Paul Brunton

Hugh Walpole
“I almost think there is no wisdom comparable to that of exchanging what is called the realities of life for dreams”
Hugh Walpole

“You are going to find that buying the car is much less satisfying than working for it.”
Thomas M. Sterner, The Practicing Mind: Bringing Discipline and Focus into Your Life
tags: p28, wisdom

Benny Bellamacina
“Material wealth can be bad for your health.
Because when you’re in the soil it’ll make your blood boil,
that you couldn’t keep it all for your self.”
Benny Bellamacina

George Eliot
“Duty has a trick of behaving unexpectedly -- something like a heavy friend whom we have amiably asked to visit us, and who breaks his leg within our gates.”
George Eliot

Hugh MacLeod
“You do not own the molecules. They are stardust. They belong to God. What you do own is your soul. Nobody can take that away from you.”
Hugh MacLeod, Evil Plans: Having Fun on the Road to World Domination

Colin Bateman
“If you dwell in the darkness, you can see in the dark and look into the light.
But in choosing the darkness, you know you are destined to walk alone.”
Colin Bateman, Mystery Man

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