When I can look life in the eyes, grown calm and very coldly wise, life will have given me the truth, and taken in exchange - my youth.
Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.
Of prosperity mortals can never have enough.
He who devotes sixteen hours a day to hard study may become at sixty as wise as he thought himself at twenty.
Mary Wilson Little
The truest wisdom is a resolute determination.
What is man's ultimate direction in life? It is to look for love, truth, virtue, and beauty.
Wise men make more opportunities than they find.
Some folks are wise and some are otherwise.
You can't sweep other people off their feet, if you can't be swept off your own.
Tis but a part we see, and not a whole.
It is much more difficult to measure nonperformance than performance.
Harold S. Geneen
Counsel woven into the fabric of real life is wisdom.
Life is a travelling to the edge of knowledge, then a leap taken.
David Herbert Lawrence
Public opinion is no more than this: what people think that other people think.
In action a great heart is the chief qualification. In work, a great head.
You must accept responsibility for your actions, but not the credit for your achievements.
The end of wisdom is to dream high enough to lose the dream in the seeking of it.
People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.
It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.
Arthur Conan Doyle
Self-suggestion makes you master of yourself.
W. Clement Stone
It is the neglect of timely repair that makes rebuilding necessary.
Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation.
Robert H. Schuller
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Wise kings generally have wise counselors; and he must be a wise man himself who is capable of distinguishing one.
The wisdom of the wise is an uncommon degree of common sense.
Rarely promise, but, if lawful, constantly perform.
Wisdom is the quality that keeps you from getting into situations where you need it.
Wisdom begins at the end.
Perspective is worth 80 IQ points.
Few of the many wise apothegms which have been uttered have prevented a single foolish action.
Thomas B. Macaulay
The difference between chirping out of turn and a faux pas depends on what kind of a bar you're in.
It is astonishing with how little wisdom mankind can be governed, when that little wisdom is its own.
William Ralph Inge
The future has already arrived. It's just not evenly distributed yet.
Wisdom is always an overmatch for strength.
Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.
David Starr Jordan
If you believe the doctors, nothing is wholesome; if you believe the theologians, nothing is innocent; if you believe the military, nothing is safe.
The opportunity for brotherhood presents itself every time you meet a human being.
Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.
The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
Virtues are acquired through endeavor, which rests wholly upon yourself.
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