JULY 2011


A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. - Nelson Mandela

A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew. - Herb Caen

A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom. - Robert Frost

A prudent question is one-half of wisdom. - Francis Bacon

A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation. - Moliere

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man. - Henry David Thoreau

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest. - Confucius

Cleverness is not wisdom. - Euripides

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment. - Jim Rohn Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit. - Elbert Hubbard

Few of the many wise apothegms which have been uttered have prevented a single foolish action. -Thomas B. Macaulay

From the errors of others, a wise man corrects his own. - Publilius Syrus

Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world. - Archimedes

Good nature is worth more than knowledge, more than money, more than honor, to the persons who possess it. - Henry Ward Beecher

He dares to be a fool, and that is the first step in the direction of wisdom. - James Huneker

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

He who lives by the crystal ball soon learns to eat ground glass. - Edgar R. Fiedler

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom. -Thomas Jefferson

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart. - Nelson Mandela

If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it. - Michael Jordan

Ignorant men raise questions that wise men answered a thousand years ago. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. -John Muir

Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another. - Juvenal

It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things. -Henry David Thoreau

It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it. - John Steinbeck

It is astonishing with how little wisdom mankind can be governed, when that little wisdom is its own. - William Ralph Inge

It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them. - Epictetus

It is the neglect of timely repair that makes rebuilding necessary. - Richard Whately

It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf. - Walter Lippmann

It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see. - Thoreau

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. - Alfred Lord Tennyson

Learning sleeps and snores in libraries, but wisdom is everywhere, wide awake, on tiptoe. -Josh Billings

Life is a travelling to the edge of knowledge, then a leap taken. - David Herbert Lawrence

Memory is the mother of all wisdom. - Aeschylus

Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time. - Theodore Roosevelt

No man was ever wise by chance. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. - Albert Einstein

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