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Abbahu NULL

When wisdom enters, subtlety comes along.

Wisdom |

Ralph Waldo Trine

There are many who are living far below their possibilities because they are continually handing over their individualities to others. Do you want to be a power in the world? Then be yourself. Be true to the highest wisdom within your soul and then allow yourself to be governed by no customs or conventionalities or arbitrary man-made rules that are not founded on principle.

Character | Man | Power | Soul | Wisdom | World |

Babylonian Talmud

Whose works exceed his wisdom, his wisdom shall endure; whose wisdom exceeds his works, his wisdom shall perish.

Wisdom |

Hermalaus Barbarus, also Ermalao or Hermalao Barbaro

Fortunately wise is he who gains wisdom from another's mishap.

Wisdom | Wise |

J. Beaumont

Extreme old age is childhood; extreme wisdom is ignorance, for so it may be called, since the man whom the oracle pronounced the wisest of men professed that he knew nothing; yea, push a coward to the extreme and he will show courage; oppress a man to the last, and he will rise above oppression.

Age | Childhood | Courage | Extreme | Ignorance | Man | Men | Nothing | Old age | Oppression | Will | Wisdom | Old |

Babylonian Talmud

When a man gives vent to his wrath his wisdom leaves him.

Man | Wisdom |

Francis Lyall "Frank" Birch

The price of wisdom is eternal thought.

Eternal | Price | Thought | Wisdom |

Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton, fully Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, Lord Lytton

It is not wisdom but ignorance that teaches men presumption. Genius may sometimes be arrogant, but nothing is so diffident as knowledge.

Genius | Ignorance | Knowledge | Men | Nothing | Presumption | Wisdom |

William Cullen Bryant

Much has been said of the wisdom of old age. Old age is wise, I grant, for itself, but not wise for the community. It is wise in declining new enterprises, for it has not the power nor the time to execute them; wise in shrinking from difficulty, for it has not the strength to overcome it; wise in avoiding danger, for it lacks the faculty of ready and swift action, by which dangers are parried and converted into advantages. But this is not wisdom for mankind at large, by whom new enterprises must be undertaken, dangers met, and difficulties surmounted.

Action | Age | Danger | Difficulty | Mankind | Old age | Power | Strength | Time | Wisdom | Wise | Old |

Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton, fully Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, Lord Lytton

Books are but waste paper unless we spend in action the wisdom we get from thought.

Action | Books | Thought | Waste | Wisdom |

Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton, fully Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, Lord Lytton

What, after all, is heaven, but a transition from dim guesses and blind struggling with a mysterious and adverse fate to the fullness of all wisdom - from ignorance, in a word, to knowledge, but knowledge of what order?

Fate | Heaven | Ignorance | Knowledge | Order | Wisdom | Fate |

John Caldwell Calhoun

If the government should be taught that the highest wisdom of a state is a wise and masterly inactivity, an invaluable blessing will be conferred.

Government | Inactivity | Will | Wisdom | Wise | Government |

Richard Cecil

It requires as much reflection and wisdom to know what is not to be put into a sermon as what is.

Reflection | Wisdom |

Calvin Coolidge, fully John Calvin Coolidge, Jr.

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. It may not be difficult to store up in the mind a vast quantity of facts within a comparatively short time, but the ability to form judgments requires the severe discipline of hard work and the tempering heat of experience and maturity.

Ability | Discipline | Experience | Knowledge | Mind | Time | Wisdom | Work |

Clarence Shepard Day, Jr.

Will and Wisdom are both mighty leaders. Our times worship Will.

Will | Wisdom | Worship |