|With many readers brilliancy of style passes for affluence of thought: they mistake buttercups in the grass for immeasurable gold mines under the ground.|
|A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.
– Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
|The most manifest sign of wisdom is a continual cheerfulness; her state is like that of things in the regions above the moon, always clear and serene.|
|Wisdom alone is the true and unalloyed coin for which we ought to exchange all things, for this and with this everything is bought and sold–fortitude, temperance, and justice; in a word, true virtue subsists with wisdom.
|The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.
– William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
|In no field of endeavor is it easier than in the field of foreign affairs to be honestly wrong; in no field is it harder for contemporaries to be certain they can distinguish between wisdom and folly; in no field would it be less practicable to try to insist on infallibility as a mark of fitness for office.|
|Wise were the kings who never chose a friend till with full cups they had unmasked his soul, and seen the bottom of his deepest thoughts.
– Horace (65 BC-8 BC)
|The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
– Isaac Asimov (1920-1992)
|Wise men don’t need to prove their point;|
men who need to prove their point aren’t wise.
The Master has no possessions.
The more he does for others, the happier he is.
The more he gives to others, the wealthier he is.
The Tao nourishes by not forcing.
By not dominating, the Master leads.
– Laozi / Lao-Tzu (604 BC-531 BC)
|The wise are not wise because they make no mistakes. They are wise because they correct their mistakes as soon as they recognize them.
– Orson Scott Card (1951-)
|Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.
|Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.|