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There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union. The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom, for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives.
Swim upstream. Go the other way. Ignore the conventional wisdom.
Mothers are supposed to listen and, afterward, to respond with some wisdom and perspective, but these things were not my mother's strong suit.
The more I work with the body, keeping my assumptions in a temporary state of reservation, the more I appreciate and sympathize with a given disease. The body no longer appears as a sick or irrational demon, but as a process with its own inner logic and wisdom.
To build a great company, which is a CEO's job, sometimes you have to stand up against conventional wisdom.
In the beginning, Adam was instructed to earn the bread by the sweat of his brow - not Eve. Contrary to conventional wisdom, a mother's place is in the home!
Ezra Taft Benson
Lessons of wisdom have the most power over us when they capture the heart through the groundwork of a story, which engages the passions.
Sciences may be learned by rote, but wisdom not.
I know more about what it's like to be elderly and infirm and kind of stupid, the way you get forgetful, but on the other hand I'm a littler, wiser, dare we say? The word 'wisdom' has kind of faded out of our vocabulary, but yeah, I'm a little wiser.
Kabbalah is all about change. It isn't about being proud of our good qualities: the wisdom is about transforming our darkness into light.
For all my education, accomplishments, and so called 'wisdom'... I can't fathom my own heart.
Who knows for what we live, and struggle, and die? Wise men write many books, in words too hard to understand. But this, the purpose of our lives, the end of all our struggle, is beyond all human wisdom.
Age is a terrible avenger. The lessons of life give you so much to work with, but by the time you've got all this great wisdom, you don't get to be young anymore.
Novels are the Socratic dialogues of our time. Practical wisdom fled from school wisdom into this liberal form.
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
Morality comes with the sad wisdom of age, when the sense of curiosity has withered.
When you get older, you learn certain life lessons. You apply that wisdom, and suddenly you say, 'Hey, I've got a new lease on this thing. So let's go.'
I always want to be a messenger, a person that, you know, that's not afraid to pass on wisdom.
Mary J. Blige
Our experience is composed rather of illusions lost than of wisdom acquired.
No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool. Writers, alas, have to be fools in public, while the rest of the human race can cover its tracks.
Authority without wisdom is like a heavy ax without an edge, fitter to bruise than polish.
Wit and playfulness represent a desperately serious transcendence of evil. Humor is both a form of wisdom and a means of survival.
To know one's self is wisdom, but not to know one's neighbors is genius.
Experiences are savings which a miser puts aside. Wisdom is an inheritance which a wastrel cannot exhaust.
We are shallow because we are 'mayabang,' ego driven, and do not have the humility to understand that we are only human, much too human to mistake knowledge for wisdom.
F. Sionil Jose
Wisdom oft times consists of knowing what to do next.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
C. S. Lewis
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