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I actually think with age comes some level of wisdom.
( Nina Totenberg )
Knowledge is a process of piling up facts.
Wisdom lies in their simplification.
( Martin Henry Fischer )
You can sometimes judge a person’s mood by the volume of their music.
What could be more lonely than to be enveloped in silence, to be the last of your people to speak your native tongue, to have no way to pass on the wisdom of the elders, to anticipate the promise of the children.
This tragic fate is indeed the plight of someone somewhere roughly every two weeks.
( Wade Davis )
Knowledge is the consequence of time, and multitude of days are fittest to teach wisdom.
( Jeremy Collier )
The best people are those whose hearts are bigger than their egos.
Wisdom sails with wind and time.
( John Florio )
The arts, quite simply, nourish the soul.
They sustain, comfort, inspire.
There is nothing like that exquisite moment when you first discover the beauty of connecting with others in celebration of larger ideals and shared wisdom.
( Gordon Gee )
Just because you don’t agree with me, doesn’t mean I won’t like you.
Books give not wisdom where none was before.
But where some is, their reading makes it more.
( Elizabeth Hardwick )
Government is the only means by which human happiness can be attained.
( Charles Inglis )
Inside my mind there are hundreds of different worlds.
And I don’t feel at home or comfortable in any of them.
We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones.
It doesn’t matter how much wisdom you have.
If you don’t have position, you have nothing.
That’s the tragedy of India.
( Rahul Gandhi )
If the highest things are unknowable, then the highest capacity or virtue of man cannot be theoretical wisdom.
( Leo Strauss )
I tell certain people I’m busy just so they will leave me alone so I don’t have to ignore them.
Global security can be formed or threatened by heads of state whose wisdom, folly and obsessions shape global events.
But often it is the security practitioners, those rarely in the headlines but whose craft and energy quietly break new ground, who keep us safe or put us in peril.
( Michael Hayden )
And it is no less true, that personal security and private property rest entirely upon the wisdom, the stability, and the integrity of the courts of justice.
( Joseph Story )
Never try to mess up someone’s life with a lie when yours can be destroyed with the truth.
If we have any evidence that the wisdom which formed the plan is in the man, we have the very same evidence that the power which executed it is in him also.
( Thomas Reid )
As an instrument for practical action, law is responsive to the wisdom of its time, which may be wrong, but it carries forward, sometimes in opposition to this wisdom or passion, a memory of received values.
( Edward Levi )
The one thing we can never live without is hope.
What evolution tells us is that we are part of a grand, dynamic, and ever-changing fabric of life that covers our planet.
Even to a person of faith, in fact especially to a person of faith, an understanding of the evolutionary process should only deepen their appreciation of the scope and wisdom of the creator’s work.
( Kenneth R. Miller )
Now it is time to turn to an older wisdom that, while respecting material comfort and security as a basic right of all, also recognises that many of the most valuable things in life cannot be measured.
( Michael D. Higgins )
Why do we only ‘Rest in peace’?
Why don’t we live in peace too?
That which we expect of life is indeed all that it ever can be.
( Richard Paul Evans )
Home is where somebody notices when you are no longer there.
( Aleksandar Hemon )
Life is often a battlefield, and our most important weapons are compassion and kindness.
One of the tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living.
We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon, instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.
( Dale Carnegie )
Even the sky must weep sometimes, or the roses would never bloom.
( Kellie Elmore )
Is there any other reason or purpose for why we are here than to find out the truth?
The best anyone can hope for is the right to be able to Live, Learn, Love then Leave.
After that, reap the benefits of their own chosen existence in the hereafter by virtue of simply believing in what they believe.
As for here, it took me a while but this progression helped me with my life.
I like myself, I Love myself, I am myself.
( Stanley Victor Paskavich )
Man must obtain his knowledge and choose his actions by a process of thinking, which nature will not force him to perform.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer.
And that is the way he has acted through most of history.
( Ayn Rand )
Never give up on what you really want to do.
The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts.
( H. Jackson Brown Jr. )
It is lovely to meet an old person whose face is deeply lined, a face that has been deeply inhabited, to look in the eyes and find light there.
( John O’Donohue )
This is not the end, this is not even the beginning of the end, this is just perhaps the end of the beginning.
( Winston Churchill )
I felt the taste of mortality in my mouth, and at that moment I understood that I was not going to live forever.
It takes a long time to learn that, but when you finally do, everything changes inside you, you can never be the same again.
I was seventeen years old, and all of a sudden, without the slightest flicker of a doubt, I understood that my life was my own, that it belonged to me and no one else.
( Paul Auster )
When humans were young, they were pushed around in strollers.
When they were old, they were pushed around in wheelchairs.
In between, they were just pushed around.
( Tom Robbins )
Before I die I want to fight for life.
( Paulo Coelho )
Love is our true destiny.
We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone.
We find it with another.
( Thomas Merton )
Distance yourself from those who bring you down or make you feel bad about yourself.
Don’t have them in your life.
( R.S.Hutchison )
Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to the praise that deceives them.
No matter what happens time will pass and things will never come back.
Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier.
( Albert Schweitzer )
Time makes fossils of us all.
Our grandchildren will be squirming at the things we do and the things we say today.
( R.S.Hutchison )
Don’t bother reserving a space in your heart for someone who doesn’t make an effort to stay.
Sometimes the most difficult choice we will ever have to make is whether we should move on, or hold on a little longer.
( Rose Winfold )
The last great bad boy.
A lone, shining beacon in the dark night of political correctness.
( Obituary, Oliver Reed, 1938-1999 )
Others don’t know what we really need.
Don’t let anyone deflect you from the path you have chosen.
( R.S.Hutchison )
To change your future you may have to change your decisions today.
( Dion Felsrow )
One of the best feelings we have is when we know we are appreciated by someone.
We often forget the things we should remember.
And remember the things we should forget.
( R.S.Hutchison )
The only normal people are the ones you don’t know very well.
( Alfred Adler )
Life is about not knowing.
Having to change.
Taking a moment and making the best of it without knowing what’s going to happen next.
We cast away priceless time in dreams, born of imagination, fed upon illusion, and put to death by reality.
( Judy Garland )
It’s always better to be hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie.
We all need to accept that life is not perfect.
That people are not perfect.
And that there are many things in the world that disappoint us.
If we listen to silence we can sometimes find the truth of who we are and why we are here.
( Eileen Hutchison, 1926-2008 )
Our will and our faith can break any barriers that fear can construct.
( Rose Winfold )
The first step of any journey must be taken with daring in your heart.
Don’t let fear clog your arteries.
( T.S. Welti )
Stop living the life others want you to live.
They have their own life anyway.
( Lolalola )
A smile is the same as sunshine.
It banishes winter from the human countenance.
( Victor Hugo )