Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.
The tears of the world are a constant quality. For each one who begins to weep, somewhere else another stops. The same is true of the laugh.
It is not because the truth is too difficult to see that we make mistakes... we make mistakes because the easiest and most comfortable course for us is to seek insight where it accords with our emotions - especially selfish ones.
Wisdom I know is social. She seeks her fellows. But Beauty is jealous, and illy bears the presence of a rival.
I will give you a definition of a proud man: he is a man who has neither vanity nor wisdom one filled with hatreds cannot be vain, neither can he be wise.
A person who knows how to laugh at himself will never ceased to be amused.
The end of wisdom is to dream high enough to lose the dream in the seeking of it.
The person who knows how to laugh at himself will never cease to be amused.
All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
We were raised in an Italian-American household, although we didn't speak Italian in the house. We were very proud of being Italian, and had Italian music, ate Italian food.
No civilization other than that which is Christian, is worth seeking or possessing.
To know how to grow old is the master work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living.
The spirit becomes free only when it ceases to be a support.
Start with God - the first step in learning is bowing down to God; only fools thumb their noses at such wisdom and learning.
We should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.
With the rain, falls the wisdom of heaven.
As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words.
Do not seek fame. Do not make plans. Do not be absorbed by activities. Do not think that you know. Be aware of all that is and dwell in the infinite. Wander where there is no path. Be all that heaven gave you, but act as though you have received nothing. Be empty, that is all.
He's the most incredible man. He's so generous and kind, and he helps so many people, and, um, he makes me laugh like I've never laughed, and he's a great friend.
Cease to inquire what the future has in store, and take as a gift whatever the day brings forth.
We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.
All human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope.
I didn't come from a trailer park. I grew up middle class and my dad had money and my mom made my lunch. I got a car when I was sixteen. I'm proud of that.
The greatest obstacle to being heroic is the doubt whether one may not be going to prove one's self a fool; the truest heroism is to resist the doubt; and the profoundest wisdom, to know when it ought to be resisted, and when it be obeyed.
Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.