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.
I am not one who was born in the custody of wisdom; I am one who is fond of olden times and intense in quest of the sacred knowing of the ancients.
If thou art able, O stranger, to find out all these things and gather them together in your mind, giving all the relations,thou shalt depart crowned with glory and knowing that thou hast been adjudged perfect in this species of wisdom.
'Know thyself' is a good saying, but not in all situations. In many it is better to say 'know others.'
Know thyself. Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.
To know others is wisdom, to know oneself is enlightenment.
Wisdom I know is social. She seeks her fellows. But Beauty is jealous, and illy bears the presence of a rival.
After the knowledge of, and obedience to, the will of God, the next aim must be to know something of His attributes of wisdom, power, and goodness as evidenced by His handiwork.
Know thyself. A maxim as pernicious as it is ugly. Whoever studies himself arrest his own development. A caterpillar who seeks to know himself would never become a butterfly.
I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled poets to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean.
Know thyself? If I knew myself I would run away.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
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.
I don't know any of us who are in relationships that are totally honest - it doesn't exist.
Most awards, you know, they don't give you unless you go and get them - did you know that? Terribly discouraging.
Even for the most difficult scenes, and there are difficult scenes in the film, and because Michael Haneke is such a great film-maker - I think a great film-maker is not only being inspired, but how to do it, how to make it as real as possible, knowing that it's not real.
Fortunately we've been shooting in North Carolina which means we're not in LA where you can hear people talking about you and you know so much about what's going on in the business.
For me, I have to say that I like to work a lot too, but I like not working better. The perfect scenario is when you just worked and you know something's coming up, then you have four, five, six months off. But you know you're going to have a job later.
Memory is the mother of all wisdom.
Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone.
The level of detail and craft is something that's inscribed within the original design concept. And so when I begin to draw, I know what kind of detailing I want the building to have.
More helpful than all wisdom is one draught of simple human pity that will not forsake us.
The most interesting information comes from children, for they tell all they know and then stop.
I know that I have lived because I have felt, and, feeling giving me the knowledge of my existence, I know likewise that I shall exist no more when I shall have ceased to feel.
Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how. The moment you know how, you begin to die a little.