Brevity is the best recommendation of speech, whether in a senator or an orator.
Much wisdom often goes with fewest words.
Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech.
Jump out the window if you are the object of passion. Flee it if you feel it. Passion goes, boredom remains.
There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart.
It's a funny thing that when a man hasn't anything on earth to worry about, he goes off and gets married.
The crowd, still shouting, gives way before us. We plough our way through. Women hold their aprons over their faces and go stumbling away. A roar of fury goes up. A wounded man is being carried off.
Sex and beauty are inseparable, like life and consciousness. And the intelligence which goes with sex and beauty, and arises out of sex and beauty, is intuition.
It is good even for old men to learn wisdom.
All human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope.
No realistic, sane person goes around Chicago without protection.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
The most effective way to live is as a warrior. A warrior may worry and think before making any decision, but once he makes it, he goes his way, free from worries or thoughts; there will be a million other decisions still awaiting him. That's the warrior's way.
There is something in the unselfish and self-sacrificing love of a brute, which goes directly to the heart of him who has had frequent occasion to test the paltry friendship and gossamer fidelity of mere Man.
When an archer is shooting for nothing, he has all his skill. If he shoots for a brass buckle, he is already nervous. If he shoots for a prize of gold, he goes blind or sees two targets - He is out of his mind! His skill has not changed. But the prize divides him. He cares. He thinks more of winning than of shooting- And the need to win drains him of power.
It's the journey of self, I guess. You start with this kind of loner, outside guy, which a lot of people can relate to, and he goes out into the world.
Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom.
More helpful than all wisdom is one draught of simple human pity that will not forsake us.
Wisdom is a sacred communion.
When the weather changes, nobody believes the laws of physics have changed. Similarly, I don't believe that when the stock market goes into terrible gyrations its rules have changed.
Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.
And as the Divine that goes forth from the Lord is the good of love and the truth of faith, the angels are angels and are heaven in the measure in which they receive good and truth from the Lord.
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.
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.
We're all with Friends until Friends dies. If one of us goes, we all go. One of us wouldn't leave. It wouldn't be the show it is without each of us.