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  • The wise stand out because they see themselves as part of the Whole. They shine because they don't want to impress. They achieve great things because they don't look for recognition. Their wisdom is contained in what they are, not their opinions. They refuse to argue, so no-one argues with them.

  • It is the institutions of society, not parental genes, that bestow the blessings of ownership of productive capital.

  • Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it.

    Funny   Wisdom   Country  
  • You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough.

    William Blake, Michael Mason (1998). “Selected Poetry”, p.77, Oxford University Press, USA
  • The Holy Spirit is the most perfect gift of the Father to men, and yet He is the one gift which the Father gives most easily.

    Wisdom   Father   Men  
    Thomas Merton (2005). “No Man is an Island”, p.189, Shambhala Publications
  • Robin [Williams] was a world treasure. As we mourn his tragic death, we must remember him for the great waves of laughter that he was able to illicit from us, how his humor and insights - though they came from a place of pain and uncertainty - connected us and reminded us of how flawed and fragile...how human we are. How we are capable of moments of inspired transcendence and others of unspeakable despair.

  • Do you think that civilization advances because of things written in books? Not a bit of what is written in books ever got there until after the thought of it happened in someone's mind. Someone first had to collect it from space, or recollect it from its electrical pattern to which he (or she) had been attuned. The book is but a record of what has already happened.

    Wisdom   Book   Thinking  
  • A tree, freshly rooted, may be pulled up by one man on his own. Give it time, and it will not be moved, even with a crane

    Wisdom   Islamic   Men  
  • I complained to Waki' about the weakness of my memorisation, So he instructed me to abandon disobedience; He informed me that knowledge is a light, And the light of Allah is not given to a sinner.

    Wisdom   Islamic   Light  
  • Anger and hatred are the real enemies that we must confront and defeat, not the 'enemies' who appear from time to time in our lives.

    Life   Spiritual   Wisdom  
    Dalai Lama, Sofia Stril-Rever (2010). “My Spiritual Journey”, p.28, Harper Collins
  • Do not plan for ventures before finishing what's at hand.

    Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides (1959). “Euripides”
  • A person is wise who does not only know what is right and wrong, but also he knows very well his own power not to do something wrong. He just does not do it. Wisdom is a complete power within ourselves by which we try nothing. It just spontaneously works through us and we do things which are proper and right.

    Love   Wise   Wisdom  
  • He that would be superior to external influences must first become superior to his own passions.

    Samuel Johnson (1825). “The works of Samuel Johnson [ed. by F.P. Walesby].”, p.304
  • In this time of national crises...per haps we would do well to spend a few minutes in considering projects which grace and embellish the earth, instead of shaking it.

    Wisdom   Grace   Earth  
  • He is like a man using a candle to look for the sun

    Spiritual   Wisdom   Men  
  • It is more important to know where you are going than to get there quickly. Do not mistake activity for achievement. Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs, therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity or undue depression in adversity.

  • Power and those in control concede nothing ... without a demand. Hey never have and never will... Each and every one of us must keep demanding, must keep fighting, must keep thundering, must keep plowing, must keep on keeping things struggling, must speak out and speak up until justice is served because where there is no justice there is no peace.

  • We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.

    Wisdom   Giving   Advice  
  • Love sometimes wants to do us a great favor: hold us upside down and shake all the nonsense out.

  • For each one of us, there is only one thing necessary: to fulfill our own destiny, according to God's will, to be what God wants us to be.

    Wisdom   Destiny   Want  
    Thomas Merton (2005). “No Man is an Island”, p.138, Shambhala Publications
  • A man who loses his money gains, at the least, experience, and sometimes, something better.

    Wisdom   Men   Gains  
  • You should be able to use your intellect and not to be dominated by your intellect.

    Love   Wisdom   Yoga  
  • Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.

    Life   Strength   Wisdom  
  • Remember that ofttimes the wisdom of God appears as foolishness to men, but the greatest single lesson we can learn in mortality is that when God speaks and a man obeys, that man will always be right.

    Wisdom   Learning   Men  
    FaceBook post by Thomas S Monson from Jul 07, 2014
  • The power of perpetuating our property in our families is one of the most valuable and interesting circumstances belonging to it, and that which tends the most to the perpetuation of society itself.

    Edmund Burke (2014). “Revolutionary Writings: Reflections on the Revolution in France and the First Letter on a Regicide Peace”, p.52, Cambridge University Press
  • Wise people are foolish if they cannot adapt to foolish people.

    Funny   Wise   Wisdom  
  • Personalism's insistence that only personality-finite and infinite-is ultimately real strengthened me in two convictions: it gave me metaphysical and philosophical grounding for the idea of a personal God, and it gave me a metaphysical basis for the dignity and worth of all human personality.

    Martin Luther King (Jr.), Alex Ayres (1993). “The Wisdom of Martin Luther King, Jr”, Plume
  • Seeing much, suffering much, and studying much, are the three pillars of learning.

  • Science is always discovering odd scraps of magical wisdom and making a tremendous fuss about its cleverness.

    Wisdom   Science   Magic  
    "Biography/ Personal Quotes". www.imdb.com.
  • In garden arrangement, as in all other kinds of decorative work, one has not only to acquire a knowledge of what to do, but also to gain some wisdom in perceiving what it is well to let alone.

    Wisdom   Art   Knowledge  
    Gertrude Jekyll (1913). “Wall and Water Gardens: With Chapters on the Rock-garden and the Heath-garden”
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