September 22, 2016

Wisdom Quotes

“Resistance, however, is useless.” – A. E. van Vogt
“If I believe the same things today I did yesterday I’ve learned nothing.” – A. E. van Vogt
“When all else fails, complicate matters.” – Aaron Allston
“Understand that legal and illegal are political, and often arbitrary, categorizations; use and abuse are medical, or clinical, distinctions.” – Abbie Hoffman
“He that has many friends, has no friends.” – Aesop
“A man provided with paper, pencil, and rubber, and subject to strict discipline, is in effect a universal machine.” – Alan Turing
“To be happy we must not be too concerned with others.” – Albert Camus
“Words are good servants but bad masters.” – Aldous Huxley
“Facts are ventriloquists’ dummies. Sitting on a wise man’s knee they may be made to utter words of wisdom; elsewhere, they say nothing, or talk nonsense, or indulge in sheer diabolism.” – Aldous Huxley
“To be able to imagine the ohter, and the experience of the other was what wisdome was all about; but nobody talked about wisdom very much anymore, nor virtue perhaps because wisdom was nto appreciated in a world of glitz and effect.” – Alexander Mccall Smith
“All human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope.” – Alexandre Dumas
“The wisdom of women comes to them by inspiration, their folly by meditation.” – Alexandre Dumas
“But the strange thing about anger is that it is like fire; the more you feed it, the more it grows. It takes a lot of wisdom to know when to let anger go.” – Amish Tripathi
“Nobody before the Pythagorean had thought that mathematical relations held the secret of the universe. Twenty-five centuries later, Europe is still blessed and cursed with their heritage. To non-European civilizations, the idea that numbers are the key to both wisdom and power, seems never to have occurred.” – Arthur Koestler
“Isaac Newton had discovered that for every action there is an opposite reaction. Popular wisdom declared that every dark cloud has a silver lining.” – Ben Bova
“Fortune, thou hadst no deity, if men Had wisdom.” – Ben Jonson
“The two chief things that give a man reputation in counsel, are the opinion of his honesty, and the opinion of his wisdom; the authority of those two will persuade.” – Ben Jonson
“Healthy people have healthy boundaries. Unhealthy people, well, let’s not get into that. It’s like this: some people have walls which means they let no one in. This equals unhealthy. Some people let everyone in and let themselves be stepped all over. This equals unhealthy.” – Benjamin Alire Sáenz
“Honest men make unconvincing liars,’ I lied convincingly.” – Charles Beaumont
“Wisdom never comes to those who believe they have nothing left to learn.” – Charles de Lint
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