Quotations About
wisdom

Focus, discipline, hard work, goal setting and, of course, the thrill of finally achieving your goals. These are all lessons in life.

As reported in The Huffington Post, July 27 2012
Posted in: Kristi Yamaguchi

Wisdom does not come by instinct, but will be found when diligently sought for; seek her, she will be a friend that will never fail you.

Letter to Mr. Lane, on the Duties of a young officer, London, November 7, 1787

Sully: Hang in there.
Toby: Hang in there? That’s the sum of your wisdom on the subject?
Sully: That’s the sum of my wisdom on most subjects.

Posted in: Nobody's Fool

At some point in life the world’s beauty becomes enough. You don’t need to photograph, paint or even remember it. It is enough. No record of it needs to be kept and you don’t need someone to share it with or tell it to. When that happens — that letting go — you let go because you can.

Tar Baby (1981)
Posted in: Toni Morrison

There is a trade off – as you grow older you gain wisdom but you lose spontaneity.

Keep Christmas With You (TV Special - 1992)
Posted in: Kenny Rogers

So be wise, because the world needs more wisdom, and if you cannot be wise, pretend to be someone who is wise, and then just behave like they would.

Address to the University of the Arts Class of 2012
Posted in: Neil Gaiman

To attain knowledge, add things every day. To attain wisdom, remove things every day.

Posted in: Tao Te Ching

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

Posted in: Aristotle

When I was young I was called a rugged individualist. When I was in my fifties I was considered eccentric. Here I am doing and saying the same things I did then and I’m labeled senile.

Just you and me Kid (1979)
Posted in: George Burns