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The common belief is that religion is always opposed to material good. 'One cannot act religiously in mercantile and such other matters. There is no place for religion in such pursuits; religion is only for attainment of salvation,' we hear many worldly-wise people say. In my opinion the author of the Gita has dispelled this delusion. He has drawn no line of demarcation between salvation and worldly pursuits. On the contrary he has shown that religion must rule even our worldly pursuits. I have felt that the Gita teaches us that what cannot be followed in day-today practice cannot be called religion. Thus, according to the Gita, all acts that are incapable of being performed without attachment are taboo. This golden rule saves mankind from many a pitfall. According to this interpretation murder, lying, dissoluteness and the like must be regarded as sinful and therefore taboo. Man's life then becomes simple, and from that simpleness springs peace.Mahatma Gandhi Be A Wise Man Sayings By Mahatma Gandhi: The common belief is that religion is always opposed to material good. 'One cannot act
A wise man is closer to God than a fool will ever be to himself.Matshona Dhliwayo Be A Wise Man Sayings By Matshona Dhliwayo: A wise man is closer to God than a fool will ever be to himself.
Evolution does not attempt to explain the origin of life. It is simply a history of the process of life. With the secret cause of life evolution has nothing to do. A man, therefore, may be a materialistic evolutionist or a theistic evolutionist; that is, he may believe that the cause is some single unintelligent impersonal force, or he may believe that the cause is a wise and beneficent God.Lyman Abbott Be A Wise Man Sayings By Lyman Abbott: Evolution does not attempt to explain the origin of life. It is simply a history
I can't even begin to describe how I miss him. He always supported me in everything I did. He was a very wise man and I realised at an early age I could learn a lot from him. He always gave me the right answer. But above all he was a very easy-going guy and all he wanted was to be my best friend. I'm an only child and so he shared everything with me. Of course he was very young to die and I was very young to lose a father. But there was nothing left unsaid between us.Dhani Harrison Be A Wise Man Sayings By Dhani Harrison: I can't even begin to describe how I miss him. He always supported me in
Though a man be wise it is no shame for him to live and learn.Sophocles Be A Wise Man Sayings By Sophocles: Though a man be wise it is no shame for him to live and learn.
A practical rule: a man which is wise in one area may be silly in others.Albert Camus Be A Wise Man Sayings By Albert Camus: A practical rule: a man which is wise in one area may be silly in
Pierre Trudeau was too much of a professional politician to be described as a good man, nor, it can be argued despite much pubilicity to the contrary, was he a particularly clever or even wise one. But he was a great man, perhaps the gratest Canada has produced in this century.Peter Brimelow Be A Wise Man Sayings By Peter Brimelow: Pierre Trudeau was too much of a professional politician to be described as a good
Whoever chafes at the conditions dealt by fate is unskilled in the art of life; whoever bears with them nobly and makes wise use of the results is a man who deserves to be considered good.Epictetus Be A Wise Man Sayings By Epictetus: Whoever chafes at the conditions dealt by fate is unskilled in the art of life;
A wise man once said that the best definition of insanity was performing the same action over and over again, expecting different results."
Father Peter stopped smiling. "The same could be said of you. What makes you so sure you're right? And so sure I'm wrong?"
"The difference is that I made a mistake once, out of ignorance," Tim said. "Everything I've done since then has been to try to make amends."
"To earn forgiveness."
"To protect the innocents." Tim smiled, "And yes, to earn forgiveness.
Robert J. Wiersema Be A Wise Man Sayings By Robert J. Wiersema: A wise man once said that the best definition of insanity was performing the same
Let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance. (Proverbs 1:5, NIV) The way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man listens to advice. (Proverbs 12:15, NIV) Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed. (Proverbs 15:22, NIV) Listen to advice and accept instruction, and in the end you will be wise. (Proverbs 19:20, NIV)Andy Stanley Be A Wise Man Sayings By Andy Stanley: Let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance.
The tension between religion and science is an old problem. In the fourth century, Christians and scientists were deadlocked over the matter of the earth's shape. Saint Augustine, a wise man who knew the difference between the outer life and the inner life, wrote: 'What concern is it of mine whether heaven is like a sphere and the earth is enclosed by it and suspended in the middle of the universe, or whether heaven like a disk above the earth covers it over on one side? These facts would be of no avail for my salvation.' Augustine attached little importance to science and left it alone. If a reading of the Bible conflicted with a scientific view that was certain truth, he humbly admitted that he had interpreted the Bible erroneously. He could afford to be humble, for in his inmost convictions he looked upon science the way a master looks upon his pet, as a creature with intelligence but lacking in higher understanding, and something irrelevant to the search for meaning in life.Ronald W. Dworkin Be A Wise Man Sayings By Ronald W. Dworkin: The tension between religion and science is an old problem. In the fourth century, Christians
The wise man will not pardon any crime that ought to be punished, but he will accomplish, in a nobler way, all that is sought in pardoning. He will spare some and watch over some, because of their youth, and others on account of their ignorance. His clemency will not fall short of justice, but will fulfill it perfectly.Seneca The Younger Be A Wise Man Sayings By Seneca The Younger: The wise man will not pardon any crime that ought to be punished, but he
The wise man has struggled to find You in his wisdom, and he has failed. The just man has striven to grasp You in his own justice, and he has gone astray.
But the sinner, suddenly struck by the lightning of mercy that ought to have been justice, falls down in adoration of Your holiness: for he had seen what kings desired to see and never saw, what prophets foretold and never gazed upon, what the men of ancient times grew weary of expecting when they died. He has seen that Your love is so infinitely good that it cannot be the object of a human bargain.
Thomas Merton Be A Wise Man Sayings By Thomas Merton: The wise man has struggled to find You in his wisdom, and he has failed.
A really wise man is feminine, receptive, passive. That's why Buddha looks so feminine. That quality of passiveness, that quality of receptivity ... He is just a receptacle. He reflects life: he allows life to reflect in him, to be reflected through him. He sings the song that existence wants to sing through him. He has no ideas of his own; he does not hinder.Rajneesh Be A Wise Man Sayings By Rajneesh: A really wise man is feminine, receptive, passive. That's why Buddha looks so feminine. That
The wise man then followed a simple way of life-which is hardly surprising when you consider how even in this modern age he seeks to be as little encumbered as he possibly can.Seneca The Younger Be A Wise Man Sayings By Seneca The Younger: The wise man then followed a simple way of life-which is hardly surprising when you
We can always be human
Meeting each day a wise new man
But the Animal Kingdom to which we belong
Animals we are; this truth can't be wrong.
Munia Khan Be A Wise Man Sayings By Munia Khan: We can always be humanMeeting each day a wise new manBut the Animal Kingdom to
A wise man once said that any human being is capable of infinite achievement, so long as it's not the work they're supposed to be doing.K.J. Parker Be A Wise Man Sayings By K.J. Parker: A wise man once said that any human being is capable of infinite achievement, so
You must hasten to oppose pernicious pride of mind, before it penetrates into the marrow of your bones. Resist it, curb the quickness of your mind and humbly subject your opinion to the opinions of others. Be a fool for the love of God, if you wish to be wiser than Solomon: 'If any man among you seem to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise' (I Cor. 3:18).Lorenzo Scupoli Be A Wise Man Sayings By Lorenzo Scupoli: You must hasten to oppose pernicious pride of mind, before it penetrates into the marrow
The power of attaching an interest to the most trifling or painful pursuits, in which our whole attention and faculties are engaged, is one of the greatest happinesses of our nature. The common soldier mounts the breach with joy; the miser deliberately starves himself to death; the mathematician sets about extracting the cube-root with a feeling of enthusiasm; and the lawyer sheds tears of admiration over "Coke upon Littleton." It is the same through life. He who is not in some measure a pedant, though he maybe wise, cannot be a very happy man.William Hazlitt Be A Wise Man Sayings By William Hazlitt: The power of attaching an interest to the most trifling or painful pursuits, in which
It is true that wealth won't make a man virtuous, but I notice there ain't anybody who wants to be poor just for the purpose of being good.Josh Billings Be A Wise Man Sayings By Josh Billings: It is true that wealth won't make a man virtuous, but I notice there ain't
For there is no virtue, the honour and credit for which procures a man more odium than that of justice; and this, because more than any other, it acquires a man power and authority among the common people. For they only honour the valiant and admire the wise, while in addition they also love just men, and put entire trust and confidence in them. They fear the bold man, and mistrust the clever man, and moreover think them rather beholding to their natural complexion, than to any goodness of their will, for these excellences; they look upon valour as a certain natural strength of the mind, and wisdom as a constitutional acuteness; whereas a man has it in his power to be just, if he have but the will to be so, and therefore injustice is thought the most dishonourable, because it is least excusable.Plutarch Be A Wise Man Sayings By Plutarch: For there is no virtue, the honour and credit for which procures a man more
Damn," Crystal sputtered, looking up from the dictionary in disbelief. "Oenophlygia: the state of being dunk. It really is a word".
Johnny gloated unabashedly. "Just wouldn't listen, would you? Just couldn't stand that I might be way ahead of the game. Word to the wise," he added with a superior smirk. "Don't mess with a man of my experience in that arena.
Cindy Gerard Be A Wise Man Sayings By Cindy Gerard: Damn," Crystal sputtered, looking up from the dictionary in disbelief. "Oenophlygia: the state of being
The secret of wisdom is to be overly curious, like a cat--to take the time to look closely, to use all your senses to see and to touch and to taste and to smell and to hear, and to die because you were overly curious. To keep on wondering...about the afterlife. That is our only mission. Only one. If we don't wonder, then we will never, ever be curious. Then, if like the cat, you wondered too far...you simply no longer will have to ever wonder again. Your mission will be fulfilled. All because of curiosity.

--from The Wise-ass Man who butchered Eve Merriam's wisdom...and Her Secret
Stan Sudan Be A Wise Man Sayings By Stan Sudan: The secret of wisdom is to be overly curious, like a cat--to take the time
A wise man will not leave the right to the mercy of chance, nor wish it to prevail through the power of the majority. There is but little virtue in the action of masses of men. When the majority shall at length vote for the abolition of slavery, it will be because they are indifferent to slavery, or because there is but little slavery left to be abolished by their vote. They will then be the only slaves. Only his vote can hasten the abolition of slavery who asserts his own freedom by his vote.Henry David Thoreau Be A Wise Man Sayings By Henry David Thoreau: A wise man will not leave the right to the mercy of chance, nor wish
True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.Seneca. Be A Wise Man Sayings By Seneca.: True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to
Does a man speak foolishly?
suffer him gladly, for you are wise. Does he speak erroneously?
stop such a man's mouth with sound words that cannot be gainsaid. Does he speak truly?
rejoice in the truth.
Oliver Cromwell Be A Wise Man Sayings By Oliver Cromwell: Does a man speak foolishly?suffer him gladly, for you are wise. Does he speak erroneously?stop
Work for god, love god alone, and be wise with god. When an ordinary man puts the necessary rime and enthusiasm into meditation and prayer, he becomes a divine man.Paramahansa Yogananda Be A Wise Man Sayings By Paramahansa Yogananda: Work for god, love god alone, and be wise with god. When an ordinary man
The whole character and fortune of the individual are affected by the least inequalities in the culture of the understanding; for example, in the perception of differences. Therefore is Space, and therefore Time, that man may know that things are not huddled and lumped, but sundered and individual. A bell and a plough have each their use, and neither can do the office of the other. Water is good to drink, coal to burn, wool to wear; but wool cannot be drunk, nor water spun, nor coal eaten. The wise man shows his wisdom in separation, in gradation, and his scale of creatures and of merits is as wide as nature. The foolish have no range in their scale, but suppose every man is as every other man. What is not good they call the worst, and what is not hateful, they call the best.Ralph Waldo Emerson Be A Wise Man Sayings By Ralph Waldo Emerson: The whole character and fortune of the individual are affected by the least inequalities in
The man who has never made a fool of himself in love will never be wise in love.Theodor Reik Be A Wise Man Sayings By Theodor Reik: The man who has never made a fool of himself in love will never be
A man must fortify himself and understand that a wise man who yields to laziness or anger or passion or love of drink, or who commits any other action prompted by impulse and inopportune, will probably find his fault condoned; but if he stoops to greed, he will not be pardoned, but render himself odious as a combination of all vices at once.Apollonius Of Tyana Be A Wise Man Sayings By Apollonius Of Tyana: A man must fortify himself and understand that a wise man who yields to laziness
A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.Moliere Be A Wise Man Sayings By Moliere: A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and
I know a wise Buddhist monk who, in a speech to his fellow countrymen, once said he'd love to know why someone who boasts that he is the cleverest, the strongest, the bravest or the most gifted man on earth is thought ridiculous and embarrassing, whereas if, instead of 'I', he says, 'we are the most intelligent, the strongest, the bravest and the most gifted people on earth', his fellow countrymen applaud enthusiastically and call him a patriot. For there is nothing patriotic about it. One can be attached to one's own country without needing to insist that the rest of the world's inhabitants are worthless. But as more and more people were taken in by this sort of nonsense, the menace to peace grew greater.E.H. Gombrich Be A Wise Man Sayings By E.H. Gombrich: I know a wise Buddhist monk who, in a speech to his fellow countrymen, once
Who can be wise, amazed, temp'rate, and furious,
Loyal and neutral, in a moment? No man.
William Shakespeare Be A Wise Man Sayings By William Shakespeare: Who can be wise, amazed, temp'rate, and furious,Loyal and neutral, in a moment? No man.
More often than not, in order to find truth, a wise man must suffer the ravings of the insane. There is no undiscovered truth to be found in the minds of the reasonable and rational.Derek R. Audette Be A Wise Man Sayings By Derek R. Audette: More often than not, in order to find truth, a wise man must suffer the
The art of being agreeable frequently miscarries through the ambition which accompanies it. Wit, learning, wisdom,
what can more effectually conduce to the profit and delight of society? Yet I am sensible that a man may be too invariably wise, learned, or witty to be agreeable; and I take the reason of this to be, that pleasure cannot be bestowed by the simple and unmixed exertion of any one faculty or accomplishment.
Richard Cumberland Be A Wise Man Sayings By Richard Cumberland: The art of being agreeable frequently miscarries through the ambition which accompanies it. Wit, learning,
He therefore is the truest friend to the liberty of his country who tries most to promote its virtue, and who, so far as his power and influence extend, will not suffer a man to be chosen into any office of power and trust who is not a wise and virtuous man ...Samuel Adams Be A Wise Man Sayings By Samuel Adams: He therefore is the truest friend to the liberty of his country who tries most
A wise man will see to it that his acts always seem voluntary and not done by compulsion, however much he may be compelled by necessity.Niccolo Machiavelli Be A Wise Man Sayings By Niccolo Machiavelli: A wise man will see to it that his acts always seem voluntary and not
Whether religion be true or false, it must be necessarily granted to be the only wise principle and safe hypothesis for a man to live and die by.John Tillotson Be A Wise Man Sayings By John Tillotson: Whether religion be true or false, it must be necessarily granted to be the only
He that resigns his peace to little casualties, and suffers the course of his life to be interrupted for fortuitous inadvertencies or offences, delivers up himself to the direction of the wind, and loses all that constancy and equanimity which constitutes the chief praise of a wise man.Samuel Johnson Be A Wise Man Sayings By Samuel Johnson: He that resigns his peace to little casualties, and suffers the course of his life
I am just another blind man. I do not get the whole picture of what transpires in all places. I am blind and limited. I would be a fool to think myself wise. And so, not knowing what the universe means, I can only try to be responsible with the knowledge, the strength, and the time given to me.Jim Butcher Be A Wise Man Sayings By Jim Butcher: I am just another blind man. I do not get the whole picture of what
Tell a wise person, or else keep silent,
because the mass man will mock it right away.
I praise what is truly alive,
what longs to be burned to death.
In the calm water of the love-nights,
where you were begotten, where you have begotten,
a strange feeling comes over you,
when you see the silent candle burning.
Now you are no longer caught
in the obsession with darkness,
and a desire for higher love-making
sweeps you upward.
Distance does not make you falter.
Now, arriving in magic, flying,
and finally, insane for the light,
you are the butterfly and you are gone.
And so long as you haven't experienced
this: to die and so to grow,
you are only a troubled guest
on the dark earth.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Be A Wise Man Sayings By Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe: Tell a wise person, or else keep silent,because the mass man will mock it right
Aristotle is the last Greek philosopher who faces the world cheerfully; after him, all have, in one form or another, a philosophy of retreat. The world is bad; let us learn to be independent of it. External goods are precarious; they are the gift of fortune, not the reward of our own efforts. Only subjective goods - virtue, or contentment through resignation - are secure, and these alone, therefore, will be valued by the wise man. Diogenes personally was a man full of vigour, but his doctrine, like all those of the Hellenistic age, was one to appeal to weary men, in whom disappointment had destroyed natural zest. And it was certainly not a doctrine calculated to promote art or science or statesmanship, or any useful activity except one of protest against powerful evil.Anonymous Be A Wise Man Sayings By Anonymous: Aristotle is the last Greek philosopher who faces the world cheerfully; after him, all have,
Money is the root of all evil.' Then we hear, 'A fool and his money are soon parted.' What are they talking about? If money is so evil, shouldn't it be, 'A wise man and his money are soon parted'? And another thing, how does a fool get money in the first place? I know some fools who have a lot of money, but they won't tell me how they got it, and I won't tell them.George Burns Be A Wise Man Sayings By George Burns: Money is the root of all evil.' Then we hear, 'A fool and his money
That settled Abraham Lincoln with me. I was thoroughly satisfied that no such man ought to be President; but I could not yet conceive it possible that such a monster would be the choice of a majority of the people for President.John Sergeant Wise Be A Wise Man Sayings By John Sergeant Wise: That settled Abraham Lincoln with me. I was thoroughly satisfied that no such man ought
Happiness itself is sufficient excuse. Beautiful things are right and true; so beautiful actions are those pleasing to the gods. Wise men have an inward sense of what is beautiful, and the highest wisdom is to trust this intuition and be guided by it. The answer to the last appeal of what is right lies within a man's own breast. Trust thyself.Aristotle. Be A Wise Man Sayings By Aristotle.: Happiness itself is sufficient excuse. Beautiful things are right and true; so beautiful actions are
A wise man does not always admit to everything he knows. And sometimes an overly-credulous friend can be a source of mild amusement."
~Sherlock Holmes
Stephanie Osborn Be A Wise Man Sayings By Stephanie Osborn: A wise man does not always admit to everything he knows. And sometimes an overly-credulous
It is better to be nothing than a follower of other painters. The wise man has said when one follows another one is always behind.Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot Be A Wise Man Sayings By Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot: It is better to be nothing than a follower of other painters. The wise man
These men deceive themselves," said Roger Chillingworth, with somewhat more emphasis than usual, and making a slight gesture with his forefinger. "They fear to take up the shame that rightfully belongs to them. Their love for man, their zeal for God's service - these holy impulses may or may not coexist in their hearts with the evil inmates to which their guilt has unbarred the door, and which must needs propagate a hellish breed within them. But, if they seek to glorify God, let them not lift heavenward their unclean hands! If they would serve their fellowmen, let them do it by making manifest the power and reality of conscience, in constraining them to penitential self-abasement! Would thou have me to believe, O wise and pious friend, that a false show can be better - can be more for God's glory, or man' welfare - than God's own truth? Trust me, such men deceive themselves!" "ItNathaniel Hawthorne Be A Wise Man Sayings By Nathaniel Hawthorne: These men deceive themselves," said Roger Chillingworth, with somewhat more emphasis than usual, and making
I have tried to be a man of letters in love with ideas in order to be a wiser and more loving person, hoping to leave the world just a little better than I found it.Cornel West Be A Wise Man Sayings By Cornel West: I have tried to be a man of letters in love with ideas in order
It is ignorance that is at times incomprehensible to the wise; for instance, he may not see 'the positive person' or 'the negative person' in such a black and white way as many people do. A wise man may not understand it because, as a catalyst of wisdom, but not always wise in his own eyes, even he can learn from and give back to fools. To think that an individual has absolutely nothing to offer to the table is counter-intuitively what the wise man considers to be 'the ignorance of hopelessness'.Criss Jami Be A Wise Man Sayings By Criss Jami: It is ignorance that is at times incomprehensible to the wise; for instance, he may
A man must himself be cleansed, before cleansing others: himself become wise, that he may make others wise; become light, and then give light: draw near to God, and so bring others near; be hallowed, then hallow them; be possessed of hands to lead others by the hand, of wisdom to give advice. Gregory of Nazianzus, Oration 2.71Andrew Purves Be A Wise Man Sayings By Andrew Purves: A man must himself be cleansed, before cleansing others: himself become wise, that he may
A wise man once told me, "As a man, you have to die once in order to live." I never fully appreciated his advice, nor did I understand it until I experienced it firsthand. From that time on, I understood the origins of the Jerk vs. Nice Guy battle. Readers may be asking themselves, "What in the world is this guy talking about?" Well, I'm referring to the widely known fact that women habitually date men that are jerks while the "nice" guys are often left twiddling their thumbs in solitaire. Does this sound familiar to anyone? Figuratively speaking, in order for a man to enjoy the company of women and be able to seduce them, his inner nice guy must first die through heartache. It is at this point that his inner bad boy surfaces and goes on the prowl.Glenn Geher Be A Wise Man Sayings By Glenn Geher: A wise man once told me, "As a man, you have to die once in
Man can learn self-discipline without becoming ascetic; he can be wise without waiting to be old; he can be influential without waiting for status. Man can sharpen his ability to distinguish between matters of principle and matters of preference, but only if we have a wise interplay between time and truth, between minutes and morality.Neal A. Maxwell Be A Wise Man Sayings By Neal A. Maxwell: Man can learn self-discipline without becoming ascetic; he can be wise without waiting to be
You couldn't pay me a billion dollars to take marijuana. I don't really like coke anymore. I'm scared of ecstasy. The one drug I'd like to try one day is Ayahuasca, which should be mandatory for everybody. It's apparently this crazy tea that gives you these intense hallucinations. Everyone who takes it sees a wise old black man who takes you on a wild journey. I'm not going to name names, but everyone who takes it sees the same black guy. I'm not kidding you. Everyone!Courtney Love Be A Wise Man Sayings By Courtney Love: You couldn't pay me a billion dollars to take marijuana. I don't really like coke
is it possible to love a human being?
of course, especially if you don't know them too well. I like to watch them through my window, walking down the street.
Stirkoff, you're a coward.
of course, sir.
what is your definition of a coward?
a man who would think twice before fighting a lion with his bare hands.
and what is your definition of a brave man?
a man who doesn't know what a lion is.
every man knows what a lion is.
every man assumes that he does.
and what is your definition of a fool?
a man who doesn't realize that Time, Structure and Flesh are being mostly wasted.
who then is a wise man?
there aren't any wise men, sir.
then there can't be any fools. if there isn't any night there can't be any day; if there isn't any white there can't be any black.
I'm sorry, sir. I thought that everything was what it was, not depending on something else
Charles Bukowski Be A Wise Man Sayings By Charles Bukowski: is it possible to love a human being? of course, especially if you don't know
It would be most wicked of us to say, We will not have the heavenly treasure which exists in earthen vessels. If God will give us the heavenly treasure out of his own hand, but not through the earthen vessel, we will have it; but we think we are too wise, too heavenly minded, too spiritual altogether to care for jewels when they are placed in earthen pots. We will not hear anybody, and we will not read anything except the book itself, neither will we accept any light, except that which comes in through a crack in our own roof. We will not see by another man's candle, we would sooner remain in the dark.Charles Haddon Spurgeon Be A Wise Man Sayings By Charles Haddon Spurgeon: It would be most wicked of us to say, We will not have the heavenly
The theory of behavior is useful to the life of man only as the index is useful to him who goes through it before reading the book itself; when he has read it, all that he has learned is the subject matter. Such is the moral teaching that we receive from the discourses, the precepts, and the stories we are treated to by those who bring us up. We listen to it all attentively; but when we have an opportunity to profit by the various advice we have been given, we become possessed by a desire to see if the thing will turn out to be what we have been told it will; we do it, and we are punished by repentance. What recompenses us a little is that in such moments we consider ourselves wise and hence entitled to teach others. Those whom we teach do exactly as we did, from which it follows that the world always stands still or goes from bad to worse.Giacomo Casanova Be A Wise Man Sayings By Giacomo Casanova: The theory of behavior is useful to the life of man only as the index
She remembered the story from her childhood, about Adam and Eve in the garden, and the talking snake. Even as a little girl she had said - to the consternation of her family - What kind of idiot was Eve, to believe a snake? But now she understood, for she had heard the voice of the snake and had watched as a wise and powerful man had fallen under its spell.
Eat the fruit and you can have the desires of your heart. It's not evil, it's noble and good. You'll be praised for it.
And it's delicious.
Orson Scott Card Be A Wise Man Sayings By Orson Scott Card: She remembered the story from her childhood, about Adam and Eve in the garden, and
A hero is born among a hundred, a wise man is found among a thousand, but an accomplished one might not be found even among a hundred thousand men.Plato Be A Wise Man Sayings By Plato: A hero is born among a hundred, a wise man is found among a thousand,
Whoever undertakes a long journey, if he be wise, makes it his business to find out an agreeable companion. How cautious then should he be, who is to take a journey for life, whose fellow-traveler must not part with him but at the grave; his companion at bed and board and sharer of all the pleasures and fatigues of his journey, as the wife must be to the husband! She is no such sort of ware, that a man can be rid of when he pleases: when once that is purchased, no exchange, no sale, no alienation can be made.Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra Be A Wise Man Sayings By Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra: Whoever undertakes a long journey, if he be wise, makes it his business to find
There's an old Cheyenne saying about how, when a man is as wise as a serpent, he can afford to be as harmless as a dove.Larissa Ione Be A Wise Man Sayings By Larissa Ione: There's an old Cheyenne saying about how, when a man is as wise as a
men who were poor but extremely wise and virtuous, and therefore more estimable than anyone with power and gold. No such tales are told by the American poor. They mock themselves and glorify their betters. The meanest eating or drinking establishment, owned by a man who is himself poor, is very likely to have a sign on its wall asking this cruel question: "If you're so smart, why ain't you rich?" There will also be an American flag no larger than a child's hand - glued to a lollipop stick and flying from the cash register. ***Kurt Vonnegut Jr. Be A Wise Man Sayings By Kurt Vonnegut Jr.: men who were poor but extremely wise and virtuous, and therefore more estimable than anyone
We won't make the weak stronger by making the strong weaker, as a very wise man once said. That applies to the economy as well. If Germany were less competitive, the euro area as a whole would lose, because less could be produced then.Mario Draghi Be A Wise Man Sayings By Mario Draghi: We won't make the weak stronger by making the strong weaker, as a very wise
If the advice of a fool for once happens to be good, it requires a wise man to carry it out.Gotthold Ephraim Lessing Be A Wise Man Sayings By Gotthold Ephraim Lessing: If the advice of a fool for once happens to be good, it requires a
Man may not be the colossus some secular spirits would have him be, armed with the strength and wisdom of the gods, but he has partaken of ambrosia. He has squinted trough the veil and seen just enough of divinity to measure himself by it. The Humanist knows both the strengths and the frailties of man. He strives. But he knows the bounds of his striving.......

Visions and ideals need a path, a way, a roadmap people can use as to arrive at those better, more permanent things that the wise are always seeing dimly whenever they strained their eyes. So man turned a mirror on himself, looked soberly, and-one day-began to write accounts of the discoveries made on the grandest odyssey of them all: the journey to the core of the human mind and soul. The grateful among us read them.
Tracy Lee Simmons Be A Wise Man Sayings By Tracy Lee Simmons: Man may not be the colossus some secular spirits would have him be, armed with
A wise man once asked to his mentor, "What advice would you give the average investor?" his reply was, "DON'T BE AVERAGE.Celeste Young Be A Wise Man Sayings By Celeste Young: A wise man once asked to his mentor, "What advice would you give the average
A man is never too young to kill, never too wise, never too strong, but he can damn well be too rich.Pierce Brown Be A Wise Man Sayings By Pierce Brown: A man is never too young to kill, never too wise, never too strong, but
Euripides was wont to say, silence was an answer to a wise man; but we seem to have greater occasion for it in our dealing with fools and unreasonable persons; for men of breeding and sense will be satisfied with reason and fair words.Plutarch Be A Wise Man Sayings By Plutarch: Euripides was wont to say, silence was an answer to a wise man; but we
A wise man will always be a Christian, because the perfection of wisdom is to know where lies tranquillity of mind and how to attain it, which Christianity teaches.Walter Savage Landor Be A Wise Man Sayings By Walter Savage Landor: A wise man will always be a Christian, because the perfection of wisdom is to
A nature wise With finding in itself the types of all, With watching from the dim verge of the time What things to be are visible in the gleams Thrown forward on them from the luminous past, Wise with the history of its own frail heart, With reverence and sorrow, and with love, Broad as the world, for freedom and for man.James Russell Lowell Be A Wise Man Sayings By James Russell Lowell: A nature wise With finding in itself the types of all, With watching from the
A Note from Alan
Out of the many memorable lines and quotes I have heard from my dad through the years, the one that always seems to stand out the most is "Son, don't ever tell people how good or great you are at something; let them tell you." For a man who has achieved his own level of greatness in the eyes of so many, those words were both prophetic and wise. To be the best at anything, one has to have a lot of confidence and a certain amount of ego and drive. But one must also have humility to make a life-changing impact on people. I realize now that that is what Dad was teaching me all those years ago. Of course, to become a legend, one that other people admire and want to emulate, you also have to add faith and dedication to what you love. A good woman doesn't hurt either.
Phil Robertson Be A Wise Man Sayings By Phil Robertson: A Note from AlanOut of the many memorable lines and quotes I have heard from
No wise man will go to live in the country, unless he has something to do which can be better done in the country. For instance, if he is to shut himself up for a year to study science, it is better to look out to the fields, than to an opposite wall. Then, if a man walks out in the country, there is nobody to keep him from walking in again: but if a man walks out in London, he is not sure when he will walk in again. A great city is, to be sure, the school for studying life.Samuel Johnson Be A Wise Man Sayings By Samuel Johnson: No wise man will go to live in the country, unless he has something to
Prayer must always be the fore-horse[49] of the team! Do whatever else is wise, but not until you have prayed! Send for the physician if you are sick, but first pray. Take the medicine if you have a belief that it will do you good, but first pray. Go and talk to the man who has slandered you, if you think you ought to do so, but first pray.Charles Haddon Spurgeon Be A Wise Man Sayings By Charles Haddon Spurgeon: Prayer must always be the fore-horse[49] of the team! Do whatever else is wise, but
You see, Marcus, some things have value yet have no price, and a wise man learns them and their worth. So do not let the standard of the marketplace be your guide. A man goes there for flour and greens, but not for virtue.Paul Waters Be A Wise Man Sayings By Paul Waters: You see, Marcus, some things have value yet have no price, and a wise man
A wise man could not be insulted, since truth could not insult and untruth was not worthy of notice.Robert A. Heinlein Be A Wise Man Sayings By Robert A. Heinlein: A wise man could not be insulted, since truth could not insult and untruth was
A wise man may be duped as well as a fool; but the fool publishes the triumph of the deceiver.Charles Caleb Colton Be A Wise Man Sayings By Charles Caleb Colton: A wise man may be duped as well as a fool; but the fool publishes
The only way in which a human being can make some approach to knowing the whole of a subject, is by hearing what can be said about it by persons of every variety of opinion, and studying all modes in which it can be looked at by every character of mind. No wise man ever acquired his wisdom in any mode but this; nor is it in the nature of human intellect to become wise in any other manner.John Stuart Mill Be A Wise Man Sayings By John Stuart Mill: The only way in which a human being can make some approach to knowing the
Advice, as it always gives a temporary appearance of superiority, can never be very grateful, even when it is most necessary or most judicious. But for the same reason everyone is eager to instruct his neighbours. To be wise or to be virtuous is to buy dignity and importance at a high price; but when nothing is necessary to elevation but detection of the follies or faults of others, no man is so insensible to the voice of fame as to linger on the ground.Samuel Johnson Be A Wise Man Sayings By Samuel Johnson: Advice, as it always gives a temporary appearance of superiority, can never be very grateful,
Wise Blood was written by an author congenitally innocent of theory, but one with certain preoccupations. That belief in Christ is to some a matter of life and death has been a stumbling block for readers who would prefer to think it a matter of no great consequence. For them Hazel Motes' integrity lies in his trying with such vigor to get rid of the ragged figure who moves from tree to tree in the back of his mind. For the author Hazel's integrity lies in his not being able to. Does one's integrity ever lie in what he is not able to do? I think that usually it does, for free will does not mean one will, but many wills conflicting in one man. Freedom cannot be conceived simply. It is a mystery and one which a novel, even a comic novel, can only be asked to deepen.Flannery O'Connor Be A Wise Man Sayings By Flannery O'Connor: Wise Blood was written by an author congenitally innocent of theory, but one with certain
Who can be wise, amazed, temperate and furious,
Loyal and neutral, in a moment? No man.
The expedition of my violent love
Outrun the pauser reason. Here lay Duncan,
His silver skin laced with his golden blood,
And his gashed stabs looked like a breach in nature
For ruin's wasteful entrance; there the murderers,
Steeped in the colours of their trade, their daggers
Unmannerly breeched with gore. Who could refrain,
That had a heart to love, and in that heart
Courage to make's love known?
William Shakespeare Be A Wise Man Sayings By William Shakespeare: Who can be wise, amazed, temperate and furious,Loyal and neutral, in a moment? No man.The
The man of system ... is apt to be very wise in his own conceit; and is often so enamoured with the supposed beauty of his own ideal plan of government, that he cannot suffer the smallest deviation from any part of it ... He seems to imagine that he can arrange the different members of a great society with as much ease as the hand arranges the different pieces upon a chess-board. He does not consider that in the great chess-board of human society, every single piece has a principle of motion of its own, altogether different from that which the legislature might choose to impress upon it.Adam Smith Be A Wise Man Sayings By Adam Smith: The man of system ... is apt to be very wise in his own conceit;
Machiavel, discoursing on these matters, finds virtue to be so essentially necessary to the establishment and preservation of liberty, that he thinks it impossible for a corrupted people to set up a good government, or for a tyranny to be introduced if they be virtuous; and makes this conclusion, 'That where the matter (that is, the body of the people) is not corrupted, tumults and disorders do not hurt; and where it is corrupted, good laws do no good:' which being confirmed by reason and experience, I think no wise man has ever contradicted him.Algernon Sidney Be A Wise Man Sayings By Algernon Sidney: Machiavel, discoursing on these matters, finds virtue to be so essentially necessary to the establishment
She began to see that character is a better possession than money, rank, intellect, or beauty, and to feel that if greatness is what a wise man has defined it to be, 'truth, reverence, and good will,' then her friend Friedrich Bhaer was not only good, but great.Louisa May Alcott Be A Wise Man Sayings By Louisa May Alcott: She began to see that character is a better possession than money, rank, intellect, or
There is no escape. You can't be a vagabond and an artist and still be a solid citizen, a wholesome, upstanding man. You want to get drunk, so you have to accept the hangover. You say yes to the sunlight and pure fantasies, so you have to say yes to the filth and the nausea. Everything is within you, gold and mud, happiness and pain, the laughter of childhood and the apprehension of death. Say yes to everything, shirk nothing. Don't try to lie to yourself. You are not a solid citizen. You are not a Greek. You are not harmonious, or the master of yourself. You are a bird in the storm. Let it storm! Let it drive you! How much have you lied! A thousand times, even in your poems and books, you have played the harmonious man, the wise man, the happy, the enlightened man. In the same way, men attacking in war have played heroes, while their bowels twitched. My God, what a poor ape, what a fencer in the mirror man is- particularly the artist- particularly myself!Hermann Hesse Be A Wise Man Sayings By Hermann Hesse: There is no escape. You can't be a vagabond and an artist and still be
Wisdom cannot be passed on. Wisdom which a wise man tries to pass on to someone always sounds like foolishness.Hermann Hesse Be A Wise Man Sayings By Hermann Hesse: Wisdom cannot be passed on. Wisdom which a wise man tries to pass on to
I have always been fond of Josh Billings's remark that "it is much easier to be a harmless dove than a wise serpent." There are plenty of decent legislators, and plenty of able legislators; but the blamelessness and the fighting edge are not always combined. Both qualities are necessary for the man who is to wage active battle against the powers that prey.Theodore Roosevelt Be A Wise Man Sayings By Theodore Roosevelt: I have always been fond of Josh Billings's remark that "it is much easier to
A wise man can and should stand above his times, not so the poet, but he should be their apex.Franz Grillparzer Be A Wise Man Sayings By Franz Grillparzer: A wise man can and should stand above his times, not so the poet, but
But how a man like you, who looks so wise
And wears a moustache of such splendid size,
Can be so foolish as to ...
Moliere Be A Wise Man Sayings By Moliere: But how a man like you, who looks so wise And wears a moustache of
One Must Choose Among Both Parties Either To Be A Wise Man That Die To Live In Righteousness And Blissfulness For Eternity Or Be A Foolish Man That Lives To Die For Vanity.Baba Tunde Ojo-Olubiyo Be A Wise Man Sayings By Baba Tunde Ojo-Olubiyo: One Must Choose Among Both Parties Either To Be A Wise Man That Die To
the famine. GEN41.37 And the thing was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all his servants. GEN41.38 And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find such a one as this is, a man in whom the Spirit of God is? GEN41.39 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath shewed thee all this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou art: GEN41.40 Thou shalt be over my house, and according unto thy word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than thou. GEN41.41Anonymous Be A Wise Man Sayings By Anonymous: the famine. GEN41.37 And the thing was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in
Do not use your energy except for a cause more noble than yourself. Such a cause cannot be found except in Almighty God Himself: to preach the truth, to defend womanhood, to repel humiliation which your Creator has not imposed upon you, to help the oppressed. Anyone who uses his energy for the sake of the vanities of the world is like someone who exchanges gemstones for gravel. There is no nobility in anyone who lacks faith. The wise man knows that the only fitting price for his soul is a place in Paradise ...Ibn Hazm Be A Wise Man Sayings By Ibn Hazm: Do not use your energy except for a cause more noble than yourself. Such a
Dreams of the proud man, making great And greater ever, Things which are not of God. In wide And devious coverts, hunter-wise, He coucheth Time's unhasting stride, Following, following, him whose eyes Look not to Heaven. For all is vain, The pulse of the heart, the plot of the brain, That striveth beyond the laws that live. And is thy Faith so much to give, Is it so hard a thing to see, That the Spirit of God, whate'er it be, The Law that abides and changes not, ages long, The Eternal and Nature-born - these things be strong?Euripides Be A Wise Man Sayings By Euripides: Dreams of the proud man, making great And greater ever, Things which are not of
His specialty was alfalfa, and he made a good thing out of not growing any. The government paid him well for every bushel of alfalfa he did not grow. The more alfalfa he did not grow, the more money the government gave him, and he spent every penny he didn't earn on new land to increase the amount of alfalfa he did not produce. Major Major's father worked without rest at not growing alfalfa. On long winter evenings he remained indoors and did not mend harness, and he sprang out of bed at the crack of noon every day just to make certain that the chores would not be done. He invested in land wisely and soon was not growing more alfalfa than any other man in the county. Neighbours sought him out for advice on all subjects, for he had made much money and was therefore wise. "As ye sow, so shall ye reap," he counselled one and all, and everyone said "Amen.Joseph Heller Be A Wise Man Sayings By Joseph Heller: His specialty was alfalfa, and he made a good thing out of not growing any.
Because the Romans did in these instances what all prudent princes ought to do, who have to regard not only present troubles, but also future ones, for which they must prepare with every energy, because, when foreseen, it is easy to remedy them; but if you wait until they approach, the medicine is no longer in time because the malady has become incurable; for it happens in this, as the physicians say it happens in hectic fever, that in the beginning of the malady it is easy to cure but difficult to detect, but in the course of time, not having been either detected or treated in the beginning, it becomes easy to detect but difficult to cure. This it happens in affairs of state, for when the evils that arise have been foreseen (which it is only given to a wise man to see), they can be quickly redressed, but when, through not having been foreseen, they have been permitted to grow in a way that every one can see them, there is no longer a remedyNiccolo Machiavelli Be A Wise Man Sayings By Niccolo Machiavelli: Because the Romans did in these instances what all prudent princes ought to do, who
I would be a liar if I said I don't care [about my appearance]; yes, I care. I found it very difficult, when I first became well known, to read criticism about how I look, how messy my hair was, and how generally unkempt I look. The nastiest thing ever written was written by a man, and I do remember that. I wasn't looking for it either, it was just simply in the newspaper I was reading.J.K. Rowling Be A Wise Man Sayings By J.K. Rowling: I would be a liar if I said I don't care [about my appearance]; yes,
To fear death, gentlemen, is no other than to think oneself wise when one is not, to think one knows what one does not know. No one knows whether death may not be the greatest of all blessings for a man, yet men fear it as if they knew that it is the greatest of evils.Socrates Be A Wise Man Sayings By Socrates: To fear death, gentlemen, is no other than to think oneself wise when one is
Jefferson's decision to acquire Louisiana without seeking a constitutional amendment expanded the powers of the executive in ways that would likely have driven Jefferson to distraction had another man been president. Much of his political life, though, had been devoted to the study and the wise exercise of power. He did what had to be done to preserve the possibility of republicanism and progress. Things were neat only in theory. And despite his love of ideas and image of himself, Thomas Jefferson was as much a man of action as he was of theory. IndianJon Meacham Be A Wise Man Sayings By Jon Meacham: Jefferson's decision to acquire Louisiana without seeking a constitutional amendment expanded the powers of the
As a boy, Ogion like all boys had thought it would be a very pleasant game to take by art-magic whatever shape one liked, man or beast, tree or cloud, and so to play at a thousand beings. But as a wizard he had learned the price of the game, which is the peril of losing one's self, playing away the truth. The longer a man stays in a form not his own, the greater this peril. Every prentice-sorcerer learns the tale of the wizard Bordger of Way, who delighted in taking bear's shape, and did so more and more often until the bear grew in him and the man died away, and he became a bear, and killed his own little son in the forests, and was hunted down and slain. And no one knows how many of the dolphins that leap in the waters of the Inmost Sea were men once, wise men, who forgot their wisdom and their name in the joy of the restless sea.Ursula K. Le Guin Be A Wise Man Sayings By Ursula K. Le Guin: As a boy, Ogion like all boys had thought it would be a very pleasant
If you hold onto a man hoping someone else won't get them you have learned how to be desperate, not wise.Shannon L. Alder Be A Wise Man Sayings By Shannon L. Alder: If you hold onto a man hoping someone else won't get them you have learned
The belief in a God All Powerful wise and good, is so essential to the moral order of the world and to the happiness of man, that arguments which enforce it cannot be drawn from too many sources nor adapted with too much solicitude to the different characters and capacities impressed with it.James Madison Be A Wise Man Sayings By James Madison: The belief in a God All Powerful wise and good, is so essential to the