consists, not in seeing what is directly before us, but in discerning
those things which may come to pass.
is the companion of wisdom.
Common sense in an uncommon degree
There is no
greater wisdom than well to time the beginnings and onsets of things.
wisdom has four parts, viz., wisdom, the principle of doing things aright;
justice, the principle of doing things equally in public and private;
fortitude, the principle of not flying danger, but meeting it; and temperance,
the principle of subduing desires and living moderately.
sayings are not only for ornament, but for action and business, having
a point or edge, whereby knots in business are pierced and discovered.
Lord Francis Bacon
first step to knowledge is to know that we are ignorant.
more you practice what you know, the more shall you know what to practice.
essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it to confess
teaches us to do, as well as to talk; and to make our words and actions
all of a colour.
is wise who knows the sources of knowledge--who knows where it is written
and where it is to be found.
It was said of one of the most intelligent men who ever lived in New England, that when asked how he came to know so much about everything, he replied, by constantly realizing my own ignorance, and never being afraid or ashamed to ask questions. Tryon Edwards
wisdom is a thing very extraordinary. Happy are they that have it: and
next to them, not those many that think they have it, but those few that
are sensible of their own defects and imperfections, and know that they
have it not.
is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know
a great deal, and are the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great
a fool as a knowing fool. But to know hos to use wisdom is knowledge.
wise man is but a clever infant, spelling letters from a hieroglyphical
prophetic book, the lexicon of which lies in eternity.
is ofttimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar.
gives men wisdom as he gives them gold; his treasure house is not the
mint, but the mine.
is too often seen, that the wiser men are about the things of this world,
the less wise they are about the things of the next,
who learns the rules of wisdom without conforming to them in his life
is like a man who plows in his field but does not sow.
first point of wisdom is to. discern what is false; the. second, to know
what is true.
wisdom is to know what is best worth knowing, and to do what is best worth
mortals second thoughts are wisest.
may be said, almost without qualification, that true wisdom consists in
the ready and accurate perception of analogies. Without the former quality,
knowledge of the past is unobstructive: without the latter it is deceptive.
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