One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything.

No question is so difficult to answer as that to which the answer is obvious.

We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.

Too bad that all the people who really know how to run the country are busy driving taxi cabs and cutting hair.

Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.

A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.

I do not want the peace that passeth understanding. I want the understanding which bringeth peace.

A man is wise with the wisdom of his time only, and ignorant with its ignorance.

It is characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.

Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.

The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotations.

The quality of our thoughts is bordered on all sides by our facility with language
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