It takes a great man to give sound advice tactfully, but a greater to accept it graciously.

- Logan Pearsall Smith

Virtues are acquired through endeavor, which rests wholly upon yourself.

- Sidney Lanier

Good nature is worth more than knowledge, more than money, more than honor, to the persons who possess it.

- Henry Ward Beecher

People seldom refuse help, if one offers it in the right way.

- A. C. Benson

It is while you are patiently toiling at the little tasks of life that the meaning and shape of the great whole of life dawn on you.

- Phillips Brooks

The future has already arrived. It's just not evenly distributed yet.

- William Gibson

He who lives by the crystal ball soon learns to eat ground glass.

- Edgar Fiedler

I didn't get where I am today by worryin' about how I'd feel tomorrow.

- Ron White

To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.

- Bertrand Russell

A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew.

- Herb Caen

Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day.

- Thornton Wilder

Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.

- Aesop

Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.

- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Wisdom is found only in truth.

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The fall of dropping water wears away the Stone.

- Lucretius

Plodding wins the race.

- Aesop

A promise made is a debt unpaid.

- Robert W. Service

No man was ever wise by chance.

- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Wisdom begins in wonder.

- Socrates

The wheel that squeaks the loudest is the one that gets the grease.

- Josh Billings