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.
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.
Plodding wins the race.
A promise made is a debt unpaid.
- Robert W. Service
No man was ever wise by chance.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Wisdom begins in wonder.
The wheel that squeaks the loudest is the one that gets the grease.
- Josh Billings