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#1. And from that day to this, the wise men of Ishana say one to another secretly, "Is it not known, and has it not been said from of old, that Ishana is ruled by an enemy?"
-Khalil Gibran - Author: Kahlil Gibran
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#2. My view on politics is much more grassroots oriented; it's not old boy network oriented, so I tend to, you know, come at it a little bit stronger, a little bit more street-wise, if you will. That's rubbed some feathers the wrong way. - Author: Michael Steele
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#3. There was a wise old owl who sat in a tree
The less he spoke the more he heard
The more he heard the less he spoke
Why can't we be like that wise old owl in the tree?
Speech must die to serve that which is spoken. - Author: Paul Ricoeur
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#4. Hush," said January. "We may be old, but we're not silly. Satan is a catchall term. It gives identity to our theory of a centralized leadership. Call him what you want, a maximum leader, a caudillo. A Genghis Khan or Sitting Bull. Or a council of wise men, or warlords. The concept is sound. Logical. - Author: Jeff Long
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#5. Sotomayor's vainglorious lecture bromide about herself as 'a wise Latina' trumping white men is a vulgar embarrassment - a vestige of the bad old days of male-bashing feminism. - Author: Camille Paglia
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#6. For the wise men of old, the cardinal problem of human life was how to conform the soul to objective reality, and the solution was wisdom, self-discipline, and virtue. For the modern, the cardinal problem is how to conform reality to the wishes of man, and the solution is a technique. - Author: Peter Kreeft
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#7. Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness; and reverence towards the Gods must be inviolate. Great words of prideful men are ever punished with great blows, and, in old age, teach the chastened to be wise. - Author: Sophocles
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#8. What audiences end up with word-wise is a hackneyed, completely derivative copy of old Hollywood romances, a movie that reeks of phoniness and lacks even minimal originality. - Author: Kenneth Turan
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#9. Wisdom is a virtue of old age, and it seems to come only to those who, when young, were neither wise nor prudent. - Author: Hannah Arendt
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#10. The human race is just getting started ... The cerebral cortex is only a hundred thousand years old. It's still a baby, sucking teat and eating Cheerios. We might get better, maybe even wise, if we can last another thousand years. - Author: Ellen Gilchrist
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#11. There's this old line the wise folks in Washington have that "it's not the crime, but the cover-up." But only fools believe that. It's always about the crime. The whole point of the cover-up is that a full revelation of the underlying crime is not survivable. - Author: Josh Marshall
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#12. Many have died; you also will die. The drum of death is being beaten. The world has fallen in love with a dream. Only sayings of the wise will remain. - Author: Kabir
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#13. The wise men posit questions to which they may not always find immediate answers, but through their reflections God stimulates man in his search for truth - which in the last analysis is a search for God himself. - Author: University Of Navarra
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#14. Extreme nationalism and Bolshevism have broken up the old world, a new world is in the making. It is literally true that old things are passing away; all things may become new, granted we have wise, unselfish, and determined guides. - Author: John Raleigh Mott
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#15. I don't believe in the wisdom of children, nor in the wisdom of the old. There is a moment, a cusp, when the sum of gathered experience is worn down by the details of the living. We are never so wise as when we live in the moment. - Author: Paul Kalanithi
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#16. Courteous Reader, Astrology is one of the most ancient Sciences, held in high esteem of old, by the Wise and the Great. Formerly, no Prince would make War or Peace, nor any General fight in Battle, in short, no important affair was undertaken without first consulting an Astrologer. - Author: Benjamin Franklin
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#17. By the time a man is wise enough to watch his step, he's too old to go anywhere. - Author: Billy Crystal
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#18. There is not a better day in the world to be spent than with a lot of wise old cowmen around barbecued beef, black coffee and good free holy beans. - Author: Will Rogers
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#19. People always fancy that we must become old to become wise; but, in truth, as years advance, it is hard to keep ourselves as wise as we were. - Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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#20. A wise old owl once told me,
One time when he was out of his tree,
That nothing in this world is for free.
I agree! - Author: P.D. Cain
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#21. The sooner growing older is stripped of reflexive dread, the better equipped we are to benefit from the countless ways in which it can enrich us. - Author: Ashton Applewhite
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#22. He remembered Bertolt Brecht: I would also like to be wise. In the old books it says what wisdom is: To shun the strife of the world and to live out Your brief time without fear All this I cannot do. - Author: Madeleine Thien
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#23. There is nothing more beautiful in this world than a healthy, wise old man. - Author: Lin Yutang
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#24. Aging is not our fault, but we certainly are guilty of feeling it. - Author: Munia Khan
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#25. Better is old wine than new, and old friends like-wise. - Author: Charles Kingsley
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#26. Respect and humility go together. Humility is not meekness, but the opposite of arrogance. A wise old Indian man once said, "Empty drums make the loudest noise." Grandfather often repeated this phrase to indicate that those with the least understanding are the most arrogant. - Author: Arun Gandhi
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#27. You asked why the rate hate Overlanders so deeply. It is because they know one will be the warrior of the prophecy," said Vikus.
"Oh, I see," said Gregor. "So, when's he coming?"
Vikus fixed his eyes on Gregor. "I believe he is already here. - Author: Suzanne Collins
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#28. Generally, youth is like the first cogitations, not so wise as the second. For there is a youth in thoughts, as well as in ages. And yet the invention of young men, is more lively than that of old; and imaginations stream into their minds better, and, as it were, more divinely. - Author: Francis Bacon
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#29. No one is ever too old for stories." ~ Durban Chola - Author: E.M. Swift-Hook
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#30. An old fool is worse than a young one: For the young may always grow wise. (Zohair) - Author: Idries Shah
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#31. "The world is afflicted with death and decay, therefore the wise do not grieve, knowing the terms of the world," says an old Buddhist teaching. In other words: Get used to it. - Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
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#32. His eyes were as green and curious as the eyes of a tomcat who is old enough to be wise but not old enough to have lost that refined sense of cruelty which passes for fun in feline circles. - Author: Stephen King
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#33. Mistakes when we are young is how we become wise when we are old. - Author: Brad Dennison
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#34. I have somewhere read of a wise bishop who in a visit to his diocese found an old woman whose only prayer consisted in the single interjection "Oh!-
"Good mother" said he to her, "continue to pray in this manner; your prayer is better than ours." This better prayer is mine also. - Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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#35. Do not speak harshly to a grown-up man. He is old enough to be your father. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
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#36. The Navy is very old and very wise. - Author: Rudyard Kipling
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#37. I used to write on a big old couch, but I gave that away. I was wise enough to give it to my son, so if it turns out that the couch was essential to my work, at least the decision to be rid of it is not irreversible. - Author: Marilynne Robinson
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#38. It is evil," the Old Wise One said. "For very long we have walked carefree in the only paradise. It would be better if all here were to die." The last Shadow child said firmly, "Nothing is worse than that I should die," and something that had wrapped the world was gone. - Author: Gene Wolfe
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#39. There is an old and very wise Native American saying: Every time you point a finger in scorn - there are three remaining fingers pointing right back at you. - Author: Alyson Noel
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#40. Youthful exuberance is splendid. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
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#41. Tis well to be merry and wise,
'Tis well to be honest and true;
It is best to be off with the old love,
Before you are on with the new. - Author: Charles Robert Maturin
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#42. Sir Wystan," Ryla stated. "You have come. Is the danger quite near?"
"Not yet, little one, but it is always wise to be several steps ahead of it," the old knight said gently. - Author: Kate Willis
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#43. There is no such thing as the old age of the wise. - Author: Sophocles
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#44. The glory of the age is beauty of grayhair. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
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#45. I write almost always in the third person, and I don't think the narrator is male or female anyway. They're both, and young and old, and wise and silly, and sceptical and credulous, and innocent and experienced, all at once. Narrators are not even human - they're sprites. - Author: Philip Pullman
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#46. It is always wise, particularly in the beginning, to balance your new intuitive and psychic understandings with good old common sense. A good psychic perception follows your common sense. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#47. Compassionate the mountains rise
Dim with the wistful dimness of old eyes
That, having looked on life time out of mind,
Know that the simple gift of being kind
Is greater than all the wisdom of the wise. - Author: DuBose Heyward
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#48. A wasted youth is better by far than a wise and productive old age. - Author: Meat Loaf
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#49. Life's Tragedy is that we get old to soon and wise too late. - Author: Benjamin Franklin
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#50. She marking them begins a wailing note And sings extemporally a woeful ditty How love makes young men thrall and old men dote How love is wise in folly, foolish-witty Her heavy anthem still concludes in woe, And still the choir of echoes answer so. - Author: William Shakespeare
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#51. The Canarsie People said the knowing belongs to the old and wise, but the unfolding is in the keeping of the young. The old prevent the young from straying off the path of wisdom. The young yearn after the path of dreams. Between the two there is truth. - Author: Beverly Swerling
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#52. There's an old saying that a wise man is someone who doesn't grieve for the things which he doesn't have but is grateful for the good things that he does have. - Author: James Bowen
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#53. Life biggest tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late - Author: Benjamin Franklin
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#54. Our lady the Common Law is a very wise old lady though she still has something to learn in telling what she knows. - Author: Frederick Pollock
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#55. Marriage is a mystery that one would be wise not to solve too hastily.
Marve De Jong, Love And Other Follies Of The Great Families Of Old New York - Author: Anna Godbersen
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#56. Whether they be old or young, rich or poor, high or low, wise or foolish, ignorant or learned, every individual is seen to be strongly actuated by a desire to be seen, heard, talked of, approved and respected ... a passion for distinction. - Author: John Adams
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#57. And indeed there is little opportunity for the old and poor to sin, except to doubt God's goodness, and if God cannot understand why we doubt that, then he is not as wise as his priests think, heh heh heh ... - Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley
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#58. It is harrowing for me to try to teach 20-year-old students, who earnestly want to improve their writing. The best I can think to tell them is: Quit smoking, and observe posted speed limits. This will improve your odds of getting old enough to be wise - Author: Barbara Kingsolver
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#59. Don't long for "the good old days." This is not wise. - Author: Anonymous
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#60. The dream is possible at any age. Go live your dream. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
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#61. Alas, how right the ancient saying is: We, who are old, are nothing else but noise And shape. Like mimicries of dreams we go, And have no wits, although we think us wise. - Author: Euripides
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#62. A witch is wise. She has earned her wisdom. She has learned to love her shadows and has grown more beautiful because of it. She has proven she can stand comfortably within her powers. She has become the true embodiment of a witch. - Author: Dacha Avelin
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#63. In the middle of nowhere, an old wooden bridge is a golden bridge! - Author: Mehmet Murat Ildan
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#64. I like dogs
Big dogs
Little dogs
Fat dogs
Doggy dogs
Old dogs
Puppy dogs
I like dogs
A dog that is barking over the hill
A dog that is dreaming very still
A dog that is running wherever he will
I like dogs. - Author: Margaret Wise Brown
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#65. Avoid singularity. There may often be less vanity in following the new modes than in adhering to the old ones. It is true that the foolish invent them, but the wise may conform to, instead of contradicting, them. - Author: Joseph Joubert
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#66. It is not wise to give something old and powerful something they care about. And I am very old. - Author: Patricia Briggs
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#67. It does not matter how old or wise you get, life is about believing and listening to your inner voice. I still believe in angels, fairies and butterflies and that keeps me smiling. Ambika - Author: Jack Canfield
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#68. A wise old man taught me that diplomacy is the velvet glove that cloaks the fist of power. Persuasion, not force, works best and lasts longest. - Author: Robin Hobb
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#69. Amidst the rush and confusion of modern life something old and wise is trying to catch up with us. Whereas simple knowledge tends to divide things, genuine wisdom tends to make meaningful unity possible. - Author: Michael Meade
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#70. No, that is the great fallacy: the wisdom of old men. They do not grow wise. They grow careful. - Author: Ernest Hemingway,
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#71. when a culture needs wise spiritual guidance the most, all it gets from religious leaders is anxious condemnation and critique, along with a big dose of nostalgia for the lost golden age of the good old days. We - Author: Brian McLaren
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#72. This wise old whiskery fish swims up to three young fish and goes, 'Morning, boys, how's the water?' and swims away; and the three young fish watch him swim away and look at each other and go, 'What the fuck is water?' and swim away. - Author: David Foster Wallace
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#73. When I was young and bold and strong,
The right was right, the wrong was wrong.
With plume on high and flag unfurled,
I rode away to right the world.
But now I'm old - and good and bad,
Are woven in a crazy plaid.
I sit and say the world is so,
And wise is s/he who lets it go. - Author: Dorothy Parker
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#74. For if the mystery concealed of old is made manifest to the Apostles through the prophetic writings, and if the prophets, being wise men, understood what proceeded from their own mouths, then the prophets knew what was made manifest to the Apostles. - Author: Origen
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#75. What is a normal goal to a young person becomes a neurotic hindrance in old age. - CARL JUNG No wise person ever wanted to be younger. - NATIVE AMERICAN APHORISM - Author: Richard Rohr
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#76. The Old Testament contains fabulous elements. The New Testament consists mostly of teaching, not of narrative at all: but where it is narrative, it is, in my opinion, historical. As to the fabulous element in the Old Testament, I very much doubt if you would be wise to chuck it out. - Author: C.S. Lewis
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#77. 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. - Author: Larissa Ione
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#78. There is an old saying, or should be, that it is a wise economist who recognizes the scope of his own generalizations. - Author: John Kenneth Galbraith
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#79. But I think I have done right to save the vision in this way, even though I may die sooner because I did it; for I know the meaning of the vision is wise and beautiful and good; and you can see that I am only a pitiful old man after all. - Author: Black Elk
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