Top 60 Quotes About Sagacity

#1. Manhood and sagacity ripen of themselves; it suffices not to repress or distort them.

George Santayana

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#2. The mind is found most acute and most uneasy in the morning. Uneasiness is, indeed, a species of sagacity - a passive sagacity. Fools are never uneasy.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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#3. Men of his strength of purpose, and customary sagacity, if they chance to adopt a mistaken opinion in practical matters, so wedge it and fasten it among things known to be true, that to wrench it out of their minds is hardly less difficult than pulling up an oak.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

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#4. Chapter 3. That the Romans Did Not Show Their Usual Sagacity When They Trusted that They Would Be Benefited by the Gods Who Had Been Unable to Defend Troy. And these

Augustine Of Hippo

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#5. Well was it said by a man of sagacity that dancing was a sort of privileged and reputable folly, and that the best way to be convinced of this was to close the ears and judge of it by the eyes alone.

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

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#6. War has always been the grand sagacity of every spirit which has grown too inward and too profound; its curative power lies even in the wounds one receives.

Friedrich Nietzsche

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#7. Fear is an instructor of great sagacity, and the herald of all revolutions.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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#8. Serendipity is the way to make discoveries, by accident but also by sagacity, of things one is not in quest of. Based on experience, knowledge, it is the creative exploitation of the unforeseen.

Adrian Bejan

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#9. Old men want to feel that the experience which has come with their years is valuable, that their advice is valuable, that they possess a sagacity that could be obtained only through experience - a sagacity that could be of use to young men if only young men would ask.

Robert A. Caro

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#10. Criticism, though dignified from the earliest ages by the labours of men eminent for knowledge and sagacity, has not yet attained the certainty and stability of science.

Samuel Johnson

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#11. It takes no more actual sagacity to carry on the everyday hawking and haggling of the world, or to ladle out its normal doses of bad medicine and worse law, than it takes to operate a taxicab or fry a pan of fish.

H.L. Mencken

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#12. Serendipitous discoveries are made by chance, found without looking for them but possible only through a sharp vision and sagacity, ready to see the unexpected and never indulgent with the apparently unexplainable.

Horace Walpole

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#13. The transition from cause to effect, from event to event, is often carried on by secret steps, which our foresight cannot divine, and our sagacity is unable to trace.

Joseph Addison

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#14. George Stephenson, with a sagacity of mind in advance of the science of his day, answered, when asked what was the ultimate cause of motion of his locomotive engine, 'that it went by the bottled-up rays of the sun.

Carl Wilhelm Siemens

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#15. The audacity of my sagacity is instrumentality to my successity.

Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha

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#16. The framers of our constitution had the sagacity to vest in Congress all implied powers: that is, powers necessary and proper to carry into effect all the delegated powers wherever vested.

John C. Calhoun

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#17. The idea of governing at all times by the simple force of law (which we have been told is the only admissible principle of republican government) has no place but in the reveries of those political doctors whose sagacity disdains the admonitions of experimental instruction.

Alexander Hamilton

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#18. The Sovereign has, under a constitutional monarchy such as ours, three rights - the right to be consulted, the right to encourage, the right to warn. And a king of great sense and sagacity would want no others.

Walter Bagehot

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#19. Common sense is a phrase employed to denote that degree of intelligence, sagacity, and prudence which is common to all men.

William Fleming

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#20. It is only with prudence, sagacity, and much dexterity that great aims are accomplished, and all obstacles surmounted. Otherwise nothing is accomplished.

Napoleon Bonaparte

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#21. In practice it is possible to determine directly the skin colour and hence the ethnic affiliations of the ancient Egyptians by microscopic analysis in the laboratory; I doubt if the sagacity of the researchers who have studied the question has overlooked the possibility.

Cheikh Anta Diop

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#22. Sagacity, for all his caution and astuteness, the old judge

Agatha Christie

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#23. The most Indian thing about the Indian is surely not his moccasins or his calumet, his wampum or his stone hatched, but traits of character and sagacity, skill, or passion.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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#24. Another form on sagacity and self-defence consists in reacting as seldom as possible and withdrawing from situations and relationships in which one would be condemned as it were to suspend ones 'freedom', ones initiative, and become a mere reagent.

Friedrich Nietzsche

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#25. Your divine sagacity is your life's status symbol.

Ogwo David Emenike

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#26. The successful businessman must be able to foresee possibilities, to estimate with sagacity the outcome in the future.

Frank William Taussig

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#27. A Persian fairy tale tells of the Three Princes of Serendip, who "were always making discoveries, by accident and sagacity, of things they were not in quest of."7 Creativity in the wild operates much like that.

Daniel Goleman

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#28. Fortune has been considered the guardian divinity of fools; and, on this score, she has been accused of blindness; but it should rather be adduced as a proof of her sagacity, when she helps those who cannot help themselves.

Charles Caleb Colton

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#29. So swift, silent and furtive were his movements like those of a trained bloodhound picking out a scent, that I could not but think what a terrible criminal he would have made had he turned his energy and sagacity against the law instead of exerting them in its defense.

Arthur Conan Doyle

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#30. Accept and express your underlying certitude, and it shall be worldwide sagacity.

Ogwo David Emenike

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#31. All business sagacity reduces itself in the last analysis to judicious use of sabotage.

Thorstein Veblen

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#32. Serendipity ... You will understand it better by the derivation than by the definition. I once read a silly fairy tale, called 'The Three Princes of Serendip': as their Highnesses traveled, they were always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things which they were not in quest of.

Horace Walpole

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#33. Baseball is the exponent of American Courage, Confidence, Combativeness, American Dash, Discipline, Determination, American Energy, Eagerness, Enthusiasm, American Pluck, Persistency, Performance, American Spirit, Sagacity, Success, American Vim, Vigor, Virility.

Albert Goodwill Spalding

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#34. Without this tremendous passion for power, influence, and advantage which money gives, how could nature develop the highest type of man? Without this infinite longing, whence would come the discipline which industry, perseverance, tact, sagacity, and frugality give?

Orison Swett Marden

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#35. The dog has seldom been successful in pulling man up to its level of sagacity, but man has frequently dragged the dog down to his.

James Thurber

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#36. Mind not only what people say, but how they say it; and if you have any sagacity, you may discover more truth by your eyes than by your ears. People can say what they will, but they cannot look just as they will; and their looks frequently (reveal) what their words are calculated to conceal.

Lord Chesterfield

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#37. Proverbs often contradict one another, as any reader soon discovers. The sagacity that advises us to look before we leap promptly warns us that if we hesitate we are lost; that absence makes the heart grow fonder, but out of sight, out of mind.

Leo Rosten

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#38. His [the President's] office is anything he has the sagacity and force to make it.

Woodrow Wilson

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#39. A man's genius seems to befriend the more when he reads with open heart, the masterpiece of masterminds, the sagacity of sages, and the ingenious words of geniuses of ages.

Ogwo David Emenike

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#40. I love Winston Churchill. I love the wisdom he had, the sagacity. I like people who are independent-minded. People who aren't part of clans or systems, who are talented and free, and able to do things without being corrupted by the system.

Lapo Elkann

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#41. Honest and outspoken, honorable and uncompromising, Jubal A. Early epitomized much that was the Southern Confederacy. His self-reliance, courage, sagacity, and devotion to the cause brought confidence then just as it inspires reverence now.

James I. Robertson Jr.

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#42. When I was foolish, I detested sagacity. I ate the fruits of my foolishness and ignorance. I thank God because I was once foolish. It was from my foolishness that I learnt and understood the true savour of sagacity.

Ogwo David Emenike

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#43. Happy the man who gains sagacity in youth, but thrice happy he who retains the fervour of youth in age.

Dagobert D. Runes

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#44. And through a Riddle, at the last--
Sagacity, must go--

Emily Dickinson

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#45. A man doesn't like to have his ego popped, especially when he prides himself on his sagacity, and then to be proved wrong by a man who claims he doesn't know anything.

E.A. Bucchianeri

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#46. Egotism is usually subversive of sagacity.

Marianne Moore

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#47. The most holy cannibalism you can perform is to eat the flesh and blood of sagacity, and by sharing it with other wisdom thirsty cannibals.

Michael Bassey Johnson

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#48. The enemy of art is the enemy of nature; art is nothing but the highest sagacity and exertions of human nature; and what nature will he honor who honors not the human?

Johann Kaspar Lavater

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#49. Sydney Smith playfully says that common sense was invented by Socrates, that philosopher having been one of its most conspicuous exemplars in conducting the contest of practical sagacity against stupid prejudice and illusory beliefs.

Edwin Percy Whipple

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#50. The mental disease of the present generation is impatience of study, contempt of the great masters of ancient wisdom, and a disposition to rely wholly upon unassisted genius and natural sagacity.

Samuel Johnson

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#51. It isn't all just kismet. Some of it is serendipity. Some of it is sagacity. A lot of it is doing the right thing simply because we can. The difference between those who don't and those who do, is that those who do, do. It doesn't get any more complicated than that.

Briar Kit Esme

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#52. Great statesmen seem to direct and rule by a sort of power to put themselves in the place of the nation over which they are set, and may thus be said to possess the souls of poets at the same time they display the coarser sense and the more vulgar sagacity of practical men of business.

Woodrow Wilson

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#53. Your selling point is that unique quality like integrity,teachability, honesty, humility, skill, sagacity, love, self-confidence, vision, compassion and kindness which distinguishes you among your contemporaries.

Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha

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#54. The conduct of the criminal investigation has been left in the experienced hands of Inspector Lestrade, of Scotland Yard, who is following up the clues with his accustomed energy and sagacity.

Arthur Conan Doyle

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#55. The body is a big sagacity, a plurality with one sense, a war and a peace, a flock and a shepherd.

Friedrich Nietzsche

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#56. When in doubt, tell the truth. That maxim I did invent, but never expected it to be applied to me. I did say, "When you are in doubt," but when I am in doubt myself I use more sagacity.

Mark Twain

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#57. You can become the greatest personality in your community by developing the sagacity of humility, teachability, prosperity-mentality and accountability.

Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha

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#58. It does not take age to be a sage, neither does it require rage to have the courage to be a sage in this day and age.

Ogwo David Emenike

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#59. Great dream or idea comes up when you are thinking of something other than yourself.

Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha

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#60. Wisdom is not taught, it is caught.

Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha

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