To know when to be generous and when firm - that is wisdom.
Elbert Hubbard Giving |
No one escapes pain, fear, and suffering. Yet from pain can come wisdom,
from fear can come courage, from suffering can
come strength - if we have the virtue of resilience.
Eric Greitens, Resilience: Hard-Won Wisdom for Living a Better Life
For well over two thousand years frugality and simple living have been
recommended and praised by people with a reputation for wisdom.
Emrys Westacott, The Wisdom of Frugality: Why Less Is More - More or Less
Big-picture thinkers are comfortable with ambiguity.
They don't try to force every observation or piece of data
into pre-formulated mental cubby holes.
John C. Maxwell Positive Thinking |
Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences.
Norman Cousins Choices |
A significant part of showing respect is simply listening. We offer our presence and open ears - listening to the hidden hurts and heartaches, the deepest dreams and desires of one another.
Rick Warren Listening |
Earth has no balm that can cure the loneliness of the human spirit.
Billy Graham |
There's something about living in a civilized, industrialized
culture that compromises rational thought. Agrarian people
didn't seem to wrestle with it as much. It's easier to keep your
priorities in perspective when they revolve around the tangible elements
of survival - like your next meal.
Andy Stanley Happiness |
. . . just because we feel a certain way doesn't make
that feeling a fact. It only means that we feel that way.
We must learn to press past our feelings.
Joyce Meyer Encouragement |
Patience provides the wisdom to proceed forwards at the right
time and on the right terms.
Estella Eliot, Positively Christian Patience |
Reactions are conditioned behaviors that take the place of common sense
Scott Allan, Rejection Reset Common Sense |
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Serenity Prayer Change |
Thus, a wise individual is the one who learns to see positive
even in unfavorable events and unanticipated behavior of people.
Lindsay J. Hallie, Happiness: Discover Happiness at Every Age... At Every Stage of Life