A Quote by Gertrude Jekyll on garden, knowledge, wisdom, and work

In garden arrangement, as in all other kinds of decorative work, one has not only to acquire a knowledge of what to do, but also to gain some wisdom in perceiving what it is well to let alone.

Gertrude Jekyll

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A Quote by Gerald Brenan on wisdom


Wisdom is keeping a sense of fallibility of all our views and opinions.

Gerald Brenan (1894 -)

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A Quote by George Santayana on disillusionment and wisdom

Wisdom comes by disillusionment.

George Santayana (1863 - 1952)

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A Quote by George Macdonald on belief, christ, god, jesus, knowledge, leadership, truth, and wisdom

Sad, indeed, would the whole matter be if the Bible had told us everything God meant us to believe. But herein is the Bible greatly wronged. It nowhere lays claim to be regarded as the Word, the Way, the Truth. The Bible leads us to Jesus, the inexhaustible, the ever-unfolding Revelation of God. It is Christ "in whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge," not the Bible, save as leading to Him.

George Macdonald (1824 - 1905)

Source: "The Higher Faith"

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A Quote by George Herbert Walker Bush on children, divorce, family, justice, losing, love, parenthood, people, statistics, and wisdom

Then we lost a child, there was that incident, a four year-old little girl. It had a profound effect on me and on Barbara. You know, . . . when you lose a child some families go apart. There's a common wisdom that the loss of a loved one for parents divides them later on. People cite divorce statistics. In our case it was just the other way around. And our family has been close, close, close. And Barbara and I have been married for over 50 years, and I think that horrible incident drew us even closer together.

George H.W. Bush (1924 -)

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A Quote by George Eliot on laughter and wisdom

In the vain laughter of folly wisdom hears half its applause.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Romola, bk. 1, ch. 12, 1863.

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A Quote by George Eliot on helpful, pity, simplicity, and wisdom

More helpful than all wisdom is one draught of simple human pity that will not forsake us.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: The Mill on the Floss, bk. 7, ch. 1, 1860.

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A Quote by George Eliot on inventions, lies, solitude, soul, time, wilderness, wisdom, and path

There is no short-cut no patent tram-road, to wisdom. After all the centuries of invention, the soul's path lies through the thorny wilderness which must still be trodden in solitude, with bleeding feet, with sobs for help, as it was trodden by them of old time.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

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A Quote by George Crabbe on idleness, wisdom, and wishes

In idle wishes, fools supinely stay. Be there a will and wisdom finds a way.

George Crabbe (1754 - 1832)

Source: The Birth of Flattery.

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A Quote by Geoffrey Chaucer on good and wisdom

What is bettre than wisdom ? Womman. And what is bettre than a good womman? No-thing.

Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1340 - 1400)

Source: The Canterbury Tales, The Tale of Melibeus

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