A Quote by David Oman McKay on benevolence, character, charity, communication, control, deed, dignity, divinity, fatherhood, harmony, justice, laws, life, love, power, self-control, thought, truth, and wisdom

The virtues that combined to make this perfect character are truth, justice, wisdom, benevolence, and self control. His every thought, word, and deed was in harmony with divine law and therefore true. The channel of communication between him and the Father was constantly open so that truth which 'rests upon revelation' was always known to him. . . . His short though eventful life was one of benevolence which comprehends charity and love. His self-control, whether exemplified in his power over his appetites and passions or his dignity and poise when before his persecutors, was perfect-was divine.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: Improvement Era, May 1965, p. 380.

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A Quote by Dave Barry on guidance, needs, peace, television, truth, wisdom, and world

Another possible source of guidance for teenagers is television, but television's message has always been that the need for truth, wisdom and world peace pales by comparison with the need for a toothpaste that offers whiter teeth and fresher breath.

Dave Barry (1947 -)

Source: Kids Today, They Don't Know Dum Diddly Do

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A Quote by Daniel Defoe on wisdom


The height of human wisdom is . . . to make a calm within, under the weight of the greatest storm without.

Daniel Defoe (1661 - 1731)

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A Quote by Cyril Connolly on laziness and wisdom

If one is too lazy to think, too vain to do a thing badly, too cowardly to admit it, one will never attain wisdom.

Cyril Connolly (1903 - 1974)

Source: The Unquiet Grave, 1944.

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A Quote by Confucius on understanding and wisdom

To understand yourself is the key to wisdom.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on experience, imitation, learning, reflection, and wisdom

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and Third, by experience, which is the bitterest.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Clifford Stoll on information, knowledge, understanding, wisdom, and internet

Data is not information; information is not knowledge; knowledge is not understanding; understanding is not wisdom.

Clifford Stoll

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A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on love, philosophy, and wisdom

Rightly defined philosophy is simply the love of wisdom.

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

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A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on divorce, justice, knowledge, and wisdom

Knowledge which is divorced from justice, may be called cunning rather than wisdom.

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

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A Quote by Chuang Chou, a.k.a. Chuang Tzu, Chuang Tse Chuang on acting, blindness, colors, confusion, good, honor, kindness, knowledge, love, lust, men, music, play, reason, rest, vision, wisdom, and world

You train your eye and your vision lusts after color. You train your ear, and you long for delightful sound. You delight in doing good, and your natural kindness is blown out of shape. You delight in righteousness, and you become righteous beyond all reason. You overdo liturgy, and you turn into a ham actor. Overdo your love of music, and you play corn. Love of wisdom leads to wise contriving. Love of knowledge leads to faultfinding. If men would stay as they really are, taking or leaving these eight delights would make no difference. But if they will not rest in their right state, the eight delights develop like malignant tumors. The world falls into confusion. Since men honour these delights, and lust after them, the world has gone stone-blind. When the delight is over, they still will not let go of it. . . .

Chuang Tzu (c.360 BC - c. 275 BC)

Source: Quotations from Chuang Tzu, (11:1-2, pp. 103-104)

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