— Oscar Wilde Irish writer and poet 1854 - 1900
„A calm despair, without angry convulsions or reproaches directed at heaven, is the essence of wisdom.“
— Alfred De Vigny French poet, playwright, and novelist 1797 - 1863
Un désespoir paisible, sans convulsions de colère et sans reproches au ciel est la sagesse même.
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Journal d'un poète (1867)
— Thomas Fuller (writer) British physician, preacher, and intellectual 1654 - 1734
Compare Poor Richard's Almanack (1735) : The cunning man steals a horse, the wise man lets him alone.
Introductio ad prudentiam: Part II (1727), Gnomologia (1732)
— Rick Riordan, книга The Son of Neptune
Источник: The Son of Neptune
„But goodness alone is never enough. A hard, cold wisdom is required for goodness to accomplish good. Goodness without wisdom always accomplishes evil.“
— Robert A. Heinlein, книга Stranger in a Strange Land
Источник: Stranger in a Strange Land
— Patañjali ancient Indian scholar(s) of grammar and linguistics, of yoga, of medical treatises -200 - -150 до н.э.
Источник: The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
— Charles Hamilton Aide French writer 1826 - 1906
Remember or Forget, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
„As yonder tower outstretches to the earth
The dark triangle of its shade alone
When the clear day is shining on its top;
So, darkness in the pathway of man's life
Is but the shadow of God's providence,
By the great Sun of wisdom cast thereon;
And what is dark below is light in heaven.“
— John Greenleaf Whittier American Quaker poet and advocate of the abolition of slavery 1807 - 1892
Источник: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 282
„There is truth, my boy. But the doctrine you desire, absolute, perfect dogma that alone provides wisdom, does not exist.“
— Hermann Hesse, книга The Glass Bead Game
The Glass Bead Game (1943)
Контексте: "If only there were a dogma to believe in. Everything is contradictory, everything tangential; there are no certainties anywhere. Everything can be interpreted one way and then again interpreted in the opposite sense. The whole of history can be explained as development and progress and can also be seen as nothing but decadence and meaninglessness. Isn't there any truth? Is there no real and valid doctrine?"
The Master had never heard him speak so fervently. He walked on in silence for a little, then said, "There is truth, my boy. But the doctrine you desire, absolute, perfect dogma that alone provides wisdom, does not exist. Nor should you long for a perfect doctrine, my friend. Rather, you should long for the perfection of yourself. The deity is within you, not in ideas and books. Truth is lived, not taught. Be prepared for conflicts, Joseph Knecht — I can see they have already begun."
„Human wisdom alone is not enough, it is not complete. Only universal truth can provide the highest wisdom. Take away the word Zen and put Truth or Order of the Universe in its place.“
— Taisen Deshimaru Japanese Buddhist monk 1914 - 1982
Online interview http://www.zen-deshimaru.com/EN/sangha/deshimaru/q-r/0101.htm
Контексте: Religions remain what they are. Zen is meditation. Meditation is the foundation of every religion. People today feel an intense need to go back to the source of religious life, to the pure essence in the depths of themselves which they can discover only through actually experiencing it. They also need to be able to concentrate their minds in order to find the highest wisdom and freedom, which is spiritual in nature, in their efforts to deal with the influences of every description imposed upon them by their environment. Human wisdom alone is not enough, it is not complete. Only universal truth can provide the highest wisdom. Take away the word Zen and put Truth or Order of the Universe in its place.
„Dynasties rise and fall according to what the Chinese used to call 'the mandate of heaven', but life for the peasant changes little. Everything depends on the wisdom of the ruler.“
— Kenneth Minogue Australian political theorist 1930 - 2013
Источник: Politics: A Very Short Introduction, Chapter 1
Контексте: In a despotic government, the ultimate principle of order issues from the inclinations of the despot himself. Yet despotism is not a system in which justice is entirely meaningless: it has generally prevailed in highly traditional societies where custom is king and the prevailing terms of justice are accepted as part of the natural order of things. Each person fits into a divinely recognized scheme. Dynasties rise and fall according to what the Chinese used to call 'the mandate of heaven', but life for the peasant changes little. Everything depends on the wisdom of the ruler.
„Wisdom's daughter walks alone.
That didn't just mean without other people, Annabeth realized. It meant without any special powers.“
— Rick Riordan, The Mark of Athena
Источник: The Mark of Athena
„My heart, have you no wisdom thus to despair?
My love, my love, my love, why have you left me alone?“
— James Joyce Irish novelist and poet 1882 - 1941
From the poem I Hear an Army http://www.bartleby.com/103/128.html
„As when on some secluded branch in forest far and wide sits perched an owl, who, full of self-conceit and self-created wisdom, explains, comments, condemns, ordains and order things not understood, yet full of importance still holds forth to stocks and stones around — so sits and scribbles Mike.“
— Michael Faraday English scientist 1791 - 1867
Of himself and his writing abilities, as quoted in A Random Walk in Science (1973) by Robert L. Weber, p. 76
„Our recent decisions make plain that we do not sit as a super-legislature to weigh the wisdom of legislation nor to decide whether the policy which it expresses offends the public welfare.“
— William O. Douglas Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States 1898 - 1980
Writing for the court, Day-Brite Lighting, Inc. v. Missouri, 342 U.S. 421 (1952)
„To be resign'd when ills betide,
Patient when favours are deni'd,
And pleas'd with favours given,—
Dear Chloe, this is wisdom's part;
This is that incense of the heart
Whose fragrance smells to heaven.“
— Nathaniel Cotton British writer 1707 - 1788
The Fireside, stanza 11, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919). Compare: "The incense of the heart may rise", Pierpont, Every Place a Temple, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
„I set my mind to seek and explore by wisdom concerning all that has been done under heaven. It is a grievous task which God has given to the sons of men to be afflicted with.“
— Solomon king of Israel and the son of David -1011 - -931 до н.э.
Ecclesiastes, 1:13 http://bible.cc/ecclesiastes/1-13.htm, New American Standard Bible
„Dawn, ever bearing some divine increase
Of beauty, love, and wisdom round the world,
Dawn, like a wild-rose in the fields of heaven
Washed grey with dew, awoke, and found the barque
At anchor in a little land-locked bay.“
— Alfred Noyes English poet 1880 - 1958
Book VIII, p. 148
Drake, an English Epic (1908)
— Charles Dickens, книга Hard Times
Bk. III, Ch. 1
Hard Times (1854)