"Excellence, then, is a state concerned with choice, lying in a mean, relative to us, this being determined by reason and in the way in which the man of practical wisdom would determine it."
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"In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration."
"To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future."
"Wisdom has its root in goodness, not goodness its root in wisdom."
"Pain and foolishness lead to great bliss and complete knowledge, for Eternal Wisdom created nothing under the sun in vain."
"However glorious an action in itself, it ought not to pass for great if it be not the effect of wisdom and intention."
"The older I get the more wisdom I find in the ancient rule of taking first things first. A process which often reduces the most complex human problem to a manageable proportion."
"Most of our pocket wisdom is conceived for the use of mediocre people, to discourage them from ambitious attempts, and generally console them in their mediocrity."
"At sixty, I know little more about wisdom than I did at thirty, but I know a great deal more about folly."
"In life, all good things come hard, but wisdom is the hardest to come by."
"The wisdom of age: don't stop walking."
"Just as a cautious businessman avoids investing all his capital in one concern, so wisdom would probably admonish us also not to anticipate all our happiness from one quarter alone."
"Enraging liberals is simply one of the more enjoyable side effects of my wisdom."
"I learned some valuable lessons about the legislative process, the importance of bipartisan cooperation and the wisdom of taking small steps to get a big job done."
"Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance."
"Back of every mistaken venture and defeat is the laughter of wisdom, if you listen."
"Knowledge which is divorced from justice, may be called cunning rather than wisdom."
"Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance."
"They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom."
"God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, courage to change the things which should be changed and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other."
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