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Doubt the conventional wisdom unless you can verify it with reason and experiment.
What's different now is that while political leaders used to give talking points to talk radio, now talk-radio hosts are giving talking points to political leaders. It's all part of the suffocating spin cycle we're in. In media, politics and publishing, the conventional wisdom is to play to this base.
Now all the knowledge and wisdom that is in creatures, whether angels or men, is nothing else but a participation of that one eternal, immutable and increased wisdom of God.
Books should to one of these fours ends conduce, for wisdom, piety, delight, or use.
Your aim will be knowledge and wisdom, not the reflected glamour of fame.
Abbott L. Lowell
I find the fact that billionaires are quoted as if the fact that they are billionaires gives them some kind of wisdom is outrageous.
The most important lesson of New Labour is this: Every time we made progress we did it by challenging the conventional wisdom.
To know one's self is wisdom, but not to know one's neighbors is genius.
A few years ago you couldn't go from TV to film. It was like a 'no no' but I believe when you find a plan and purpose that God has for your life, there's not anything man can do to you. Especially when your faith is not really standing in the wisdom of man, you're really standing in the wisdom of God.
I left school at 16 but I wish I'd gone to university - I think I would have studied English literature. I had a knack for that. But I don't think you have the kind of wisdom at 16 to make that decision.
It is not white hair that engenders wisdom.
As far as feeling freedom in my career now versus five years ago... I think if I feel any more free it's simply because of the experiences that I've had, and the wisdom I've accumulated from that time.
Mary Chapin Carpenter
The current wisdom now is that if the three networks are covering the news the same way the difference is the anchor people. I think that won't be true in the future.
All human wisdom works and has worries and grief as reward.
Johann Georg Hamann
He read his mind. He's a strange sort of man, isn't he? It's not just the advice and the wisdom that he has.
Remembering is painful, it's difficult, but it can be inspiring and it can give wisdom.
Most things break, including hearts. The lessons of life amount not to wisdom, but to scar tissue and callus.
Losing faith in your own singularity is the start of wisdom, I suppose; also the first announcement of death.
If they can prove that I am wrong by that time, I will give it up to their wisdom, but not after to any one's judgment, till I see the end of another year; for the Lord will begin with a new century; and I will see what he will do, before I will hearken to any man's judgment.
You want people walking away from the conversation with some kernel of wisdom or some kind of impact.
Harry Dean Stanton
Follow the wisdom of the great actor, James Cagney, you hit your mark, you look the other guy in the eye, and you tell the truth.
The seven wise men of Greece, so famous for their wisdom all the world over, acquired all that fame, each of them, by a single sentence consisting of two or three words.
This age thinks better of a gilded fool Than of a threadbare saint in wisdom's school.
The 'wisdom of the crowds' is the most ridiculous statement I've heard in my life. Crowds are dumb.
However, I must not indulge in homespun wisdom here before so distinguished an assembly, especially as I am to be followed by a representative of science.
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