Howard Zinn was magical as a teacher. Witty, irreverent, and wise, he loved what he was teaching and clearly wanted his students to love it, also.
When we become a really mature, grown-up, wise society, we will put teachers at the center of the community, where they belong. We don’t honor them enough, we don’t pay them enough.
Study how water flows in a valley stream, smoothly and freely between the rocks. Also learn from holy books and wise people. Everything – even mountains, rivers, plants and trees – should be your teacher.
Let me smile with the wise, and feed with the rich.
Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.
A wise man will make haste to forgive, because he knows the true value of time, and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
Between falsehood and useless truth there is little difference. As gold which he cannot spend will make no man rich, so knowledge which cannot apply will make no man wise.
A wise man is cured of ambition by ambition itself; his aim is so exalted that riches, office, fortune and favour cannot satisfy him.
It’s so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and say the opposite.
I have read in Plato and Cicero sayings that are wise and very beautiful; but I have never read in either of them: Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden.
When you are winning a war almost everything that happens can be claimed to be right and wise.
It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look further than you can see.
The mind that is wise mourns less for what age takes away; than what it leaves behind.
Modest doubt is called the beacon of the wise.
It is a wise father that knows his own child.
Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course.
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
Look wise, say nothing, and grunt. Speech was given to conceal thought.
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
There is no one thoroughly despicable. We cannot descend much lower than an idiot; and an idiot has some advantages over a wise man.
The way to get on in the world is to be neither more nor less wise, neither better nor worse than your neighbours.
It is not fit that every man should travel; it makes a wise man better, and a fool worse.
A wise traveler never despises his own country.
That which is not, shall never be; that which is, shall never cease to be. To the wise, these truths are self-evident.
Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people.
If suffering brings wisdom, I would wish to be less wise.
If the fool would persist in his folly he would become wise.
A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.
The fool who persists in his folly will become wise.
We can learn much from wise words, little from wisecracks, and less from wise guys.
Wise are they who have learned these truths: Trouble is temporary. Time is tonic. Tribulation is a test tube.
It is wise to direct your anger towards problems – not people; to focus your energies on answers – not excuses.
Wise are those who learn that the bottom line doesn’t always have to be their top priority.
Bankers know that history is inflationary and that money is the last thing a wise man will hoard.
The shallow consider liberty a release from all law, from every constraint. The wise man sees in it, on the contrary, the potent Law of Laws.
Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy the mad daughter of a wise mother. These daughters have too long dominated the earth.
He who is not just is severe, he who is not wise is sad.
He is a hard man who is only just, and a sad one who is only wise.
Is there anyone so wise as to learn by the experience of others?
The wise man does not grow old, but ripens.
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