Wisdom is the abstract of the past, but beauty is the promise of the future.
The movements of exaltation which belong to genius are egotistic by their very nature. A calm, clear mind, not subject to the spasms and crises which are so often met with in creative or intensely perceptive natures, is the best basis for love or friendship. Observe, I am talking about minds. I won't say, the more intellect, the less capacity for loving for that would do wrong to the understanding and reason but on the other hand, that the brain runs away with the heart's best blood, which gives the world a few pages of wisdom or sentiment or poetry, instead of making one other heart happy, I have no question.
Wisdom has taught us to be calm and meek, To take one blow, and turn the other cheek It is not written what a man shall do If the rude caitiff smite the other too.
It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
The best part of our knowledge is that which teaches us where knowledge leaves off and ignorance begins.
Knowledge and timber shouldn't be much used till they are seasoned.
I was just going to say, when I was interrupted, that one of the many ways of classifying minds is under the heads of arithmetical and algebraical intellects. All economical and practical wisdom is an extension of the following arithmetical formula 2 2 4. Every philosophical proposition has the more general character of the expression a b c. We are mere operatives, empirics, and egotists until we learn to think in letters instead of figures.
Beauty is the index of a larger fact than wisdom.
It is the folly of the world, constantly, which confounds its wisdom.
Knowledge like timber shouldn't be mush use till they are seasoned.
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