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Words of Attempted Wisdom

Let the clear-sighted who don't aspire to rule the world, but sustain good life on an even keel all the same, have more of a say. [Cf. Agnes Repplier]

Solid truth, in the long run, can be common sense clarified. [With Thomas H. Huxley]

The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so. [François de La Rochefoucauld]

The cheerful loser looks like a winner. [Cf. Elbert Hubbard]

Good sayings can contain wit and wisdom, and look ruthless. Thus, wit and wisdom seem attuned to ruthlessness. And wit can be ruthless.

How little it takes to make life unbearable: a pebble in the shoe, a cockroach in the spaghetti, a woman's laugh. [H. L. Mencken]

With dwindling resources to share on Earth, some countries seem to be in for upheavals.

Life is amazing: and the teacher could prepare himself or herself to be a medium for that amazement. [Cf. Edward Blishen]

Seeking to Evolve

Study of the thoughts and thinking patterns of others may do us good. Wit and wisdom often rides on top of that again - yet it depends.

If you must ask, try at least to do it nobly and with boldness. [Johann Kaspar Lavater]

People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy after. [Oliver Goldsmith]

There should be value in unlearning the follies or expiating the mistakes of our youth. [With Percy Bysshe Shelley]

Let not reductive theories, but your own creative individuality come first.

It is more important for the patient [partner, etc.] to understand than for the analyst's theoretical expectations to be satisfied. [Carl G. Jung]

Good sayings and savings can contain wit and wisdom, and assist you so that you can afford to get more skilled in time too.

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