Worldly wisdom teaches that it is better for reputation to fail conventionally than to succeed unconventionally.
All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.
I have no agenda except to be funny. Neither I nor the writers profess to offer any worldly wisdom.
A Lesson on Elementary, Worldly Wisdom As It Relates To Investment Management & Business
I find that to be a fool as to worldly wisdom, and to commit my cause to God, not fearing to offend men, who take offence at the simplicity of truth, is the only way to remain unmoved at the sentiments of others.
Acquire worldly wisdom and adjust your behavior accordingly. If your new behavior gives you a little temporary unpopularity with your peer group then to hell with them.
A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
Never open the door to a lesser evil, for other and greater ones invariably slink in after it.
The sole advantage of power is that you can do more good.
Life is a warfare against the malice of others.
A bad manner spoils everything, even reason and justice; a good one supplies everything, gilds a No, sweetens a truth, and adds a touch of beauty to old age itself.
Hope has a good memory, gratitude a bad one.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
When desire dies, fear is born.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
Great ability develops and reveals itself increasingly with every new assignment.
It is better to sleep on things beforehand than lie awake about them afterwards.
Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.
He that has satisfied his thirst turns his back on the well.
A beautiful woman should break her mirror early.
Worldly Wisdom Do not stay in the field! Nor climb out of sight. The best view of the world Is from a medium height.
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