Here is a choice selection of quotes on challenging conventions.
‘To know when to be generous and when to be firm – that is wisdom.’
‘The function of wisdom is to differentiate between good and evil.’
‘Science is organised knowledge. Wisdom is organised life.’
‘We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.’
George Bernard Shaw
‘Moral cowardice that keeps us from speaking our minds is as dangerous to this country as irresponsible talk. The right way is not always the popular and easy way. Standing for right when it is unpopular is true test of moral character.’
Margaret Chase Smith
‘Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.’
‘Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.’
‘We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom.’
Stephen Vincent Benet
‘A man may fulfill the object of his existence by asking a question he cannot answer, and attempting a task he cannot achieve.’
Oliver Wendell Holmes
‘If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps life moving, you lose that courage to be, that quality that helps you go on in spite of it all. And so today I still have a dream.’
Martin Luther King Jr.
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