Quotes of Discerning

“ The loss of wealth is loss of dirt, as sages in all times assert; The happy man's without a shirt. ”

- John Heywood

“ For I, who hold sage Homer's rule the best, Welcome the coming, speed the going guest. ”

- Alexander Pope

“ I devised a stunt for getting myself sent back home. My idea was that I should all of a sudden develop an attack of acute appendicitis. ”

- Roald Dahl

“ He thought as a sage, though he felt like a man. ”

- James Beattie

“ There lived a sage in days of yore, And he a handsome pigtail wore; But wondered much and sorrowed more Because it hung behind him. ”

- William Makepeace Thackeray

“ The ultimate in disposing one's troops is to be without ascertainable shape. Then the most penetrating spies cannot pry in nor can the wise lay plans against you. ”

- Sun tzu

“ Oh, Washington! thou hero, patriot sage, Friend of all climes, and pride of every age! ”

- James Russell Lowell

“ To paraphrase several sages: Nobody can think and hit someone at the same time. ”

- Susan Sontag

“ Wine can of their wits the wise beguile,Make the sage frolic, and the serious smile. ”

- Homer

“ Some would be sages if they did not believe they were so already. ”

- Baltasar Gracian

“ President Kennedy is very democratic and very penetrating. ”

- Marilyn Monroe

“ He that can live alone resembles the brute beast in nothing, the sage in much, and God in everything. - The Art of Worldly Wisdom, 1647. ”

- Baltasar Gracian

“ The acquisition of Interact presents Sage with a number of significant opportunities. ”

- Paul Walker

“ The career of a sage is of two kinds: He is either honored by all in the world, Like a flower waving its head, Or else he disappears into the silent forest. ”

- Lao tzu

“ A sage has one advantage; he is immortal. If this is not his century, many others will be. ”

- Baltasar Gracian

“ Where all are selfish, the sage is no better than the fool, and only rather more dangerous. ”

- James Anthony Froude

“ We have learned to express the more delicate nuances of feeling by penetrating more deeply into the mysteries of harmony. ”

- Robert Schumann

“ Life consists in penetrating the unknown, and fashioning our actions in accord with the new knowledge thus acquired. ”

- Leo Tolstoy

“ Whatever poet, orator, or sage may say of it, old age is still old age. ”

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“ There's nothing wrong with being gay. I have plenty of friends who are going to hell. ”

- Stephen Colbert

“ I think that the industry's failure to embrace and create a legal form of downloading is contributing to an already acute problem. ”

- Don Rose

“ She had a penetrating sort of laugh. Rather like a train going into a tunnel. ”

- P.G. Wodehouse

“ I went to the doctor and he said I had acute appendicitis, and I said compared to who? ”

- Jay London

“ There sit the sainted sage, the bard divine, / The few, whom genius gave to shine / Through every unborn age, and undiscovered clime. ”

- Thomas Gray

“ Years hence, perhaps, may dawn an age, / More fortunate, alas! than we, / Which without hardness will be sage, / And gay without frivolity. ”

- Matthew

“ Her guidance and advice are always most acute and as prime minister I was privileged to benefit from both enormously. ”

- Margaret Thatcher

“ There's nothing wrong with being shallow as long as you're insightful about it. ”

- Dennis Miller

“ The industry recovery will not be straight line, but overall should continue to plug along as acute terrorism fears recede and the economy begins to pick up. ”

- Brian Harris

“ We expected President Bush to appoint a woman with the opposite judicial philosophy and paper trail of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Our disappointment is acute. ”

- Phyllis Schlafly

“ They consider me to have sharp and penetrating vision because I see them through the mesh of a sieve. ”

- Khalil Gibran
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