— Allen C. Guelzo American historian 1953
2010s, The Bicentennial Lincolns (2010)
„Sometimes in our lives we all have pain
We all have sorrow
But if we are wise
We know that there's always tomorrow.“
— Bill Withers American singer-songwriter and musician 1938 - 2020
"Lean on Me", on Still Bill (1972) Live performance (1972) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iw6HeeuvTWo · Rock & Roll Hall of Fame performance (2015) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YapAxPfRyI
— Oprah Winfrey American businesswoman, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist 1954
Variante: Everything happens for a reason, even when we are not wise enough to see it. When there is no struggle, there is no strength.
— Anne Frank victim of the Holocaust and author of a diary 1929 - 1945
„She was sensible and clever, but eager in everything; her sorrows, her joys, could have no moderation.“
— Jane Austen English novelist 1775 - 1817
Fuente: Sense and Sensibility: The Screenplay
„It isn't wise to be rude to one's mother. She knows everything about your childhood that is potentially embarassing.“
— Mercedes Lackey American novelist and short story writer 1950
„Of course, when you are winning a war almost everything that happens can be claimed to be right and wise.“
— Winston S. Churchill Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1874 - 1965
In The Second World War, Volume V : Closing the Ring (1952) Chapter 12 (Island Prizes Lost).
Post-war years (1945–1955)
„In his face there came to be a brooding peace that is seen most often in the faces of the very sorrowful or the very wise. But still he wandered through the streets of the town, always silent and alone.“
— Carson McCullers, libro The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
Fuente: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
„But the wise man is fortified against all inroads; he is alert; he will not retreat before the attack of poverty, or of sorrow, or of disgrace, or of pain. He will walk undaunted both against them and among them.“
— Seneca the Younger, libro Cartas a Lucilio
Epistulae Morales ad Lucilium (Moral Letters to Lucilius), Letter LIX: On Pleasure and Joy
„Every meeting led to a parting, and so it would, as long as life was mortal. In every meeting there was some of the sorrow of parting, but in everything parting there was some of the joy of meeting as well.“
— Cassandra Clare, libro Princesa mecánica
Fuente: Clockwork Princess
— Jiddu Krishnamurti Indian spiritual philosopher 1895 - 1986
3rd Public Talk, Brockwood Park, UK (5 September 1981)
— George Eliot, libro The Mill on the Floss
The Mill on the Floss (1860)
— Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1885 - 1968
Donde se lamentan todos, no se oyen lamentos.
„If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn't be. And what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?“
— Lewis Carroll English writer, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer 1832 - 1898
Fuente: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass
„Why grab possessions like thieves, or divide them like socialists when you can ignore them like wise men: that you may belong to everything and everything be yours inclusive of yourself.“
— Natalie Clifford Barney writer and salonist 1876 - 1972
In "My Country 'tis of Thee", ADAM International Review, No. 299 (1962)
Contexto: I am beginning to have a healthy dread of possessions, be it of a country, a house, a being or even an idea. If we are bothered by possessions we cannot really live either from without or from within; we are the possession of our possessions. All wars and most loves come from the possessive instinct. Why grab possessions like thieves, or divide them like socialists when you can ignore them like wise men: that you may belong to everything and everything be yours inclusive of yourself.
Could we, and we can, have the vital necessities for all, we should do away with this cry of class and begin to differentiate between individuals.
Individual superiority can alone feed the soul and give back through some materialisation of itself this individualised wealth of being.
„We feel much sorrow for you, the elm tree had said. But what kind of sorrow—a real and sincere sorrow, or the superficial and pedantic sorrow of the immortal for a frail and flickering creature that was about to die?“
— Clifford D. Simak, libro All Flesh is Grass
Fuente: All Flesh is Grass (1965), Chapter 24 (p. 247)