An Attempt at Organization 
This page was huge and sort of willy-nilly. I thought I'd try to give it some organization by broadly categorizing it into era, which gives you a better sense of what's on the page in a short amount of time. Now, as you can see, I didn't know what era all the quotes fell into (what a scholar I would be if I did!), and I further imagine I'm flat wrong about a couple, and even further that some of the categories may be a little fuzzily defined on the edges. You may choose to fix any of this, but I hope the effort has been successful, and a good start. Stancollins 15:33, 26 July 2005 (UTC)
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If you find a solution and become attached to it, the solution may become your next problem.
Given a choice between grief and nothing, I'd choose grief. -- William Faulkner
Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. This is another paradox: what is soft is strong. ~ Lao Zi (Lao-Tzu)
This quotation seems to have nothing to do with wisdom!