Seek Out Wisdom


“Can I have a little bit of your wisdom?”

Lyndon B. Johnson’s frequent question to Senator Harry Byrd

"Old men want to feel that the experience which has come with their years is valuable, that their advice is valuable, that they possess a sagacity that could be obtained only through experience -- a sagacity that could be of use to young men if only young men would ask.”  Robert Caro, two-time Pulitzer-prize winning biographer, in reference to LBJ seeking advice from older men in the United States Senate in 1949.

Question: What "old guy" could you seek wisdom from today?

The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom,

and whatever you get, get insight.

Proverbs 4:7



“Can I have...?” in Passage of Power by Robert A. Caro, page 473.

"Old men ..." in Master of the Senate, by Robert A. Caro, page 160.