Wisdom is not the ability to see dark clouds on the horizon: it is the ability to use the sunshine you've got productively. (from a friend who's trying to put things back together out of a difficult situation)
And, on an entirely other subject, a comment from an uncle to his neice, who was complaining that her husband only thought of her as a sex object: "He's had practice, as a teenager and a little later, at sublimating that urge. But what you have to understand is that when he has to sublimate it, it's you who get shut out. He sublimates you, too. If I were you, I'd be happy for the attention."
Both, in different situations, speaking as truthfully as they can. Truth, like kindness, is dazzling, and always worth knowing.