Quotes: wisdom

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  • Confucius
    Confucius
    Chinese philosopher 551 BC - 479 BC
    Confucius
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    To be fond of learning is near to wisdom; to practice with vigor is near to benevolence; and to be conscious of shame is near to fortitude. He who knows these three things
  • Aristophanes
    Aristophanes
    Ancient Greek comic playwright 446BC-386BC
    Aristophanes
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    A man may learn wisdom even from a foe.
  • Greg Anderson
    Greg Anderson
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    Let us be about setting high standards for life, love, creativity, and wisdom. If our expectations in these areas are low, we are not likely to experience wellness. Setting high standards makes every day and every decade worth looking forward to.
  • Cato the Elder
    Cato the Elder
    Roman senator and historian 234-149 BC
    Cato the Elder
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    Tis sometimes the height of wisdom to feign stupidity.
  • Josh Billings
    Josh Billings
    American humorist 1815-1885
    Josh Billings
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    Experience increases our wisdom but doesn't reduce our follies.
  • Francis Bacon
    Francis Bacon
    English philosopher and statesman 1561-1626
    Francis Bacon
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    A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
  • Aeschylus
    Aeschylus
    Greek dramatist BC 525-456
    Aeschylus
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    And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.
  • James Allen
    James Allen
    British philosophical writer 1864-1912
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    The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.
  • William Faulkner
    William Faulkner
    American writer 1897-1962
    William Faulkner
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    The end of wisdom is to dream high enough to lose the dream in the seeking of it.
  • Aeschylus
    Aeschylus
    Greek dramatist BC 525-456
    Aeschylus
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    Wisdom comes alone through suffering.
  • Alexandre Dumas
    Alexandre Dumas
    French writer 1802-1870
    Alexandre Dumas
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    All human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope.
  • William Arthur Ward
    William Arthur Ward
    American writer and poet 1921-1994
    William Arthur Ward
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    Committing a great truth to memory is admirable; committing it to life is wisdom.
  • Bhagavad Gita
    Bhagavad Gita
    Hindu scripture in Sanskrit
    Bhagavad Gita
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    Action should culminate in wisdom.
  • Woody Allen
    Woody Allen
    American movie director and actor 1935 -
    Woody Allen
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    More than any time in history mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness, the other to total extinction. Let us pray that we have the wisdom to choose correctly.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
    Henry David Thoreau
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    To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, nor even to found a school, but so to love wisdom as to live according to its dictates a life of simplicity, independence, magnanimity, and trust. It is to solve some of the problems of life, not only theoretically, but practically.
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