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
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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.
  • 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.
  • Josh Billings
    Josh Billings
    American humorist 1815-1885
    Josh Billings
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    Experience increases our wisdom but doesn't reduce our follies.
  • 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.
  • Francis Bacon
    Francis Bacon
    English philosopher and statesman 1561-1626
    Francis Bacon
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    A prudent question is one-half 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.
  • 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.
  • Henri-Frédéric Amiel
    Henri-Frédéric Amiel
    Swiss philosopher and poet 1821-1881
    Henri-Frédéric Amiel
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    To know how to grow old is the master work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living.
  • Aeschylus
    Aeschylus
    Greek dramatist BC 525-456
    Aeschylus
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    Wisdom comes alone through suffering.
  • Bhagavad Gita
    Bhagavad Gita
    Hindu scripture in Sanskrit
    Bhagavad Gita
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    Action should culminate in wisdom.
  • All human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope.
  • 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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