Quotes by wisdom

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  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
    Bertrand Russell
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    Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
    Aristotle
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    First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end.
  • Reinhold Niebuhr
    Reinhold Niebuhr
    American theologist, historian 1892-1971
    Reinhold Niebuhr
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    God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
  • G. C. Lichtenberg
    G. C. Lichtenberg
    German writer and physicist 1742-1799
    G. C. Lichtenberg
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    He swallowed a lot of wisdom, but all of it seems to have gone down the wrong way.
  • Lao-Tzu
    Lao-Tzu
    Chinese philosopher +/- 600 BC
    Lao-Tzu
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    Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power.
  • J. Russel
    J. Russel
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    A proverb is one man's wit and all men's wisdom.
  • Confucius
    Confucius
    Chinese philosopher 551 BC - 479 BC
    Confucius
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    By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.
  • Euripides
    Euripides
    Greek tragedian and poet 480-406 BC
    Euripides
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    Cleverness is not wisdom.
  • Anthony Robbins
    Anthony Robbins
    American author, entrepreneur, philanthropist and life coach 1960-
    Anthony Robbins
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    Create a vision and never let the environment, other people's beliefs, or the limits of what has been done in the past shape your decisions. Ignore conventional wisdom.
  • Mahatma Gandhi
    Mahatma Gandhi
    Indian politician 1917-1985
    Mahatma Gandhi
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    It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.
  • Martin Luther King
    Martin Luther King
    American preacher 1929-1968
    Martin Luther King
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    Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
    Mark Twain
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    A man never reaches that dizzy height of wisdom that he can no longer be lead by the nose.
  • Anne Bradstreet
    Anne Bradstreet
    English American poet 1612-1672
    Anne Bradstreet
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    Authority without wisdom is like a heavy ax without an edge, fitter to bruise than to polish.
  • Carl Sandburg
    Carl Sandburg
    American Poet 1878-1967
    Carl Sandburg
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    Back of every mistaken venture and defeat is the laughter of wisdom, if you listen.
  • Walter Benjamin
    Walter Benjamin
    German philosopher 1882-1940
    Walter Benjamin
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    Counsel woven into the fabric of real life is wisdom.
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