Quotes: wisdom

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • J. Russel
    J. Russel
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    A proverb is one man's wit and all men's 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Authority without wisdom is like a heavy ax without an edge, fitter to bruise than to polish.
  • 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.
  • Walter Benjamin
    Walter Benjamin
    German philosopher 1882-1940
    Walter Benjamin
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    Counsel woven into the fabric of real life is wisdom.
  • Joseph Roux
    Joseph Roux
    French cartografist 1725-1793
    Joseph Roux
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    Experience comprises illusions lost, rather than wisdom gained.
  • 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.
  • Josh Billings
    Josh Billings
    American humorist 1815-1885
    Josh Billings
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    Incredulity is the wisdom of the fool.
  • Anatole France
    Anatole France
    French writer (ps. of J. A. Thibault) 1844-1924
    Anatole France
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    Irony is the gaiety of reflection and the joy of wisdom.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
    Henry David Thoreau
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    It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.