Quotes: wisdom

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  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
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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.
  • Anatole France
    Anatole France
    French writer (ps. of J. A. Thibault) 1844-1924
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    Irony is the gaiety of reflection and the joy of wisdom.
  • Calvin Coolidge
    Calvin Coolidge
    American president 1872-1933
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    Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. It may not be difficult to store up in the mind a vast quantity of face within a comparatively short time, but the ability to form judgments requires the severe discipline of hard work and the tempering heat of experience and maturity.
  • Woody Allen
    Woody Allen
    American movie director and actor 1935 -
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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
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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.
  • John Henry Newman
    John Henry Newman
    English theologian 1801-1890
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    A great memory is never made synonymous with wisdom, any more than a dictionary would be called a treatise.
  • Ralph Waldo Trine
    Ralph Waldo Trine
    American writer
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    A miracle is nothing more or less than this. Anyone who has come into a knowledge of his true identity, of his oneness with the all-pervading wisdom and power, this makes it possible for laws higher than the ordinary mind knows of to be revealed to him.
  • 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-
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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.
  • Joseph Roux
    Joseph Roux
    French cartografist 1725-1793
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    Experience comprises illusions lost, rather than wisdom gained.
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
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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.
  • Anatole France
    Anatole France
    French writer (ps. of J. A. Thibault) 1844-1924
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    I prefer the errors of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.
  • Ansel Adams
    Ansel Adams
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    In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.
  • Josh Billings
    Josh Billings
    American humorist 1815-1885
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    Incredulity is the wisdom of the fool.
  • Frank Zappa
    Frank Zappa
    American rock musician 1940-
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    Information is not knowledge. Knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom is not truth. Truth is not beauty. Beauty is not love. Love is not music. Music is the best.