Quotes by wisdom
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French cartografist 1725-1793
Experience comprises illusions lost, rather than wisdom gained.
English writer 1894-1963
Facts are ventriloquists dummies. Sitting on a wise man's knee they may be made to utter words of wisdom; elsewhere, they say nothing, or talk nonsense, or indulge in sheer diabolism.
American humorist 1815-1885
Incredulity is the wisdom of the fool.
French writer (ps. of J. A. Thibault) 1844-1924
Irony is the gaiety of reflection and the joy of wisdom.
Henry David Thoreau
American writer 1817-1862
It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
American writer, reporter, and political commentator 1889-1974
It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.
American president 1872-1933
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.
Roman poet 65-8 BC
Mingle some brief folly with your wisdom.
American movie director and actor 1935 -
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.
Roman poet about 1st century AD
Nature never says one thing and wisdom another.
Greek Philosopher c.341-270 BC
Of all things which wisdom provides to make life entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
Spiritual leader, born as Siddhartha Gautama ca. 450 BC - ca. 370 BC
On life's journey faith is nourishment, virtuous deeds are a shelter, wisdom is the light by day and right mindfulness is the protection by night. If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him.
Pain makes man think. Thought makes man wise. Wisdom makes life endurable.Source: The Teahouse of the August Moon act I, scene i, p. 6
American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
Pessimism is only the name that men of weak nerve give to wisdom.
Greek biographer and essayist 46-120 AD
Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech.
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