Quotes by wisdom

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  • Joseph Roux
    Joseph Roux
    French cartografist 1725-1793
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    Experience comprises illusions lost, rather than wisdom gained.
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
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    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.
  • Josh Billings
    Josh Billings
    American humorist 1815-1885
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    Incredulity is the wisdom of the fool.
  • 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.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
  • Walter Lippmann
    Walter Lippmann
    American writer, reporter, and political commentator 1889-1974
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    It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.
  • 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.
  • Horace
    Horace
    Roman poet 65-8 BC
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    Mingle some brief folly with your wisdom.
  • 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.
  • Juvenal
    Juvenal
    Roman poet about 1st century AD
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    Nature never says one thing and wisdom another.
  • Epicurus
    Epicurus
    Greek Philosopher c.341-270 BC
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    Of all things which wisdom provides to make life entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
  • Buddha
    Buddha
    Spiritual leader, born as Siddhartha Gautama ca. 450 BC - ca. 370 BC
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    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.
  • John Patrick
    John Patrick
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    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
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
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    Pessimism is only the name that men of weak nerve give to wisdom.
  • Plutarch
    Plutarch
    Greek biographer and essayist 46-120 AD
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    Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech.
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