Quotes: wisdom

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  • Solomon Ibn Gabirol
    Solomon Ibn Gabirol
    Andalusian poet and Jewish philosopher 1021-1070
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    The beginning of wisdom is to desire it.
  • Walter Bagehot
    Walter Bagehot
    English economist 1826-1877
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    A cold, and cynical wisdom particularly disapproves of most men's best actions.

    Source: Biographical Studies (1881)

  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
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    A man never reaches that dizzy height of wisdom that he can no longer be lead by the nose.
  • Sophocles
    Sophocles
    Greek poet 496 BC - 406 BC
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    A short saying often contains much wisdom.
  • Publilius Syrus
    Publilius Syrus
    Syrian poet 1e century BC
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    All delay is helpful, but it does produce wisdom.
  • James A. Garfield
    James A. Garfield
    President of the USA 1831-1881
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    All free governments are managed by the combined wisdom and folly of the people.
  • Lord George Byron
    Lord George Byron
    English poet 1788-1824
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    And having wisdom with each studious year, in meditation dwelt, with learning wrought, and shaped his weapon with an edge severe, sapping a solemn creed with solemn sneer.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    Animals, in their generation, are wiser than the sons of men; but their wisdom is confined to a few particulars, and lies in a very narrow compass.
  • Dave Barry
    Dave Barry
    American humorist, writer
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    Another possible source of guidance for teenagers is television, but television's message has always been that the need for truth, wisdom and world peace pales by comparison with the need for a toothpaste that offers whiter teeth *and* fresher breath.
  • William R. Alger
    William R. Alger
    American writer 1822-1905
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    Apothegms are portable wisdom, the quintessential extracts of thought and feelings.
  • Anne Bradstreet
    Anne Bradstreet
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    Authority without wisdom is like a heavy ax without an edge, fitter to bruise than to polish.
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    Oliver Wendell Holmes
    American writer and poet 1809-1894
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    Beauty is the index of a larger fact than wisdom.
  • Behold, my son, with what little wisdom the world is ruled.
  • Jeremy Collier
    Jeremy Collier
    English theatre critic, non-juror bishop and theologian 1650-1726
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    Books are but waste paper unless we spend in action the wisdom we get from thought - asleep. When we are weary of the living, we may repair to the dead, who have nothing of peevishness, pride, or design in their conversation.
  • Elizabeth Hardwick
    Elizabeth Hardwick
    American literary critic, novelist, and short story writer 1916-2007
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    Books give not wisdom where none was before. But where some is, there reading makes it more.