Quotes: wisdom

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  • 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.
  • Lao-Tzu
    Lao-Tzu
    Chinese philosopher +/- 600 BC
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    Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power.
  • Edmund Burke
    Edmund Burke
    English politician and philosopher 1729-1797
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    Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom; and a great empire and little minds go ill together.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bennie Thompson
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    Any successful nominee should possess both the temperament to interpret the law and the wisdom to do so fairly. The next Supreme Court Justice should have a record of protecting individual rights and a strong willingness to put aside any political agenda.