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Solomon Ibn Gabirol
Andalusian poet and Jewish philosopher 1021-1070+1
The beginning of wisdom is to desire it.
English economist 1826-18770
A cold, and cynical wisdom particularly disapproves of most men's best actions.
Source: Biographical Studies (1881)
American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-19100
A man never reaches that dizzy height of wisdom that he can no longer be lead by the nose.
Greek poet 496 BC - 406 BC0
A short saying often contains much wisdom.
Syrian poet 1e century BC0
All delay is helpful, but it does produce wisdom.
James A. Garfield
President of the USA 1831-18810
All free governments are managed by the combined wisdom and folly of the people.
Lord George Byron
English poet 1788-18240
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.
English politician, writer and poet 1672-17190
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.
American humorist, writer0
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
American writer 1822-19050
Apothegms are portable wisdom, the quintessential extracts of thought and feelings.
Authority without wisdom is like a heavy ax without an edge, fitter to bruise than to polish.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
American writer and poet 1809-18940
Beauty is the index of a larger fact than wisdom.
Behold, my son, with what little wisdom the world is ruled.
English theatre critic, non-juror bishop and theologian 1650-17260
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.
American literary critic, novelist, and short story writer 1916-20070
Books give not wisdom where none was before. But where some is, there reading makes it more.