Quotes: wisdom

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  • 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.
  • As a citizen and someone who was a judge on the constitutional law court for 18 years, I feel whenever I can raise my voice with the hope of being heard I need to do it, but I wouldn't assign a special wisdom and responsibility to writers.
  • 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.
  • Carl Sandburg
    Carl Sandburg
    American Poet 1878-1967
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    Back of every mistaken venture and defeat is the laughter of wisdom, if you listen.
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    Oliver Wendell Holmes
    American writer and poet 1809-1894
    Oliver Wendell Holmes
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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.
  • Bernie Siegel
    Bernie Siegel
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    Being a survivor doesn't mean being strong - it's telling people when you need a meal or a ride, company, whatever. It's paying attention to heart wisdom, feelings, not living a role, but having a unique, authentic life, having something to contribute, finding time to love and laugh. All these things are qualities of survivors.
  • 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.
  • Sir John Denham
    Sir John Denham
    Anglo-Irish poet and courtier 1615-1669
    Sir John Denham
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    Books should to one of these fours ends conduce, for wisdom, piety, delight, or use.
  • Carl Sagan
    Carl Sagan
    American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
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    Books tap the wisdom of our species - the greatest minds, the best teachers - from all over the world and from all our history. And they're patient.
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
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    Both in thought and in feeling, even though time be real, to realise the unimportance of time is the gate of wisdom.
    Source: Contemplation and Action, 1902-14
  • Confucius
    Confucius
    Chinese philosopher 551 BC - 479 BC
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    By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.
  • Bayard Taylor
    Bayard Taylor
    American poet, travel author, and diplomat 1825-1878
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    By Wisdom wealth is won; But riches purchased wisdom yet for none.
  • Paul Klee
    Paul Klee
    Swiss artist 1879-1940
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    Children also have artistic ability, and there is wisdom in there having it! The more helpless they are, the more instructive are the examples they furnish us; and they must be preserved free of corruption from an early age.