Quotes 46 till 60 of 357.
American Poet 1878-1967+1
Back of every mistaken venture and defeat is the laughter of wisdom, if you listen.
Behold, my son, with what little wisdom the world is ruled.
American literary critic, novelist, and short story writer 1916-2007+1
Books give not wisdom where none was before. But where some is, there reading makes it more.
English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970+1
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
American poet, travel author, and diplomat 1825-1878+1
By Wisdom wealth is won; But riches purchased wisdom yet for none.
Swiss artist 1879-1940+1
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.
Greek tragedian and poet 480-406 BC+1
Cleverness is not wisdom.
German philosopher 1882-1940+1
Counsel woven into the fabric of real life is wisdom.
Henry Louis Mencken
American journalist and critic 1880-1956+1
Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
German poet and philosopher 1844-1900+1
Does wisdom perhaps appear on the earth as a raven which is inspired by the smell of carrion?
Charles Caleb Colton
English writer 1780-1832+1
Doubt is the vestibule through which all must pass before they can enter into the temple of wisdom.
French writer 1882-1944+1
Education makes us more stupid than the brutes. A thousand voices call to us on every hand, but our ears are stopped with wisdom.
American editor, writer, humorist 1927-+1
Every speaker has a mouth; An arrangement rather neat. Sometimes it's filled with wisdom. Sometimes it's filled with feet.
English writer 1894-1963+1
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.
Francois de la Rochefoucauld
French writer 1613-1680+1
Few persons have sufficient wisdom to prefer censure, which is useful, to praise which deceives them.