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William R. Alger
American writer 1822-19050
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.
Authority without wisdom is like a heavy ax without an edge, fitter to bruise than to polish.
American Poet 1878-19670
Back of every mistaken venture and defeat is the laughter of wisdom, if you listen.
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.
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.
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.
Sir John Denham
Anglo-Irish poet and courtier 1615-16690
Books should to one of these fours ends conduce, for wisdom, piety, delight, or use.
American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-19960
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.
English philosopher and mathematician 1872-19700
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
Chinese philosopher 551 BC - 479 BC0
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.
American poet, travel author, and diplomat 1825-18780
By Wisdom wealth is won; But riches purchased wisdom yet for none.
Swiss artist 1879-19400
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.