Quotes: wisdom

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Behold, my son, with what little wisdom the world is ruled.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Euripides
    Euripides
    Greek tragedian and poet 480-406 BC
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    Cleverness is not wisdom.
  • Henry Louis Mencken
    Henry Louis Mencken
    American journalist and critic 1880-1956
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    Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    German poet and philosopher 1844-1900
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    Does wisdom perhaps appear on the earth as a raven which is inspired by the smell of carrion?
  • Charles Caleb Colton
    Charles Caleb Colton
    English writer 1780-1832
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    Doubt is the vestibule through which all must pass before they can enter into the temple of wisdom.
  • Jean Giraudoux
    Jean Giraudoux
    French writer 1882-1944
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    Education makes us more stupid than the brutes. A thousand voices call to us on every hand, but our ears are stopped with wisdom.
  • Robert Orben
    Robert Orben
    American editor, writer, humorist 1927-
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    Every speaker has a mouth; An arrangement rather neat. Sometimes it's filled with wisdom. Sometimes it's filled with feet.
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
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    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.