Quotes: wisdom

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  • 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.
  • Walter Benjamin
    Walter Benjamin
    German philosopher 1882-1940
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    Counsel woven into the fabric of real life is 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.
  • Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    French writer 1613-1680
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    Few persons have sufficient wisdom to prefer censure, which is useful, to praise which deceives them.