Quotes: wisdom

Quotes 61 till 75 of 323.

  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
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    First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end.
  • Oprah Winfrey
    Oprah Winfrey
    American TV host, Actress 1954-
    Oprah Winfrey
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    Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    For eighteen hundred years, though perchance I have no right to say it, the New Testament has been written; yet where is the legislator who has wisdom and practical talent enough to avail himself of the light which it sheds on the science of legislation?
  • Friedrich von Schiller
    Friedrich von Schiller
    German poet 1759-1805
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    Full of wisdom are the ordinations of fate.
  • Reinhold Niebuhr
    Reinhold Niebuhr
    American theologist, historian 1892-1971
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    God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
  • William Saroyan
    William Saroyan
    Armenian-American novelist, playwright, and writer 1908-1981
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    Good people are good because they've come to wisdom through failure. We get very little wisdom from success, you know.
  • Philo
    Philo
    Hellenistic Jewish philosopher 20BC-50AD
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    Gray hairs are signs of wisdom if you hold your tongue, speak and they are but hairs, as in the young.
  • Francis Quarles
    Francis Quarles
    British poet 1592-1644
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    Has fortune dealt you some bad cards. Then let wisdom make you a good gamester.
  • G. C. Lichtenberg
    G. C. Lichtenberg
    German writer and physicist 1742-1799
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    He swallowed a lot of wisdom, but all of it seems to have gone down the wrong way.
  • Francis Bacon
    Francis Bacon
    English philosopher and statesman 1561-1626
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    He that will not apply new remedies, must expect new evils: for Time is the greatest innovator: and if Time, of course, alter things to the worse, and wisdom and counsel shall not alter them to the better, what shall be the end?.
  • Epictetus
    Epictetus
    Roman philosopher 50-130 AD
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    He who exercises wisdom exercises the knowledge which is about God.
  • William Penn
    William Penn
    English religious leader, founder of Pennsylvania 1644-1718
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    He who is taught to live upon little owes more to his father's wisdom than he who has a great deal left him does to his father's care.
  • Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas Jefferson
    American statesman 1743-1826
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    Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
  • Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas Jefferson
    American statesman 1743-1826
    Thomas Jefferson
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    Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
    Henry David Thoreau
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    How earthy old people become, moldy as the grave! Their wisdom smacks of the earth. There is no foretaste of immortality in it. They remind me of earthworms and mole crickets.