Quotes: wisdom

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  • Euripides
    Euripides
    Greek tragedian and poet 480-406 BC
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    Cleverness is not wisdom.
  • Archibald Macleish
    Archibald Macleish
    American poet 1892-1982
    Archibald Macleish
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    Conventional wisdom notwithstanding, there is no reason either in football or in poetry why the two should not meet in a man's life if he has the weight and cares about the words.
  • 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
    Henry Louis Mencken
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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?
  • Bob Marley
    Bob Marley
    Jamaican singer-songwriter 1945-1981
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    Don't gain the world and lose your soul; wisdom is better than silver or gold.
  • 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.
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
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    Excellence, then, is a state concerned with choice, lying in a mean, relative to us, this being determined by reason and in the way in which the man of practical wisdom would determine it.
  • Karl Kraus
    Karl Kraus
    Austrian writer and journalist 1874-1936
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    Experiences are savings which a miser puts aside. Wisdom is an inheritance which a wastrel cannot exhaust.
  • 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.
  • 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
    Henry David Thoreau
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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?