Quotes: wisdom

Quotes 61 till 75 of 357.

  • 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-
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    Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.
  • 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.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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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.
  • Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt
    Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt
    German Statesman, Philologist 1767-1835
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    However great an evil immorality may be, we must not forget that it is not without its beneficial consequences. It is only through extremes that men can arrive at the middle path of wisdom and virtue.
  • Alex Grey
    Alex Grey
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    I acknowledge the privilege of being alive in a human body at this moment, endowed with senses, memories, emotions, thoughts, and the space of mind in its wisdom aspect.
  • Buddha
    Buddha
    Spiritual leader, born as Siddhartha Gautama ca. 450 BC - ca. 370 BC
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    I am not the first Buddha who came upon Earth, nor shall I be the last. In due time, another Buddha will arise in the world - a Holy One, a supremely enlightened One, endowed with wisdom in conduct, auspicious, knowing the universe, an incomparable leader of men, a master of angels and mortals.
  • John Barrymore
    John Barrymore
    American actor 1882-1942
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    I am thinking of taking a fifth wife. Why not? Solomon had a thousand wives and he is a synonym for wisdom.
  • Umberto Eco
    Umberto Eco
    Italian writer 1932 -
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    I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren't trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.
    Source: De slinger van Foucault (2007) 60
  • Thomas Carlyle
    Thomas Carlyle
    Scottish writer and historicus 1795-1881
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    I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln
    American statesman 1809-1865
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    I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere to go. My own wisdom, and that of all about me, seemed insufficient for the day.
  • Igor Stravinsky
    Igor Stravinsky
    Russian composer 1882-1971
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    I have learned throughout my life as a composer chiefly through my mistakes and pursuits of false assumptions, not by my exposure to founts of wisdom and knowledge.
  • Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas Jefferson
    American statesman 1743-1826
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    I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be.
  • Pietro Aretino
    Pietro Aretino
    Italian author, playwright, poet, satirist
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    I keep my friends as misers do their treasure, because, of all the things granted us by wisdom, none is greater or better than friendship.