Quotes 76 till 90 of 357.
William Butler Yeats
Irish poet 1865-1939+1
If suffering brings wisdom, I would wish to be less wise.
American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996+1
If we continue to accumulate only power and not wisdom, we will surely destroy ourselves.Source: Ann Druyan (2011) 354
In seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it, thou art a fool.
Scottish writer and historicus 1795-1881+1
In the long-run every Government is the exact symbol of its People, with their wisdom and unwisdom; we have to say, Like People like Government.
English writer and poet 1819-1880+1
In the vain laughter of folly wisdom hears half its applause.
In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.
American rock musician 1940-+1
Information is not knowledge. Knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom is not truth. Truth is not beauty. Beauty is not love. Love is not music. Music is the best.
G. C. Lichtenberg
German writer and physicist 1742-1799+1
It is almost everywhere the case that soon after it is begotten the greater part of human wisdom is laid to rest in repositories.
It is astonishing with how little wisdom mankind can be governed, when that little wisdom is its own.
American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910+1
It is by the fortune of God that, in this country, we have three benefits: freedom of speech, freedom of thought, and the wisdom never to use either.
St. John of the Cross
Spanish mystic, a Roman Catholic saint, a Carmelite friar and a priest 1542-1591+1
It is great wisdom to know how to be silent and to look at neither the remarks, nor the deeds, nor the lives of others.
William B. Yeats
Irish poet 1865-1918+1
It is most important that we should keep in this country a certain leisured class. I am of the opinion of the ancient Jewish book which says ''there is no wisdom without leisure.''
Belgian playwright, poet and essayist 1862-1949+1
It is not from reason that justice springs, but goodness is born of wisdom.
British philosopher 1588-1679+1
It is not wisdom but Authority that makes a law.
It is now conventional wisdom that Americans do not care why we went to war in Iraq, that it is enough that the world is better off without Saddam Hussein.