Quotes: wisdom

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  • William Butler Yeats
    William Butler Yeats
    Irish poet 1865-1939
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    If suffering brings wisdom, I would wish to be less wise.
  • Carl Sagan
    Carl Sagan
    American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
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    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.
  • Thomas Carlyle
    Thomas Carlyle
    Scottish writer and historicus 1795-1881
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    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.
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
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    In the vain laughter of folly wisdom hears half its applause.
  • Ansel Adams
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    In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.
  • Frank Zappa
    Frank Zappa
    American rock musician 1940-
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    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
    G. C. Lichtenberg
    German writer and physicist 1742-1799
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    It is almost everywhere the case that soon after it is begotten the greater part of human wisdom is laid to rest in repositories.
  • W. R. Inge
    W. R. Inge
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    It is astonishing with how little wisdom mankind can be governed, when that little wisdom is its own.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
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    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
    St. John of the Cross
    Spanish mystic, a Roman Catholic saint, a Carmelite friar and a priest 1542-1591
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    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
    William B. Yeats
    Irish poet 1865-1918
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    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.''
  • Maurice Maeterlinck
    Maurice Maeterlinck
    Belgian playwright, poet and essayist 1862-1949
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    It is not from reason that justice springs, but goodness is born of wisdom.
  • Thomas Hobbes
    Thomas Hobbes
    British philosopher 1588-1679
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    It is not wisdom but Authority that makes a law.
  • Adam Schiff
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    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.