Quotes: wisdom

Quotes 76 till 90 of 357.

  • 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
    Reinhold Niebuhr
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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
    Francis Bacon
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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 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.
  • Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt
    Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt
    German Statesman, Philologist 1767-1835
    Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt
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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
    Buddha
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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.