Quotes: wisdom

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  • 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
    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.
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    Oliver Wendell Holmes
    American writer and poet 1809-1894
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    It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
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    It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom.
  • Desiderius Erasmus
    Desiderius Erasmus
    Dutch humanist and philosopher 1469-1536
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    It is wisdom in prosperity, when all is as thou wouldn't have it, to fear and suspect the worst.
  • Roger L'Estrange
    Roger L'Estrange
    English pamphleteer and author 1616-1704
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    It may serve as a comfort to us, in all our calamities and afflictions, that he that loses anything and gets wisdom by it is a gainer by the loss.
  • Sigmund Freud
    Sigmund Freud
    Austrian psychiatrist 1856-1939
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    Just as a cautious businessman avoids investing all his capital in one concern, so wisdom would probably admonish us also not to anticipate all our happiness from one quarter alone.
  • Bhagavad Gita
    Bhagavad Gita
    Hindu scripture in Sanskrit
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    Just as a fire is covered by smoke and a mirror is obscured by dust, just as the embryo rests deep within the womb, wisdom is hidden by selfish desire.
  • Buddha
    Buddha
    Spiritual leader, born as Siddhartha Gautama ca. 450 BC - ca. 370 BC
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    Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.
  • Terry Pratchett
    Terry Pratchett
    English author of fantasy novels, especially comical works 1948-2015
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    Knowing that you are going to die is, I suspect, the beginning of wisdom.
  • Hermann Hesse
    Hermann Hesse
    German-born Swiss novelist and poet 1877-1962
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    Knowledge can be communicated, but wisdom cannot. A man can find it, he can live it, he can be filled and sustained by it, but he cannot utter or teach it.
  • Martin Luther King
    Martin Luther King
    American preacher 1929-1968
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    Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification.
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
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    Knowledge is an affair of symbols and is, all too often, a hindrance to wisdom, the uncovering of the self from moment to moment.