Quotes: wisdom

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  • 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
  • Arthur Cohn
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    I chose Sony Classics, not just because of their practical experience, not just because of their wisdom in marketing, but mainly because of their integrity.
  • 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.
  • John Keats
    John Keats
    English poet 1795-1821
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    I will give you a definition of a proud man: he is a man who has neither vanity nor wisdom - one filled with hatreds cannot be vain, neither can he be wise.
  • Ludwig Wittgenstein
    Ludwig Wittgenstein
    Austrian - English philosopher 1889-1951
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    If a person tells me he has been to the worst places I have no reason to judge him; but if he tells me it was his superior wisdom that enabled him to go there, then I know he is a fraud.
  • Lord George Byron
    Lord George Byron
    English poet 1788-1824
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    If I am fool, it is, at least, a doubting one; and I envy no one the certainty of his self-approved wisdom.
  • Leo Buscaglia
    Leo Buscaglia
    American author and motivational speaker 1924-1998
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    If I don't have wisdom, I can teach you only ignorance.
  • 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
  • Bill Bradley
    Bill Bradley
    American former professional basketball player and politician 1943-
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    Imagination allows us to escape the predictable. It enables us to reply to the common wisdom that we cannot soar by saying, 'Just watch!'
  • Euripides
    Euripides
    Greek tragedian and poet 480-406 BC
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    In goodness there are all kinds of wisdom.