Quotes: wisdom

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  • 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.
  • Josh Billings
    Josh Billings
    American humorist 1815-1885
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    Incredulity is the wisdom of the fool.
  • 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.
  • William Blake
    William Blake
    English poet 1757-1827
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    Innocence dwells with Wisdom, but never with Ignorance.
  • 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.
  • Margaret Fuller
    Margaret Fuller
    American writer 1810-1850
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    It is astonishing what force, purity, and wisdom it requires for a human being to keep clear of falsehoods.
  • 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.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    It is characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
  • Roger Ascham
    Roger Ascham
    English scholar and didactic writer 1515-1568
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    It is costly wisdom that is bought by experience.
  • Roger Ascham
    Roger Ascham
    English scholar and didactic 1515-1568
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    It is costly wisdom that is bought by experience.
  • 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.''
  • Thomas à Kempis
    Thomas à Kempis
    German theologian 1380-1471
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    It is no little wisdom for a man to keep himself in silence and in good peace when evil words are spoken to him, and to turn his heart to God and not to be troubled with man's judgment.