Quotes: wisdom

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  • William Cowper
    William Cowper
    English poet 1731-1800
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    Knowledge is proud that he has learn'd so much; wisdom is humble that he knows no more.
  • Alfred N. Whitehead
    Alfred N. Whitehead
    English philosopher and mathematician 1861-1947
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    Knowledge shrinks as wisdom grows.
  • Jimi Hendrix
    Jimi Hendrix
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    Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.
  • William Cowper
    William Cowper
    English poet 1731-1800
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    Knowledge, a rude unprofitable mass, the mere materials with which wisdom builds, till smoothed and squared and fitted to its place, does but encumber whom it seems to enrich. Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much; wisdom is humble that he knows no more.
  • Queen Elizabeth II
    Queen Elizabeth II
    Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand 1926-
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    Let us not take ourselves too seriously. None of us has a monopoly on wisdom.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.
  • Edmund Burke
    Edmund Burke
    English politician and philosopher 1729-1797
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    Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom; and a great empire and little minds go ill together.
  • Havelock Ellis
    Havelock Ellis
    British psychologist 1859-1939
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    Men who know themselves are no longer fools. They stand on the threshold of the door of Wisdom.
  • Horace
    Horace
    Roman poet 65-8 BC
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    Mingle some brief folly with your wisdom.
  • Bertolt Brecht
    Bertolt Brecht
    German - Austrian writer 1898-1956
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    Mixing one's wines may be a mistake, but old and new wisdom mix admirably.
  • Graham Greene
    Graham Greene
    English writer 1904-
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    Morality comes with the sad wisdom of age, when the sense of curiosity has withered.
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
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    More helpful than all wisdom is one draught of simple human pity that will not forsake us.
  • Woody Allen
    Woody Allen
    American movie director and actor 1935 -
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    More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly.
  • Tryon Edwards
    Tryon Edwards
    American theologian 1809-1894
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    Most of our censure of others is only oblique praise of self, uttered to show the wisdom and superiority of the speaker. It has all the invidiousness of self-praise, and all the ill-desert of falsehood.
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
    Robert Louis Stevenson
    Scottish writer and poet 1850-1895
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    Most of our pocket wisdom is conceived for the use of mediocre people, to discourage them from ambitious attempts, and generally console them in their mediocrity.