Quotes by wisdom
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English poet 1731-1800
Knowledge is proud that he has learn'd so much; wisdom is humble that he knows no more.
Alfred N. Whitehead
English philosopher and mathematician 1861-1947
Knowledge shrinks as wisdom grows.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.
English poet 1731-1800
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 of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand 1926-
Let us not take ourselves too seriously. None of us has a monopoly on wisdom.
Thornton T. Munger
American scientist and environmentalist 1883-1975
Life is given for wisdom, and yet we are not wise; for goodness, and we are not good; for overcoming evil, and evil remains; for patience and sympathy and love, and yet we are fretful and hard and weak and selfish. We are keyed not to attainment, but to the struggle toward it.
English writer 1709-1784
Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.
English politician and philosopher 1729-1797
Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom; and a great empire and little minds go ill together.
British psychologist 1859-1939
Men who know themselves are no longer fools. They stand on the threshold of the door of Wisdom.
German - Austrian writer 1898-1956
Mixing one's wines may be a mistake, but old and new wisdom mix admirably.
English writer 1904-
Morality comes with the sad wisdom of age, when the sense of curiosity has withered.
English writer and poet 1819-1880
More helpful than all wisdom is one draught of simple human pity that will not forsake us.
American movie director and actor 1935 -
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.
American theologian 1809-1894
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
Scottish writer and poet 1850-1895
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.
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