Quotes: wisdom

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  • 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
    Thomas Hobbes
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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.
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    Oliver Wendell Holmes
    American writer and poet 1809-1894
    Oliver Wendell Holmes
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    It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
  • Mahatma Gandhi
    Mahatma Gandhi
    Indian politician 1917-1985
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    It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.
  • 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.
  • Kahlil Gibran
    Kahlil Gibran
    Libian painter and writer 1883-1931
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    Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh, and the greatness which does not bow before children.
  • Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.
  • Philip James Bailey
    Philip James Bailey
    English Spasmodic poet 1816-1902
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    Kindness is wisdom.
  • James Redfield
    James Redfield
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    Knowing our personal mission further enhances the flow of mysterious coincidences as we are guided toward our destinies. First we have a question, then dreams, daydreams, and intuitions lead us toward the answers, which usually are synchronistically provided by the wisdom of another human being.