Quotes: wisdom

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  • Ben Carson
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    In my own personal life, God plays a great role in the risk, because I pray before I go into the operating room for every case, and I ask him to give me wisdom, to help me to know what to do - and not only for operating, but for everything.
  • In order to predict effectively, we need to use science. And the reason that we need to use science is because then we can reproduce what we're doing; it's not just wisdom or guesswork. And if we can predict, then we can engineer the future.
  • Rabbi Ben Azai
    Rabbi Ben Azai
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    In seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it, thou art a fool.
  • Thomas Carlyle
    Thomas Carlyle
    Scottish writer and historicus 1795-1881
    Thomas Carlyle
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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
    George Eliot
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    In the vain laughter of folly wisdom hears half its applause.
  • William Blake
    William Blake
    English poet 1757-1827
    William Blake
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    Innocence dwells with Wisdom, but never with Ignorance.
  • G. C. Lichtenberg
    G. C. Lichtenberg
    German writer and physicist 1742-1799
    G. C. Lichtenberg
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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
    Margaret Fuller
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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
    Mark Twain
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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
    Henry David Thoreau
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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
    Roger Ascham
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    It is costly wisdom that is bought by experience.
  • Roger Ascham
    Roger Ascham
    English scholar and didactic 1515-1568
    Roger Ascham
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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
    William B. Yeats
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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.''