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  • Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    French writer 1613-1680
    Francois de la Rochefoucauld
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    As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.
  • Admitting Error clears the Score, And proves you Wiser than before.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
    Joseph Addison
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    Animals, in their generation, are wiser than the sons of men; but their wisdom is confined to a few particulars, and lies in a very narrow compass.
  • Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas Jefferson
    American statesman 1743-1826
    Thomas Jefferson
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    Traveling makes a man wiser, but less happy.
  • Alexander Pope
    Alexander Pope
    English poet 1688-1744
    Alexander Pope
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    A man should never be ashamed to own that he is wrong, which is but saying in other words that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.
  • William Ellery Channing
    William Ellery Channing
    American Unitarian minister 1780-1842
    William Ellery Channing
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    All noble enthusiasms pass through a feverish stage, and grow wiser and more serene.
  • Bill Bruford
    Bill Bruford
    English drummer, composer and producer 1949-
    Bill Bruford
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    And we'd drink huge amounts of scotch and coke, which is a ghastly sweet drink... And now people don't drink nearly as much, for good reason. We're all a little wiser.
  • Lord Chesterfield
    Lord Chesterfield
    English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-1773
    Lord Chesterfield
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    Be wiser than other people, if you can; but do not tell them so.
  • Kurt Vonnegut Jr
    Kurt Vonnegut Jr
    American novelist 1922-
    Kurt Vonnegut Jr
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    Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before, Bokonon tells us. He is full of murderous resentment of people who are ignorant without having come by their ignorance the hard way.
  • Alexander Pope
    Alexander Pope
    English poet 1688-1744
    Alexander Pope
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    But Satan now is wiser than of yore, and tempts by making rich, not making poor.
  • George Orwell
    George Orwell
    English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
    George Orwell
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    Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.
  • William Somerset Maugham
    William Somerset Maugham
    English writer 1874-1965
    William Somerset Maugham
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    From the earliest times the old have rubbed it into the young that they are wiser than they, and before the young had discovered what nonsense this was they were old too, and it profited them to carry on the imposture.
  • Ludwig Borne
    Ludwig Borne
    German-Jewish political writer and satirist 1786-1837
    Ludwig Borne
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    Getting rid of a delusion makes us wiser than getting hold of a truth.
  • Thomas Carlyle
    Thomas Carlyle
    Scottish writer and historicus 1795-1881
    Thomas Carlyle
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    Great men are the commissioned guides of mankind, who rule their fellows because they are wiser.
  • Tryon Edwards
    Tryon Edwards
    American theologian 1809-1894
    Tryon Edwards
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    He that never changes his opinion never corrects mistakes and will never be wiser on the morrow than he is today.
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