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Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness. - Sophocles

Wisdom is perishable. Unlike information or knowledge, it cannot be stored in a computer or recorded in a book. It expires with each passing generation. - Sid Taylor

A man never reaches that dizzy height of wisdom that he can no longer be lead by the nose. - Mark Twain

Understanding the limitations of human beings as well as understanding your own is the beginning of true wisdom. - Source Unknown

Without wisdom, knowledge is more stupid than ignorance. - Source Unknown

He is a hard man who is only just, and a sad one who is only wise. - Voltaire

Wisdom is the power to put our time and our knowledge to the proper use. - Thomas J. Watson

Wisdom begins at the end. - Daniel Webster

Those who criticize our generation forget who raised it.

Criticizing is easy, art is difficult.

Violence won’t solve a thing. It makes it more challenging to solve, though.

I don’t know what the key to success is, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone.

Not to care for philosophy is to be a true philospher.

The mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work unless it’s open.

If you wish to know the road up the mountain, ask the man who goes back and forth on it. - Zenrin

Suppose that we are wise enough to learn and know -- and yet not wise enough to control our learning and knowledge, so that we use it to destroy ourselves? Even if that is so, knowledge remains better than ignorance. It is better to know -- even if the knowledge endures only for the moment that comes before destruction -- than to gain eternal life at the price of a dull and swinish lack of comprehension of a universe that swirls unseen before us in all its wonder. That was the choice of Achilles, and it is mine, too. - Isaac Asimov

Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought. - Basho

Wise men still seek Him today. - Dan Bell

The live in wisdom who see themselves in all and all in them, who have renounced every selfish desire and sense craving tormenting the heart. - Bhagavad Gita

In much wisdom is much grief; and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow. - Bible

The testimony of the Lord is sure making wise the simple. [Psalms 19:7] - Bible

Through wisdom is a house built; and by understanding it is established; and by knowledge shall every room be filled with precious and pleasant riches. - Bible

The price of wisdom is eternal thought. - Frank Birch

What is the price of experience? Do men buy it for a song? Or wisdom for a dance in the street? No, it is bought with the price of all the man hath, his house, his wife, his children. - William Blake

True wisdom lies in gathering the precious things out of each day as it goes by. - E. S. Bouton

Time ripens all things; no man is born wise. - Miguel De Cervantes

A wise man thinks what is easy is difficult. - John Churton Collins

Knowledge talks, wisdom listens.

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me !

Only the wisest and the stupidest of men never change.

Don’t let your victories go to your head, or your failures go to your heart.

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. It may not be difficult to store up in the mind a vast quantity of face within a comparatively short time, but the ability to form judgments requires the severe discipline of hard work and the tempering heat of experience and maturity. - Calvin Coolidge

Raphael paints wisdom; Handel sings it, Phidias carves it, Shakespeare writes it, Wren builds it, Columbus sails it, Luther preaches it, Washington arms it, Watt mechanizes it. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

The best mind-altering drug is truth.

Never forget what a man says to you when he is angry.

A winner listens, a loser just waits untill it is their turn to talk.

Guns don’t kill people — people do.

He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.

If you are not part of the cure, then you are part of the problem.

The only time you run out of chances is when you stop taking them.

The best things in life are not things.

Wisdom is like electricity. There is no permanently wise man, but men capable of wisdom, who, being put into certain company, or other favorable conditions, become wise for a short time, as glasses rubbed acquire electric power for a while. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wisdom is knowing when to speak your mind and when to mind your speech. - Evangel

Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance. Where there is patience and humility, there is neither anger nor vexation. Where there is poverty and joy, there is neither greed nor avarice. Where there is peace and meditation, there is neither anxiety nor doubt. - St. Francis of Assisi

The doors of wisdom are never shut. - Benjamin Franklin

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. - Sigmund Freud

The man who questions opinions is wise. The man who quarrels with facts is a fool. - Frank Garbutt

This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew. - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

I have known it for a long time but I have only just experienced it. Now I know it not only with my intellect, but with my eyes, with my heart, with my stomach. - Hermann Hesse

Wisdom oft times consists of knowing what to do next. - Herbert Clark Hoover

Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone. - Horace

It is more easy to be wise for others than for ourselves. - Francois De La Rochefoucauld

the time your life is finished, you will have learned just enough to begin it well. - Eleanor Marx

No matter how long he lives, no man ever becomes as wise as the average woman of forty-eight. - H. L. Mencken

Does wisdom perhaps appear on the earth as a raven which is inspired by the smell of carrion? - Friedrich Nietzsche

Pain makes man think. Thought makes man wise. Wisdom makes life endurable. - John Patrick

Wisdom is always an overmatch for strength. - Phaedrus

A wise man never knows all, only fools know everything - African Proverb

The heart of the wise man lies quiet like limpid water. - Camerounian Proverb

It is not wise to be wiser than necessary. - Philippe Quinault

More wisdom is latent in things as they are than in all the words men use. - Antoine De Saint-Exupery

They would need to be already wise, in order to love wisdom. - Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

To be wise and love exceeds man's might. - William Shakespeare

The only man I know who behaves sensibly is my tailor; he takes my measurements anew each time he sees me. The rest go on with their old measurements and expect me to fit them. - George Bernard Shaw

Wisdom and understanding can only become the possession of individual men by travelling the old road of observation, attention, perseverance, and industry. - Samuel Smiles


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