WISDOM QUOTES II

quotations about wisdom

Wisdom quote

Memory is the mother of all wisdom.

AESCHYLUS, Prometheus Bound

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Wisdom grows in quiet places.

AUSTIN O'MALLEY, Keystones of Thought

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To understand the actual world as it is, not as we should wish it to be, is the beginning of wisdom.

BERTRAND RUSSELL, Mortals and Others

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Knowledge is proud that he has learn'd so much;
Wisdom is humble that he knows no more.

WILLIAM COWPER, The Task

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Wisdom is the perception of the unimportance of the things we call great, and of the importance of the things we call small.

CHARLES EDWARD JERNINGHAM, The Maxims of Marmaduke

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Wisdom is understanding when to ask questions.

BRIAN HERBERT & KEVIN J. ANDERSON, Dune: House Harkonnen

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Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.

SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE, The Literary Remains: Confessions of an Inquiring Spirit

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Wise men are instructed by reason; men of less understanding, by experience; the most ignorant, by necessity; and beasts, by nature.

CICERO, attributed, Day's Collacon

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Wisdom is mostly the fruit of experience.

EDWARD COUNSEL, Maxims

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The wisdom of our parents, grandparents, ancestors. In each individual life, it seems, we must first reject that wisdom, then later come to appreciate it.

TAD WILLIAMS, Otherland: City of Golden Shadow

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It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: The music is nothing if the audience is deaf.

WALTER LIPPMANN, A Preface to Morals

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Learned men fall into error oftenest by mistaking knowledge for wisdom.

AUSTIN O'MALLEY, Keystones of Thought

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Whosoever would be wise, and consequently happy, must raze out of his mind all those false mistaken notions that have been imprinting there from his infancy; and endeavour to expel that pernicious infection of error, which it has been so long hatching from erroneous customs and examples, and, which will prove fatal to it, if too long neglected.

WELLINS CALCOTT, Thoughts Moral and Divine

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A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.

BRUCE LEE, Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee's Wisdom for Daily Living

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If we drink from the fountain of wisdom,
We thirst for its waters e'ermore.

ARDELIA COTTON BARTON, Thoughts

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Great is the number of those who might attain true wisdom if they did not already think themselves wise.

ELIZA COOK, Diamond Dust

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Wisdom is ever fresh; other things grow stale, but this is the evergreen flower of nature.

EDWARD COUNSEL, Maxims

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A simple realization that there are other points of view is the beginning of wisdom.

GRENVILLE KLEISER, Dictionary of Proverbs

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How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver!

BIBLE, Proverbs 16:16

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The road to true wisdom has seldom been spanned by mortals.

EDWARD COUNSEL, Maxims

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