WISDOM QUOTES III

quotations about wisdom

Wisdom quote

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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The cleverest of all, in my opinion, is the man who calls himself a fool at least once a month.

FYODOR DOSTOEVSKY, Bobok

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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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Wisdom is a safe ship; and we may trust ourselves to it in all weathers.

EDWARD COUNSEL, Maxims

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Each step, each strain of the eye
Opens out a new horizon;
And every day throws in our way
Something new, to grow more wise on.

ROBERT LEIGHTON, "No End"

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Wisdom never comes to those who believe they have nothing left to learn.

CHARLES DE LINT, "The Forest is Crying", The Ivory and the Horn

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

EDWARD COUNSEL, Maxims

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The first principle of solid wisdom is discretion, without it all the erudition of life is merely bagatelle.

NORMAN MACDONALD, Maxims and Moral Reflections

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Let not wisdom be an occasional visitor--let it ever dwell with thee.

EDWARD COUNSEL, Maxims

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When Reason died, then Wisdom was born.

SRI AUROBINDO, Thoughts and Aphorisms

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Wisdom is the quality that keeps you from getting into situations where you need it.

DOUG LARSON, attributed, Words from the Wise

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The extreme limit of wisdom -- that's what the public calls madness.

JEAN COCTEAU, Le Coq et l'Arlequin

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For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.

BIBLE, PROVERBS 8:11

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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.

MAHATMA GANDHI, Harijan, February 17, 1940

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True wisdom is knowing what you don't know.

CONFUCIUS, Sayings of Confucius

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There are many gates to the house of wisdom.

EDWARD COUNSEL, Maxims

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Of all the forms of wisdom, hindsight is by general consent the least merciful, the most unforgiving.

JOHN FLETCHER, attributed, Words of Wisdom

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A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.

WILLIAM BLAKE, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

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Man's highest blessedness,
In wisdom chiefly stands;
And in the things that touch upon the Gods,
'Tis best in word or deed
To shun unholy pride;
Great words of boasting bring great punishments,
And so to grey-haired age
Teach wisdom at the last.

SOPHOCLES, Antigone

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