WISDOM QUOTES IX

quotations about wisdom

Wise men know each other.

EDWARD COUNSEL, Maxims

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We disgrace wisdom when we would strive to support it with folly.

EDWARD COUNSEL, Maxims

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The wisest man is he who does not require advice.

EDWARD COUNSEL, Maxims

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If you desire to be wiser yet, think yourself not yet wise.

WELLINS CALCOTT, Thoughts Moral and Divine

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A wise man who cultivates wisdom may sometimes drown in it.

EIJI YOSHIKAWA, Taiko

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He that is conceited of his Wisdom, is readier to impose Error, than to receive Truth.

BENJAMIN WHICHCOTE, Moral and Religious Aphorisms

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If you are wise, all men will be your friends and kindred, for you will be useful.

PLATO, Lysis

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No, that is the great fallacy: the wisdom of old men. They do not grow wise. They grow careful.

ERNEST HEMINGWAY, A Farewell to Arms

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None of us was born knowing or wise; but men become wise by consideration, observation, experience.

BENJAMIN WHICHCOTE, Moral and Religious Aphorisms

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Wise sayings often fall on barren ground.

ARTHUR HELPS, Thoughts in the Cloister and the Crowd

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The wisdom of this world is idiotism.

THOMAS DEKKER, Old Fortunatus

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The knowledge and experience which produce wisdom can only become a man's individual possession and property by his own free action; and it is as futile to expect these without laborious, painstaking effort, as it is to hope to gather a harvest where the seed has not been sown.

SAMUEL SMILES, Self-Help

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All wisdom ends in paradox.

JEFFREY EUGENIDES, The Virgin Suicides

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Wisdom always makes men fortunate: for by wisdom no man could ever err, and therefore he must act rightly and succeed, or his wisdom would be wisdom no longer.

PLATO, Euthydemus

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There is no folly like the folly of the wise.

JACQUELINE CAREY, Kushiel's Dart

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The Doors of Wisdom are never shut.

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, Poor Richard's Almanack, 1755

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Wisdom is a palace, of which only the vestibule has yet been entered.

ELIZA COOK, Diamond Dust

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It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish.

AESCHYLUS, Prometheus Bound

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What men call knowledge, is the reasoned acceptance of false appearances. Wisdom looks behind the veil and sees.

SRI AUROBINDO, Thoughts and Aphorisms

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He who understands the wise is wise already.

GEORG CHRISTOPH LICHTENBERG, "Notebook E", Aphorisms

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