WISDOM QUOTES VI

quotations about wisdom

Wisdom and goodness to the vile seem vile.

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, King Lear

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A wise man is out of the reach of fortune.

THOMAS BROWNE, Religio Medici

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The man of wisdom is the man of years.

EDWARD YOUNG, Night Thoughts

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Man thinks
Brutes have no wisdom, since they know not his:
Can we divine their world?

GEORGE ELIOT, The Spanish Gypsy

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We must attain wisdom as we go up stairs, one step at a time.

TSZE-KUNG, attributed, Day's Collacon

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Wise men, though all laws were abolished, would lead the same lives.

ARISTOPHANES, attributed, Day's Collacon

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Wisdom is not learning merely; it is learning with ability and disposition to use it.

E. P. DAY, Day's Collacon

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A word to the wise is -- unnecessary.

EVAN ESAR, 20,000 Quips & Quotes

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Wisdom consists, not in seeing what is directly before us, but in discerning those things which may come to pass.

TERENCE, attributed, Day's Collacon

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The wise are known by their actions; fame and immortality are ever their attendants.

JOHANN GAUDENZ VON SALIS-SEEWIS, attributed, Day's Collacon

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Be wisely worldly, but not worldly wise.

FRANCIS QUARLES, Emblems: Divine and Moral

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Wisdom is at all times the least burdensome traveling pack.

WILLIAM CAMDEN, attributed, Day's Collacon

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At one time we had wisdom, but little knowledge. Now we have a great deal of knowledge, but do we have enough wisdom to deal with that knowledge?

JONAS SALK, interview, Academy of Achievement, May 16, 1991

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A wise man who stands firm is a statesman; a foolish man who stands firm is a catastrophe.

ADLAI STEVENSON, attributed, 20,000 Quips & Quotes

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How poor is the wisdom of men, and how uncertain their forecast!

ST. THERESA, attributed, Day's Collacon

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Wisdom is oftimes nearer when we stoop
Than when we soar.

WILLIAM WORDSWORTH, The Excursion

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All wisdom consists in this, not to think that we know what we do not know.

HOUNG-WOU, attributed, Day's Collacon

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Many things imperfect by nature are made perfect by wisdom.

NICCOLO UZZANO, attributed, Day's Collacon

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The wise form right judgment of the present from what is past.

SOPHOCLES, attributed, Day's Collacon

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The first point of wisdom is to discern what is false; the second, to know what is true.

LACTANTIUS, attributed, Day's Collacon

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