WISDOM QUOTES VII

quotations about wisdom

A word to the wise is -- unnecessary.

EVAN ESAR, 20,000 Quips & Quotes

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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 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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Wisdom casts a more sparkling color than the ruby, it makes us shine as angels.

THOMAS WATSON, attributed, Day's Collacon

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Some people look to religion. Others, great works of classical art. For most of us though, life lessons are to be found in the movies (or even its unruly, younger sibling: Television), where guiding wisdom is dispensed by sages as undoubtable as Yoda, Don Corleone or Hannibal Lector.

MATTHEW PRIEST, "21 nuggets of cinematic wisdom", Esquire, January 14, 2016

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Even when we lose our way, wisdom never leaves us. And when we know beyond a shadow of a doubt that our relationship with and faith in wisdom is all we need to live a life rich with meaning, purpose, and joy, it gets simpler.

MICHAEL NEILL, "The Hedgehog of Wisdom", Huffington Post, January 14, 2016

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Wisdom is a power that allows one to stay on the fountainhead. Fountainhead signifies the origin of water. God is the origin of the living water.

JOSHUA CHOON-MIN KANG, "Return to the Word Repeatedly", Christianity Daily, January 26, 2016

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Knowledge is horizontal; it's the accumulation of facts. Wisdom is vertical; it sees life from God's perspective.

BOB RUSSELL, "Praying for political leaders", Church Central, January 26, 2016

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The fact that so many of us are so out of touch with [our] inner wisdom is simply a function of a lifetime of "fox training" . We've been innocently taught from the time we were born that the "right" answers to our most important questions are in the world around us, already out there waiting if only we can find them. So we search and we seek, and sure enough, there are thousands of people only too willing to share their best advice on how to find happiness, get everything we want, and outfox the other foxes to make our way in the world.

MICHAEL NEILL, "The Hedgehog of Wisdom", Huffington Post, January 14, 2016

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The wise men were all fools, what to do?

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, "Last to Die", Magic

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Crime is the entertainment of the fool; so is wisdom for the man of sense.

BIBLE, Proverbs 10:23

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He who trusts in himself is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom is safe.

BIBLE, Proverbs 28:26

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