WISDOM QUOTES VII

quotations about wisdom

Wisdom is the never-failing granary of thought.

EDWARD COUNSEL, Maxims

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There's little comfort in the wise.

RUPERT BROOKE, Tiare Tahiti

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Never, no, never did Nature say one thing and Wisdom say another.

EDMUND BURKE, Letters on a Regicide Peace

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It is because the old have forgotten life that they preach wisdom.

PHILIP MOELLER, Helena's Husband

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Wisdom consists in being able to distinguish among dangers and make a choice of the least harmful.

NICCOLO MACHIAVELLI, The Prince

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What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?

JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU, Emile

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A wise man ... proportions his belief to the evidence.

DAVID HUME, An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding

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Each of us knows all. We need only open our minds to hear our own wisdom.

DAN BROWN, Angels & Demons

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Justice without wisdom is impossible.

JAMES ANTHONY FROUDE, Short Studies on Great Subjects

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The wealth of mankind is the wisdom they leave.

JOHN BOYLE O'REILLY, "Rules of the Road"

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The wise may find in trifles light as atoms in the air, some useful lesson to enrich the mind.

JOHN GODFREY SAXE, "King Solomon and the Bees"

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Few and precious are the words which the lips of Wisdom utter:
To what shall their rarity be likened? What prices shall count their worth?
Perfect, and much to be desired, and giving joy with riches,
No lovely thing on earth can picture their fair beauty.
They be chance pearls, flung among the rocks by the sullen waters of Oblivion.

MARTIN FARQUHAR TUPPER, Proverbial Philosophy

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Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.

ALFRED TENNYSON, Locksley Hall

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It's a beautiful thing, the blossoming of Wisdom. Like a flower in spring.

MICHAEL RUDD, Clothes for their Souls

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When wisdom leaves the house folly enters it.

EDWARD COUNSEL, Maxims

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Wisdom comes to us when it can no longer do any good.

GABRIEL GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ, Love in the Time of Cholera

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A man remains ignorant because he loves ignorance, and chooses ignorant thoughts; a man becomes wise because he loves wisdom and chooses wise thoughts.

JAMES ALLEN, Above Life's Turmoil

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How prone to doubt, how cautious are the wise!

HOMER, The Odyssey

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No man has all the wisdom in the world; everyone has some.

EDGAR WATSON HOWE, Country Town Sayings

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It is almost everywhere the case that soon after it is begotten the greater part of human wisdom is laid to rest in repositories.

GEORG CHRISTOPH LICHTENBERG, "Notebook K", Aphorisms

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