WISDOM QUOTES VII

quotations about wisdom

Wisdom is the only thing which can relieve us from the sway of the passions and the fear of danger, and which can teach us to bear the injuries of fortune itself with moderation, and which shows us all the ways which lead to tranquility and peace.

CICERO, The Academic Questions: Treatise De Finibus, and Tusculan Disputations of M. T. Cicero

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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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Beware of a leader who doesn't have scars or walk with a limp. One of the characteristics of a great leader is wisdom, and the best way to get wisdom is through experience. Normally that experience includes a few failures -- that's where battle scars and limps come from.

INGAR GREV, "Here's why companies don't want to hire people over the age of 40", The Business Journals, January 26, 2016

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Wisdom is less about academic intelligence, cognitive abilities or analytical skills, although these can help significantly. Instead, wisdom refers to the ability to see the "big picture" and translate one's experience and knowledge into good judgment and decisions.

DAVID CHAN, "Why it's not enough for leaders to just be clever", Straits Times, February 6, 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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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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True wisdom is not found in yes-or-no answers, but in the open mind of not-knowing.

MELVIN MCLEOD, "Benefit, Not Benefits", Lion's Roar, April 3, 2017

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Second thoughts are ever wiser.

EURIPIDES, Hippolytus

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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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