WISDOM QUOTES VIII

quotations about wisdom

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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Some would be sages if they did not believe they were so already.

BALTASAR GRACIAN, The Art of Worldly Wisdom

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The hours of folly are measured by the clock, but of wisdom no clock can measure.

WILLIAM BLAKE, Proverbs of Hell

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Where ignorance is bliss,
'Tis folly to be wise.

THOMAS GRAY, Odes on a Distant Prospect of Eton College

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The next thing to having wisdom ourselves, is to profit by that of others.

CHARLES CALEB COLTON, Lacon

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The wise man has his follies, no less than the fool; but it has been said that herein lies the difference--the follies of the fool are known to the world, but hidden from himself; the follies of the wise are known to himself, but hidden from the world.

CHARLES CALEB COLTON, Lacon

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Contend not in wisdom with a fool, for thy sense maketh much of his conceit;
And some errors never would have thriven, had it not been for learned refutation.

MARTIN FARQUHAR TUPPER, Proverbial Philosophy

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Cunning is the mere ape of wisdom, and all hate its low tricks.

JOHN THORNTON, Maxims and Directions for Youth

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A wise man heedeth all things, and in his own eyes is a fool.

MARTIN FARQUHAR TUPPER, Proverbial Philosophy

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Wisdom teaches us to live content upon a bone gnawed bare.

ABRAHAM MILLER, Unmoral Maxims

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