WISDOM QUOTES VIII

quotations about wisdom

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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The beginning of wisdom is the knowledge of folly.

NORMAN MACDONALD, Maxims and Moral Reflections

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Like gold in the hands of a savage are the sayings of wisdom in the mouth of a fool.

EDWARD COUNSEL, Maxims

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He that thinks himself the wisest, is generally the greatest fool.

CHARLES CALEB COLTON, Lacon

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Wise men know each other.

EDWARD COUNSEL, Maxims

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We disgrace wisdom when we would strive to support it with folly.

EDWARD COUNSEL, Maxims

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The wisest man is he who does not require advice.

EDWARD COUNSEL, Maxims

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If you desire to be wiser yet, think yourself not yet wise.

WELLINS CALCOTT, Thoughts Moral and Divine

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A wise man who cultivates wisdom may sometimes drown in it.

EIJI YOSHIKAWA, Taiko

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He that is conceited of his Wisdom, is readier to impose Error, than to receive Truth.

BENJAMIN WHICHCOTE, Moral and Religious Aphorisms

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If you are wise, all men will be your friends and kindred, for you will be useful.

PLATO, Lysis

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No, that is the great fallacy: the wisdom of old men. They do not grow wise. They grow careful.

ERNEST HEMINGWAY, A Farewell to Arms

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