WISDOM QUOTES XI

quotations about wisdom

It is wisdom to think upon anything before we execute it.

PLAUTUS, attributed, Day's Collacon

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Wisdom is the olive that springeth from a heart, bloometh on the tongue, and beareth fruit in the actions.

GRYMESTONE, attributed, Day's Collacon

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'Tis held that sorrow makes us wise.

ALFRED TENNYSON, "In Memoriam A. H. H."

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Full oft we see
Cold wisdom waiting on superfluous folly.

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, All's Well That Ends Well

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The clouds may drop down titles and estates, wealth may seek us; but wisdom must be sought.

EDWARD YOUNG, The Complaint; Or Night Thoughts on Life, Death, and Immortality

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Wisdom adorneth riches and casteth a shadow over poverty.

SOCRATES, attributed, Day's Collacon

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In an active life is sown the seed of wisdom; but he who reflects not, never reaps.

EDWARD YOUNG, The Centaur Not Fabulous

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The wise man is wise in vain who cannot be wise to his own advantage.

ENNIUS, attributed, De Officii

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Thou shouldst not have been old till thou hadst been wise.

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, King Lear

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Gaining wisdom is a wonderful thing. Giving it back is better.

MIKE BELL, "Canadian jazz great Bob Erlendson set to celebrate his 85th in style with Ironwood show", Calgary Herald, January 16, 2016

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Knowing how to make a banana pudding is knowledge, but wisdom is knowing if others appreciate your efforts.

LARRY EFIRD, "Wisdom, knowledge and banana pudding", Salisbury Post, January 9, 2016

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Every person on earth has something to contribute, and that wisdom is a shared reality.

ELAD NEHORAI, The Wisdom Daily, January 18, 2016

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The trouble is that conventional wisdom is invariably wrong.

JOHN THORNHILL, review, "The Fourth Industrial Revolution", Financial Times, January 17, 2016

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Learning discernment is a lifelong project, and wisdom is hard-won.

JEANIE MILEY, "Learning discernment is a lifelong project", San Angelo Standard-Times, January 29, 2016

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Knowledge means knowing that a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.

HAYDEN HOLLINGSWORTH, "Knowledge Versus Wisdom", The Roanoke Star, April 3, 2017

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Wisdom is the lost property of the believer.

MUHAMMAD, Muhammad: The Last Prophet

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Wisdom is using your knowledge to see opportunities, risks, challenges and the things that you need to do.

JOHN BRENNAN, "Why the former CIA director is in Augusta during Masters Week", MyAJC, April 6, 2017

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Unless, we value wisdom, we are bound to suffer many things that we were never meant to suffer.

KILTON MOYO, "Teaching our children wisdom", NewsDay, March 30, 2017

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Wisdom is a strange thing; you learn to fight for what you can achieve and give up on the things that are impossible.

RAY WILLIAMS, "Ray Williams reflects on 90 years", Goulburn Post, April 9, 2017

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Seen from the distance of 50 years, a lot of the assumed political wisdom is noteworthy mostly for just how wrong it was.

LILY ROTHMAN, "50 Years Ago This Week: Why the Presidential Campaign Starts Earlier Than Ever", Time, April 10, 2017

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