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Doubt is the origin of wisdom. - Rene Descartes

Everyone is wise until he speaks. - Irish Drinking Toast

No man is wise enough by himself. - Plautus

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. - Alfred, Lord Tennyson

The fool wonders, the wise man asks. - Benjamin Disraeli

Children are the wisdom of the nation. - African Saying

We judge of man's wisdom by his hope. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

A prudent question is one-half of wisdom. - Francis Bacon

Be happy. It's one way of being wise. - Colette

For even the very wise cannot see all ends. - JRR Tolkien

A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom. - Robert Frost

Success: the ability to make wise decisions. - Hebrew Saying

Prosperity tries the souls even of the wise. - Sallust

Poetry begins in delight and ends in wisdom. - Robert Frost

A wise man cares not for what he cannot have. - Unknown

It is best for the wise man not to seem wise. - Aeschylus

Wise men make proverbs, but fools repeat them. - Samuel Palmer

Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end. - Leonard Nimoy

Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom. - Euripides

The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook. - William James

Into the darkness they go, the wise and the lovely. - Edna St. Vincent Millay

Proverbs may be said to be the abridgment of wisdom. - Joseph Joubert

Many receive advice, but only the wise profit from it. - Syrus

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. - Sir Francis Bacon

It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves. - Francois De La Rochefoucauld

Trouble brings experience, and experience brings wisdom. - Unknown

Wise men profit more from fools than fools from wise men. - Cato

A wise man will live as much within his wit as his income. - Philip Dormer Stanhope

It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish. - Aeschylus

If you want people to think you are wise, agree with them. - Yiddish Proverb

Wisdom is oftentimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar. - William Wordsworth

He who knows others is learned; he who knows himself is wise. - Lao-Tzu

Collect as precious pearls the words of the wise and virtuous. - Abd-el-Kadar

Mistakes are the usual bridge between inexperience and wisdom. - Unknown

A wise man learns by the mistakes of others, a fool by his own. - Latin Proverb

I prefer the errors of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom. - Anatole France

Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late. - Benjamin Franklin

Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people. - William Butler Yeats

The well bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves. - Oscar Wilde

A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends. - Baltasar Gracian

Can grave and formal pass for wise,
When Men the solemn Owl despise? - Benjamin Franklin

The wise man does not lay up treasure. The more he gives the more he has. - Chinese Proverb

There is nothing more beautiful in this world than a healthy, wise old man. - Lin Yutang

The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart. - Benjamin Franklin

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance. The wise grows it under his feet. - James Oppenheim

By the time a man is wise enough to watch his step, he's too old to go anywhere. - Billy Crystal

True wisdom is to know what is best worth knowing, and to do what is best worth doing. - Edward Humphrey

It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf. - Walter Lippmann

We can know only that we know nothing. And that is the highest degree of human wisdom. - Leo Tolstov

The first point of wisdom is to. discern what is false; the second, to know what is true. - Lactantius

Do not correct a fool or he will hate you. Correct a wise man and he will appreciate you. - Unknown

The Lord hath created medicines out of the earth; and he that is wise will not abhor them. - The Bible

Knowledge alone is not enough. It must be leavened with magnanimity before it becomes wisdom. - Adlai E. Stevenson

God gives men wisdom as he gives them gold; his treasure house is not the mint, but the mine. - Arabic Proverb

Authority without wisdom is like a heavy axe without an edge, fitter to bruise than to polish. - Anne Bradstreet

Knowledge is realizing that the street is one way; wisdom is looking in both directions anyway. - Albert Einstein

Wisdom teaches us to do, as well as to talk; and to make our words and actions all of a colour. - Seneca

A man doesn't begin to attain wisdom until he recognizes that he is no longer indispensable. - Admiral Richard Byrd

Education: that which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding. - Ambrose Bierce

The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive, but do not forget. - Thomas Szasz

The abdomen, the chest, and the brain will forever be shut from the intrusion of the wise and humane surgeon. - Eric Ericksen

Wisdom consists, not in seeing what is directly before us, but in discerning those things which may come to pass. - Terence

When hungry, eat your rice; when tired, close your eyes. Fools may laugh at me, but wise men will know what I mean. - Lin-Chi

Mistakes are the stepping stones to wisdom. We learn from trial and error; we become wise by understanding problems. - Leon Brown

Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn. - Charlie Parker

The punishment which the wise suffer who refuse to take part in the government, is to live under the government of worse men. - Plato

It is too often seen, that the wiser men are about the things of this world, the less wise they are about the things of the next. - Edmund Gibson

Each one must learn for himself the highest wisdom. It cannot be taught in words. Men who work cannot dream, and wisdom comes to us in dreams. - Smohalla

The first step in the acquisition of wisdom is silence, the second listening, the third memory, the fourth practice, the fifth teaching others. - Solomon Ibn Gabriol

We spend precious hours fearing the inevitable. It would be wise to use that time adoring our families, cherishing our friends and living our lives. - Maya Angelou


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21-Sep-2018