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No man is wise enough by himself. - Plautus

It is wisdom to believe the heart. - George Santayana

Be quick to learn and wise to know. - George Burns

Wisdom is the sunlight of the soul. - German Proverb

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

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

Nature and wisdom never are at strife. - Plutarch

Doubt is often the beginning of wisdom. - M. Scott Peck

A short saying oft contains much wisdom. - Sophocles

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

Knowledge can be communicated but not wisdom. - Herman Hesse

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

Wise is he who collects the wisdom of others. - Juan Guerra Caceras

Fools look to tomorrow; wise men use tonight. - Scottish Proverb

How prone to doubt, how cautious are the wise! - Homer

The wise learns many things from their enemies. - Aristophanes

So wise so young, they say, do never live long. - William Shakespeare

Of all parts of wisdom the practice is the best. - John Tillotson

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. - Aristotle

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

Honesty if the first chapter in the book of wisdom. - Thomas Jefferson

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

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

It is best to learn wisdom by the experience of others. - Latin Proverb

Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish. - Albert Einstein

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

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

All human wisdom is summed up in two words - wait and hope. - Alexandre Dumas

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

Wise men learn by other men's mistakes, fools by their own. - H.G. Bohn

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

Wisdom is becoming competent with regard to the realities of life. - Gerhard von Rad

The wisdom of nations lies in their proverbs, which are brief and pithy. - William Penn

All this worldly wisdom was once the unnameable heresy of some wise man. - Henry David Thoreau

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

Any fool can paint a picture, but it takes a wise man to be able to sell it. - Samuel Butler

There is no greater wisdom than well to time the beginnings and onsets of things. - Francis Bacon

We can learn much from wise words, little from wisecracks, and less from wise guys. - William Arthur Ward

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

A wise man can see more from the bottom of a well than a fool can from a mountain top. - Unknown

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

Knowledge is learning something every day. Wisdom is letting go of something every day. - Zen Proverb

A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew. - Herb Caen

Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself. - Tom Wilson

A man never reaches that dizzy height of wisdom when he can no longer be led by the nose. - Mark Twain

Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongue. - Old Testament

One should take good care not to grow too wise for so great a pleasure of life as laughter. - Joseph Addison

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

Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk. - Doug Larson

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

Wise leaders generally have wise counselors because it takes a wise person themselves to distinguish them. - Diogenes of Sinope

It's easy to get a reputation for wisdom. It's only necessary to live long, speak little and do less. - P.D. James

Both in thought and in feeling, even though time be real, to realise the unimportance of time is the gate of wisdom. - Bertrand Russell

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

Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him. - Dwight D Eisenhower

The person who has a firm trust in the Supreme Being is powerful in his power, wise by his wisdom, happy by his happiness. - Joseph Addison

The man of wisdom is never of two minds;
the man of benevolence never worries;
the man of courage is never afraid. - Confucius

The wise man is but a clever infant, spelling letters from a hieroglyphical prophetic book, the lexicon of which lies in eternity. - Thomas Carlyle

A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation. - Moliere

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. - Reinhold Niebuhr

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

A wise man knows when to stay silent. However, a wiser man of faith knows that sometimes words can win the battle when all odds stand against you. - Shannon L. Alder


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16-Oct-2019