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Wilhelm von Humboldt

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Biography - Wilhelm von Humboldt:

Born: 1767 - Died: 1835
Period:
19th century
18th century
Place of birth: Germany
Germany

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However great an evil immorality may be, we must not forget that it is not without its beneficial consequences. It is only through extremes that men can arrive at the middle path of wisdom and virtue.
Wilhelm von Humboldt




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Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.”
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Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.”
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The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”
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Silence is often the truest wisdom.”
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Human wisdom consists in a knowledge of the order in which it is profitable to know things;”
Leo Tolstoy
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The most dangerous worldview is the worldview of those who have not viewed the world. ”
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True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body the two are ever united.”
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I am more and more convinced that our happiness or our unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events of life than on the nature of those events themselves.”
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Coercion may prevent many transgressions but it robs even actions which are legal of a part of their beauty. Freedom may lead to many transgressions, but it lends even to vices a less ignoble form.”
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