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Philippe Quinault

Quote of Philippe Quinault - It is not wise to be...

Biography - Philippe Quinault:

Born: 1635 - Died: 1688
17th century
Place of birth: France

It is not wise to be wiser than is necessary.



(French, German)

Ce n’est pas être sage qu’être plus sage qu’il ne faut.

Es ist nicht weise, weiser zu sein als nötig.

See also 

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It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.

If we are too wise, we may be equally to blame.

Wisdom has its excesses, and has no less need of moderation than does folly.

The Sage will bear the name of insane, and the Just the name of unjust, if in their search for Virtue they go beyond what is sufficient.

Quotes for: wisdom


Quotes about wisdom:

Patience is the companion of wisdom.

To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.

All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.

Wisdom leads us back to childhood.

This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.

The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.


Philippe Quinault also said...

He who has but a moment to live,
Has no longer anything to dissemble.

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