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Quotes for: wisdom




Patience is the companion of wisdom.
Augustine of Hippo - De patientia  






Human wisdom consists in a knowledge of the order in which it is profitable to know things;
Leo Tolstoy  



Human wisdom consists in a knowledge of the order in which it is profitable to know things;




It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
Henry David Thoreau - Walden; or, Life in the Woods  






Silence is often the truest wisdom.
Pindar  






The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
Isaac Asimov  






Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.
Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis - Satires  






Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
Epicurus  






The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
Michel de Montaigne - Essays  






All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.
Baruch Spinoza - Ethics  



All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.




Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.
George Orwell  






Wisdom is harmony.
Novalis - Fragments  



Wisdom is harmony.

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Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Laozi  






To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
Bertrand Russell  






There is no justice in putting strength on a level above wisdom.
Xenophanes  






A free man thinks of nothing less than of death, and his wisdom is a meditation, not on death, but on life.
Baruch Spinoza - Ethics  






It is not wise to be wiser than is necessary.
Philippe Quinault  






I was allowed free run of the library and I stormed human wisdom.
Jean-Paul Sartre  






There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - Thus Spoke Zarathustra  






Of all our possessions, wisdom alone is imortal.
Isocrates  






Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Immanuel Kant  






Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Ludwig van Beethoven  



Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.




This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Faust: A Tragedy  






Wisdom leads us back to childhood.
Blaise Pascal - Pensées  






Wisdom is the daughter of experience.
Leonardo da Vinci - Codex Forster  






People grow old indeed, but who grows wise?
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Faust: A Tragedy  



People grow old indeed, but who grows wise?

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Wisdom has its excesses, and has no less need of moderation than does folly.
Michel de Montaigne - Essays  






A loving heart is the truest wisdom.
Charles Dickens  






And wisdom in life is perhaps to ask for anything, why?
Honore de Balzac  






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






Wisdom comes not from reason but from love.
André Gide - Fruits of the Earth  



Wisdom comes not from reason but from love.








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