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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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Silence is often the truest wisdom.”
Pindar
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The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”
Isaac Asimov
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Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.”
Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis - Satires
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Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.”
Epicurus
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The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.”
Michel de Montaigne
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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
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Wisdom is harmony.”
Novalis - Fragments
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Wisdom is harmony.

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Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom.”
Laozi
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To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.”
Bertrand Russell
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There is no justice in putting strength on a level above wisdom.”
Xenophanes
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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
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It is not wise to be wiser than is necessary.”
Philippe Quinault
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I was allowed free run of the library and I stormed human wisdom.”
Jean-Paul Sartre
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Patience is the companion of wisdom.”
Augustine of Hippo
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There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
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Of all our possessions, wisdom alone is imortal.”
Isocrates
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Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.”
Immanuel Kant
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Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.”
Ludwig van Beethoven
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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
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Wisdom leads us back to childhood.”
Blaise Pascal - Pensées
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Wisdom is the daughter of experience.”
Leonardo da Vinci - Codex Forster
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People grow old indeed, but who grows wise?”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Faust: A Tragedy
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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
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A loving heart is the truest wisdom.”
Charles Dickens
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And wisdom in life is perhaps to ask for anything, why?”
Honore de Balzac
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Both in thought and in feeling, even though time be real, to realise the unimportance of time is the gate of wisdom.”
Bertrand Russell
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Wisdom comes not from reason but from love.”
André Gide - Fruits of the Earth
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They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.”
Confucius
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Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.”
Francis Bacon
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