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The most poignant quotes
What the rich and famous and wise said
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Note: Throughout history the rich and famous and wise have said things that have been recorded in the form of quotes. It is the study of these quotes that give insight into life.

Wisdom

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

After wisdom comes wit. ~ Evan Esar

To know when to be generous and when firmóthat is wisdom. ~ Elbert Hubbard

Learning passes for wisdom among those who want both.~ William Temple

It's amazing how much mature wisdom resembles being too tired. ~ Robert Heinlein

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. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification. ~ Martin Fischer

What is wise? He that learn from everyone. ~ Benjamin Franklin

Wisdom is only found in truth. ~ Johann von Goethe

Wisdom sets bounds even to knowledge. ~ Friedrich W. Nietzsche

A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends. ~ Baltasar Graci·n

Wisdom is nothing but a preparation of the soul, a capacity, a secret art of thinking, feeling and breathing thoughts of unity at every moment of life. ~ Hermann Hesse

"Nine-tenths of wisdom consists in being wise in time." ~ Theodore Roosevelt

It ís taken me all my life to understand that It is not necessary to understand everything. ~ Rene Coty

To wisdom belongs the intellectual apprehension of eternal things; to knowledge, the ration knowledge of temporal things. ~ St. Augustine

Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it. ~ George Santayana

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

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. ~ Alfred Tennyson

No one is ever old enough to know better. ~ Holbrook Jackson

A short saying oft contains much wisdom. ~ Sophocles

The dumbest people I know are those who know it all. ~ Malcolm Forbes

It's so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and say the opposite. ~ Sam Levenson

Cleverness is not wisdom. ~ Euripides

What an elder sees sitting; the young can't see standing. ~ Ibo Proverb

"The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

An intelligent person does not take part in the sources of misery, which are due to contact with material senses. Such pleasures have a beginning and an end, and so the wise man does not delight in them. ~ Bhagavad Gita

Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, be fortified by it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it. ~ Hermann Hesse

Good people are good because theyíve come to wisdom through failure. We get very little wisdom from success, you know. ~ William Saroyan

We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us. ~ Marcel Proust

Become aware that you already possess all the inner wisdom, strength, and creativity needed to make your dreams come true. ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach

As soon as you learn to never give up, you have to learn the power and wisdom of unconditional surrender, and that one doesn't cancel out the other; they just exist as contradictions. The wisdom of it comes as you get older. ~ Kris Kristofferson

The chief aim of wisdom is to enable one to bear with the stupidity of the ignorant. ~ Xystus I

A wise man will desire no more than what he may get justly, use soberly, distribute cheerfully, and leave contentedly. ~ Benjamin Franklin

"Force without wisdom falls of its own weight." ~ Horace

Learning without wisdom is a load of books on a donkey's back. ~ Zora Neale Hurston

He is not wise that is not wise for himself. ~ English Proverb

Wisdom is meaningless until our own experience has given it meaning. ~ Bergen Evans

The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool. ~ William Shakespeare, As You Like It

The wise want love; and those who love want wisdom. ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley

Learning sleeps and snores in libraries, but wisdom is everywhere, wide awake, on tiptoe. ~ Josh Billings

The wisdom of the wise is an uncommon degree of common sense. ~ Dean W. Inge

Things have their seasons, and even certain kinds of eminence go in and out of style. But wisdom has an advantage: she is eternal. ~ Baltasar Graci·n

Authority without wisdom is like a heavy axe without an edge, fitter to bruise than polish. ~ Anne Bradstreet

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