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List of wisdom quotes
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This is a list of wisdom quotes
It is not that I'm so smart. But I stay with the questions much longer.
Committe of sleep
It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it.
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
Knowing and understanding
He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions.
Like a perpetual funeral
It's bad taste to be wise all the time, like being at a perpetual funeral.
D. H. Lawrence
Methods of wisdom
By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.
Misfortune of the wise
The misfortune of the wise is better than the prosperity of the fool.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them.
Among mortals second thoughts are wisest.
Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
Sick and extravagant
A physician is not angry at the intemperance of a mad patient, nor does he take it ill to be railed at by a man in fever. Just so should a wise man treat all mankind, as a physician does his patient, and look upon them only as sick and extravagant.
The beginning of wisdom
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
The best reply
Silence is true wisdom's best reply.
The future and the present
Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.
The highest degree of wisdom
We can know only that we know nothing. And that is the highest degree of human wisdom.
The simple things
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
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.
Wait and Hope
We are made wise
We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.
George Bernard Shaw
A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.
Wise men and fool men
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
Wosdom in books
In a good book-room you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.