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Being smart

It is not that I'm so smart. But I stay with the questions much longer.
Albert Einstein

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.
John Steinbeck

Equally foolish
Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish.
Albert Einstein

Fool
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
William Shakespeare

Kindness
What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?
Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Knowing and understanding
Any fool can know. The point is to understand.
Albert Einstein

Knowing everything
He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions.
Confucius

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.
Confucius

Misfortune of the wise
The misfortune of the wise is better than the prosperity of the fool.
Epicurus

Opportunities
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
Francis Bacon

Pleasures
It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them.
Epictetus

Second thoughts
Among mortals second thoughts are wisest.
Euripides

Self-pity
Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
Helen Keller

The beginning of wisdom
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
Aristotle

The best reply
Silence is true wisdom's best reply.
Euripides

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.
Marcus Aurelius

The highest degree of wisdom
We can know only that we know nothing. And that is the highest degree of human wisdom.
Leo Tolstoy

The simple things
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
Paulo Coelho

Unwise
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

Wait and Hope

Alexandre Dumas

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

Wise man
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.
Moliere

Wise men and fool men
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
Plato

Wonder
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
Socrates

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.
Mark Twain

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