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Quotations About Wisdom

Related: Intelligence, Wise Words, Knowledge

What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step. It is always the same step, but you have to take it.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Wind, Sand and Stars, 1939

Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.
David Star Jordan
The Philosophy of Despair

Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.

Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight.
Phyllis Diller
Phyllis Diller's Housekeeping Hints, 1966

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
Isaac Asimov
Isaac Asimov's Book of Science and Nature Quotations, 1988

If wisdom and diamonds grew on the same tree we could soon tell how much men loved wisdom.
Lemuel K. Washburn
Is The Bible Worth Reading And Other Essays, 1911

Every wise man lives in an observatory.
Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare
Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827

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

Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time.
Betty Smith
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Making peace, I have found, is much harder than making war.
Gerry Adams
"Gerry Adams Talks About His Efforts for Peace," on Charlie Rose. 1994

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