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A man doesn't begin to attain wisdom until he recognizes that he is no longer indispensable.
- Richard E. Byrd
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A man may as well expect to grow stronger by always eating as wiser by always reading.
- Jeremy Collier
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A word to the wise ain't necessary. It's the stupid ones who need the advice.
- Bill Cosby
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Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom.
- Euripides
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Authority without wisdom is like a heavy axe without an edge, fitter to bruise than polish.
- Anne Bradstreet
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Back of every mistaken venture and defeat is the laughter of wisdom, if you listen.
- Carl Sandburg
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Be quick to learn and wise to know.
- George Burns
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Be wiser than other people if you can; but do not tell them so.
- Lord Chesterfield
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Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.
- Aesop
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Cabbage: A familiar kitchen-garden vegetable about as large and wise as a man's head.
- Ambrose Bierce
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Cleverness is not wisdom.
- Euripides
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Fortune truly helps those who are of good judgment.
- Euripides
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He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.
- Epictetus
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He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.
- Lao Tzu
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I am not young enough to know everything.
- Oscar Wilde
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I prefer the folly of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.
- Anatole France
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Ideas are like beards; men do not have them until they grow up.
- Voltaire
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If I don't have wisdom, I can teach you only ignorance.
- Leo Buscaglia
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If you're not learning while you're earning, you're cheating yourself out of the better portion of your compensation.
- Napoleon Hill
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In order to have wisdom we must have ignorance.
- Theodore Dreiser
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It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish.
- Aeschylus
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It is for the wise people who delight in humanity, praise justice, despise their flatterers, and respect the truth.
- Jeanne-Marie Roland
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It is not from reason that justice springs, but goodness is born of wisdom.
- Maurice Maeterlinck
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It's so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and then don't say it.
- Sam Levenson
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Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much; Wisdom is humble that he knows no more.
- William Cowper
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Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.
- Jimi Hendrix
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Men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all the other alternatives.
- Abba Eban
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Most of our pocket wisdom is conceived for the use of mediocre people, to discourage them from ambitious attempts, and generally console them in their mediocrity.
- Robert Louis Stevenson
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Nothing would more contribute to make a man wise than to have always an enemy in his view.
- Lord Halifax
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Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
- Immanuel Kant
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Silence is true wisdom's best reply.
- Euripides
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Some folk are wise, and some are otherwise.
- Tobias Smollett
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That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in the next.
- John Stuart Mill
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The good and the wise lead quiet lives.
- Euripides
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The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.
- H. L. Mencken
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The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.
- Bertrand Russell
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The wisest mind has something yet to learn.
- George Santayana
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To hold the same views at forty as we held at twenty is to have been stupefied for a score of years, and take rank, not as a prophet, but as an unteachable brat, well birched and none the wiser.
- Robert Louis Stevenson
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Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom, not a guide by which to live.
- Robert F. Kennedy
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What a man knows at fifty that he did not know at twenty is for the most part incommunicable.
- Adlai Stevenson
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Wisdom begins at the end.
- Daniel Webster
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Wise anger is like fire from a flint: there is great ado to get it out; and when it does come, it is out again immediately.
- Matthew Henry
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