Category Archives: Wisdom

Wisdom Quotes

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David Star Jordan

“Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.” – David Star Jordan

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François Duc de La Rochefoucauld

“It is more easy to be wise for others than for ourselves.” – François Duc de La Rochefoucauld

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John Buchan

“I believe that all wisdom consists in caring immensely for a few right things, and not caring a straw about the rest.” – John Buchan

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“A child can ask questions that a wise man cannot answer.” – Unknown

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Sara Teasdale

“When I can look Life in the eyes, Grown calm and very coldly wise, Life will have given me the Truth, And taken in exchange – my youth.” –  Sara Teasdale

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Seneca

“No man was ever wise by chance.” – Seneca

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Bill Veeck

“How can you be a sage if you’re pretty? You can’t get your wizard papers without wrinkles.” – Bill Veeck

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St. Augustine

“Patience is the companion of wisdom.” – St. Augustine

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Daniel Webster

“Wisdom begins at the end.” – Daniel Webster

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Elbert Hubbard

“Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.” – Elbert Hubbard

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William Wordsworth

“Wisdom is ofttimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar.” – William Wordsworth

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Uncle Remus

“You can’t run away from trouble. There ain’t no place that far.” – Uncle Remus

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Frank A. Clark

“If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.” – Frank A. Clark

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Herb Caen

“A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew.” – Herb Caen

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Edward C. Steadman

“One must spend time in gathering knowledge to give it out richly.” – Edward C. Steadman

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Tom Wilson

“Wisdom doesn’t necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.” – Tom Wilson

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Doug Larson

“Wisdom is the quality that keeps you from getting into situations where you need it.” – Doug Larson

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Galileo Galilei

“I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn’t learn something from him.” – Galileo Galilei

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Norman Cousins

“Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences.” – Norman Cousins

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William Shakespeare

“The robbed that smiles, steals something from the thief.” – William Shakespeare