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Wisdom Quotes

A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew.

A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.

All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man.

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.

Cleverness is not wisdom.

Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.

Does wisdom perhaps appear on the earth as a raven which is inspired by the smell of carrion?

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

He dares to be a fool, and that is the first step in the direction of wisdom.

He who devotes sixteen hours a day to hard study may become at sixty as wise as he thought himself at twenty.

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.

In seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it - thou art a fool.

It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.

It is astonishing with how little wisdom mankind can be governed, when that little wisdom is its own.

It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.

Learning sleeps and snores in libraries, but wisdom is everywhere, wide awake, on tiptoe.

Memory is the mother of all wisdom.

Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.

Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time.