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Quotes About Wisdom That Ring True to Life

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Quote: Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials. by author Lin Yutang overlaid on photo of solid background
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Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.


Quote: This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew. by author Johann Wolfgang von Goethe overlaid on photo of silhouette of off-road car
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This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.


Quote: The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique. by author Walt Disney overlaid on photo of yellow, orange, red, green, and blue abstract painting
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The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.


Quote: The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. by author Socrates overlaid on photo of gray and white bird on red and yellow leaves
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The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.


Quote: Wisdom and understanding can only become the possession of individual men by travelling the old road of observation, attention, perseverance, and industry. by author Samuel Smiles overlaid on photo of man standing on cliff under white sky
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Wisdom and understanding can only become the possession of individual men by travelling the old road of observation, attention, perseverance, and industry.


Quote: God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. by author Reinhold Niebuhr overlaid on photo of tan wallpaper
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God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.


Quote: Turn your wounds into wisdom. by author Oprah Winfrey overlaid on photo of black bird on brown tree branch during daytime
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Turn your wounds into wisdom.


Quote: Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech. by author Plutarch overlaid on photo of blue sky
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Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech.


Quote: The higher we are placed, the more humbly we should walk. by author Cicero overlaid on photo of sunset forest
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The higher we are placed, the more humbly we should walk.


Quote: Knowledge is marvelous, but wisdom is even better. by author Kay Redfield Jamison overlaid on photo of lone tree in grassland
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Knowledge is marvelous, but wisdom is even better.


Quote: I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. by author Laozi (Lao-Tzu) overlaid on photo of pink and blue painted wall
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I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.


Quote: Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another. by author Juvenal overlaid on photo of gray wooden house on green plains near mountain range at daytime
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Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.


Quote: Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens. by author Jimi Hendrix overlaid on photo of Arizona landscape
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Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.


Quote: Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life. by author Immanuel Kant overlaid on photo of two grey elephants on grass plains during sunset
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Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.


Quote: Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their wisdom. by author Elizabeth Gaskell overlaid on photo of man and woman facing backward while woman's head on man's shoulder on tip of hill
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Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their wisdom.


Quote: Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men. by author Confucius overlaid on photo of photo of author Confucius with quote

Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.


Quote: A man may learn wisdom even from a foe. by author Aristophanes overlaid on photo of gray road beside a trees
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A man may learn wisdom even from a foe.


Quote: Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. by author Alfred, Lord Tennyson overlaid on photo of man and woman with dog on woods
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Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers, and I linger on the shore, And the individual withers, and the world is more and more.


Quote: Calmly in the precious present, be a light for love and wisdom in the window on your world. by author Kevin Flynn overlaid on photo of red stain on white wall
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Calmly in the precious present, be a light for love and wisdom in the window on your world.


Quote: The wisdom of the wise is an uncommon degree of common sense. by author Dean Inge overlaid on photo of white and black bird
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The wisdom of the wise is an uncommon degree of common sense.


Quote: Be unique. Be different. Be yourself. by author Debasish Mridha, MD overlaid on photo of lone tree in grassland
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Be unique. Be different. Be yourself.


Quote: Silence is true wisdom's best reply. by author Euripides overlaid on photo of sunset
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Silence is true wisdom's best reply.


Quote: Wisdom never lies. by author Homer overlaid on photo of 2 women standing on brown field during daytime
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Wisdom never lies.


Quote: Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of lone tree in grassland
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Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.


Quote: Real wisdom is not the knowledge of everything, but the knowledge of which things in life are necessary, which are less necessary, and which are completely unnecessary to know. by author Leo Tolstoy overlaid on photo of white rose flower
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Real wisdom is not the knowledge of everything, but the knowledge of which things in life are necessary, which are less necessary, and which are completely unnecessary to know.


Quote: Great wisdom is generous; petty wisdom is contentious. by author Zhuang Zhou overlaid on photo of photo of author Zhuang Zhou with quote

Great wisdom is generous; petty wisdom is contentious.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Great wisdom is generous; petty wisdom is contentious. Great speech is impassioned, small speech cantankerous.


Quote: The end of wisdom is to dream high enough to lose the dream in the seeking of it. by author William Faulkner overlaid on photo of brown Scottish fold in brown thick-pile blanket
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The end of wisdom is to dream high enough to lose the dream in the seeking of it.


Quote: Most things break, including hearts. The lessons of life amount not to wisdom, but to scar tissue and callus. by author Wallace Stegner overlaid on photo of green trees on forest during daytime
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Most things break, including hearts. The lessons of life amount not to wisdom, but to scar tissue and callus.


Quote: Counsel woven into the fabric of real life is wisdom. by author Walter Benjamin overlaid on photo of green-leafed trees during daytime
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Counsel woven into the fabric of real life is wisdom.


Quote: It is not who is right, but what is right, that is of importance. by author Thomas Huxley overlaid on photo of forest near mountain alps
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It is not who is right, but what is right, that is of importance.


Quote: Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. by author Thomas Edison overlaid on photo of multicolored heart LED light on wall
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Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. As a result, a genius is often a talented person who has simply done all of his homework.


Quote: Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable. by author Sydney J. Harris overlaid on photo of yellow green leaf
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Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.


Quote: Wisdom outweighs any wealth. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of flowers
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Wisdom outweighs any wealth.


Quote: Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of bird at pier
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Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.


Quote: To keep your secret is wisdom; but to expect others to keep it is folly. by author Samuel Johnson overlaid on photo of brown butterfly perched on flower
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To keep your secret is wisdom; but to expect others to keep it is folly.


Quote: Wisdom has its root in goodness, not goodness its root in wisdom. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of blue and red bird during daytime
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Wisdom has its root in goodness, not goodness its root in wisdom.


Quote: Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of yellow flower
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Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them. It depends on the mood of the man, whether he shall see the sunset or the fine poem. There are always sunsets, and there is always genius; but only a few hours so serene that we can relish nature or criticism. The more or less depends on structure or temperament. Temperament is the iron wire on which the beads are strung. Of what use is fortune or talent to a cold and defective store?


Quote: The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of adult black and white dog leaning on wooden fence
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The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.




Quote: Wisdom is always an overmatch for strength. by author Phil Jackson overlaid on photo of body of water near mountains
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Wisdom is always an overmatch for strength.


Quote: The truest wisdom is a resolute determination. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of running white, brown, and black dog
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The truest wisdom is a resolute determination.


Quote: Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification. by author Martin H. Fischer overlaid on photo of man and woman kissing
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Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification. Martin H.


Quote: It is not white hair that engenders wisdom. by author Menander overlaid on photo of person's hand holding round silver analog watch with black leather strap
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It is not white hair that engenders wisdom.


Quote: In youth we learn; in age we understand. by author Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach overlaid on photo of toddler hugging siberian husky
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In youth we learn; in age we understand.


Quote: The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil. by author Cicero overlaid on photo of gray hummingbird
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The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.


Quote: He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe. by author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus overlaid on photo of man and woman holding each others hands
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He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.


Quote: Pain and foolishness lead to great bliss and complete knowledge, for Eternal Wisdom created nothing under the sun in vain. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of green trees on body of water during daytime
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Pain and foolishness lead to great bliss and complete knowledge, for Eternal Wisdom created nothing under the sun in vain.


Quote: Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of silhouette of children's running on hill

Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.


Quote: Pain is the doorway to wisdom and to truth. by author Keith Miller overlaid on photo of two women holding flowers
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Pain is the doorway to wisdom and to truth.


Quote: Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy. by author Ludwig van Beethoven overlaid on photo of red neon heart wallpaper
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Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.


Quote: The first point of wisdom is to discern that which is false; the second, to know that which is true. by author Lactantius overlaid on photo of leafless tree on snow covered ground
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The first point of wisdom is to discern that which is false; the second, to know that which is true.


Quote: Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end. by author Leonard Nimoy overlaid on photo of three people paddling in canoe
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Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end.


Quote: All human wisdom works and has worries and grief as reward. by author Johann Georg Hamann overlaid on photo of two grey elephants on grass plains during sunset
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All human wisdom works and has worries and grief as reward.


Quote: Wisdom is the knowledge of good and evil, not the strength to choose between the two. by author John Cheever overlaid on photo of person holding gray leaf
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Wisdom is the knowledge of good and evil, not the strength to choose between the two.


Quote: Wisdom is found only in truth. by author Johann Wolfgang von Goethe overlaid on photo of 1 U.S. dollar banknote
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Wisdom is found only in truth.


Quote: People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little. by author Jean-Jacques Rousseau overlaid on photo of gray elephant
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People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little. It is plain than an ignorant person thinks everything he does know important, and he tells it to everybody. But a well-educated man is not so ready to display his learning; he would have too much to say, and he sees that there is much more to be said, so he holds his peace.


Quote: Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment. by author Jim Rohn overlaid on photo of saguaro
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Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Discipline is the bridge between thought and accomplishment. Discipline comes to those with the awareness that for a kite to fly it must rise against the wind; that all good things are achieved by those who are willing to swim upstream; that drifting aimlessly through life only leads to bitterness and disappointment." And then he added: "Discipline is the foundation on which all success is built. Lack of discipline inevitably leads to failure.


Quote: Wisdom consists not so much in knowing what to do in the ultimate as knowing what to do next. by author Herbert Hoover overlaid on photo of body of water surrounded with plants under cloudy sky
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Wisdom consists not so much in knowing what to do in the ultimate as knowing what to do next.


Quote: Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best. by author Henry Van Dyke overlaid on photo of green trees on body of water during daytime
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Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.


Quote: It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things. by author Henry David Thoreau overlaid on photo of pink flowers in tilt shift lens
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It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.


Quote: We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of silhouette photography of trees and sky
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We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.


Quote: Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to the praise that deceives them. by author François de La Rochefoucauld overlaid on photo of brown french bulldog wearing blue and white polka dot shirt
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Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to the praise that deceives them.


Quote: We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it. by author François de La Rochefoucauld overlaid on photo of white and brown short coated puppy lying on brown wooden floor
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We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.


Quote: Deliberately seek opportunities for kindness, sympathy, and patience. by author Evelyn Underhill overlaid on photo of brown and black leaf in close up photography
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Deliberately seek opportunities for kindness, sympathy, and patience.


Quote: Who in their infinite wisdom decreed that Little League uniforms be white? Certainly not a mother. by author Erma Bombeck overlaid on photo of silhouette of person standing beside bare tree under stary sky
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Who in their infinite wisdom decreed that Little League uniforms be white? Certainly not a mother.


Quote: The clouds may drop down titles and estates, and wealth may seek us, but wisdom must be sought. by author Edward Young overlaid on photo of leafless tree on body of water during daytime
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The clouds may drop down titles and estates, and wealth may seek us, but wisdom must be sought.


Quote: Wisdom begins at the end. by author Daniel Webster overlaid on photo of gray asphalt road
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Wisdom begins at the end.


Quote: A loving heart is the truest wisdom. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of red rose
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A loving heart is the truest wisdom.


Quote: Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue. by author Gautama Buddha overlaid on photo of woman in blue dress standing on green grass field during daytime
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Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.


Quote: Both in thought and in feeling, even though time be real, to realise the unimportance of time is the gate of wisdom. by author Bertrand Russell overlaid on photo of long exposure photography of beach
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Both in thought and in feeling, even though time be real, to realise the unimportance of time is the gate of wisdom.


Quote: Lost time is never found again. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of person holding gray and beige roman numeral alarm clock
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Lost time is never found again.


Quote: Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit. by author Baltasar Gracian overlaid on photo of black heart drawing on yellow wall
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Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.


Quote: It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of orange moon during nighttime
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It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.


Quote: I prefer the folly of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom. by author Anatole France overlaid on photo of shallow focus photo of green leaves
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I prefer the folly of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.


Who is wise in love, love most, say least.


Quote: Memory is the mother of all wisdom. by author Aeschylus overlaid on photo of flowers
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Memory is the mother of all wisdom.


Quote: My past is my wisdom to use today... my future is my wisdom yet to experience. Be in the present because that is where life resides. by author Gene Oliver overlaid on photo of green leafed plants on forest
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My past is my wisdom to use today... my future is my wisdom yet to experience. Be in the present because that is where life resides.


Quote: A proverb is one man's wit and all men's wisdom. by author Lord John Russell overlaid on photo of clear liquid on leaf
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A proverb is one man's wit and all men's wisdom.


Quote: Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known. by author A. A. Milne overlaid on photo of photo of author A. A. Milne with quote

Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.


Quote: The sweetest realizations of life cannot be expressed with words. by author Abhijit Naskar overlaid on photo of close shot of yellow flowers
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The sweetest realizations of life cannot be expressed with words.


Quote: All human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope. by author Alexandre Dumas overlaid on photo of purple petaled flower
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All human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope.


Quote: Learned men fall into error oftenest by mistaking knowledge for wisdom. by author Austin O'Malley overlaid on photo of green pine trees near mountain under blue sky during daytime
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Learned men fall into error oftenest by mistaking knowledge for wisdom.


Quote: Wisdom grows in quiet places. by author Austin O'Malley overlaid on photo of black bird on brown tree branch during daytime
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Wisdom grows in quiet places.


There are cases in which the greatest daring is the greatest wisdom.


Quote: Wise? No, I simply learned to think. by author Christopher Paolini overlaid on photo of tall green flowering grasses under blue and white cloudy sky
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Wise? No, I simply learned to think.


Quote: Wisdom is like a baobab tree; no one individual can embrace it. by author David Lloyd George overlaid on photo of road between yellow leaf trees at daytime
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Wisdom is like a baobab tree; no one individual can embrace it.


Quote: No one is too old to begin again. by author Debasish Mridha, MD overlaid on photo of clear drinking glass with beer on black table
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No one is too old to begin again.


Quote: Kindness is true wisdom--not cleverness. by author Debasish Mridha, MD overlaid on photo of two women sitting on wooden dock over body of water
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Kindness is true wisdom--not cleverness.


Quote: Kisses are a better fate than wisdom. by author E. E. Cummings overlaid on photo of photo of author E. E. Cummings with quote

Kisses are a better fate than wisdom.


Quote: Wisdom is a treasure, the key whereof is never lost. by author Edward Counsel overlaid on photo of green-leafed trees during daytime
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Wisdom is a treasure, the key whereof is never lost.


Wisdom's door is ever open.


Quote: Be wise before the storm. by author Edward Counsel overlaid on photo of body of water near mountains
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Be wise before the storm.


Quote: Wisdom is often counted folly by the unwise. by author Edward Counsel overlaid on photo of closeup photo of green leafed plant
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Wisdom is often counted folly by the unwise.


Quote: Wisdom is mostly the fruit of experience. by author Edward Counsel overlaid on photo of saguaro
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Wisdom is mostly the fruit of experience.


Quote: Wisdom is ever fresh; other things grow stale, but this is the evergreen flower of nature. by author Edward Counsel overlaid on photo of forest trees photograph
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Wisdom is ever fresh; other things grow stale, but this is the evergreen flower of nature.


Quote: The man of wisdom is the man of years. by author Edward Young overlaid on photo of green trees on forest during daytime
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The man of wisdom is the man of years.


Quote: Cleverness is like a lens with a very sharp focus. Wisdom is more like a wide-angle lens. by author Edward de Bono overlaid on photo of brown, black, and white butterfly on purple petaled flower photo
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Cleverness is like a lens with a very sharp focus. Wisdom is more like a wide-angle lens.


Quote: A word to the wise is -- unnecessary. by author Evan Esar overlaid on photo of person cooking on seashore
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A word to the wise is -- unnecessary.


Quote: Wisdom not only gets, but once got, retains. by author Francis Quarles overlaid on photo of green leafed trees with fog
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Wisdom not only gets, but once got, retains.


Quote: Be wisely worldly, but not worldly wise. by author Francis Quarles overlaid on photo of flowers
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Be wisely worldly, but not worldly wise.


Quote: True wisdom is to see and understand your relationship with the universe. When you gain that relational knowledge, then you are wise. by author Frederick Lenz overlaid on photo of green leafed plants on forest
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True wisdom is to see and understand your relationship with the universe. When you gain that relational knowledge, then you are wise.


Quote: Full of wisdom are the ordinations of fate. by author Friedrich Schiller overlaid on photo of low angle photography of green and brown tree
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Full of wisdom are the ordinations of fate.


Quote: Full wise is he that can himself know. by author Geoffrey Chaucer overlaid on photo of green leafed trees with fog
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Full wise is he that can himself know.


Quote: Be there a will, and wisdom finds a way. by author George Crabbe overlaid on photo of low angle photography of green and brown tree
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Be there a will, and wisdom finds a way.


Wisdom is keeping a sense of fallibility of all our views and opinions.


Quote: Wisdom oft times consists of knowing what to do next. by author Herbert Hoover overlaid on photo of green lizard
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Wisdom oft times consists of knowing what to do next.


Quote: There is no folly like the folly of the wise. by author Jacqueline Carey overlaid on photo of calm body of water and mountain
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There is no folly like the folly of the wise.


Quote: What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness? by author Jean-Jacques Rousseau overlaid on photo of green lizard
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What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?


Quote: Wisdom we know is the knowledge of good and evil, not the strength to choose between the two. by author John Cheever overlaid on photo of silhouette of person standing beside bare tree under stary sky
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Wisdom we know is the knowledge of good and evil, not the strength to choose between the two.


Quote: Wisdom sails with wind and time. by author John Florio overlaid on photo of saguaro
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Wisdom sails with wind and time.


Quote: Wisdom has never made a bigot, but learning has. by author Josh Billings overlaid on photo of sunset with agave stem
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Wisdom has never made a bigot, but learning has.


Quote: The first point of wisdom is to discern what is false; the second, to know what is true. by author Lactantius overlaid on photo of leafless tree on body of water during daytime
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The first point of wisdom is to discern what is false; the second, to know what is true.


Quote: Where fear is present, wisdom cannot be. by author Lactantius overlaid on photo of person cooking on seashore
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Where fear is present, wisdom cannot be.


Quote: Discipline is wisdom and vice versa. by author M. Scott Peck overlaid on photo of top view of green succulent plants
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Discipline is wisdom and vice versa.


Quote: The highest wisdom is sometimes found in the lowest people. by author Matshona Dhliwayo overlaid on photo of purple petaled flower
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The highest wisdom is sometimes found in the lowest people.


Quote: True wisdom doesn't have an expiry date; it is timeless. by author Matshona Dhliwayo overlaid on photo of photo of pine tree
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True wisdom doesn't have an expiry date; it is timeless.


Quote: The beginning of wisdom is the knowledge of folly. by author Norman Macdonald overlaid on photo of green-leafed trees during daytime
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The beginning of wisdom is the knowledge of folly.


Quote: True wisdom consists of tracing effects to their causes. by author Oliver Goldsmith overlaid on photo of pink flowers in tilt shift lens
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True wisdom consists of tracing effects to their causes.


Quote: Wisdom loves the children of men, but she prefers those who come through foolishness to wisdom. by author Paul Tillich overlaid on photo of green leafed tree on body of water under starry sky
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Wisdom loves the children of men, but she prefers those who come through foolishness to wisdom.


Quote: It is wisdom to think upon anything before we execute it. by author Plautus overlaid on photo of orange flowers
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It is wisdom to think upon anything before we execute it.


Quote: Wisdom is not acquired save as the result of investigation. by author Sara Teasdale overlaid on photo of white and black bird
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Wisdom is not acquired save as the result of investigation.


Quote: Our happiness depends on wisdom all the way. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of woman carrying toddler on seashore
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Our happiness depends on wisdom all the way.


Quote: Wisdom is the power to put our time and our knowledge to the proper use. by author Thomas Watson overlaid on photo of sunset grasslands
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Wisdom is the power to put our time and our knowledge to the proper use.


Quote: Wisdom is humble that he knows no more. by author William Cowper overlaid on photo of body of water near mountains
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Wisdom is humble that he knows no more.


Quote: Strength and wisdom are not opposing values. by author Bill Clinton overlaid on photo of photo of author Bill Clinton with quote

Strength and wisdom are not opposing values.


Quote: Good people are good because they've come to wisdom through failure. by author William Saroyan overlaid on photo of black and white butterfly on green leaf
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Good people are good because they've come to wisdom through failure.


Quote: Foolishness is a twin sister of wisdom. by author Witold Gombrowicz overlaid on photo of aerial photography of pine trees
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Foolishness is a twin sister of wisdom.


Quote: Wisdom may best arise from a humbling reality. by author Michael Leunig overlaid on photo of green lizard
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Wisdom may best arise from a humbling reality.


All wisdom ends in paradox.


Quote: The best wisdom is earned through experience, particularly mistakes. by author Sophia Amoruso overlaid on photo of two white swan on body of water
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The best wisdom is earned through experience, particularly mistakes.


Quote: The best way to predict the future is to invent it. by author Alan Kay overlaid on photo of photo of pine tree
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The best way to predict the future is to invent it.


Quote: Wisdom comes from within. Knowledge is acquired and can sometimes put a screen on your wisdom. by author A. R. Rahman overlaid on photo of leafless tree on snow covered ground
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Wisdom comes from within. Knowledge is acquired and can sometimes put a screen on your wisdom.


Quote: Wisdom and penetration are the fruit of experience, not the lessons of retirement and leisure. Great necessities call out great virtues. by author Abigail Adams overlaid on photo of landscape photography of mountain hit by sun rays
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Wisdom and penetration are the fruit of experience, not the lessons of retirement and leisure. Great necessities call out great virtues.


Quote: Practical wisdom is what's called for in situations that have a moral dimension to them. by author Barry Schwartz overlaid on photo of person holding gray leaf
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Practical wisdom is what's called for in situations that have a moral dimension to them.


Quote: The greatest wisdom is to realize one's lack of it. by author Constantin Stanislavski overlaid on photo of orange flowers
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The greatest wisdom is to realize one's lack of it.


Quote: Conventional wisdom is not always the best wisdom. by author Doug Ducey overlaid on photo of three people paddling in canoe
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Conventional wisdom is not always the best wisdom.


Quote: Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it. by author David Starr Jordan overlaid on photo of green tree under blue sky during night time
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Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.


Quote: Wisdom denotes the pursuing of the best ends by the best means. by author Francis Hutcheson overlaid on photo of closeup photography of black and brown bird
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Wisdom denotes the pursuing of the best ends by the best means.


Quote: A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew. by author Herb Caen overlaid on photo of silhouette of kneeling man
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A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew.


Quote: Because in the school of the Spirit man learns wisdom through humility, knowledge by forgetting, how to speak by silence, how to live by dying. by author Johannes Tauler overlaid on photo of aerial photography of pine trees with mist
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Because in the school of the Spirit man learns wisdom through humility, knowledge by forgetting, how to speak by silence, how to live by dying.


Quote: Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom. by author Mary Browne overlaid on photo of green tree under blue sky during night time
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Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom.


Quote: Give tribute, but not oblation, to human wisdom. by author Philip Sidney overlaid on photo of toddler hugging siberian husky
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Give tribute, but not oblation, to human wisdom.


Quote: Wisdom is knowing when you can't be wise. by author Paul Engle overlaid on photo of body of water near mountains
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Wisdom is knowing when you can't be wise.


Quote: The key to wisdom is this -- constant and frequent questioning, for by doubting we are led to question and by questioning we arrive at the truth. by author Peter Abelard overlaid on photo of green leafed plants on forest
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The key to wisdom is this -- constant and frequent questioning, for by doubting we are led to question and by questioning we arrive at the truth.


Quote: Even wisdom has to yield to self-interest. by author Pindar overlaid on photo of top view of green succulent plants
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Even wisdom has to yield to self-interest.


Quote: Nobility of spirit has more to do with simplicity than ostentation, wisdom rather than wealth, commitment rather than ambition. by author Riccardo Muti overlaid on photo of black dragonfly perched on green grass in close up photography during daytime
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Nobility of spirit has more to do with simplicity than ostentation, wisdom rather than wealth, commitment rather than ambition.


Quote: In order to have wisdom we must have ignorance. by author Theodore Dreiser overlaid on photo of bird at pier
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In order to have wisdom we must have ignorance.


Quote: There's a real wisdom to not saying a thing. by author Willem Dafoe overlaid on photo of brown trees under blue sky during daytime
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There's a real wisdom to not saying a thing.


Quote: Man's wisdom is his best friend; folly his worst enemy. by author William Temple overlaid on photo of green lizard
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Man's wisdom is his best friend; folly his worst enemy.


Quote: The farther you go, the less you know. by author Laozi overlaid on photo of person cooking on seashore
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The farther you go, the less you know.


Quote: Wisdom is having things right in your life and knowing why. by author William Stafford overlaid on photo of forest near mountain alps
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Wisdom is having things right in your life and knowing why.


Quote: Great wisdom not applied to action and behavior is meaningless data. by author Peter Drucker overlaid on photo of boy and cat in front of moon
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Great wisdom not applied to action and behavior is meaningless data.


Quote: She follows her heart 
Burns with the fire 
Shines through the dark 
Takes her brain along 
 
She is growing 
By burning the bridges and 
Lighting the candles. by author Jyoti Patel overlaid on photo of white and blue sky during daytime
Photo Credit: Dan Cherkasov

She follows her heart
Burns with the fire
Shines through the dark
Takes her brain along

She is growing
By burning the bridges and
Lighting the candles.


Quote: It's the bringing together of knowledge and wisdom that is a great part -- perhaps the greatest part -- of our life's journey. by author Roger Housden overlaid on photo of foggy mountains
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It's the bringing together of knowledge and wisdom that is a great part -- perhaps the greatest part -- of our life's journey.


Quote: The anchor of all my dreams is the collective wisdom of mankind as a whole. by author Nelson Mandela overlaid on photo of close-up photo of two men shaking hands near beach at sunset
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The anchor of all my dreams is the collective wisdom of mankind as a whole.


Quote: Cowardice is incompatible with divine wisdom. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of fireplace on fire
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Cowardice is incompatible with divine wisdom.


Quote: The gateways to wisdom and knowledge are always open. by author Louise Hay overlaid on photo of selective focus photo of green snake plant
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The gateways to wisdom and knowledge are always open.


Quote: Men that love wisdom must be acquainted with very many things indeed. by author Heraclitus overlaid on photo of grassland landscape
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Men that love wisdom must be acquainted with very many things indeed.


Quote: The process may seem strange and yet it is very true. I did not so much gain the knowledge of things by the words, as words by the experience I had of things. by author Plutarch overlaid on photo of silhouette of flower during sunset
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The process may seem strange and yet it is very true. I did not so much gain the knowledge of things by the words, as words by the experience I had of things.


Quote: To live the greatest number of good hours is wisdom. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of clear liquid on leaf
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To live the greatest number of good hours is wisdom.


Quote: Wisdom is oftentimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar. by author William Wordsworth overlaid on photo of green pine trees near mountain under blue sky during daytime
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Wisdom is oftentimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar.


Quote: The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook. by author William James overlaid on photo of brown and black tiger near body of water
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The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook.


Quote: Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of man and woman with dog on woods
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Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.


Quote: Wisdom is the daughter of experience. by author Leonardo da Vinci overlaid on photo of flowers
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Wisdom is the daughter of experience.


Quote: Self-knowledge is the beginning of wisdom, which is the ending of fear. by author Jiddu Krishnamurti overlaid on photo of low angle view of blue clouds
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Self-knowledge is the beginning of wisdom, which is the ending of fear.


Quote: Wisdom is a sacred communion. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of sunset
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Wisdom is a sacred communion.


Quote: The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom. by author William Blake overlaid on photo of toddler hugging siberian husky
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The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.


Quote: Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom. by author Thomas Jefferson overlaid on photo of gray and white bird on red and yellow leaves
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Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.


Quote: We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far. by author Swami Vivekananda overlaid on photo of aerial photography of pine trees with mist
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We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.


Quote: We gain the strength of the temptation we resist. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of sunset woman at beach
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We gain the strength of the temptation we resist.


Quote: Wisdom is knowledge which has become a part of one's being. by author Orison Swett Marden overlaid on photo of two grey elephants on grass plains during sunset
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Wisdom is knowledge which has become a part of one's being.


Quote: To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe. by author Marilyn vos Savant overlaid on photo of shallow focus photo of green leaves
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To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.


Quote: Rightly defined philosophy is simply the love of wisdom. by author Cicero overlaid on photo of road between yellow leaf trees at daytime
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Rightly defined philosophy is simply the love of wisdom.


Quote: The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of gray cactus plant on white pot
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The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.


Quote: In life, all good things come hard, but wisdom is the hardest to come by. by author Lucille Ball overlaid on photo of red tulip in bloom close up photo
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In life, all good things come hard, but wisdom is the hardest to come by.


Quote: 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. by author John Steinbeck overlaid on photo of green leafed plants on forest
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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.


Quote: Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking. by author H. Jackson Brown, Jr.  overlaid on photo of black and white butterfly on green leaf
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Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.


Quote: Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of sunset forest
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Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.


Quote: The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of sunset
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The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.


Quote: Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance. by author Francis of Assisi overlaid on photo of brown humming bird flying in mid air
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Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Where there is Love and Wisdom, there is neither Fear nor Ignorance.

Where there is Patience and Humility, there is neither Anger nor Annoyance.

Where there is Poverty and Joy, there is neither Cupidity nor Avarice.

Where there is Peace and Contemplation, there is neither Care nor Restlessness.

Where there is the Fear of God to guard the dwelling, there no enemy can enter.

Where there is Mercy and Prudence, there is neither Excess nor Harshness.


Giving opens the way for receiving.


Quote: Life is a travelling to the edge of knowledge, then a leap taken. by author D. H. Lawrence overlaid on photo of photo of author D. H. Lawrence with quote

Life is a travelling to the edge of knowledge, then a leap taken.


Quote: To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom. by author Bertrand Russell overlaid on photo of Arizona landscape
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To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.


Quote: The doors of wisdom are never shut. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of Russian Blue cat sleeping on whit textile
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The doors of wisdom are never shut.


Quote: Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. by author Albert Einstein overlaid on photo of woman in blue denim jacket and black pants standing beside train
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Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.


Quote: Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt. by author Abraham Lincoln overlaid on photo of person standing on top of mountain
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Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.


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