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quote by Ludwig van Beethoven: Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy. with background image: red neon heart wallpaper
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Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.

--Ludwig van Beethoven
quote by Lactantius: The first point of wisdom is to discern that which is false; the second, to know that which is true. with background image: 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.

--Lactantius
quote by Leonardo da Vinci: Art is never finished, only abandoned. with background image: photo of author Leonardo da Vinci with quote

Art is never finished, only abandoned.

--Leonardo da Vinci
quote by Leonardo da Vinci: As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death. with background image: photo of author Leonardo da Vinci with quote

As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.

--Leonardo da Vinci
quote by Leonard Nimoy: Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end. with background image: three people paddling in canoe
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Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end.

--Leonard Nimoy
quote by Laozi (Lao-Tzu): Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. with background image: aerial photo of green trees
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Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.

--Laozi (Lao-Tzu)
quote by Johann Georg Hamann: All human wisdom works and has worries and grief as reward. with background image: two grey elephants on grass plains during sunset
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All human wisdom works and has worries and grief as reward.

--Johann Georg Hamann
quote by John Cheever: Wisdom is the knowledge of good and evil, not the strength to choose between the two. with background image: person holding gray leaf
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Wisdom is the knowledge of good and evil, not the strength to choose between the two.

--John Cheever
quote by Juvenal: Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another. with background image: gray wooden house on green plains near mountain range at daytime
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Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.

--Juvenal
quote by John W. Gardner: Life is the art of drawing without an eraser. with background image: photo of author John W. Gardner with quote

Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.

--John W. Gardner
quote by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: Wisdom is found only in truth. with background image: 1 U.S. dollar banknote
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Wisdom is found only in truth.

--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
quote by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew. with background image: 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.

--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
quote by Jimi Hendrix: Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens. with background image: Arizona landscape
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Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.

--Jimi Hendrix
quote by Immanuel Kant: Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life. with background image: two grey elephants on grass plains during sunset
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Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.

--Immanuel Kant
quote by Horace: He who would begun has half done. Dare to be wise; begin. with background image: photo of author Horace with quote

He who would begun has half done. Dare to be wise; begin.

--Horace
quote by Herbert Hoover: Wisdom consists not so much in knowing what to do in the ultimate as knowing what to do next. with background image: 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.

--Herbert Hoover
quote by Henry David Thoreau: Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves. with background image: silhouette of mountain during sunset
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Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.

--Henry David Thoreau
quote by Henry David Thoreau: It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things. with background image: pink flowers in tilt shift lens
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It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.

--Henry David Thoreau
quote by Galileo Galilei: All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them. with background image: closeup photo of bird beside purple petal flowers
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All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.

--Galileo Galilei
quote by Francois de La Rochefoucauld: We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it. with background image: green tree under blue sky during night time
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We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.

--Francois de La Rochefoucauld
quote by Sir Francis Bacon: Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom. with background image: photo of author Sir Francis Bacon with quote

Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.

--Sir Francis Bacon
quote by Elizabeth Gaskell: Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their wisdom. with background image: 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.

--Elizabeth Gaskell
quote by Edmund Waller: Stronger by weakness, wiser men become. with background image: photo of author Edmund Waller with quote

Stronger by weakness, wiser men become.

--Edmund Waller
quote by Erma Bombeck: Who in their infinite wisdom decreed that Little League uniforms be white? Certainly not a mother. with background image: 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.

--Erma Bombeck
quote by Edward Young: The clouds may drop down titles and estates, and wealth may seek us, but wisdom must be sought. with background image: 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.

--Edward Young
quote by Democritus: By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich. with background image: photo of author Democritus with quote

By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.

--Democritus
quote by Democritus: Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul. with background image: photo of author Democritus with quote

Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.

--Democritus
quote by Daniel Webster: Wisdom begins at the end. with background image: gray asphalt road
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Wisdom begins at the end.

--Daniel Webster
quote by Confucius: Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

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

--Confucius
quote by Desiderius Erasmus: Prevention is better than cure. with background image: photo of author Desiderius Erasmus with quote

Prevention is better than cure.

--Desiderius Erasmus
quote by Benjamin Franklin: He that composes himself is wiser than he that composes a book. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

He that composes himself is wiser than he that composes a book.

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Aristotle: A friend to all is a friend to none. with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

A friend to all is a friend to none.

--Aristotle
quote by Aristotle: The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain. with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain.

--Aristotle
quote by Anatole France: I prefer the folly of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom. with background image: shallow focus photo of green leaves
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I prefer the folly of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.

--Anatole France
quote by Anatole France: The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself a fool. with background image: photo of author Anatole France with quote

The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself a fool.

--Anatole France
quote by Alfred, Lord Tennyson: Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. with background image: man and woman with dog on woods
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Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.

--Alfred Lord Tennyson

Longer Version:

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


quote by Aeschylus: Memory is the mother of all wisdom. with background image: flowers
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Memory is the mother of all wisdom.

--Aeschylus
quote by Aeschylus: The wisest of the wise may err. with background image: photo of author Aeschylus with quote

The wisest of the wise may err.

--Aeschylus
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