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Wisdom Quotes


These are some of the best 'Wisdom' quotations and sayings.

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

A man's wisdom is his best friend; folly his worst enemy.

A proverb is one man's wit and all men's wisdom.

A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.

A sage has one advantage; he is immortal. If this is not his century, many others will be.

A wise man always throws himself on the side of his assailants. It is more his interests than it is theirs to find his weak point.

A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.

A wise man hears one word and understands two.

A wise man looks upon men as he does on horses; all their caparisons of title, wealth, and place, he considers but as harness.

A wise man sees as much as he ought, not as much as he can.

A wise man's day is worth a fool's life.

A wise man, to accomplish his end, may even carry his foe on his shoulder.

A word to the wise is infuriating.

Ah, men do not know how much strength is in poise, That he goes the farthest who goes far enough.

All human wisdom is summed up in two words - wait and hope.

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

Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.

Among mortals second thoughts are wisest.

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.


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