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Wisdom alone is the true and unalloyed coin for which we ought to exchange all things, for this and with this everything is bought and sold?fortitude, temperance, and justice; in a word, true virtue subsists with wisdom.
– PlatoRate it:
Wisdom and spirit of the Universe Thou soul is the eternity of thought That giv'st to forms and images a breath And everlasting motion Not in vain By day or star-light thus from by first dawn Of childhood didst thou intertwine for me The passions that build up our human soul, Not with the mean and vulgar works of man, But with high objects, with enduring things, With life and nature, purifying thus The elements of feeling and of thought, And sanctifying, by such discipline Both pain and fear, until we recognize A grandeur in the beatings of the heart.
– William WordsworthRate it:
Wisdom begins in wonder.
– SocratesRate it:
Wisdom born of experience should tell us that war is obsolete. There may have been a time when war served as a negative good by preventing the spread and growth of an evil force... If we assume that life is worth living, if we assume that mankind has the right to survive, then we must find an alternative to war.
– Martin Luther King Jr., The Christmas Sermon On Peace in on Dec 24, 1967Rate it:
Wisdom comes by disillusionment.
– George SantayanaRate it:
Wisdom comes with experience not time, they are not one in the same.
– Terpsichore LindemanRate it:
Wisdom comes with winters.
– Oscar Wildedmissions literature at Colby College.Rate it:
Wisdom consists not so much in knowing what to do in the ultimate as in knowing what to do next.
– Herbert Clark HooverRate it:
Wisdom denotes the pursuing of the best ends by the best means.
– Francis HutchesonRate it:
Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life - in firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do as well as to talk; and to make our words and actions all of a color.
– SenecaRate it:
Wisdom doesn't automatically come with old age. Nothing does - except wrinkles. It's true, some wines improve with age. But only if the grapes were good in the first place.
– Abigail Van BurenRate it:
Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up by itself.
– Woodrow WilsonRate it:
Wisdom gives you the ability to chose what is right. In the darkness of hate and ignorance, it is the light.
– Debasish Mridha, M.D.Rate it:
Wisdom is always an overmatch for strength.
– PhaedrusRate it:
Wisdom is better than knowledge, for wisdom is simple but knowledge is complex.
– Debasish Mridha, M.D.Rate it:
Wisdom is better than wit, and in the long run will certainly have the laugh on her side.
– Jane Austen, from a letter to her niece, November 18, 1814Rate it:
Wisdom is harder to DO than it is to know.
– Yula MosesRate it:
Wisdom is know what to do next virtue is doing it.
– David Starr JordanRate it:
Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.
– David Starr Jordan, The Philosophy of DespairRate it:
Wisdom is knowing when you can't be wise.
– Paul EngleRate it:
Wisdom is knowledge which has become a part of one's being.
– Orison Swett MardenRate it:
Wisdom is not a product of schooling, but of the life- long attempt to acquire it.
– Albert EinsteinRate it:
Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone.
– HoraceRate it:
Wisdom is ofttimes nearer when we stoop Than when we soar.
– William WordsworthRate it:
Wisdom is perishable. Unlike information or knowledge, it cannot be stored in a computer or recorded in a book. It expires with each passing generation.
– Sid TaylorRate it:

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