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What a wonderful world this would be if there were as many wise people as there are cleaver people.

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The wise man avoids evil by anticipating it.

Publilius Syrus (1st Centry BC-?) Roman writer and poet.

It is characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) American naturalist, poet and philosopher.

What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?

Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) Swiss political philosopher and essayist.

The only man I know who behaves sensibly is my tailor; he takes my measurements anew each time he sees me. The rest go on with their old measurements and expect me to fit them.

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish writer.


The beginning of wisdom is a definition of terms.

Socrates (BC 469-BC 399) Greek philosopher of Athens

Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.

Francis Bacon (1561-1626) British statesman and philosopher.

As irrigators lead water where they want, as archers make their arrows straight, as carpenters carve wood, the wise shape their minds.

Buddha (563 BC-483 BC) Founder of Buddhism.

Everything I know I learned after I was thirty.

Georges Clemenceau (1841-1929) French statesman and journalist.

Raphael paints wisdom; Handel sings it, Phidias carves it, Shakespeare writes it, Wren builds it, Columbus sails it, Luther preaches it, Washington arms it, Watt mechanizes it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.