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Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone.

Horace (BC 65-8) Latin lyric poet.

Wisdom is learning what to overlook.

William James (1842-1910) American philosopher and psychologist.

Wisdom is like electricity. There is no permanently wise man, but men capable of wisdom, who, being put into certain company, or other favorable conditions, become wise for a short time, as glasses rubbed acquire electric power for a while.

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

A wise man will see to it that his acts always seem voluntary and not done by compulsion, however much he may be compelled by necessity.

Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527) Italian political philosopher and statesman.

By others faults the wise correct their own.



There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) German-Swiss philosopher and writer.

The wisest have the most authority.

Plato (BC 427-BC 347) Greek philosopher.

Wisdom alone is the science of others sciences.

Plato (BC 427-BC 347) Greek philosopher.

Wisdom is knowledge which has become a part of one's being.

Orison Swett Marden (1850-1924) American author and founder of Success magazine.

No matter how long he lives, no man ever becomes as wise as the average woman of forty-eight.

Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956) American journalist, satirist and social critic.