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Quotes About Wisdom

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Eleanor Roosevelt
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
Eleanor Roosevelt, This is My Story

“It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it.”
Maurice Switzer

William Shakespeare
“The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.”
William Shakespeare, As You Like It

Mark Twain
“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”
Mark Twain

Jess C. Scott
“When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You know that your name is safe in their mouth.”
Jess C. Scott, The Intern

Aristotle
“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”
Aristotle

Socrates
“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.”
Socrates

Isaac Asimov
“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”
Isaac Asimov

John Lennon
“Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.”
John Lennon

Mark Twain
“In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.”
Mark Twain

Langston Hughes
“Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird,
That cannot fly.”
Langston Hughes

Jonathan Swift
“May you live every day of your life.”
Jonathan Swift

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Never laugh at live dragons.”
J.R.R. Tolkien

Alexandre Dumas
“There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state with another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. We must have felt what it is to die, Morrel, that we may appreciate the enjoyments of life.
" Live, then, and be happy, beloved children of my heart, and never forget, that until the day God will deign to reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is contained in these two words, 'Wait and Hope.”
Alexandre Dumas

Abigail Van Buren
“The best index to a person's character is how he treats people who can't do him any good, and how he treats people who can't fight back.”
Abigail Van Buren

Aristotle
“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”
Aristotle, Metaphysics

Paulo Coelho
“The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.”
Paulo Coelho, Alchemist

Frances Ann Lebowitz
“Think before you speak. Read before you think.”
Frances Ann Lebowitz, The Fran Lebowitz Reader

Chad Sugg
“If you're reading this...
Congratulations, you're alive.
If that's not something to smile about,
then I don't know what is.”
Chad Sugg, Monsters Under Your Head

Oprah Winfrey
“Turn your wounds into wisdom.”
Oprah Winfrey

Socrates
“The unexamined life is not worth living.”
Socrates

Isaac Asimov
“Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.”
Isaac Asimov, Foundation

Confucius
“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.”
Confucius

Paulo Coelho
“The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.”
Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Elbert Hubbard
“God will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas but for scars.”
Elbert Hubbard

Jane Austen
“Angry people are not always wise.”
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Albert Einstein
“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.”
Albert Einstein

Leo Tolstoy
“It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.”
Leo Tolstoy, The Kreutzer Sonata

J.M. Barrie
“I'm not young enough to know everything.”
J.M. Barrie, The Admirable Crichton

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