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WISDOM
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[ Also see Common Sense Discernment Discretion Education Experience Faith Folly Forethought Good Sense Ignorance Intellect Intelligence Judgment Knowledge Learning Mind Monomania Pedantry Policy Prudence Reason Self-knowledge Sense Thought Truth Understanding Virtue Wit ]

Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
      - Baltasar Gracian (used pseudonym Lorenzo Gracian)

Wisdom is never dear, provided the article be genuine.
      - Horace Greeley

Not to know certain things is a great part of wisdom.
      - Hugo Grotius

Wisdom is the olive that springeth from the heart, bloometh on the tongue, and beareth fruit in the actions.
      - Edward Grymestone

Much of this world's wisdom is still acquired by necromancy,--by consulting the oracular dead.
      - Augustus William Hare

To be wiser than other men is to be honester than they; and strength of mind is only courage to see and speak the truth.
      - William Hazlitt (1)

Wisdom is seldom gained without suffering.
      - Sir Arthur Helps

Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.
      - Jimi Hendrix

Abundance of knowledge does not teach men to be wise.
      - Heraclitus of Ephesus

All foreign wisdom doth amount to this,
  To take all that is given, whether wealth,
    Or love, or language; nothing comes amiss:
      A good digestion turneth all to health.
      - George Herbert

Be still, then, thou uneasy mortal; know that God is unerringly wise; and be assured that, amidst the greatest multiplicity of beings, He does not overlook thee.
      - James Hervey

The wise man sayth, store is no sore.
      - John Heywood

Preceptive wisdom that has not been vivified by life has in itself no affinity for life.
      - Josiah Gilbert Holland (used pseudonym Timothy Titcomb)

The heart is wiser than the intellect.
      - Josiah Gilbert Holland (used pseudonym Timothy Titcomb),
        Kathrina (pt. II, st. 9)

Wisdom is the abstract of the past.
      - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Were wisdom to be sold, she would give no price; every man is satisfied with the share he has from nature.
      - Henry Home, Lord Kames

Wisdom never lies.
      - Homer ("Smyrns of Chios")

Chiefs who no more in bloody fights engage,
  But, wise through time, and narrative with age,
    In summer-days like grasshoppers rejoice,
      A bloodless race, that send a feeble voice.
      - Homer ("Smyrns of Chios"), The Iliad
         (bk. III, l. 199), (Pope's translation)

For never, never, wicked man was wise.
      - Homer ("Smyrns of Chios"), The Odyssey
         (bk. II, l. 320), (Pope's translation)

In youth and beauty wisdom is but rare!
      - Homer ("Smyrns of Chios"), The Odyssey
         (bk. VII, l. 379), (Pope's translation)

How prone to doubt, how cautious are the wise!
      - Homer ("Smyrns of Chios"), The Odyssey
         (bk. XIII, l. 375), (Pope's translation)

Sagacious in making useful discoveries.
  [Lat., Utiliumque sagax rerum et divina futuri.]
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus),
        Ars Poetica (218)

Dare to be wise.
  [Lat., Sapere aude.]
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus),
        Epistles (I, 2, 40)

Who then is free? the wise man who is lord over himself;
  Whom neither poverty nor death, nor chains alarm; strong to withstand his passions and despise honors, and who is completely finished and rounded off in himself.
    [Lat., Quisnam igitur liber? Sapiens, sibi qui imperiosus;
      Quem neque pauperies, neque mors, neque vincula terrent
        Responsare cupidinibus, contemnere honores
          Fortis; et in se ipso totus, teres atque rotundus.]
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus), Satires
         (bk. II, VII, 83)

Wisdom and eloquence are not always united.
      - Victor Hugo


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