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Wisdom is the health of the soul.
      - Victor Hugo

True wisdom is to know what is best worth knowing, and to do what is best worth doing.
      - David Humphreys

Teach a man to read and write, and you have put into his hands the great keys of the wisdom-box.
      - Thomas Henry Huxley

It is astonishing with how little wisdom mankind can be governed, when that little wisdom is its own.
      - William Ralph Inge

The art of becoming wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
      - William James

Wisdom is the winner over good luck.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

Wisdom is the conqueror of fortune.
  [Lat., Victrix fortunae sapientia.]
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal), Satires
         (XIII, 20)

The first point of wisdom is to discern that which is false; the second, to know that which is true.
      - Lucis Caecilius Lactantis (Lactantius) ("The Christian Cicero")

A wise man will always be a Christian, because the perfection of wisdom is to know where lies tranquillity of mind and how to attain it, which Christianity teaches.
      - Walter Savage Landor

Wisdom consisteth not in knowing many things, nor even in knowing them thoroughly; but in choosing and in following what conduces the most certainly to our lasting happiness and true glory.
      - Walter Savage Landor

It is great folly to wish only to be wise.
      - Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

It is more easy to be wise for others than for ourselves.
      - Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

Man's chief wisdom consists in being sensible of his follies.
      - Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

Our wisdom is no less at fortune's mercy than our wealth.
      - Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

When a man seems to be wise, it is merely that his follies are proportionate to his age and fortune.
      - Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

Wisdom is to the soul what health is to the body.
      - Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
  [Fr., Il est plus aise d'etre sage pour les autres, que pour soi-meme.]
      - Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld, Maximes

Wisdom is what you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk.
      - Doug Larson

Wisdom is knowing what to do next.
      - Sister Mary Lauretta (Mary Lauretta Bishop?)

Call him wise whose actions, words, and steps are all a clear because to a clear why.
      - Johann Kaspar Lavater (John Caspar Lavater)

Wisdom is the repose of the mind.
      - Johann Kaspar Lavater (John Caspar Lavater)

It's bad taste to be wise all the time, like being at a perpetual funeral.
      - David Herbert Lawrence

I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
      - Abraham Lincoln

God lead us past the setting of the sun
  To wizard islands, of august surprise;
    God make our blunders wise.
      - Vachel Lindsay

It requires wisdom to understand wisdom; the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.
      - Walter Lippmann

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