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

Much wisdom often goes with fewest words.

Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.

Never since the time of Copernicus have so many experts been so wrong so often with so little humility.

Night is the mother of counsels.

Nine-tenths of wisdom consists in being wise in time.

No man can be wise on an empty stomach.

No man is the wiser for his learning; it may administer matter to work in or objects to work upon; but wit and wisdom are bom with a man.

No man was ever wise by chance.

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

Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose-a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.

Patience is the companion of wisdom.

Perfect wisdom has four parts, viz., wisdom, the principle of doing things aright; justice, the principle of doing things equally in public and private; fortitude, the principle of not flying danger, but meeting it; and temperance, the principle of subduing desires and living moderately.

Some folks are wise and some are otherwise.

Strength and wisdom are not opposing values.

The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.

The Delphic oracle said I was the wisest of all the Greeks. It is because that I alone, of all the Greeks, know that I know nothing.

The doors of wisdom are never shut.

The first consideration a wise man fixeth upon is the great end of his creation; what it is, and wherein it consists; the next is of the most proper means to that end.

The first point of wisdom is to discern that which is false; the second, to know that which is true.

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