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The intellect of the wise is like glass; it admits the light of heaven and reflects it.

The lips of the wise are as the doors of a cabinet; no sooner are they opened, but treasures are poured out before thee.

The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.

The more specific you are, the more general it'll be.

The number of people who will not go to a show they do not want to see is unlimited.

The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom. See quote detail

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.

The proverbial wisdom of the populace at gates, on roads, and in markets, instructs the attentive ear of him who studies man more fully than a thousand rules ostentatiously arranged.

The question of commonsense is always "what is it good for?" - a question which would abolish the rose and be answered triumphantly by the cabbage.

The road to wisdom? Well, it's plain and simple to express: Err, and err, and err again. But less, and less, and less.

The strongest symptom of wisdom in man is his being sensible of his own follies.

The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living which are to be desired when dying.

The tigers of wrath are wiser than the horses of instruction.

The truest wisdom, in general, is a resolute determination.

The two powers which in my opinion constitute a wise man are those of bearing and forbearing.

The wisdom of one generation will be the folly of the next.

The wisdom of the ignorant somewhat resembles the instinct of animals; it is diffused only in a very narrow sphere, but within the circle it acts with vigor, uniformity, and success.

The wisdom of the wise and the experience of ages may be preserved by quotation.

The wisdom of the wise is an uncommon degree of common sense.

The wise have a solid sense of silence and the ability to keep a storehouse of secrets. Their capacity and character are respected.


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