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Wisdom is ofttimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar.

Wisdom is the name God gives to religion, so telling the world what it will hardly believe, that the two great things which so engross the desire and designs of both the nobler and ignobler sort of mankind, are to be found in religion, viz.: wisdom and pleasure, and that the former is the direct way to the latter, as religion is to both.

Wisdom is the quality that keeps you from getting into situations where you need it.

Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk.

Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom.

Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.

Wisdom is to the mind what health is to the body.

Wisdom outweighs any wealth.

Wisdom prepares for the worst, but folly leaves the worst for the day when it comes.

Wisdom stands at the turn in the road and calls upon us publicly, but we consider it false and despise its adherents.

Wisdom teaches us to do, as well as talk, and to make our words and actions all of a color.

Wisdom without innocency is knavery; innocence without wisdom is foolery; be therefore as wise as serpents and innocent as doves. The subtilty of the serpent instructs the innocency of the dove; the innocency of the dove corrects the subtilty of the serpent. What God hath joined together let not man separate.

Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.

Wise men know not many things, but useful things.

You read of but one wise man, and all that he knew was - that he knew nothing.


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