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Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.
Good people are good because they've come to wisdom through failure. We get very little wisdom from success, you know.
The wise man sees in the misfortune of others what he should avoid.
Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.
There are three methods to gaining wisdom. The first is reflection, which is the highest. The second is limitation, which is the easiest. The third is experience, which is the bitterest.
Even though you know a thousand things, ask the man who knows one.
Wisdom comes by disillusionment.
Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established; and by knowledge shall every room be filled with precious and pleasant riches.
It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.
What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?
In much wisdom is much grief; and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.
Wisdom is knowing when to speak your mind and when to mind your speech.
Wisdom is nothing more than healed pain.
The only thing that we know is that we know nothing and that is the highest flight of human wisdom.
Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.
Pain makes man think. Thought makes man wise. Wisdom makes life endurable.
True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.
He is a hard man who is only just, and a sad one who is only wise.
So teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts to wisdom.
In seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it, thou art a fool.
Wise people, even though all laws were abolished, would still lead the same life.
Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh, and the greatness which does not bow before children.
The beginning of wisdom is to desire it.
A wise man never knows all, only fools know everything
Beauty is the wisdom of women. Wisdom is the beauty of men.
Wisdom is the power to put our time and our knowledge to the proper use.
Wise men learn more from fools than fools from the wise.
As irrigators lead water where they want, as archers make their arrows straight, as carpenters carve wood, the wise shape their minds.
Better to get wisdom than gold.
Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom; and with all your getting get understanding.
Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought.
There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so; but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool.
That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in the next.
Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance. Where there is patience and humility, there is neither anger nor vexation. Where there is poverty and joy, there is neither greed nor avarice. Where there is peace and meditation, there is neither anxiety nor doubt.
We have no words for speaking of wisdom to the stupid. He who understands the wise is wise already.
Wisdom is your perspective on life, your sense of balance, your understanding of how the various parts and principles apply and relate to each other. It embraces judgment, discernment, comprehension. It is a gestalt or oneness, and integrated wholeness.
A single conversation across the table with a wise man is worth a month's study of books.
The beginning of wisdom is a definition of terms.