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Committing a great truth to memory is admirable; committing it to life is wisdom.

The mistakes of the fool are known to the world, but not to himself. The mistakes of the wise man are known to himself, but not to the world.
Follow then the shining ones, the wise, the awakened, the loving, for they know how to work and forbear.
The wisest man is he who does not fancy that he is so at all.
He that walketh with wise men shall be wise.
The live in wisdom who see themselves in all and all in them, who have renounced every selfish desire and sense craving tormenting the heart.
Action should culminate in wisdom.
Suppose that we are wise enough to learn and know -- and yet not wise enough to control our learning and knowledge, so that we use it to destroy ourselves? Even if that is so, knowledge remains better than ignorance. It is better to know -- even if the knowledge endures only for the moment that comes before destruction -- than to gain eternal life at the price of a dull and swinish lack of comprehension of a universe that swirls unseen before us in all its wonder. That was the choice of Achilles, and it is mine, too.
We cannot advance without new experiments in living, but no wise man tries every day what he has proved wrong the day before.
Wisdom is learning what to overlook.
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone.
Knowledge can be communicated, but wisdom cannot. A man can find it, he can live it, he can be filled and sustained by it, but he cannot utter or teach it.
We can be knowledgeable with other men's knowledge, but we cannot be wise with other men's wisdom.
Wise people are foolish if they cannot adapt to foolish people.
Let us be poised, and wise, and our own, today.
This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.
The man who questions opinions is wise. The man who quarrels with facts is a fool.
The doors of wisdom are never shut.
Wisdom is meaningless until our own experience has given it meaning.
Let us not take ourselves too seriously. None of us has a monopoly on wisdom.
All human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope.
There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy.
The growth of wisdom may be gauged exactly by the diminution of ill temper.
Wisdom alone is the science of others sciences.
Deep doubts, deep wisdom; small doubts, little wisdom.
The wise person has long ears and a short tongue.
A nation's treasure is its scholars.
A wise woman puts a grain of sugar into everything she says to a man, and takes a grain of salt with everything he says to her.
The wise have always said the same things, and fools, who are the majority have always done just the opposite.
Well I am certainly wiser than this man. It is only too likely that neither of us has any knowledge to boast of; but he thinks that he knows something which he does not know, whereas I am quite conscious of my ignorance. At any rate it seems that I am wiser than he is to this small extent, that I do not think that I know what I do not know.
Who is wise? One who learns from all.
Wisdom is perishable. Unlike information or knowledge, it cannot be stored in a computer or recorded in a book. It expires with each passing generation.
Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.
And Wisdom be the Daughter of Experience
The extreme limit of wisdom --that's what the public calls madness.
Everything I know I learned after I was thirty.
The greatest scholars are not usually the wisest people.
Wisdom we know is the knowledge of good and evil -- not the strength to choose between the two.
Time ripens all things; no man is born wise.