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True wisdom lies in gathering the precious things out of each day as it goes by.

The tigers of wrath are wiser than the horses of instruction.
The fool who persists in his folly will become wise.
Some folks are wise and some otherwise.
The price of wisdom is eternal thought.
For it is not possible to join serpentine wisdom with columbine innocence, except men know exactly all the conditions of the serpent: his baseness and going upon his belly, his volubility and lubricity, his envy and sting, and the rest; that is, all forms and natures of evil: for without this, virtue lieth open and unfenced.
The Universe is one great kindergarten for man. Everything that exists has brought with it its own peculiar lesson. The mountain teaches stability and grandeur; the ocean immensity and change. Forests, lakes, and rivers, clouds and winds, stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes, -- every form of animate or inanimate existence, leaves its impress upon the soul of man. Even the bee and ant have brought their little lessons of industry and economy.
A wise man will see to it that his acts always seem voluntary and not done by compulsion, however much he may be compelled by necessity.
There is a time when a man distinguishes the idea of felicity from the idea of wealth; it is the beginning of wisdom.
Such is the nature of men, that howsoever they may acknowledge many others to be more witty, or more eloquent, or more learned; yet they will hardly believe there be many so wise as themselves.
History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives.
It's so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and say the opposite.
It may serve as a comfort to us, in all our calamities and afflictions, that he that loses anything and gets wisdom by it is a gainer by the loss.
When going gets easy... make sure you are not going down the hill...
Though wisdom cannot be gotten for gold, still less can be gotten without it.
When you move amidst the world of sense, free from attachment and aversion alike, there comes the peace in which all sorrows end, and you life in the wisdom of the Self.
By others faults the wise correct their own.
So wise so young, they say, do never live long.
The only man I know who behaves sensibly is my tailor; he takes my measurements anew each time he sees me. The rest go on with their old measurements and expect me to fit them.
Wisdom and understanding can only become the possession of individual men by travelling the old road of observation, attention, perseverance, and industry.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable, is but the nature of learning; whereas the experience gained from actual life is one of the nature of wisdom.
Some men are wise, and some are otherwise.
Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.
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.
The end result of wisdom is... good deeds.
It is characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
You can buy education, but wisdom is a gift from God.
A wise man thinks what is easy is difficult.
The greatest event for the world is the arrival of a new and wise person.
Great men are the commissioned guides of mankind, who rule their fellows because they are wiser.
If I don't have wisdom, I can teach you only ignorance.
Nine times out of ten it is over the Bridge of Sighs that we pass the narrow gulf from youth to manhood. That interval is usually marked by an ill placed or disappointed affection. We recover and we find ourselves a new being. The intellect has become hardened by the fire through which it has passed. The mind profits by the wrecks of every passion, and we may measure our road to wisdom by the sorrows we have undergone.
Mixing one's wines may be a mistake, but old and new wisdom mix admirably.
The ultimate wisdom which deals with beginnings, remains locked in a seed. There it lies, the simplest fact of the universe and at the same time the one which calls faith rather than reason.
The only one who is wiser than anyone is everyone.
What is the price of experience? Do men buy it for a song? Or wisdom for a dance in the street? No, it is bought with the price of all the man hath, his house, his wife, his children.
The wisdom of a learned man comet by opportunity of leisure: and he that hath little business shall become wise. [Ecclesiasticus 38:25]
The testimony of the Lord is sure making wise the simple. [Psalms 19:7]
Wisdom is better than weapons of war. [9:18b, Ecclesiastes]

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