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Wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of your times.

The ear that heareth the reproof of life abideth among the wise. [Proverbs 15: 31]
Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gains understanding, for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold. She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her. [Proverbs 3:13-15]
Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. [1 Corinthians 3:18-19]
Wise men still seek Him today.
It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
The wisdom of others remains dull till it is writ over with our own blood. We are essentially apart from the world; it bursts into our consciousness only when it sinks its teeth and nails into us.
Wisdom oft times consists of knowing what to do next.
Wisdom hath her excesses, and no less need of moderation than folly.
No matter how long he lives, no man ever becomes as wise as the average woman of forty-eight.
By the time your life is finished, you will have learned just enough to begin it well.
Wisdom is knowledge which has become a part of one's being.
It is not from reason that justice springs, but goodness is born of wisdom.
If you pee in your bath water that means you are lazy. But if you pee in the public pool you are really nasty!
The one who did not understood that his time’s root supports his life tree was born in vain.
However much we would adore the past it will forever die in the future with us.
We are a dream of a thought which lives trough the Word.
Who can hide himself from death or who can embrace the wind?
He is no wise man who will quit a certainty for an uncertainty.
Life is a festival only to the wise.
Truth from his lips prevailed with double sway, and fools, who came to scoff, remained to pray.
The wise man can pick up a grain of sand and envision a whole universe. But the stupid man will just lay down on some seaweed and roll around in it until he's completely draped in it. Then he'll stand up and go hey, I'm Vine Man.
Wisdom makes a slow defense against trouble, though a sure one in the end.
Who is the wisest man? He who neither knows or wishes for anything else than what happens.
Kings may be judges of the earth, but wise men are the judges of kings.
One of the greatest pieces of economic wisdom is to know what you do not know.
Just as a cautious businessman avoids investing all his capital in one concern, so wisdom would probably admonish us also not to anticipate all our happiness from one quarter alone.
Where sense is wanting, everything is wanting.
There often seems to be a playfulness to wise people, as if either their equanimity has as its source this playfulness or the playfulness flows from the equanimity; and they can persuade other people who are in a state of agitation to calm down and manage a smile.
I have known it for a long time but I have only just experienced it. Now I know it not only with my intellect, but with my eyes, with my heart, with my stomach.
Wisdom too often never comes, and so one ought not to reject it merely because it comes late.
Timing, degree and conviction are the three wise men in this life.
Among mortals second thoughts are wisest.
Raphael paints wisdom; Handel sings it, Phidias carves it, Shakespeare writes it, Wren builds it, Columbus sails it, Luther preaches it, Washington arms it, Watt mechanizes it.
Wisdom is like electricity. There is no permanently wise man, but men capable of wisdom, who, being put into certain company, or other favorable conditions, become wise for a short time, as glasses rubbed acquire electric power for a while.
A wise man is he who does not grieve for the thing which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.
He who exercises wisdom exercises the knowledge which is about God.
Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. It may not be difficult to store up in the mind a vast quantity of face within a comparatively short time, but the ability to form judgments requires the severe discipline of hard work and the tempering heat of experience and maturity.
No one over thirty-five is worth meeting who has not something to teach us, --something more than we could learn for ourselves, from a book.
There is no wisdom save in truth. Truth is everlasting, but our ideas about truth are changeable. Only a little of the first fruits of wisdom, only a few fragments of the boundless heights, breadths and depths of truth, have I been able to gather.

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