Quotes about Wisdom

Quotes About Wisdom

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“Always recognise that human beings are ends, and do not use them as means to your end.”

— Immanuel Kant

“A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years mere study of books.”

— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.”

— Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

“If the fool would persist in his folly he would become wise.”

— William Blake

“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom.”

— Lao-Tzu

“Wisdom…. comes not from age, but from education and learning.”

— Anton Chekhov

“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”

— Gustave Flaubert

“Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well.”

— Robert Louis Stevenson

“Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.”

— Francis Bacon
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Wisdom is a peculiar thing. You can’t fully define it, you can’t buy it, but we all want to acquire it.

It is an accumulation of lessons learned by life experience, which is probably why it is unique to each of us. Yet, for those of us seeking to live our ideal lives, we need to try to learn from the wisdom of others whilst we try to develop our own.

Welcome to my constantly growing, curated collection of quotations about wisdom.

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