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One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything.
       - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

When something is finally obvious that should have been obvious years before, we call it common sense.
       - Steve Walton, Hearts & Minds volunteer and professional programmer

Only a fool knows everything. A wise man knows how little he knows.
       - Anonymous

Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child.
       - Ron Wild

The heart is wiser than the intellect.
       - J.G. Holland

The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting; by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth.
       - Pierre Abelard

Experience is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
       - Anonymous

I do not think much of a man who does not know more today than he did yesterday.
       - Abraham Lincoln

A short saying often contains much wisdom.
       - Sophocles

Wisdom is knowledge, rightly applied.
       - Anonymous

Silence is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
       - Immanuel Kant

When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished by how much the old man had learned in 7 years.
       - Mark Twain

Be happy. It’s one way of being wise.
       - Sidonie Gabrielle

Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
       - Albert Einstein

Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask, ‘Where have I gone wrong?’ Then a voice says to me, ‘This is going to take more than one night.’
       - Charles M. Shultz

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