One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and
one's last is to come to terms with everything.
When something is finally obvious that should have
been obvious years before, we call it common sense.
Only a fool knows everything. A wise man knows how little he knows.
Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes
of a child.
The heart is wiser than the intellect.
The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting; by doubting we come to
the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth.
Experience is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognize a
mistake when you make it again.
I do not think much of a man who does not know more today than he
A short saying often contains much wisdom.
Wisdom is knowledge, rightly applied.
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.
Be happy. It’s one way of being wise.
Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire
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.’
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thanks to Felicia Daniels, Alyssa Boyett, Katie Lusk and others.
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