Wisdom Quotes

"Wisdom waits." Gary Amirault

"Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil - it has no point."

“We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom.” Stephen Vincent Benet
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“I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be.” Thomas Jefferson
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“I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.” Galileo Galilei
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"Wisdom is not wordy." Gary Amirault

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“I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be.” Thomas Jefferson
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“The man who does not do his own thinking is a slave, and is a traitor to himself and his fellow men.” Robert G. Ingersoll (1833-1899)
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“Make men wise, and by that very operation you make them free. Civil liberty follows as a consequence of this; no usurped power can stand against the artillery of opinion.” William Godwin (1756-1836)
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“The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.” Benjamin Franklin
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“A person who won’t read has no advantage over one who can’t read.” Mark Twain
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“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” Martin Luther King, Jr.
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“Think truly, and thy thoughts shall the world’s famine feed. Speak truly, and each word of thine Shall be a fruitful seed. Live truly, and thy life shall be A great and noble creed.” Horatius Bonar, D.D.
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The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who wins souls is wise. Proverbs 11:30

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do. -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - (1749-1832)

“He that always gives way to others will end in having no principles of his own.” Aesop
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“Believe nothing merely because you have been told it. Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher. But whatsoever, after due examination and analysis, you find to be kind, conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings—that doctrine believe and cling to, and take it as your guide.” Buddha [Gautama Siddharta] (563 - 483 BC)
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“The trouble with most folks isn’t so much their ignorance, as knowing so many things that ain’t so.” Josh Billings [Henry Wheeler Shaw] (1818-1885), American humorist and lecturer
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“Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.” Plato (427-347 B.C.)
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“The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance—it is the illusion of knowledge.” Daniel J Boorstin
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“Blessed is the man who, having nothing to stay, abstains from giving us worthy evidence of the fact.” George Eliot
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“To be ignorant of one’s ignorance is the malady of the ignorant.” Amos Bronson Alcott
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“Knowledge makes a man unfit to be a slave.” Frederick Douglass
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“When you give food to the poor, they call you a saint. When you ask why the poor have no food, they call you a communist.” Archbishop Helder Camara, Brazilian liberation theologist
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“No one has a right to sit down and feel hopeless. There is too much work to do.” Dorothy Day
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“Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunters.” African Proverb

"Miracles start to happen when you give as much energy to your dreams as to your fears." ~Richard Wilkins

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