quote: wisdom

  • Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered down from generation to generation as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn. – Unknown

  • Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise: seek what they sought. – Unknown

  • Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something. – Plato

  • We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it – and stop there; lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove-lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid again – and that is well; but also she will never sit…

  • Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens. – Jimi Hendrix

  • Wise men don’t need advice. Fools won’t take it. – Benjamin Franklin

  • The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts. – Bertrand Russell

  • Anarchism is founded on the observation that since few men are wise enough to rule themselves, even fewer are wise enough to rule others. – Edward Abbey

  • The wise does at once what the fool does at last. – Baltasar Gracian