Moderation is the inseparable companion of wisdom, but with it genius has not even a nodding acquaintance.

Charles Caleb Colton

The end result of wisdom is... good deeds.

The Talmud

Knowledge without justice ought to be called cunning rather than wisdom.


Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.

Peter Kaye

There is something even more valuable to civilization than wisdom, and that is character

Henry Louis Mencken

Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom, not a guide by which to live.

Robert Francis Kennedy

The Almighty in His infinite wisdom did not see fit to create Frenchmen in the image of Englishmen.

Winston Churchill

Illness is the most heeded of doctors: to goodness and wisdom we only make promises; pain we obey.

Marcel Proust

Animals, in their generation, are wiser than the sons of men; but their wisdom is confined to a few particulars, and lies in a very narrow compass.

Joseph Addison

Wisdom comes by disillusionment.

George Santayana

Raising children is an incredibly hard and risky business in which no cumulative wisdom is gained: each generation repeats the mistakes the previous one made.

Bill Cosby

The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.

William Blake

The road to excess leads to the palace of wisdom...for we never know what is enough until we know what is more than enough.

William Blake

In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.

Ansel Adams

A child's hand in yours-what tenderness it arouses, what power it conjures. You are instantly the very touchstone of wisdom and strength.

Marjorie Holmes
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