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Published Monday, August 22, 2016 @ 4:45 PM EDT
Aug 22 2016

Wisdom and good governance require more than the consistent application of abstract principles.
-Theodore Dalrymple

Wisdom and understanding can only become the possession of individual men by travelling the old road of observation, attention, perseverance, and industry.
-Samuel Smiles

Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too self-ful to seek other than itself.
-Kahlil Gibran

Wisdom comes by disillusionment.
-George Santayana

Wisdom comes not from reason but from love.
-André Gide

Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences.
-Norman Cousins

Wisdom demands a new orientation of science and technology towards the organic, the gentle, the non-violent, the elegant and beautiful.
-E.F. Schumacher

Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.
-Tom Wilson

Wisdom is a kind of knowledge. It is knowledge of the nature, career, and consequences of human values.
-Sidney Hook

Wisdom is essential in a president, the appearance of wisdom will do in a candidate.
-Eric Sevareid

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

Wisdom is not acquired save as the result of investigation.
-Sara Teasdale

Wisdom is oft-times nearer when we stoop

Than when we soar.
-William Wordsworth

Wisdom is the power to put our time and our knowledge to the proper use.
-Thomas J. Watson

Wisdom is the quality that keeps you from getting into situations where you need it.
-Doug Larson

Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk.
-Doug Larson

Wisdom is the strength of the weak.
-Joseph Joubert

Wisdom is what's left after we've run out of personal opinions.
-Cullen Hightower

Wisdom too often never comes, and so one ought not to reject it merely because it comes late.
-Felix Frankfurter

Wisdom we know is the knowledge of good and evil, not the strength to choose between the two.
-John Cheever

Wisdom... is knowing what you have to accept.
-Wallace Stegner


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