|The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.|
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|Books permit us to voyage through time, to tap the wisdom of our ancestors.
– Carl Sagan (1934-1996)
|To hold the same views at forty as we held at twenty is to have been stupefied for a score of years, and take rank, not as a prophet, but as an unteachable brat, well birched and none the wiser.|
|In this sullen apathy neither true wisdom nor true happiness can be found.
– David Hume (1711-1776)
|Let us be well persuaded that everyone of us possesses happiness in proportion to his virtue and wisdom, and according as he acts in obedience to their suggestion.
– Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC)
|It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.
– Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)
|Knowledge is indivisible. When people grow wise in one direction, they are sure to make it easier for themselves to grow wise in other directions as well. On the other hand, when they split up knowledge, concentrate on their own field, and scorn and ignore other fields, they grow less wise — even in their own field.
– Isaac Asimov (1920-1992)
|Give not thy tongue too great a liberty, lest it take thee prisoner. A word unspoken is like thy sword in thy scabbard; if vented, the sword is in another’s hand. If thou desire to be held wise, be so wise as to hold thy tongue.|
|To know how to grow old is the master-work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living.
– Henri-Frédéric Amiel (1821-1881)
|Let no man think lightly of good, saying in his heart, It will not benefit me. Even by the falling of water drops a water-pot is filled; the wise man becomes full of good, even if he gather it little by little.
– Gautama Buddha (563 BC-483 BC)
|Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich.
– Laozi / Lao-Tzu (604 BC-531 BC)
|By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.|