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The price of wisdom is above rubies.

Bible - Job 28:18

Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom; and with all they getting get understanding.

Bible - Proverbs 4:7

Mixing one's wines may be a mistake, but old and new wisdom mix admirably.

Bertolt Brecht

The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.


There is this difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man, really is so; but he that thinks himself the wisest, is generally the greatest fool.

Charles Caleb Colton

Wisdom has its root in goodness, not goodness its root in wisdom.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Such is the nature of men, that howsoever they may acknowledge many others to be more witty, or more eloquent, or more learned; yet they will hardly believe there be many so wise as themselves.

Thomas Hobbes

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

We have no words for speaking of wisdom to the stupid. He who understands the wise is wise already.

G. C. Lichtenberg

It requires wisdom to understand wisdom; the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.

Walter Lippmann

I do know of these that therefore only are reputed wise for saying nothing. So wise so young, they say, do never live long.

William Shakespeare

To be wise and love exceeds man's might: that dwells with the gods above.

William Shakespeare

Well I am certainly wiser than this man. It is only too likely that neither of us has any knowledge to boast of; but he thinks that he knows something which he does not know, whereas I am quite conscious of my ignorance. At any rate it seems that I am wiser than he is to this small extent, that I do not think that I know what I do not know.