Wisdom Quotes

I have the responsibility of over four million people, and I am in a position to do good, to be able to bring about a new life for my people, and I will continue to move in that direction. It's a burden, but it needs to be done, and you have to have the courage and wisdom to see it through. Abdullah II of Jordan

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The best way to predict the future is to invent it. Alan Kay

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Perspective is worth 80 IQ points. Alan Kay

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Clinton is a big personality who has led a big life, and for some of the media conventional wisdom to boil it down to a view that 'all people are really interested in' are a few moments of madness in the Oval Office gets him, the importance of the presidency, and the significance of his life, all wrong. Alastair Campbell

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I acknowledge the privilege of being alive in a human body at this moment, endowed with senses, memories, emotions, thoughts, and the space of mind in its wisdom aspect. Alex Grey

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Spiritual teachers and artists that have opened the eye of wisdom for the world, and visionary community builders, have influenced my work. Alex Grey

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Public opinion is no more than this: what people think that other people think. Alfred Austin

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There's a beauty to wisdom and experience that cannot be faked. It's impossible to be mature without having lived. Amy Grant

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The blowback against a bailout of Lehman would have been fierce. It is often forgotten, but the prevailing wisdom the day after Lehman fell was that its collapse was a good thing. Andrew Ross Sorkin

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Intuition is the wisdom formed by feeling and instinct - a gift of knowing without reasoning... Belief is ignited by hope and supported by facts and evidence - it builds alignment and creates confidence. Belief is what sets energy in motion and creates the success that breeds more success. Angela Ahrendts

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It may almost be a question whether such wisdom as many of us have in our mature years has not come from the dying out of the power of temptation, rather than as the results of thought and resolution. Anthony Trollope

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Conventional wisdom notwithstanding, there is no reason either in football or in poetry why the two should not meet in a man's life if he has the weight and cares about the words. Archibald MacLeish

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The biggest handicap in research is an ability to think outside the box. The handicap is being encumbered by all the conventional wisdom in a given field. Aubrey de Grey

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If fortune favors you do not be elated; if she frowns do not despond. Ausonius

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Wisdom comes from within. Knowledge is acquired and can sometimes put a screen on your wisdom. A. R. Rahman

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Wisdom and penetration are the fruit of experience, not the lessons of retirement and leisure. Great necessities call out great virtues. Abigail Adams

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If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail. Abraham Maslow

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Though I am fascinated by knowledge, I am even more fascinated by wisdom. Abraham Verghese

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That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in another. Adlai E. Stevenson

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He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God. Aeschylus

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Wisdom comes alone through suffering. Aeschylus

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It is good even for old men to learn wisdom. Aeschylus

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Memory is the mother of all wisdom. Aeschylus

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Appearances are often deceiving. Aesop

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The philosophy I love is very selective. It is really just the bit that is involved in a search for wisdom, and this means a short roll call of names; Socrates, Marcus Aurelius, Seneca, Epicurus, Montaigne, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche. Alain de Botton

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I'm not an academic philosopher, and don't agree with the way the universities approach the subject. I'm a philosopher only in the very loose sense of someone interested in wisdom and well-being attained through reason. But I'm as interested in psychoanalysis and art as I am in philosophy. Alain de Botton

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Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. Albert Einstein

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The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while. Albert Einstein

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Experience is not what happens to you; it's what you do with what happens to you. Aldous Huxley

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Science is always discovering odd scraps of magical wisdom and making a tremendous fuss about its cleverness. Aleister Crowley

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