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We cannot advance without new experiments in living, but no wise man tries every day what he has proved wrong the day before.

Author: James Truslow Adams

Profession: American Statesman

Wise people, even though all laws were abolished, would still lead the same life.

Author: Aristophanes

Profession: Greek Comic Poet, Satirist

Suppose that we are wise enough to learn and know -- and yet not wise enough to control our learning and knowledge, so that we use it to destroy ourselves? Even if that is so, knowledge remains better than ignorance. It is better to know -- even if the knowledge endures only for the moment that comes before destruction -- than to gain eternal life at the price of a dull and swinish lack of comprehension of a universe that swirls unseen before us in all its wonder. That was the choice of Achilles, and it is mine, too.

Author: Isaac Asimov (1920-1992)

Profession: Russian-born American Author

The wise man sees in the misfortune of others what he should avoid.

Author: Marcus Aurelius (121-80 AD)

Profession: Roman Emperor, Philosopher

In seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it, thou art a fool.

Author: Rabbi Ben Azai

Profession: Israeli Rabbi

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

Author: Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

Profession: British Philosopher, Essayist, Statesman

Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.

Author: Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

Profession: British Philosopher, Essayist, Statesman

For it is not possible to join serpentine wisdom with columbine innocence, except men know exactly all the conditions of the serpent: his baseness and going upon his belly, his volubility and lubricity, his envy and sting, and the rest; that is, all forms and natures of evil: for without this, virtue lieth open and unfenced.

Author: Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

Profession: British Philosopher, Essayist, Statesman

Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought.

Author: Basho

Profession:

Wise men still seek Him today.

Author: Dan Bell

Profession: American Actor

When you move amidst the world of sense, free from attachment and aversion alike, there comes the peace in which all sorrows end, and you life in the wisdom of the Self.

Author: Bhagavad Gita

Profession: Sanskrit Poem Incorporated Into the Mahabharata

The live in wisdom who see themselves in all and all in them, who have renounced every selfish desire and sense craving tormenting the heart.

Author: Bhagavad Gita

Profession: Sanskrit Poem Incorporated Into the Mahabharata

Action should culminate in wisdom.

Author: Bhagavad Gita

Profession: Sanskrit Poem Incorporated Into the Mahabharata

Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gains understanding, for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold. She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her. [Proverbs 3:13-15]

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian

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

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian