Quotes about Wisdom

"Never argue with a fool. People might not know the difference."

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"Some folks are wise and some are otherwise."

Tobias George Smollett (19 March 1721 – 17 September 1771) was a Scottish poet and author. He was best known for his picaresque novels, which influenced later novelists such as Charles Dickens.


"A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool."

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton (25 May 1803 – 18 January 1873) was an English politician, poet, playwright, and prolific novelist. He was immensely popular with the reading public and wrote a stream of bestselling novels which earned him a considerable fortune.


"Knowledge is learning something every day. Wisdom is letting go of something every day."

Zen Proverb (-)


"Perspective is worth 80 IQ points."

Alan Curtis Kay (born May 17, 1940) is an American computer scientist, known for his early pioneering work on object-oriented programming and windowing graphical user interface design.


"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see."

Henry David Thoreau (July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862) was an American author, poet, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, philosopher, and leading transcendentalist.


"Doubt is the vestibule through which all must pass before they can enter into the temple of wisdom."

Charles Caleb Colton (1780–1832) was an English cleric, writer and collector, well known for his eccentricities.


"Fools worry; the wise prepare."

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"A wise man fights to win, but he is twice a fool who has no plan for possible defeat."

Louis L'Amour (1908-1988) American writer, best-selling author.


"I prefer the errors of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom. "

Anatole France (16 April 1844—12 October 1924) bornFrançois-Anatole Thibault, was a French poet, journalist, and novelist. He was a successful novelist, with several best-sellers. Ironic and skeptical, he was considered in his day the ideal French man of letters. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature.