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Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience.
- James Boswell Life of Samuel Johnson, 1791

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

Force without wisdom falls of its own weight.
- Horace Odes

Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
- Immanuel Kant

One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything.
- Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

It is not white hair that engenders wisdom.
- Menander

The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.
- H. L. Mencken

No man is wise enough by himself.
- Titus Maccius Plautus Miles Gloriosus

Not by age but by capacity is wisdom acquired.
- Titus Maccius Plautus Trinummus

We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take us or spare us.
- Marcel Proust

Those who wish to appear wise among fools, among the wise seem foolish.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilianus De Institutione Oratoria

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.
- Bertrand Russell

The wisest mind has something yet to learn.
- George Santayana

Wisdom outweighs any wealth.
- Sophocles Antigone

A wise man can see more from the bottom of a well than a fool can from a mountain top .
- Unknown

Wisdom doesn't automatically come with old age. Nothing does - except wrinkles. It's true, some wines improve with age. But only if the grapes were good in the first place.
- Abigail Van Buren

To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.
- Marilyn vos Savant

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