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“A man only becomes wise when he begins to calculate the approximate depth of his ignorance.”
Gian Carlo Menotti
“There are three classes of men - lovers of wisdom, lovers of honor, lovers of gain”
“It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom.”
“I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere to go. My own wisdom, and that of all about me, seemed insufficient for the day.”
“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.”
Francis Bacon Sr.
“The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.”
“He gossips habitually; he lacks the common wisdom to keep still that deadly enemy of man, his own tongue”
“We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.”
“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”
“In examinations, the foolish ask questions the wise cannot answer.”
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