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“A man only becomes wise when he begins to calculate the approximate depth of his ignorance.”
Gian Carlo Menotti
“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”
“Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is enlightenment.”
“The key to wisdom is knowing all the right questions.”
John A. Simone Sr.
“We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.”
“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.”
“It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom.”
“Wisdom is learning what to overlook.”
“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.
“He gossips habitually; he lacks the common wisdom to keep still that deadly enemy of man, his own tongue”
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