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Study the men of old and listen to old men! He is a poor sage who has no wisdom but his own; and a poor scholar who has nothing but his learning.

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Joseph Joubert

The evening of life brings its Lamp with it."

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Joseph Joubert

The evening of life brings with it its lamp.

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Joseph Joubert

The residue of human wisdom, refined by old age, is perhaps the best thing we have.

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Joseph Joubert

The wisdom of man drives away life's ills, But divine wisdom alone shows us true blessings. Animation is needed in the quest of human wisdom, but the way to divine wisdom is meditation, repose.

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Joseph Joubert

There is a right of greater wisdom; but no right of greater strength.

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Joseph Joubert

Wisdom is a science by which we discriminate between things spiritually good and evil. It is the science of sciences, for alone, it can understand the value, the true price, the real uses, the danger, and the potentialities of the soul.

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Joseph Joubert

Wisdom is repose in light. Happy the minds that are exalted enough to rejoice in its radiance.
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Joseph Joubert

Wisdom is the strength of the weak.

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Joseph Joubert

Rule a large country as one would cook a small fish--

with very little stirring, else everything turns to paste.
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Confucius

The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
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William James

Jugurtha possessed both wisdom in council and valor on the field, qualities not often united in the same person: For the confidence which courage supplies is sometimes damped by foresight; and sometimes foresight is overborne by a rashness, which the virtue should restrain."

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Sallust

Gaius Sallustius Crispus, generally known simply as Sallust, (86-34 BC), a Roman historian, belonged to a well-known plebeian family, and was born at Amiternum in the country of the Sabines. Throughout his career Sallust always stood by his principle as a popularis, an opposer of Pompey's party and the old aristocracy of Rome.

The madness of the brave is the wisdom of life.
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Maxim Gorky Maxim Gorky was born in Russia, and became a Russian/Soviet author, a founder of the socialist realism literary method, and a political activist. From 1906 to 1913 and from 1921 to 1929 he lived abroad, mostly in Capri, Italy; after his return to the Soviet Union he accepted the cultural policies of the time, although he was not permitted to leave the country. (From Wikipedia)

Activity is the only road to knowledge.
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George Bernard Shaw See Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Bernard_Shaw.

Lessons of wisdom have the most power over us when they capture the heart through the groundwork of a story, which engages the passions.

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Laurence Sterne

Not pleasure, but freedom from pain is what the wise man will aim at.

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Aristotle From the wiki: Greek philosopher and polymath, a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great. His writings cover many subjects, including physics, metaphysics, poetry, theater, music, logic, rhetoric, linguistics, politics, government, ethics, biology, and zoology. Together with Plato and Socrates (Plato's teacher), Aristotle is one of the most important founding figures in Western philosophy. Aristotle's writings were the first to create a comprehensive system of Western philosophy, encompassing morality, aesthetics, logic, science, politics, and metaphysics.

As we grow old, the beauty steals inward.
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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803 - April 27, 1882) was an American essayist, philosopher, and poet, best remembered for leading the Transcendentalist movement of the mid 19th century. His teachings directly influenced the growing New Thought movement of the mid 1800s. He was seen as a champion of individualism and a prescient critic of the countervailing pressures of society.

Emerson gradually moved away from the religious and social beliefs of his contemporaries, formulating and expressing the philosophy of Transcendentalism in his 1836 essay, Nature. As a result of this ground breaking work he gave a speech entitled The American Scholar in 1837, which Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. considered to be America's "Intellectual Declaration of Independence". Considered one of the great orators of the time, Emerson's enthusiasm and respect for his audience enraptured crowds. His support for abolitionism late in life created controversy, and at times he was subject to abuse from crowds while speaking on the topic. When asked to sum up his work, he said his central doctrine was "the infinitude of the private man."

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I have one small drop of knowing in my soul. Let it dissolve in your ocean.

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Rumi

In their seeking, wisdom and madness are one and the same. On the path of love, friend and stranger are one and the same.

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Rumi

Every poet, I suppose, should fall madly in love at least once in her life, so that she may come to know the shadow side of the feminine human experience, plumb the depth of her own vulnerability and emerge the wiser.

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