A man never reaches that dizzy height of wisdom that he can no longer be lead by the nose.
By and by when each nation has 20,000 battleships and 5,000,000 soldiers we shall all be safe and the wisdom of statesmanship will stand confirmed
It is a wise child that knows its own father, and an unusual one that unreservedly approves of him
I would rather have my ignorance than another man's knowledge, because I have so much of it.
The perfection of wisdom, and the end of true philosophy is to proportion our wants to our possessions, our ambitions to our capacities, we will then be a happy and a virtuous people.
Behold the fool saith 'Put not all thine eggs in the one basket' which is but a manner of saying, 'Scatter your money and your attention' but the wise man saith, 'Put all your eggs in the one basket and watch that basket'
Wit, by itself, is of little account. It becomes a moment only when grounded on wisdom.
Education that which reveals to the wise, and conceals from the stupid, the vast limits of their knowledge.
We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it -- and stop there lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove-lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid again -- and that is well but also she will never sit.
All schools, all colleges, have two great functions to confer, and to conceal, valuable knowledge. The theological knowledge which they conceal cannot justly be regarded as less valuable than that which they reveal. That is, when a man is buying a basket of strawberries it can profit him to know that the bottom half of it is rotten.1908, notebook
It is by the fortune of God that, in this country, we have three benefits freedom of speech, freedom of thought, and the wisdom never to use either.
If you think knowledge is dangerous, try ignorance
Laughter without a tinge of philosophy is but a sneeze of humor. Genuine humor is replete with wisdom.
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