A Quote by Edmund Burke on caution, courage, fear, prudence, and wisdom

There is a courageous wisdom; there is also a false reptile prudence, the result, not of caution, but of fear.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

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A Quote by E. S. Bouton on day, lies, and wisdom

True wisdom lies in gathering the precious things out of each day as it goes by.

E. S. Bouton

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A Quote by E. R. (Eric Rucker) Eddison on discontent, men, mountains, remedies, time, wisdom, and world

The great mountains of the world are a great remedy if men but did know it against our modern discontent and ambitions. In the hills is wisdom's fount. They are deep in time.

E. R. Eddison (1882 - 1945)

Source: The Worm Ouroboros

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on deception, praise, and wisdom

Few persons have sufficient wisdom to prefer censure, which is useful, to praise which deceives them.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on action, advice, approval, confidence, friendship, reputation, responsibility, sincerity, wisdom, and zeal

Man is never less sincere than when he asks, or offers, advice. When he asks it, he seems to defer to the wisdom of his friend, but really he seeks approval of his own opinion, and to make his friend responsible with him for his actions. When he offers advice, he seems to repay the confidence of his inquirer with disinterested zeal, while really seeking to bolster his own advantage or reputation.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

Source: Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales

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A Quote by Dr. Martin Henry Fischer on facts, knowledge, lies, and wisdom

Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification.

Dr. Henry Fischer

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A Quote by Dr. Arthur Earnest Morgan on commitment, economics, facts, intuition, life, planning, tolerance, truth, variety, and wisdom

There is deep intuitive wisdom in this American tolerance of economic variety and in our refusal to commit ourselves to any one social and economic system. It is recognition of the fact that life and truth are too varied and complex to be confined within the pattern of any single deliberately planned economic system.

Dr. Earnest Morgan (1878 -)

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A Quote by Dora Russell on guidance, learning, love, wisdom, and world

We have heeded no wisdom offering guidance. Only by learning to love one another can our world be saved. Only love can conquer all.

Dora Russell (1894 - 1986)

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A Quote by Dee W. Hock on ability, foolishness, humility, judgment, perspective, reward, strength, tolerance, trust, weakness, and wisdom

Never hire or promote in your own image. It is foolish to replicate your strength and idiotic to replicate your weakness. It is essential to employ, trust, and reward those whose perspective, ability, and judgment are radically different from yours. It is also rare, for it requires uncommon humility, tolerance, and wisdom.

Dee W. Hock

Source: Fast Company

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A Quote by David Starr Jordan on virtue and wisdom

Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.

David Starr Jordan (1851 - 1931)

Source: Mark and Barbara Hall Collection.

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