wisdom

A Quote by Arthur Koestler on ideas, power, secrets, thought, universe, and wisdom

Nobody before the Pythagoreans had thought that mathematical relations held the secret of the universe. Twenty-five centuries later, Europe is still blessed and cursed with their heritage. To non-European civilizations, the idea that numbers are the key to both wisdom and power, seems never to have occurred.

Arthur Koestler (1905 - 1983)

Source: The Sleepwalkers. 1959.

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A Quote by Aristotle on achievement, clarity, goal, idealism, money, practicality, wisdom, objective, end, and means

First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends: wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Aristotle on justice, moderation, virtue, and wisdom

The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Aristotle on honor, lovers, men, and wisdom

There are three classes of men--lovers of wisdom, lovers of honour, lovers of gain.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Aristotle on habits, health, wealth, and wisdom

It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Antoine de Saint-Exupery on wisdom and words

More wisdom is latent in things as they are than in all the words men use.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900 - 1944)

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A Quote by Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins on experience, learning, life, understanding, and wisdom

In the deep, unwritten wisdom of life there are many things to be learned that cannot be taught. We never know them by hearing them spoken, but we grow into them by experience and recognize them through understanding. Understanding is a great experience in itself, but it does not come through instruction.

Anthony Hope (1863 - 1933)

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A Quote by Ansel Adams on experience, exploring, time, and wisdom

In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.

Ansel Adams (1902 - 1984)

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on america, birds, power, virtue, and wisdom

ROSTRUM, n. In Latin, the beak of a bird or the prow of a ship. In America, a place from which a candidate for office energetically expounds the wisdom, virtue and power of the rabble.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on books, doubt, truth, wisdom, and work

REVIEW, v.t. To set your wisdom (holding not a doubt of it./ Although in truth there's neither bone nor skin to it)/ At work upon a book, and so read out of it/ The qualities that you have first read into it.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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