wisdom

A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on disappointment, immortality, judgment, nonsense, and wisdom

OUTCOME, n. A particular type of disappointment . . . . judged by the outcome, the result. This is immortal nonsense; the wisdom of an act is to be juded by the light that the doer had when he performed it.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on politics, virtue, and wisdom

MULTITUDE, n. A crowd; the source of political wisdom and virtue. In a republic, the object of the statesman's adoration.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on acquaintance, experience, and wisdom

EXPERIENCE, n. The wisdom that enables us to recognize as an undesirable old acquaintance the folly that we have already embraced.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on prose and wisdom

EPIGRAM, n. A short, sharp saying in prose or verse, frequently characterize by acidity or acerbity and sometimes by wisdom.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on aphorisms and wisdom

APHORISM, n. Predigested wisdom.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on weakness and wisdom

ADAGE, n. Boned wisdom for weak teeth.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Alfred North Whitehead on aim, ambition, fame, labor, mankind, sharing, virtue, and wisdom

Wisdom alone is true ambition's aim.   Wisdom the source of virtue, and of fame,  Obtained with labor, for mankind employed,  And then, when most you share it, best enjoyed.

Alfred Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

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A Quote by Alexandre Dumas on hope, wisdom, and words

All human wisdom is summed up in two words - wait and hope.

Alexandre Dumas (1802 - 1870)

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A Quote by Alexander Hamilton on admiration, approval, integrity, patriotism, posterity, respect, soldiers, talent, and wisdom

In testimony of their Respect For The Patriot of incorruptible Integrity, The Soldier of approved Valour The Statesman of consummate Wisdom; Whose Talents and Virtues will be admired By Grateful Posterity Long after this Marble shall have mouldered into Dust

Alexander Hamilton (c.1756 - 1804)

Source: (Trinity Churchyard; New York, New York)

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A Quote by Aleister Crowley on cleverness, magic, science, and wisdom

Science is always discovering odd scraps of magical wisdom and making a tremendous fuss about its cleverness.

Aleister Crowley (1875 - 1947)

Source: On Freudian theories, The Confessions of Aleister Crowley (1929)

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