It is never wise to try to appear to be more clever than you are. It is sometimes wise to appear slightly less so.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.Francis Bacon (1561 – 1626)
If one is too lazy to think, too vain to do a thing badly, too cowardly to admit it, one will never attain wisdom.Cyril Connolly (1903 – 1974)
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Knowledge is proud that he has learn’d so much;
Wisdom is humble that he knows no more.William Cowper (1731 – 1800)
Knock as you please, there’s nobody at home.
Whereof one cannot speak, thereon one must remain silent.Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889 – 1951)
‘Twere more than woman to be wise;
‘Twere more than man to wish thee so!Thomas Moore (1779 – 1852)
The older I grow, the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.H. L. Mencken (1880 – 1956)
That man, I say, is wise indeed.
The highest wisdom has but one sciencethe science of the wholethe science explaining the whole creation and man’s place in it.Leo Tolstoy (1828 – 1910)
A sadder and a wiser man,
He rose the morrow morn.Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 – 1834)
It is a point of wisdom to be silent when occasion requires, and better than to speak, though never so well.
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