What are some good quotes about wisdom?


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Quotes about wisdom include William Shakespeare's quote "The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool." Maurice Switzer said, "It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool than to talk and remove all doubt of it."

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What are some good quotes about wisdom?
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Jimi Hendrix once said, "Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens."

Another popular wisdom quote comes from The Serenity Prayer. It says, "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can and wisdom to know the difference."

Socrates is credit with "The only true wisdom is knowing you know nothing," and a meaningful quote from Buddha says, "Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.

Wisdom quotes about general life include George C. Marshall's "When a thing is done, it's done. Don't look back. Look forward to your next objective," and Isaac Asimov's "The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom."

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