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Wisdom

Humility is the only true wisdom by which we prepare our minds for all the possible changes of life.
(George Arliss, British actor, 1868-1946)
 
Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.
(Auguste Rodin, French artist, 1840-1917)
 
The bamboo which bends is stronger than the oak which resists.
(Japanese proverb)
 
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
(Thomas Jefferson, 3rd president of the USA, 1743-1826)
 
We don't receive wisdom, we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.
(Marcel Proust, French writer, 1871-1922)
 
Let's honour our mistakes by allowing them to teach us.
Let's consider our failings to be gifts, and share them humbly with others.
(Molly Gordon, American motivational coach)
 
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
(Socrates, Greek philosopher, 469-399 B.C.)
 
You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers.  You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.
(Naguib Mahfouz, Egyptian author, 1988 Nobel Prize for Literature, born 1911)
 
Follow your instincts.  That's where true wisdom manifests itself.
(Oprah Winfrey, American TV host, born 1954)
 
A man should never be ashamed to own that he has been in the wrong,
which is but saying that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.
(Alexander Pope, English poet, 1688-1744)
 
Knowledge is proud that she knows so much; wisdom is humble that she knows no more.
(William Cowper, English poet, 1731-1800)
 
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.
(Reinhold Niebuhr, American theologian, 1892-1971)