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The wisdom quotes that follow come from people who have made a name for themselves in their chosen field. Other quotations are brought to us by people that we may not be that familiar with. Never-the-less their words are still powerful.

Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone.

He dares to be a fool, and that is the first step in the direction of wisdom.
-James Huneker

The opportunity for brotherhood presents itself every time you meet a human being.
-Jane Wyman

The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
-Jean Paul

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
-Jim Rohn

Turn your wounds into wisdom.
-Oprah Winfrey

Always keep an open mind and a compassionate heart.
-Phil Jackson

Wisdom is always an overmatch for strength.
-Phil Jackson

From the errors of others, a wise man corrects his own.
-Publilius Syrus

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is the neglect of timely repair that makes rebuilding necessary.
-Richard Whately

A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.
-Robert Bulwer-Lytton

A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.
-Robert Frost

Patience is the companion of wisdom.
-Saint Augustine

Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.
-Samuel Taylor Coleridge

When I can look life in the eyes, grown calm and very coldly wise, life will have given me the truth, and taken in exchange - my youth.
-Sara Teasdale

What is man's ultimate direction in life? It is to look for love, truth, virtue, and beauty.
-Shinichi Suzuki

Virtues are acquired through endeavor, which rests wholly upon yourself.
-Sidney Lanier

If you want to be found stand where the seeker seeks.
-Sidney Lanier

Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.
-Elbert Hubbard

It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them.

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