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wise Quotes

30 of the best book quotes about wise
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“Children (the ignorant) pursue external pleasures; (thus) they fall into the wide-spread snare of death. But the wise, knowing the nature of immortality, do not seek the permanent among fleeting things.”
Swami Paramananda
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Yama
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The Upanishads
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pleasure
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immortality
death
ignorance
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“Fools dwelling in ignorance, yet imagining themselves wise and learned, go round and round in crooked ways, like the blind led by the blind.”
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“There’s nothing wise and nothing silly Wasn’t thought of long ago. ”
Faust
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Mephistopheles
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silliness
wise
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“Put your foot through the hole in the seedpod where I was playing, and you will become wise.”
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“When misfortune comes, The wisest even lose their mother wit.”
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‘We cannot advance without new experiments in living, but no wise man tries every day what he has proved wrong the day before.’
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“We cannot advance without new experiments in living, but no wise man tries every day what he has proved wrong the day before.”
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“Men of few words are the best men.”
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“There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man.”
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“But Taborlin knew the name of all things, and so all things were his to command.”
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“You are not wise enough to fear me as I should be feared. You do not know the first note of the music that moves me.”
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“‘Where there is no experience, I believe the wise man is silent.’”
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“So wise so young, they say, do never live long.”
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“I like men of your age . . . young boys are so idiotic. They tell me how much champagne they drink at college, and how much money they lose playing cards. Men of your age know how to appreciate women.”
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“Jasnah had once defined a fool as a person who ignored information because it disagreed with desired results.”
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“The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.”
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“Wisdom is the warrior’s greatest weapon. When you have wisdom, you are never unarmed, you are never defenseless, and you are never powerless. You need skill to know how to shoot an arrow straight, but only wisdom can teach you how to never need to shoot it.”
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“The fool lives to consume all they can take from the world. The wise live to create a better world.”
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“A friend is like an owl, both beautiful and wise. Or perhaps a friend is like a ghost, whose spirit never dies ”
Owl
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“The light was too bad now for Shasta to see much of the cat except that it was very big and very solemn. It looked as if it might have lived for long, long years among the Tombs, alone. It’s eyes made you think it knew secrets it would not tell.”
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“Gold clingeth to the protection of the cautious owner who invests it under the advice of men wise in its handling.”
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“He wasn’t only a fierce lover, with endless wisdom and imagination, but he was also, perhaps, the first man in the history of species who had made an emergency landing and had come close to killing himself and his sweetheart simply to make love in a field of violets.”
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“The constancy of the wise is the art to contain their excitement in the heart.”
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“After all, I am not so violently bent upon my own opinion as to reject any offer, proposed by wise men, which shall be found equally innocent, cheap, easy, and effectual.”
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“Sometimes dreams are wiser than waking.”
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“If one believes Homer, Sisyphus was the wisest and most prudent of mortals. According to another tradition, however, he was disposed to practice the profession of highwayman. I see no contradiction in this.”
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“The wise ones serve on the higher, but rule on the lower. They obey the laws coming from above them, but en their own plane, and those below them, they rule and give orders.”
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“Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.”
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“It is never wise to purposefully do without the benefits of having a mentor in your life. You will waste valuable time in finding and shaping what you need to know. But sometimes you have no choice.”
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“A wise bear always keeps a marmalade sandwich in his hat in case of emergency.”

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