Wisdom from Polonius

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

"Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers."


"Force without wisdom falls of its own weight."

Friedrich Nietzsche

"Growth in wisdom can be measured precisely by decline in bile."

Somerset Maugham

"It wasn't until quite late in life that I discovered how easy it is to say, 'I don't know.'"

Miguel de Unamuno

"Science says: 'We must live,' and seeks the means of prolonging, increasing, facilitating and amplifying life, of making it tolerable and acceptable; wisdom say: 'We must die,' and seeks how to make us die well."

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