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These quotes are taken from a variety of sources, including classical literature. Some of the quotes are humorous and some  
of them are from individuals whose history belies their insight, nevertheless their quotes are worthy of pondering. No person  
or group of people has a patent of wisdom. Rich, poor, educated, uneducated, surrounded by friends or friendless. . .  
Wisdom finds us everywhere.
Categories of Quotes

All Kinds of Love ~ Being Human With Humans ~ Just Society & Culture
Loss & Gain ~ The Divine, Truth ~ The Nature of Understanding
Time ~ Understanding Human Nature ~ Where We Find Inspiration
Who Is Wise , What is Wisdom?
All Kinds of Love

I were but little happy if I could say how much. Shakespeare

Delicacy is to love, what grace is to beauty. (unknown)

Write injuries in sand, but benefits in marble. (French)

A joy that is shared, is a joy made double. (unknown)

Whoever lives true life shall love true love. - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Being Human With Humans

Never injure a friend, even in jest. Cicero

Who can enjoy alone? Milton

You better not compromise yourself, its all you’ve got. Janis Joplin

Better not be at all than not be noble. Alfred Tennyson

A man is not better than his conversation. (German)

A good example is the best reason. Bishop Fuller

True friendship is a plant of slow growth. George Washington

Silence is more eloquent than words. Carlyle

Who ventures nothing, has no luck. (Spanish)

Justifying a fault, doubles it. (French)

Be slow in choosing a friend and slower in changing. Benjamin Franklin

Love all, trust a few, do wrong to no one. --
Be able for thine enemy rather in power than in use.

Shakespeare (All's Well That Ends Well)

Every man judges of others by himself. (Latin)

True nobility is exempt from fear. Shakespeare

Just Society & Culture

The European talks of progress because by the aid of a few scientific discoveries, he has established a
society which as mistaken comfort for civilization. Disraeli

I do not believe it is for (in) the interest of religion to invite the civil
magistrate to direct it’s exercises, it’s discipline or it’s doctrine.
Thomas Jefferson

It is safer to err of the side of mercy. Coke

Suspicion always haunts a guilty mind. Shakespeare

I have considered religion as a matter between every man and his maker, in
which no other, and for less the public had a right to inter-meddle.
Thomas Jefferson (Letter to Rush 1813)

Be civil to all, sociable to many; familiar with a few. Benjamin Franklin

Real generosity to the future lies in giving all to the present. Albert Camus

In all religions we see good men; and as many in one as another.”
Thomas Jefferson (Letter to Fisback 1809)

If men be good, government cannot be bad. William Penn

The noblest motive is the public good. Virgil

What is strength without a double share of wisdom? Milton

Greatness is a transitory experience. It is never consistent.
It depends in part upon the myth-making imagination of humankind. The person who
experiences greatness must have a feeling for the myth he is in. He must reflect
what is projected upon him. And he must have a strong sense of the sardonic
(about his own greatness). This is what uncouples him from belief in his
own pretensions. The sardonic is all that permits him to move within himself.
Without this quality, even occasional greatness will destroy a man. Frank Herbert (Dune)

Important principals may and must be flexible. Abraham Lincoln

Loss & Gain

You were the morning star among the living. In death, O evening star you light the dead. Plato

Sic itur Ad Astra - So one obtains eternity

The Divine, Truth

Because I had forsaken unity with thee,
Because I, fool, had made my body me,
Because I did not know tee who dids’t dwell in me,
Therefore I wandered through raging hells . . .
Because I threw away my very Self, I therefore was in chains. (Indian)

To err is human, to forgive Divine. Alexander Pope

The Nature of Understanding

I am nothing but Truth is everything. Abraham Lincoln

What seems to be absurd and is not,
Is better than the ignorance of the man
Who thinks it is absurd. Attar of Nishapur

The fool is happy that he knows no more. Alexander Pope

One thought fills immensity. William Blake


Time is an herb that cures all diseases. Benjamin Franklin

Things won are done, joy’s soul lies in the doing. William Shakespeare

Time is the soul of the world. Pythagoras

Nae man can tether time or tide. Burns

Time and opportunity are no mans slave. (German)

Time is the best advisor. Pericles

Life is not measured by the time we live. Crabbe

Understanding Human Nature

Fear always springs from ignorance. Emerson

He is well paid, that is well satisfied. Shakespeare

“Know then thyself, presume not God to scan,
The proper study of mankind is man.
Placed on this isthmus of a middle state,
A being darkly wise and rudely great:
With too much knowledge for the Sceptic side,
With too much weakness for the Stoics pride,
He hangs between; in doubt to act, or rest:
In doubt to deem himself a god, or beast;
In doubt his mind or body to prefer;
Born but to die, and reasoning but to err;
Sole judge of truth, in endless error hurled,
The glory, jest and riddle of the world! Alexander Pope

Even the sea, great as it is grows calm. (Italian)

Faults are thick where love is thin. Howell

A evil life is a kind of a death. Ovid

Necessity never made a good bargain. Benjamin Franklin

The greatest of all human benefits is independence. Godwin

Everybody wants to be somebody; nobody wants to grow. Goethe

The nobler the blood, the less the pride. (Danish)

The discounted man, finds no easy chair. Benjamin Franklin

Eyes can speak and eyes can understand. Chapman

Every man is the son of his own works. Cervantes

The will to do, the soul to dare. Jonathan Swift

Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well. Chesterfield

A friend is to be taken with his faults. (Portuguese)

Who bravely dares must sometimes risk a fall. Smollitt

A gentle mind is by gentle deeds known. Spencer

A noble mind disdains not to repent. Homer

Where We Find Inspiration

Faith is the Bird
That feels the light
And sings when
The dawn is dark. Rabinranath Tagore

Even the smallest of creatures carries the sun in his eyes. Antonio Porchia

If you do not raise our eyes, you will not think you are at the highest point. Antonio Porchia

Hitch your wagon to a star. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Who Is Wise , What is Wisdom?

Success makes a fool seem wise. (Unknown)

Learning without thought is labor lost. Confucius (Kung Fu)

A journey of a l.000 miles begins with one pace. Lao Tze

On Western Philosophers-

As for the philosophers whose business it should have been
to instruct me, I had long known what to expect of them, whether mathematicians,
or neo-Kantians, they kept as far away as possible from disturbing reality and
had no more concern for it than the algebraist has for the existence of the
qualities he measures. Andre Gide (The Immoralist)

Hear much, speak little. Burton

Speech is the gift of all, but thought of a few. Cato

…never forget what I have told you often: our mission is to
recognize contraries for what they are: first of all as contraries, but then as
opposite poles of unity. Herman Hesse (Magister Ludi)

One mans fault is another mans lesson. (unknown)

Success is a result, not a goal. Flaubert

The art of silence is as great as that of speech. (German)

To think is to live! Cicero

Vision is the art of seeing things invisible. Jonathan Swift

To be proud of knowledge is to be blind with light. Benjamin Franklin

Zeal without knowledge is fire without light. Fuller

No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess. Isaac Newton