„More helpful than all wisdom is one draught of simple human pity that will not forsake us.“

—  George Eliot, livro The Mill on the Floss

The Mill on the Floss (1860)

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„There is more than one kind of wisdom, and all are essential in the world; it is not bad that they should alternate.“

—  Marguerite Yourcenar, livro Memórias de Adriano

Il y a plus d'une sagesse, et toutes sont nécessaires au monde; il n'est pas mauvais qu'elles alternent.
Fonte: Memoirs of Hadrian (1951), p. 270

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„To know and love one other human being is the root of all wisdom.“

—  Evelyn Waugh British writer 1903 - 1966

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„Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life.“

—  Eleanor Roosevelt American politician, diplomat, and activist, and First Lady of the United States 1884 - 1962

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„On one level, wisdom is nothing more than the ability to take your own advice.“

—  Sam Harris American author, philosopher and neuroscientist 1967

Quoted in Tim Ferris, "Tools of Titans" (2016), p. 454

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„Human beings have not been given anything higher than wisdom and intellect.“

—  Musa al-Kadhim Seventh of the Twelve Imams and regarded by Sunnis as a renowned scholar 745 - 799

Ibn Shu’ba al-Harrani, Tuhaf al-'Uqul, p. 419.
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„I know where there is more wisdom than is found in Napoleon, Voltaire, or all the ministers present and to come — in public opinion.“

—  Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord French diplomat 1754 - 1838

Original: (fr) Je connais quelqu'un qui a plus d'esprit que Napoléon, que Voltaire, que tous les ministres présents et futurs: c'est l'opinion.

In the Chamber of Peers (1821); reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 570.

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„All human wisdom is contained in these words: Wait and hope!“

—  Alexandre Dumas, livro O Conde de Monte Cristo

Also: Until the day when God shall deign to reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is summed up in these two words,— "Wait and hope".
Chapter 117 http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Count_of_Monte_Cristo/Chapter_117
Variante: All human wisdom is contained in these two words - Wait and Hope
Fonte: The Count of Monte Cristo (1845–1846)

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„More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly.“

—  Woody Allen, livro Mere Anarchy

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Variante: Mankind is facing a crossroad - one road leads to despair and utter hopelessness and the other to total extinction - I sincerely hope you graduates choose the right road
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„There is no capital more useful than intellect and wisdom, and there is no indigence more injurious than ignorance and unawareness.
Ibn Shu’ba al-Harrani, Tuhaf al-'Uqul, p. 198“

—  Ali cousin and son-in-law of the Islamic prophet Muhammad 601 - 661

Variant translation: There is no wealth like knowledge, no poverty like ignorance
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