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A wise person learns by the experience of others. An ordinary person learns by their own experience. A fool learns by nobody's experience.
-- Unknown Author

The beginning and the end reach out their hands to each other.
-- Chinese Proverb

Live like the rice of Padi. When empty, it stands up tall. When full, it looks down. Like a mature head of rice, one may know a lot but must say little.
-- Balinese Proverb

Wisdom without morality is like a ring without a gem.
-- Jewish Proverb

Wisdom cannot be taught. It can only be learned.
-- Unknown Author

As you teach, you learn.
-- Jewish Proverb

A wise man cares not for what he cannot have.
-- Italian Proverb

The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
-- Eden Phillpotts

Time flies...and eternity waits.
-- Polish Proverb

Govern a great nation as you would cook a small fish. Do not overdo it.
-- Lao-Tzu

The great comfort of turning 49 is the realization that you are now too old to die young.
-- Paul Dickson

When God means to punish a nation, he deprives the rulers of wisdom.
-- German Proverb

Knowledge is power. Proper application of it is wisdom.
-- Unknown Author

The only person more obnoxious than a wise guy is a wise guy who turns out to be right.
-- Unknown Author

The older the fiddle, the sweeter the tune.
-- Irish Proverb

One must learn how to lose before learning how to play.
-- Mexican Proverb

Things don't change. You change your way of looking, that's all.
-- Carlos Castaneda

If what men most admire they would despise, 'twould look like mankind were growing wise.
-- Benjamin Franklin

The essence of genius is knowing what to overlook.
-- William James

It is the foolish sheep that makes the wolf his confessor.
-- German Proverb

Seek direction from one who's already there.
-- Old Zulu Saying

Proverbs are the wisdom of the streets.
-- German Proverb

Proverbs are the wisdom of nations.
-- Polish Proverb

The hearts of fools are in their mouths, but the mouths of the wise are in their hearts.
-- Jewish Proverb

The only things worth learning are the things you learn after you know it all.
-- Harry S. Truman


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