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We smile, because no answer is conceivable, because the answer would be even more meaningless than the question.
 
It's so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and say the opposite.
 
To seek wisdom rather than truth. It is more within our grasp.
 
Be wiser than other people, if you can, but do not tell them so.
 
It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.
 
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
 
Grant me the serenity to accept what I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
 
Wisdom is the intelligence of the system as a whole.
 
We are unsettled to the very roots of our being. There isn't a human relation, whether of parent and child, husband and wife, worker and employer, that doesn't move in a strange direction. We don't know how to behave when personal contact and eternal authority have disappeared. There are no precedents to guide us, no wisdom that wasn't made for a simpler age. We have changed our environment faster than we can change ourselves.
 
Wisdom is the strength of the weak.
 
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
 
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
 
You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.
 
Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience.
 
We can be knowledgeable with other men's knowledge, but we cannot be wise with other men's wisdom.
 
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