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don_socalSeptember 12, 2013

A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
William Shakespeare

Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish.
Albert Einstein

The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.
Khalil Gibran

To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.
Buddha

A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
Bruce Lee

Who is wise? He that learns from everyone. Who is powerful? He that governs his passions. Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody.
Benjamin Franklin

A hero is born among a hundred, a wise man is found among a thousand, but an accomplished one might not be found even among a hundred thousand men.
Plato

He was a wise man who invented beer.
Plato

I have no faith in human perfectability. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active - not more happy - nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago.
Edgar Allan Poe

"Old And Wise"

As far as my eyes can see
There are shadows approaching me
And to those I left behind
I wanted you to know
You've always shared my deepest thoughts
You follow where I go

[CHORUS]
And oh when I'm old and wise
Bitter words mean little to me
Autumn winds will blow right through me
And someday in the mist of time
When they asked me if I knew you
I'd smile and say you were a friend of mine
And the sadness would be lifted from my eyes
Oh when I'm old and wise

As far as my eyes can see
There are shadows surrounding me
And to those I leave behind
I want you all to know
You've always shared my darkest hours
I'll miss you when I go

[CHORUS]
And oh, when I'm old and wise
Heavy words that tossed and blew me
Like autumn winds will blow right through me
And someday in the mist of time
When they ask you if you knew me
Remember that you were a friend of mine
As the final curtain falls before my eyes
Oh when I'm old and wise

As far as my eyes can see

Here is a link that might be useful: Alan Parsons Project -

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mawheel

I don't think I knew beer was around in Plato's time!

Don, the quotes are so meaningful, but again, point to the frailty of the human condition. Will we ever learn? I doubt it.

    Bookmark   September 12, 2013 at 9:29AM
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lilosophie

What we need is more >WisdomSmartness

    Bookmark   September 12, 2013 at 12:20PM
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anneliese_32(6)

It's easier to be smart, with all the info available now. In order to be wise, people must think and they confuse facts with wisdom.

    Bookmark   September 12, 2013 at 7:15PM
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west_gardener

It takes time to develope wisdom,

    Bookmark   September 12, 2013 at 7:36PM
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