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"Wisdom begins in wonder." Wisdom 4.6 avg (25 votes)
"What you cannot enforce, do not command." Miscellaneous 4.3 avg (9 votes)
"True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us." Wisdom 4.8 avg (11 votes)
"To find yourself, think for yourself." Thinking 4.7 avg (24 votes)
"There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance." Good & Evil, Knowledge 4.7 avg (47 votes)
"The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." Wisdom 4.9 avg (122 votes)
"The nearest way to glory is to strive to be what you wish to be thought to be." Virtue 4.6 avg (13 votes)
"Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs; therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity." Miscellaneous 4.5 avg (4 votes)
"Only the extremely ignorant or the extremely intelligent can resist change." Miscellaneous 4.7 avg (3 votes)
"One thing only I know, and that is that I know nothing." Knowledge 4.8 avg (80 votes)
"My advice to you is to get married. If you find a good wife you'll be happy; if not you'll become a philosopher." Marriage, Philosophy 4.8 avg (28 votes)
"Let him that would move the world first move himself." Motivation & Goals 4.9 avg (20 votes)
"If all our misfortunes were laid in one common heap, whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be content to take their own and depart." Miscellaneous 4.3 avg (6 votes)
"If a man is proud of his wealth, he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it." Money 4.9 avg (8 votes)
"I don't know why I did it, I don't know why I enjoyed it, and I don't know why I'll do it again." Miscellaneous 4.4 avg (14 votes)
"He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have." Money 4.7 avg (19 votes)
"He is richest who is content with the least." Money 4.5 avg (8 votes)
"False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil." Truth & Lies 3.5 avg (8 votes)
"Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty." Money 4.9 avg (22 votes)
"Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers." Children 4.9 avg (17 votes)

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