Thomas Jefferson: Honesty

“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.”

~Thomas Jefferson.

Jewish proverb: Wisdom

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“Do not be wise in words – be wise in deeds.”

Jewish proverb


David Starr Jordan: Wisdom, skill and virtue

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“Wisdom is knowing what to do next; Skill is knowing how to do it, and Virtue is doing it. ”

Rick Beneteau: Wisdom

Wisdom is the lesson learned, applied. – Rick Beneteau

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Never wrong…

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“A person determined never to be wrong won’t likely accomplish much.”

—Ken Wisdom

Confucius: Wisdom

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“By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.” ~ Confucius

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Frank Zappa: From information to beauty

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“Information is not knowledge;knowledge is not wisdom;wisdom is not truth;truth is not beauty.”

– Frank Zappa.

H.G. Wells: Bend a little

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“Let your love be stronger than your hate or anger. Learn the wisdom of compromise, for it is better to bend a little than to break.” ~H.G. Wells, quoted in “Happily Ever After.”

Christopher Dodd: Legislation

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“We can’t legislate wisdom or passion. We can’t legislate competency. All we can do is create the structures and hope that good people will be appointed who will attract other good people.”

Senator Christopher Dodd, trying to justify the expanded discretionary power given to regulators to constrain excesses in the financial services industry.