April 16, 2024

On Wisdom

cur-mudg-eon (cur-muj?un), n. [origin unknown]  1. archaic: a crusty, ill-tempered, churlish old man.  2. modern: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner.

“Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach him how to fish and you get rid of him all weekend.”
— Zenna Schaffer

“How to make a million dollars: First, get a million dollars.”
— Steve Martin

“Why don’t they make the whole plane out of that black box stuff.”
— Steven Wright

“If at first you don’t succeed, try again. Then quit. There’s no use being a damn fool about it.”
— W.C. Fields

“Some folks are wise and some otherwise.”
— Josh Billings

“Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.”
— Jimi Hendrix

“A candidate is someone who gets money from the rich and votes from the poor to protect them from each other.”
— Anonymous

“Wise men make proverbs, but fools repeat them.”
— Samuel Palmer

“Whenever I’m caught between two evils, I take the one I’ve never tried.”
— Mae West

“The pen is mightier than the sword, and considerably easier to write with.”
— Marty Feldman

“The key to wisdom is knowing all the right questions.”
— John A. Simone, Sr.

“A man only becomes wise when he begins to calculate the approximate depth of his ignorance.”
— Gian Carlo Menotti

“The next best thing to being wise oneself is to live in a circle of those who are.”
— C.S. Lewis

“A word to the wise ain’t necessary, it’s the stupid ones who need the advice.”
— Bill Cosby

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