„Wisdom comes from experience. Experience is often a result of lack of wisdom.“

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Terry Pratchett794
English author 1948 - 2015

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„Wisdom is the daughter of experience.“

—  Leonardo Da Vinci Italian Renaissance polymath 1452 - 1519

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„The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotation.“

—  Benjamin Disraeli British Conservative politician, writer, aristocrat and Prime Minister 1804 - 1881

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„The young have the ability, but lack the wisdom, and the old have the wisdom, but lack the ability.“

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