Quotes about wisdom and truth

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„Sometimes it is the people no one can imagine anything of who do the things no one can imagine.“

—  Alan Turing British mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, and computer scientist 1912 - 1954

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„Let silence be your general rule; or say only what is necessary and in few words.“

—  Epictetus philosopher from Ancient Greece 50 - 138
Context: Let silence be your general rule; or say only what is necessary and in few words. We shall, however, when occasion demands, enter into discourse sparingly, avoiding such common topics as gladiators, horse-races, athletes; and the perpetual talk about food and drink. Above all avoid speaking of persons, either in the way of praise or blame, or comparison. If you can, win over the conversation of your company to what it should be by your own. But if you should find yourself cut off without escape among strangers and aliens, be silent. (164).

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„Whatever satisfies the soul is truth.“

—  Walt Whitman American poet, essayist and journalist 1819 - 1892

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„Nature is cruel but we don't have to be“

—  Temple Grandin, The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism & Asperger's

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„Wisdom thoroughly learned, will never be forgotten.“

—  Pythagoras ancient Greek mathematician and philosopher -585 - -500 BC
Context: Wisdom thoroughly learned, will never be forgotten. Science is got by diligence; but Discretion and Wisdom cometh of GOD. <!-- p. 128

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„Silence gives consent.“

—  Oliver Goldsmith Irish physician and writer 1728 - 1774

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„The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.“

—  Socrates classical Greek Athenian philosopher -469 - -399 BC
This is actually a quotation http://books.google.com/books?id=FUIHmRHf8SUC&lpg=PA130&dq=%22not%20on%20fighting%20the%20old%20but%20on%20building%20the%20new%22&pg=PA130#v=onepage&q=%22not%20on%20fighting%20the%20old%20but%20on%20building%20the%20new%22&f=false from a character named Socrates in Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book that Changes Lives http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Way_of_the_Peaceful_Warrior, by Dan Millman.

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