Quotes about wisdom and truth

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„The whole secret of life is to be interested in one thing profoundly and in a thousand things well.“

—  Horace Walpole English art historian, man of letters, antiquarian and Whig politician 1717 - 1797
As quoted in The Christian Leader, Vol. 37, Issue 7 (17 February 1934)

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„What dependence can I have on the alleged events of ancient history, when I find such difficulty in ascertaining the truth regarding a matter that has taken place only a few minutes ago, and almost in my own presence!“

—  Walter Raleigh English aristocrat, writer, poet, soldier, courtier, spy, and explorer 1554 - 1618
Upon receiving discrepant accounts from the participants in a recent quarrel below his window. Robert Chambers, Testimony: its Posture in the Scientific World http://books.google.com/books?id=pChcAAAAQAAJ& (1859) p. 12

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„In much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.“

—  Solomon king of Israel and the son of David -1011 - -931 BC
Ecclesiastes, 1:18 http://bible.cc/ecclesiastes/1-18.htm, King James Version

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„I set my mind to seek and explore by wisdom concerning all that has been done under heaven. It is a grievous task which God has given to the sons of men to be afflicted with.“

—  Solomon king of Israel and the son of David -1011 - -931 BC
Ecclesiastes, 1:13 http://bible.cc/ecclesiastes/1-13.htm, New American Standard Bible

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