The best Quotes by Xenophanes

The best Quotes by Xenophanes

Xenophanes of Colophon (c. 570 – c. 478 BC) was a Greek philosopher, theologian, poet, and critic of Homer from Ionia who travelled throughout the Greek-speaking world in early Classical Antiquity.

No human being will ever know the Truth, for even if they happen to say it by chance, they would not even known they had done so.
It isn't right to judge strength as better than good wisdom.
It takes a wise man to recognize a wise man.
If cattle and horses, or lions, had hands, or were able to draw with their feet and produce the works which men do, horses would draw the forms of gods like horses, and cattle like cattle, and they would make the gods' bodies the same shape as their own.
The gods did not reveal, from the beginning, all things to us.

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Wisdom is the offspring of suffering and time.
Izaro in Path of Exile
One part of wisdom is knowing what you don't need anymore and letting it go.
The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
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Strength and wisdom are not opposing values.
There is a trade off - as you grow older you gain wisdom but you lose spontaneity.
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It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.
To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence.
Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.
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There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart.
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Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.
Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
Albert Einstein - Brief, 22. März 1944
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The older I get, the more I realize that age doesn't bring wisdom.
John Teller in Sons Of Anarchy - Season 1 Episode 6
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The beginning of wisdom's always showing respect for wisdom.
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Don't gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold.
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I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that!
Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.
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Lies are comforting. Truth is painful.
Truth never wins, but its enemies cease to exist.
Plato is my friend; Aristotle is my friend, but my greatest friend is truth.
Which is worse: A lie that draws a smile or a truth that draws a tear?
Bryan Bedford in Miracle on 34th Street
The ugliest truth, in the end, was still better than the prettiest of lies.
Guzmán: "Because she supports me. Unconditionally."
Nadia: "That isn't love, it's devotion, like you would have for a God. People who love you tell you the truth."
Nadia Shana in Élite - Season 2 Episode 1
Nothing in this world is harder than speaking the truth, nothing easier than flattery.
The fact that a great many people believe something is no guarantee of its truth.
Ian Malcolm: "I told the truth."
Peter Ludlow: "Your version of it."
Ian Malcolm: "There are no versions of the truth."
Ian Malcolm in Jurassic Park - The Lost World
Rather than love, than money, than faith, than fame, than fairness... give me truth!
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A mind needs books like a sword needs a whetstone.
Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones - Season 1 Episode 2
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Smart women love smart men more than smart men love smart women.
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I make mistakes like the next man. In fact, being - forgive me - rather cleverer than most men, my mistakes tend to be correspondingly huger.
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The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence.
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The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.
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Great minds discuss ideas;
Average minds discuss events;
Small minds discuss people.
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You're asking me to use my superior intellect in a tawdry competition. Would you ask Picasso to play Pictionary? Would you ask Noah Webster to play Boggle? Would you ask Jacques Cousteau to play Go Fish?
Sheldon Cooper in The Big Bang Theory - Season 1 Episode 13
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That's the misery: Stupid people are so confident, the wise ones full of doubt.
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Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
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The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.
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You know, not only am I campaigning, but I'm running the world.
Joe Biden - Juli 2024
I just want to show them that I can play and I belong here. A lot of people don't think I should be here and I'm just here to prove that I do.
Bronny James - April 2023
I was born into it, so I feel like the path was already chosen. But my dad is cool enough to let me take whatever path I want if I wanted to not pursue basketball. But I think basketball is going to be my thing, for sure.
Bronny James - August 2022
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Juni 2024
My last year will be played with my son. Wherever Bronny's at, that's where I'll be. I would do whatever it takes to play with my son for one year. It's not about the money at that point.
LeBron James - February 2022

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