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Wisdom Quotes by Philosophers

“When virtue is lost, benevolence appears; when benevolence is lost, right conduct appears; when right conduct is lost, expedience appears. Expediency is the mere shadow of right and truth; it is the beginning of disorder.” – Lao Tzu (Taoism)

“All our knowledge begins with the senses, then proceeds to knowledge, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.” – Immanuel Kant (Reason)

“A tree is identified by its fruit. Make a tree good, and its fruit will be good. Make a tree bad, and its fruit will be bad.” – Jesus Christ (Christianity)

“When we see persons of worth, we should think of equaling them; when we see persons of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.” – Confucius (Confucianism)

“Ignorance of all things is an evil neither terrible nor excessive, nor yet the greatest of all; but great cleverness and much learning, if they be accompanied by a bad training, are a much greater misfortune.” – Plato (Greek philosophy)

“All that we are is the result of our thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him.” – Gautama Buddha (Buddhism)

“Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become honest by doing honest acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts.” – Aristotle (Metaphysics)