The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain

The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain
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The wise man does not expose himself needlessly to danger, since there are few things for which he cares sufficiently

The wise man does not expose himself needlessly to danger, since there are few things for which he cares sufficiently
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A spoon does not know the taste of soup, nor a learned fool the taste of wisdom

A spoon does not know the taste of soup, nor a learned fool the taste of wisdom
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We should aim rather at leveling down our desires than leveling up our means

We should aim rather at leveling down our desires than leveling up our means
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Wisdom is meaningless until your own experience has given it meaning and there is wisdom in the selection of wisdom

Wisdom is meaningless until your own experience has given it meaning and there is wisdom in the selection of wisdom
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Don't get burned twice by the same flame.

Don't get burned twice by the same flame.
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Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself.

Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself.
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And in knowing that you know nothing, that makes you the smartest of all.

And in knowing that you know nothing, that makes you the smartest of all.
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Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.

Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.
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Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.
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