He dares to be a fool and

He dares to be a fool, and that is the first step in the direction of wisdom.  ~James Gibbons Huneker

The child offered the mothers breast will

The child, offered the mother’s breast,
Will not in the beginning grab it;
But soon it clings to it with zest.
And thus at wisdom’s copious breasts
You’ll drink each day with greater zest.
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It is easier to find a score

It is easier to find a score of men wise enough to discover the truth than to find one intrepid enough, in the face of opposition, to stand up for it.  ~A.A. Hodge

If wisdom and diamonds grew on the

If wisdom and diamonds grew on the same tree we could soon tell how much men loved wisdom. ~Lemuel K. Washburn, Is The Bible Worth Reading And Other Essays, 1911

The saddest aspect of life right now

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.  ~Isaac Asimov, Isaac Asimov’s Book of Science and Nature Quotations, 1988