• An nescis, mi fili, quantilla prudentia mundus regatur?
    • Don't you know, my son, with how little wisdom the world is governed
    • This was supposedly written by the Swedish historical councellor Axel Oxienstierna in a letter to his son Johan in 1648.
  • Old men delight in giving good advice as a consolation for the fact that they can no longer provide bad examples.
  • The hours of folly are measur'd by the clock, but of wisdom no clock can measure.
    • William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (1790), Proverbs of Hell.
  • A short saying oft contains much wisdom.

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