A Little Quiz on Wisdom

Who said which?  Match the answers below with these five quotations:

  1. Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
  2. The beginning of wisdom is awe of the One.
  3. I have always been regretting that I was not as wise as the day I was born.
  4. Who is wise?  The one who learns from every person.
  5. It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.

a) Henry David Thoreau, author of Walden
b) Shalom Shabat, my grandfather, of blessed memory
c) the Book of Psalms
d) the Talmud
e) one of the above (which one?), quoted a second time in this quiz

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4 Responses to A Little Quiz on Wisdom

  1. JohnL says:

    Based on the style of each quotation and a little knowledge (a dangerous thing and not included in the list):
    1-e (none of the above, spell checked into one of the above)
    2-c
    3-b
    4-d
    5-a
    And don’t forget my favorite: Early to bed and early to rise, and your girl goes out with other guys.

  2. Michael says:

    #1 is a trick question. Ben Franklin said it , but he was quoting (or paraphrasing) from an earlier source, right? Either the Talmud or the Psalms; I’m going with the Talmud.

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