Quotes by Edward de Bono, Textbook of Wisdom

Cleverness is like a lens with a very sharp focus. Wisdom is more like a wide-angle lens.

Edward de Bono, Textbook of Wisdom

Other Great Authors

Good nonsense is good sense in disguise.

Josh Billings

One who sees inaction in action, and action in inaction, is intelligent among men.

Bhagavad Gita

The past is the only dead thing that smells sweet.

Edward Thomas

Nothing can resist the human will that will stake even its existence on its stated purpose.

Benjamin Disraeli

We will either find a way, or make one


The world is full of fools and he who would not wish to see one, must not only shut himself up alone, but must also break his looking-glass.

Nicolas Boileau »

A divine falsehood is more powerful than any human truth.

Michael Bakunin, God and State »

We must become the change we want to see.

Mahatma Gandhi »