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


There's never a new fashion but it's old.

Geoffrey Chaucer

Americans are overreachers overreaching is the most admirable of the many American excesses.

George Will

It is very difficult to be wholly joyous or wholly sad on this earth. The comic, when it is human, soon takes upon itself a face of pain and some of our griefs . . . have their source in weaknesses which must be recognized with smiling compassion as the common inheritance of us all.

Miguel de Cervantes

As pity moved into that hole inside her, she discovered how distant pity was from hate, how very far it was from love.

Robert Cormier, We All Fall Down

A man in love is incomplete until he is married. Then he is finished.

Zsa Zsa Gabor

If someone had told me I would be Pope one day, I would have studied harder.

Pope John Paul I »

By keenly confronting the enigmas that surround us, and by considering and analysing the observations that I have made, I ended up in the domain of mathematics, Although I am absolutely without training in the exact sciences, I often seem to have more in common with mathematicians than with my fellow artists.

M. C. Escher »

Live out of your imagination, not your history.

Stephen Covey »