My dear,

I find it funny that people think that new knowledge on new subjects is the path to wisdom.

Wisdom lies less in the discovery of a new truth than it does in the loss of a previously held illusion. Wisdom lies more in finding out how wrong you were than in how stupid you were.

Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding a truth.

If you seek wisdom, seek the destruction of the illusions you hold as true more than you seek new truths.

Falsely yours,
Karl Ludwig Börne