Wisdom Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Wisdom

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They are few in the midst of an overwhelming mass of brute force, and their submission is wisdom; but for a nation like England to submit to be robbed by any invader who chooses to visit her shores seemed to me to be nonsense.
~By George Combe ~


Strength and wisdom are not opposing values.
~By William J. Clinton ~


Silence and reserve will give anyone a reputation for wisdom.
~By Myrtle Reed ~


Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end.
~By Leonard Nimoy ~


I actually think with age comes some level of wisdom.
~By Nina Totenberg ~


One of the most beautiful passages of Rousseau is that in the sixth book of Confessions, where he describes the awakening in him of the literary sense. Of such wisdom, the poetic passion, the desire of beauty, the love of art for its own sake, has most.
~By Walter Pater ~


Second, this epic tale allows the audience to actually listen to the Native Americans and receive their wisdom. Spielberg conveys the respect for Native Americans that is normally lacking in Western films.
~By Beau Bridges ~


Humility is the only true wisdom by which we prepare our minds for all the possible changes of life.
~By George Arliss ~


All human wisdom works and has worries and grief as reward.
~By Johann G. Hamann ~


I've always shied away from conventional wisdom, though I know the power of it.
~By Peter Jennings ~


Now all the knowledge and wisdom that is in creatures, whether angels or men, is nothing else but a participation of that one eternal, immutable and increased wisdom of God.
~By Ralph Cudworth ~


We do not sit as a superlegislature to weigh the wisdom of legislation.
~By William O. Douglas ~


Wisdom is learning what to overlook.
~By William James ~


In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.
~By Ansel Adams ~


A man may learn wisdom even from a foe.
~By Aristophanes ~


And, if we have any evidence that the wisdom which formed the plan is in the man, we have the very same evidence, that the power which executed it is in him also.
~By Thomas Reid ~


The only medicine for suffering, crime, and all other woes of mankind, is wisdom. Teach a man to read and write, and you have put into his hands the great keys of the wisdom box. But it is quite another thing to open the box.
~By Thomas Huxley ~


There's a beauty to wisdom and experience that cannot be faked. It's impossible to be mature without having lived.
~By Amy Grant ~


Wisdom is not acquired save as the result of investigation.
~By Sara Teasdale ~


It's very hard to know what wisdom is.
~By James Hillman ~


They see me as being this Super Mom on TV who also can more than handle a difficult husband, and they assume I'm going to be just full of wisdom as a mother and wife myself.
~By Patricia Richardson ~


The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotation.
~By Isaac D'Israeli ~


We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


But the law of God came from heaven indeed. God wrote it with his finger, it is the fountain of all wisdom, and therefore shall it continue for ever, and never have an end.
~By John Jewel ~


In life, all good things come hard, but wisdom is the hardest to come by.
~By Lucille Ball ~


Turn your wounds into wisdom.
~By Oprah Winfrey ~


Some wisdom you must learn from one who's wise.
~By Euripides ~


Though sages may pour out their wisdom's treasure, there is no sterner moralist than pleasure.
~By Lord Byron ~


Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers. In the perfect stranger we perceive man himself; the image of a God is not disguised by resemblances to an uncle or doubts of wisdom of a mustache.
~By Gilbert K. Chesterton ~


And when the world is created, it is created in such a way that those eternal objects of God's loving wisdom become actualities - interacting with one another, relating to God in the finite realm.
~By Rowan D. Williams ~


Wisdom is keeping a sense of fallibility of all our views and opinions.
~By Gerald Brenan ~


Every nation whose affairs betray a want of wisdom and stability may calculate on every loss which can be sustained from the more systematic policy of its wiser neighbors.
~By James Madison ~


True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubteth not; he knoweth all things but his own ignorance.
~By Akhenaton ~


Authority without wisdom is like a heavy ax without an edge, fitter to bruise than polish.
~By Anne Bradstreet ~


Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.
~By Theodore Isaac Rubin ~


Although it has been said by men of more wit than wisdom, and perhaps more malice than either, that women are naturally incapable of acting prudently, or that they are necessarily determined to folly, I must by no means grant it.
~By Mary Astell ~


If you have the guts to keep making mistakes, your wisdom and intelligence leap forward with huge momentum.
~By Holly Near ~


To keep your secret is wisdom; to expect others to keep it is folly.
~By William Samuel Johnson ~


Experiences are savings which a miser puts aside. Wisdom is an inheritance which a wastrel cannot exhaust.
~By Karl Kraus ~


At sixty, I know little more about wisdom than I did at thirty, but I know a great deal more about folly.
~By Mason Cooley ~


The left has come to regard common sense - the traditional wisdom and folkways of the community - as an obstacle to progress and enlightenment.
~By Christopher Lasch ~


Contemplation and wisdom are highest achievements and man is not totally at home with them.
~By Gabriel Marcel ~


After the knowledge of, and obedience to, the will of God, the next aim must be to know something of His attributes of wisdom, power, and goodness as evidenced by His handiwork.
~By James Prescott Joule ~


We learned in World War II that no single nation holds a monopoly on wisdom, morality or right to power, but that we must fight for the weak and promote democracy.
~By Joe Baca ~


Mixing one's wines may be a mistake, but old and new wisdom mix admirably.
~By Bertolt Brecht ~


Start with God - the first step in learning is bowing down to God; only fools thumb their noses at such wisdom and learning.
~By King Solomon ~


Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn. They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But, man, there's no boundary line to art.
~By Charlie Parker ~


Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.
~By Khalil Gibran ~


Unhappy is that Grandeur which makes us too great to be good; and that Wit which sets us at a distance from true Wisdom.
~By Mary Astell ~


To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.
~By Buddha ~


Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
~By Epicurus ~


Wisdom alone is true ambition's aim, wisdom is the source of virtue and of fame; obtained with labour, for mankind employed, and then, when most you share it, best enjoyed.
~By Alfred North Whitehead ~


Men who know themselves are no longer fools. They stand on the threshold of the door of Wisdom.
~By Henry Ellis ~


I will give you a definition of a proud man: he is a man who has neither vanity nor wisdom one filled with hatreds cannot be vain, neither can he be wise.
~By John Keats ~


It is essential to employ, trust, and reward those whose perspective, ability, and judgment are radically different from yours. It is also rare, for it requires uncommon humility, tolerance, and wisdom.
~By Dee Hock ~


The plan was criticized by some retired military officers embedded in TV studios. But with every advance by our coalition forces, the wisdom of that plan becomes more apparent.
~By Dick Cheney ~


Much wisdom often goes with fewest words.
~By Sophocles ~


What is all wisdom save a collection of platitudes?
~By Norman Douglas ~


Memory is the mother of all wisdom.
~By Aeschylus ~


Lord, bless me with the ability to achieve all that I can, and the wisdom to realize it doesn't all have to be by tomorrow!
~By William Eardley IV ~


What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?
~By Jean-Jacques Rousseau ~


The sum of wisdom is that time is never lost that is devoted to work.
~By Ralph Waldo Emerson ~


I'm very accepting with my age. It's like notches on your belt: experience, wisdom, and a different kind of beauty.
~By Zoe Saldana ~


This is perhaps the most profound meaning of the book of Job, the best example of wisdom.
~By Paul Ricoeur ~


I keep my friends as misers do their treasure, because, of all the things granted us by wisdom, none is greater or better than friendship.
~By Pietro Aretino ~


Old myths, old gods, old heroes have never died. They are only sleeping at the bottom of our mind, waiting for our call. We have need for them. They represent the wisdom of our race.
~By Stanley Kunitz ~


Imagination allows us to escape the predictable. It enables us to reply to the common wisdom that we cannot soar by saying, "Just watch!"
~By Bill Bradley ~


Our experience is composed rather of illusions that of wisdom acquired.
~By Joseph Roux ~


The enemy of the conventional wisdom is not ideas but the march of events.
~By John Kenneth Galbraith ~


Wisdom too often never comes, and so one ought not to reject it merely because it comes late.
~By Felix Frankfurter ~


Wisdom sails with wind and time.
~By John Florio ~


God the Father, the supreme Architect, had already built this cosmic home we behold, the most sacred temple of His godhead, by the laws of His mysterious wisdom.
~By Giovanni Pico della Mirandola ~


Before we acquire great power we must acquire wisdom to use it well.
~By Ralph Waldo Emerson ~


Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences.
~By Norman Cousins ~


The thing that we possess, that machines don't, is the ability to exhibit wisdom.
~By Herbie Hancock ~


Wisdom not only gets, but once got, retains.
~By Francis Quarles ~


Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. People have the right to expect that these wants will be provided for by this wisdom.
~By Jimmy Carter ~


Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their wisdom.
~By Elizabeth Gaskell ~


They whom truth and wisdom lead, can gather honey from a weed.
~By William Cowper ~


Gray hairs are signs of wisdom if you hold your tongue, speak and they are but hairs, as in the young.
~By Rabindranath Tagore ~


Enraging liberals is simply one of the more enjoyable side effects of my wisdom.
~By Rush Limbaugh ~


Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.
~By Sophocles ~


I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be.
~By Thomas Jefferson ~


Some of the best lessons we ever learn are learned from past mistakes. The error of the past is the wisdom and success of the future.
~By Dale Turner ~


Wisdom alone is true ambition's aim, wisdom the source of virtue, and of fame, obtained with labour, for mankind employed, and then, when most you share it, best enjoyed.
~By William Whitehead ~


Wisdom begins at the end.
~By Daniel Webster ~


We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success. We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
~By Samuel Smiles ~


A monarchy conducted with infinite wisdom and infinite benevolence is the most perfect of all possible governments.
~By Ezra Stiles ~


Great wisdom is generous; petty wisdom is contentious. Great speech is impassioned, small speech cantankerous.
~By Zhuang Zi ~


Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone.
~By Horace ~


The experience gathered from books, though often valuable, is but the nature of learning; whereas the experience gained from actual life is one of the nature of wisdom.
~By Samuel Smiles ~


Through mutual understanding, sincerity and goodwill, and with great wisdom and broad views, the leaders on both sides should jointly initiate new opportunities for peace, stability, cooperation and mutual benefit.
~By Chen Shui-bian ~


Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.
~By Buddha ~


The extreme limit of wisdom, that's what the public calls madness.
~By Jean Cocteau ~


You can practice to attain knowledge, but you can't practice to attain wisdom.
~By Herbie Hancock ~


Doubt is the vestibule through which all must pass before they can enter into the temple of wisdom.
~By Charles Caleb Colton ~


Because in the school of the Spirit man learns wisdom through humility, knowledge by forgetting, how to speak by silence, how to live by dying.
~By Johannes Tauler ~


I am a poor student sitting at the feet of giants, yearning for their wisdom and begging for lessons that might one day make me a complete artist, so that if all goes well, I may one day sit beside them.
~By Rod Taylor ~


The art of storytelling is reaching its end because the epic side of truth, wisdom, is dying out.
~By Walter Benjamin ~


The truest greatness lies in being kind, the truest wisdom in a happy mind.
~By Ella Wheeler Wilcox ~

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