Wisdom Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Wisdom

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It is good even for old men to learn wisdom.
~By Aeschylus ~


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


No man is the wiser for his learning; it may administer matter to work in, or objects to work upon; but wit and wisdom are born with a man.
~By John Selden ~


Dr. Johnson has said that the chief glory of a country arises from its authors. But then that is only as they are oracles of wisdom; unless they teach virtue, they are more worthy of a halter than of the laurel.
~By Jane Porter ~


But in its final creation it was not the part of the Father's power to fail as though exhausted. It was not the part of His wisdom to waver in a needful matter through poverty of counsel.
~By Giovanni Pico della Mirandola ~


As great as Ed is, the wisdom out here is that he can't carry a movie. They'll pay him $3 million to be the second banana in Julia Roberts things. But they won't put up $3 million for an Ed Harris movie.
~By George A. Romero ~


We have no words for speaking of wisdom to the stupid. He who understands the wise is wise already.
~By Georg C. Lichtenberg ~


To profit from good advice requires more wisdom than to give it.
~By Wilson Mizner ~


There was endless action - not just football, but sailboats, tennis and other things: movement. There was endless talk - the ambassador at the head of the table laying out the prevailing wisdom, but everyone else weighing in with their opinions and taking part.
~By Charles Spalding ~


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


Wisdom is nothing but a preparation of the soul, a capacity, a secret art of thinking, feeling and breathing thoughts of unity at every moment of life.
~By Herman Hesse ~


Animals, in their generation, are wiser than the sons of men; but their wisdom is confined to a few particulars, and lies in a very narrow compass.
~By Joseph Addison ~


This, and this alone, is Christianity, a universal holiness in every part of life, a heavenly wisdom in all our actions, not conforming to the spirit and temper of the world but turning all worldly enjoyments into means of piety and devotion to God.
~By William Law ~


We have heeded no wisdom offering guidance.
~By Dora Russell ~


The clouds may drop down titles and estates, and wealth may seek us, but wisdom must be sought.
~By Edward Young ~


Mainstream media tend to just mouth the conventional wisdom, to see everything through the filter of right and left.
~By Arianna Huffington ~


Wisdom is that apprehension of heavenly things to which the spirit rises through love.
~By Honore de Balzac ~


Books are but waste paper unless we spend in action the wisdom we get from thought - asleep. When we are weary of the living, we may repair to the dead, who have nothing of peevishness, pride, or design in their conversation.
~By William Butler Yeats ~


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


All human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope.
~By Alexandre Dumas ~


The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living, which are to be desired when dying.
~By Norman Douglas ~


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


Knowledge shrinks as wisdom grows.
~By Alfred North Whitehead ~


In the frank expression of conflicting opinions lies the greatest promise of wisdom in governmental action.
~By Louis D. Brandeis ~


Back of every mistaken venture and defeat is the laughter of wisdom, if you listen.
~By Carl Sandburg ~


The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
~By Isaac Asimov ~


He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.
~By Aeschylus ~


I'm not a money manager, but I can tell you what the conventional wisdom is. The younger you are, the more risk you can take on.
~By Maria Bartiromo ~


I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior.
~By Hippolyte Taine ~


It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.
~By Mohandas Gandhi ~


To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future.
~By Plutarch ~


If God had sufficient wisdom and power to construct such a beautiful world as this, then we must admit that his wisdom and power are immeasurably greater than that of man, and hence he is qualified to reign as king.
~By Orson Pratt ~


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 ~


Now that I am sixty, I see why the idea of elder wisdom has passed from currency.
~By John Updike ~


In youth and beauty, wisdom is but rare!
~By Homer ~


They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
~By Confucius ~


Central banks don't have divine wisdom. They try to do the best analysis they can and must be prepared to stand or fall by the quality of that analysis.
~By Mary Kay Ash ~


Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.
~By Francis Bacon ~


The seven wise men of Greece, so famous for their wisdom all the world over, acquired all that fame, each of them, by a single sentence consisting of two or three words.
~By Robert South ~


It is almost everywhere the case that soon after it is begotten the greater part of human wisdom is laid to rest in repositories.
~By Georg C. Lichtenberg ~


I'll come to you with gifts of knowledge, wisdom and truth.
~By Barry White ~


As I visited the various neighborhoods in the campaign, I learned fast that it's a mistake to think that all of the wisdom and possible solutions to our problems are available only in this building.
~By Jane Byrne ~


Theology in general seems to me a substitution of human ingenuity for divine wisdom.
~By Julia Ward Howe ~


Spending two years on my uncle's ranch in Montana as a young man gave me the wisdom and the thrust to do westerns.
~By Robert Duvall ~


Any successful nominee should possess both the temperament to interpret the law and the wisdom to do so fairly. The next Supreme Court Justice should have a record of protecting individual rights and a strong willingness to put aside any political agenda.
~By Bennie Thompson ~


Learning sleeps and snores in libraries, but wisdom is everywhere, wide awake, on tiptoe.
~By Josh Billings ~


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


It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
~By Oliver Wendell Holmes ~


War involves in its progress such a train of unforeseen circumstances that no human wisdom can calculate the end; it has but one thing certain, and that is to increase taxes.
~By Thomas Paine ~


Doubt the conventional wisdom unless you can verify it with reason and experiment.
~By Steve Albini ~


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


Turn your wounds into wisdom.
~By Oprah Winfrey ~


Wisdom and penetration are the fruit of experience, not the lessons of retirement and leisure. Great necessities call out great virtues.
~By Abigail Adams ~


Your aim will be knowledge and wisdom, not the reflected glamour of fame.
~By Abbott L. Lowell ~


Remembering is painful, it's difficult, but it can be inspiring and it can give wisdom.
~By Paul Greengrass ~


There is a wisdom in this beyond the rules of physic: a man's own observation what he finds good of and what he finds hurt of is the best physic to preserve health.
~By Francis Bacon ~


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


Vanity can easily overtake wisdom. It usually overtakes common sense.
~By Julian Casablancas ~


As an instrument for practical action, law is responsive to the wisdom of its time, which may be wrong, but it carries forward, sometimes in opposition to this wisdom or passion, a memory of received values.
~By Edward Levi ~


Wisdom and goodness are twin-born, one heart must hold both sisters, never seen apart.
~By William Dean Howells ~


To suppose more than one supreme Source of infinite wisdom, power, and all perfections, is to assert that there is no supreme Being in existence.
~By Adam Clarke ~


My aim, then, was to whip the rebels, to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us. Fear is the beginning of wisdom.
~By William Tecumseh Sherman ~


For all my education, accomplishments, and so called 'wisdom'... I can't fathom my own heart.
~By Michael Caine ~


A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.
~By Robert Frost ~


We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom.
~By Stephen Vincent Benet ~


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


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 ~


Wisdom lies neither in fixity nor in change, but in the dialectic between the two.
~By Octavio Paz ~


Wisdom and deep intelligence require an honest appreciation of mystery.
~By Thomas Moore ~


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 ~


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 ~


Wisdom oft times consists of knowing what to do next.
~By Herbert Hoover ~


It is not from reason that justice springs, but goodness is born of wisdom.
~By Maurice Maeterlinck ~


Children also have artistic ability, and there is wisdom in there having it! The more helpless they are, the more instructive are the examples they furnish us; and they must be preserved free of corruption from an early age.
~By Paul Klee ~


Wisdom stands at the turn in the road and calls upon us publicly, but we consider it false and despise its adherents.
~By Khalil Gibran ~


And I pray thee, loving Jesus, that as Thou hast graciously given me to drink in with delight the words of Thy knowledge, so Thou wouldst mercifully grant me to attain one day to Thee, the fountain of all wisdom and to appear forever before Thy face.
~By Venerable Bede ~


Wisdom denotes the pursuing of the best ends by the best means.
~By Francis Hutcheson ~


The first point of wisdom is to discern that which is false; the second, to know that which is true.
~By Lactantius ~


The study of history is the beginning of political wisdom.
~By Jean Bodin ~


Who knows for what we live, and struggle, and die? Wise men write many books, in words too hard to understand. But this, the purpose of our lives, the end of all our struggle, is beyond all human wisdom.
~By Alan Paton ~


Sciences may be learned by rote, but wisdom not.
~By Laurence Sterne ~


Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.
~By Tom Wilson ~


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


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


And it is no less true, that personal security and private property rest entirely upon the wisdom, the stability, and the integrity of the courts of justice.
~By Joseph Story ~


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 ~


The figure a poem makes. It begins in delight and ends in wisdom... in a clarification of life - not necessarily a great clarification, such as sects and cults are founded on, but in a momentary stay against confusion.
~By Robert Frost ~


The best way to obtain truth and wisdom is not to ask from books, but to go to God in prayer, and obtain divine teaching.
~By Joseph Smith, Jr. ~


The world has achieved brilliance without wisdom, power without conscience. Our is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants.
~By Omar N. Bradley ~


I acknowledge the privilege of being alive in a human body at this moment, endowed with senses, memories, emotions, thoughts, and the space of mind in its wisdom aspect.
~By Alex Grey ~


Novels are the Socratic dialogues of our time. Practical wisdom fled from school wisdom into this liberal form.
~By Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel ~


Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
~By Lao Tzu ~


Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk.
~By Doug Larson ~


Education makes us more stupid than the brutes. A thousand voices call to us on every hand, but our ears are stopped with wisdom.
~By Jean Giraudoux ~


Wisdom allows nothing to be good that will not be so forever; no man to be happy but he that needs no other happiness than what he has within himself; no man to be great or powerful that is not master of himself.
~By Lucius Annaeus Seneca ~


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


Wisdom is always an overmatch for strength.
~By Phil Jackson ~


The current wisdom now is that if the three networks are covering the news the same way the difference is the anchor people. I think that won't be true in the future.
~By Roone Arledge ~


God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
~By Reinhold Niebuhr ~


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 ~

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