Wisdom Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Wisdom

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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 ~


I continue to believe, contrary to the given wisdom, that it's more interesting to have an album - or, indeed, an individual song - which has variety rather than homogeneity.
~By Peter Hammill ~


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


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


Whenever you argue with another wiser than yourself in order that others may admire your wisdom, they will discover your ignorance.
~By Saadi ~


A man of strength and wisdom, John Paul became an inspiration to generations of both Catholics and non-Catholics throughout the world by encouraging freedom, promoting peace and respecting all faiths.
~By Greg Walden ~


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


Experience - the wisdom that enables us to recognise in an undesirable old acquaintance the folly that we have already embraced.
~By Ambrose Bierce ~


Mistakes are the usual bridge between inexperience and wisdom.
~By Phyllis Theroux ~


There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart.
~By Charles Dickens ~


This fear of the Lord is indeed the beginning of wisdom. This consciousness of sin is the straight pathway to heaven.
~By Joseph Barber Lightfoot ~


The key to wisdom is this - constant and frequent questioning, for by doubting we are led to question and by questioning we arrive at the truth.
~By Peter Abelard ~


Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech.
~By Plutarch ~


Wisdom comes alone through suffering.
~By Aeschylus ~


The more I work with the body, keeping my assumptions in a temporary state of reservation, the more I appreciate and sympathize with a given disease. The body no longer appears as a sick or irrational demon, but as a process with its own inner logic and wisdom.
~By George MacDonald ~


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 ~


More helpful than all wisdom is one draught of simple human pity that will not forsake us.
~By George Eliot ~


The pine stays green in winter... wisdom in hardship.
~By Norman Douglas ~


The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages is preserved into perpetuity by a nation's proverbs, fables, folk sayings and quotations.
~By William Feather ~


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


Much of the wisdom of one age, is the folly of the next.
~By Charles Simmons ~


Even by common wisdom, there seem to be both people and objects in my dream that are outside myself, but clearly they were created in myself and are part of me, they are mental constructs in my own brain.
~By Ray Kurzweil ~


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 ~


But the Wisdom of God, which is His only-begotten Son, being in all respects incapable of change or alteration, and every good quality in Him being essential, and such as cannot be changed and converted, His glory is therefore declared to be pure and sincere.
~By Origen ~


I look forward to a great future for America - a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose.
~By John F. Kennedy ~


It may be assumed as an axiom that Providence has never gifted any political party with all of political wisdom or blinded it with all of political folly.
~By John George Nicolay ~


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 ~


People always blame the girl; she should have said no. A monosyllable, but conventional wisdom has always been that boys can't manage it.
~By Anna Quindlen ~


Wisdom, prudence, forethought, these are essential. But not second to these that noble courage which adventures the right, and leaves the consequences to God.
~By Robert Dale Owen ~


The truest wisdom is a resolute determination.
~By Napoleon Bonaparte ~


A great memory is never made synonymous with wisdom, any more than a dictionary would be called a treatise.
~By John Henry Newman ~


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 ~


The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.
~By Marcus Tullius Cicero ~


Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
~By Bertrand Russell ~


Wisdom I know is social. She seeks her fellows. But Beauty is jealous, and illy bears the presence of a rival.
~By Thomas Jefferson ~


Lord, give us the wisdom to utter words that are gentle and tender, for tomorrow we may have to eat them.
~By Mo Udall ~


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 ~


Pain makes man think. Thought makes man wise. Wisdom makes life endurable.
~By John Patrick ~


Raising children is an incredibly hard and risky business in which no cumulative wisdom is gained: each generation repeats the mistakes the previous one made.
~By Bill Cosby ~


We can be knowledgable with other men's knowledge but we cannot be wise with other men's wisdom.
~By Michel de Montaigne ~


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 ~


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 ~


Practical wisdom is only to be learned in the school of experience. Precepts and instruction are useful so far as they go, but, without the discipline of real life, they remain of the nature of theory only.
~By Samuel Smiles ~


Wisdom and understanding can only become the possession of individual men by travelling the old road of observation, attention, perseverance, and industry.
~By Samuel Smiles ~


This ceremony and the intellectual aura associated with the Nobel Prizes have grown from the wisdom of a practical chemist who wrote a remarkable will.
~By Stanford Moore ~


The seat of knowledge is in the head; of wisdom, in the heart. We are sure to judge wrong, if we do not feel right.
~By William Hazlitt ~


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 ~


So confident am I in the intentions, as well as wisdom, of the government, that I shall always be satisfied that what is not done, either cannot, or ought not to be done.
~By Thomas Jefferson ~


A loving heart is the truest wisdom.
~By Charles Dickens ~


Wisdom is a sacred communion.
~By Victor Hugo ~


Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom.
~By Merry Browne ~


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


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


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


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


It is wisdom in prosperity, when all is as thou wouldn't have it, to fear and suspect the worst.
~By Desiderius Erasmus ~


The philosophies of one age have become the absurdities of the next, and the foolishness of yesterday has become the wisdom of tomorrow.
~By William Osler ~


Great wisdom is generous; petty wisdom is contentious.
~By Zhuangzi ~


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


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 ~


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


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


To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
~By Bertrand Russell ~


He whose wisdom cannot help him, gets no good from being wise.
~By Quintus Ennius ~


Silence is true wisdom's best reply.
~By Euripides ~


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 ~


Has fortune dealt you some bad cards. Then let wisdom make you a good gamester.
~By Francis Quarles ~


Those who improve with age embrace the power of personal growth and personal achievement and begin to replace youth with wisdom, innocence with understanding, and lack of purpose with self-actualization.
~By Bo Bennett ~


Books are the ever burning lamps of accumulated wisdom.
~By George William Curtis ~


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


Excellence, then, is a state concerned with choice, lying in a mean, relative to us, this being determined by reason and in the way in which the man of practical wisdom would determine it.
~By Aristotle ~


Man's wisdom is his best friend; folly his worst enemy.
~By William Temple ~


True wisdom listens more, talks less and can get along with all types of people.
~By Kiana Tom ~


Where is the Life we have lost in living? Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?
~By T. S. Eliot ~


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 ~


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


Knowledge is proud that it knows so much; wisdom is humble that it knows no more.
~By William Cowper ~


The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily. This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and of wisdom.
~By Plato ~


However great an evil immorality may be, we must not forget that it is not without its beneficial consequences. It is only through extremes that men can arrive at the middle path of wisdom and virtue.
~By Wilhelm von Humboldt ~


The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.
~By James Allen ~


I've led a school whose faculty and students examine and discuss and debate every aspect of our law and legal system. And what I've learned most is that no one has a monopoly on truth or wisdom. I've learned that we make progress by listening to each other, across every apparent political or ideological divide.
~By Elena Kagan ~


Our wisdom comes from our experience, and our experience comes from our foolishness.
~By Sacha Guitry ~


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 ~


This age thinks better of a gilded fool Than of a threadbare saint in wisdom's school.
~By Thomas Dekker ~


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 ~


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


If you were to offer a thirsty man all wisdom, you would not please him more than if you gave him a drink.
~By Sophocles ~


Come, come, leave business to idlers, and wisdom to fools: they have need of 'em: wit be my faculty, and pleasure my occupation, and let father Time shake his glass.
~By William Congreve ~


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


Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.
~By David Starr Jordan ~


I always prayed that God would give me the wisdom and the vision to do the things on this earth that I was supposed to do to express His life and love and His will.
~By Billy Ray Cyrus ~


Man is wise and constantly in quest of more wisdom; but the ultimate wisdom, which deals with beginnings, remains locked in a seed. There it lies, the simplest fact of the universe and at the same time the one which calls forth faith rather than reason.
~By Hal Borland ~


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 ~


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


If they can prove that I am wrong by that time, I will give it up to their wisdom, but not after to any one's judgment, till I see the end of another year; for the Lord will begin with a new century; and I will see what he will do, before I will hearken to any man's judgment.
~By Joanna Southcott ~


In order to have wisdom we must have ignorance.
~By Theodore Dreiser ~


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 ~


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


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 ~

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