Wisdom Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Wisdom

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


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 ~


The Divine of the Lord in heaven is love, for the reason that love is receptive of all things of heaven, such as peace, intelligence, wisdom and happiness.
~By Emanuel Swedenborg ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool. Writers, alas, have to be fools in public, while the rest of the human race can cover its tracks.
~By Erica Jong ~


There is a trade off - as you grow older you gain wisdom but you lose spontaneity.
~By Kenny Rogers ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


Wisdom is a kind of knowledge. It is knowledge of the nature, career, and consequences of human values.
~By Sidney Hook ~


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


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


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 ~


Rightly defined philosophy is simply the love of wisdom.
~By Marcus Tullius Cicero ~


Science is always discovering odd scraps of magical wisdom and making a tremendous fuss about its cleverness.
~By Aleister Crowley ~


Who in their infinite wisdom decreed that Little League uniforms be white? Certainly not a mother.
~By Erma Bombeck ~


Age does not bring you wisdom, age brings you wrinkles.
~By Estelle Getty ~


As far as feeling freedom in my career now versus five years ago... I think if I feel any more free it's simply because of the experiences that I've had, and the wisdom I've accumulated from that time.
~By Mary Chapin Carpenter ~


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


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


Ignorance and bungling with love are better than wisdom and skill without.
~By Henry David Thoreau ~


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


I do interviews because it's a chance to be myself. I sometimes wonder what I could have to say that would be of any interest. I don't have any great wisdom.
~By Parker Stevenson ~


Conventional wisdom holds that setting a timetable for getting American troops out of Iraq would be a mistake.
~By Nick Clooney ~


In science, as in art, and, as I believe, in every other sphere of human activity, there may be wisdom in a multitude of counsellors, but it is only in one or two of them.
~By Thomas Huxley ~


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 ~


Always keep your mind as bright and clear as the vast sky, the great ocean, and the highest peak, empty of all thoughts. Always keep your body filled with light and heat. Fill yourself with the power of wisdom and enlightenment.
~By Morihei Ueshiba ~


The war... was an unnecessary condition of affairs, and might have been avoided if forebearance and wisdom had been practiced on both sides.
~By Robert E. Lee ~


Our happiness depends on wisdom all the way.
~By Sophocles ~


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


The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
~By Socrates ~


Losing faith in your own singularity is the start of wisdom, I suppose; also the first announcement of death.
~By Peter Conrad ~


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 ~


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


Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom.
~By Charles Spurgeon ~


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


The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.
~By Khalil Gibran ~


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


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 ~


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


We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.
~By Marcel Proust ~


For the subtlest folly proceeds from the subtlest wisdom.
~By John Webster ~


I covered my face because they had taken my wisdom teeth out.
~By Josh Brolin ~


Follow the wisdom of the great actor, James Cagney, you hit your mark, you look the other guy in the eye, and you tell the truth.
~By Larry Merchant ~


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 ~


Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom, not a guide by which to live.
~By Robert Kennedy ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


The wisdom of the wise is an uncommon degree of common sense.
~By Dean Inge ~


It is astonishing what force, purity, and wisdom it requires for a human being to keep clear of falsehoods.
~By Margaret Fuller ~


Wisdom is the quality that keeps you from getting into situations where you need it.
~By Doug Larson ~


Does wisdom perhaps appear on the earth as a raven which is inspired by the smell of carrion?
~By Friedrich Nietzsche ~


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


Pain is the doorway to wisdom and to truth.
~By Keith Miller ~


There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so; but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool.
~By Francis Bacon ~


Knowledge which is divorced from justice, may be called cunning rather than wisdom.
~By Marcus Tullius Cicero ~


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


There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union. The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom, for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives.
~By Cyril Connolly ~


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 ~


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


The key to wisdom is knowing all the right questions.
~By John A. Simone, Sr. ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


The doors of wisdom are never shut.
~By Benjamin Franklin ~


A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew.
~By Herb Caen ~


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 ~


Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
~By Lin Yutang ~


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


But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint.
~By Edmund Burke ~


We are to seek wisdom and understanding only in the length of days.
~By Robert Hall ~


Patience is the companion of wisdom.
~By Saint Augustine ~


Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.
~By Oprah Winfrey ~


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


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


They would need to be already wise, in order to love wisdom.
~By Friedrich Schiller ~


Most of our pocket wisdom is conceived for the use of mediocre people, to discourage them from ambitious attempts, and generally console them in their mediocrity.
~By Robert Louis Stevenson ~


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 ~


Knowledge without justice ought to be called cunning rather than wisdom.
~By Plato ~


Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom.
~By Euripides ~


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


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 ~


The motto of chivalry is also the motto of wisdom; to serve all, but love only one.
~By Honore de Balzac ~


Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification.
~By Martin Henry Fischer ~


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


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


Wisdom has never made a bigot, but learning has.
~By Josh Billings ~


Wisdom begins at the end.
~By Daniel Webster ~


He read his mind. He's a strange sort of man, isn't he? It's not just the advice and the wisdom that he has.
~By Omar Sharif ~


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


He dares to be a fool, and that is the first step in the direction of wisdom.
~By James Huneker ~


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 ~

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