Wisdom Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Wisdom

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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 ~


Not by age but by capacity is wisdom acquired.
~By Titus Maccius Plautus ~


Courage is always the surest wisdom.
~By Wilfred Grenfell ~


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


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 ~


If suffering brings wisdom, I would wish to be less wise.
~By William Butler Yeats ~


Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.
~By Samuel Taylor Coleridge ~


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


If I am fool, it is, at least, a doubting one; and I envy no one the certainty of his self-approved wisdom.
~By George Byron ~


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


What is the price of experience? Do men buy it for a song? Or wisdom for a dance in the street? No, it is bought with the price of all the man hath, his house, his wife, his children.
~By William Blake ~


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 ~


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 ~


However, I must not indulge in homespun wisdom here before so distinguished an assembly, especially as I am to be followed by a representative of science.
~By Knut Hamsun ~


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


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 ~


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


I prefer the folly of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.
~By Anatole France ~


Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.
~By Samuel Johnson ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.
~By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ~


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 ~


I chose Sony Classics, not just because of their practical experience, not just because of their wisdom in marketing, but mainly because of their integrity.
~By Arthur Cohn ~


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 ~


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 ~


The wisdom acquired with the passage of time is a useless gift unless you share it.
~By Esther Williams ~


Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack. We give it orders which make no sense.
~By Henry Miller ~


Where fear is present, wisdom cannot be.
~By Lactantius ~


Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. It may not be difficult to store up in the mind a vast quantity of face within a comparatively short time, but the ability to form judgments requires the severe discipline of hard work and the tempering heat of experience and maturity.
~By Calvin Coolidge ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
~By Ludwig van Beethoven ~


True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.
~By Socrates ~


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


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


It is not white hair that engenders wisdom.
~By Menander ~


Your law may be perfect, your knowledge of human affairs may be such as to enable you to apply it with wisdom and skill, and yet without individual acquaintance with men, their haunts and habits, the pursuit of the profession becomes difficult, slow, and expensive.
~By William Dunbar ~


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


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 ~


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


The result showed the wisdom of your orders.
~By John Bigelow ~


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


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 ~


Wisdom comes alone through suffering.
~By Aeschylus ~


Kisses are a better fate than wisdom.
~By e. e. cummings ~


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


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


A proverb is the wisdom of many and the wit of one.
~By Lord John Russell ~


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


In the vain laughter of folly wisdom hears half its applause.
~By George Eliot ~


The most important lesson of New Labour is this: Every time we made progress we did it by challenging the conventional wisdom.
~By Ed Miliband ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


Lessons of wisdom have the most power over us when they capture the heart through the groundwork of a story, which engages the passions.
~By Laurence Sterne ~


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


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 ~


Let us be about setting high standards for life, love, creativity, and wisdom. If our expectations in these areas are low, we are not likely to experience wellness. Setting high standards makes every day and every decade worth looking forward to.
~By Greg Anderson ~


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


Knowledge is going to make you stronger. Knowledge is going to let you control your life. Knowledge is going to give you the wisdom to teach their children. Knowledge is the thing that makes you smile in the face of disaster.
~By Avery Brooks ~


Peace is a fragile thing. It takes courage to secure it. It takes wisdom to maintain it.
~By Jenny Shipley ~


The Founding Fathers in their wisdom decided that children were an unnatural strain on parents. So they provided jails called schools, equipped with tortures called an education.
~By John Updike ~


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


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 ~


That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in another.
~By Adlai E. Stevenson ~


There are three methods to gaining wisdom. The first is reflection, which is the highest. The second is limitation, which is the easiest. The third is experience, which is the bitterest.
~By Confucius ~


Economists often like startling theorems, results which seem to run counter to conventional wisdom.
~By Joseph E. Stiglitz ~


Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.
~By Confucius ~


God in His wisdom has decided that He will reward no works but His own.
~By Johannes Tauler ~


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 ~


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


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


Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself.
~By Khalil Gibran ~


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 ~


Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.
~By Elbert Hubbard ~


Cleverness is not wisdom.
~By Euripides ~


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


The hours of folly are measured by the clock; but of wisdom, no clock can measure.
~By William Blake ~


Wisdom has its root in goodness, not goodness its root in wisdom.
~By Ralph Waldo Emerson ~


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


Irony is the gaiety of reflection and the joy of wisdom.
~By Anatole France ~


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 ~


Conventional wisdom notwithstanding, there is no reason either in football or in poetry why the two should not meet in a man's life if he has the weight and cares about the words.
~By Archibald MacLeish ~


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


I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
~By Thomas Carlyle ~


Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom; and a great empire and little minds go ill together.
~By Edmund Burke ~


Writing is no dying art form in America because most published writers here accept the wisdom and the necessity of encouraging the talent that follows in their footsteps.
~By Elizabeth George ~


Wisdom begins at the end.
~By Daniel Webster ~


Many people have their reputations as reporters and analysts because they are on television, batting around conventional wisdom. A lot of these people have never reported a story.
~By Bob Woodward ~


Wisdom outweighs any wealth.
~By Sophocles ~


Wisdom is oftentimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar.
~By William Wordsworth ~


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

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October 26 ,2021
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