Wisdom Quotes

Elbert hubbard - to know when to be generous and when to be firm -...
A man never reaches that dizzy height of wisdom that he can no longer be led by the nose.
Mark Twain

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.
Plutarch
The study of history is the beginning of political wisdom.
Jean Bodin
There is no happiness where there is no wisdom No wisdom but in submission to the gods. Big words are always punished, And proud men in old age learn to be wise.
Sophocles
Ralph waldo emerson - i am sure of this, that by going much alone a man...

For the uncontrolled there is no wisdom. For the uncontrolled there is no concentration, and for him without concentration, there is no peace. And for the unpeaceful how can there ever be happiness?
Unknown, The Bhagavad Gita
Accuse not nature, she hath done her partDo thou but thine, and be not diffidentOf wisdom, she deserts thee not, if thouDismiss not her, when most thou needest her nigh, By attributing overmuch to thingsLess excellent, as thou thyself perceivest.
John Milton
To profit from good advice requires more wisdom than to give it.
Churton Collins
In youth men are apt to write more wisely than they really know or feel and the remainder of life may be not idly spent in realizing and convincing themselves of the wisdom which they uttered long ago.
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Some people take more care to hide their wisdom than their folly.
Jonathan Swift
It is astonishing what force, purity, and wisdom it requires for a human being to keep clear of falsehoods.
Margaret Fulle
Chinese prove - deep doubts, deep wisdom; small doubts, little...
Man lowers his head and lunges into civilization, forgetting the days of his infancy when he sought truth in a snowflake or a stick. Man forgets the wisdom of the child.
Jack Kerouac
Gray hair is a sign of age, not wisdom.
Greek Prove
I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom, and that of all about me seemed insufficient for the day.
Abraham Lincoln
Common sense in an uncommon degree and is what the world calls wisdom.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in the next.
John Stuart Mill
Under a ragged coat lies wisdom.
Romanian Prove
Mingle some brief folly with your wisdom.
Horace
Apothegms are portable wisdom, the quintessential extracts of thought and feelings.
R. W. Alge
That which the dream shows is the shadow of such wisdom as exists in man, even if during his waking state he may know nothing about it... We do not know it because we are fooling away our time with outward and perishing things, and are asleep in regard to that which is real within ourself.
Philipus Aureolus Paracelsus
There is a wisdom of the head, and... a wisdom of the heart.
Charles Dickens
How terrible it is to have wisdom when it does not benefit those who have it.
Sophocles, Tiresias. Oedipus the King 315
Our government sprang from and was made for the people - - Not the people for the government. To them it owes an allegiance from them it must derive its courage, strength, and wisdom.
Andrew Johnson
The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.
H. L. Mencken
Wisdom is ofttimes nearer when we stoop Than when we soar.
William Wordsworth
Morality is temporary, wisdom is permanent.
Hunter S. Thompson, Kingdom of Fea
Wisdom sets bounds even to knowledge.
Friedrich Nietzsche
They must often change who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
Confucius, Analects
Wisdom is know what to do next virtue is doing it.
David Starr Jordan
Data is not information, Information is not knowledge, Knowledge is not understanding, Understanding is not wisdom.
Cliff Stoll & Gary Schubert
Tis sometimes the height of wisdom to feign stupidity.
Cato the Elde
To think ill of mankind, and not to wish ill to them, is perhaps the highest wisdom and virtue.
William Hazlitt
Though a good motive cannot sanction a bad action, a bad motive will always vitiate a good action. In common and trivial matters we may act without motives, but in momentous ones the most careful deliberation is wisdom.
W. M. L. Jay
A loving heart is the truest wisdom.
Charles Dickens
Doubt is the vestibule through which all must pass before they can enter into the temple of wisdom.
Charles Caleb Colton
Behold, my son, with what little wisdom the world is ruled.
Count Axel Gustafson Oxenstierna
Nine - Tenths of wisdom consists in being wise in time.
Theodore Roosevelt
A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.
Robert Frost