Wisdom Quotes

Sophocles - a short saying oft contains much wisdom....
Pessimism is only the name that men of weak nerve give to wisdom.
Mark Twain

It is the province of knowledge to speak and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.
Theodore Rubin
Nine - Tenths of wisdom consists in being wise in time.
Theodore Roosevelt
Greek prove - gray hair is a sign of age, not wisdom....

A great memory is never made synonymous with wisdom, any more than a dictionary would be called a treatise.
John Henry Cardinal Newman
Solitude is the best nurse of wisdom.
Laurence Sterne
I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled poets to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean.
Socrates, In "Apology, " sct. 21, by Plato.
It is the province of knowledge to speak And it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Some men look at constitutions with sanctimonious reverence... too sacred to be touched. They ascribe to the men of the preceding age a wisdom more than human, and suppose what they did to be beyond amendment.
Thomas Jefferson
Surely, God on high has not refused to give us enough wisdom to find ways to bring us an improvement... in relations between the two great nations on earth.
Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev
Sigmund freud - just as a cautious businessman avoids investing...
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.
Samuel Smiles
Wisdom is harder to DO than it is to know.
Yula Moses
Our happiness depends on wisdom all the way.
Sophocles
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
Whosover loveth wisdom is righteous, but he that keepeth company with fowl is weird.
Woody Allen, "Without Feathers".
Ignorance and bungling with love are better than wisdom and skill without.
Henry David Thoreau, Wednesday, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers
They must often change who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
Confucius, Analects
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
Knowledge is a process of piling up facts wisdom lies in their simplification.
Martin H. Fische
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
Baltasar Gracian
Above all, we must abolish hope in the heart of man. A calm despair, without angry convulsions, without reproaches to Heaven, is the essence of wisdom.
Alfred Victor Vigny
A proverb is the wisdom of many and the wit of one.
John Russell
I have learned throughout my life as a composer chiefly through my mistakes and pursuits of false assumptions, not by my exposure to founts of wisdom and knowledge.
Igor Stravinsky
A man may learn wisdom even from a foe.
Aristophanes
Once I had the strength but no wisdom now I have the wisdom but no strength.
Persian Prove
The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting; by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth.
Pierre Abelard
Not by age but by capacity is wisdom acquired.
Titus Maccius Plautus, Trinummus
More than any time in history mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness, the other to total extinction. Let us pray that we have the wisdom to choose correctly.
Woody Allen
Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech.
Plutarch
Wisdom is the principal thing, therefore get wisdom; and with all thy getting, get understanding.
Bible, Proverbs, 4: 7
Dedication and responsibility, Far beyond the laws governed by man, Releases the power within you, To attain all the wisdom of the universe.
Christine Lane
I have learned throughout my life as a composer chiefly through my mistakes and pursuits of false assumptions, not my exposure to founts of wisdom and knowledge.
Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky
Patience is the companion of wisdom.
Saint Augustine
He is a fool that cannot conceal his wisdom.
Benjamin Franklin
Apothegms are portable wisdom, the quintessential extracts of thought and feelings.
R. W. Alge
My past is my wisdom to use today... my future is my wisdom yet to experience. Be in the present because that is where life resides.
Gene Oliver, Life and the Artistry of Change
Great wisdom is generous petty wisdom is contentious. Great speech is impassioned, small speech cantankerous.
Chuang - Tzu