Wisdom Quotes

Jonathan swift - some people take more care to hide their wisdom...
A country is considered the more civilized the more the wisdom and efficiency of its laws hinder a weak man from becoming too weak or a powerful one too powerful.
Primo Levi

Our experience is composed rathery of illusions that of wisdom acquired.
Joseph Roux
Force without wisdom falls of its own weight.
Horace, Odes
That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in the next.
John Stuart Mill
Benno c. schmidt, jr. - yale is a crucible in american life for the...

You can buy education, but wisdom is a gift from God.
Author Unknown
A short saying oft contains much wisdom.
Sophocles
Doubt is the vestibule through which all must pass before they can enter into the temple of wisdom.
Charles Caleb Colton
He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.
Aeschylus
Supreme happiness will be the greatest cause of misery, and the perfection of wisdom the occassion of folly.
Leonardo DaVinci, The notebooks of Leonardo DaVinci by Macurdy
The inscrutable wisdom through which we exist is not less worthy of veneration in respect to what it denies us than in respect to what it has granted.
Immanuel Kant, Critique of Practical Reason
Socrates - wisdom begins in wonder....
Wisdom consists not so much in knowing what to do in the ultimate as in knowing what to do next.
Herbert Clark Hoove
A prudent question is one - Half of wisdom.
Francis Bacon
Our wisdom comes usually from our experience, and our experience comes largely from our experience.
Author Unknown
Cleverness is like a lens with a very sharp focus. Wisdom is more like a wide - Angle lens.
Edward de Bono, Textbook of Wisdom
Wisdom stands at the turn in the road and calls upon us publicly, but we consider it false and despise its adherents.
Kahlil Gibran
The best mind might be the wisest mind if it were a mind alone that produces wisdom.
Author Unknown
It is astonishing with how little wisdom mankind can be governed, when that little wisdom is its own.
W. R. Inge
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.
G. K. Chesterton
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
Ignorance and bungling with love are better than wisdom and skill without.
Henry David Thoreau, Wednesday, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers
Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.
Thomas Jefferson
The wise through excess of wisdom is made a fool.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
He that breaks a thing to find out what it is has left the path of wisdom.
J. R. R. Tolkien, Spoken by Gandalf
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
Knowledge, without common sense, says Lee, is folly; without method, it is waste; without kindness, it is fanaticism; without religion, it is death. But with common sense, it is wisdom with method, it is power; with clarity, it is beneficence; with religion, it is virtue, and life, and peace.
Austin Farra
Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly, as you teach and admonish one another in all wisdom, and as you sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
Bible, Colossians 3: 16
The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotation.
Benjamin Disraeli
Our happiness depends on wisdom all the way.
Sophocles
The arts are the servant; wisdom its master.
Seneca
Keep me away from the wisdom that does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.
Kahlil Gibran
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.
Sir Francis Bacon
It is the ultimate wisdom of the mountains that a man is never more a man than when he is striving for what is beyond his grasp.
James Ramsey
Wisdom denotes the pursuing of the best ends by the best means.
Francis Hutcheson
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Reinhold Niebuh
Lord grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Saint Francis of Assisi
Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge Where is the knowledge we have lost in information.
T. S. Eliot
Make wisdom your provision for the journey from youth to old age, for it is a more certain support than all other possessions.
Bias