Wisdom Quotes

Count oxenstierna - dost thou not know, my son, with how little...
Tis sometimes the height of wisdom to feign stupidity.
Cato the Elde

The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.
H. L. Mencken
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
If wisdom were on sale in the open market, the stupid would not even ask the price.
Author Unknown
Ralph waldo emerson - the wise through excess of wisdom is made a fool....

Wisdom consists not so much in knowing what to do in the ultimate as in knowing what to do next.
Herbert Clark Hoove
I was very strange back then. I could see I had problems. I would sit in a closet a lot of the time and not come out, or I would sit up on top of my desk, or under my desk, or do weird things like get my wisdom teeth out and bleed all over the hallways.
Tim Burton, Burton On Burton
True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind the fool is obstinate, and doubteth not he knoweth all things but his own ignorance.
Akhenaton
An nescis mi fili, quantilla prudentia regitur orbis? Dost thou not know, my son, with what little wisdom the world is governed?
Count Oxenstierna, letter to his son, 1648
God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, courage to change the things which should be changed, and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other.
Reinhold Niebuhr, in a sermon in 1943
The doors of wisdom are never shut.
Benjamin Franklin
Leonardo davinci, the notebooks of leonardo davinci by macurdy - supreme happiness will be the greatest cause of...
A man may learn wisdom even from a foe.
Aristophanes
Memory is not wisdom; idiots can by rote repeat volumes. Yet what is wisdom without memory?
Martin Tuppe
Wisdom is know what to do next virtue is doing it.
David Starr Jordan
Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is a nobler art of leaving things undoneThe wisdom of life consists in the elimination of nonessentials.
Lin Yutang
Through me you pass into the city of woeThrough me you pass into eternal painThrough me among the people lost for aye. Justice the founder of my fabric movedTo rear me was the task of power divine, Supremest wisdom, and primeval love. Before me things create were none, save thingsEternal, and eternal I shall endure. All hope abandon, ye who enter here.
Dante Alighieri
Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. Men have right that these wants should be provided for, including the want of a sufficient restraint upon their passions.
Edmund Burke
One reason the human race has such a low opinion of itself is that it gets so much of its wisdom from writers.
Wilfrid Sheed
From the persistence of noise comes the insistence of rage. From the emergence of tone comes the divergence of thought. From the enlightenment of music comes the wisdom of... silence.
Visions of Gregorian Chants
Our humanity is trapped by moral adolescents. We have too many men of science, too few men of God. The world has achieved brilliance without wisdom and power without conscience.
General Omar Bradley
Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?
T. S. Eliot, The Rock
There is this difference between happiness and wisdom, that he that thinks himself the happiest man, really is so; but he who thinks himself the wisest, is generally the greatest fool.
C. C. Colton
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
Never hire or promote in your own image. It is foolish to replicate your strength and idiotic to replicate your weakness. It is essential to employ, trust, and reward those whose perspective, ability, and judgment are radically different from yours. It is also rare, for it requires uncommon humility, tolerance, and wisdom.
Dee W. Hock, Fast Company
Make wisdom your provision for the journey from youth to old age, for it is a more certain support than all other possessions.
Bias
Science at best is not wisdom it is knowledge. Wisdom is knowledge tempered with judgment.
Lord Ritchie - Calde
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
To flee vice is the beginning of virtue, and to have got rid of folly is the beginning of wisdom.
Horace, Epistles
There is no great concurrence between learning and wisdom.
Sir Francis Bacon
Yale is a crucible in American life for the accommodation of intellectual achievement, of wisdom, of refinement, with the democratic ideals of openness, of social justice and of equal opportunity.
Benno C. Schmidt, Jr.
A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.
Robert Frost
It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom.
Aristotle
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
Wisdom is supreme therefore make a full effort to get wisdom. Esteem her and she will exalt your embrace her and she will honor you.
Proverbs 47 - 8
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
Between the amateur and the professional... there is a difference not only in degree but in kind. The skillful man is, within the function of his skill, a different psychological organization... A tennis player or a watchmaker or an airplane pilot is an automatism but he is also criticism and wisdom.
Bernard De Voto
If thou desire to purchase honor with thy wealth, consider first how that wealth became thine; if thy labor got it, let thy wisdom keep it; if oppression found it, let repentance restore it; if thy parent left it, let thy virtues deserve it; so shall thy honor be safer, better and cheaper.
Francis Quarles
Doubt is often the beginning of wisdom.
M Scott Peck