Wisdom Quotes

Sir john denham - books should to one of these fours ends conduce,...
He that breaks a thing to find out what it is has left the path of wisdom.
J. R. R. Tolkien, Spoken by Gandalf

The arts are the servant; wisdom its master.
Seneca
A man may learn wisdom even from a foe.
Aristophanes
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
Alfred lord tennyson - knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers....

Morality is temporary, wisdom is permanent.
Hunter S. Thompson, Kingdom of Fea
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.
Jimi Hendrix
By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.
Confucius
Innocence dwells with Wisdom, but never with Ignorance.
William Blake
In seeking wisdom thou are wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it thou are a fool.
Rabbi Ben - Azai
There is an alchemy in sorrow. It can be transmuted into wisdom, which, if it does not bring joy, can yet bring happiness.
Pearl Buck
Baltasar gracian - without courage, wisdom bears no fruit....
To acquire knowledge, one must study but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.
Marilyn vos Savant
It is the province of knowledge to speak And it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
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
Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
Bertrand Russell, Unpopular Essays (1950), "Outline of Intellectual Rubbish".
Deep doubts, deep wisdom; small doubts, little wisdom.
Chinese Prove
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
We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it - And stop there lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove - Lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove - Lid again - And that is well but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore.
Mark Twain
Science is one thing, wisdom is another. Science is an edged tool, with which men play like children, and cut their own fingers.
Sir Arthur Eddington, Attributed in Robert L. Weber "More Random Walks in Science", 1982
Nine - Tenths of wisdom consists in being wise in time.
Theodore Roosevelt
It is not the rich man you should properly call happy, but him who knows how to use with wisdom the blessings of the gods, to endure hard poverty, and who fears dishonor worse than death, and is not afraid to die for cherished friends or fatherland.
Horace, Odes
Solitude is the best nurse of wisdom.
Laurence Sterne
One of the greatest pieces of economic wisdom is to know what you do not know.
John Kenneth Galbraith
Patience is the companion of wisdom.
Saint Augustine
As the kindled fire consumes the fuel, so in the flame of wisdom the embers of action are burnt to ashes.
Bhagavad Gita
Wisdom begins in wonder.
Socrates
They must often change who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
Confucius, Analects
A man is getting along on the road to wisdom when he begins to realize that his opinion is just an opinion.
Author Unknown
It is the province of knowledge to speak, It is the privledge of wisdom to listen.
Christine Lane
The doors of wisdom are never shut.
Benjamin Franklin
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
Whosover loveth wisdom is righteous, but he that keepeth company with fowl is weird.
Woody Allen, "Without Feathers".
Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.
Thomas Jefferson
Wisdom oft lurks beneath a tattered coat.
Caecilius Statius
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.
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
It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom.
Aristotle
Wisdom outweighs any wealth.
Sophocles, Antigone