Wisdom Quotes

Jonathan swift - some people take more care to hide their wisdom...
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

Pain makes man think. Thought makes man wise. Wisdom makes life endurable.
John Patrick
Where duty is plain, delay is both foolish and hazardous where it is not, delay may provide both wisdom and safety.
Tryon Edwards
A man is wise with the wisdom of his time only, and ignorant with its ignorance. Observe how the greatest minds yield in some degree to the superstitions of their age.
Henry David Thoreau
Hal borland - the ultimate wisdom which deals with beginnings,...

The only infallible criterion of wisdom to vulgar minds - - Success.
Edmund Burke
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
Greek Prove
Doubt is the vestibule through which all must pass before they can enter into the temple of wisdom.
Charles Caleb Colton
I mean to live my life an obedient man, but obedient to God, subservient to the wisdom of my ancestors never to the authority of political truths arrived at yesterday at the voting booth.
William Frank Buckley, Jr.
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 is harder to DO than it is to know.
Yula Moses
Akhenaton - true wisdom is less presuming than folly. the...
Our happiness depends on wisdom all the way.
Sophocles
You can buy education, but wisdom is a gift from God.
Author Unknown
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
It is the province of knowledge to speak, It is the privledge of wisdom to listen.
Christine Lane
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 end of wisdom is to dream high enough to lose the dream in the seeking of it.
William Faulkne
People far prefer happiness to wisdom, but that is like wanting to be immortal without getting older.
Sydney Harris
Of all possessions wisdom alone is immortal.
Isocrates
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
The wise through excess of wisdom is made a fool.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The experience to be gathered from books, Though often valuable, is but of the nature of learning Whereas the experience gained from actual life, Is of the nature of wisdom And a small store of the latter Is worth vastly more than a stock of the former.
Samuel Smiles
Not by age but by capacity is wisdom acquired.
Titus Maccius Plautus, Trinummus
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
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
It is astonishing with how little wisdom mankind can be governed, when that little wisdom is its own.
W. R. Inge
Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
Epicurus
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
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
What is all wisdom save a collection of platitudes? But the man who orders his life according to their teachings cannot go far wrong.
Norman Douglas
Ignorance of certain subjects is a great part of wisdom.
Hugo De Groot
Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.
Sophocles
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
A grain of gold will gild a great surface, but not so much as a grain of wisdom. - From Live Without Principle.
Henry David Thoreau
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 motto of chivalry is also the motto of wisdom; to serve all, but love only one.
Honore De Balzac
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
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