Wisdom Quotes

James abram garfield - all free governments are managed by the combined...
Under a ragged coat lies wisdom.
Romanian Prove

To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.
Marilyn vos Savant
The beginning of wisdom is calling things by their right names.
Chinese Prove
A man never reaches that dizzy height of wisdom that he can no longer be led by the nose.
Mark Twain
Bernard de voto - between the amateur and the professional... there...

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
The arts are the servant; wisdom its master.
Seneca
Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom.
Merry Browne
Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.
David Starr Jordan, The Philosophy of Despai
It is the first step of wisdom to recognize that the major advances in civilization are processes which all but wreck the society in which they occur.
George Whitehead
To flee vice is the beginning of virtue, and to have got rid of folly is the beginning of wisdom.
Horace, Epistles
Herbert clark hoove - wisdom consists not so much in knowing what to do...
No man is wiser for his learning, wit and wisdom are born with a man.
John Selden
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
Wisdom is ofttimes nearer when we stoop Than when we soar.
William Wordsworth
It is impossible to make wisdom hereditary.
Author Unknown
The only infallible criterion of wisdom to vulgar minds - - Success.
Edmund Burke
The best mind might be the wisest mind if it were a mind alone that produces wisdom.
Author Unknown
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
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
A man is getting along on the road to wisdom when he begins to realize that his opinion is just an opinion.
Author Unknown
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 doors of wisdom are never shut.
Benjamin Franklin
It does not take sharp eyes to see the sun and the moon, nor does it take sharp ears to hear the thunderclap. Wisdom is not obvious. You must see the subtle and notice the hidden to be victorious.
Sun Tzu, The Art of Wa
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.
Common sense in an uncommon degree and is what the world calls wisdom.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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
Innocence dwells with Wisdom, but never with Ignorance.
William Blake
Some of the best lessons we ever learn are learned from past mistakes. The error of the past is the wisdom and success of the future.
Dr. Dale E. Turne
Wisdom begins in wonder.
Socrates
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
It is astonishing what force, purity, and wisdom it requires for a human being to keep clear of falsehoods.
Margaret Fulle
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
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 on a hot stove lid again - - And that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore.
Mark Twain
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
The aim of science is not to open the door to infinite wisdom, but to set a limit to infinite error.
Bertolt Brecht, The life of Galileo
Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner.
Omar Bradley
Great wisdom is generous petty wisdom is contentious. Great speech is impassioned, small speech cantankerous.
Chuang - Tzu
A prudent question is one - Half of wisdom.
Francis Bacon