Wisdom Quotes

Socrates - the only true wisdom is in knowing you know...
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

The sum of all human wisdom is contained in these two words: Wait and Hope.
Alexander Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
Who knows why we live, and struggle, and die... Wise men write many books, in words too hard to understand. But this, the purpose of our lives, the end of all our struggle, is beyond all human wisdom.
Alan Stewart Paton
There is no wisdom without love.
N. Sri Ram
Unknown, the bhagavad gita - for the uncontrolled there is no wisdom. for the...

Six essential qualities that are the key to success Sincerity, personal integrity, humility, courtesy, wisdom, charity.
Dr. William Claire Menninge
The arts are the servant wisdom its master.
Seneca
The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotation.
Benjamin Disraeli
A man is getting along on the road to wisdom when he begins to realize that his opinion is just an opinion.
Author Unknown
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
Nature never says one thing, Wisdom another.
Juvenal
Leonardo davinci, the notebooks of leonardo davinci by macurdy - supreme happiness will be the greatest cause of...
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
Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living the other helps you make a life.
Sandra Carey
Solitude is the best nurse of wisdom.
Laurence Sterne
Animals, in their generation, are wiser than the sons of men but their wisdom is confined to a few particulars, and lies in a very narrow compass.
Joseph Addison
Ignorance of certain subjects is a great part of wisdom.
Hugo De Groot
Perhaps we are wiser, less foolish and more far - Seeing than we were two hundred years ago. But we are still imperfect in all these things, and since the turn of the century it has been remarked that neither wisdom nor virtue have increased as rapidly as the need for both.
Joseph Wood Krutch
More than any time in history mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to utter hopelessness and despair, the other to total extinction. Let us hope we have the wisdom to choose correctly.
Woody Allen
Mingle some brief folly with your wisdom.
Horace
Where duty is plain, delay is both foolish and hazardous; where it is not, delay may provide both wisdom and safety.
Tryon Edwards
It is the province of knowledge to speak and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
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
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
It is astonishing with how little wisdom mankind can be governed, when that little wisdom is its own.
W. R. Inge
In the frank expression of conflicting opinions lies the greatest promise of wisdom in governmental action.
Louis D. Brandeis
I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
Thomas Carlyle
Where fear is present, wisdom cannot be.
Lactantius
Most things break, including hearts. The lessons of life amount not to wisdom, but to scar tissue and callus.
Walter Stegne
They must often change who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
Confucius, Analects
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
Common sense in an uncommon degree and is what the world calls wisdom.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Wisdom sets bounds even to knowledge.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Above all, we must abolish hope in the heart of man. A calm despair, without angry convulsions, without reproaches to Heaven, is the essence of wisdom.
Alfred Victor Vigny
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
Apothegms are portable wisdom, the quintessential extracts of thought and feelings.
R. W. Alge
Not by age but by capacity is wisdom acquired.
Titus Maccius Plautus, Trinummus
To think ill of mankind, and not to wish ill to them, is perhaps the highest wisdom and virtue.
William Hazlitt
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