Wisdom Quotes

Sophocles - there is no happiness where there is no wisdom no...
Wisdom stands at the turn in the road and calls upon us publicly, but we consider it false and despise its adherents.
Kahlil Gibran

Behold, my son, with what little wisdom the world is ruled.
Count Axel Gustafson Oxenstierna
Practical wisdom is only to be learned in the school of experience. Precepts and instruction are useful so far as they go, but, without the discipline of real life, they remain of the nature of theory only.
Samuel Smiles
Supreme happiness will be the greatest cause of misery, and the perfection of wisdom the occassion of folly.
Leonardo DaVinci, The notebooks of Leonardo DaVinci by Macurdy
Sophocles, antigone - there is no happiness where there is no wisdom;...

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
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
It is characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
Henry David Thoreau
Under a ragged coat lies wisdom.
Romanian Prove
Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.
Thomas Jefferson
Wisdom denotes the pursuing of the best ends by the best means.
Francis Hutcheson
M scott peck - doubt is often the beginning of wisdom....
Wisdom outweighs any wealth.
Sophocles, Antigone
Make wisdom your provision for the journey from youth to old age, for it is a more certain support than all other possessions.
Bias
Data is not information, Information is not knowledge, Knowledge is not understanding, Understanding is not wisdom.
Cliff Stoll & Gary Schubert
Our government sprang from and was made for the people - - Not the people for the government. To them it owes an allegiance from them it must derive its courage, strength, and wisdom.
Andrew Johnson
Surely, to think your own the only wisdom, and yours the only word, the only will, betrays a shallow spirit, an empty heart.
Sophocles
It is impossible to make wisdom hereditary.
Author Unknown
Deep doubts, deep wisdom; small doubts, little wisdom.
Chinese Prove
Misfortunes leave wounds which bleed drop by drop even in sleep thus little by little they train man by force and dispose him to wisdom in spite of himself. Man must learn to think of himself as a limited and dependent being and only suffering teaches him this.
Simone Weil
That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in the next.
John Stuart Mill
To wisdom belongs the intellectual apprehension of things eternal; to knowledge, the rational apprehension of things temporal.
Saint Augustine
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
It is not white hair that engenders wisdom.
Menander, Unidentified fragment
Pessimism is only the name that men of weak nerve give to wisdom.
Mark Twain
Tis sometimes the height of wisdom to feign stupidity.
Cato the Elde
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
Wisdom too often never comes, and so one ought not to reject it merely because it comes late.
Felix Frankfurte
The study of history is the beginning of political wisdom.
Jean Bodin
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
Many a crown of wisdom is but the golden chamberpot of success, worn with pompous dignity.
Joey Adams
Force without wisdom falls of its own weight.
Horace, Odes
There is no wisdom without love.
N. Sri Ram
Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack.
Henry Mille
I offer you peace. I offer you love. I offer you friendship. I see your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings. My wisdom flows from the Highest Source. I salute that Source in you. Let us work together for unity and love.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Our happiness depends on wisdom all the way.
Sophocles
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
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
A prudent question is one - Half of wisdom.
Francis Bacon