Wisdom Quotes

Henry david thoreau - a grain of gold will gild a great surface, but...
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

Strength and wisdom are not opposing values.
Bill Clinton, 2004 democratic convention speech
The most excellent and divine counsel, the best and most profitable advertisement of all others, but the least practised, is to study and learn how to know ourselves. This is the foundation of wisdom and the highway to whatever is good.... God, Nature, the wise, the world, preach man, exhort him both by word and deed to the study of himself.
Pierre Charron
Tis sometimes the height of wisdom to feign stupidity.
Cato the Elde
Benjamin franklin - the doors of wisdom are never shut....

Wisdom is not a product of schooling, but of the life - Long attempt to acquire it.
Albert Einstein
The extreme limit of wisdom - - That is what the public calls madness.
Jean Cocteau
Most things break, including hearts. The lessons of life amount not to wisdom, but to scar tissue and callus.
Walter Stegne
All is but lip - wisdom which wants experience.
Sir Philip Sidney
Wisdom is better than wit, and in the long run will certainly have the laugh on her side.
Jane Austen, from a letter to her niece, November 18, 1814
Patience is the companion of wisdom.
Saint Augustine
Andrew johnson - our government sprang from and was made for the...
The only infallible criterion of wisdom to vulgar minds - - Success.
Edmund Burke
I sit beside my lonely fire and pray for wisdom yet for calmness to remember or courage to forget.
Charles Hamilton Aide
Wisdom denotes the pursuing of the best ends by the best means.
Francis Hutcheson
There is no great concurrence between learning and wisdom.
Sir Francis Bacon
There is no happiness where there is no wisdom No wisdom but in submission to the gods. Big words are always punished, And proud men in old age learn to be wise.
Sophocles
One reason the human race has such a low opinion of itself is that it gets so much of its wisdom from writers.
Wilfrid Sheed
The motto of chivalry is also the motto of wisdom; to serve all, but love only one.
Honore De Balzac
Many a crown of wisdom is but the golden chamberpot of success, worn with pompous dignity.
Joey Adams
Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone.
Horace
I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
Thomas Carlyle
Where duty is plain, delay is both foolish and hazardous where it is not, delay may provide both wisdom and safety.
Tryon Edwards
True wisdom is seeing what is beneficial to your eternal life, and managing your life according to that. You do this when you not only know these things and grasp them with your understanding, but also will and do them.
Emanuel Swedenborg, From the book "Apocalypse Explained" #338
To wisdom belongs the intellectual apprehension of things eternal; to knowledge, the rational apprehension of things temporal.
Saint Augustine
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, On Leveling All Things
Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child.
Ron Wild
Behold, my son, with what little wisdom the world is ruled.
Count Axel Gustafson Oxenstierna
Most of our censure of others is only oblique praise of self, uttered to show the wisdom and superiority of the speaker. It has all the insidiousness of self - Praise, and all the ill - Desert of falsehood.
Tyron Edwards
The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the ordinary.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.
Thomas Jefferson
Wisdom is know what to do next virtue is doing it.
David Starr Jordan
Science at best is not wisdom it is knowledge. Wisdom is knowledge tempered with judgment.
Lord Ritchie - Calde
The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations.
Benjamin Disraeli
It is characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
Henry David Thoreau
Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.
Buddha
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
There is no happiness where there is no wisdom; No wisdom but in submission to the gods. Big words are always punished, And proud men in old age learn to be wise.
Sophocles, Antigone