Wisdom Quotes

Francis bacon - a prudent question is one - half of wisdom....
The arts are the servant wisdom its master.
Seneca

Our humanity is trapped by moral adolescents. We have too many men of science, too few men of God. The world has achieved brilliance without wisdom and power without conscience.
General Omar Bradley
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
Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is a nobler art of leaving things undone? The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of nonessentials.
Lin Yutang, O Magazine, October 2002
Edward de bono, textbook of wisdom - cleverness is like a lens with a very sharp...

Six essential qualities that are the key to success Sincerity, personal integrity, humility, courtesy, wisdom, charity.
Dr. William Claire Menninge
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
Science at best is not wisdom it is knowledge. Wisdom is knowledge tempered with judgment.
Lord Ritchie - Calde
A man never reaches that dizzy height of wisdom that he can no longer be led by the nose.
Mark Twain
He is happiest who hath power to gather wisdom from a flower.
Mary Howitt
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
Sir philip sidney - all is but lip - wisdom which wants experience....
Mingle some brief folly with your wisdom.
Horace
The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while.
Albert Einstein
Doubt is the vestibule through which all must pass before they can enter into the temple of wisdom.
Charles Caleb Colton
Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.
David Starr Jordan, The Philosophy of Despai
Books give not wisdome where none was before, But where some is, there reading makes it more.
Sir John Harington
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
Great wisdom is generous; petty wisdom is contentious. Great speech is impassioned, small speech cantankerous.
Chuang - Tzu, On Leveling All Things
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
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
A man is getting along on the road to wisdom when he begins to realize that his opinion is just an opinion.
Author Unknown
I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
Thomas Carlyle
Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech.
Plutarch
Behold, my son, with what little wisdom the world is ruled.
Count Axel Gustafson Oxenstierna
As the kindled fire consumes the fuel, so in the flame of wisdom the embers of action are burnt to ashes.
Bhagavad Gita
The more I work with the body, keeping my assumptions in a temporary state of reservation, the more I appreciate and sympathize with a given disease. The body no longer appears as a sick or irrational demon, but as a process with its own inner logic and wisdom.
Dr. Thomas Arnold Mindell
We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom.
Stephen Vincent Benet, Litany for Dictatorships, 1935
Our happiness depends on wisdom all the way.
Sophocles
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
Morality is temporary, wisdom is permanent.
Hunter S. Thompson, Kingdom of Fea
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
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
Just as a cautious businessman avoids investing all his capital in one concern, so wisdom would probably admonish us also not to anticipate all our happiness from one quarter alone.
Sigmund Freud
A prudent question is one half of wisdom.
Sir Francis Bacon
Our wisdom comes usually from our experience, and our experience comes largely from our experience.
Author Unknown
Our experience is composed rathery of illusions that of wisdom acquired.
Joseph Roux
Experiences are savings which a miser puts aside. Wisdom is an inheritance which a wastrel cannot exhaust.
Karl Kraus
Most things break, including hearts. The lessons of life amount not to wisdom, but to scar tissue and callus.
Walter Stegne