Wisdom Quotes

Socrates - the only true wisdom is in knowing you know...
A prudent question is one half of wisdom.
Sir Francis Bacon

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
Our wisdom comes from our experience, and our experience comes from our foolishness.
Sacha Guitry
To think ill of mankind, and not to wish ill to them, is perhaps the highest wisdom and virtue.
William Hazlitt
Charles hamilton aide - i sit beside my lonely fire and pray for wisdom...

There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so; but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool.
Sir Francis Bacon
Once I had the strength but no wisdom now I have the wisdom but no strength.
Persian Prove
Morality is temporary, wisdom is permanent.
Hunter S. Thompson, Kingdom of Fea
I believe that all wisdom consists in caring immensely for a few right things, and not caring a straw about the rest.
John Buchan
Common sense in an uncommon degree and is what the world calls wisdom.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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
Greek prove - gray hair is a sign of age, not wisdom....
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 short saying oft contains much wisdom.
Sophocles
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
Great wisdom is generous; petty wisdom is contentious. Great speech is impassioned, small speech cantankerous.
Chuang - Tzu, On Leveling All Things
Nature never says one thing, Wisdom another.
Juvenal
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
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
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
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
Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack.
Henry Mille
Memory is not wisdom; idiots can by rote repeat volumes. Yet what is wisdom without memory?
Martin Tuppe
Wisdom is not a product of schooling, but of the life - Long attempt to acquire it.
Albert Einstein
Science at best is not wisdom it is knowledge. Wisdom is knowledge tempered with judgment.
Lord Ritchie - Calde
Life is the only real counselor wisdom unfiltered through personal experience does not become a part of the moral tissue.
Edith Newbold Jones Wharton
Wisdom is harder to DO than it is to know.
Yula Moses
Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Surely, to think your own the only wisdom, and yours the only word, the only will, betrays a shallow spirit, an empty heart.
Sophocles
Where duty is plain, delay is both foolish and hazardous where it is not, delay may provide both wisdom and safety.
Tryon Edwards
A great memory is never made synonymous with wisdom, any more than a dictionary would be called a treatise.
John Henry Cardinal Newman
Through me you pass into the city of woeThrough me you pass into eternal painThrough me among the people lost for aye. Justice the founder of my fabric movedTo rear me was the task of power divine, Supremest wisdom, and primeval love. Before me things create were none, save thingsEternal, and eternal I shall endure. All hope abandon, ye who enter here.
Dante Alighieri
Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.
Theodore Rubin
Patience is the companion of wisdom.
Saint Augustine
As the kindled fire consumes the fuel, so in the flame of wisdom the embers of action are burnt to ashes.
Bhagavad Gita
Like an ability or a muscle, hearing your inner wisdom is strengthened by doing it.
Robbie Gass
Doubt is often the beginning of wisdom.
M Scott Peck
Dost thou not know, my son, with how little wisdom the world is governed?
Count Oxenstierna
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