Wisdom Quotes

Laurence sterne - solitude is the best nurse of wisdom....
Doubt is the vestibule through which all must pass before they can enter into the temple of wisdom.
Charles Caleb Colton

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
Wisdom is ofttimes nearer when we stoop Than when we soar.
William Wordsworth
A man is getting along on the road to wisdom when he begins to realize that his opinion is just an opinion.
Author Unknown
William faulkne - the end of wisdom is to dream high enough to lose...

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
Ignorance and bungling with love are better than wisdom and skill without.
Henry David Thoreau, Wednesday, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers
Under a ragged coat lies wisdom.
Romanian Prove
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, In "Apology, " sct. 21, by Plato.
Books give not wisdome where none was before, But where some is, there reading makes it more.
Sir John Harington
These days people seek knowledge, not wisdom. Knowledge is of the past, wisdom is of the future.
Vernon Coope
Confucius - by three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by...
What is all wisdom save a collection of platitudes? But the man who orders his life according to their teachings cannot go far wrong.
Norman Douglas
I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom, and that of all about me seemed insufficient for the day.
Abraham Lincoln
Apothegms are portable wisdom, the quintessential extracts of thought and feelings.
R. W. Alge
Cleverness is like a lens with a very sharp focus. Wisdom is more like a wide - Angle lens.
Edward de Bono, Textbook of Wisdom
Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life - In firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do as well as to talk; and to make our words and actions all of a color.
Seneca
Until divinity decides to reveal the future to human kind, the sum of all human wisdom is contained in these two words: Wait and Hope.
Alexandre Dumas, Translation from "The Count of Monte Cristo".
You can buy education, but wisdom is a gift from God.
Author Unknown
Force without wisdom falls of its own weight.
Horace, Odes
It is the first step of wisdom to recognize that the major advances in civilization are processes which all but wreck the society in which they occur.
George Whitehead
Pessimism is only the name that men of weak nerve give to wisdom.
Mark Twain
Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack.
Henry Mille
To acquire knowledge, one must study but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.
Marilyn vos Savant
Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone.
Horace
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
I was very strange back then. I could see I had problems. I would sit in a closet a lot of the time and not come out, or I would sit up on top of my desk, or under my desk, or do weird things like get my wisdom teeth out and bleed all over the hallways.
Tim Burton, Burton On Burton
How terrible it is to have wisdom when it does not benefit those who have it.
Sophocles, Tiresias. Oedipus the King 315
Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Our wisdom comes usually from our experience, and our experience comes largely from our experience.
Author Unknown
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
To profit from good advice requires more wisdom than to give it.
Churton Collins
A proverb is the wisdom of many and the wit of one.
John Russell
Silence is as full of potential wisdom and wit as the unhewn marble of a great sculpture.
Aldous Huxley
Wisdom is not a product of schooling, but of the life - Long attempt to acquire it.
Albert Einstein
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.
Jimi Hendrix
It is astonishing with how little wisdom mankind can be governed, when that little wisdom is its own.
W. R. Inge
Once I had the strength but no wisdom now I have the wisdom but no strength.
Persian Prove
It is the province of knowledge to speak and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
Oliver Wendell Holmes