Wisdom Quotes

Greek prove - gray hair is a sign of age, not wisdom....
Yale is a crucible in American life for the accommodation of intellectual achievement, of wisdom, of refinement, with the democratic ideals of openness, of social justice and of equal opportunity.
Benno C. Schmidt, Jr.

Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.
Sophocles
Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living the other helps you make a life.
Sandra Carey
Surely, to think your own the only wisdom, and yours the only word, the only will, betrays a shallow spirit, an empty heart.
Sophocles
Lin yutang, o magazine, october 2002 - besides the noble art of getting things done,...

Not by age but by capacity is wisdom acquired.
Titus Maccius Plautus, Trinummus
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
The sum of all human wisdom is contained in these two words: Wait and Hope.
Alexander Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
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
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
Wisdom too often never comes, and so one ought not to reject it merely because it comes late.
Felix Frankfurte
Tryon edwards - where duty is plain, delay is both foolish and...
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
Life is the only real counselor wisdom unfiltered through personal experience does not become a part of the moral tissue.
Edith Newbold Jones Wharton
The doors of wisdom are never shut.
Benjamin Franklin
Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom.
Merry Browne
Science at best is not wisdom it is knowledge. Wisdom is knowledge tempered with judgment.
Lord Ritchie - Calde
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
Socrates
One of the greatest pieces of economic wisdom is to know what you do not know.
John Kenneth Galbraith
The inscrutable wisdom through which we exist is not less worthy of veneration in respect to what it denies us than in respect to what it has granted.
Immanuel Kant, Critique of Practical Reason
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 requires wisdom to understand wisdom the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.
Walter Lippmann
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
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
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
Greek Prove
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".
Some people take more care to hide their wisdom than their folly.
Jonathan Swift
The study of history is the beginning of political wisdom.
Jean Bodin
To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.
Marilyn vos Savant
For the uncontrolled there is no wisdom. For the uncontrolled there is no concentration, and for him without concentration, there is no peace. And for the unpeaceful how can there ever be happiness?
Unknown, The Bhagavad Gita
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
I have learned throughout my life as a composer chiefly through my mistakes and pursuits of false assumptions, not my exposure to founts of wisdom and knowledge.
Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky
Science is one thing, wisdom is another. Science is an edged tool, with which men play like children, and cut their own fingers.
Sir Arthur Eddington, Attributed in Robert L. Weber "More Random Walks in Science", 1982
Ignorance and bungling with love are better than wisdom and skill without.
Henry David Thoreau, Wednesday, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers
Once I had the strength but no wisdom now I have the wisdom but no strength.
Persian Prove
The wise through excess of wisdom is made a fool.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Of all possessions wisdom alone is immortal.
Isocrates
It is the province of knowledge to speak and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Experiences are savings which a miser puts aside. Wisdom is an inheritance which a wastrel cannot exhaust.
Karl Kraus