Wisdom Quotes

Bible, proverbs, 4: 7 - wisdom is the principal thing, therefore get...
If thou desire to purchase honor with thy wealth, consider first how that wealth became thine; if thy labor got it, let thy wisdom keep it; if oppression found it, let repentance restore it; if thy parent left it, let thy virtues deserve it; so shall thy honor be safer, better and cheaper.
Francis Quarles

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
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.
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
Louis d. brandeis - in the frank expression of conflicting opinions...

Like an ability or a muscle, hearing your inner wisdom is strengthened by doing it.
Robbie Gass
More than any time in history mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness, the other to total extinction. Let us pray that we have the wisdom to choose correctly.
Woody Allen
Great wisdom is generous petty wisdom is contentious. Great speech is impassioned, small speech cantankerous.
Chuang - Tzu
Gray hair is a sign of age, not wisdom.
Greek Prove
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Immanuel Kant
Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living the other helps you make a life.
Sandra Carey
Chuang - tzu, on leveling all things - great wisdom is generous; petty wisdom is...
Wisdom is not a product of schooling, but of the life - Long attempt to acquire it.
Albert Einstein
I have learned throughout my life as a composer chiefly through my mistakes and pursuits of false assumptions, not by my exposure to founts of wisdom and knowledge.
Igor Stravinsky
Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. Men have right that these wants should be provided for, including the want of a sufficient restraint upon their passions.
Edmund Burke
To flee vice is the beginning of virtue, and to have got rid of folly is the beginning of wisdom.
Horace, Epistles
Innocence dwells with Wisdom, but never with Ignorance.
William Blake
Experiences are savings which a miser puts aside. Wisdom is an inheritance which a wastrel cannot exhaust.
Karl Kraus
He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.
Aeschylus
Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack.
Henry Mille
If wisdom were on sale in the open market, the stupid would not even ask the price.
Author Unknown
There is no wisdom without love.
N. Sri Ram
Wisdom consists not so much in knowing what to do in the ultimate as in knowing what to do next.
Herbert Clark Hoove
Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.
Theodore Rubin
The best mind might be the wisest mind if it were a mind alone that produces wisdom.
Author Unknown
The doors of wisdom are never shut.
Benjamin Franklin
Force without wisdom falls of its own weight.
Horace, Odes
I offer you peace. I offer you love. I offer you friendship. I see your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings. My wisdom flows from the Highest Source. I salute that Source in you. Let us work together for unity and love.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
The study of history is the beginning of political wisdom.
Jean Bodin
Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some people move our souls to dance. They awaken us to a new understanding with the passing whisper of their wisdom. Some people make the sky more beautiful to gaze upon. They stay in our lives for awhile.
Unknown
Of all possessions wisdom alone is immortal.
Isocrates
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
Pain makes man think. Thought makes man wise. Wisdom makes life endurable.
John Patrick
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
The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting; by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth.
Pierre Abelard
He is a fool that cannot conceal his wisdom.
Benjamin Franklin
Patience is the companion of wisdom.
Saint Augustine
To profit from good advice requires more wisdom than to give it.
Churton Collins
Our happiness depends on wisdom all the way.
Sophocles