Wisdom Quotes

It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom.
Aristotle
That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in the next.
John Stuart Mill

Once I had the strength but no wisdom now I have the wisdom but no strength.
Persian Prove
Under a ragged coat lies wisdom.
Romanian Prove
True wisdom is seeing what is beneficial to your eternal life, and managing your life according to that. You do this when you not only know these things and grasp them with your understanding, but also will and do them.
Emanuel Swedenborg, From the book "Apocalypse Explained" #338
Sophocles - there is no happiness where there is no wisdom no...

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
Charles dickens - a loving heart is the truest wisdom....
Books give not wisdome where none was before, But where some is, there reading makes it more.
Sir John Harington
The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while.
Albert Einstein
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
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
To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.
Marilyn vos Savant
True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind the fool is obstinate, and doubteth not he knoweth all things but his own ignorance.
Akhenaton
Some men look at constitutions with sanctimonious reverence... too sacred to be touched. They ascribe to the men of the preceding age a wisdom more than human, and suppose what they did to be beyond amendment.
Thomas Jefferson
These days people seek knowledge, not wisdom. Knowledge is of the past, wisdom is of the future.
Vernon Coope
Charles caleb colton - doubt is the vestibule through which all must...
It is the part of wisdom to keep your word and the part of folly to count on other people keeping theirs.
Richard Needham
Accuse not nature, she hath done her partDo thou but thine, and be not diffidentOf wisdom, she deserts thee not, if thouDismiss not her, when most thou needest her nigh, By attributing overmuch to thingsLess excellent, as thou thyself perceivest.
John Milton
Surely, to think your own the only wisdom, and yours the only word, the only will, betrays a shallow spirit, an empty heart.
Sophocles
Tis sometimes the height of wisdom to feign stupidity.
Cato the Elde
The end of wisdom is to dream high enough to lose the dream in the seeking of it.
William Faulkne
To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future.
Plutarch
Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge Where is the knowledge we have lost in information.
T. S. Eliot
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
Greek Prove
If wisdom were on sale in the open market, the stupid would not even ask the price.
Author Unknown
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
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
Force without wisdom falls of its own weight.
Horace, Odes
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
A country is considered the more civilized the more the wisdom and efficiency of its laws hinder a weak man from becoming too weak or a powerful one too powerful.
Primo Levi
Wisdom oft lurks beneath a tattered coat.
Caecilius Statius
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
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
A prudent question is one - Half of wisdom.
Francis Bacon
There is this difference between happiness and wisdom, that he that thinks himself the happiest man, really is so; but he who thinks himself the wisest, is generally the greatest fool.
C. C. Colton
Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.
Sophocles
Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone.
Horace
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