Wisdom Quotes

A prudent question is one half of wisdom.
Sir Francis Bacon
Our wisdom comes from our experience, and our experience comes from our foolishness.
Sacha Guitry

Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?
T. S. Eliot, The Rock
Of all possessions wisdom alone is immortal.
Isocrates
It is the ultimate wisdom of the mountains that a man is never more a man than when he is striving for what is beyond his grasp.
James Ramsey
Proverbs 47 - 8 - wisdom is supreme therefore make a full effort to...

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
Horace - mingle some brief folly with your wisdom....
Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.
David Starr Jordan, The Philosophy of Despai
Ignorance of certain subjects is a great part of wisdom.
Hugo De Groot
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
The most excellent and divine counsel, the best and most profitable advertisement of all others, but the least practised, is to study and learn how to know ourselves. This is the foundation of wisdom and the highway to whatever is good.... God, Nature, the wise, the world, preach man, exhort him both by word and deed to the study of himself.
Pierre Charron
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
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Thomas Jefferson
To think ill of mankind, and not to wish ill to them, is perhaps the highest wisdom and virtue.
William Hazlitt
Wisdom oft lurks beneath a tattered coat.
Caecilius Statius
Robbie gass - like an ability or a muscle, hearing your inner...
Ignorance and bungling with love are better than wisdom and skill without.
Henry David Thoreau, Wednesday, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers
The ultimate wisdom which deals with beginnings, remains locked in a seed. There it lies, the simplest fact of the universe and at the same time the one which calls faith rather than reason.
Hal Borland
More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly.
Woody Allen
If wisdom were offered me with this restriction, that I should keep it close and not communicate it, I would refuse the gift.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Science at best is not wisdom it is knowledge. Wisdom is knowledge tempered with judgment.
Lord Ritchie - Calde
Animals, in their generation, are wiser than the sons of men but their wisdom is confined to a few particulars, and lies in a very narrow compass.
Joseph Addison
Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom.
Merry Browne
Man lowers his head and lunges into civilization, forgetting the days of his infancy when he sought truth in a snowflake or a stick. Man forgets the wisdom of the child.
Jack Kerouac
I see no wisdom in saving up indignation for a rainy day.
Heywood
That which the dream shows is the shadow of such wisdom as exists in man, even if during his waking state he may know nothing about it... We do not know it because we are fooling away our time with outward and perishing things, and are asleep in regard to that which is real within ourself.
Philipus Aureolus Paracelsus
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
Philosopher A lover of wisdom, which is to say, Truth.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
It is not the rich man you should properly call happy, but him who knows how to use with wisdom the blessings of the gods, to endure hard poverty, and who fears dishonor worse than death, and is not afraid to die for cherished friends or fatherland.
Horace, Odes
I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
Thomas Carlyle
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
To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.
Marilyn vos Savant
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
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
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
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
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
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
In seeking wisdom thou are wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it thou are a fool.
Rabbi Ben - Azai