Wisdom Quotes

Strength and wisdom are not opposing values.
Bill Clinton, 2004 democratic convention speech
Our government sprang from and was made for the people - - Not the people for the government. To them it owes an allegiance from them it must derive its courage, strength, and wisdom.
Andrew Johnson

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
A proverb is the wisdom of many and the wit of one.
John Russell
Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.
Sophocles
Joseph wood krutch - perhaps we are wiser, less foolish and more far -...

To think ill of mankind, and not to wish ill to them, is perhaps the highest wisdom and virtue.
William Hazlitt
Henry mille - our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we...
Wisdom too often never comes, and so one ought not to reject it merely because it comes late.
Felix Frankfurte
Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner.
Omar Bradley
Wisdom oft lurks beneath a tattered coat.
Caecilius Statius
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
Force without wisdom falls of its own weight.
Horace, Odes
Most things break, including hearts. The lessons of life amount not to wisdom, but to scar tissue and callus.
Walter Stegne
Our wisdom comes usually from our experience, and our experience comes largely from our experience.
Author Unknown
He that breaks a thing to find out what it is has left the path of wisdom.
J. R. R. Tolkien, Spoken by Gandalf
Sir francis bacon - there is a difference between happiness and...
Where duty is plain, delay is both foolish and hazardous where it is not, delay may provide both wisdom and safety.
Tryon Edwards
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
Though a good motive cannot sanction a bad action, a bad motive will always vitiate a good action. In common and trivial matters we may act without motives, but in momentous ones the most careful deliberation is wisdom.
W. M. L. Jay
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
Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone.
Horace
Knowledge can be communicated, but wisdom cannot. A man can find it, he can live it, he can be filled and sustained by it, but he cannot utter or teach it.
Hermann Hesse
A man never reaches that dizzy height of wisdom that he can no longer be led by the nose.
Mark Twain
There is a wisdom of the head, and... a wisdom of the heart.
Charles Dickens
Wisdom is supreme therefore make a full effort to get wisdom. Esteem her and she will exalt your embrace her and she will honor you.
Proverbs 47 - 8
Wisdom is know what to do next virtue is doing it.
David Starr Jordan
Great wisdom is generous petty wisdom is contentious. Great speech is impassioned, small speech cantankerous.
Chuang - Tzu
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
It requires wisdom to understand wisdom the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.
Walter Lippmann
The end of wisdom is to dream high enough to lose the dream in the seeking of it.
William Faulkne
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
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
I sit beside my lonely fire and pray for wisdom yet for calmness to remember or courage to forget.
Charles Hamilton Aide
As the kindled fire consumes the fuel, so in the flame of wisdom the embers of action are burnt to ashes.
Bhagavad Gita
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers. In the perfect stranger we perceive man himself; the image of a God is not disguised by resemblances to an uncle or doubts of wisdom of a mustache.
G. K. Chesterton
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
The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotation.
Benjamin Disraeli
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
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