Wisdom Quotes

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
Socrates
Doubt is the vestibule through which all must pass before they can enter into the temple of wisdom.
Charles Caleb Colton

Apothegms are portable wisdom, the quintessential extracts of thought and feelings.
R. W. Alge
To acquire knowledge, one must study but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.
Marilyn vos Savant
There is a wisdom of the head, and... a wisdom of the heart.
Charles Dickens
Baltasar gracian - without courage, wisdom bears no fruit....

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
Horace - wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from...
Many a crown of wisdom is but the golden chamberpot of success, worn with pompous dignity.
Joey Adams
The study of history is the beginning of political wisdom.
Jean Bodin
A grain of gold will gild a great surface, but not so much as a grain of wisdom. - From Live Without Principle.
Henry David Thoreau
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
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
The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.
H. L. Mencken
Where love and wisdom drink out of the same cup, in this everyday world, it is the exception.
Madame Necke
Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living the other helps you make a life.
Sandra Carey
Abraham lincoln - i have been driven many times to my knees by the...
It is the province of knowledge to speak And it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Deep doubts, deep wisdom; small doubts, little wisdom.
Chinese Prove
The motto of chivalry is also the motto of wisdom; to serve all, but love only one.
Honore De Balzac
Our wisdom comes from our experience, and our experience comes from our foolishness.
Sacha Guitry
Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.
David Starr Jordan, The Philosophy of Despai
The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while.
Albert Einstein
He is happiest who hath power to gather wisdom from a flower.
Mary Howitt
As the kindled fire consumes the fuel, so in the flame of wisdom the embers of action are burnt to ashes.
Bhagavad Gita
Nine - Tenths of wisdom consists in being wise in time.
Theodore Roosevelt
The arts are the servant; wisdom its master.
Seneca
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 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
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
Books should to one of these fours ends conduce, for wisdom, piety, delight, or use.
Sir John Denham
Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
Bertrand Russell, Unpopular Essays (1950), "Outline of Intellectual Rubbish".
Dost thou not know, my son, with how little wisdom the world is governed?
Count Oxenstierna
These days people seek knowledge, not wisdom. Knowledge is of the past, wisdom is of the future.
Vernon Coope
Morality is temporary, wisdom is permanent.
Hunter S. Thompson, Kingdom of Fea
I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
Thomas Carlyle
Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.
Thomas Jefferson
A prudent question is one half of wisdom.
Sir Francis Bacon
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