Wisdom Quotes

An nescis mi fili, quantilla prudentia regitur orbis? Dost thou not know, my son, with what little wisdom the world is governed?
Count Oxenstierna, letter to his son, 1648
These days people seek knowledge, not wisdom. Knowledge is of the past, wisdom is of the future.
Vernon Coope

It is not white hair that engenders wisdom.
Menander, Unidentified fragment
We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom.
Stephen Vincent Benet, Litany for Dictatorships, 1935
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
Mark twain - pessimism is only the name that men of weak nerve...

There is no wisdom without love.
N. Sri Ram
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It requires wisdom to understand wisdom the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.
Walter Lippmann
Wisdom sets bounds even to knowledge.
Friedrich Nietzsche
A great memory is never made synonymous with wisdom, any more than a dictionary would be called a treatise.
John Henry Cardinal Newman
He is happiest who hath power to gather wisdom from a flower.
Mary Howitt
The extreme limit of wisdom - - That is what the public calls madness.
Jean Cocteau
In seeking wisdom thou are wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it thou are a fool.
Rabbi Ben - Azai
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
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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
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
It is the province of knowledge to speak And it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
There is a wisdom of the head, and... a wisdom of the heart.
Charles Dickens
To acquire knowledge, one must study but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.
Marilyn vos Savant
Once I had the strength but no wisdom now I have the wisdom but no strength.
Persian Prove
Most of our censure of others is only oblique praise of self, uttered to show the wisdom and superiority of the speaker. It has all the insidiousness of self - Praise, and all the ill - Desert of falsehood.
Tyron Edwards
Some of the best lessons we ever learn are learned from past mistakes. The error of the past is the wisdom and success of the future.
Dr. Dale E. Turne
I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
Thomas Carlyle
Under a ragged coat lies wisdom.
Romanian Prove
Wisdom too often never comes, and so one ought not to reject it merely because it comes late.
Felix Frankfurte
Some of the waiters discuss the menu with you as if they were sharing wisdom picked up in the Himalayas.
Seymour Britchky
Behold, my son, with what little wisdom the world is ruled.
Count Axel Gustafson Oxenstierna
The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while.
Albert Einstein
The inscrutable wisdom through which we exist is not less worthy of veneration in respect to what it denies us than in respect to what it has granted.
Immanuel Kant, Critique of Practical Reason
Six essential qualities that are the key to success Sincerity, personal integrity, humility, courtesy, wisdom, charity.
Dr. William Claire Menninge
Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Wisdom is not a product of schooling, but of the life - Long attempt to acquire it.
Albert Einstein
Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge Where is the knowledge we have lost in information.
T. S. Eliot
Many a crown of wisdom is but the golden chamberpot of success, worn with pompous dignity.
Joey Adams
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
Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?
T. S. Eliot, The Rock
Knowing others is intelligence knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power.
Lao Tzu