Wisdom Quotes

Common sense in an uncommon degree and is what the world calls wisdom.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Some of the waiters discuss the menu with you as if they were sharing wisdom picked up in the Himalayas.
Seymour Britchky

My past is my wisdom to use today... my future is my wisdom yet to experience. Be in the present because that is where life resides.
Gene Oliver, Life and the Artistry of Change
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
Greek Prove
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
Jimi hendrix - knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens....

Nature never says one thing, Wisdom another.
Juvenal
Socrates - wisdom begins in wonder....
Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly, as you teach and admonish one another in all wisdom, and as you sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
Bible, Colossians 3: 16
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
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
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
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
It is astonishing with how little wisdom mankind can be governed, when that little wisdom is its own.
W. R. Inge
It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom.
Aristotle
Knowledge is a process of piling up facts wisdom lies in their simplification.
Martin H. Fische
Chuang - tzu - great wisdom is generous petty wisdom is...
He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.
Aeschylus
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Reinhold Niebuh
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
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".
Not by age but by capacity is wisdom acquired.
Titus Maccius Plautus, Trinummus
Wisdom is perishable. Unlike information or knowledge, it cannot be stored in a computer or recorded in a book. It expires with each passing generation.
Sid Taylo
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
The only infallible criterion of wisdom to vulgar minds - - Success.
Edmund Burke
No man is wiser for his learning, wit and wisdom are born with a man.
John Selden
How terrible it is to have wisdom when it does not benefit those who have it.
Sophocles, Tiresias. Oedipus the King 315
I see no wisdom in saving up indignation for a rainy day.
Heywood
To acquire knowledge, one must study but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.
Marilyn vos Savant
There is no great concurrence between learning and wisdom.
Sir Francis Bacon
Cleverness is like a lens with a very sharp focus. Wisdom is more like a wide - Angle lens.
Edward de Bono, Textbook of Wisdom
Where love and wisdom drink out of the same cup, in this everyday world, it is the exception.
Madame Necke
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
Wisdom stands at the turn in the road and calls upon us publicly, but we consider it false and despise its adherents.
Kahlil Gibran
A proverb is the wisdom of many and the wit of one.
John Russell
To profit from good advice requires more wisdom than to give it.
Churton Collins
More than any time in history mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to utter hopelessness and despair, the other to total extinction. Let us hope we have the wisdom to choose correctly.
Woody Allen
Where duty is plain, delay is both foolish and hazardous where it is not, delay may provide both wisdom and safety.
Tryon Edwards
The study of history is the beginning of political wisdom.
Jean Bodin
In seeking wisdom thou are wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it thou are a fool.
Rabbi Ben - Azai