Wisdom Quotes

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 down on a hot stove - Lid again - And that is well but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore.
Mark Twain
Behold, my son, with what little wisdom the world is ruled.
Count Axel Gustafson Oxenstierna
The motto of chivalry is also the motto of wisdom; to serve all, but love only one.
Honore De Balzac
I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
Thomas Carlyle
A man may learn wisdom even from a foe.
Aristophanes
Vernon coope - these days people seek knowledge, not wisdom....
Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child.
Ron Wild
Ralph waldo emerson - the wise through excess of wisdom is made a fool....
A man never reaches that dizzy height of wisdom that he can no longer be led by the nose.
Mark Twain
Our humanity is trapped by moral adolescents. We have too many men of science, too few men of God. The world has achieved brilliance without wisdom and power without conscience.
General Omar Bradley
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
A loving heart is the truest wisdom.
Charles Dickens
To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, not even to found a school, but so to love wisdom as to live according to its dictates, a life of simplicity, independence, magnanimity, and trust.
Henry David Thoreau
Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.
Sophocles
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
Many a crown of wisdom is but the golden chamberpot of success, worn with pompous dignity.
Joey Adams
Albert einstein - wisdom is not a product of schooling, but of the...
A short saying oft contains much wisdom.
Sophocles
Make wisdom your provision for the journey from youth to old age, for it is a more certain support than all other possessions.
Bias
Wisdom consists not so much in knowing what to do in the ultimate as in knowing what to do next.
Herbert Clark Hoove
A man is getting along on the road to wisdom when he begins to realize that his opinion is just an opinion.
Author Unknown
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
One of the greatest pieces of economic wisdom is to know what you do not know.
John Kenneth Galbraith
Where duty is plain, delay is both foolish and hazardous where it is not, delay may provide both wisdom and safety.
Tryon Edwards
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
Just as a cautious businessman avoids investing all his capital in one concern, so wisdom would probably admonish us also not to anticipate all our happiness from one quarter alone.
Sigmund Freud
Above all, we must abolish hope in the heart of man. A calm despair, without angry convulsions, without reproaches to Heaven, is the essence of wisdom.
Alfred Victor Vigny
In the frank expression of conflicting opinions lies the greatest promise of wisdom in governmental action.
Louis D. Brandeis
Six essential qualities that are the key to success Sincerity, personal integrity, humility, courtesy, wisdom, charity.
Dr. William Claire Menninge
The study of history is the beginning of political wisdom.
Jean Bodin
Doubt is the vestibule through which all must pass before they can enter into the temple of wisdom.
Charles Caleb Colton
Pain and foolishness lead to great bliss and complete knowledge, for Eternal Wisdom created nothing under the sun in vain.
Kahlil Gibran
Dedication and responsibility, Far beyond the laws governed by man, Releases the power within you, To attain all the wisdom of the universe.
Christine Lane
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
Wisdom denotes the pursuing of the best ends by the best means.
Francis Hutcheson
Wisdom stands at the turn in the road and calls upon us publicly, but we consider it false and despise its adherents.
Kahlil Gibran
To profit from good advice requires more wisdom than to give it.
Churton Collins
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
What is all wisdom save a collection of platitudes? But the man who orders his life according to their teachings cannot go far wrong.
Norman Douglas
As the kindled fire consumes the fuel, so in the flame of wisdom the embers of action are burnt to ashes.
Bhagavad Gita