Wisdom Quotes

Kahlil gibran - keep me away from the wisdom that does not cry,...
Make wisdom your provision for the journey from youth to old age, for it is a more certain support than all other possessions.
Bias

Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living the other helps you make a life.
Sandra Carey
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
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
Data is not information, Information is not knowledge, Knowledge is not understanding, Understanding is not wisdom.
Cliff Stoll & Gary Schubert

Between the amateur and the professional... there is a difference not only in degree but in kind. The skillful man is, within the function of his skill, a different psychological organization... A tennis player or a watchmaker or an airplane pilot is an automatism but he is also criticism and wisdom.
Bernard De Voto
Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech.
Plutarch
Kahlil gibran - pain and foolishness lead to great bliss and...
The experience to be gathered from books, Though often valuable, is but of the nature of learning Whereas the experience gained from actual life, Is of the nature of wisdom And a small store of the latter Is worth vastly more than a stock of the former.
Samuel Smiles
Knowing others is intelligence knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power.
Lao Tzu
Francis hutcheson - wisdom denotes the pursuing of the best ends by...
Like an ability or a muscle, hearing your inner wisdom is strengthened by doing it.
Robbie Gass
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
Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.
Thomas Jefferson
Doubt is often the beginning of wisdom.
M Scott Peck
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
Baltasar Gracian
The Scripture vouches Solomon for the wisest of men; and his proverbs prove him so, The seven wise men of Greece, so famous for their wisdom all the world over, acquired all that fame each of them by a single sentence, consisting of two or three words.
South
Pessimism is only the name that men of weak nerve give to wisdom.
Mark Twain
If wisdom were on sale in the open market, the stupid would not even ask the price.
Author Unknown
Deep doubts, deep wisdom; small doubts, little wisdom.
Chinese Prove
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
Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is a nobler art of leaving things undoneThe wisdom of life consists in the elimination of nonessentials.
Lin Yutang
I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled poets to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean.
Socrates
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
Greek Prove
Tis sometimes the height of wisdom to feign stupidity.
Cato the Elde
A man may learn wisdom even from a foe.
Aristophanes
It is characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
Henry David Thoreau
Supreme happiness will be the greatest cause of misery, and the perfection of wisdom the occassion of folly.
Leonardo DaVinci, The notebooks of Leonardo DaVinci by Macurdy
It is the first step of wisdom to recognize that the major advances in civilization are processes which all but wreck the society in which they occur.
George Whitehead
Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life - In firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do as well as to talk; and to make our words and actions all of a color.
Seneca
Wisdom is not a product of schooling, but of the life - Long attempt to acquire it.
Albert Einstein
The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.
H. L. Mencken
Philosopher A lover of wisdom, which is to say, Truth.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
They must often change who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
Confucius, Analects
Wisdom born of experience should tell us that war is obsolete. There may have been a time when war served as a negative good by preventing the spread and growth of an evil force... If we assume that life is worth living, if we assume that mankind has the right to survive, then we must find an alternative to war.
Martin Luther King Jr., The Christmas Sermon On Peace in on Dec 24, 1967
That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in the next.
John Stuart Mill
A great memory is never made synonymous with wisdom, any more than a dictionary would be called a treatise.
John Henry Cardinal Newman
To wisdom belongs the intellectual apprehension of things eternal; to knowledge, the rational apprehension of things temporal.
Saint Augustine
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.
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