Wisdom Quotes

Chuang - tzu - great wisdom is generous petty wisdom is...
Gray hair is a sign of age, not wisdom.
Greek Prove

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
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Thomas Jefferson
Whosover loveth wisdom is righteous, but he that keepeth company with fowl is weird.
Woody Allen, "Without Feathers".
To know when to be generous and when to be firm - - This is wisdom.
Elbert Hubbard

The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotation.
Benjamin Disraeli
The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting; by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth.
Pierre Abelard
Oscar wildedmissions literature at colby college. - wisdom comes with winters....
Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.
Theodore Rubin
Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack.
Henry Mille
Horace, epistles - to flee vice is the beginning of virtue, and to...
Like an ability or a muscle, hearing your inner wisdom is strengthened by doing it.
Robbie Gass
Wisdom born of experience should tell us that war is obsolete.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
Most things break, including hearts. The lessons of life amount not to wisdom, but to scar tissue and callus.
Walter Stegne
It is the province of knowledge to speak and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
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
Strength and wisdom are not opposing values.
Bill Clinton, 2004 democratic convention speech
That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in the next.
John Stuart Mill
Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.
Thomas Jefferson
Morality is temporary, wisdom is permanent.
Hunter S. Thompson, Kingdom of Fea
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 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, In "Apology, " sct. 21, by Plato.
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
Misfortunes leave wounds which bleed drop by drop even in sleep thus little by little they train man by force and dispose him to wisdom in spite of himself. Man must learn to think of himself as a limited and dependent being and only suffering teaches him this.
Simone Weil
Data is not information, Information is not knowledge, Knowledge is not understanding, Understanding is not wisdom.
Cliff Stoll & Gary Schubert
Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life.
Sandra Carey
All is but lip - wisdom which wants experience.
Sir Philip Sidney
Wisdom is know what to do next virtue is doing it.
David Starr Jordan
Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day wisdom consists of not exceeding the limit.
Elbert Hubbard
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
Socrates
The doors of wisdom are never shut.
Benjamin Franklin
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
Common sense in an uncommon degree and is what the world calls wisdom.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Ignorance and bungling with love are better than wisdom and skill without.
Henry David Thoreau, Wednesday, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers
Knowledge, without common sense, says Lee, is folly; without method, it is waste; without kindness, it is fanaticism; without religion, it is death. But with common sense, it is wisdom with method, it is power; with clarity, it is beneficence; with religion, it is virtue, and life, and peace.
Austin Farra
Wisdom begins in wonder.
Socrates
No man is wiser for his learning, wit and wisdom are born with a man.
John Selden
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
A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.
Robert Frost