Wisdom Quotes

Bible, proverbs, 4: 7 - wisdom is the principal thing, therefore get...
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

Surely, to think your own the only wisdom, and yours the only word, the only will, betrays a shallow spirit, an empty heart.
Sophocles
Morality is temporary, wisdom is permanent.
Hunter S. Thompson, Kingdom of Fea
It is astonishing with how little wisdom mankind can be governed, when that little wisdom is its own.
W. R. Inge
Wisdom oft lurks beneath a tattered coat.
Caecilius Statius

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".
Most things break, including hearts. The lessons of life amount not to wisdom, but to scar tissue and callus.
Walter Stegne
Elbert hubbard - to know when to be generous and when to be firm -...
The ultimate wisdom which deals with beginnings, remains locked in a seed. There it lies, the simplest fact of the universe and at the same time the one which calls faith rather than reason.
Hal Borland
Wisdom begins in wonder.
Socrates
William wordsworth - wisdom is ofttimes nearer when we stoop than when...
Wisdom is harder to DO than it is to know.
Yula Moses
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
Our wisdom comes from our experience, and our experience comes from our foolishness.
Sacha Guitry
Nature never says one thing, Wisdom another.
Juvenal
Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.
Theodore Rubin
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
The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations.
Benjamin Disraeli
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
I was very strange back then. I could see I had problems. I would sit in a closet a lot of the time and not come out, or I would sit up on top of my desk, or under my desk, or do weird things like get my wisdom teeth out and bleed all over the hallways.
Tim Burton, Burton On Burton
To think ill of mankind, and not to wish ill to them, is perhaps the highest wisdom and virtue.
William Hazlitt
You can buy education, but wisdom is a gift from God.
Author Unknown
The extreme limit of wisdom - - That is what the public calls madness.
Jean Cocteau
Keep me away from the wisdom that does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.
Kahlil Gibran
A prudent question is one half of wisdom.
Sir Francis Bacon
A man may learn wisdom even from a foe.
Aristophanes
Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone.
Horace
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
Doubt is the vestibule through which all must pass before they can enter into the temple of wisdom.
Charles Caleb Colton
It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom.
Aristotle
Science at best is not wisdom it is knowledge. Wisdom is knowledge tempered with judgment.
Lord Ritchie - Calde
The sum of all human wisdom is contained in these two words: Wait and Hope.
Alexander Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
Our wisdom comes usually from our experience, and our experience comes largely from our experience.
Author Unknown
Never hire or promote in your own image. It is foolish to replicate your strength and idiotic to replicate your weakness. It is essential to employ, trust, and reward those whose perspective, ability, and judgment are radically different from yours. It is also rare, for it requires uncommon humility, tolerance, and wisdom.
Dee W. Hock, Fast Company
It is the province of knowledge to speak, It is the privledge of wisdom to listen.
Christine Lane
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
The aim of science is not to open the door to infinite wisdom, but to set a limit to infinite error.
Bertolt Brecht, The life of Galileo
Great wisdom is generous; petty wisdom is contentious. Great speech is impassioned, small speech cantankerous.
Chuang - Tzu, On Leveling All Things
Dost thou not know, my son, with how little wisdom the world is governed?
Count Oxenstierna