Wisdom Quotes

Mary howitt - he is happiest who hath power to gather wisdom...
A short saying oft contains much wisdom.
Sophocles

Gray hair is a sign of age, not wisdom.
Greek Prove
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
It is the province of knowledge to speak, It is the privledge of wisdom to listen.
Christine Lane
The wise through excess of wisdom is made a fool.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Most things break, including hearts. The lessons of life amount not to wisdom, but to scar tissue and callus.
Walter Stegne
Patience is the companion of wisdom.
Saint Augustine
Bertrand russell, unpopular essays (1950),
Some men look at constitutions with sanctimonious reverence... too sacred to be touched. They ascribe to the men of the preceding age a wisdom more than human, and suppose what they did to be beyond amendment.
Thomas Jefferson
There is no great concurrence between learning and wisdom.
Sir Francis Bacon
Confucius - by three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by...
All free governments are managed by the combined wisdom and folly of the people.
James Abram Garfield
Lord 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.
Saint Francis of Assisi
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
Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.
Sophocles
It requires wisdom to understand wisdom the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.
Walter Lippmann
The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.
H. L. Mencken
Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day wisdom consists of not exceeding the limit.
Elbert Hubbard
Great wisdom is generous; petty wisdom is contentious. Great speech is impassioned, small speech cantankerous.
Chuang - Tzu, On Leveling All Things
Cleverness is like a lens with a very sharp focus. Wisdom is more like a wide - Angle lens.
Edward de Bono, Textbook of Wisdom
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
It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom.
Aristotle
The arts are the servant wisdom its master.
Seneca
Our wisdom comes usually from our experience, and our experience comes largely from our experience.
Author Unknown
To flee vice is the beginning of virtue, and to have got rid of folly is the beginning of wisdom.
Horace, Epistles
As the kindled fire consumes the fuel, so in the flame of wisdom the embers of action are burnt to ashes.
Bhagavad Gita
The only infallible criterion of wisdom to vulgar minds - - Success.
Edmund Burke
Books should to one of these fours ends conduce, for wisdom, piety, delight, or use.
Sir John Denham
Where duty is plain, delay is both foolish and hazardous where it is not, delay may provide both wisdom and safety.
Tryon Edwards
Knowledge can be communicated, but wisdom cannot. A man can find it, he can live it, he can be filled and sustained by it, but he cannot utter or teach it.
Hermann Hesse
Wisdom is the principal thing, therefore get wisdom; and with all thy getting, get understanding.
Bible, Proverbs, 4: 7
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
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
The more I work with the body, keeping my assumptions in a temporary state of reservation, the more I appreciate and sympathize with a given disease. The body no longer appears as a sick or irrational demon, but as a process with its own inner logic and wisdom.
Dr. Thomas Arnold Mindell
Surely, God on high has not refused to give us enough wisdom to find ways to bring us an improvement... in relations between the two great nations on earth.
Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev
Before we acquire great power, we must acquire wisdom to use it well.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Perhaps we are wiser, less foolish and more far - Seeing than we were two hundred years ago. But we are still imperfect in all these things, and since the turn of the century it has been remarked that neither wisdom nor virtue have increased as rapidly as the need for both.
Joseph Wood Krutch
The extreme limit of wisdom - - That is what the public calls madness.
Jean Cocteau