Wisdom Quotes

Isocrates - of all possessions wisdom alone is immortal....
Wisdom outweighs any wealth.
Sophocles, Antigone

I have learned throughout my life as a composer chiefly through my mistakes and pursuits of false assumptions, not my exposure to founts of wisdom and knowledge.
Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky
Experiences are savings which a miser puts aside. Wisdom is an inheritance which a wastrel cannot exhaust.
Karl Kraus
An nescis mi fili, quantilla prudentia regitur orbis? Dost thou not know, my son, with what little wisdom the world is governed?
Count Oxenstierna, letter to his son, 1648
Books give not wisdome where none was before, But where some is, there reading makes it more.
Sir John Harington

It is characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
Henry David Thoreau
Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child.
Ron Wild
N. sri ram - there is no wisdom without love....
It does not take sharp eyes to see the sun and the moon, nor does it take sharp ears to hear the thunderclap. Wisdom is not obvious. You must see the subtle and notice the hidden to be victorious.
Sun Tzu, The Art of Wa
Wisdom is not a product of schooling, but of the life - Long attempt to acquire it.
Albert Einstein
Alfred lord tennyson - knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers....
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".
Wisdom comes with winters.
Oscar Wildedmissions literature at Colby College.
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
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
If wisdom were on sale in the open market, the stupid would not even ask the price.
Author Unknown
There is this difference between happiness and wisdom, that he that thinks himself the happiest man, really is so; but he who thinks himself the wisest, is generally the greatest fool.
C. C. Colton
Deep doubts, deep wisdom; small doubts, little wisdom.
Chinese Prove
Wisdom oft lurks beneath a tattered coat.
Caecilius Statius
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
Yale is a crucible in American life for the accommodation of intellectual achievement, of wisdom, of refinement, with the democratic ideals of openness, of social justice and of equal opportunity.
Benno C. Schmidt, Jr.
Force without wisdom falls of its own weight.
Horace, Odes
A man is getting along on the road to wisdom when he begins to realize that his opinion is just an opinion.
Author Unknown
Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack.
Henry Mille
I see no wisdom in saving up indignation for a rainy day.
Heywood
I sit beside my lonely fire and pray for wisdom yet for calmness to remember or courage to forget.
Charles Hamilton Aide
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
It is the province of knowledge to speak, It is the privledge of wisdom to listen.
Christine Lane
Knowledge is a process of piling up facts wisdom lies in their simplification.
Martin H. Fische
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
It is the province of knowledge to speak and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.
Theodore Rubin
Some of the best lessons we ever learn are learned from past mistakes. The error of the past is the wisdom and success of the future.
Dr. Dale E. Turne
Gray hair is a sign of age, not wisdom.
Greek Prove
My past is my wisdom to use today... my future is my wisdom yet to experience. Be in the present because that is where life resides.
Gene Oliver, Life and the Artistry of Change
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
Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom.
Merry Browne
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
Wisdom is harder to DO than it is to know.
Yula Moses