Wisdom Quotes

Theodore roosevelt - nine - tenths of wisdom consists in being wise in...
Strength and wisdom are not opposing values.
Bill Clinton, 2004 democratic convention speech

Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack.
Henry Mille
That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in the next.
John Stuart Mill
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
Life is the only real counselor wisdom unfiltered through personal experience does not become a part of the moral tissue.
Edith Newbold Jones Wharton

Ignorance of certain subjects is a great part of wisdom.
Hugo De Groot
Pessimism is only the name that men of weak nerve give to wisdom.
Mark Twain
John henry cardinal newman - a great memory is never made synonymous with...
Dedication and responsibility, Far beyond the laws governed by man, Releases the power within you, To attain all the wisdom of the universe.
Christine Lane
A loving heart is the truest wisdom.
Charles Dickens
Kahlil gibran - keep me away from the wisdom that does not cry,...
From the persistence of noise comes the insistence of rage. From the emergence of tone comes the divergence of thought. From the enlightenment of music comes the wisdom of... silence.
Visions of Gregorian Chants
I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
Thomas Carlyle
Dost thou not know, my son, with how little wisdom the world is governed?
Count Oxenstierna
Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.
David Starr Jordan, The Philosophy of Despai
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
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
To think ill of mankind, and not to wish ill to them, is perhaps the highest wisdom and virtue.
William Hazlitt
Books should to one of these fours ends conduce, for wisdom, piety, delight, or use.
Sir John Denham
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
Baltasar Gracian
Innocence dwells with Wisdom, but never with Ignorance.
William Blake
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
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
Of all possessions wisdom alone is immortal.
Isocrates
Memory is not wisdom; idiots can by rote repeat volumes. Yet what is wisdom without memory?
Martin Tuppe
Once I had the strength but no wisdom now I have the wisdom but no strength.
Persian Prove
They must often change who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
Confucius, Analects
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
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
Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge Where is the knowledge we have lost in information.
T. S. Eliot
Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child.
Ron Wild
Solitude is the best nurse of wisdom.
Laurence Sterne
It is the province of knowledge to speak And it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Knowing others is intelligence knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power.
Lao Tzu
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
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
To flee vice is the beginning of virtue, and to have got rid of folly is the beginning of wisdom.
Horace, Epistles
Make wisdom your provision for the journey from youth to old age, for it is a more certain support than all other possessions.
Bias
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers. In the perfect stranger we perceive man himself; the image of a God is not disguised by resemblances to an uncle or doubts of wisdom of a mustache.
G. K. Chesterton