Wisdom Quotes

Bias - make wisdom your provision for the journey from...
Through me you pass into the city of woeThrough me you pass into eternal painThrough me among the people lost for aye. Justice the founder of my fabric movedTo rear me was the task of power divine, Supremest wisdom, and primeval love. Before me things create were none, save thingsEternal, and eternal I shall endure. All hope abandon, ye who enter here.
Dante Alighieri

Though a good motive cannot sanction a bad action, a bad motive will always vitiate a good action. In common and trivial matters we may act without motives, but in momentous ones the most careful deliberation is wisdom.
W. M. L. Jay
Books should to one of these fours ends conduce, for wisdom, piety, delight, or use.
Sir John Denham
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
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 ultimate wisdom of the mountains that a man is never more a man than when he is striving for what is beyond his grasp.
James Ramsey
Ignorance of certain subjects is a great part of wisdom.
Hugo De Groot
Martin h. fische - knowledge is a process of piling up facts wisdom...
Patience is the companion of wisdom.
Saint Augustine
Behold, my son, with what little wisdom the world is ruled.
Count Axel Gustafson Oxenstierna
Alan stewart paton - who knows why we live, and struggle, and die......
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 do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
Thomas Carlyle
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
Wisdom stands at the turn in the road and calls upon us publicly, but we consider it false and despise its adherents.
Kahlil Gibran
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
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
There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so; but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool.
Sir Francis Bacon
The arts are the servant; wisdom its master.
Seneca
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
I believe that all wisdom consists in caring immensely for a few right things, and not caring a straw about the rest.
John Buchan
It is not the rich man you should properly call happy, but him who knows how to use with wisdom the blessings of the gods, to endure hard poverty, and who fears dishonor worse than death, and is not afraid to die for cherished friends or fatherland.
Horace, Odes
Life is the only real counselor wisdom unfiltered through personal experience does not become a part of the moral tissue.
Edith Newbold Jones Wharton
Innocence dwells with Wisdom, but never with Ignorance.
William Blake
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
The end of wisdom is to dream high enough to lose the dream in the seeking of it.
William Faulkne
Pessimism is only the name that men of weak nerve give to wisdom.
Mark Twain
To think ill of mankind, and not to wish ill to them, is perhaps the highest wisdom and virtue.
William Hazlitt
A loving heart is the truest wisdom.
Charles Dickens
A man may learn wisdom even from a foe.
Aristophanes
A proverb is the wisdom of many and the wit of one.
John Russell
It is not white hair that engenders wisdom.
Menander, Unidentified fragment
Wisdom is the principal thing, therefore get wisdom; and with all thy getting, get understanding.
Bible, Proverbs, 4: 7
He that breaks a thing to find out what it is has left the path of wisdom.
J. R. R. Tolkien, Spoken by Gandalf
Where fear is present, wisdom cannot be.
Lactantius
Above all, we must abolish hope in the heart of man. A calm despair, without angry convulsions, without reproaches to Heaven, is the essence of wisdom.
Alfred Victor Vigny
The extreme limit of wisdom - - That is what the public calls madness.
Jean Cocteau
Animals, in their generation, are wiser than the sons of men but their wisdom is confined to a few particulars, and lies in a very narrow compass.
Joseph Addison
In youth men are apt to write more wisely than they really know or feel and the remainder of life may be not idly spent in realizing and convincing themselves of the wisdom which they uttered long ago.
Nathaniel Hawthorne