Wisdom Quotes

Tyron edwards - most of our censure of others is only oblique...
Apothegms are portable wisdom, the quintessential extracts of thought and feelings.
R. W. Alge

For the uncontrolled there is no wisdom. For the uncontrolled there is no concentration, and for him without concentration, there is no peace. And for the unpeaceful how can there ever be happiness?
Unknown, The Bhagavad Gita
Wisdom outweighs any wealth.
Sophocles, Antigone
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
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

Nature never says one thing, Wisdom another.
Juvenal
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
To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future.
Plutarch
Mingle some brief folly with your wisdom.
Horace
In seeking wisdom thou are wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it thou are a fool.
Rabbi Ben - Azai
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
Wisdom stands at the turn in the road and calls upon us publicly, but we consider it false and despise its adherents.
Kahlil Gibran
I am sure of this, that by going much alone a man will get more of a noble courage in thought and word than from all the wisdom that is in books.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I see no wisdom in saving up indignation for a rainy day.
Heywood
Many a crown of wisdom is but the golden chamberpot of success, worn with pompous dignity.
Joey Adams
Books give not wisdome where none was before, But where some is, there reading makes it more.
Sir John Harington
How terrible it is to have wisdom when it does not benefit those who have it.
Sophocles, Tiresias. Oedipus the King 315
Gray hair is a sign of age, not wisdom.
Greek Prove
Common sense in an uncommon degree and is what the world calls wisdom.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is a nobler art of leaving things undone? The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of nonessentials.
Lin Yutang, O Magazine, October 2002
It is impossible to make wisdom hereditary.
Author Unknown
Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon
He is a fool that cannot conceal his wisdom.
Benjamin Franklin
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
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
There is an alchemy in sorrow. It can be transmuted into wisdom, which, if it does not bring joy, can yet bring happiness.
Pearl Buck
Silence is as full of potential wisdom and wit as the unhewn marble of a great sculpture.
Aldous Huxley
The best mind might be the wisest mind if it were a mind alone that produces wisdom.
Author Unknown
Where fear is present, wisdom cannot be.
Lactantius
To acquire knowledge, one must study but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.
Marilyn vos Savant
There is no happiness where there is no wisdom No wisdom but in submission to the gods. Big words are always punished, And proud men in old age learn to be wise.
Sophocles
Our experience is composed rathery of illusions that of wisdom acquired.
Joseph Roux
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
More than any time in history mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness, the other to total extinction. Let us pray that we have the wisdom to choose correctly.
Woody Allen
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
One reason the human race has such a low opinion of itself is that it gets so much of its wisdom from writers.
Wilfrid Sheed
The beginning of wisdom is calling things by their right names.
Chinese Prove
Just as a cautious businessman avoids investing all his capital in one concern, so wisdom would probably admonish us also not to anticipate all our happiness from one quarter alone.
Sigmund Freud
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