Wisdom Quotes

Richard needham - it is the part of wisdom to keep your word and...
Where duty is plain, delay is both foolish and hazardous; where it is not, delay may provide both wisdom and safety.
Tryon Edwards

A loving heart is the truest wisdom.
Charles Dickens
One of the greatest pieces of economic wisdom is to know what you do not know.
John Kenneth Galbraith
The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotation.
Benjamin Disraeli
Wisdom is ofttimes nearer when we stoop Than when we soar.
William Wordsworth

Knowledge, without common sense, says Lee, is folly; without method, it is waste; without kindness, it is fanaticism; without religion, it is death. But with common sense, it is wisdom with method, it is power; with clarity, it is beneficence; with religion, it is virtue, and life, and peace.
Austin Farra
Keep me away from the wisdom that does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.
Kahlil Gibran
God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, courage to change the things which should be changed, and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other.
Reinhold Niebuhr, in a sermon in 1943
The best mind might be the wisest mind if it were a mind alone that produces wisdom.
Author Unknown
Science is one thing, wisdom is another. Science is an edged tool, with which men play like children, and cut their own fingers.
Sir Arthur Eddington, Attributed in Robert L. Weber "More Random Walks in Science", 1982
Nine - Tenths of wisdom consists in being wise in time.
Theodore Roosevelt
There is a wisdom of the head, and... a wisdom of the heart.
Charles Dickens
Whosover loveth wisdom is righteous, but he that keepeth company with fowl is weird.
Woody Allen, "Without Feathers".
Some people take more care to hide their wisdom than their folly.
Jonathan Swift
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".
I mean to live my life an obedient man, but obedient to God, subservient to the wisdom of my ancestors never to the authority of political truths arrived at yesterday at the voting booth.
William Frank Buckley, Jr.
Wisdom is perishable. Unlike information or knowledge, it cannot be stored in a computer or recorded in a book. It expires with each passing generation.
Sid Taylo
Knowing others is intelligence knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power.
Lao Tzu
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
It is astonishing what force, purity, and wisdom it requires for a human being to keep clear of falsehoods.
Margaret Fulle
Our humanity is trapped by moral adolescents. We have too many men of science, too few men of God. The world has achieved brilliance without wisdom and power without conscience.
General Omar Bradley
Knowledge is a process of piling up facts wisdom lies in their simplification.
Martin H. Fische
Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech.
Plutarch
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
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.
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
The sum of all human wisdom is contained in these two words: Wait and Hope.
Alexander Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
The extreme limit of wisdom - - That is what the public calls madness.
Jean Cocteau
These days people seek knowledge, not wisdom. Knowledge is of the past, wisdom is of the future.
Vernon Coope
Wisdom is harder to DO than it is to know.
Yula Moses
A proverb is the wisdom of many and the wit of one.
John Russell
Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Most of our censure of others is only oblique praise of self, uttered to show the wisdom and superiority of the speaker. It has all the insidiousness of self - Praise, and all the ill - Desert of falsehood.
Tyron Edwards
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
Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life - In firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do as well as to talk; and to make our words and actions all of a color.
Seneca
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
Solitude is the best nurse of wisdom.
Laurence Sterne
A man never reaches that dizzy height of wisdom that he can no longer be led by the nose.
Mark Twain
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