Wisdom Quotes

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Our wisdom comes usually from our experience, and our experience comes largely from our experience.
Author Unknown

A man is wise with the wisdom of his time only, and ignorant with its ignorance. Observe how the greatest minds yield in some degree to the superstitions of their age.
Henry David Thoreau
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
Wisdom denotes the pursuing of the best ends by the best means.
Francis Hutcheson
Wisdom born of experience should tell us that war is obsolete. There may have been a time when war served as a negative good by preventing the spread and growth of an evil force... If we assume that life is worth living, if we assume that mankind has the right to survive, then we must find an alternative to war.
Martin Luther King Jr., The Christmas Sermon On Peace in on Dec 24, 1967

It is impossible to make wisdom hereditary.
Author Unknown
Science at best is not wisdom it is knowledge. Wisdom is knowledge tempered with judgment.
Lord Ritchie - Calde
The beginning of wisdom is calling things by their right names.
Chinese Prove
It is the province of knowledge to speak and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Wisdom is better than wit, and in the long run will certainly have the laugh on her side.
Jane Austen, from a letter to her niece, November 18, 1814
Under a ragged coat lies wisdom.
Romanian Prove
The study of history is the beginning of political wisdom.
Jean Bodin
Wisdom is not a product of schooling, but of the life - Long attempt to acquire it.
Albert Einstein
Where duty is plain, delay is both foolish and hazardous; where it is not, delay may provide both wisdom and safety.
Tryon Edwards
Books give not wisdome where none was before, But where some is, there reading makes it more.
Sir John Harington
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Immanuel Kant
Wisdom is ofttimes nearer when we stoop Than when we soar.
William Wordsworth
The Scripture vouches Solomon for the wisest of men; and his proverbs prove him so, The seven wise men of Greece, so famous for their wisdom all the world over, acquired all that fame each of them by a single sentence, consisting of two or three words.
South
It is the province of knowledge to speak, It is the privledge of wisdom to listen.
Christine Lane
The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotation.
Benjamin Disraeli
Wisdom too often never comes, and so one ought not to reject it merely because it comes late.
Felix Frankfurte
Some men look at constitutions with sanctimonious reverence... too sacred to be touched. They ascribe to the men of the preceding age a wisdom more than human, and suppose what they did to be beyond amendment.
Thomas Jefferson
Man lowers his head and lunges into civilization, forgetting the days of his infancy when he sought truth in a snowflake or a stick. Man forgets the wisdom of the child.
Jack Kerouac
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
He is a fool that cannot conceal his wisdom.
Benjamin Franklin
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
Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom.
Merry Browne
Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge Where is the knowledge we have lost in information.
T. S. Eliot
Tis sometimes the height of wisdom to feign stupidity.
Cato the Elde
Most things break, including hearts. The lessons of life amount not to wisdom, but to scar tissue and callus.
Walter Stegne
It is astonishing with how little wisdom mankind can be governed, when that little wisdom is its own.
W. R. Inge
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
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
Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly, as you teach and admonish one another in all wisdom, and as you sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
Bible, Colossians 3: 16
Misfortunes leave wounds which bleed drop by drop even in sleep thus little by little they train man by force and dispose him to wisdom in spite of himself. Man must learn to think of himself as a limited and dependent being and only suffering teaches him this.
Simone Weil
Cleverness is like a lens with a very sharp focus. Wisdom is more like a wide - Angle lens.
Edward de Bono, Textbook of Wisdom
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.
Knowledge can be communicated, but wisdom cannot. A man can find it, he can live it, he can be filled and sustained by it, but he cannot utter or teach it.
Hermann Hesse
Wisdom is know what to do next virtue is doing it.
David Starr Jordan