Wisdom Quotes

Lord ritchie - calde - science at best is not wisdom it is knowledge....
Books give not wisdome where none was before, But where some is, there reading makes it more.
Sir John Harington

Solitude is the best nurse of wisdom.
Laurence Sterne
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Thomas Jefferson
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
You can buy education, but wisdom is a gift from God.
Author Unknown

There is no great concurrence between learning and wisdom.
Sir Francis Bacon
A man is getting along on the road to wisdom when he begins to realize that his opinion is just an opinion.
Author Unknown
Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. Men have right that these wants should be provided for, including the want of a sufficient restraint upon their passions.
Edmund Burke
Our wisdom comes usually from our experience, and our experience comes largely from our experience.
Author Unknown
Wisdom born of experience should tell us that war is obsolete.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
A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.
Robert Frost
How terrible it is to have wisdom when it does not benefit those who have it.
Sophocles, Tiresias. Oedipus the King 315
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 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
It is astonishing with how little wisdom mankind can be governed, when that little wisdom is its own.
W. R. Inge
A proverb is the wisdom of many and the wit of one.
John Russell
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
Our happiness depends on wisdom all the way.
Sophocles
Of all possessions wisdom alone is immortal.
Isocrates
Before we acquire great power, we must acquire wisdom to use it well.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
It is the first step of wisdom to recognize that the major advances in civilization are processes which all but wreck the society in which they occur.
George Whitehead
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
Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.
Sophocles
I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled poets to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean.
Socrates
There is no wisdom without love.
N. Sri Ram
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
The study of history is the beginning of political wisdom.
Jean Bodin
Our experience is composed rathery of illusions that of wisdom acquired.
Joseph Roux
Wisdom oft lurks beneath a tattered coat.
Caecilius Statius
The extreme limit of wisdom - - That is what the public calls madness.
Jean Cocteau
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
The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotation.
Benjamin Disraeli
Life is the only real counselor wisdom unfiltered through personal experience does not become a part of the moral tissue.
Edith Newbold Jones Wharton
The more I work with the body, keeping my assumptions in a temporary state of reservation, the more I appreciate and sympathize with a given disease. The body no longer appears as a sick or irrational demon, but as a process with its own inner logic and wisdom.
Dr. Thomas Arnold Mindell
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.
Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.
Theodore Rubin
Tis sometimes the height of wisdom to feign stupidity.
Cato the Elde
Nature never says one thing, Wisdom another.
Juvenal