Wisdom Quotes

Author unknown - it is impossible to make wisdom hereditary....
There is no great concurrence between learning and wisdom.
Sir Francis Bacon

To flee vice is the beginning of virtue, and to have got rid of folly is the beginning of wisdom.
Horace, Epistles
He that breaks a thing to find out what it is has left the path of wisdom.
J. R. R. Tolkien, Spoken by Gandalf
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
A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.
Robert Frost

Wisdom oft lurks beneath a tattered coat.
Caecilius Statius
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
Wisdom born of experience should tell us that war is obsolete.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
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Immanuel Kant
The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting; by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth.
Pierre Abelard
To know when to be generous and when to be firm - - This is wisdom.
Elbert Hubbard
Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom.
Merry Browne
All is but lip - wisdom which wants experience.
Sir Philip Sidney
Knowledge is a process of piling up facts wisdom lies in their simplification.
Martin H. Fische
Experiences are savings which a miser puts aside. Wisdom is an inheritance which a wastrel cannot exhaust.
Karl Kraus
Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
Epicurus
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
The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations.
Benjamin Disraeli
Under a ragged coat lies wisdom.
Romanian Prove
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
It is astonishing what force, purity, and wisdom it requires for a human being to keep clear of falsehoods.
Margaret Fulle
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
Force without wisdom falls of its own weight.
Horace, Odes
Wisdom comes with winters.
Oscar Wildedmissions literature at Colby College.
He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.
Aeschylus
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.
The extreme limit of wisdom - - That is what the public calls madness.
Jean Cocteau
Pessimism is only the name that men of weak nerve give to wisdom.
Mark Twain
Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
A man is getting along on the road to wisdom when he begins to realize that his opinion is just an opinion.
Author Unknown
A loving heart is the truest wisdom.
Charles Dickens
To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, not even to found a school, but so to love wisdom as to live according to its dictates, a life of simplicity, independence, magnanimity, and trust.
Henry David Thoreau
True wisdom is seeing what is beneficial to your eternal life, and managing your life according to that. You do this when you not only know these things and grasp them with your understanding, but also will and do them.
Emanuel Swedenborg, From the book "Apocalypse Explained" #338
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
Philosopher A lover of wisdom, which is to say, Truth.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
Behold, my son, with what little wisdom the world is ruled.
Count Axel Gustafson Oxenstierna
Dedication and responsibility, Far beyond the laws governed by man, Releases the power within you, To attain all the wisdom of the universe.
Christine Lane
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
Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some people move our souls to dance. They awaken us to a new understanding with the passing whisper of their wisdom. Some people make the sky more beautiful to gaze upon. They stay in our lives for awhile.
Unknown