Wisdom Quotes

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One of the greatest pieces of economic wisdom is to know what you do not know.
John Kenneth Galbraith

Where fear is present, wisdom cannot be.
Lactantius
Some of the best lessons we ever learn are learned from past mistakes. The error of the past is the wisdom and success of the future.
Dr. Dale E. Turne
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 And it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

It is the province of knowledge to speak, It is the privledge of wisdom to listen.
Christine Lane
It is impossible to make wisdom hereditary.
Author Unknown
I sit beside my lonely fire and pray for wisdom yet for calmness to remember or courage to forget.
Charles Hamilton Aide
People far prefer happiness to wisdom, but that is like wanting to be immortal without getting older.
Sydney Harris
Knowing others is intelligence knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power.
Lao Tzu
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
It is the part of wisdom to keep your word and the part of folly to count on other people keeping theirs.
Richard Needham
To acquire knowledge, one must study but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.
Marilyn vos Savant
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
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
I see no wisdom in saving up indignation for a rainy day.
Heywood
Doubt is the vestibule through which all must pass before they can enter into the temple of wisdom.
Charles Caleb Colton
No man is wiser for his learning, wit and wisdom are born with a man.
John Selden
Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner.
Omar Bradley
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 begins in wonder.
Socrates
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
Science at best is not wisdom it is knowledge. Wisdom is knowledge tempered with judgment.
Lord Ritchie - Calde
Life is the only real counselor wisdom unfiltered through personal experience does not become a part of the moral tissue.
Edith Newbold Jones Wharton
If wisdom were on sale in the open market, the stupid would not even ask the price.
Author Unknown
Wisdom outweighs any wealth.
Sophocles, Antigone
Pain and foolishness lead to great bliss and complete knowledge, for Eternal Wisdom created nothing under the sun in vain.
Kahlil Gibran
The wise through excess of wisdom is made a fool.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The study of history is the beginning of political wisdom.
Jean Bodin
Mingle some brief folly with your wisdom.
Horace
Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.
Buddha
To think ill of mankind, and not to wish ill to them, is perhaps the highest wisdom and virtue.
William Hazlitt
Wisdom is not a product of schooling, but of the life - Long attempt to acquire it.
Albert Einstein
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
The only infallible criterion of wisdom to vulgar minds - - Success.
Edmund Burke
To know when to be generous and when to be firm - - This is wisdom.
Elbert Hubbard
Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child.
Ron Wild
Tis sometimes the height of wisdom to feign stupidity.
Cato the Elde
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