Wisdom Quotes

Bertrand russell, unpopular essays (1950),
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

Knowledge is a process of piling up facts wisdom lies in their simplification.
Martin H. Fische
It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom.
Aristotle
The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations.
Benjamin Disraeli
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

For the uncontrolled there is no wisdom. For the uncontrolled there is no concentration, and for him without concentration, there is no peace. And for the unpeaceful how can there ever be happiness?
Unknown, The Bhagavad Gita
Pain and foolishness lead to great bliss and complete knowledge, for Eternal Wisdom created nothing under the sun in vain.
Kahlil Gibran
Above all, we must abolish hope in the heart of man. A calm despair, without angry convulsions, without reproaches to Heaven, is the essence of wisdom.
Alfred Victor Vigny
Perhaps we are wiser, less foolish and more far - Seeing than we were two hundred years ago. But we are still imperfect in all these things, and since the turn of the century it has been remarked that neither wisdom nor virtue have increased as rapidly as the need for both.
Joseph Wood Krutch
I am sure of this, that by going much alone a man will get more of a noble courage in thought and word than from all the wisdom that is in books.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I sit beside my lonely fire and pray for wisdom yet for calmness to remember or courage to forget.
Charles Hamilton Aide
Make wisdom your provision for the journey from youth to old age, for it is a more certain support than all other possessions.
Bias
Philosopher A lover of wisdom, which is to say, Truth.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
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
A country is considered the more civilized the more the wisdom and efficiency of its laws hinder a weak man from becoming too weak or a powerful one too powerful.
Primo Levi
There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so; but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool.
Sir Francis Bacon
To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.
Marilyn vos Savant
Dost thou not know, my son, with how little wisdom the world is governed?
Count Oxenstierna
Our wisdom comes from our experience, and our experience comes from our foolishness.
Sacha Guitry
The arts are the servant wisdom its master.
Seneca
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
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.
Jimi Hendrix
Apothegms are portable wisdom, the quintessential extracts of thought and feelings.
R. W. Alge
From the persistence of noise comes the insistence of rage. From the emergence of tone comes the divergence of thought. From the enlightenment of music comes the wisdom of... silence.
Visions of Gregorian Chants
It is astonishing what force, purity, and wisdom it requires for a human being to keep clear of falsehoods.
Margaret Fulle
They must often change who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
Confucius, Analects
Surely, God on high has not refused to give us enough wisdom to find ways to bring us an improvement... in relations between the two great nations on earth.
Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev
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
Solitude is the best nurse of wisdom.
Laurence Sterne
Wisdom consists not so much in knowing what to do in the ultimate as in knowing what to do next.
Herbert Clark Hoove
The arts are the servant; wisdom its master.
Seneca
Nature never says one thing, Wisdom another.
Juvenal
To wisdom belongs the intellectual apprehension of things eternal; to knowledge, the rational apprehension of things temporal.
Saint Augustine
Great wisdom is generous; petty wisdom is contentious. Great speech is impassioned, small speech cantankerous.
Chuang - Tzu, On Leveling All Things
Where love and wisdom drink out of the same cup, in this everyday world, it is the exception.
Madame Necke
Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
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
Silence is as full of potential wisdom and wit as the unhewn marble of a great sculpture.
Aldous Huxley
A loving heart is the truest wisdom.
Charles Dickens