Wisdom Quotes

Henry david thoreau - a man is wise with the wisdom of his time only,...
C. c. colton - there is this difference between happiness and...

That which the dream shows is the shadow of such wisdom as exists in man, even if during his waking state he may know nothing about it... We do not know it because we are fooling away our time with outward and perishing things, and are asleep in regard to that which is real within ourself.
Philipus Aureolus Paracelsus
I offer you peace. I offer you love. I offer you friendship. I see your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings. My wisdom flows from the Highest Source. I salute that Source in you. Let us work together for unity and love.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
People far prefer happiness to wisdom, but that is like wanting to be immortal without getting older.
Sydney Harris
Morality is temporary, wisdom is permanent.
Hunter S. Thompson, Kingdom of Fea

Behold, my son, with what little wisdom the world is ruled.
Count Axel Gustafson Oxenstierna
To profit from good advice requires more wisdom than to give it.
Churton Collins
He is happiest who hath power to gather wisdom from a flower.
Mary Howitt
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
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
The beginning of wisdom is calling things by their right names.
Chinese Prove
Silence is as full of potential wisdom and wit as the unhewn marble of a great sculpture.
Aldous Huxley
Our wisdom comes usually from our experience, and our experience comes largely from our experience.
Author Unknown
Pain and foolishness lead to great bliss and complete knowledge, for Eternal Wisdom created nothing under the sun in vain.
Kahlil Gibran
I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
Thomas Carlyle
In seeking wisdom thou are wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it thou are a fool.
Rabbi Ben - Azai
How terrible it is to have wisdom when it does not benefit those who have it.
Sophocles, Tiresias. Oedipus the King 315
Great wisdom is generous; petty wisdom is contentious. Great speech is impassioned, small speech cantankerous.
Chuang - Tzu, On Leveling All Things
Tis sometimes the height of wisdom to feign stupidity.
Cato the Elde
One of the greatest pieces of economic wisdom is to know what you do not know.
John Kenneth Galbraith
I sit beside my lonely fire and pray for wisdom yet for calmness to remember or courage to forget.
Charles Hamilton Aide
Nine - Tenths of wisdom consists in being wise in time.
Theodore Roosevelt
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, In "Apology, " sct. 21, by Plato.
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
Wisdom denotes the pursuing of the best ends by the best means.
Francis Hutcheson
More than any time in history mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness, the other to total extinction. Let us pray that we have the wisdom to choose correctly.
Woody Allen
The extreme limit of wisdom - - That is what the public calls madness.
Jean Cocteau
No man is wiser for his learning, wit and wisdom are born with a man.
John Selden
Wisdom stands at the turn in the road and calls upon us publicly, but we consider it false and despise its adherents.
Kahlil Gibran
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
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
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
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 is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.
David Starr Jordan, The Philosophy of Despai
A prudent question is one half of wisdom.
Sir Francis Bacon
Surely, to think your own the only wisdom, and yours the only word, the only will, betrays a shallow spirit, an empty heart.
Sophocles
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
The end of wisdom is to dream high enough to lose the dream in the seeking of it.
William Faulkne
By three methods we may learn wisdom First, by reflection, which is noblest Second, by imitation, which is easiest and third by experience, which is the bitterest.
Confucius