Wisdom Quotes

George whitehead - it is the first step of wisdom to recognize that...
Friedrich nietzsche - wisdom sets bounds even to knowledge....

Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.
Sophocles
It is not white hair that engenders wisdom.
Menander, Unidentified fragment
Between the amateur and the professional... there is a difference not only in degree but in kind. The skillful man is, within the function of his skill, a different psychological organization... A tennis player or a watchmaker or an airplane pilot is an automatism but he is also criticism and wisdom.
Bernard De Voto
Wisdom begins in wonder.
Socrates

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
He that breaks a thing to find out what it is has left the path of wisdom.
J. R. R. Tolkien, Spoken by Gandalf
The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations.
Benjamin Disraeli
A man never reaches that dizzy height of wisdom that he can no longer be led by the nose.
Mark Twain
To acquire knowledge, one must study but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.
Marilyn vos Savant
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
To flee vice is the beginning of virtue, and to have got rid of folly is the beginning of wisdom.
Horace, Epistles
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
Strength and wisdom are not opposing values.
Bill Clinton, 2004 democratic convention speech
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
Six essential qualities that are the key to success Sincerity, personal integrity, humility, courtesy, wisdom, charity.
Dr. William Claire Menninge
The extreme limit of wisdom - - That is what the public calls madness.
Jean Cocteau
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
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
The end of wisdom is to dream high enough to lose the dream in the seeking of it.
William Faulkne
The wise through excess of wisdom is made a fool.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Books should to one of these fours ends conduce, for wisdom, piety, delight, or use.
Sir John Denham