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Quotes On Wisdom

To have wisdom is to have understanding and insight that is then used to achieve a certain end. Wisdom is a great gift, which helps us to perceive a person or situation so we can respond in a positive way. Do you know a quote about wisdom that you would like to share? Let us know!





Learning sleeps and snores in libraries, but wisdom is everywhere, wide awake, on tiptoe.  ~ Josh Billings


What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness.  ~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau


The only true wisdom is knowing you know nothing.  ~ Socrates


Knowledge can be communicated but not wisdom.  ~ Hermann Hesse


Wisdom comes alone through suffering.  ~ Aeschylus


The greatest wisdom often consists in ignorance.  ~ Baltasar Gracian


Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise; seek what they sought.  ~ Bashō


Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.  ~ Alfred, Lord Tennyson


It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.  ~ François de La Rochefoucauld


We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.  ~ George Bernard Shaw


Wisdom comes by disillusionment.  ~ George Santayana


Wisdom is always an overmatch for strength.  ~ Phaedrus


A wise man hears one word and understands two.  ~ Jewish proverb


Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.  ~ Elbert Hubbard


Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life.  ~ Sandra Carey


Honesty is the first chapter of the book wisdom.  ~ Thomas Jefferson


Wisdom is the quality that keeps you from gettinginto situations where you need it.  ~ Doug Larson


The well bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves.  ~ Oscar Wilde


Who is wise? One who learns from all.  ~ Rabbi Ben Zoma


To attain knowledge, add things everyday. To attain wisdom, remove things every day.  ~ Lao Tzu


It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.  ~ Albert Einstein


No man was ever wise by chance.  ~ Seneca


A loving heart is the truest wisdom.  ~ Charles Dickens


The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.  ~ Maya Angelou


Patience is the companion of wisdom.  ~ St. Augustine


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 Niebuhr


The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living, which are to be desired when dying.  ~ Norman Douglas


Wisdom consists in being able to distinguish among dangers and make a choice of the least harmful.  ~ Niccolo Machiavelli


Better a drop of wisdom than an ocean of gold.  ~ Greek Proverb


The older I grow, the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.  ~ H.L. Mencken


A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.  ~ Francis Bacon


There are three classes of men; lovers of wisdom, lovers of honor, and lovers of gain.  ~ Plato


Wisdom is the most important part of happiness.  ~ Sophocles


A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.  ~ Baltasar Gracián


We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.  ~ Marcel Proust


The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.  ~ Maya Angelou


Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life.  ~ Eleanor Roosevelt


All human wisdom is summed up in two words: wait and hope.  ~ Alexandre Dumas


Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.  ~ Socrates


To know one's self is wisdom, but to know one's neighbor is genius.  ~ Minna Antrim


I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us that the less we use our power the greater it will be.  ~ Thomas Jefferson


Turn your wounds into wisdom.  ~ Oprah Winfrey


Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.  ~ Bertrand Russell


It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.  ~ Mahatma Gandhi


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


Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.  ~ Aristotle


The years teach much which the days never knew.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences.  ~ Norman Cousins


Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom.  ~ Euripides


The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook.  ~ William James


Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.  ~ C.G. Jung


Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.  ~ Oprah Winfrey


There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy.  ~ Friedrich Nietzsche


Wisdom is ofttimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar.  ~ William Wordsworth


Some men are wise and some are otherwise.  ~ Tobias Smollett


It's so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and say the opposite.  ~ Sam Levenson


Wisdom is knowledge which has become a part of one's being.  ~ Orison Swett Marden


Honesty is the first chapter of the book wisdom.  ~ Thomas Jefferson


There is a wisdom of the head, and ... a wisdom of the heart.  ~ Charles Dickens


Wisdom outweighs any wealth.  ~ Sophocles


To know is not to be wise. To know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom.  ~ Charles Spurgeon


If suffering brings wisdom, I would wish to be less wise.  ~ W.B. Yeats


A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.  ~ William Blake


Better a drop of wisdom than an ocean of gold.  ~ Greek proverb


One's first step in wisdom is to question everything; one's last is to come to terms with everything.  ~ Georg Christoph Lichtenberg


The well bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves.  ~ Oscar Wilde


Be happy. It's one way of being wise.  ~ Colette


Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.  ~ Jimi Hendrix


Wisdom is to the soul what health is to the body.  ~ La Rochefoucauld




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