Wisdom Quotes

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Wisdom is never dear, provided the article be genuine
Horace Greeley

Wisdom is oftimes nearer when we stoop, then when we soar.
William Wordsworth

Anger is blood, poured and perplexed into froth; but malice is the wisdom of our wrath.
William Davenant

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

Another possible source of guidance for teenagers is television, but television's message has always been that the need for truth, wisdom and world peace pales by comparison with the need for a toothpaste that offers whiter teeth and fresher breath.
Dave Barry

It is astonishing with how little wisdom mankind can be governed, when that little wisdom is its own
William Ralph Inge

Apothegms are portable wisdom, the quintessential extracts of thought and feelings.
William R Alger

The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom.
Aristotle

Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much;
Wisdom is humble that he knows no more.
William Cowper

Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Imannuel Kant

Democracy is cumbersome, slow and inefficient, but in due time, the voice of the people will be heard and their latent wisdom will prevail.
Anonymous

The pine stays green in winter... wisdom in hardship.
Norman Douglas

Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their wisdom.
Elizabeth Gaskell

Wisdom is the quality that keeps you from getting into situations where you need it.
Doug Larson

Those who have no compassion have no wisdom. Knowledge, yes - cleverness, maybe - wisdom, no. A clever mind is not a heart.
Benjamin Hoff

Nine-tenths of wisdom consists in being wise in time.
Theodore Roosevelt

Old age deprives the intelligent man only of qualities useless to wisdom
Joseph Joubert

Lessons of wisdom have the most power over us when they capture the heart through the groundwork of a story, which engages the passions.
Laurence Sterne

Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk.
Doug Larson

Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom.
Euripides

Wisdom has never made a bigot, but learning has.
Josh Billings

Wisdom outweighs any wealth.
Sophocles

Wisdom and understanding can only become the possession of individual men by travelling the old road of observation, attention, perseverance, and industry.
Samuel Smiles

Not by age but by capacity is wisdom acquired.
Titus Maccius Plautus

The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages may be preserved by quotation.
Isaac Disraeli

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

Grey hairs are signs of wisdom if you hold your tongue, speak and they are but hairs, as in the young.
Rabindranath Tagore

Evil can be a teacher, if you look at the wisdom of its negative power.
Tom Brown Jr

It is the province of knowledge to speak and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Age does not bring you wisdom, age brings you wrinkles.
Estelle Getty

A short saying often contains much wisdom.
Sophocles

Mistakes are the usual bridge between inexperience and wisdom.
Phyllis Theroux

Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.
Jimi Hendrix

Do you know how to establish, regulate and direct the metabolism of your body? The assimilation of foodstuff so that it builds muscles, bones and flesh? No, you don't know how consciously, but there is a wisdom within you that does know.
Donald Curtis

Animals, in their generation, are wiser than the sons of men; but their wisdom is confined to a few particulars, and lies in a very narrow compass.
Joseph Addison

That man is wisest who, like Socrates, realises that his wisdom is worthless
Plato

And I pray thee, loving Jesus, that as Thou hast graciously given me to drink in with delight the words of Thy knowledge, so Thou wouldst mercifully grant me to attain one day to Thee, the fountain of all wisdom and to appear forever before Thy face.
Venerable Bede

Wisdom not only gets, but once got, retains.
Francis Quarles

Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.
Kahlil Gibran

Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.Courageous, untroubled, mocking and violent-that is what Wisdom wants us to be. Wisdom is a woman, and loves only a warrior.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Good people are good because they've come to wisdom through failure
William Saroyan

Wisdom sails with wind and time
John Florio

Morality comes with the sad wisdom of age, when the sense of curiosity has withered.
Graham Greene

A man may learn wisdom even from a foe (The Birds)
Aristophanes

Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn.
Charlie Parker

Though sages may pour out their wisdom's treasure, there is no sterner moralist than pleasure.
Lord Byron

It requires wisdom to understand wisdom; the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.
Walter J Lippmann

Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfful to seek other than itself.
Kahlil Gibran

He who is taught to live upon little owes more to his father's wisdom than he who has a great deal left him does to his father's care.
William Penn



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