Wisdom Quotes

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Conventional wisdom notwithstanding, there is no reason either in football or in poetry why the two should not meet in a man's life if he has the weight and cares about the words.
Archibald MacLeish

Wisdom is meaningless until your own experience has given it meaning and there is wisdom in the selection of wisdom.
Bergen Evans

The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Pope Benedict XVI assumes leadership at a critical time in which the world's collective wisdom and leadership including that of the religious community is most important to face up to challenges of deepening poverty and under-development afflicting many people of the world.
Thabo Mbeki

Wisdom is the power to put our time and our knowledge to the proper use.
Thomas J Watson

A short saying often contains much wisdom.
Sophocles

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

The key to wisdom is this - constant and frequent questioning... for by doubting we are led to question and by questioning we arrive at the truth.
Peter Abelard

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

Wisdom is learning what to overlook.
William James

Not till the fire is dying in the grate, Look we for any kinship with the stars. Oh, wisdom never comes when it is gold, And the great price we paid for it full worth: We have it only when we are half earth. Little avails that coinage to the old!
Golda Meir

One of the greatest pieces of economic wisdom is to know what you do not know.
Galbraith

Wisdom is not finally tested in the schools, Wisdom cannot be pass'd from one having it to another not having it, Wisdom is of the soul, is not susceptible of proof, is its own proof.
Walt Whitman

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

Has fortune dealt you some bad cards. Then let wisdom make you a good gamester.
Francis Quarles

Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone.
Horace

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

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

Books of quotations are an elemental model of how culture is perpetuated, the wisdom of the trite passed on to posterity, to be added to, edited, and modified by subsequent generations.
Robert Andrews

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

Just as a cautious businessman avoids investing all his capital in one concern, so wisdom would probably admonish us also not to anticipate all our happiness from one quarter alone.
Sigmund Freud

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

Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack. We give it orders which make no sense.
Henry Miller

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

Men who know themselves are no longer fools. They stand on the threshold of the door of Wisdom.
Havelock Ellis

In life, all good things come hard, but wisdom is the hardest to come by.
Lucille Ball

Books should to one of these fours ends conduce, for wisdom, piety, delight, or use.
John Denham

They would need to be already wise, in order to love wisdom.
Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

As I visited the various neighborhoods in the campaign, I learned fast that it's a mistake to think that all of the wisdom and possible solutions to our problems are available only in this building.
Jane Byrne

This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.
Lao Tzu

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

The wisdom of man never yet contrived a system of taxation that would operate with perfect equality.
Andrew Jackson

Teach you children poetry; it opens the mind, lends grace to wisdom and makes the heroic virtues hereditary.
Sir Walter Scott

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

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

Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.
Samuel Johnson

Effective questioning brings insight, which fuels curiosity, which cultivates wisdom.
Chip Bell

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

The doors of wisdom are never shut.
Benjamin Franklin

One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything.
Georg Lichtenberg

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

To profit from good advice requires more wisdom than to give it.
Wilson Mizner

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

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

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

Some of the best lessons we ever learn are learned from past mistakes. The error of the past is the wisdom and success of the future.
Dale Turner

There is no knowledge, no light, no wisdom that you are in possession of, but what you have received it from some source.
Brigham Young

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

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



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