Wisdom Quotes

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The increasing influence of the Bible is marvelously great, penetrating everywhere. It carries with it a tremendous power of freedom and justice guided by a combined force of wisdom and goodness
David Moir

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

Besides the noble art of getting things done there is the art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
Lin Yutang

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

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

We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it.
Mark Twain

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

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

Might I have had my own will, I would not have married Wisdom herself, if she would have had me
Montaigne

The doors of wisdom are never shut.
Benjamin Franklin

God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, courage to change the things which should be changed and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other.
Reinhold Niebuhr

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

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

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

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

Mixing one's wines may be a mistake, but old and new wisdom mix admirably.
Bertolt Brecht

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

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

I always prayed that God would give me the wisdom and the vision to do the things on this earth that I was supposed to do to express His life and love and His will. [Including music?]
Billy Ray Cyrus

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

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

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

Science is one thing, wisdom is another. Science is an edged tool, with which men play like children, and cut their own fingers.
Sir Arthur Eddington

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

Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers. In the perfect stranger we perceive man himself; the image of a God is not disguised by resemblances to an uncle or doubts of wisdom of a mustache.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton

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

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

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

It is most important that we should keep in this country a certain leisured class. I am of the opinion of the ancient Jewish book which says 'there is no wisdom without leisure.'
W B Yeats

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Proportion and propriety are among the best secrets of domestic wisdom; and there is no surer test of integrity than a well-proportioned expenditure
Hannah More

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

He whose wisdom cannot help him, gets no good from being wise
Quintus Ennius

The young boys that went to Athens, the first year, were wise men; the second year, philosophers, lovers of wisdom; the third year, mere orators; and the fourth but plebeians, and understood nothing but their own ignorance.
Menedemus

Pain and foolishness lead to great bliss and complete knowledge, for Eternal Wisdom created nothing under the sun in vain.
Kahlil Gibran

We do not sit as a superlegislature to weigh the wisdom of legislation.
William O Douglas

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

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

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

Much wisdom often goes with fewest words.
Sophocles

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way (A Tale of Two Cities)
Charles Dickens

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

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

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



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