Wisdom Quotes

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

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

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

Wisdom sails with wind and time
John Florio

He is a man of great wisdom and knowledge. He is a man who serves the Lord.

We remember well a sermon at the pope's funeral in Rome. His words touched our hearts and the hearts of millions. We join with our fellow citizens and millions around the world who pray for continuous strength and wisdom. [on Pope Benedict XVI]
George Bush

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

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

Books are but waste paper unless we spend in action the wisdom we get from thought - asleep. When we are weary of the living, we may repair to the dead, who have nothing of peevishness, pride, or design in their conversation.
W B Yeats

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

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

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

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

Wisdom too often never comes, and so one ought not to reject it merely because it comes late
Felix Frankfurter

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

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

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
Isaac Asimov

In complete darkness we are all the same, it is only our knowledge and wisdom that separates us, don't let your eyes deceive you.
Janet Jackson

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

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

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

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

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

All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
Henry David Thoreau

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

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

Union of the weakest develops strength not wisdom. Can all men, together, avenge one of the leaves that have fallen in autumn? But the wise man avenges by building his city in snow.
Wallace Stevens

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

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

A proverb is one man's wit and all men's wisdom.
Lord John Russell

Wisdom begins at the end.
Daniel Webster

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

Wisdom is learning what to overlook.
William James

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.
Jimi Hendrix



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