Wisdom Quotes

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Tell me what you find better, or more honourable than age. Is not wisdom entailed upon it? Take the pre-eminence of it in everything; and in an old friend, in old wine, in an old pedigree
Shackerley Marmion

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wisdom sails with wind and time
John Florio

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.
Ansel Adams

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

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

However great an evil immorality may be, we must not forget that it is not without its beneficial consequences. It is only through extremes that men can arrive at the middle path of wisdom and virtue. [Thus speaks the great philosopher]
Wilhelm Von Humboldt

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

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

Wisdom triumphs over chance
Juvenal

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

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

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

Wisdom outweighs any wealth.
Sophocles

Who knows for what we live, struggle and die?... Wise men write many books, in words too hard to understand. But this, the purpose of our lives, the end of all our struggle, is beyond all human wisdom.
Alan Paton

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

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

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

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

A library of wisdom, is more precious than all wealth, and all things that are desirable cannot be compared to it.
Richard De Bury

Nature never says one thing, Wisdom another
Juvenal

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

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

So confident am I in the intentions, as well as wisdom, of the government, that I shall always be satisfied that what is not done, either cannot, or ought not to be done.
Thomas Jefferson

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 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

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

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

The figure a poem makes. It begins in delight and ends in wisdom... in a clarification of life - not necessarily a great clarification, such as sects and cults are founded on, but in a momentary stay against confusion.
Robert Frost

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

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

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

The doors of wisdom are never shut.
Benjamin Franklin

The enemy of the conventional wisdom is not ideas but the march of events.
Galbraith



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