Wisdom Quotes

250 Wisdom Quotes Latest 2020 Collection [Part 3]

Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again.

Joseph Campbell

Outside of the cross of Jesus Christ, there is no hope in this world. That cross and resurrection at the core of the Gospel is the only hope for humanity. Wherever you go, ask God for wisdom on how to get that Gospel in, even in the toughest situations of life.

Ravi Zacharias

The future has already arrived. It’s just not evenly distributed yet.

William Gibson

Wisdom denotes the pursuing of the best ends by the best means.

Francis Hutcheson

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

William Ralph Inge

In seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it – thou art a fool.

Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success – or are they holding you back?

W. Clement Stone

Counsel woven into the fabric of real life is wisdom.

Walter Benjamin

Wisdom is a sacred communion.

Victor Hugo

I believe that we are solely responsible for our choices, and we have to accept the consequences of every deed, word, and thought throughout our lifetime.

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Doubt the conventional wisdom unless you can verify it with reason and experiment.

Steve Albini

It was the Michael Jordan/Nike phenomenon that really let people see that athletes were OK, and black athletes were OK. Defying a previous wisdom – not only that black athletes wouldn’t sell in white America, but that the NBA as a predominantly black sport could not sell in white America.

David Stern

Justice Scalia was a lion of the law. Agree or disagree with him, all of his colleagues on the bench shared his wisdom and his humor. And like them, I miss him.

Neil Gorsuch

After 25-plus years as a lawyer, prosecutor, and defense attorney, I have developed a deep appreciation for both the wisdom of the law and the role that jurists play in framing the rights and responsibilities that define our society.

Eliot Spitzer

While I have no empirical evidence to back this up, I bet that the number of homosexual people per thousand has not fluctuated all that much over the centuries. I do not believe the dented wisdom my father used to extol, that homosexuality was a sure sign of a civilization in decline.

Henry Rollins

You always have two choices: your commitment versus your fear.

Sammy Davis, Jr.

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

Bertolt Brecht

Perhaps religious conscience upsets the designs of those who feel that the highest wisdom and authority comes from government. But from the beginning, this nation trusted in God, not man. Religious liberty is the first freedom in our Constitution.

Mitt Romney

The Divine wisdom has given us prayer, not as a means whereby to obtain the good things of earth, but as a means whereby we learn to do without them; not as a means whereby we escape evil, but as a means whereby we become strong to meet it.

Frederick William Robertson

Being involved in movies is my passion. What’s gotten me off the mat is the sense of the child in all of us. I feel like the same guy as I did back in the mail room, but with more wisdom, from the depths of experience to the heights.

Mark Canton

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

Samuel Smiles

Between saying and doing, many a pair of shoes is worn out.

Iris Murdoch

Success is a wonderful thing, but it tends not to be the sort of experience that we learn from. We enjoy it; perhaps we even deserve it. But we don’t acquire wisdom from it.

Timothy Noah

The older I get the more wisdom I find in the ancient rule of taking first things first. A process which often reduces the most complex human problem to a manageable proportion.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Music is the marriage of the feelings of the living to the wisdom of the dead.

Cass McCombs

I love the music of Lauryn Hill and Erykah Badu and more recently the music of Laura Marling. All these women share a strength and a wisdom in their voices and music that really makes me want to make music and sing.

Lianne La Havas

I consider wisdom supernatural because it isn’t taught by men – it’s a gift from God.

Joyce Meyer

Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life – in firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do as well as to talk; and to make our words and actions all of a color.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Cunning… is but the low mimic of wisdom.

Plato

Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.

George Santayana

Imagination allows us to escape the predictable. It enables us to reply to the common wisdom that we cannot soar by saying, ‘Just watch!’

Bill Bradley

Pessimism is only the name that men of weak nerves give to wisdom.

Bernard DeVoto

Wisdom prepares for the worst, but folly leaves the worst for the day when it comes.

Richard Cecil

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

Wisdom we know is the knowledge of good and evil, not the strength to choose between the two.

John Cheever

When you betray somebody else, you also betray yourself.

Isaac Bashevis Singer

Spend time reflecting on your emotional and physical existence and how that applies to the voice. You have to apply that wisdom and experience when you sing – it’s what comes through.

K. D. Lang

We humans have lost the wisdom of genuinely resting and relaxing. We worry too much. We don’t allow our bodies to heal, and we don’t allow our minds and hearts to heal.

Nhat Hanh

There’s a conventional wisdom that says that strategic thinking is much more important than relationship building, which doesn’t seem to be nearly as highly valued as it should be, based on what some of the leaders that I’ve spoken with have said to me.

Tom Rath

An ounce of cheerfulness is worth a pound of sadness to serve God with.

Thomas Fuller

The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.

Khalil Gibran

If you do not express your own original ideas, if you do not listen to your own being, you will have betrayed yourself.

Rollo May

Start with God – the first step in learning is bowing down to God; only fools thumb their noses at such wisdom and learning.

King Solomon

The day of fortune is like a harvest day, We must be busy when the corn is ripe.

Torquato Tasso

It doesn’t matter how much wisdom you have. If you don’t have position, you have nothing. That’s the tragedy of India.

Rahul Gandhi

I have sympathy for young people, for their growing pains, but I balk when these growing pains are pushed into the foreground, when you make these young people the only vehicles of life’s wisdom.

Wislawa Szymborska

He was gifted with the sly, sharp instinct for self-preservation that passes for wisdom among the rich.

Evelyn Waugh

At 17 years old, STG took me under its wing and shared its resources and wisdom with me, even allowing me to take part in a show at the Edinburgh Festival. Without STG and the Ramshorn Theatre, I would not have found access to the world of drama that I later made my profession.

Peter Capaldi

I have learned throughout my life as a composer chiefly through my mistakes and pursuits of false assumptions, not by my exposure to founts of wisdom and knowledge.

Igor Stravinsky

If you want to be found stand where the seeker seeks.

Sidney Lanier

Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power; religion gives man wisdom which is control.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Wisdom is found only in truth.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A few years ago you couldn’t go from TV to film. It was like a ‘no no’ but I believe when you find a plan and purpose that God has for your life, there’s not anything man can do to you. Especially when your faith is not really standing in the wisdom of man, you’re really standing in the wisdom of God.

Derek Luke

A mouse does not rely on just one hole.

Plautus

Critical in this process of wisdom being passed down is that you also need to take it in; you need to listen to it.

Andrew Zuckerman

But I do think it’s important to remember that writers do not have a monopoly of wisdom on their books. They can be wrong about their own books, they can often learn about their own books.

China Mieville

Who is wise in love, love most, say least.

Alfred Lord Tennyson

They see me as being this Super Mom on TV who also can more than handle a difficult husband, and they assume I’m going to be just full of wisdom as a mother and wife myself.

Patricia Richardson

Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.

Anton Chekhov

I have seen life from the top down and the bottom up. I know how it looks both ways. And I know there is wisdom and that there is hope.

L. Ron Hubbard

When you give yourself, you receive more than you give.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so; but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool.

Francis Bacon

When you’re young, you wonder what all these old people are droning on about, trying to impart their wisdom. It’s not relevant to you because being young is such a specific thing. Thank God for that. Thank God for the young people who go out and demonstrate against rampant capitalism or whatever.

Helen Mirren

Books give not wisdom where none was before. But where some is, there reading makes it more.

Elizabeth Hardwick

Habit is the nursery of errors.

Victor Hugo

I gave my beauty and my youth to men. I am going to give my wisdom and experience to animals.

Brigitte Bardot

No party has a monopoly on wisdom. No democracy works without compromise. But when Governor Romney and his allies in Congress tell us we can somehow lower our deficit by spending trillions more on new tax breaks for the wealthy – well, you do the math. I refuse to go along with that. And as long as I’m President, I never will.

Barack Obama

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.

Thomas A. Edison

Knowing that you are going to die is, I suspect, the beginning of wisdom.

Terry Pratchett

The current wisdom now is that if the three networks are covering the news the same way the difference is the anchor people. I think that won’t be true in the future.

Roone Arledge

Humanity’s legacy of stories and storytelling is the most precious we have. All wisdom is in our stories and songs. A story is how we construct our experiences. At the very simplest, it can be: ‘He/she was born, lived, died.’ Probably that is the template of our stories – a beginning, middle, and end. This structure is in our minds.

Doris Lessing

Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable.

Franz Kafka

Sorrow is knowledge, those that know the most must mourn the deepest, the tree of knowledge is not the tree of life.

Lord Byron

I feel blessed – I am a woman who has been able to work in the entertainment business for five decades. I don’t want to age, but I would never take back a year for the wisdom I’ve gained in that time.

Marie Osmond

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

Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

You can only make sense of the online world by going offline and by getting the wisdom and emotional clarity to know how to make the best use of the Internet.

Pico Iyer

Don’t gain the world and lose your soul; wisdom is better than silver or gold.

Bob Marley

I left school at 16 but I wish I’d gone to university – I think I would have studied English literature. I had a knack for that. But I don’t think you have the kind of wisdom at 16 to make that decision.

Brendan Coyle

If you wish to reach the highest, begin at the lowest.

Publilius Syrus

O, what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive!

Walter Scott

Whatever position I occupied, it was the result of colleagues – of my comrades in the movement – who had decided in their wisdom to use me for the purpose of focusing the attention of the country and the international community on me.

Nelson Mandela

I’m grateful for my lines of wisdom. Of course, there are days when I think: ‘Oh my gawd, I look a bit tired.’ But I can pull it together if I have to.

Twiggy

The wisdom and experience of older people is a resource of inestimable worth. Recognizing and treasuring the contributions of older people is essential to the long-term flourishing of any society.

Daisaku Ikeda

It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.

Henry David Thoreau

Learning how to get in tune with your field of energy and understand how to create your energy, expand that energy, and move that energy through your body. Coming back to your center, and approaching life from that center-to-line place… That to me gave me strength and understanding and hopefully wisdom to solve life’s problems and challenges.

Erin Gray

I am deeply impressed with the gravity and wisdom with which most federal judges approach the responsibility of sentencing. It is a difficult, soul-searching task at best.

Robert Kennedy

Good nature is worth more than knowledge, more than money, more than honor, to the persons who possess it.

Henry Ward Beecher

Nothing can be better calculated to advance our interests and character than the establishment of a liberal and disinterested policy, enlightened by patriotism and guided by wisdom.

Sam Houston

What happens is not as important as how you react to what happens.

Ellen Glasgow

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.

Khalil Gibran

A cardinal rule in budgeting and saving is to pay yourself first. Once your paycheck hits your account, wisdom has it that you should move some amount to savings even before you pay the bills.

John Rampton

Just the simple act of sharing wisdom is something that many parents have left to society to do; however, that is not what God teaches in His word.

Monica Johnson

True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.

Socrates

Look twice before you leap.

Charlotte Bronte

Back of every mistaken venture and defeat is the laughter of wisdom, if you listen.

Carl Sandburg

Radical common sense is the wisdom gleaned from the past that recognizes the perishable opportunities of the moment. It is the willingness to admit error and the refusal to be deterred by failure.

Marilyn Ferguson

I have no agenda except to be funny. Neither I or the writers profess to offer any worldly wisdom.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

There is a trade off – as you grow older you gain wisdom but you lose spontaneity.

Kenny Rogers

What’s different now is that while political leaders used to give talking points to talk radio, now talk-radio hosts are giving talking points to political leaders. It’s all part of the suffocating spin cycle we’re in. In media, politics and publishing, the conventional wisdom is to play to this base.

John Avlon

I think that we have a great opportunity to impart our wisdom and our knowledge and our experience to this younger generation. It may be different times, but experience transcends time, and wisdom transcends time.

Victoria Osteen

Raising children is an incredibly hard and risky business in which no cumulative wisdom is gained: each generation repeats the mistakes the previous one made.

Bill Cosby

I do interviews because it’s a chance to be myself. I sometimes wonder what I could have to say that would be of any interest. I don’t have any great wisdom.

Parker Stevenson

Never find fault with the absent.

Alexander Pope

Children also have artistic ability, and there is wisdom in there having it! The more helpless they are, the more instructive are the examples they furnish us; and they must be preserved free of corruption from an early age.

Paul Klee

Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.

Jimi Hendrix

However glorious an action in itself, it ought not to pass for great if it be not the effect of wisdom and intention.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

As an instrument for practical action, law is responsive to the wisdom of its time, which may be wrong, but it carries forward, sometimes in opposition to this wisdom or passion, a memory of received values.

Edward Levi

Both old and young alike ought to seek wisdom: the former in order that, as age comes over him, he may be young in good things because of the grace of what has been, and the latter in order that, while he is young, he may at the same time be old, because he has no fear of the things which are to come.

Epicurus

It is not from reason that justice springs, but goodness is born of wisdom.

Maurice Maeterlinck

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.

Socrates

Those who govern, having much business on their hands, do not generally like to take the trouble of considering and carrying into execution new projects. The best public measures are therefore seldom adopted from previous wisdom, but forced by the occasion.

Benjamin Franklin

I believe that when an elder dies, a library is burned: vast sums of wisdom and knowledge are lost. Throughout the world libraries are ablaze with scant attention.

Elizabeth Kapu’uwailani Lindsey

The best wisdom is earned through experience, particularly mistakes.

Sophia Amoruso

The clouds may drop down titles and estates, and wealth may seek us, but wisdom must be sought.

Edward Young

The truest greatness lies in being kind, the truest wisdom in a happy mind.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

The perceived wisdom is that people do not go in large numbers to black-and-white movies anymore – which is a great shame, but I’d love to make a black-and-white movie one day.

Sam Mendes

There are three methods to gaining wisdom. The first is reflection, which is the highest. The second is limitation, which is the easiest. The third is experience, which is the bitterest.

Confucius

It is better to rust out than wear out.

Edwin Markham

And it is no less true, that personal security and private property rest entirely upon the wisdom, the stability, and the integrity of the courts of justice.

Joseph Story

We all admire the wisdom of people who come to us for advice.

Arthur Helps

For me, good films and good books are irreducible to a lesson. You can’t just kind of translate them into one statement. On the contrary, the more you do that, the less wisdom in art there is.

Pawel Pawlikowski

Above all, you must fight conceit, envy, and every kind of ill-feeling in your heart.

Abraham Cahan

Every indication of wisdom, taken from the effect, is equally an indication of power to execute what wisdom planned.

Thomas Reid

We have heeded no wisdom offering guidance.

Dora Russell

With age comes a greater wisdom, an ease and comfort with oneself.

Cherie Lunghi

All conventional wisdom has an element of truth to it, but good design requires more than an element of truth – it requires an ensemble of correct assumptions and valid calculations.

Henry Petroski

All human wisdom works and has worries and grief as reward.

Johann Georg Hamann

My dad was a man of great wisdom in his short time here.

Bonnie Hunt

Where fear is present, wisdom cannot be.

Lactantius

Much of the wisdom of one age, is the folly of the next.

Charles Simmons

A charming woman… doesn’t follow the crowd. She is herself.

Loretta Young

A mistake is simply another way of doing things.

Katharine Graham

I’ve always shied away from conventional wisdom, though I know the power of it.

Peter Jennings

The greatest obstacle to being heroic is the doubt whether one may not be going to prove one’s self a fool; the truest heroism is to resist the doubt; and the profoundest wisdom, to know when it ought to be resisted, and when it be obeyed.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Education makes us more stupid than the brutes. A thousand voices call to us on every hand, but our ears are stopped with wisdom.

Jean Giraudoux

If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner.

Omar N. Bradley

A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.

Nelson Mandela

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

The marvel of the Bhagavad-Gita is its truly beautiful revelation of life’s wisdom which enables philosophy to blossom into religion.

Herman Hesse

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.

Henry Ford

It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.

Epictetus

Follow your instincts. That’s where true wisdom manifests itself.

Oprah Winfrey

It is time to remember that old wisdom our soldiers will never forget: that whether we are black or brown or white, we all bleed the same red blood of patriots, we all enjoy the same glorious freedoms, and we all salute the same great American Flag.

Donald Trump

The difference between a 20-something and a 30-something man? Wisdom. At 20 years old, we don’t really get how sensitive and beautiful women are. By 30, we’re finally starting to learn.

Gilles Marini

No man was ever wise by chance.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The way you see people is the way you treat them, and the way you treat them is what they become.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Step with care and great tact, and remember that Life’s a Great Balancing Act.

Dr. Seuss

Most of our pocket wisdom is conceived for the use of mediocre people, to discourage them from ambitious attempts, and generally console them in their mediocrity.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Now it is time to turn to an older wisdom that, while respecting material comfort and security as a basic right of all, also recognises that many of the most valuable things in life cannot be measured.

Michael D. Higgins

The gateways to wisdom and learning are always open, and more and more I am choosing to walk through them. Barriers, blocks, obstacles, and problems are personal teachers giving me the opportunity to move out of the past and into the Totality of Possibilities.

Louise L. Hay

The Ohio Legislature’s passed a law to allow concealed weapons in day care centers, but interesting: this same Legislature, in its wisdom, doesn’t allow concealed weapons in the statehouse.

Sherrod Brown

While conventional wisdom has traditionally sided against borrowing from retirement savings, sentiment has shifted toward borrowing from one’s own assets with the realization that other forms of credit come at a much higher cost and often are not even available to borrowers with limited means and urgent needs.

Elaine Chao

I didn’t get where I am today by worryin’ about how I’d feel tomorrow.

Ron White

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.

George S. Patton

Does wisdom perhaps appear on the earth as a raven which is inspired by the smell of carrion?

Friedrich Nietzsche

The arts, quite simply, nourish the soul. They sustain, comfort, inspire. There is nothing like that exquisite moment when you first discover the beauty of connecting with others in celebration of larger ideals and shared wisdom.

Gordon Gee

If they can prove that I am wrong by that time, I will give it up to their wisdom, but not after to any one’s judgment, till I see the end of another year; for the Lord will begin with a new century; and I will see what he will do, before I will hearken to any man’s judgment.

Joanna Southcott

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.

Carl Jung

Every day, every birthday candle I blow out, every penny I throw over my shoulder in a wishing well, every time my daughter says, ‘Let’s make a wish on a star,’ there’s one thing I wish for: wisdom.

Rene Russo

I’ll come to you with gifts of knowledge, wisdom and truth.

Barry White

What I like about graduation speeches is that they’re an opportunity for someone to make sense of their life and to impart that wisdom to someone else. It’s like a sanctioned self-help moment.

Bruce Eric Kaplan

Wisdom lies neither in fixity nor in change, but in the dialectic between the two. A constant coming and going: wisdom lies in the momentary.

Octavio Paz

Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away.

Arthur Helps

You know, it’s sort of common wisdom among New York publishers that short story collections don’t make money.

Chad Harbach

I’m exploring the maturity, the wisdom that just comes from having gone around the sun 50 times. My experience is, ‘Oh, I’m never really going to get it right. I’m never going to get it done. But that’s not the point here.’ The point is the journey.

Melissa Etheridge

Where can we find greater structural clarity than in the wooden buildings of old? Where else can we find such unity of material, construction and form? here, the wisdom of whole generations is stored.

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

This society in which we live is radically changing. What previous generations saw as evil is now embraced as being good. It is a dangerous and slippery slope upon which we stand when we reject what Solomon called the beginning of wisdom – the fear of God.

Ray Comfort

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is God’s gift, that’s why we call it the present.

Joan Rivers

We simply can no longer afford to deny the full potential of one half of the population. The world needs to tap into the talent and wisdom of women. Whether the issue is food security, economic recovery, health, or peace and security, the participation of women is needed now more than ever.

Michelle Bachelet

They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.

Confucius

Commitment is an act, not a word.

Jean-Paul Sartre

America’s freedom of religion, and freedom from religion, offers every wisdom tradition an opportunity to address our soul-deep needs: Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, secular humanism, agnosticism and atheism among others.

Parker Palmer

Christian, learn from Christ how you ought to love Christ. Learn a love that is tender, wise, strong; love with tenderness, not passion, wisdom, not foolishness, and strength, lest you become weary and turn away from the love of the Lord.

Saint Bernard

Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.

Jean de La Fontaine

Wisdom begins in wonder.

Socrates

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.

Wilhelm von Humboldt

The woods were a boon; all too often, the forest offered danger and mystery. Yet it could be liberating. If you entered that wild place on its own terms, you might be accorded wisdom.

John Burnside

People used to grow up in small communities where folk wisdom was passed down. But we don’t live there anymore. We can’t go next door to your aunt and ask her for the answers.

Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Money can be taken away from you, by the IRS or by pistol. That’s why I always measure riches in terms of wisdom. No one can ever take from you what you know.

Juan Gabriel

I’m always feeling like I’m lacking wisdom. This reassurance that one can ask God for that and it will happen is certainly reassuring to me.

Francis Collins

I love Tom Waits because he’s an artist who makes me not afraid to get old, and that’s rare. I think it’s a rare kind of thing to have that level of wisdom. And his lyrics are just astounding; everything in life is inside his lyrics.

Matt Bellamy

Public opinion is no more than this: what people think that other people think.

Alfred Austin

Unhappy is that Grandeur which makes us too great to be good; and that Wit which sets us at a distance from true Wisdom.

Mary Astell

Theology in general seems to me a substitution of human ingenuity for divine wisdom.

Julia Ward Howe

It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.

Henry David Thoreau

Now that I am sixty, I see why the idea of elder wisdom has passed from currency.

John Updike

If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Wisdom begins at the end.

Daniel Webster

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.

Benjamin Franklin

There is no greater privilege in living than bringing a tiny new human being into the world and then trying to raise him or her properly during the next eighteen years. Doing that job right requires all the intelligence, wisdom, and determination you will be able to muster from day to day.

James Dobson

My first spoken word poem, packed with all the wisdom of a 14-year-old, was about the injustice of being seen as unfeminine. The poem was very indignant, and mainly exaggerated, but the only spoken word poetry that I had seen up until that point was mainly indignant, so I thought that that’s what was expected of me.

Sarah Kay

Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.

Baruch Spinoza

Memory is not wisdom; idiots can by rote repeat volumes. Yet what is wisdom without memory?

Martin Farquhar Tupper

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.

Jim Rohn

To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future.

Plutarch

Many of us spend half of our time wishing for things we could have if we didn’t spend half our time wishing.

Alexander Woollcott

The less you talk, the more you’re listened to.

Pauline Phillips

You know how people always talk about how vision is the key to entrepreneurship and perseverance and really seeing what other people don’t see? We can actually redeem a fair amount of that folk wisdom.

Eric Ries

The model a lot of companies use is a very pyramidal model which sort of designates that all creativity, all wisdom flows from the top. We think that’s the absolute wrong model.

Richard Hayne

In order to predict effectively, we need to use science. And the reason that we need to use science is because then we can reproduce what we’re doing; it’s not just wisdom or guesswork. And if we can predict, then we can engineer the future.

Bruce Bueno de Mesquita

I don’t believe in a golden mean; I don’t believe you find policy wisdom between two polar points. I don’t dismiss that possibility, but I look at the platform that’s so ideologically based, that’s so dismissive of facts, of evidence, of science, and it’s frankly hard to take seriously.

Thomas E. Mann

A grandparent can be simply affirming. A grandparent has been there, done that child-raising stuff, and has the wisdom of experience. And so in some ways, they’re free to love without the anxiety of being the actual parents. They’re free to give.

Jewell Parker Rhodes

Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.

Pablo Picasso

It is almost everywhere the case that soon after it is begotten the greater part of human wisdom is laid to rest in repositories.

Georg C. Lichtenberg

I actually don’t think that I’m that much smarter than anybody else. It’s just that I frequently just seem to know what to do, and I think that’s wisdom.

Ben Carson

I’m a member of the 1960s generation. We didn’t have any wisdom.

P. J. O’Rourke

If your writing collides with the conventional wisdom, there’s going to be some kind of friction.

Pankaj Mishra

True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubteth not; he knoweth all things but his own ignorance.

Akhenaton

The democratic system is premised on trust in the masses’ wisdom. We believe that the collective is wiser than its parts and that, at the end of the day, it shall make the right choices and take the right decisions.

Yair Lapid

Knowledge is the consequence of time, and multitude of days are fittest to teach wisdom.

Jeremy Collier

While many of us never knew Ronald Reagan personally, we felt close to him because we shared his lighthearted sense of humor, admired his uncommon virtue, and were moved by his remarkable wisdom.

Randy Forbes

The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.

Michelangelo

I’m very accepting with my age. It’s like notches on your belt: experience, wisdom, and a different kind of beauty. There comes a day when you’ve become comfortable in your skin.

Zoe Saldana

Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end.

Leonard Nimoy

I chose Sony Classics, not just because of their practical experience, not just because of their wisdom in marketing, but mainly because of their integrity.

Arthur Cohn

We dwell in the house of the body, but its perfection and intricate life are the work of a wisdom which never relaxes dominion over a single cell.

George William Russell

The art of storytelling is reaching its end because the epic side of truth, wisdom, is dying out.

Walter Benjamin

Dr. Johnson has said that the chief glory of a country arises from its authors. But then that is only as they are oracles of wisdom; unless they teach virtue, they are more worthy of a halter than of the laurel.

Jane Porter

As you walk in God’s divine wisdom, you will surely begin to see a greater measure of victory and good success in your life.

Joseph Prince

When you get older, you learn certain life lessons. You apply that wisdom, and suddenly you say, ‘Hey, I’ve got a new lease on this thing. So let’s go.’

Robert Redford

One could surely argue that the Buddhist tradition, taken as a whole, represents the richest source of contemplative wisdom that any civilization has produced.

Sam Harris

As with many other folk beliefs, ‘feng-shui’ undoubtedly incorporates some scientifically correct observation or received wisdom based on direct experience of natural phenomena; but it needs to be dealt with skeptically as a credible system of thought. Some feng-shui prescriptions can certainly lead to desirable results.

Martin Filler

Wisdom oft times consists of knowing what to do next.

Herbert Hoover

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

Walter Scott

The seven wise men of Greece, so famous for their wisdom all the world over, acquired all that fame, each of them, by a single sentence consisting of two or three words.

Robert South

Second, this epic tale allows the audience to actually listen to the Native Americans and receive their wisdom. Spielberg conveys the respect for Native Americans that is normally lacking in Western films.

Beau Bridges

I’m not an academic philosopher, and don’t agree with the way the universities approach the subject. I’m a philosopher only in the very loose sense of someone interested in wisdom and well-being attained through reason. But I’m as interested in psychoanalysis and art as I am in philosophy.

Alain de Botton

We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom.

Stephen Vincent Benet

Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance.

Francis of Assisi

All wisdom does not reside in Delhi.

P. Chidambaram

India is known for its sobriety and wisdom, balanced and sensible thinking. We need strong institutions and we need good governance in the country.

Pratibha Patil

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

Horace

I’m now the elder in the position of doling out wisdom and trying to mend fences.

Jane Fonda

God has already done everything He’s going to do. The ball is now in your court. If you want success, if you want wisdom, if you want to be prosperous and healthy, you’re going to have to do more than meditate and believe; you must boldly declare words of faith and victory over yourself and your family.

Joel Osteen

The first point of wisdom is to discern that which is false; the second, to know that which is true.

Lactantius

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

Leave no stone unturned.

Euripides

I don’t think anybody who has any wisdom regrets a minute of their life, as long as it takes you to the next minute, when things get a little better, and even when it doesn’t.

Allan Gurganus

As far as feeling freedom in my career now versus five years ago… I think if I feel any more free it’s simply because of the experiences that I’ve had, and the wisdom I’ve accumulated from that time.

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.

Judy Garland

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you and I desire the blessings of life, of health, of vigor of body and mind; if we desire the destroying angel to pass us by, as he did in the days of the children of Israel, we must obey the Word of Wisdom; then God is bound, and the blessing shall come to us.

Heber J. Grant

Contrary to conventional wisdom, the blue blazer’s a bit of a loose cannon. A suit decided long ago what it wanted to be, and it doesn’t want to hear your ideas, but a blue blazer only got around to half the job. So it leaves it up to you to find its bottoms. Gray slacks, blue jeans, patterns, white pants and different blue shades all work.

Willie Geist

The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while.

Albert Einstein

It is now conventional wisdom that Americans do not care why we went to war in Iraq, that it is enough that the world is better off without Saddam Hussein.

Adam Schiff

But the law of God came from heaven indeed. God wrote it with his finger, it is the fountain of all wisdom, and therefore shall it continue for ever, and never have an end.

John Jewel

Today’s mighty oak is just yesterday’s nut, that held its ground.

David Icke

Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.

Epicurus

It is impossible to love and to be wise.

Francis Bacon

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