Wisdom Quotes

250 Wisdom Quotes Latest 2020 Collection [Part 1]

A good memory is surely a compost heap that converts experience to wisdom, creativity, or dottiness; not that these things are of much earthly value, but at least they may keep you amused when the world is keeping you locked away or shutting you out.

Michael Leunig

Irony is the gaiety of reflection and the joy of wisdom.

Anatole France

Nobility of spirit has more to do with simplicity than ostentation, wisdom rather than wealth, commitment rather than ambition.

Riccardo Muti

Everyone talks about how, in your 30s, all of these growing pains transition into wisdom and you feel more self-assured and confident, but I think I had a bit of a jump-start on that at 27.

Solange Knowles

God in His wisdom has decided that He will reward no works but His own.

Johannes Tauler

To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.

Buddha

Authority without wisdom is like a heavy ax without an edge, fitter to bruise than polish.

Anne Bradstreet

It may almost be a question whether such wisdom as many of us have in our mature years has not come from the dying out of the power of temptation, rather than as the results of thought and resolution.

Anthony Trollope

Once you label me you negate me.

Soren Kierkegaard

What makes Superman a hero is not that he has power, but that he has the wisdom and the maturity to use the power wisely. From an acting point of view, that’s how I approached the part.

Christopher Reeve

Never say never, but the thought of electively cutting oneself is beyond my grasp, and I also object to it politically. Denying the lines on our faces makes a comment about age and wisdom I don’t care to make.

Debra Winger

It is not who is right, but what is right, that is of importance.

Thomas Huxley

A loving heart is the truest wisdom.

Charles Dickens

No single person can possess the wisdom to chart our course.

Jonathan Schell

Be happy. It’s one way of being wise.

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Women are stronger than men – they do not die of wisdom.

James Stephens

Never reach out your hand unless you’re willing to extend an arm.

Pope Paul VI

The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.

Michel de Montaigne

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.

Lao Tzu

You can practice to attain knowledge, but you can’t practice to attain wisdom.

Herbie Hancock

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

Wisdom is knowing when you can’t be wise.

Paul Engle

Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.

Sydney J. Harris

To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.

Bertrand Russell

The more I draw and write, the more I realise that accidents are a necessary part of any creative act, much more so than logic or wisdom. Sometimes a mistake is the only way of arriving at an original concept, and the history of successful inventions is full of mishaps, serendipity and unintended results.

Shaun Tan

We respect our elders. There is wisdom that comes from experience, and I am not going to stop learning from wise counsel.

Marcia Fudge

For all my education, accomplishments, and so called ‘wisdom’… I can’t fathom my own heart.

Michael Caine

Look around for a place to sow a few seeds.

Henry Van Dyke

Whenever you argue with another wiser than yourself in order that others may admire your wisdom, they will discover your ignorance.

Saadi

The long-standing wisdom that everyone wins in a single world market has been undermined. Global trade, capital flows, and immigration are declining.

Roger Altman

The greater our knowledge increases the more our ignorance unfolds.

John F. Kennedy

I’ve always enjoyed doing challenging things and also challenging common wisdom.

Stefan Hell

Conventional wisdom on government’s role in inequality often has it backwards. Tax reforms have resulted in a more progressive federal income tax; government transfer payments have become less progressive.

Paul Ryan

He who learns must suffer. 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

Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.

Confucius

A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow.

Charlotte Bronte

When defeat is inevitable, it is wisest to yield.

Quintilian

Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.

H. L. Mencken

In the long-run every Government is the exact symbol of its People, with their wisdom and unwisdom; we have to say, Like People like Government.

Thomas Carlyle

There’s something peculiar about writing fiction. It requires an interesting balance between seeing the world as a child and having the wisdom of a middle-aged person. The further you get from childhood and the experience of the teenage years, the greater the danger of losing that wellspring.

Kazuo Ishiguro

Always seek out the seed of triumph in every adversity.

Og Mandino

Wisdom is nothing but a preparation of the soul, a capacity, a secret art of thinking, feeling and breathing thoughts of unity at every moment of life.

Herman Hesse

The soul’s joy lies in doing.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Spending two years on my uncle’s ranch in Montana as a young man gave me the wisdom and the thrust to do westerns.

Robert Duvall

I imagine God to be like my father. My father was always the voice of certainty in my life. Certainty in the wisdom, certainty in the path, certainty always in God. For me God is certainty in everything. Certainty that everything is good and everything is God.

Yehuda Berg

Science is always discovering odd scraps of magical wisdom and making a tremendous fuss about its cleverness.

Aleister Crowley

It’s a horrible idea that God, this paragon of wisdom and knowledge, power, couldn’t think of a better way to forgive us our sins than to come down to Earth in his alter ego as his son and have himself hideously tortured and executed so that he could forgive himself.

Richard Dawkins

Common wisdom dictates that the vice president should provide balance to the ticket by representing a different part of the country, another set of experiences, or a basketful of electoral votes.

Madeleine M. Kunin

My mom calls me an older soul because, growing up, she taught me stuff real early. Now I spend most of my time chasing wisdom, chasing understanding.

Ray Lewis

There is a universal, intelligent, life force that exists within everyone and everything. It resides within each one of us as a deep wisdom, an inner knowing. We can access this wonderful source of knowledge and wisdom through our intuition, an inner sense that tells us what feels right and true for us at any given moment.

Shakti Gawain

Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.

Immanuel Kant

The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.

John F. Kennedy

You know, many people have said that I’m on the edge and I’m maverick for some of the big operations that I’ve done. I’m not at all. I pray; I ask God to give me wisdom, ‘Should I do it?’, guidance in terms of how to do it, who to consult with. All those kind of things are incredibly important.

Ben Carson

Once I turned 35, I got the bonus of some wisdom and began to accept life on its own terms.

Mike Myers

If you want to go east, don’t go west.

Ramakrishna

Wisdom comes by disillusionment.

George Santayana

As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round.

Ben Hogan

Mainstream media tend to just mouth the conventional wisdom, to see everything through the filter of right and left.

Arianna Huffington

People seldom refuse help, if one offers it in the right way.

A. C. Benson

When written in Chinese, the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.

John F. Kennedy

Man’s wisdom is his best friend; folly his worst enemy.

William Temple

Novels are the Socratic dialogues of our time. Practical wisdom fled from school wisdom into this liberal form.

Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

There is often, in the affairs of government, more efficiency and wisdom in non-action than in action.

John C. Calhoun

The Divine of the Lord in heaven is love, for the reason that love is receptive of all things of heaven, such as peace, intelligence, wisdom and happiness.

Emanuel Swedenborg

Don’t taunt the alligator until after you’ve crossed the creek.

Dan Rather

Rightly defined philosophy is simply the love of wisdom.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

It is not wisdom but Authority that makes a law.

Thomas Hobbes

Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Be as you wish to seem.

Socrates

If you were to offer a thirsty man all wisdom, you would not please him more than if you gave him a drink.

Sophocles

What evolution tells us is that we are part of a grand, dynamic, and ever-changing fabric of life that covers our planet. Even to a person of faith, in fact especially to a person of faith, an understanding of the evolutionary process should only deepen their appreciation of the scope and wisdom of the creator’s work.

Kenneth R. Miller

One of the advantages of having gone to Penn State was having had a scholar for a mentor – Philip Young. Also, a professional writer named Philip Klass taught there. He was a science fiction writer whose pseudonym was William Tenn. As a professional writer, he brought wisdom to teaching because he’d done it for a living.

David Morrell

The higher we are placed, the more humbly we should walk.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

My aim, then, was to whip the rebels, to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us. Fear is the beginning of wisdom.

William Tecumseh Sherman

All things must come to the soul from its roots, from where it is planted.

Saint Teresa of Avila

The will to set values and the power to make them law are jointly at the bottom of all operative norms. When linked to divine wisdom, this source of moral law is still in safe hands which man can trust.

Hans Jonas

First appearance deceives many.

Ovid

The philosophy of life is this: Life is not a struggle, not a tension… Life is bliss. It is eternal wisdom, eternal existence.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Silence is true wisdom’s best reply.

Euripides

In the beginning, Adam was instructed to earn the bread by the sweat of his brow – not Eve. Contrary to conventional wisdom, a mother’s place is in the home!

Ezra Taft Benson

Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn. They teach you there’s a boundary line to music. But, man, there’s no boundary line to art.

Charlie Parker

The online musical universe has become Balkanized, with many sites focusing on minute niches. That works well for reaching very specific demographics, which is wonderful for advertising, but it flies in the face of the common wisdom that people’s tastes have become more diverse as music of any description has become a mouse-click away.

Michael Azerrad

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

Democracy, loudly upheld as a cure for much of the ailing world, has proved no guarantor of political wisdom, even if it remains the least bad form of government.

Pankaj Mishra

To wear your heart on your sleeve isn’t a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best.

Margaret Thatcher

Clearly older women and especially older women who have led an active life or elder women who successfully maneuver through their own family life have so much to teach us about sharing, patience, and wisdom.

Alice Walker

Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself.

Khalil Gibran

It is essential to employ, trust, and reward those whose perspective, ability, and judgment are radically different from yours. It is also rare, for it requires uncommon humility, tolerance, and wisdom.

Dee Hock

But in its final creation it was not the part of the Father’s power to fail as though exhausted. It was not the part of His wisdom to waver in a needful matter through poverty of counsel.

Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

‘Focusing’ is no conventional repackaging of self-help wisdom. It is at once a manual and a philosophy. It talks about the body’s wisdom, the steps of the focusing technique, how to discover the richness in others by learning to listen.

Marilyn Ferguson

The truest wisdom is a resolute determination.

Napoleon Bonaparte

The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification.

Martin H. Fischer

The gods do not need sacrifices, so what might one do to please them? Acquire wisdom, it seems to me, and do all the good in one’s power to those humans who deserve it.

Apollonius of Tyana

Wisdom is not acquired save as the result of investigation.

Sara Teasdale

Because in the school of the Spirit man learns wisdom through humility, knowledge by forgetting, how to speak by silence, how to live by dying.

Johannes Tauler

Wisdom alone is the science of other sciences.

Plato

Everyone has always underestimated a company headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. The New York boys thought they could take me on, that nobody out here has any knowledge or wisdom.

Jon Huntsman, Sr.

The experience gathered from books, though often valuable, is but the nature of learning; whereas the experience gained from actual life is one of the nature of wisdom.

Samuel Smiles

Knowledge is not just the preserve of the educated elite. Just because someone has not had a formal education, that does not mean he does not have wisdom and common sense.

Vikas Swarup

I’m particularly interested in black swan events: unprecedented surprises that destroy the conventional wisdom about how the world works.

Paolo Bacigalupi

Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.

Archimedes

The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.

Benjamin Franklin

They whom truth and wisdom lead, can gather honey from a weed.

William Cowper

In my fifties, I was still in creation mode. Now I have more of a responsibility to step back and mentor and offer wisdom, offer sign posts on the path.

Jodie Evans

We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.

Max de Pree

Peace is a fragile thing. It takes courage to secure it. It takes wisdom to maintain it.

Jenny Shipley

It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them.

Epictetus

For the Holy Ghost blesses us with optimism and wisdom at times of challenge that we simply cannot muster on our own.

Sheri L. Dew

Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.

John Wooden

If fortune favors you do not be elated; if she frowns do not despond.

Ausonius

After all my possessions had been burned, God gave me the wisdom to return to Jerusalem.

Shmuel Yosef Agnon

Words of wisdom are spoken by children at least as often as scientists.

James Newman

Kindness is wisdom.

Philip James Bailey

The ‘wisdom of the crowds’ is the most ridiculous statement I’ve heard in my life. Crowds are dumb.

Drew Curtis

When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.

Confucius

The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.

William Arthur Ward

Information is not knowledge, and knowledge is not wisdom. Reading – even browsing – an old book can yield sustenance denied by a database search. Patience is a virtue, gluttony a sin.

James Gleick

What I want is to have people’s notion of adulthood no longer be so defined by being a parent. There is some kind of conventional wisdom that you’re not really a mature person until you become a parent.

Meghan Daum

Not engaging in ignorance is wisdom.

Bodhidharma

I’ve led a school whose faculty and students examine and discuss and debate every aspect of our law and legal system. And what I’ve learned most is that no one has a monopoly on truth or wisdom. I’ve learned that we make progress by listening to each other, across every apparent political or ideological divide.

Elena Kagan

Even when you have doubts, take that step. Take chances. Mistakes are never a failure – they can be turned into wisdom.

Cat Cora

Doubt is the vestibule through which all must pass before they can enter into the temple of wisdom.

Charles Caleb Colton

The philosophy I love is very selective. It is really just the bit that is involved in a search for wisdom, and this means a short roll call of names; Socrates, Marcus Aurelius, Seneca, Epicurus, Montaigne, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche.

Alain de Botton

Moderation is the inseparable companion of wisdom, but with it genius has not even a nodding acquaintance.

Charles Caleb Colton

Ending poverty calls for humility, honesty, freedom from ideology and refusal to accept cruel simplicities about anyone’s human potential. It requires listening to the wisdom and cutting the nonsense from both the Right and the Left.

Donella Meadows

In regard of the rich grace and wisdom of his love toward his people; for who sees not, but that it is a curse to be unready as these foolish virgins, who were therefore shut out.

Thomas Shepard

I know more about what it’s like to be elderly and infirm and kind of stupid, the way you get forgetful, but on the other hand I’m a littler, wiser, dare we say? The word ‘wisdom’ has kind of faded out of our vocabulary, but yeah, I’m a little wiser.

John Updike

If elected Speaker, I promise you that we will have the courage to lead the fight for our conservative principles and make our case to the American people. But we will also have the wisdom to listen to our constituents and each other so that we always move forward together.

Kevin McCarthy

We never understand how little we need in this world until we know the loss of it.

James M. Barrie

If we have built on the fragile cornerstones of human wisdom, pride, and conditional love, things may look good for a while, but a weak foundation causes collapse when storms hit.

Charles Stanley

I acknowledge the privilege of being alive in a human body at this moment, endowed with senses, memories, emotions, thoughts, and the space of mind in its wisdom aspect.

Alex Grey

Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to the praise that deceives them.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Wisdom consists not so much in knowing what to do in the ultimate as knowing what to do next.

Herbert Hoover

History does not repeat itself. Nor does it unfold in cycles. The real future is contingent, rich beyond imagining, a perennial gobsmack, tragic and glorious in equal measure; the pundits’ future, spun of ‘conventional wisdom,’ is only a sucker punch to that common-sense fact.

Rick Perlstein

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

Henry Miller

If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.

Lewis Carroll

It is costly wisdom that is bought by experience.

Roger Ascham

The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.

William Blake

Patience is the companion of wisdom.

Saint Augustine

Rarely promise, but, if lawful, constantly perform.

William Penn

I listen to the older people who talk to me. I call them my old heads, people with a lot of wisdom. They’ll teach you a lot if you listen.

Stefon Diggs

Your law may be perfect, your knowledge of human affairs may be such as to enable you to apply it with wisdom and skill, and yet without individual acquaintance with men, their haunts and habits, the pursuit of the profession becomes difficult, slow, and expensive.

William Dunbar

To be satisfied with a little, is the greatest wisdom; and he that increaseth his riches, increaseth his cares; but a contented mind is a hidden treasure, and trouble findeth it not.

Akhenaton

Arianna Huffington has exercised her renowned wisdom to give journalism another boost along the ever busier Internet. Her blog site promises to be an interesting challenge for those of us lucky enough to be invited to participate with our occasional contributions.

Walter Cronkite

If the highest things are unknowable, then the highest capacity or virtue of man cannot be theoretical wisdom.

Leo Strauss

Knowledge is marvelous, but wisdom is even better.

Kay Redfield Jamison

Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom.

Mary Browne

It may be assumed as an axiom that Providence has never gifted any political party with all of political wisdom or blinded it with all of political folly.

John George Nicolay

A musical, like most religions, provides the audience or followers with a sense of belonging. Religious services, on the other hand, with their staged performances, invigorating songs, popular wisdom and shared experience, are almost a form of community theater.

Lisa Randall

A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right.

Thomas Paine

We live in a culture that doesn’t acknowledge or validate human intuition and doesn’t encourage us to rely on our intuitive wisdom.

Shakti Gawain

Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity.

Saint Augustine

In world mythology, there are countless examples of tragic characters whose greatest strength is also the source of their undoing. But the ancient Greeks and Romans also held the view that acceptance is the beginning of wisdom.

Simon Van Booy

Memory is the mother of all wisdom.

Aeschylus

There should be a point to movies. Sure, you’re giving people a diversion from the cold world for a bit, but at the same time, you pass on some facts and rules and maybe a little bit of wisdom.

George Lucas

Nothing energizes me more than to burrow myself under a pile of received wisdom and emerge triumphant with the truth.

Timothy Noah

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn’t be done.

Amelia Earhart

I’m at the transition place myself, still playing high school girls but moving to a stage when I’m playing older roles and going to the places of stillness and wisdom and knowledge and weight. It’s exciting and scary.

Tatiana Maslany

Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.

Francis Bacon

Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad.

Brian O’Driscoll

Knowledge is proud that it knows so much; wisdom is humble that it knows no more.

William Cowper

The war… was an unnecessary condition of affairs, and might have been avoided if forebearance and wisdom had been practiced on both sides.

Robert E. Lee

God the Father, the supreme Architect, had already built this cosmic home we behold, the most sacred temple of His godhead, by the laws of His mysterious wisdom.

Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

There’s always a miasma of misinformation emerging from the higher education sector as to which are the ‘best’ courses to take. My advice would always be to ignore the perceived wisdom and look for the most reliable evidence on the ground.

David Puttnam

Wisdom and goodness are twin-born, one heart must hold both sisters, never seen apart.

William Dean Howells

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

It seems to me that, in every culture, I come across a chapter headed ‘Wisdom.’ And then I know exactly what is going to follow: ‘Vanity of vanities, all is vanity.’

Ludwig Wittgenstein

It is astonishing what force, purity, and wisdom it requires for a human being to keep clear of falsehoods.

Margaret Fuller

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

Doug Larson

Any successful nominee should possess both the temperament to interpret the law and the wisdom to do so fairly. The next Supreme Court Justice should have a record of protecting individual rights and a strong willingness to put aside any political agenda.

Bennie Thompson

This ceremony and the intellectual aura associated with the Nobel Prizes have grown from the wisdom of a practical chemist who wrote a remarkable will.

Stanford Moore

Wisdom is knowledge which has become a part of one’s being.

Orison Swett Marden

The biggest handicap in research is an ability to think outside the box. The handicap is being encumbered by all the conventional wisdom in a given field.

Aubrey de Grey

A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

When you doubt, abstain.

Ambrose Bierce

Slow and steady wins the race.

Robert Lloyd

I’m married. My wife, Stella – a beautiful woman. She’s brought a lot of peace to my life, a lot of wisdom.

Anthony Hopkins

Writing is no dying art form in America because most published writers here accept the wisdom and the necessity of encouraging the talent that follows in their footsteps.

Elizabeth George

You can’t sweep other people off their feet, if you can’t be swept off your own.

Clarence Day

Wisdom sails with wind and time.

John Florio

Cultures have long heard wisdom in non-human voices: Apollo, god of music, medicine and knowledge, came to Delphi in the form of a dolphin. But dolphins, which fill the oceans with blipping and chirping, and whales, which mew and caw in ultramarine jazz – a true rhapsody in blue – are hunted to the edge of silence.

Jay Griffiths

The beginning of wisdom is to desire it.

Solomon Ibn Gabirol

The all-seeing eye of God beheld our deplorable state; infinite pity touched the heart of the Father of mercies; and infinite wisdom laid the plan of our recovery.

David Brainerd

We can’t really digest food unless there’s hunger. So we can’t really assimilate spiritual wisdom unless we feel the need for it.

Radhanath Swami

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.

John Muir

Perhaps too much of everything is as bad as too little.

Edna Ferber

The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Excellence, then, is a state concerned with choice, lying in a mean, relative to us, this being determined by reason and in the way in which the man of practical wisdom would determine it.

Aristotle

Vanity can easily overtake wisdom. It usually overtakes common sense.

Julian Casablancas

Wisdom is always an overmatch for strength.

Phil Jackson

Has Werner Herzog ever said anything that wasn’t true? What a brilliant fountain of wisdom. Everything he touches I’m just fascinated by.

Dan Gilroy

Spiritual teachers and artists that have opened the eye of wisdom for the world, and visionary community builders, have influenced my work.

Alex Grey

‘Swan,’ by Mary Oliver. Poems and prose. Reading from this book is as if visiting a very wise friend. There is wisdom and welcoming kindness on every page.

Jessye Norman

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

Reinhold Niebuhr

Be there a will, and wisdom finds a way.

George Crabbe

Beauty, the eternal Spouse of the Wisdom of God and Angel of his Presence thru’ all creation.

Robert Bridges

Conventional wisdom is not always the best wisdom.

Doug Ducey

Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom.

Euripides

Lord, bless me with the ability to achieve all that I can, and the wisdom to realize it doesn’t all have to be by tomorrow!

William Eardley IV

Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, be fortified by it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it.

Hermann Hesse

Virtues are acquired through endeavor, which rests wholly upon yourself.

Sidney Lanier

To avoid entangling alliances has been a maxim of our policy ever since the days of Washington, and its wisdom no one will attempt to dispute.

James Buchanan

I understand that there’s a certain energy in youth, no question, in terms of pursuing jobs. But there is wisdom in age. It’s too bad that the two can’t come together because I do think that people are dropped from what they’re really good at too soon.

Rene Russo

In my own personal life, God plays a great role in the risk, because I pray before I go into the operating room for every case, and I ask him to give me wisdom, to help me to know what to do – and not only for operating, but for everything.

Ben Carson

The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily. This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and of wisdom.

Plato

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

Francis Quarles

To think the world therefore a general Bedlam, or place of madmen, and oneself a physician, is the most necessary point of present wisdom: an important imagination, and the way to happiness.

Thomas Traherne

Analysts may be correct that the presidential election won’t primarily turn on entitlements reform, but by choosing Paul Ryan as his running mate, Mitt Romney can, contrary to conventional wisdom, make it a winning issue and lay the foundation for a reform mandate when he wins.

David Limbaugh

Much wisdom often goes with fewest words.

Sophocles

‘Star Trek’ was an attempt to say humanity will reach maturity and wisdom on the day that it begins not just to tolerate but take a special delight in differences in ideas and differences in lifeforms.

Gene Roddenberry

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

We all have within us a deep wisdom, but sometimes we don’t know we have it.

Shakti Gawain

Most people in the Western world grow up with the received wisdom that Mozart was a genius. But few people necessarily know why. More than anyone else, he captured this something which is the human condition, the fine line that we all constantly dance between joy and pain, between absolute happiness and absolute heartbreak.

Charles Hazlewood

If to live is to progress, if you are lucky, from foolishness to wisdom, then to write novels is to broadcast the various stages of your foolishness.

Jane Smiley

Wisdom not only gets, but once got, retains.

Francis Quarles

We are wiser than we know.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Genius unrefined resembles a flash of lightning, but wisdom is like the sun.

Franz Grillparzer

Wise men make more opportunities than they find.

Francis Bacon

Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech.

Plutarch

Wisdom alone is true ambition’s aim, wisdom is the source of virtue and of fame; obtained with labour, for mankind employed, and then, when most you share it, best enjoyed.

Alfred North Whitehead

But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint.

Edmund Burke

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

What is man’s ultimate direction in life? It is to look for love, truth, virtue, and beauty.

Shinichi Suzuki

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance – it is the illusion of knowledge.

Daniel J. Boorstin

I did learn that some of the things that are great for locker rooms are inappropriate for political discourse. That’s a wisdom I’ve garnered.

George Allen

Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.

Colin Powell

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

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.

John Muir

Learning sleeps and snores in libraries, but wisdom is everywhere, wide awake, on tiptoe.

Josh Billings

Courage is always the surest wisdom.

Wilfred Grenfell

In justice to human society it may perhaps be said of almost all the polities and civil institutions in the world, however imperfect, that they have been founded in and carried on with very considerable wisdom.

Ezra Stiles

Practical wisdom is what’s called for in situations that have a moral dimension to them.

Barry Schwartz

The philosophies of one age have become the absurdities of the next, and the foolishness of yesterday has become the wisdom of tomorrow.

William Osler

The Founding Fathers in their wisdom decided that children were an unnatural strain on parents. So they provided jails called schools, equipped with tortures called an education.

John Updike

They are few in the midst of an overwhelming mass of brute force, and their submission is wisdom; but for a nation like England to submit to be robbed by any invader who chooses to visit her shores seemed to me to be nonsense.

George Combe

Purity engenders Wisdom, Passion avarice, and Ignorance folly, infatuation and darkness.

Cyril Connolly

When we looked at the life cycle in our 40s, we looked to old people for wisdom. At 80, though, we look at other 80-year-olds to see who got wise and who not. Lots of old people don’t get wise, but you don’t get wise unless you age.

Erik Erikson

Now our founding fathers had the wisdom to know that social acceptance and popularity were fleeing, and that this country’s principles needed to be rooted in strengths greater than the passions and the emotions of the times.

Chris Christie

A man should always consider how much he has more than he wants.

Joseph Addison

I don’t think I really have any wisdom. Stay out of trouble. Good luck. Stay away from women because they will burn you, haha.

Jason Aldean

Man is only great when he acts from passion.

Benjamin Disraeli

Without freedom of thought, there can be no such thing as wisdom – and no such thing as public liberty without freedom of speech.

Benjamin Franklin

The opinion which other people have of you is their problem, not yours.

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

In my life, I was always floating around the edge of the dark side and saying what if take it a little bit too far, and who says you have to stop there, and what’s behind the next door. Maybe you gain a wisdom from examining those things. But after a while, you get too far down in the quicksand.

Trent Reznor

One part of wisdom is knowing what you don’t need anymore and letting it go.

Jane Fonda

Many spiritual teachers – in Buddhism, in Islam – have talked about first-hand experience of the world as an important part of the path to wisdom, to enlightenment.

bell hooks

I know conventional wisdom has always been to go to Europe, and I did that early on, and I tried it, but I realised pretty quickly if I wasn’t playing, nothing else mattered – I wasn’t going to be happy.

Landon Donovan

Remarkable contributions are typically spawned by a passionate commitment to transcendent values such as beauty, truth, wisdom, justice, charity, fidelity, joy, courage and honor.

Gary Hamel

Age is a terrible avenger. The lessons of life give you so much to work with, but by the time you’ve got all this great wisdom, you don’t get to be young anymore.

Elizabeth Wurtzel

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