Wisdom Quotes

A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.
~Oscar Wilde

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

During a carnival, people put masks over their masks.
~Xavier Forneret

Wisdom comes by disillusionment.
~George Santayana

Isolation is always a good breeding ground for prejudice.
~Malcolm Hedding

Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences.
~Norman Cousins

Wisdom is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.
~ Bible

Wisdom is a treasure, the key whereof is never lost.
~Edward Counsel

He taketh wise in their own craftiness: and the counsel of the froward is carried headlong.

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
~Mahatma Gandhi

Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.

I believe that all wisdom consists in caring immensely for a few right things, and not caring a straw about the rest.
~John Buchan

Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.
~ Bible

Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
~Albert Einstein

Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. This is another paradox: what is soft is strong.
~Lao-Tzu (600 B.C.)

For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.
~ Bible

He who knows others is learned; he who knows himself is wise.
~Lao Tze

Don’t approach a goat from the front, a horse from the back or a fool from any side.
~Yiddish Proverb

A great memory is never made synonymous with wisdom, any more than a dictionary would be called a treatise.
~John Henry Cardinal Newman

The well bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves.
~Oscar Wilde

Information is not knowledge, knowledge is not wisdom, wisdom is not truth, truth is not beauty, beauty is not love.
~Frank Zappa

It is because the old have forgotten life that they preach wisdom.
~Philip Moeller

Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.
~Thomas Jefferson

The wisdom of nations lies in their proverbs,
which are brief and pithy.
~William Penn

Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it.
~David Starr Jordan

Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience.
~James Boswell

Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.

If you don’t like the road you’re walking, pave another one.
~Dolly Parton

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.
~Alfred Tennyson

Wisdom begins in wonder.

The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook.
~William James

Wisdom doesn’t necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.
~Tom Wilson

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

We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.
~ George Bernard Shaw

Wisdom is what’s left after we’ve run out of personal opinions.
~Cullen Hightower

Force without wisdom falls of its own weight.
~Horace (65 BC – 8 BC), Odes

Wisdom is a sacred communion.
~Victor Hugo

Too bad that all the people who really know how to run the country are busy driving taxi cabs and cutting hair.
~George Burns

An ounce of emotion is equal to a ton of facts.
~John Junor

No man is wise enough by himself.
~ Titus Maccius Plautus

Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
~ Baltasar Gracian

Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life.
~Sandara Carey

Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.
~David Star Jordan

Let men be wise by instinct if they can, but when this fails be wise by good advice.

The more you know, the less you need to show.

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

It is the path of least resistance that makes rivers and men crooked.
~B. J. Palmer.

Patience is the companion of wisdom.
~St. Augustine

Nothing is so hard for those who abound in riches to conceive how others can be in want.
~Jonathan Swift.

The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.
~ William Shakespeare

A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.
~William Blake

Wisdom begins at the end.
~Daniel Webster

Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
~George Bernard Shaw.

We can be Knowledgeable with other men’s knowledge, but we cannot be wise with other men’s wisdom.
~Michel de Montaigne

Fear less, hope more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours.
~Swedish Proverb

The mind unlearns with difficulty what it has long learned.

Wisdom and folly are equal before the face of Infinity, for Infinity knows them not.
~Leonid Andreyev

Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.
~Elbert Hubbard

If you have read though all the quotations, you will have become wiser.

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