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.
~Bible

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.
~Bible

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.
~Confucius

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.
~Socrates

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.
~Sophocles

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

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.
~Seneca.

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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