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Wisdom quotes (42)
Wisdom is like electricity. There is no permanently wise man but men capable of wisdom who being put into certain company or other favorable conditions become wise for a short time as glasses rubbed acquire electric power for a while.
Ralph Waldo Emerson Category: Wisdom
Of all our possessions wisdom alone is immortal.
Isocrates Category: Wisdom
Nine-tenths of wisdom consists of being wise in time.
Theodore Roosevelt Category: Wisdom
Wisdom alone is true ambitions aim Wisdom the source of virtue and of fame Obtained with labor for mankind employed And then when most you share it best enjoyed.
Alfred North Whitehead Category: Wisdom
The only medicine for suffering crime and all the other woes of mankind is wisdom.
Thomas Henry Huxley Category: Wisdom
I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
Abraham Lincoln Category: Wisdom
I have found that great people do have in common...an immense belief in themselves and in their mission. They also have gerat determination as well as an ability to work hard. At the crucial moment of decision they draw on their accumulated wisdom. Above all they have integrity.
Yousef Karsh Category: Wisdom
Wise men make proverbs but fools repeat them.
Samuel Palmer Category: Wisdom
Caution is the eldest child of wisdom.
Victor Hugo Category: Wisdom
To wisdom belongs the intellectual apprehension of things eternal; to knowledge the rational apprehension of things temporal.
Saint Augustine of Hippo Category: Wisdom
Wisdom often consists of knowing what to do next.
Herbert Clark Hoover Category: Wisdom
Wisdom is never dear provided the article be genuine.
Horace Greeley Category: Wisdom
ADAGE n. Boned wisdom for weak teeth.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce Category: Wisdom
Knowledge speaks but wisdom listens.
Jimi Hendrix Category: Wisdom
Wisdom is not acquired save as the result of investigation.
Sankara Acharya Category: Wisdom
If wisdom were offered me with this restriction that I should keep it close and not communicate it I would refuse the gift.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca Category: Wisdom
Head knowledge is good but heart knowledge is indispensable. The training of the hands and feet must be added to make a rounded education. We must all learn these days to become spiritual pioneers if we would save the world from chaos.
E. V. Hammond Category: Wisdom
Dost thou not know my son with how little wisdom the world is governed?
Count Axel Gustaffson Oxenstierna Category: Wisdom
Happy is the man that findeth wisdom and the man that getteth understanding. For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver and the gain thereof than fine gold.
The Bible Category: Wisdom
The bird of wisdom flies low and seeks her food under hedges; the eagle himself would be starved if he always soared aloft and against the sun.
Walter Savage Landor Category: Wisdom
Wisdom has taught us to be calm and meek To take one blow and turn the other cheek; It is not written what a man shall do If the rude caitiff smite the other too!
Oliver Wendell Holmes Category: Wisdom
To know That which before us lies in daily life Is the prime wisdom.
John Milton Category: Wisdom
Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.
David Starr Jordan Category: Wisdom
Wisdom and goodness to the vile seem vile; Filths savour but themselves.
William Shakespeare Category: Wisdom
The highest form of wisdom is kindness.
Unknown Category: Wisdom
As the kindled fire consumes the fuel so in the flame of wisdom the embers of action are burnt to ashes.
Bhagavad-Gita Category: Wisdom
It is unwise to be too sure of ones own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.
Mahatma Gandhi Category: Wisdom
Chorus: Zeus who guided men to think who laid it down that wisdom comes alone through suffering. Still there drips in sleep against the heart grief of memory; against our pleasure we are temperate.
Aeschylus Category: Wisdom
Wisdom is ofttimes nearer when we stoop Than when we soar
William Wordsworth Category: Wisdom
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
Proverb Category: Wisdom
Fear or stupidity has always been the basis of most human actions.
Albert Einstein Category: Wisdom
Wisdom is knowledge which has become a part of ones being.
Orison Swett Marden Category: Wisdom
A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.
Francis Bacon Category: Wisdom
Brute force bereft of wisdom falls to ruin by its own weight. Vis consili expers mole ruit sua.
Quintus Horatius Flaccus Horace Category: Wisdom
Humanity has passed through a long history of onesidedness and of a social condition that has always contained the potential of destruction despite its creative achievements in technology. The great project of our time must be to open the other eye: to see allsidedly and wholly to heal and transcend the cleavage between humanity and nature that came with early wisdom.
Murray Bookchin Category: Wisdom
It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
Henry David Thoreau Category: Wisdom
Intellect is invisible to the man who has none.
Arthur Schopenhauer Category: Wisdom
The wisest man is generally he who thinks himself the least so.
Nicholas Boileau Category: Wisdom
Knowledge comes but wisdom lingers.
Lord Alfred Tennyson Category: Wisdom
Do you not know my son with what little understanding the world is ruled?
Pope Julius III Category: Wisdom
Wisdom thoroughly learned will never be forgotten.
Pythagoras Category: Wisdom
I try to get people to see what I have.... When you run a computer company you have to get people to buy into your dreams.
Steven Paul (Steve) Jobs Category: Wisdom