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Wisdom quotes (42)

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

Wisdom is not acquired save as the result of investigation.
Sankara Acharya   Category: Wisdom

Wise men make proverbs but fools repeat them.
Samuel Palmer   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

It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
Henry David Thoreau   Category: Wisdom

Of all our possessions wisdom alone is immortal.
Isocrates   Category: Wisdom

Wisdom is never dear provided the article be genuine.
Horace Greeley   Category: Wisdom

I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Wisdom

Wisdom thoroughly learned will never be forgotten.
Pythagoras   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

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

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

Caution is the eldest child of wisdom.
Victor Hugo   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

Wisdom often consists of knowing what to do next.
Herbert Clark Hoover   Category: Wisdom

Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
Proverb   Category: Wisdom

Wisdom is ofttimes nearer when we stoop Than when we soar
William Wordsworth   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

The wisest man is generally he who thinks himself the least so.
Nicholas Boileau   Category: Wisdom

The highest form of wisdom is kindness.
Unknown   Category: Wisdom

A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.
Francis Bacon   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

Wisdom and goodness to the vile seem vile; Filths savour but themselves.
William Shakespeare   Category: Wisdom

To know That which before us lies in daily life Is the prime wisdom.
John Milton   Category: Wisdom

The only medicine for suffering crime and all the other woes of mankind is wisdom.
Thomas Henry Huxley   Category: Wisdom

ADAGE n. Boned wisdom for weak teeth.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Wisdom

Do you not know my son with what little understanding the world is ruled?
Pope Julius III   Category: Wisdom

Knowledge speaks but wisdom listens.
Jimi Hendrix   Category: Wisdom

Fear or stupidity has always been the basis of most human actions.
Albert Einstein   Category: Wisdom

Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.
David Starr Jordan   Category: Wisdom

Nine-tenths of wisdom consists of being wise in time.
Theodore Roosevelt   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

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

To wisdom belongs the intellectual apprehension of things eternal; to knowledge the rational apprehension of things temporal.
Saint Augustine of Hippo   Category: Wisdom

Wisdom is knowledge which has become a part of ones being.
Orison Swett Marden   Category: Wisdom

Intellect is invisible to the man who has none.
Arthur Schopenhauer   Category: Wisdom

Dost thou not know my son with how little wisdom the world is governed?
Count Axel Gustaffson Oxenstierna   Category: Wisdom

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

Humanity has passed through a long history of one–sidedness 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 all–sidedly and wholly to heal and transcend the cleavage between humanity and nature that came with early wisdom.
Murray Bookchin   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

Knowledge comes but wisdom lingers.
Lord Alfred Tennyson   Category: Wisdom