We have collected the best Wisdom Quotes by famous authors including Plato, William Blake, Elena Kagan, Charlie Parker, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.
There are three classes of men; lovers of wisdom, lovers of honor, and lovers of gain.
The hours of folly are measured by the clock; but of wisdom, no clock can measure.
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.
Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom.
Where can we find greater structural clarity than in the wooden buildings of old? Where else can we find such unity of material, construction and form? here, the wisdom of whole generations is stored.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Books are but waste paper unless we spend in action the wisdom we get from thought – asleep. When we are weary of the living, we may repair to the dead, who have nothing of peevishness, pride, or design in their conversation.
William Butler Yeats
Memory is not wisdom; idiots can by rote repeat volumes. Yet what is wisdom without memory?
Martin Farquhar Tupper
The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Suffering is one of life’s great teachers.
Bryant H. McGill
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
When an opponent comes forward, move in and greet him; if he wants to pull back, send him on his way.
The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.
Wisdom denotes the pursuing of the best ends by the best means.
If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
I know that inner wisdom is more precious than wealth. The more you spend it, the more you gain.
Books give not wisdom where none was before. But where some is, there reading makes it more.
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.
Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life – in firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do as well as to talk; and to make our words and actions all of a color.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
I am not the first Buddha who came upon Earth, nor shall I be the last. In due time, another Buddha will arise in the world – a Holy One, a supremely enlightened One, endowed with wisdom in conduct, auspicious, knowing the universe, an incomparable leader of men, a master of angels and mortals.
Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
But the law of God came from heaven indeed. God wrote it with his finger, it is the fountain of all wisdom, and therefore shall it continue for ever, and never have an end.
Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again.
The perceived wisdom is that people do not go in large numbers to black-and-white movies anymore – which is a great shame, but I’d love to make a black-and-white movie one day.
F. Lee Bailey had been an inspiration to me. It was my desire to have him behind the scenes, to rely on his great wisdom and his brainpower, but I did not feel he should be in the courtroom.
The greatest wisdom is to realize one’s lack of it.
Between saying and doing, many a pair of shoes is worn out.
This is perhaps the most profound meaning of the book of Job, the best example of wisdom.
Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.
I actually don’t think that I’m that much smarter than anybody else. It’s just that I frequently just seem to know what to do, and I think that’s wisdom.
I have no agenda except to be funny. Neither I or the writers profess to offer any worldly wisdom.
Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their wisdom.
Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.
We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.
Henry Ward Beecher
If you call failures experiments, you can put them in your resume and claim them as achievements.
Your aim will be knowledge and wisdom, not the reflected glamour of fame.
Abbott L. Lowell
Appearances are often deceiving.
When written in Chinese, the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
John F. Kennedy
I believe the reason we sleep is not just to allow our body to rest but that it is to allow this inner wisdom to speak to us through symbols. This includes the body or somatic problems as well as psychological ones. Dreams and drawings are useful in diagnosing physical conditions.
Hurricane Katrina overwhelmed levees and exploded the conventional wisdom about a shared American prosperity, exposing a group of people so poor they didn’t have $50 for a bus ticket out of town. If we want to learn something from this disaster, the lesson ought to be: America’s poor deserve better than this.
Michael Eric Dyson
It is astonishing with how little wisdom mankind can be governed, when that little wisdom is its own.
Before we acquire great power we must acquire wisdom to use it well.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There are three methods to gaining wisdom. The first is reflection, which is the highest. The second is limitation, which is the easiest. The third is experience, which is the bitterest.
We are wiser than we know.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
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.
Knowledge is going to make you stronger. Knowledge is going to let you control your life. Knowledge is going to give you the wisdom to teach their children. Knowledge is the thing that makes you smile in the face of disaster.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
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.
Mistakes are the usual bridge between inexperience and wisdom.
You’ve got to go out on a limb sometimes because that’s where the fruit is.
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
Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away.
He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.
You have to find out what’s right for you, so it’s trial and error. You are going to be all right if you accept realistic goals for yourself.
Always keep an open mind and a compassionate heart.
Wisdom is keeping a sense of fallibility of all our views and opinions.
Purity engenders Wisdom, Passion avarice, and Ignorance folly, infatuation and darkness.
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.
Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.
Be as you wish to seem.
Knowledge is the consequence of time, and multitude of days are fittest to teach wisdom.
If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner.
Omar N. Bradley
And it is no less true, that personal security and private property rest entirely upon the wisdom, the stability, and the integrity of the courts of justice.
Life is a travelling to the edge of knowledge, then a leap taken.
D. H. Lawrence
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
Always keep your mind as bright and clear as the vast sky, the great ocean, and the highest peak, empty of all thoughts. Always keep your body filled with light and heat. Fill yourself with the power of wisdom and enlightenment.
The world is a diverse place. Nobody has a monopoly on virtue or wisdom.
Lee Hsien Loong
We never understand how little we need in this world until we know the loss of it.
James M. Barrie
There is a wisdom in this beyond the rules of physic: a man’s own observation what he finds good of and what he finds hurt of is the best physic to preserve health.
After many years of great mercy, after tasting of the powers of the world to come, we still are so weak, so foolish; but, oh! when we get away from self to God, there all is truth and purity and holiness, and our heart finds peace, wisdom, completeness, delight, joy, victory.
Learning sleeps and snores in libraries, but wisdom is everywhere, wide awake, on tiptoe.
Most things break, including hearts. The lessons of life amount not to wisdom, but to scar tissue and callus.
In garden arrangement, as in all other kinds of decorative work, one has not only to acquire a knowledge of what to do, but also to gain some wisdom in perceiving what it is well to let alone.
In seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it – thou art a fool.
Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
He was gifted with the sly, sharp instinct for self-preservation that passes for wisdom among the rich.
It is better to rust out than wear out.
Where is the Life we have lost in living? Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?
T. S. Eliot
To suppose more than one supreme Source of infinite wisdom, power, and all perfections, is to assert that there is no supreme Being in existence.
The seat of knowledge is in the head; of wisdom, in the heart. We are sure to judge wrong, if we do not feel right.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Honesty is the rarest wealth anyone can possess, and yet all the honesty in the world ain’t lawful tender for a loaf of bread.
I’ll come to you with gifts of knowledge, wisdom and truth.
Raising children is an incredibly hard and risky business in which no cumulative wisdom is gained: each generation repeats the mistakes the previous one made.
It is plain to me that our prelates, in granting indulgences, do commonly blaspheme the wisdom of God.
And, if we have any evidence that the wisdom which formed the plan is in the man, we have the very same evidence, that the power which executed it is in him also.
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.
Robots have already surpassed human beings in calculation and memory, but I have no doubt that the time will come when they will surpass in wisdom as well.
Courage is always the surest wisdom.
I prefer the folly of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.
When spirituality is the basis of your life, it gives you the strength, wisdom and courage to surmount the many storms of life that could destroy a weaker person who doesn’t have this foundation.
I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.
Follow your instincts. That’s where true wisdom manifests itself.
If I could go back in time and give Rookie C.J one piece of wisdom, it would be that sometimes less is more. Off the court, sometimes it’s just better to shut up and be quiet.
C. J. McCollum
Global security can be formed or threatened by heads of state whose wisdom, folly and obsessions shape global events. But often it is the security practitioners, those rarely in the headlines but whose craft and energy quietly break new ground, who keep us safe or put us in peril.
Knowledge without justice ought to be called cunning rather than wisdom.
Because you are women, people will force their thinking on you, their boundaries on you. They will tell you how to dress, how to behave, who you can meet and where you can go. Don’t live in the shadows of people’s judgement. Make your own choices in the light of your own wisdom.
I’m no expert. I have no psychic powers, and I sure don’t possess any secret wisdom. I’m just Janet. I have strengths, weaknesses, fears, happiness, sadness. I experience joy and I experience pain. I’m highly emotional. I’m very vulnerable.
Instead of looking at life as a narrowing funnel, we can see it ever widening to choose the things we want to do, to take the wisdom we’ve learned and create something.
If you’re trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I’ve had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
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
Who is wise in love, love most, say least.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
The sweetest of all sounds is praise.
When a thing is done, it’s done. Don’t look back. Look forward to your next objective.
George C. Marshall
Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines.
Richard M. Nixon
Lion sounds that have not grown from the mouse may exude naked power… but cannot convey any wisdom or understanding… The initial steps on the path to courageous speech then are the first tentative steps into the parts of us that cannot speak.
I’ve always shied away from conventional wisdom, though I know the power of it.
You can observe a lot by watching.
The more one pleases everybody, the less one pleases profoundly.
Don’t taunt the alligator until after you’ve crossed the creek.
Let us be about setting high standards for life, love, creativity, and wisdom. If our expectations in these areas are low, we are not likely to experience wellness. Setting high standards makes every day and every decade worth looking forward to.
While many of us never knew Ronald Reagan personally, we felt close to him because we shared his lighthearted sense of humor, admired his uncommon virtue, and were moved by his remarkable wisdom.
Money can be taken away from you, by the IRS or by pistol. That’s why I always measure riches in terms of wisdom. No one can ever take from you what you know.
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.
There was a period of 10 years where the conventional wisdom was Black shows don’t sell overseas, therefore nobody is interested.
Has fortune dealt you some bad cards. Then let wisdom make you a good gamester.
All human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope.
Men who know themselves are no longer fools. They stand on the threshold of the door of Wisdom.
The wisdom acquired with the passage of time is a useless gift unless you share it.
It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.
Henry David Thoreau
I am a poor student sitting at the feet of giants, yearning for their wisdom and begging for lessons that might one day make me a complete artist, so that if all goes well, I may one day sit beside them.
He who is taught to live upon little owes more to his father’s wisdom than he who has a great deal left him does to his father’s care.
Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become.
History is filled with tragic examples of wars that result from diplomatic impasse. Whether in our local communities or in international relations, the skillful use of our communicative capacities to negotiate and resolve differences is the first evidence of human wisdom.
In complete darkness, it is only knowledge and wisdom that separates us.
To know one’s self is wisdom, but not to know one’s neighbors is genius.
Though I am fascinated by knowledge, I am even more fascinated by wisdom.
Without freedom of thought, there can be no such thing as wisdom – and no such thing as public liberty without freedom of speech.
Experience is not what happens to you; it’s what you do with what happens to you.
Sciences may be learned by rote, but wisdom not.
One reason the human race has such a low opinion of itself is that it gets so much of its wisdom from writers.
The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.
Rich people without wisdom and learning are but sheep with golden fleeces.
You can only learn so much from books. You can only learn so much from education. Ultimately, it is the wisdom of God that will carry you through in the toughest situations of life.
In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.
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.
When in doubt, don’t.
Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.
Although it has been said by men of more wit than wisdom, and perhaps more malice than either, that women are naturally incapable of acting prudently, or that they are necessarily determined to folly, I must by no means grant it.
Look around for a place to sow a few seeds.
Henry Van Dyke
The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention.
Remembering is painful, it’s difficult, but it can be inspiring and it can give wisdom.
Pain makes man think. Thought makes man wise. Wisdom makes life endurable.
If you have a vaccine or an antidote that people can benefit from, you’re not going to want to keep it to yourself. You’re going to want to spread that wisdom or whatever to as many people as you can, so everybody can benefit from it.
The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are.
The superior man blames himself. The inferior man blames others.
A proverb is the wisdom of many and the wit of one.
Lord John Russell
The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages is preserved into perpetuity by a nation’s proverbs, fables, folk sayings and quotations.
It is not wisdom but Authority that makes a law.
I have sympathy for young people, for their growing pains, but I balk when these growing pains are pushed into the foreground, when you make these young people the only vehicles of life’s wisdom.
Slow and steady wins the race.
Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. People have the right to expect that these wants will be provided for by this wisdom.
Remarkable contributions are typically spawned by a passionate commitment to transcendent values such as beauty, truth, wisdom, justice, charity, fidelity, joy, courage and honor.
At the end of the day, if you’re not spanking your child and instilling in them the ideas of selflessness, servitude, and wisdom, you’re probably looking at a future P. Diddy in the making (maybe even a Keith Olbermann – take your pick).
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.
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.
If you believe the doctors, nothing is wholesome; if you believe the theologians, nothing is innocent; if you believe the military, nothing is safe.
We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.
Much wisdom often goes with fewest words.
There’s the conventional wisdom, of which I have none, where you get a record deal, you get a publicist, you get a campaign, and you do the tour, but none of that adds up to things like nuance and subtlety and dynamic.
The current wisdom now is that if the three networks are covering the news the same way the difference is the anchor people. I think that won’t be true in the future.
Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself.
Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom.
After the knowledge of, and obedience to, the will of God, the next aim must be to know something of His attributes of wisdom, power, and goodness as evidenced by His handiwork.
James Prescott Joule
More helpful than all wisdom is one draught of simple human pity that will not forsake us.
It is not who is right, but what is right, that is of importance.
Second, this epic tale allows the audience to actually listen to the Native Americans and receive their wisdom. Spielberg conveys the respect for Native Americans that is normally lacking in Western films.
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.
Wisdom is oftentimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar.
Few of the many wise apothegms which have been uttered have prevented a single foolish action.
Thomas Babington Macaulay
To light one candle to God and another to the Devil is the principle of wisdom.
I’m always feeling like I’m lacking wisdom. This reassurance that one can ask God for that and it will happen is certainly reassuring to me.
In the frank expression of conflicting opinions lies the greatest promise of wisdom in governmental action.
Louis D. Brandeis
A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
The arts, quite simply, nourish the soul. They sustain, comfort, inspire. There is nothing like that exquisite moment when you first discover the beauty of connecting with others in celebration of larger ideals and shared wisdom.
It doesn’t matter how much wisdom you have. If you don’t have position, you have nothing. That’s the tragedy of India.
Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching.
The beginning of wisdom is to desire it.
Solomon Ibn Gabirol
Buttressed by an acceptance of female wisdom in the sacred sphere from the beginnings of organised religion 12,000 years ago to late antiquity and beyond, key women used wit and the power of the word to change the world around them.
True wisdom listens more, talks less and can get along with all types of people.
A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.
Some folks are wise and some are otherwise.
This fear of the Lord is indeed the beginning of wisdom. This consciousness of sin is the straight pathway to heaven.
Joseph Barber Lightfoot
I always want to be a messenger, a person that, you know, that’s not afraid to pass on wisdom.
Mary J. Blige
My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it’s on your plate.
Beauty, the eternal Spouse of the Wisdom of God and Angel of his Presence thru’ all creation.
True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.
Through consciousness, our minds have the power to change our planet and ourselves. It is time we heed the wisdom of the ancient indigenous people and channel our consciousness and spirit to tend the garden and not destroy it.
Enraging liberals is simply one of the more enjoyable side effects of my wisdom.
Wisdom sails with wind and time.
Children also have artistic ability, and there is wisdom in there having it! The more helpless they are, the more instructive are the examples they furnish us; and they must be preserved free of corruption from an early age.
The beauty of age is we grow, we learn. We have more wisdom. And as much as the youth-glorifying Hollywood would like us to believe, it’s nothing. They’re wrong.
He whose wisdom cannot help him, gets no good from being wise.
The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.
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
It is now conventional wisdom that Americans do not care why we went to war in Iraq, that it is enough that the world is better off without Saddam Hussein.
Look at anyone’s bookcase at home, no matter how modest, and you’re going to find a book that contains wisdom or ideas or a language that’s at least a thousand years old. And the idea that humans have created a mechanism to time travel, to hurl ideas into the future, it sort of bookends. Books are a time machine.
I have the responsibility of over four million people, and I am in a position to do good, to be able to bring about a new life for my people, and I will continue to move in that direction. It’s a burden, but it needs to be done, and you have to have the courage and wisdom to see it through.
Abdullah II of Jordan
Our happiness depends on wisdom all the way.
The chief condition on which, life, health and vigor depend on, is action. It is by action that an organism develops its faculties, increases its energy, and attains the fulfillment of its destiny.
I covered my face because they had taken my wisdom teeth out.
Many sophisticated, intelligent people lack wisdom and common sense.
There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so; but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool.
Influential people are never satisfied with the status quo. They’re the ones who constantly ask, ‘What if?’ and ‘Why not?’ They’re not afraid to challenge conventional wisdom, and they don’t disrupt things for the sake of being disruptive; they do it to make things better.
That old law about ‘an eye for an eye’ leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Back of every mistaken venture and defeat is the laughter of wisdom, if you listen.
With age comes common sense and wisdom.
Now all the knowledge and wisdom that is in creatures, whether angels or men, is nothing else but a participation of that one eternal, immutable and increased wisdom of God.
It is the neglect of timely repair that makes rebuilding necessary.
Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation.
Robert H. Schuller
Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack. We give it orders which make no sense.
Above all, you must fight conceit, envy, and every kind of ill-feeling in your heart.
Now that I am sixty, I see why the idea of elder wisdom has passed from currency.
The best way to obtain truth and wisdom is not to ask from books, but to go to God in prayer, and obtain divine teaching.
Joseph Smith, Jr.
What’s different now is that while political leaders used to give talking points to talk radio, now talk-radio hosts are giving talking points to political leaders. It’s all part of the suffocating spin cycle we’re in. In media, politics and publishing, the conventional wisdom is to play to this base.
Through mutual understanding, sincerity and goodwill, and with great wisdom and broad views, the leaders on both sides should jointly initiate new opportunities for peace, stability, cooperation and mutual benefit.
As you walk in God’s divine wisdom, you will surely begin to see a greater measure of victory and good success in your life.
You need to have extraordinary wisdom to be the forerunner.
The sum of wisdom is that time is never lost that is devoted to work.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Wisdom begins at the end.
Books should to one of these fours ends conduce, for wisdom, piety, delight, or use.
There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy.
After all my possessions had been burned, God gave me the wisdom to return to Jerusalem.
Shmuel Yosef Agnon
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.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.
Rightly defined philosophy is simply the love of wisdom.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes… and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.
I think I got a lot of life skills; I got a lot of wisdom; I’ve seen a lot of bad things happen to a lot of good people.
Follow the wisdom of the great actor, James Cagney, you hit your mark, you look the other guy in the eye, and you tell the truth.
I believe that we are solely responsible for our choices, and we have to accept the consequences of every deed, word, and thought throughout our lifetime.
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.
Many of us spend half of our time wishing for things we could have if we didn’t spend half our time wishing.
Women are stronger than men – they do not die of wisdom.
Everything comes to us that belongs to us if we create the capacity to receive it.
Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?
Wisdom is a gift but has nothing to do with age. That was probably the case with me.
The wisdom and experience of older people is a resource of inestimable worth. Recognizing and treasuring the contributions of older people is essential to the long-term flourishing of any society.
If men possessed wisdom, which stands in the same relation to the form of man as the sight to the eye, they would not cause any injury to themselves or to others; for the knowledge of truth removes hatred and quarrels, and prevents mutual injuries.
It’s now our responsibility to prove to ourselves, to other nations, and especially to our children and our grandchildren, that politics is full of fun; politics has some wisdom. Politics is freedom.
With pride, there are many curses. With humility, there come many blessings.
Ezra Taft Benson
Most of our pocket wisdom is conceived for the use of mediocre people, to discourage them from ambitious attempts, and generally console them in their mediocrity.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Let me warn you, if you start chasing after views, you’ll be left without bread and without views.
We simply can no longer afford to deny the full potential of one half of the population. The world needs to tap into the talent and wisdom of women. Whether the issue is food security, economic recovery, health, or peace and security, the participation of women is needed now more than ever.
Good nature is worth more than knowledge, more than money, more than honor, to the persons who possess it.
Henry Ward Beecher
Whatever one thinks of the wisdom of building a mosque near Ground Zero, this controversy now affords us an immense opportunity to examine who we are as a people. It provides us with the opportunity to get back to our foundational ideals, which have always stood as a beacon for the rest of the world.
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.
Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
Michel de Montaigne
Giving opens the way for receiving.
Florence Scovel Shinn
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn’t a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
Pessimism is only the name that men of weak nerves give to wisdom.
Outside of the cross of Jesus Christ, there is no hope in this world. That cross and resurrection at the core of the Gospel is the only hope for humanity. Wherever you go, ask God for wisdom on how to get that Gospel in, even in the toughest situations of life.
Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.
It’s better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life.
The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.
Trouble shared is trouble halved.
A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.
This age thinks better of a gilded fool Than of a threadbare saint in wisdom’s school.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.
‘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.
This land, which we have watered with our tears and our blood, is now our mother country, and we are well satisfied to stay where wisdom abounds and gospel is free.
Richard V. Allen
The wheel that squeaks the loudest is the one that gets the grease.
Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
H. L. Mencken
Wisdom prepares for the worst, but folly leaves the worst for the day when it comes.
Wisdom, prudence, forethought, these are essential. But not second to these that noble courage which adventures the right, and leaves the consequences to God.
Robert Dale Owen
The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotation.
Wisdom is found only in truth.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I had a bunch of people who kinda looked out for me. You know, gave me the words of wisdom.
The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
The more I work with the body, keeping my assumptions in a temporary state of reservation, the more I appreciate and sympathize with a given disease. The body no longer appears as a sick or irrational demon, but as a process with its own inner logic and wisdom.
Bitcoin is a swarm of cyber hornets serving the goddess of wisdom, feeding on the fire of truth, exponentially growing ever smarter, faster, and stronger behind a wall of encrypted energy.
Michael J. Saylor
They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
Every indication of wisdom, taken from the effect, is equally an indication of power to execute what wisdom planned.
It’s very hard to know what wisdom is.
There is as much wisdom in listening as there is in speaking – and that goes for all relationships, not just romantic ones.
Daniel Dae Kim
It is like the seed put in the soil – the more one sows, the greater the harvest.
Orison Swett Marden
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.
Habit is the nursery of errors.
This, and this alone, is Christianity, a universal holiness in every part of life, a heavenly wisdom in all our actions, not conforming to the spirit and temper of the world but turning all worldly enjoyments into means of piety and devotion to God.
The greatest obstacle to being heroic is the doubt whether one may not be going to prove one’s self a fool; the truest heroism is to resist the doubt; and the profoundest wisdom, to know when it ought to be resisted, and when it be obeyed.
The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom.
Lessons of wisdom have the most power over us when they capture the heart through the groundwork of a story, which engages the passions.
Everything important always begins from something trivial.
In life, all good things come hard, but wisdom is the hardest to come by.
All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
Henry David Thoreau
The pine stays green in winter… wisdom in hardship.
Both old and young alike ought to seek wisdom: the former in order that, as age comes over him, he may be young in good things because of the grace of what has been, and the latter in order that, while he is young, he may at the same time be old, because he has no fear of the things which are to come.
From the errors of others, a wise man corrects his own.
An ounce of cheerfulness is worth a pound of sadness to serve God with.
Wisdom lies neither in fixity nor in change, but in the dialectic between the two. A constant coming and going: wisdom lies in the momentary.
Some wisdom you must learn from one who’s wise.
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is God’s gift, that’s why we call it the present.
Knowing that you are going to die is, I suspect, the beginning of wisdom.
Animals, in their generation, are wiser than the sons of men; but their wisdom is confined to a few particulars, and lies in a very narrow compass.
It is much more difficult to measure nonperformance than performance.
Harold S. Geneen
If I have brought any message today, it is this: Have the courage to have your wisdom regarded as stupidity. Be fools for Christ. And have the courage to suffer the contempt of the sophisticated world.
Age does not bring you wisdom, age brings you wrinkles.
Wisdom is humble that he knows no more.
Wise men make more opportunities than they find.
If fortune favors you do not be elated; if she frowns do not despond.
Peace is a fragile thing. It takes courage to secure it. It takes wisdom to maintain it.
Wisdom is a kind of knowledge. It is knowledge of the nature, career, and consequences of human values.
The soul’s joy lies in doing.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
George S. Patton
Never cut what you can untie.
Blessed are those who give without remembering and take without forgetting.
Whatever position I occupied, it was the result of colleagues – of my comrades in the movement – who had decided in their wisdom to use me for the purpose of focusing the attention of the country and the international community on me.
Wisdom has its root in goodness, not goodness its root in wisdom.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I have devoted my life to uncertainty. Certainty is the death of wisdom, thought, creativity.
Whatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who’ll argue with you.
Contemplation and wisdom are highest achievements and man is not totally at home with them.
As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round.
Because of my upbringing, I believe in things like limited government, fiscal responsibility and personal accountability. I believe in the wisdom of our founders and the sanctity of our Constitution.
If you do not express your own original ideas, if you do not listen to your own being, you will have betrayed yourself.
Silence and reserve will give anyone a reputation for wisdom.
It was the Michael Jordan/Nike phenomenon that really let people see that athletes were OK, and black athletes were OK. Defying a previous wisdom – not only that black athletes wouldn’t sell in white America, but that the NBA as a predominantly black sport could not sell in white America.
Moderation is the inseparable companion of wisdom, but with it genius has not even a nodding acquaintance.
Charles Caleb Colton
It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Kindness is wisdom.
Philip James Bailey
Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. It may not be difficult to store up in the mind a vast quantity of facts within a comparatively short time, but the ability to form judgments requires the severe discipline of hard work and the tempering heat of experience and maturity.
They whom truth and wisdom lead, can gather honey from a weed.
Wisdom oft times consists of knowing what to do next.
I didn’t get where I am today by worryin’ about how I’d feel tomorrow.
Science is always discovering odd scraps of magical wisdom and making a tremendous fuss about its cleverness.
We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.
Max de Pree
The philosophies of one age have become the absurdities of the next, and the foolishness of yesterday has become the wisdom of tomorrow.
Women always excel men in that sort of wisdom which comes from experience. To be a woman is in itself a terrible experience.
H. L. Mencken
Wisdom is the power to put our time and our knowledge to the proper use.
Thomas J. Watson
If I am fool, it is, at least, a doubting one; and I envy no one the certainty of his self-approved wisdom.
You can’t sweep other people off their feet, if you can’t be swept off your own.
This society in which we live is radically changing. What previous generations saw as evil is now embraced as being good. It is a dangerous and slippery slope upon which we stand when we reject what Solomon called the beginning of wisdom – the fear of God.
Come, come, leave business to idlers, and wisdom to fools: they have need of ’em: wit be my faculty, and pleasure my occupation, and let father Time shake his glass.
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.
We respect our elders. There is wisdom that comes from experience, and I am not going to stop learning from wise counsel.
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.
What we call wisdom is the result of all the wisdom of past ages. Our best institutions are like young trees growing upon the roots of the old trunks that have crumbled away.
Henry Ward Beecher
I am profoundly indebted to the legacy of Wilhelm Reich, whose monumental contribution to the understanding of energy was taught to me by Philip Curcurruto, a man of simple wisdom and compassionate heart.
Peter A. Levine
Imagination allows us to escape the predictable. It enables us to reply to the common wisdom that we cannot soar by saying, ‘Just watch!’
It’s not the having, it’s the getting.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
One of the greatest pieces of economic wisdom is to know what you do not know.
John Kenneth Galbraith
The difference between chirping out of turn and a faux pas depends on what kind of a bar you’re in.
Much of the wisdom of one age, is the folly of the next.
Wisdom comes by disillusionment.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
When defeat is inevitable, it is wisest to yield.
Please all, and you will please none.
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.
I always prayed that God would give me the wisdom and the vision to do the things on this earth that I was supposed to do to express His life and love and His will.
Billy Ray Cyrus
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Lord, give us the wisdom to utter words that are gentle and tender, for tomorrow we may have to eat them.
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.
Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.
Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
All free governments are managed by the combined wisdom and folly of the people.
James A. Garfield
Be happy. It’s one way of being wise.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
I don’t turn to greeting cards for wisdom and advice, but they are a fine reflection of the general drift of the culture.
Doubt the conventional wisdom unless you can verify it with reason and experiment.
For the subtlest folly proceeds from the subtlest wisdom.
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.
Economists often like startling theorems, results which seem to run counter to conventional wisdom.
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
John F. Kennedy
I go to the lab and in order to interact with my postdoctoral students and try to see if I can shape them to not copy but to ask questions and to think. We have to have a little dialogue because you don’t pretend to be the fountain of all wisdom.
John B. Goodenough
Wisdom is not acquired save as the result of investigation.
At sixty, I know little more about wisdom than I did at thirty, but I know a great deal more about folly.
Let us act on what we have, since we have not what we wish.
John Henry Newman
For the men and women of the FBI, bravery is reflected not only in the physical courage often necessary in the job. It can be seen in the courage of conviction, in the courage to act with wisdom in the face of fear, and in the courage it takes to admit mistakes and move forward.
Unhappy is that Grandeur which makes us too great to be good; and that Wit which sets us at a distance from true Wisdom.
Hatred is corrosive of a person’s wisdom and conscience; the mentality of enmity can poison a nation’s spirit, instigate brutal life and death struggles, destroy a society’s tolerance and humanity, and block a nation’s progress to freedom and democracy.
In particular, for younger researchers on whom the future of mankind may depend. We believe that they are working with all the scientific wisdom at their disposal for the preservation of the inheritance of the earth and for the lasting survival of mankind.
Bankruptcy, divorce, these are feathers in my cap, I suppose. I have a wisdom which has been born from these things.
Chris Eubank Sr.
The extreme limit of wisdom, that’s what the public calls madness.
There’s a real wisdom to not saying a thing.
We developed a technology called artificial swarm intelligence, which is all about tapping the inherent knowledge, wisdom, intuition of groups.
Louis B. Rosenberg
There is a trade off – as you grow older you gain wisdom but you lose spontaneity.
I’m not wise, but the beginning of wisdom is there; it’s like relaxing into – and an acceptance of – things.
Public opinion is no more than this: what people think that other people think.
Virtues are acquired through endeavor, which rests wholly upon yourself.
Start wide, expand further, and never look back.
We are shallow because we are ‘mayabang,’ ego driven, and do not have the humility to understand that we are only human, much too human to mistake knowledge for wisdom.
F. Sionil Jose
Why would anyone walk through life satisfied with the light from the candle of their own understanding when, by reaching out to our Heavenly Father, they could experience the bright sun of spiritual knowledge that would expand their minds with wisdom and fill their souls with joy?
Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Patience is the companion of wisdom.
I think that music opens portals and doorways into unknown sectors that it takes courage to leap into. I always think that there’s a potential that we all have, and we can emerge, rise up to this potential, when necessary. We have to be fearless, courageous, and draw upon wisdom that we think we don’t have.
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.
The wisdom of age: don’t stop walking.
Wisdom comes out of dialogue so you have to develop the capacity to expose your own ignorance in order that they may discover their own wisdom.
John B. Goodenough
How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.
Let no one be slow to seek wisdom when he is young nor weary in the search of it when he has grown old. For no age is too early or too late for the health of the soul.
Not engaging in ignorance is wisdom.
Wisdom and goodness are twin-born, one heart must hold both sisters, never seen apart.
William Dean Howells
However glorious an action in itself, it ought not to pass for great if it be not the effect of wisdom and intention.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Wisdom has never made a bigot, but learning has.
A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work.
Though sages may pour out their wisdom’s treasure, there is no sterner moralist than pleasure.
Memory is the mother of all wisdom.
Wisdom would dictate that a sense of proportion, empathy and balance should drive how the Workers’ Party approaches Singapore politics.
To keep your secret is wisdom; but to expect others to keep it is folly.
He who devotes sixteen hours a day to hard study may become at sixty as wise as he thought himself at twenty.
Mary Wilson Little
A mistake is simply another way of doing things.
If suffering brings wisdom, I would wish to be less wise.
William Butler Yeats
The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living, which are to be desired when dying.
Leave no stone unturned.
It is wisdom in prosperity, when all is as thou wouldn’t have it, to fear and suspect the worst.
To keep your secret is wisdom; to expect others to keep it is folly.
William Samuel Johnson
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.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
However, I must not indulge in homespun wisdom here before so distinguished an assembly, especially as I am to be followed by a representative of science.
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
Who knows for what we live, and struggle, and die? Wise men write many books, in words too hard to understand. But this, the purpose of our lives, the end of all our struggle, is beyond all human wisdom.
People spend too much time finding other people to blame, too much energy finding excuses for not being what they are capable of being, and not enough energy putting themselves on the line, growing out of the past, and getting on with their lives.
J. Michael Straczynski
Wisdom is that apprehension of heavenly things to which the spirit rises through love.
Honore de Balzac
The closest thing I have to a manager is my parents, for all their words of wisdom and business experience.
Nothing that you have not given away will ever be really yours.
C. S. Lewis
We humans have lost the wisdom of genuinely resting and relaxing. We worry too much. We don’t allow our bodies to heal, and we don’t allow our minds and hearts to heal.
Thich Nhat Hanh
The way a woman carries herself and the way she dresses ought to promote the following types of words: modesty, discretion, wisdom, beauty, elegance and refinement, but not sensuality, luxury, extravagance.
I love being. There’s so much wisdom in it. You wake up in the morning and you think, Hey, isn’t it great just being?
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.
One part of wisdom is knowing what you don’t need anymore and letting it go.
It isn’t what you do, but how you do it.
Gray hairs are signs of wisdom if you hold your tongue, speak and they are but hairs, as in the young.
When you give yourself, you receive more than you give.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Our wisdom comes from our experience, and our experience comes from our foolishness.
People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.
Champions invariably have fervent philosophical beliefs. Philosophy, in its simplest terms, means ‘the love of wisdom.’
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
Our experience is composed rather of illusions lost than of wisdom acquired.
It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.
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.
I continue to believe, contrary to the given wisdom, that it’s more interesting to have an album – or, indeed, an individual song – which has variety rather than homogeneity.
Wisdom begins in wonder.
A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.
Set your course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship.
Omar N. Bradley
Plodding wins the race.
Wisdom cannot come by railroad or automobile or aeroplane, or be hurried up by telegraph or telephone.
So confident am I in the intentions, as well as wisdom, of the government, that I shall always be satisfied that what is not done, either cannot, or ought not to be done.
I chose Sony Classics, not just because of their practical experience, not just because of their wisdom in marketing, but mainly because of their integrity.
Only people who lack wisdom would say that a project should be pursued even if it leads to wanton destruction of forests.
It is better to risk starving to death then surrender. If you give up on your dreams, what’s left?
A heart well prepared for adversity in bad times hopes, and in good times fears for a change in fortune.
A mouse does not rely on just one hole.
Data is not information, information is not knowledge, knowledge is not understanding, understanding is not wisdom.
Mainstream media tend to just mouth the conventional wisdom, to see everything through the filter of right and left.
Sorrow is knowledge, those that know the most must mourn the deepest, the tree of knowledge is not the tree of life.
He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.
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.
It is good even for old men to learn wisdom.
Intuition is the wisdom formed by feeling and instinct – a gift of knowing without reasoning… Belief is ignited by hope and supported by facts and evidence – it builds alignment and creates confidence. Belief is what sets energy in motion and creates the success that breeds more success.
Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences.
I knew that I had it tough compared to children around me. But I felt like I needed it. I think I had the wisdom as a child to know that it would help me later on.
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.
The gateways to wisdom and learning are always open, and more and more I am choosing to walk through them. Barriers, blocks, obstacles, and problems are personal teachers giving me the opportunity to move out of the past and into the Totality of Possibilities.
Louise L. Hay
To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.
Marilyn vos Savant
We have no words for speaking of wisdom to the stupid. He who understands the wise is wise already.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
I’m not an academic philosopher, and don’t agree with the way the universities approach the subject. I’m a philosopher only in the very loose sense of someone interested in wisdom and well-being attained through reason. But I’m as interested in psychoanalysis and art as I am in philosophy.
Alain de Botton
Each of us finds his unique vehicle for sharing with others his bit of wisdom.
Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
Today’s mighty oak is just yesterday’s nut, that held its ground.
When you’re young, you wonder what all these old people are droning on about, trying to impart their wisdom. It’s not relevant to you because being young is such a specific thing. Thank God for that. Thank God for the young people who go out and demonstrate against rampant capitalism or whatever.
The divine wisdom which requires a division of labor has sown different abilities and tendencies in human nature and has enabled human beings to carry out the duty of establishing sciences and developing technology. The fulfillment of this duty is obligatory upon humanity as a whole, though not on every individual.
That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in another.
Adlai Stevenson I
Theology in general seems to me a substitution of human ingenuity for divine wisdom.
Julia Ward Howe
The first point of wisdom is to discern that which is false; the second, to know that which is true.
I reject most conventional wisdom.
Nothing can be better calculated to advance our interests and character than the establishment of a liberal and disinterested policy, enlightened by patriotism and guided by wisdom.
The opinion which other people have of you is their problem, not yours.
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.
Commitment is an act, not a word.
Wisdom comes alone through suffering.
A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew.
I’m not a money manager, but I can tell you what the conventional wisdom is. The younger you are, the more risk you can take on.
Know what’s important and what isn’t. Have the wisdom to know the right thing to do, the integrity to do it, the character to stand up to those who don’t, and the courage to stop those who won’t.
Surely, God on high has not refused to give us enough wisdom to find ways to bring us an improvement in relations between the two great nations on earth.
The truest greatness lies in being kind, the truest wisdom in a happy mind.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
A closed mouth catches no flies.
Miguel de Cervantes
Both in thought and in feeling, even though time be real, to realise the unimportance of time is the gate of wisdom.
We learn from each other. We learn from others’ mistakes, from their experience, their wisdom. It makes it easier for us to come to better decisions in our own lives.
I am thinking of taking a fifth wife. Why not? Solomon had a thousand wives and he is a synonym for wisdom.
Wisdom doesn’t necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.
Earthly wisdom is doing what comes naturally. Godly wisdom is doing what the Holy Spirit compels us to do.
Christian, learn from Christ how you ought to love Christ. Learn a love that is tender, wise, strong; love with tenderness, not passion, wisdom, not foolishness, and strength, lest you become weary and turn away from the love of the Lord.
I always told, Sandra Bullock was my student when she was younger, I always told her it’s important that we hold on to our insecurity, the wisdom of insecurity.
My father lived life to the fullest, even though it was cut short at a young age in 1962. He was known for his intelligence, wit, wisdom, a wonderful sense of humour, a great personality, and a genuine goodwill towards all.
I look forward to a great future for America – a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose.
John F. Kennedy
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.
The wisdom of man never yet contrived a system of taxation that would operate with perfect equality.
Knowledge is proud that it knows so much; wisdom is humble that it knows no more.
This is what I learned: that everybody is talented, original and has something important to say.
Wisdom alone is the science of other sciences.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
Our bodies are at once the receiving and transmitting stations for life itself. It is the highest wisdom to recognize this fact and train our bodies to render them sensitive and responsive to nature. art and religion.
Ruth St. Denis
When you betray somebody else, you also betray yourself.
Isaac Bashevis Singer
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
I have tried at every point to seek God’s wisdom on the decisions I made, and I made it my business to speak up on behalf of the things God tells us are important to Him.
Talent is God-given; be humble. Fame is man-given; be thankful. Conceit is self-given; be careful.
Wisdom is the knowledge of good and evil, not the strength to choose between the two.
Good economic policy requires not so much the bravado to implement drastic change as the strength and wisdom to make reasonable trade-offs over the many years it takes to transform a country’s standard of living.
Peter Blair Henry
Honesty is the best policy.
Self-suggestion makes you master of yourself.
W. Clement Stone
Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
Great wisdom is generous; petty wisdom is contentious. Great speech is impassioned, small speech cantankerous.
Cunning… is but the low mimic of wisdom.
Science gives us knowledge, but only philosophy can give us wisdom.
In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.
The future has already arrived. It’s just not evenly distributed yet.
No one has a monopoly on truth, and science continues to advance. Yesterday’s heresies may be tomorrow’s conventional wisdom.
Wisdom lies neither in fixity nor in change, but in the dialectic between the two.
Singleness of purpose is one of the chief essentials for success in life, no matter what may be one’s aim.
John D. Rockefeller
Repeat anything often enough and it will start to become you.
Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
The older I get the more wisdom I find in the ancient rule of taking first things first. A process which often reduces the most complex human problem to a manageable proportion.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
We are to seek wisdom and understanding only in the length of days.
God in His wisdom has decided that He will reward no works but His own.
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.
Swim upstream. Go the other way. Ignore the conventional wisdom.
Kisses are a better fate than wisdom.
e. e. cummings
It’s easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.
Leonardo da Vinci
Step with care and great tact, and remember that Life’s a Great Balancing Act.
A man of strength and wisdom, John Paul became an inspiration to generations of both Catholics and non-Catholics throughout the world by encouraging freedom, promoting peace and respecting all faiths.
Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad.
He who lives by the crystal ball soon learns to eat ground glass.
Never give up, which is the lesson I learned from boxing. As soon as you learn to never give up, you have to learn the power and wisdom of unconditional surrender, and that one doesn’t cancel out the other; they just exist as contradictions. The wisdom of it comes as you get older.
Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech.
What happens is not as important as how you react to what happens.
I have authentic wisdom to share with others.
Every nation whose affairs betray a want of wisdom and stability may calculate on every loss which can be sustained from the more systematic policy of its wiser neighbors.
You must accept responsibility for your actions, but not the credit for your achievements.
We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom. The world henceforth will be run by synthesizers, people able to put together the right information at the right time, think critically about it, and make important choices wisely.
E. O. Wilson
Once you label me you negate me.
Wisdom too often never comes, and so one ought not to reject it merely because it comes late.
The philosophical point is that our happiness and wellbeing is not based on incomes rising. This is not just the wisdom of sages but of ordinary people. Prosperity is more social and psychological: it’s about identification, affiliation, participation in society and a sense of purpose.
I’m very accepting with my age. It’s like notches on your belt: experience, wisdom, and a different kind of beauty. There comes a day when you’ve become comfortable in your skin.
Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.
Jean de La Fontaine
A man should always consider how much he has more than he wants.
Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable.
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.
The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense.
Thomas A. Edison
Don’t ask for a million dollars. Ask for the stuff that’ll get you a million dollars – your health, your brain, your sanity, wisdom. Prepare me for when I do get that million. Make sure I don’t go crazy, make sure I help my family.
Of prosperity mortals can never have enough.
What is all wisdom save a collection of platitudes?
The most excellent and divine counsel, the best and most profitable advertisement of all others, but the least practiced, is to study and learn how to know ourselves. This is the foundation of wisdom and the highway to whatever is good.
You want people walking away from the conversation with some kernel of wisdom or some kind of impact.
Harry Dean Stanton
I think it’s nice to age gracefully. OK, you lose the youth, a certain stamina and dewy glow, but what you gain on the inside as a human being is wonderful: the wisdom, the acceptance and the peace of mind. It’s a fair exchange.
As an instrument for practical action, law is responsive to the wisdom of its time, which may be wrong, but it carries forward, sometimes in opposition to this wisdom or passion, a memory of received values.
A thought transfixed me: for the first time in my life, I saw the truth as it is set into song by so many poets, proclaimed as the final wisdom by so many thinkers. The truth – that love is the ultimate and the highest goal to which man can aspire.
Viktor E. Frankl
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I am deeply impressed with the gravity and wisdom with which most federal judges approach the responsibility of sentencing. It is a difficult, soul-searching task at best.
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.
Wisdom is knowing when you can’t be wise.
Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.
David Starr Jordan
Pure, holy simplicity confounds all the wisdom of this world and the wisdom of the flesh.
Francis of Assisi
Artemisinin… is a true gift from old Chinese medicine. But this is not the only instance in which the wisdom of Chinese medicine has borne fruit.
If the highest things are unknowable, then the highest capacity or virtue of man cannot be theoretical wisdom.
Doubt is the vestibule through which all must pass before they can enter into the temple of wisdom.
Charles Caleb Colton
Strength and wisdom are not opposing values.
William J. Clinton
It has become part of the accepted wisdom to say that the twentieth century was the century of physics and the twenty-first century will be the century of biology.
A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.
John C. Maxwell
Irony is the gaiety of reflection and the joy of wisdom.
It is while you are patiently toiling at the little tasks of life that the meaning and shape of the great whole of life dawn on you.
The wisdom of the wise is an uncommon degree of common sense.
If you want to be found stand where the seeker seeks.
Meditation is the soul’s perspective glass.
The Divine wisdom has given us prayer, not as a means whereby to obtain the good things of earth, but as a means whereby we learn to do without them; not as a means whereby we escape evil, but as a means whereby we become strong to meet it.
Frederick William Robertson
Today, education does not give you the wisdom and the understanding; it only indoctrinates you to believe something. So the mind knows very less but accepts so many things; it may be science, it may be technology, it may be anything.
Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.
Whenever you argue with another wiser than yourself in order that others may admire your wisdom, they will discover your ignorance.
The hunger for facile wisdom is the root of all false philosophy.
There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart.
It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.
Arthur Conan Doyle
Ignorance and bungling with love are better than wisdom and skill without.
Henry David Thoreau
Unrestrained zeal to make the world better could make it worse. Promoting democracy must be undertaken with humility, care, and wisdom.
Richard N. Haass
Knowledge is marvelous, but wisdom is even better.
Kay Redfield Jamison
Wisdom we know is the knowledge of good and evil, not the strength to choose between the two.
I don’t have the strength or wisdom to get through a single day without guidance and grace from God.
Quick decisions are unsafe decisions.
It is impossible to love and to be wise.
The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time.
Wise kings generally have wise counselors; and he must be a wise man himself who is capable of distinguishing one.
Knowledge which is divorced from justice, may be called cunning rather than wisdom.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Everything in the world may be endured except continual prosperity.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
If they can prove that I am wrong by that time, I will give it up to their wisdom, but not after to any one’s judgment, till I see the end of another year; for the Lord will begin with a new century; and I will see what he will do, before I will hearken to any man’s judgment.
If you are bitter, you are like a dry leaf that you can just squash, and you can get blown away by the wind. There is much more wisdom in forgiveness.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
In societies where mature workers are respected and where their wisdom is respected, everybody benefits. Workers are more engaged and productive. Their health is better. They live longer.
You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success – or are they holding you back?
W. Clement Stone
Now it is time to turn to an older wisdom that, while respecting material comfort and security as a basic right of all, also recognises that many of the most valuable things in life cannot be measured.
Michael D. Higgins
We must expect reverses, even defeats. They are sent to teach us wisdom and prudence, to call forth greater energies, and to prevent our falling into greater disasters.
Robert E. Lee
Full of wisdom are the ordinations of fate.
In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don’t try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present.
I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior.
The long-standing wisdom that everyone wins in a single world market has been undermined. Global trade, capital flows, and immigration are declining.