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100+ Wisdom Quotes

Wisdom is the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgement; the quality of being wise. Wisdom can be achieved with passion, perseverance and deep thinking. This is a collection of 100+ Wisdom quotes and sayings.


Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences. - Norman Cousins
Wisdom has never made a bigot, but learning has. - Josh Billings
Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men. - Confucius
Patience is the companion of wisdom. - Saint Augustine
Kindness is wisdom. - Philip James Bailey
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. - Lao Tzu
Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice. - Anton Chekhov
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life. - Immanuel Kant
Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom. - Francis Bacon
Don't gain the world and lose your soul; wisdom is better than silver or gold. - Bob Marley
Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech. - Plutarch
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom. - Thomas Jefferson
Cleverness is not wisdom. - Euripides
True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing. - Socrates
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
Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom. - Theodore Isaac Rubin
None knows the weight of another's burden. - George Herbert
All human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope. - Alexandre Dumas
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment. - Lao Tzu
Be as you wish to seem. - Socrates
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens. - Jimi Hendrix
They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom. - Confucius
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. - Vusi Mahlasela
The philosophy of life is this: Life is not a struggle, not a tension... Life is bliss. It is eternal wisdom, eternal existence. - Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
The truest wisdom is a resolute determination. - Napoleon Bonaparte
Swim upstream. Go the other way. Ignore the conventional wisdom. - Sam Walton
The greater our knowledge increases the more our ignorance unfolds. - John F. Kennedy
Ignorant men raise questions that wise men answered a thousand years ago. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance. - H. L. Mencken
Life is a travelling to the edge of knowledge, then a leap taken. - D. H. Lawrence
We all grow up. Hopefully, we get wiser. Age brings wisdom, and fatherhood changes one's life completely. - Frank Abagnale
The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotation. - Isaac D'Israeli
Cunning... is but the low mimic of wisdom. - Plato
There is no knowledge, no light, no wisdom that you are in possession of, but what you have received it from some source. - Brigham Young
Pure, holy simplicity confounds all the wisdom of this world and the wisdom of the flesh. - Francis of Assisi
The sum of wisdom is that time is never lost that is devoted to work. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Knowledge which is divorced from justice, may be called cunning rather than wisdom. - Marcus Tullius Cicero
Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences. - Norman Cousins
Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time. - Theodore Roosevelt
To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom. - Bertrand Russell
Wisdom stands at the turn in the road and calls upon us publicly, but we consider it false and despise its adherents. - Khalil Gibran
Wisdom is the knowledge of good and evil, not the strength to choose between the two. - John Cheever
Wisdom alone is the science of other sciences. - Plato
The motto of chivalry is also the motto of wisdom; to serve all, but love only one. - Honore de Balzac
It is good even for old men to learn wisdom. - Aeschylus
Never accept ultimatums, conventional wisdom, or absolutes. - Christopher Reeve
Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end. - Leonard Nimoy
Knowledge is proud that it knows so much; wisdom is humble that it knows no more. - William Cowper
Not engaging in ignorance is wisdom. - Bodhidharma
Wisdom is always an overmatch for strength. - Phil Jackson
My mother is a great source of advice and wisdom and consolation for me. - Katherine Heigl
Wisdom and knowledge are the most valuable things in the body. - Masayoshi Son
Wisdom comes from within. Knowledge is acquired and can sometimes put a screen on your wisdom. - A. R. Rahman
The art of storytelling is reaching its end because the epic side of truth, wisdom, is dying out. - Walter Benjamin
Our happiness depends on wisdom all the way. - Sophocles
It is not wisdom but Authority that makes a law. - Thomas Hobbes
The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom. - Aristotle
Before we acquire great power we must acquire wisdom to use it well. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy. - Friedrich Nietzsche
It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things. - Henry David Thoreau
Wisdom has its root in goodness, not goodness its root in wisdom. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ignorance and bungling with love are better than wisdom and skill without. - Henry David Thoreau
To profit from good advice requires more wisdom than to give it. - Wilson Mizner
Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. - Alfred Lord Tennyson
Wisdom sails with wind and time. - John Florio
Wisdom is oftentimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar. - William Wordsworth
A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom. - Robert Frost
Strength and wisdom are not opposing values. - William J. Clinton
Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom. - Mary Browne
Wisdom comes alone through suffering. - Aeschylus
Man's wisdom is his best friend; folly his worst enemy. - William Temple
Wisdom is the power to put our time and our knowledge to the proper use. - Thomas J. Watson
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit. - Baltasar Gracian
Morality comes with the sad wisdom of age, when the sense of curiosity has withered. - Graham Greene
A proverb is the wisdom of many and the wit of one. - Lord John Russell
Wisdom is found only in truth. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom. - William Blake
Wisdom oft times consists of knowing what to do next. - Herbert Hoover
Holy wisdom confounds Satan and all his wickednesses. - Francis of Assisi
There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart. - Charles Dickens
If I don't have wisdom, I can teach you only ignorance. - Leo Buscaglia
Pain is the doorway to wisdom and to truth. - Keith Miller
A prudent question is one-half of wisdom. - Francis Bacon
Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it. - David Starr Jordan
In youth and beauty, wisdom is but rare! - Homer
Wisdom is a sacred communion. - Victor Hugo
Counsel woven into the fabric of real life is wisdom. - Walter Benjamin
To keep your secret is wisdom; to expect others to keep it is folly. - William Samuel Johnson
It is costly wisdom that is bought by experience. - Roger Ascham
Knowledge shrinks as wisdom grows. - Alfred North Whitehead
The wisdom of age: don't stop walking. - Mason Cooley
Wisdom is not attained by years, but by ability. - Plautus
There's a real wisdom to not saying a thing. - Willem Dafoe
Wisdom begins at the end. - Daniel Webster
Without wisdom, the future has no meaning, no valuable purpose. - Herbie Hancock
Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness. - Sophocles
Wisdom comes by disillusionment. - George Santayana
Blessed are they who seek to learn wisdom. - Ezra Taft Benson
Discipline is wisdom and vice versa. - M. Scott Peck
It's very hard to know what wisdom is. - James Hillman
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