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Our team want their readers to be most wise in world that’s why they brought a big and useful collection of Wisdom quotes of great people. These quotes are full of wisdom and are perfect lessons for all of you to be wise according to circumstances.

Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom.
Merry Browne

Authority without wisdom is like a heavy ax without an edge, fitter to bruise than polish.
Anne Bradstreet

Much of the wisdom of one age, is the folly of the next.
Charles Simmons

Wisdom is keeping a sense of fallibility of all our views and opinions.
Gerald Brenan

They see me as being this Super Mom on TV who also can more than handle a difficult husband, and they assume I'm going to be just full of wisdom as a mother and wife myself.
Patricia Richardson

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.
Venerable Bede

Remembering is painful, it's difficult, but it can be inspiring and it can give wisdom.
Paul Greengrass

Even wisdom has to yield to self-interest.

But in its final creation it was not the part of the Father's power to fail as though exhausted. It was not the part of His wisdom to waver in a needful matter through poverty of counsel.
Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

Wisdom lies neither in fixity nor in change, but in the dialectic between the two.
Octavio Paz

It may be assumed as an axiom that Providence has never gifted any political party with all of political wisdom or blinded it with all of political folly.
John George Nicolay

Most things break, including hearts. The lessons of life amount not to wisdom, but to scar tissue and callus.
Wallace Stegner

The ultimate wisdom which deals with beginnings, remains locked in a seed. There it lies, the simplest fact of the universe and at the same time the one which calls faith rather than reason.
Hal Borland

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.
Thomas Traherne

We have heeded no wisdom offering guidance.
Dora Russell

Knowledge is the consequence of time, and multitude of days are fittest to teach wisdom.
Jeremy Collier

It is costly wisdom that is bought by experience.
Roger Ascham

Wisdom is a kind of knowledge. It is knowledge of the nature, career, and consequences of human values.
Sidney Hook

Rich people without wisdom and learning are but sheep with golden fleeces.

I see a wiser person than when I was younger: having babies, and passing 30, were the turning points. What women in their 40s - I am 39 - lack in gorgeousness, they make up for in wisdom. I love ageing, despite the drawbacks - thinner, drier skin.

Thandie Newton

Be there a will, and wisdom finds a way.
George Crabbe

To comprehend the Wisdom of this Injunction the better, and explain the Duty before us, it should be considered, that Government is the only Means by which human Happiness can be attained.
Charles Inglis

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.
George Combe

I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior.
Hippolyte Taine

The study of history is the beginning of political wisdom.
Jean Bodin

I am not one who was born in the custody of wisdom; I am one who is fond of olden times and intense in quest of the sacred knowing of the ancients.
Gustave Courbet

Even by common wisdom, there seem to be both people and objects in my dream that are outside myself, but clearly they were created in myself and are part of me, they are mental constructs in my own brain.
Ray Kurzweil

Memory is not wisdom; idiots can by rote repeat volumes. Yet what is wisdom without memory?
Martin Farquhar Tupper

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.
Peter Hammill

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

We are to seek wisdom and understanding only in the length of days.
Robert Hall

Wisdom prepares for the worst, but folly leaves the worst for the day when it comes.
Richard Cecil

Any successful nominee should possess both the temperament to interpret the law and the wisdom to do so fairly. The next Supreme Court Justice should have a record of protecting individual rights and a strong willingness to put aside any political agenda.
Bennie Thompson

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.
Gertrude Jekyll

Dr. Johnson has said that the chief glory of a country arises from its authors. But then that is only as they are oracles of wisdom; unless they teach virtue, they are more worthy of a halter than of the laurel.
Jane Porter

He whose wisdom cannot help him, gets no good from being wise.
Quintus Ennius

Wisdom sails with wind and time.
John Florio

Books give not wisdom where none was before. But where some is, there reading makes it more.
Elizabeth Hardwick

Lord, give us the wisdom to utter words that are gentle and tender, for tomorrow we may have to eat them.
Mo Udall

If the highest things are unknowable, then the highest capacity or virtue of man cannot be theoretical wisdom.
Leo Strauss

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.
Elizabeth George

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.
Thomas Reid

Every indication of wisdom, taken from the effect, is equally an indication of power to execute what wisdom planned.
Thomas Reid

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.
William Dunbar

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.
Arthur Cohn

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.
Edward Levi

What could be more lonely than to be enveloped in silence, to be the last of your people to speak your native tongue, to have no way to pass on the wisdom of the elders, to anticipate the promise of the children. This tragic fate is indeed the plight of someone somewhere roughly every two weeks.
Wade Davis

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.
James Buchanan

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.
Joseph Story

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.
Randy Forbes

Pessimism is only the name that men of weak nerves give to wisdom.
Bernard De Voto

We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom.
Stephen Vincent Benet

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.
Liz Carpenter

Your aim will be knowledge and wisdom, not the reflected glamour of fame.
Abbott L. Lowell

Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification.
Martin Henry Fischer

One reason the human race has such a low opinion of itself is that it gets so much of its wisdom from writers.
Wilfrid Sheed

I think in conventional magazine wisdom, you need to have a redesign every decade or so.
Timothy White

Evil can be a teacher, if you look at the wisdom of its negative power.
Tom Brown, Jr.

Mistakes are the usual bridge between inexperience and wisdom.
Phyllis Theroux

Silence and reserve will give anyone a reputation for wisdom.
Myrtle Reed

My past is my wisdom to use today... my future is my wisdom yet to experience. Be in the present because that is where life resides.
Gene Oliver

The result showed the wisdom of your orders.
John Bigelow

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.
Avery Brooks

I actually think with age comes some level of wisdom.
Nina Totenberg

In regard of the rich grace and wisdom of his love toward his people; for who sees not, but that it is a curse to be unready as these foolish virgins, who were therefore shut out.
Thomas Shepard

There was endless action - not just football, but sailboats, tennis and other things: movement. There was endless talk - the ambassador at the head of the table laying out the prevailing wisdom, but everyone else weighing in with their opinions and taking part.
Charles Spalding

Losing faith in your own singularity is the start of wisdom, I suppose; also the first announcement of death.
Peter Conrad

Wisdom denotes the pursuing of the best ends by the best means.
Francis Hutcheson

A proverb is the wisdom of many and the wit of one.
Lord John Russell

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.
Larry Merchant

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.
Stanford Moore

Wisdom alone is true ambition's aim, wisdom the source of virtue, and of fame, obtained with labour, for mankind employed, and then, when most you share it, best enjoyed.
William Whitehead

Courage is always the surest wisdom.
Wilfred Grenfell

Old myths, old gods, old heroes have never died. They are only sleeping at the bottom of our mind, waiting for our call. We have need for them. They represent the wisdom of our race.
Stanley Kunitz

Yale is a crucible in American life for the accommodation of intellectual achievement, of wisdom, of refinement, with the democratic ideals of openness, of social justice and of equal opportunity.
Benno C. Schmidt, Jr.

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Experience is not what happens to you; it's what you do with what happens to you.
Aldous Huxley

For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
Audrey Hepburn

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.

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.
Michael Jordan

A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.

A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.
Nelson Mandela

A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

I'd rather regret the things I've done than regret the things I haven't done.
Lucille Ball

Wisdom begins in wonder.

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.
Nelson Mandela

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.
Khalil Gibran

Winners never quit and quitters never win.
Vince Lombardi

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
Jim Rohn

It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
Henry David Thoreau

A mistake is simply another way of doing things.
Katharine Graham

Always keep an open mind and a compassionate heart.
Phil Jackson

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Thomas Jefferson

As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round.
Ben Hogan

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
John Muir

The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
William Arthur Ward

A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
Khalil Gibran

A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew.
Herb Caen

Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.
Elbert Hubbard

Be happy. It's one way of being wise.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.

We can't command our love, but we can our actions.
Arthur Conan Doyle

If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
Abraham Maslow

Honesty is the best policy.
Benjamin Franklin

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
Henry Ford

When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.

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

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
Albert Einstein

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis" is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
John F. Kennedy

True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.

Silence is a source of great strength.
Lao Tzu

The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
William James

The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
Lao Tzu

I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
Lao Tzu

Don't follow any advice, no matter how good, until you feel as deeply in your spirit as you think in your mind that the counsel is wise.
Joan Rivers

Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.
George Bernard Shaw

A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.
Robert Frost

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.
John Muir

A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers.

Cleverness is not wisdom.

We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.
George Bernard Shaw

Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk.
Doug Larson

All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
Henry David Thoreau

There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart.
Charles Dickens

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

Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.

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.
Liz Carpenter

Your aim will be knowledge and wisdom, not the reflected glamour of fame.
Abbott L. Lowell

Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification.
Martin Henry Fischer

One reason the human race has such a low opinion of itself is that it gets so much of its wisdom from writers.
Wilfrid Sheed

I think in conventional magazine wisdom, you need to have a redesign every decade or so.
Timothy White

Evil can be a teacher, if you look at the wisdom of its negative power.
Tom Brown, Jr.

Mistakes are the usual bridge between inexperience and wisdom.
Phyllis Theroux

Silence and reserve will give anyone a reputation for wisdom.
Myrtle Reed

My past is my wisdom to use today... my future is my wisdom yet to experience. Be in the present because that is where life resides.
Gene Oliver

The result showed the wisdom of your orders.
John Bigelow

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.
Avery Brooks

I actually think with age comes some level of wisdom.
Nina Totenberg

In regard of the rich grace and wisdom of his love toward his people; for who sees not, but that it is a curse to be unready as these foolish virgins, who were therefore shut out.
Thomas Shepard

There was endless action - not just football, but sailboats, tennis and other things: movement. There was endless talk - the ambassador at the head of the table laying out the prevailing wisdom, but everyone else weighing in with their opinions and taking part.
Charles Spalding

Losing faith in your own singularity is the start of wisdom, I suppose; also the first announcement of death.
Peter Conrad

Wisdom denotes the pursuing of the best ends by the best means.
Francis Hutcheson

A proverb is the wisdom of many and the wit of one.
Lord John Russell

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.
Larry Merchant

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.
Stanford Moore

Wisdom alone is true ambition's aim, wisdom the source of virtue, and of fame, obtained with labour, for mankind employed, and then, when most you share it, best enjoyed.
William Whitehead

Courage is always the surest wisdom.
Wilfred Grenfell

Old myths, old gods, old heroes have never died. They are only sleeping at the bottom of our mind, waiting for our call. We have need for them. They represent the wisdom of our race.
Stanley Kunitz

Yale is a crucible in American life for the accommodation of intellectual achievement, of wisdom, of refinement, with the democratic ideals of openness, of social justice and of equal opportunity.
Benno C. Schmidt, Jr.

Good nature is worth more than knowledge, more than money, more than honor, to the persons who possess it.
Henry Ward Beecher

It's better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life.
Elizabeth Kenny

The less you talk, the more you're listened to.
Abigail Van Buren

Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Does wisdom perhaps appear on the earth as a raven which is inspired by the smell of carrion?
Friedrich Nietzsche

A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
Francis Bacon

The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Ignorant men raise questions that wise men answered a thousand years ago.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
George S. Patton

The greater our knowledge increases the more our ignorance unfolds.
John F. Kennedy

There are three faithful friends - an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.
Benjamin Franklin

From the errors of others, a wise man corrects his own.
Publilius Syrus

The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
Alan Kay

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.

Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
Baltasar Gracian

Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away.
Arthur Helps

It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.
Walter Lippmann

Don't taunt the alligator until after you've crossed the creek.
Dan Rather

Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.
Benjamin Franklin

Patience is the companion of wisdom.
Saint Augustine

No man was ever wise by chance.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

It is better to risk starving to death then surrender. If you give up on your dreams, what's left?
Jim Carrey

It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it.
John Steinbeck

Never let a fool kiss you, or a kiss fool you.
Joey Adams

Sorrow is knowledge, those that know the most must mourn the deepest, the tree of knowledge is not the tree of life.
Lord Byron

To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
Bertrand Russell

The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
William Blake

The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
Jean Paul

Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
George Santayana

Wisdom is found only in truth.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The doors of wisdom are never shut.
Benjamin Franklin

The truth is not for all men, but only for those who seek it.
Ayn Rand

It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them.

If you call failures experiments, you can put them in your resume and claim them as achievements.
Mason Cooley

Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.

The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.
H. L. Mencken

Man is only great when he acts from passion.
Benjamin Disraeli

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance - it is the illusion of knowledge.
Daniel J. Boorstin

Winning is not everything, but wanting to win is.
Vince Lombardi

It takes a great man to give sound advice tactfully, but a greater to accept it graciously.
Logan P. Smith

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

Wisdom is learning what to overlook.
William James

It is impossible to love and to be wise.
Francis Bacon

Memory is the mother of all wisdom.

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

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.
Teri Garr

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.
Josh Billings

In seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it - thou art a fool.
Lord Chesterfield

He dares to be a fool, and that is the first step in the direction of wisdom.
James Huneker

Wisdom stands at the turn in the road and calls upon us publicly, but we consider it false and despise its adherents.
Khalil Gibran

I didn't get where I am today by worryin' about how I'd feel tomorrow.
Ron White

Start wide, expand further, and never look back.
Arnold Schwarzenegger

He who lives by the crystal ball soon learns to eat ground glass.
Edgar R. Fiedler

Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone.

The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations.
Benjamin Disraeli

Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.
Anton Chekhov

It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Repeat anything often enough and it will start to become you.
Tom Hopkins

Wisdom outweighs any wealth.

If I don't have wisdom, I can teach you only ignorance.
Leo Buscaglia

The wheel that squeaks the loudest is the one that gets the grease.
Josh Billings

Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.
Tom Wilson

Of prosperity mortals can never have enough.

It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.
Arthur Conan Doyle

A heart well prepared for adversity in bad times hopes, and in good times fears for a change in fortune.

The truest wisdom is a resolute determination.
Napoleon Bonaparte

What is man's ultimate direction in life? It is to look for love, truth, virtue, and beauty.
Shinichi Suzuki

Who is wise in love, love most, say least.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

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

If you want to be found stand where the seeker seeks.
Sidney Lanier

Learning sleeps and snores in libraries, but wisdom is everywhere, wide awake, on tiptoe.
Josh Billings

Wisdom is a sacred communion.
Victor Hugo

Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, be fortified by it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it.
Hermann Hesse

Some folks are wise and some are otherwise.
Tobias Smollett

Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.

When I can look life in the eyes, grown calm and very coldly wise, life will have given me the truth, and taken in exchange - my youth.
Sara Teasdale

You can't sweep other people off their feet, if you can't be swept off your own.
Clarence Day

The opportunity for brotherhood presents itself every time you meet a human being.
Jane Wyman

It is much more difficult to measure nonperformance than performance.
Harold S. Geneen

Wise men make more opportunities than they find.
Francis Bacon

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.

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

People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.
Anton Chekhov

Public opinion is no more than this: what people think that other people think.
Alfred Austin

Tis but a part we see, and not a whole.
Alexander Pope

Counsel woven into the fabric of real life is wisdom.
Walter Benjamin

Life is a travelling to the edge of knowledge, then a leap taken.
David Herbert Lawrence

In action a great heart is the chief qualification. In work, a great head.
Arthur Schopenhauer

Wisdom is always an overmatch for strength.
Phil Jackson

You must accept responsibility for your actions, but not the credit for your achievements.
Denis Waitley

If you believe the doctors, nothing is wholesome; if you believe the theologians, nothing is innocent; if you believe the military, nothing is safe.
Lord Salisbury

Wisdom begins at the end.
Daniel Webster

Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Jean Paul

Self-suggestion makes you master of yourself.
W. Clement Stone

It is the neglect of timely repair that makes rebuilding necessary.
Richard Whately

Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation.
Robert H. Schuller

The wisdom of the wise is an uncommon degree of common sense.
Dean Inge

Wisdom is the quality that keeps you from getting into situations where you need it.
Doug Larson

Wise kings generally have wise counselors; and he must be a wise man himself who is capable of distinguishing one.

Rarely promise, but, if lawful, constantly perform.
William Penn

The future has already arrived. It's just not evenly distributed yet.
William Gibson

Deliberately seek opportunities for kindness, sympathy, and patience.
Evelyn Underhill

Perspective is worth 80 IQ points.
Alan Kay

Few of the many wise apothegms which have been uttered have prevented a single foolish action.
Thomas B. Macaulay

The difference between chirping out of turn and a faux pas depends on what kind of a bar you're in.
Wilson Mizner

It is astonishing with how little wisdom mankind can be governed, when that little wisdom is its own.
William Ralph Inge

Man's wisdom is his best friend; folly his worst enemy.
William Temple

Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.

Virtues are acquired through endeavor, which rests wholly upon yourself.
Sidney Lanier

To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.

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.
Reinhold Niebuhr

Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself.
Khalil Gibran

A loving heart is the truest wisdom.
Charles Dickens

Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.
Francis Bacon

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.

True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.

Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.
Khalil Gibran

He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.

Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.
Jimi Hendrix

Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Ludwig van Beethoven

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

The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while.
Albert Einstein

I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled poets to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean.

Data is not information, information is not knowledge, knowledge is not understanding, understanding is not wisdom.
Clifford Stoll

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.
Morihei Ueshiba

I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be.
Thomas Jefferson

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.

Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

And I love that even in the toughest moments, when we're all sweating it - when we're worried that the bill won't pass, and it seems like all is lost - Barack never lets himself get distracted by the chatter and the noise. Just like his grandmother, he just keeps getting up and moving forward... with patience and wisdom, and courage and grace.
Michelle Obama

In order to have wisdom we must have ignorance.
Theodore Dreiser

This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

The wisdom of man never yet contrived a system of taxation that would operate with perfect equality.
Andrew Jackson

Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
H. L. Mencken

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.

Science is always discovering odd scraps of magical wisdom and making a tremendous fuss about its cleverness.
Aleister Crowley

The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom.

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.
Peter Abelard

All human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope.
Alexandre Dumas

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.
Thomas Carlyle

Wisdom alone is the science of other sciences.

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

I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
Thomas Carlyle

Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers. In the perfect stranger we perceive man himself; the image of a God is not disguised by resemblances to an uncle or doubts of wisdom of a mustache.
Gilbert K. Chesterton

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

Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
Lin Yutang

Our happiness depends on wisdom all the way.

Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.

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.
Alan Paton

Much wisdom often goes with fewest words.

If you were to offer a thirsty man all wisdom, you would not please him more than if you gave him a drink.

Wisdom is the power to put our time and our knowledge to the proper use.
Thomas J. Watson

But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint.
Edmund Burke

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.
William Hazlitt

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

Earthly wisdom is doing what comes naturally. Godly wisdom is doing what the Holy Spirit compels us to do.
Charles Stanley

Silence is true wisdom's best reply.

Wisdom and penetration are the fruit of experience, not the lessons of retirement and leisure. Great necessities call out great virtues.
Abigail Adams

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.
Francis Bacon

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.
Francis Bacon

There is this difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man, really is so; but he that thinks himself the wisest, is generally the greatest fool.
Charles Caleb Colton

There's a beauty to wisdom and experience that cannot be faked. It's impossible to be mature without having lived.
Amy Grant

Both in thought and in feeling, even though time be real, to realise the unimportance of time is the gate of wisdom.
Bertrand Russell

True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubteth not; he knoweth all things but his own ignorance.

In the vain laughter of folly wisdom hears half its applause.
George Eliot

More helpful than all wisdom is one draught of simple human pity that will not forsake us.
George Eliot

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.
Dee Hock

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

War involves in its progress such a train of unforeseen circumstances that no human wisdom can calculate the end; it has but one thing certain, and that is to increase taxes.
Thomas Paine

To think ill of mankind and not wish ill to them, is perhaps the highest wisdom and virtue.
William Hazlitt

The war... was an unnecessary condition of affairs, and might have been avoided if forebearance and wisdom had been practiced on both sides.
Robert E. Lee

It is not wisdom but Authority that makes a law.
Thomas Hobbes

The final wisdom of life requires not the annulment of incongruity but the achievement of serenity within and above it.
Reinhold Niebuhr

To know how to grow old is the master work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living.
Herman Melville

We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success. We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
Samuel Smiles

Conventional wisdom on government's role in inequality often has it backwards. Tax reforms have resulted in a more progressive federal income tax; government transfer payments have become less progressive.
Paul Ryan

Kisses are a better fate than wisdom.
e. e. cummings

The hunger for facile wisdom is the root of all false philosophy.
George Santayana

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.
Robert Frost

The word philosophy sounds high-minded, but it simply means the love of wisdom. If you love something, you don't just read about it; you hug it, you mess with it, you play with it, you argue with it.
Hugh Jackman

I will give you a definition of a proud man: he is a man who has neither vanity nor wisdom one filled with hatreds cannot be vain, neither can he be wise.
John Keats

We can be knowledgable with other men's knowledge but we cannot be wise with other men's wisdom.
Michel de Montaigne

The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
Michel de Montaigne

To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.
Marilyn vos Savant

Discipline is wisdom and vice versa.
M. Scott Peck

Experience comprises illusions lost, rather than wisdom gained.
Joseph Roux

Wisdom is that apprehension of heavenly things to which the spirit rises through love.
Honore de Balzac

It is good even for old men to learn wisdom.

Though sages may pour out their wisdom's treasure, there is no sterner moralist than pleasure.
Lord Byron

Wisdom is the abstract of the past, but beauty is the promise of the future.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

A man may learn wisdom even from a foe.

Our wisdom comes from our experience, and our experience comes from our foolishness.
Sacha Guitry

Those who improve with age embrace the power of personal growth and personal achievement and begin to replace youth with wisdom, innocence with understanding, and lack of purpose with self-actualization.
Bo Bennett

Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom; and a great empire and little minds go ill together.
Edmund Burke

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

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.
Jimmy Carter

Along with success comes a reputation for 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.
Joseph Addison

Whenever you argue with another wiser than yourself in order that others may admire your wisdom, they will discover your ignorance.

Vanity can easily overtake wisdom. It usually overtakes common sense.
Julian Casablancas

Clearly older women and especially older women who have led an active life or elder women who successfully maneuver through their own family life have so much to teach us about sharing, patience, and wisdom.
Alice Walker

Moderation is the inseparable companion of wisdom, but with it genius has not even a nodding acquaintance.
Charles Caleb Colton

Doubt is the vestibule through which all must pass before they can enter into the temple of wisdom.
Charles Caleb Colton

Around '93, '94, the conventional wisdom about the Internet was that it was a toy for academics and researchers. So it was very, very underestimated for about two years.
Marc Andreessen

Strength and wisdom are not opposing values.
William J. Clinton

Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack. We give it orders which make no sense.
Henry Miller

The wisdom of God's Word is quite clear on believers being unequally yoked. And marrying someone who is not a Christian - who is not a daily disciple of Christ - is being unequally yoked, regardless of what their beliefs might be.
Pat Robertson

My mother is a great source of advice and wisdom and consolation for me.
Katherine Heigl

What is the price of experience? Do men buy it for a song? Or wisdom for a dance in the street? No, it is bought with the price of all the man hath, his house, his wife, his children.
William Blake

The hours of folly are measured by the clock; but of wisdom, no clock can measure.
William Blake

To build a great company, which is a CEO's job, sometimes you have to stand up against conventional wisdom.
Carly Fiorina

What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?
Jean-Jacques Rousseau

There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union. The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom, for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives.
Cyril Connolly

Novels are the Socratic dialogues of our time. Practical wisdom fled from school wisdom into this liberal form.
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

People always blame the girl; she should have said no. A monosyllable, but conventional wisdom has always been that boys can't manage it.
Anna Quindlen

Gray hairs are signs of wisdom if you hold your tongue, speak and they are but hairs, as in the young.
Rabindranath Tagore

If suffering brings wisdom, I would wish to be less wise.
William Butler Yeats

Kindness is wisdom.
Philip James Bailey

That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in another.
Adlai E. Stevenson

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.
Greg Anderson

I prefer the folly of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.
Anatole France

Not engaging in ignorance is wisdom.

What if Barack Obama established a Presidential Advisory Committee that would meet once every couple of months, bringing together the former presidents for a conference in order to seek their collective wisdom? There is a wealth of experience in former presidents that generally goes untapped.
Tony Campolo

The only medicine for suffering, crime, and all other woes of mankind, is wisdom. Teach a man to read and write, and you have put into his hands the great keys of the wisdom box. But it is quite another thing to open the box.
Thomas Huxley

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.
James Madison

I believe we have become paralyzed, paralyzed by our desire to be loved. 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.
Chris Christie

In my definition of consciousness, consciousness is the same thing as life. What wisdom traditions also call spirit.
Deepak Chopra

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.
Deepak Chopra

Wisdom has never made a bigot, but learning has.
Josh Billings

They would need to be already wise, in order to love wisdom.
Friedrich Schiller

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.
Charles Stanley

It seems to me that, in every culture, I come across a chapter headed "Wisdom." And then I know exactly what is going to follow: "Vanity of vanities, all is vanity."
Ludwig Wittgenstein

Who in their infinite wisdom decreed that Little League uniforms be white? Certainly not a mother.
Erma Bombeck

Knowledge is proud that it knows so much; wisdom is humble that it knows no more.
William Cowper

Some wisdom you must learn from one who's wise.

We have no words for speaking of wisdom to the stupid. He who understands the wise is wise already.
Georg C. Lichtenberg

It is almost everywhere the case that soon after it is begotten the greater part of human wisdom is laid to rest in repositories.
Georg C. Lichtenberg

Experiences are savings which a miser puts aside. Wisdom is an inheritance which a wastrel cannot exhaust.
Karl Kraus

In science, as in art, and, as I believe, in every other sphere of human activity, there may be wisdom in a multitude of counsellors, but it is only in one or two of them.
Thomas Huxley

Spending two years on my uncle's ranch in Montana as a young man gave me the wisdom and the thrust to do westerns.
Robert Duvall

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?
Gwyneth Paltrow

Wisdom is knowledge which has become a part of one's being.
Orison Swett Marden

Full of wisdom are the ordinations of fate.
Friedrich Schiller

The extreme limit of wisdom, that's what the public calls madness.
Jean Cocteau

Saudi Arabia is a puritanical state that claims a monopoly of wisdom and virtue.
James Buchan

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.
Nathaniel Hawthorne

In youth and beauty, wisdom is but rare!

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.
William Penn

I'm not wise, but the beginning of wisdom is there; it's like relaxing into - and an acceptance of - things.
Tina Turner

Teach you children poetry; it opens the mind, lends grace to wisdom and makes the heroic virtues hereditary.
Walter Scott

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.
Anthony Trollope

Many people have their reputations as reporters and analysts because they are on television, batting around conventional wisdom. A lot of these people have never reported a story.
Bob Woodward

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.
Zoe Saldana

In complete darkness, it is only knowledge and wisdom that separates us.
Janet Jackson

Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
Baltasar Gracian

Science gives us knowledge, but only philosophy can give us wisdom.
Will Durant

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.
Chris Christie

One part of wisdom is knowing what you don't need anymore and letting it go.
Jane Fonda

If I am fool, it is, at least, a doubting one; and I envy no one the certainty of his self-approved wisdom.
George Byron

No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool. Writers, alas, have to be fools in public, while the rest of the human race can cover its tracks.
Erica Jong

Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end.
Leonard Nimoy

If you have the guts to keep making mistakes, your wisdom and intelligence leap forward with huge momentum.
Holly Near

One of the greatest pieces of economic wisdom is to know what you do not know.
John Kenneth Galbraith

The enemy of the conventional wisdom is not ideas but the march of events.
John Kenneth Galbraith

Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech.

The left has come to regard common sense - the traditional wisdom and folkways of the community - as an obstacle to progress and enlightenment.
Christopher Lasch

The philosophies of one age have become the absurdities of the next, and the foolishness of yesterday has become the wisdom of tomorrow.
William Osler

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.
James Allen

Men who know themselves are no longer fools. They stand on the threshold of the door of Wisdom.
Havelock Ellis

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

Purity engenders Wisdom, Passion avarice, and Ignorance folly, infatuation and darkness.
Cyril Connolly

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.
Kenichi Fukui

For all my education, accomplishments, and so called 'wisdom'... I can't fathom my own heart.
Michael Caine

Knowledge shrinks as wisdom grows.
Alfred North Whitehead

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

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.
Daisaku Ikeda

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.
Daisaku Ikeda

Irony is the gaiety of reflection and the joy of wisdom.
Anatole France

He was gifted with the sly, sharp instinct for self-preservation that passes for wisdom among the rich.
Evelyn Waugh

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.
Debra Winger

All free governments are managed by the combined wisdom and folly of the people.
James A. Garfield

I'll come to you with gifts of knowledge, wisdom and truth.
Barry White

If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner.
Omar N. Bradley

Community organizing is all about building grassroots support. It's about identifying the people around you with whom you can create a common, passionate cause. And it's about ignoring the conventional wisdom of company politics and instead playing the game by very different rules.
Tom Peters

Wisdom and understanding can only become the possession of individual men by travelling the old road of observation, attention, perseverance, and industry.
Samuel Smiles

There is a trade off - as you grow older you gain wisdom but you lose spontaneity.
Kenny Rogers

I always see where I didn't do things the right way. I only see the heavy lifting. That's a bit of my wisdom, if you want to call it that.
Vera Wang

As a parent and a citizen, I'll take a Bill Gates (or Warren Buffett) over Steve Jobs every time. If we must have billionaires, better they should ignore Jobs's example and instead embrace the morality and wisdom of the great industrialist-philanthropist Andrew Carnegie.
Eric Alterman

It is wisdom in prosperity, when all is as thou wouldn't have it, to fear and suspect the worst.
Desiderius Erasmus

Central banks don't have divine wisdom. They try to do the best analysis they can and must be prepared to stand or fall by the quality of that analysis.
Mary Kay Ash

I'm married. My wife, Stella - a beautiful woman. She's brought a lot of peace to my life, a lot of wisdom.
Anthony Hopkins

The stupidity of people comes from having an answer for everything. The wisdom of the novel comes from having a question for everything.
Milan Kundera

The novelist teaches the reader to comprehend the world as a question. There is wisdom and tolerance in that attitude. In a world built on sacrosanct certainties the novel is dead.
Milan Kundera

Morality comes with the sad wisdom of age, when the sense of curiosity has withered.
Graham Greene

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.
Sally Kirkland

Now that I am sixty, I see why the idea of elder wisdom has passed from currency.
John Updike

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.
John Updike

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.
William Feather

Wisdom is not attained by years, but by ability.

Not by age but by capacity is wisdom acquired.

The plan was criticized by some retired military officers embedded in TV studios. But with every advance by our coalition forces, the wisdom of that plan becomes more apparent.
Dick Cheney

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.
Wislawa Szymborska

To profit from good advice requires more wisdom than to give it.
Wilson Mizner

Wisdom is oftentimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar.
William Wordsworth

Every speaker has a mouth; An arrangement rather neat. Sometimes it's filled with wisdom. Sometimes it's filled with feet.
Robert Orben

Your art kind of changes as you get older, by nature of the fact that you're hopefully gaining wisdom and you're starting to watch things with a better overview.
Sheryl Crow

The greater the step forward in knowledge, the greater is the one taken backward in search of wisdom.
Stephen Gardiner

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.
Rod Taylor

The weak have remedies, the wise have joys; superior wisdom is superior bliss.
Edward Young

The clouds may drop down titles and estates, and wealth may seek us, but wisdom must be sought.
Edward Young

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.
Mary Astell

The Relation we bear to the Wisdom of the Father, the Son of His Love, gives us indeed a dignity which otherwise we have no pretence to. It makes us something, something considerable even in God's Eyes.
Mary Astell

Unhappy is that Grandeur which makes us too great to be good; and that Wit which sets us at a distance from true Wisdom.
Mary Astell

Putting is like wisdom - partly a natural gift and partly the accumulation of experience.
Arnold Palmer

It's very hard to know what wisdom is.
James Hillman

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.
Freeman Dyson

As great as Ed is, the wisdom out here is that he can't carry a movie. They'll pay him $3 million to be the second banana in Julia Roberts things. But they won't put up $3 million for an Ed Harris movie.
George A. Romero

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

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.
Joseph Prince

The truest greatness lies in being kind, the truest wisdom in a happy mind.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Mixing one's wines may be a mistake, but old and new wisdom mix admirably.
Bertolt Brecht

The thing that we possess, that machines don't, is the ability to exhibit wisdom.
Herbie Hancock

Without wisdom, the future has no meaning, no valuable purpose.
Herbie Hancock

You can practice to attain knowledge, but you can't practice to attain wisdom.
Herbie Hancock

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.
Sam Mendes

As I visited the various neighborhoods in the campaign, I learned fast that it's a mistake to think that all of the wisdom and possible solutions to our problems are available only in this building.
Jane Byrne

I am thinking of taking a fifth wife. Why not? Solomon had a thousand wives and he is a synonym for wisdom.
John Barrymore

Spend time reflecting on your emotional and physical existence and how that applies to the voice. You have to apply that wisdom and experience when you sing - it's what comes through.
K. D. Lang

I'm someone who's done the opposite of whatever the received wisdom is, to keep your career going into your 50s.
Elizabeth McGovern

The art of storytelling is reaching its end because the epic side of truth, wisdom, is dying out.
Walter Benjamin

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.
Herman Hesse

Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their wisdom.
Elizabeth Gaskell

Wisdom is the knowledge of good and evil, not the strength to choose between the two.
John Cheever

Lessons of wisdom have the most power over us when they capture the heart through the groundwork of a story, which engages the passions.
Laurence Sterne

Sciences may be learned by rote, but wisdom not.
Laurence Sterne

Wisdom oft times consists of knowing what to do next.
Herbert Hoover

Wisdom consists not so much in knowing what to do in the ultimate as knowing what to do next.
Herbert Hoover

My government, you can be assured, will be less focused on personalities. It is about treating people with respect. I think complaining about the community not being able to see the wisdom of our ideas is the wrong approach.
Jay Weatherill

I sought my father in the world of the black musician, because it contained wisdom, experience, sadness and loneliness. I was not ever interested in the music of boys. From my youngest years, I was interested in the music of men.
Eric Clapton

The greatest wisdom is to realize one's lack of it.
Constantin Stanislavski

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.
Emanuel Swedenborg

It is astonishing what force, purity, and wisdom it requires for a human being to keep clear of falsehoods.
Margaret Fuller

I've always shied away from conventional wisdom, though I know the power of it.
Peter Jennings

Has fortune dealt you some bad cards. Then let wisdom make you a good gamester.
Francis Quarles

My mom calls me an older soul because, growing up, she taught me stuff real early. Now I spend most of my time chasing wisdom, chasing understanding.
Ray Lewis

Wisdom is humble that he knows no more.
William Cowper

They whom truth and wisdom lead, can gather honey from a weed.
William Cowper

Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences.
Norman Cousins

Age is a terrible avenger. The lessons of life give you so much to work with, but by the time you've got all this great wisdom, you don't get to be young anymore.
Elizabeth Wurtzel

The wisdom acquired with the passage of time is a useless gift unless you share it.
Esther Williams

A wholesome oblivion of one's neighbours is the beginning of wisdom.
Richard Le Gallienne

Great wisdom is generous; petty wisdom is contentious.

Even when you have doubts, take that step. Take chances. Mistakes are never a failure - they can be turned into wisdom.
Cat Cora

Some of the best lessons we ever learn are learned from past mistakes. The error of the past is the wisdom and success of the future.
Dale Turner

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.
Pierre Charron

We learned in World War II that no single nation holds a monopoly on wisdom, morality or right to power, but that we must fight for the weak and promote democracy.
Joe Baca

Clinton is a big personality who has led a big life, and for some of the media conventional wisdom to boil it down to a view that 'all people are really interested in' are a few moments of madness in the Oval Office gets him, the importance of the presidency, and the significance of his life, all wrong.
Alastair Campbell

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.
Greg Walden

Economists often like startling theorems, results which seem to run counter to conventional wisdom.
Joseph Stiglitz

In the frank expression of conflicting opinions lies the greatest promise of wisdom in governmental action.
Louis D. Brandeis

Ask Elizabeth is a community of voices, it's not me standing on a podium telling people how to run their lives, it's girls helping each other sharing their wisdom and advice and I create a space for them to do it.
Elizabeth Berkley

I have no agenda except to be funny. Neither I or the writers profess to offer any worldly wisdom.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus

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.
Mikhail Gorbachev

Practical wisdom is only to be learned in the school of experience. Precepts and instruction are useful so far as they go, but, without the discipline of real life, they remain of the nature of theory only.
Samuel Smiles

The experience gathered from books, though often valuable, is but the nature of learning; whereas the experience gained from actual life is one of the nature of wisdom.
Samuel Smiles

The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotation.
Isaac D'Israeli

The first point of wisdom is to discern that which is false; the second, to know that which is true.

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Never accept ultimatums, conventional wisdom, or absolutes.
Christopher Reeve

What makes Superman a hero is not that he has power, but that he has the wisdom and the maturity to use the power wisely. From an acting point of view, that's how I approached the part.
Christopher Reeve

I do interviews because it's a chance to be myself. I sometimes wonder what I could have to say that would be of any interest. I don't have any great wisdom.
Parker Stevenson

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.
William Congreve

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.
George MacDonald

We all admire the wisdom of people who come to us for advice.
Arthur Helps

A great memory is never made synonymous with wisdom, any more than a dictionary would be called a treatise.
John Henry Newman

True wisdom listens more, talks less and can get along with all types of people.
Kiana Tom

This fear of the Lord is indeed the beginning of wisdom. This consciousness of sin is the straight pathway to heaven.
Joseph Barber Lightfoot

If an idea is indeed sensible, it will eventually become just part of the accepted wisdom.
Nigel Farage

After a gig I always head back to the hotel, remembering granny's words of wisdom. I cancel the late-night pizza and watch the Jonathan Ross show instead.
Jimmy Carr

Conventional wisdom holds that setting a timetable for getting American troops out of Iraq would be a mistake.
Nick Clooney

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.
Chris Robinson

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

I have learned throughout my life as a composer chiefly through my mistakes and pursuits of false assumptions, not by my exposure to founts of wisdom and knowledge.
Igor Stravinsky

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.
Adam Clarke

Peace is a fragile thing. It takes courage to secure it. It takes wisdom to maintain it.
Jenny Shipley

Genius unrefined resembles a flash of lightning, but wisdom is like the sun.
Franz Grillparzer

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.
Adam Schiff

Pain is the doorway to wisdom and to truth.
Keith Miller

However great an evil immorality may be, we must not forget that it is not without its beneficial consequences. It is only through extremes that men can arrive at the middle path of wisdom and virtue.
Wilhelm von Humboldt

Life is the only real counselor; wisdom unfiltered through personal experience does not become a part of the moral tissue.
Edith Wharton

Wisdom not only gets, but once got, retains.
Francis Quarles

This is perhaps the most profound meaning of the book of Job, the best example of wisdom.
Paul Ricoeur

Wisdom finds its literary expression in wisdom literature.
Paul Ricoeur

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.
Beau Bridges

Whether the aim is in heaven or on earth, wisdom or wealth, the essential condition of its pursuit and attainment is always security and order.
Johan Huizinga

Analysts may be correct that the presidential election won't primarily turn on entitlements reform, but by choosing Paul Ryan as his running mate, Mitt Romney can, contrary to conventional wisdom, make it a winning issue and lay the foundation for a reform mandate when he wins.
David Limbaugh

I covered my face because they had taken my wisdom teeth out.
Josh Brolin

I acknowledge the privilege of being alive in a human body at this moment, endowed with senses, memories, emotions, thoughts, and the space of mind in its wisdom aspect.
Alex Grey

One of the most beautiful passages of Rousseau is that in the sixth book of Confessions, where he describes the awakening in him of the literary sense. Of such wisdom, the poetic passion, the desire of beauty, the love of art for its own sake, has most.
Walter Pater

Wisdom too often never comes, and so one ought not to reject it merely because it comes late.
Felix Frankfurter

Age does not bring you wisdom, age brings you wrinkles.
Estelle Getty

Wisdom and deep intelligence require an honest appreciation of mystery.
Thomas Moore

We all have within us a deep wisdom, but sometimes we don't know we have it.
Shakti Gawain

We live in a culture that doesn't acknowledge or validate human intuition and doesn't encourage us to rely on our intuitive wisdom.
Shakti Gawain

When I wrote Living in the Light, I wanted to share about how I live my own life and to encourage people to tap into their own inner wisdom.
Shakti Gawain

There is a universal, intelligent, life force that exists within everyone and everything. It resides within each one of use as a deep wisdom, an inner knowing. We can access this wonderful source of knowledge and wisdom through our intuition, an inner sense that tells us what feels right and true for us at any given moment.
Shakti Gawain

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.
David Brainerd

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

What I lack in energy, I have in wisdom.
Marcia Cross

Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.
Theodore Isaac Rubin

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

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

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.
Maria Bartiromo

A monarchy conducted with infinite wisdom and infinite benevolence is the most perfect of all possible governments.
Ezra Stiles

In justice to human society it may perhaps be said of almost all the polities and civil institutions in the world, however imperfect, that they have been founded in and carried on with very considerable wisdom.
Ezra Stiles

The constitutions of Maryland and New York are founded in higher wisdom.
Ezra Stiles

Man is wise and constantly in quest of more wisdom; but the ultimate wisdom, which deals with beginnings, remains locked in a seed. There it lies, the simplest fact of the universe and at the same time the one which calls forth faith rather than reason.
Hal Borland

Where fear is present, wisdom cannot be.

As far as feeling freedom in my career now versus five years ago... I think if I feel any more free it's simply because of the experiences that I've had, and the wisdom I've accumulated from that time.
Mary Chapin Carpenter

If we can return to a government that the Founders, in their wisdom, envisioned for us, we can return to a government that will allow our economy to thrive again, and our people to live in liberty.
Nan Hayworth

Great wisdom is generous; petty wisdom is contentious. Great speech is impassioned, small speech cantankerous.
Zhuang Zi

Education makes us more stupid than the brutes. A thousand voices call to us on every hand, but our ears are stopped with wisdom.
Jean Giraudoux

Mainstream media tend to just mouth the conventional wisdom, to see everything through the filter of right and left.
Arianna Huffington

Wisdom and goodness are twin-born, one heart must hold both sisters, never seen apart.
William Dean Howells

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.
Roone Arledge

Contemplation and wisdom are highest achievements and man is not totally at home with them.
Gabriel Marcel

Of all our possessions, wisdom alone is imortal.

Humility is the only true wisdom by which we prepare our minds for all the possible changes of life.
George Arliss

The marvel of the Bhagavad-Gita is its truly beautiful revelation of life's wisdom which enables philosophy to blossom into religion.
Herman Hesse

We do not sit as a superlegislature to weigh the wisdom of legislation.
William O. Douglas

Wisdom we know is the knowledge of good and evil, not the strength to choose between the two.
John Cheever

Theology in general seems to me a substitution of human ingenuity for divine wisdom.
Julia Ward Howe

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

Conventional wisdom notwithstanding, there is no reason either in football or in poetry why the two should not meet in a man's life if he has the weight and cares about the words.
Archibald MacLeish

You want people walking away from the conversation with some kernel of wisdom or some kind of impact.
Harry Dean Stanton

All human wisdom works and has worries and grief as reward.
Johann Georg Hamann

The most important lesson of New Labour is this: Every time we made progress we did it by challenging the conventional wisdom.
Ed Miliband

Doubt the conventional wisdom unless you can verify it with reason and experiment.
Steve Albini

He read his mind. He's a strange sort of man, isn't he? It's not just the advice and the wisdom that he has.
Omar Sharif

To keep your secret is wisdom; to expect others to keep it is folly.
William Samuel Johnson

Nobility of spirit has more to do with simplicity than ostentation, wisdom rather than wealth, commitment rather than ambition.
Riccardo Muti

It is not from reason that justice springs, but goodness is born of wisdom.
Maurice Maeterlinck

For the subtlest folly proceeds from the subtlest wisdom.
John Webster

To know one's self is wisdom, but not to know one's neighbors is genius.
Minna Antrim

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.
Joanna Southcott

Our experience is composed rather of illusions that of wisdom acquired.
Joseph Roux

Books are the ever burning lamps of accumulated wisdom.
George William Curtis

The beginning of wisdom is to desire it.
Solomon Ibn Gabirol

It is not white hair that engenders wisdom.

The seven wise men of Greece, so famous for their wisdom all the world over, acquired all that fame, each of them, by a single sentence consisting of two or three words.
Robert South

Words of wisdom are spoken by children at least as often as scientists.
James Newman

Wisdom is not acquired save as the result of investigation.
Sara Teasdale

The pine stays green in winter... wisdom in hardship.
Norman Douglas

What is all wisdom save a collection of platitudes?
Norman Douglas

The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living, which are to be desired when dying.
Norman Douglas

This age thinks better of a gilded fool Than of a threadbare saint in wisdom's school.
Thomas Dekker

The 'wisdom of the crowds' is the most ridiculous statement I've heard in my life. Crowds are dumb.
Drew Curtis

Books should to one of these fours ends conduce, for wisdom, piety, delight, or use.
John Denham

No man is the wiser for his learning; it may administer matter to work in, or objects to work upon; but wit and wisdom are born with a man.
John Selden

Wisdom is knowing when you can't be wise.
Paul Engle

I keep my friends as misers do their treasure, because, of all the things granted us by wisdom, none is greater or better than friendship.
Pietro Aretino

Imagination allows us to escape the predictable. It enables us to reply to the common wisdom that we cannot soar by saying, "Just watch!"
Bill Bradley

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.
John Avlon

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.
Knut Hamsun

The wisdom of crowds works when the crowd is choosing the price of an ox, when there's a single numeric average. But if it's a design or something that matters, the decision is made by committee, and that's crap. You want people and groups who are able to think thoughts before they share.
Jaron Lanier

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.
Elena Kagan

The key to wisdom is knowing all the right questions.
John A. Simone, Sr.


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