Wisdom

It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.
- Walter Lippmann
In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.
- John Muir
Good nature is worth more than knowledge, more than money, more than honor, to the persons who possess it.
- Henry Ward Beecher
It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.
- Arthur Conan Doyle
Never let a fool kiss you, or a kiss fool you.
- Joey Adams
Patience is the companion of wisdom.
- Saint Augustine
Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time.
- Theodore Roosevelt
Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart.
- Charles Dickens
Wisdom is found only in truth.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Cleverness is not wisdom.
- Euripides
Sorrow is knowledge, those that know the most must mourn the deepest, the tree of knowledge is not the tree of life.
- Lord Byron
Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.
- Sophocles
Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away.
- Arthur Helps
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
The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
It is impossible to love and to be wise.
- Francis Bacon
It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them.
- Epictetus
Wisdom is learning what to overlook.
- William James
To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
- Bertrand Russell
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.
- Akhenaton
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
- William Blake
Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Always seek out the seed of triumph in every adversity.
- Og Mandino
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 truest wisdom is a resolute determination.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
No man was ever wise by chance.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.
- Anton Chekhov
You must accept responsibility for your actions, but not the credit for your achievements.
- Denis Waitley
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.
The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance - it is the illusion of knowledge.
- Daniel J. Boorstin
The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
- Jean Paul
The motto of chivalry is also the motto of wisdom; to serve all, but love only one.
- Honore de Balzac
If you call failures experiments, you can put them in your resume and claim them as achievements.
- Mason Cooley
A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
- Francis Bacon
Wisdom is a sacred communion.
- Victor Hugo
Start wide, expand further, and never look back.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger
Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone.
- Horace
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
- Baltasar Gracian
Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.
- Aesop
In action a great heart is the chief qualification. In work, a great head.
- Arthur Schopenhauer
Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson
The wheel that squeaks the loudest is the one that gets the grease.
- Josh Billings
The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention.
- John Burroughs
A heart well prepared for adversity in bad times hopes, and in good times fears for a change in fortune.
- Horace
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
- George Santayana
Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation.
- Robert H. Schuller
Memory is the mother of all wisdom.
- Aeschylus
Wise men make more opportunities than they find.
- Francis Bacon
Self-suggestion makes you master of yourself.
- W. Clement Stone
The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations.
- Benjamin Disraeli
Knowledge is proud that it knows so much; wisdom is humble that it knows no more.
- William Cowper
All of us, at certain moments of our lives, need to take advice and to receive help from other people.
- Alexis Carrel
Wisdom outweighs any wealth.
- Sophocles
He dares to be a fool, and that is the first step in the direction of wisdom.
- James Huneker
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