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
In seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it - thou art a fool.
- Lord Chesterfield
It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
When an opponent comes forward, move in and greet him; if he wants to pull back, send him on his way.
- Morihei Ueshiba
Some folks are wise and some are otherwise.
- Tobias Smollett
Learning sleeps and snores in libraries, but wisdom is everywhere, wide awake, on tiptoe.
- Josh Billings
Never cut what you can untie.
- Joseph Joubert
Tis but a part we see, and not a whole.
- Alexander Pope
Wisdom is the quality that keeps you from getting into situations where you need it.
- Doug Larson
Repeat anything often enough and it will start to become you.
- Tom Hopkins
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
- Jean Paul
Please all, and you will please none.
Of prosperity mortals can never have enough.
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
The more one pleases everybody, the less one pleases profoundly.
He who lives by the crystal ball soon learns to eat ground glass.
- Edgar R. Fiedler
Every silver lining has a cloud.
- Mary Kay Ash
Public opinion is no more than this: what people think that other people think.
- Alfred Austin
Perspective is worth 80 IQ points.
- Alan Kay
If you want to be found stand where the seeker seeks.
- Sidney Lanier
It is the neglect of timely repair that makes rebuilding necessary.
- Richard Whately
Wise kings generally have wise counselors; and he must be a wise man himself who is capable of distinguishing one.
A mouse does not rely on just one hole.
The opportunity for brotherhood presents itself every time you meet a human being.
- Jane Wyman
If you wish to reach the highest, begin at the lowest.
- Publilius Syrus
Wisdom begins at the end.
- Daniel Webster
Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.
Let deeds match words.
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
Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.
- David Starr Jordan
You must learn day by day, year by year to broaden your horizon. The more things you love, the more you are interested in, the more you enjoy, the more you are indignant about, the more you have left when anything happens.
- Ethel Barrymore
Wisdom is always an overmatch for strength.
- Phil Jackson
It is astonishing with how little wisdom mankind can be governed, when that little wisdom is its own.
- William Ralph Inge
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
This is what I learned: that everybody is talented, original and has something important to say.
- Brenda Ueland
Deliberately seek opportunities for kindness, sympathy, and patience.
- Evelyn Underhill
It takes a great man to give sound advice tactfully, but a greater to accept it graciously.
- Logan Pearsall Smith
The wisdom of the wise is an uncommon degree of common sense.
- Dean Inge
Counsel woven into the fabric of real life is wisdom.
- Walter Benjamin
Virtues are acquired through endeavor, which rests wholly upon yourself.
- Sidney Lanier
Life is a travelling to the edge of knowledge, then a leap taken.
- D. H. Lawrence
Wisdom we know is the knowledge of good and evil, not the strength to choose between the two.
- John Cheever
The day of fortune is like a harvest day, We must be busy when the corn is ripe.
- Torquato Tasso
Few of the many wise apothegms which have been uttered have prevented a single foolish action.
- Thomas B. Macaulay
Wisdom sails with wind and time.
- John Florio
All human wisdom works and has worries and grief as reward.
- Johann Georg Hamann
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
The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while.
- Albert Einstein
Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
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
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.
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
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
A loving heart is the truest wisdom.
- Charles Dickens
Wisdom I know is social. She seeks her fellows. But Beauty is jealous, and illy bears the presence of a rival.
- Thomas Jefferson
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