Topics - Wisdom


Quote 40Learning sleeps and snores in libraries, but wisdom is everywhere, wide awake, on tiptoe.
Quote 98By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experienc...
Quote 113He dares to be a fool, and that is the first step in the direction of wisdom.
Quote 196Always keep an open mind and a compassionate heart.
Quote 225He who devotes sixteen hours a day to hard study may become at sixty as wise as he thought himself at twenty.
Quote 235Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
Quote 280A prudent question is one-half of wisdom. - Francis Bacon
Quote 293A mistake is simply another way of doing things.
Quote 296Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.
Quote 307It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
Quote 321Memory is the mother of all wisdom. - Aeschylus
Quote 348As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round.
Quote 354Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Quote 435A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew.
Quote 452In seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it - thou art a fool.
Quote 566Wisdom begins in wonder. - Socrates
Quote 715Patience is the companion of wisdom. - Augustine of Hippo
Quote 717We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.
Quote 802Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time. - Theodore Roosevelt
Quote 804Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. - Alfred Lord Tennyson
Quote 972Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.
Quote 1125The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations.
Quote 1233It is astonishing with how little wisdom mankind can be governed, when that little wisdom is its own.
Quote 1277Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.
Quote 1351The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.
Quote 1440All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
Quote 1452To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom. - Bertrand Russell
Quote 1502Does wisdom perhaps appear on the earth as a raven which is inspired by the smell of carrion?
Quote 1924The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.
Quote 2447Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
Quote 2574Virtues are acquired through endeavor, Which rests wholly upon yourself. So, to praise others for their virtues can but encourage one's...
Quote 2690If you want to be found stand where the seeker seeks.
Quote 2830Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
Quote 3034A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom. - Robert Frost
Quote 3105The doors of wisdom are never shut. - Benjamin Franklin
Quote 3133Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.
Quote 3333Cleverness is not wisdom. - Euripides
Quote 3380It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.
Quote 3530Wisdom begins at the end. - Daniel Webster
Quote 3568Wisdom is a sacred communion. - Victor Hugo
Quote 4182It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
Quote 4321Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
Quote 4676Wisdom stands at the turn in the road and calls upon us publicly, but we consider it false and despise its adherents.
Quote 4789The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
Quote 5311Wisdom outweighs any wealth. - Sophocles
Quote 7063Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Quote 7688There are three faithful friends - an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.
Quote 7711It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them.
Quote 7768If you believe the doctors, nothing is wholesome; if you believe the theologians, nothing is innocent; if you believe the military, nothing ...
Quote 7876Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.
Quote 7881The wheel that squeaks the loudest is the one that gets the grease.
Quote 7987Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.
Quote 8010Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
Quote 8205Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them.
Quote 8305It is much more difficult to measure nonperformance than performance.
Quote 8306Who is wise in love, love most, say least. - Alfred Lord Tennyson
Quote 8316Wise kings generally have wise counselors; and he must be a wise man himself who is capable of distinguishing one.
Quote 8396Ignorant men raise questions that wise men answered a thousand years ago.
Quote 8478You can't sweep other people off their feet, if you can't be swept off your own.
Quote 8487Of prosperity mortals can never have enough. - Aeschylus
Quote 8551Wise men make more opportunities than they find.
Quote 8622Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness. - Sophocles
Quote 8695A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.
Quote 8714Rarely promise, but, if lawful, constantly perform.
Quote 8842Honesty is the rarest wealth anyone can possess, and yet all the honesty in the world ain't lawful tender for a loaf of bread.
Quote 9031The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
Quote 9573The opportunity for brotherhood presents itself every time you meet a human being.
Quote 9596Don't taunt the alligator until after you've crossed the creek.
Quote 9598The end of wisdom is to dream high enough to lose the dream in the seeking of it.
Quote 9640Wisdom is the quality that keeps you from getting into situations where you need it.
Quote 9664Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away.
Quote 9732The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
Quote 9748Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.
Quote 9855I'd rather regret the things I've done than regret the things I haven't done.
Quote 9923He who lives by the crystal ball soon learns to eat ground glass.
Quote 10045It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it.
Quote 10095When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.
Quote 10171The difference between chirping out of turn and a faux pas depends on what kind of a bar you're in.
Quote 10407Winners never quit and quitters never win. - Vince Lombardi
Quote 10420A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.
Quote 10489What is man's ultimate direction in life? It is to look for love, truth, virtue, and beauty.
Quote 10886Perspective is worth 80 IQ points. - Alan Kay
Quote 10941It is the neglect of timely repair that makes rebuilding necessary.
Quote 10965Some folks are wise and some are otherwise. - Tobias Smollett
Quote 11014Repeat anything often enough and it will start to become you.
Quote 11035When written in Chinese, the word "crisis" is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportuni...
Quote 11069The future has already arrived. It's just not evenly distributed yet.
Quote 11158The wisdom of the wise is an uncommon degree of common sense.
Quote 11171Wisdom is always an overmatch for strength. - Phil Jackson
Quote 11189The truest wisdom is a resolute determination.
Quote 11232To be satisfied with a little, is the greatest wisdom; and he that increaseth his riches, increaseth his cares; but a contented mind is a hi...
Quote 11238When 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.
Quote 11418In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.
Quote 11492Be happy. It's one way of being wise. - Ben Hogan
Quote 11567You 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 fo...
Quote 11578Turn your wounds into wisdom. - Oprah Winfrey
Quote 11625From the errors of others, a wise man corrects his own.
Quote 11765Don'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...
Quote 11915Life is a travelling to the edge of knowledge, then a leap taken.
Quote 12075Good nature is worth more than knowledge, more than money, more than honor, to the persons who possess it.
Quote 12214We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.
Quote 12220Winning is not everything, but wanting to win is.
Quote 12337The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance - it is the illusion of knowledge.
Quote 12341There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart.
Quote 12415The 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.
Quote 12794The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
Quote 12846If 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.
Quote 13065Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
Quote 13090Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone.
Quote 13505Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself.
Quote 13557No man was ever wise by chance. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Quote 13615If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to sto...
Quote 13706Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
Quote 13981Few of the many wise apothegms which have been uttered have prevented a single foolish action.