WISDOM Quotes

There are two allied powers in man; knowledge and wisdom. Knowledge is so much of the truth seen in a distorted medium as the mind arrives at by groping, wisdom what the eye of divine vision sees in the spirit.

Sri Aurobindo

What men call knowledge, is the reasoned acceptance of false appearances. Wisdom looks behind the veil and sees.

Sri Aurobindo

There is no wisdom like frankness.

Benjamin Disraeli

Wisdom and intellect is every man's friend, ignorance and illiteracy are his enemies.

Ali al-Rida

Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end

Leonard Nimoy

There is no greater wealth than wisdom, no greater poverty than ignorance; no greater heritage than culture and no greater support than consultation.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

Even in our sleep, pain which cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart until, in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God.

Aeschylus

Without Freedom of thought, there can be no such Thing as Wisdom; and no such thing as public Liberty, without Freedom of speech

Benjamin Franklin

Wisdom is like electricity. There is no permanently wise man, but men capable of wisdom, who, being put into certain company, or other favorable conditions, become wise for a short time, as glasses rubbed acquire electric power for a while.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The examination system, and the fact that instruction is treated mainly as a training for a livelihood, leads the young to regard knowledge from a purely utilitarian point of view as the road to money, not as the gateway to wisdom.

Bertrand Russell

Rivalry of scholars advances wisdom.

Hebrew Proverb

It is a right, yes a duty, to search in cautious manner for the numbers, sizes, and weights, the norms for everything [God] has created. For He himself has let man take part in the knowledge of these things ... For these secrets are not of the kind whose research should be forbidden; rather they are set before our eyes like a mirror so that by examining them we observe to some extent the goodness and wisdom of the Creator.

Johannes Kepler

Wisdom is the understanding of celestial things to which the Spirit is brought by Love.

Honor de Balzac

More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly.

Woody Allen

Silence is one of the gates to wisdom.

Ali al-Rida

When wisdom reaches the acme of perfection it, will suppress the vicious instincts and injurious desires.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

Opposition of one\'s desires is the sign of the highest level of wisdom in a human being.

al-Baqir, Muhammad

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

Charles Caleb Colton

The end result of wisdom is... good deeds.

The Talmud

Knowledge without justice ought to be called cunning rather than wisdom.

Plato

Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.

Peter Kaye

There is something even more valuable to civilization than wisdom, and that is character

Henry Louis Mencken

Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom, not a guide by which to live.

Robert Francis Kennedy

The Almighty in His infinite wisdom did not see fit to create Frenchmen in the image of Englishmen.

Winston Churchill
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