WISDOM Quotes

If intelligence is the ability to adapt to change, then wisdom is to know how and why to adapt for more than personal or economic gain.

Ivan Urlaub

From meditation springs wisdom. From lack of meditation, loss of wisdom. Recognising these alternative roads of progress and decline, one should so direct oneself so that one's wisdom will increase

Lord Buddha

Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom

Buddha

A man may learn wisdom even from a foe.

Aristophenes

Turn your wounds into wisdom.

Oprah Winfrey

That we will, at all times hereafter, consider ourselves as a free and independent state, capable of regulating our internal police, in all and every respect whatsoever -- and that the people on said Grants have the sole and exclusive and inherent right of ruling and governing themselves in such manner and form as in their own wisdom they shall think proper.

Unknown

Wisdom is to the soul what health is to the body

De Saint-Real

The road to excess leads to the palace of wisdom.

William Blake

These unhappy people were proposing schemes for persuading monarchs to choose favourites upon the score of their wisdom, capacity and virtue; of teaching ministers to consult the public good; of rewarding merit, great abilities and eminent services; of instructing princes to know their true interest by placing it on the same foundation with that of their people: of choosing for employment persons qualified to exercise them; with many other wild impossible chimeras, that never entered before into the heart of man to conceive, and confirmed in me the old observation, that there is nothing so extravagant and irrational which some philosophers have not maintained for truth.

Jonathan Swift

To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts; but so to love wisdom as to live according to its dictates

Henry Thoreau

You are under the unfortunate delusion that simply because you run away from danger, you have no courage. You're confusing courage with wisdom.

Unknown

The end of wisdom is to dream high enough to lose the dream in the seeking of it.

William Faulkner

A country is considered the more civilized the more wisdom and efficiency of its laws hinder a weak man from becoming too weak or a powerful one too powerful.

Levi Levi Primo

Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.

Bertrand Russell

Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of he main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.

Bertrand Russell

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 the daughter of experience

Leonardo da Vinci

Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn. They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But, man, there's no boundary line to art.

Charlie Parker

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

Wallace Stegner

Learn wisdom from the ways of a seedling. A seedling which is never hardened off through stressful situations will never become a strong productive plant.

Stephen Sigmund:

He gossips habitually; he lacks the common wisdom to keep still that deadly enemy of man, his own tongue

Mark Twain

Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich.

Tao Te Ching

Patience is the companion of wisdom.

Saint Augustine

Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.

Hal Borland
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