WISDOM Quotes

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

Illness is the most heeded of doctors: to goodness and wisdom we only make promises; pain we obey.

Marcel Proust

Animals, in their generation, are wiser than the sons of men; but their wisdom is confined to a few particulars, and lies in a very narrow compass.

Joseph Addison

Wisdom comes by disillusionment.

George Santayana

Raising children is an incredibly hard and risky business in which no cumulative wisdom is gained: each generation repeats the mistakes the previous one made.

Bill Cosby

The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.

William Blake

The road to excess leads to the palace of wisdom...for we never know what is enough until we know what is more than enough.

William Blake

In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.

Ansel Adams

A child's hand in yours-what tenderness it arouses, what power it conjures. You are instantly the very touchstone of wisdom and strength.

Marjorie Holmes

Silence is as full of potential wisdom and wit as the unhewn marble of great sculpture.

Aldous Huxley

Silence is as full of potential wisdom and wit as the unshown marble of great sculpture. The silent bear no witness against themselves.

Aldous Huxley

When God punishes a land, he deprives it leaders of wisdom.

Italian proverb

In goodness there are all kinds of wisdom.

Euripides

Wisdom and goodness to the vile seem vile.

William Shakespeare

Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences.

Norman Cousins

The pine stays green in winter... wisdom in hardship.

Norman Douglas

Don't gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold...

Bob Marley

On life's journey faith is nourishment, virtuous deeds are a shelter, wisdom is the light by day and right mindfulness is the protection by night. If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him.

Buddha

Mingle a little folly with your wisdom; a little nonsense now and then is pleasant.

Horace

It is not wisdom but Authority that makes a law

Thomas Hobbes

Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is a nobler art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of nonessentials.

Lin Yutang

The curse of mortality. You spend the first portion of your life learning, growing stronger, more capable. And then, through no fault of your own, your body begins to fail. You regress. Strong limbs become feeble, keen senses grow dull, hardy constitutions deteriorate. Beauty withers. Organs quit. You remember yourself in your prime, and wonder where that person went. As your wisdom and experience are peaking, your traitorous body becomes a prison.

Brandon Mull

It is the province of knowledge to speak And it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.

Oliver Wendell Holmes
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