Wisdom Quotes

A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew.

Herbert Eugene Caen

Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom.

Merry Browne

Authority without wisdom is like a heavy axe without an edge, fitter to bruise than polish.

Anne Bradstreet

The picture placed the busts between Adds to the thought much strength; Wisdom and Wit are little seen, But Folly's at full length.

Jane Brereton

Wisdom makes a slow defense against trouble, though a sure one in the end.

Oliver Goldsmith

The only true wisdom is knowing that you know nothing.

Socrates

A prudent question is one half the wisdom.

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We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it - and stop there; lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove-lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid again - and that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore.

Mark Twain

It is not wisdom but Authority that makes a law.

Thomas Hobbes

It is not women's fault that diets do not work. It is not perversity of lack of willpower. God did this - in Her great wisdom.

Dr. Wayne Callaway

Within a system which denies the existence of basic human rights, fear tends to be the order of the day. Fear of imprisonment, fear of torture, fear of death, fear of losing friends, family, property or means of livelihood, fear of poverty, fear of isolation, fear of failure. A most insidious form of fear is that which masquerades as common sense or even wisdom, condemning as foolish, reckless, insignificant or futile the small, daily acts of courage which help to preserve man's self-respect and inherent human dignity. It is not easy for a people conditioned by fear under the iron rule of the principle that might is right to free themselves from the enervating miasma of fear. Yet even under the most crushing state machinery courage rises up again and again, for fear is not the natural state of civilized man.

Aung San Suu Kyi

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
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