God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.
All human wisdom is summed up in two words - wait and hope.
Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it.
To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.
Wisdom is not in words. Wisdom is meaning within words
Whatever is at the center of our life will be the source of our security, guidance, wisdom, and power.
The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.
Books give not wisdom where none was before. But where some is, there reading makes it more.
They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
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.
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.
The end of wisdom is to dream high enough to lose the dream in the seeking of it.
First, have a definite, clear practical idea; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end.
Most things break, including hearts. The lessons of life amount not to wisdom, but to scar tissue and callus.
Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of he main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
A man may learn wisdom even from a foe.
If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner.
The sum of wisdom is that time is never lost that is devoted to work.
Disappointment is the nurse of wisdom.
Morality comes with the sad wisdom of age, when the sense of curiosity has withered.
It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
Selfishness, if but reasonably tempered with wisdom, is not such an evil trait.
What we need in the United States is not division; what we need in the United States is not hatred; what we need in the United States is not violence or lawlessness; but love and wisdom, and compassion toward one another, and a feeling of justice toward those who still suffer within our country, whether they be white or they be black.
Out of compassion I destroy the darkness of their ignorance. From within them I light the lamp of wisdom and dispel all darkness from their lives.