Wisdom Quotes

Whatever is at the center of our life will be the source of our security, guidance, wisdom, and power.

Stephen Covey

Just as a cautious businessman avoids investing all his capital in one concern, so wisdom would probably admonish us also not to anticipate all our happiness from one quarter alone.

Sigmund Freud

A resolute determination is the truest wisdom.

NapolČon I

To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future.

Plutarch

Anxiety about the future never profits; we feel no evil until it comes, and when we feel it, no counsel helps; wisdom is either too early or too late.

Arthur Somers Roche

Anger is blood, poured and perplexed into froth; but malice is the wisdom of our wrath.

William Davenant

Health is the condition of wisdom, and the sign is cheerfulness, -- an open and noble temper.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

To keep the body in good health is a duty, for otherwise we shall not be able to trim the lamp of wisdom, and keep our mind strong and clear. Water surrounds the lotus flower, but does not wet its petals.

Buddha

Full of wisdom are the ordinations of fate.

Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

Culture, far from giving us freedom, only develops, as it advances, new necessities; the fetters of the physical close more tightly around us, so that the fear of loss quenches even the ardent impulse toward improvement, and the maxims of passive obedience are held to be the highest wisdom of life.

Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

Memory is the mother of all wisdom.

Aeschylus

There is no wisdom in useless and hopeless sorrow

Samuel Johnson

Good people are good because they've come to wisdom through failure.

William Saroyan

The most excellent and divine counsel, the best and most profitable advertisement of all others, but the least practised, is to study and learn how to know ourselves. This is the foundation of wisdom and the highway to whatever is good. . . . God, Nature, the wise, the world, preach man, exhort him both by word and deed to the study of himself.

Pierre Charron

They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.

Confucius

Books give not wisdom where none was before. But where some is, there reading makes it more.

Elizabeth Hardwick

All our experience with history should teach us, when we look back, how badly human wisdom is betrayed when it relies on itself

Martin Luther

Life is given for wisdom, and yet we are not wise; for goodness, and we are not good; for overcoming evil, and evil remains; for patience and sympathy and love, and yet we are fretful and hard and weak and selfish. We are keyed not to attainment, but to the struggle toward it.

T. T. Munger

Wisdom alone is true ambition's aim, wisdom is the source of virtue and of fame; obtained with labour, for mankind employed, and then, when most you share it, best enjoyed.

Alfred North Whitehead

The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.

H.L. Mencken

Silence does not always mark wisdom.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Knowledge in youth is wisdom in age

Proverb

In youth and beauty, wisdom is but rare!

Homer

The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotations.

Isaac D'Israeli
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