Wisdom Quotes

Knowledge tells us that a tomato is a fruit; wisdom prevents us from putting it into a fruit salad.

Miles Kington

Knowledge is learning something every day. Wisdom is letting go of something every day.

Zen Proverb

To keep your secret is wisdom; but to expect others to keep it is folly.

Samuel Johnson

This, then, is held to be the duty of the man of wealth: First, to set an example of modest, unostentatious living, shunning display or extravagance; to provide moderately for the legitimate wants of those dependent upon him; and, after doing so, to consider all surplus revenues which come to him simply as trust funds, which he is called upon to administer, and strictly bound as a matter of duty to administer in the manner which, in his judgment, is best calculated to produce the most beneficial results for the community /the man of wealth thus becoming the mere trustee and agent for his poorer brethren, bringing to their service his superior wisdom, experience and ability to administer, doing for them better than they would or could do for themselves.

Andrew Carnegie

From listening comes wisdom, and from speaking repentance.

Italian Proverb

Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk.

Doug Larson

The perfection of wisdom, and the end of true philosophy is to proportion our wants to our possessions, our ambitions to our capacities, we will then be a happy and a virtuous people

Mark Twain

Blues, spirituals, and folk tales recounted from mouth to mouth . . . all these formed the channels through which the racial wisdom flowed.

Richard Wright

He is happiest who hath power to gather wisdom from a flower.

Mary Howitt

Without going out-of-doors, one can know all he needs to know. Without even looking out of his window, one can grasp the nature of everything. Without going beyond his own nature, one can achieve ultimate wisdom. Therefore, the intelligent man knows all he needs to know without going away, And sees all he needs to see without looking elsewhere, And does all he needs to do wihout undue exertion

Lao-Tzu

If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner.

Omar Bradley

Conventional wisdom notwithstanding, there is no reason either in football or in poetry why the two should not meet in a man's life if he has the weight and cares about the words.

Archibald MacLeish

Silence and reserve will give anyone a reputation for wisdom.

Myrtle Reed

Incredulity is the wisdom of the fool

Josh Billings

Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.

Elbert Hubbard
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