Wisdom Quotes

The wise man questions the wisdom of others because he questions his own, the foolish man, because it is different from his own.

Leo Stein

A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.

Francis Bacon

The key to wisdom is knowing all the right questions.

John A. Simone, Sr.

Sometimes, simply by sitting, the soul collects wisdom.

Zen proverb

Wisdom is not in words. Wisdom is meaning within words

Khalil Gibran

Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.


I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be.

Thomas Jefferson

I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us that the less we use our power the greater it will be.

Thomas Jefferson

A loving heart is the truest wisdom.

Charles Dickens

Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification.

Martin H. Fischer

Knowledge comes, but wisdom stays.

Alfred Lord Tennyson

Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.

Bertrand Russell

Meditation brings wisdom; lack of mediation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what hold you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.


Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.

Thomas Jefferson

In seeking wisdom, the first step is silence, the second listening, the third remembering, the fouth practicing, the fifth teaching others.

Ibn Gabirol 1020C

Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it.

David Starr Jordan

God give them wisdom that have it; and those that are fools let them use their talents

William Shakespeare

The highest wisdom is loving kindness.


Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.

Tom Wilson

To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, nor even to found a school, but so to love wisdom as to live according to its dictates a life of simplicity, independence, magnanimity, and trust. It is to solve some of the problems of life, not only theoretically, but practically.

Henry David Thoreau

I prefer the folly of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.

Anatole France

The road to success is not to be run upon by seven-leagued boots. Step by step, little by little, bit by bitóthat is the way to wealth, that is the way to wisdom, that is the way to glory.

Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton

Our laws make law impossible; our liberties destroy all freedom; our property is organized robbery; our morality an impudent hypocrisy; our wisdom is administered by inexperienced or mal-experienced dupes; our power wielded by cowards and weaklings; and our honour false in all its points. I am an enemy of the existing order for good reasons

George Bernard Shaw

All human wisdom is summed up in two words - wait and hope.

Alexander Dumas
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