Wisdom Quotes

Our experience is composed rathery of illusions that of wisdom acquired.

Joseph Roux

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

Martin H Fischer

Kindness is more important than wisdom,and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.

Theodore Isaac Rubin

Some of the best lessons we ever learn, we learn from our mistakes and failures. The error of the past is the success and wisdom of the future.

Tyron Edwards

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

Lao-Tzu

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

Ibn Gabirol

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

Lao-Tzu 604BC

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.

Serenity Prayer

When you make a mistake, don't look back at it long. Take the reason of the thing into your mind and then look forward. Mistakes are lessons of wisdom. The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.

Hugh White

When you make a mistake, don't look back at it long. Take the reason of the thing into your mind, and then look forward. Mistakes are lessons of wisdom. The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.

Phyllis Bottome

To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.

Marilyn vos Savant

To know when to be generous and when to be firm -- this is wisdom.

Elbert Hubbard

kisses are a better fate than wisdom.

e.e. cummings

There are compensations for growing older. One is the realization that to be sporting isn't at all necessary. It is a great relief to reach this stage of wisdom.

Cornelius Otis Skinner

Doubt is the vestibule through which all must pass before they can enter into the temple of wisdom.

Colton

Humility is the only true wisdom by which we prepare our minds for all the possible changes of life.

George Arliss

Doubt is the beginning, not the end, of wisdom.

George Iles

Old age deprives the intelligent man only of qualities useless to wisdom.

Joseph Joubert

What is revenge but courage to call in our honor's debts, and wisdom to convert others' self-love into our own protection?

Edward Young

He was gifted with the sly, sharp instinct for self-preservation that passes for wisdom among the rich.

Evelyn Waugh

Six essential qualities that are the key to success: Sincerity, personal integrity, humility, courtesy, wisdom, charity.

William Menninger

We judge a man's wisdom by his hope.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Time, the cradle of hope.... Wisdom walks before it, opportunity with it, and repentance behind it: he that has made it his friend will have little to fear from his enemies, but he that has made it his enemy will have little to hope from his friends.

Charles Caleb Colton

Wisdom begins with sacrifice of immediate pleasures for long-range purposes.

Louis Finkelstein
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