Wisdom Quotes

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

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

What wisdom can find that is greater than kindness?

Jean Jacques Rousseau

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

Take time to think.. it is the source of power. Take time to play.. it is the secret of prepetual youth. Take time to read÷ it is the fountain of wisdom. Take time to pray.. it is the greatest power on earth. Take time to laugh÷ it is the music of the soul. Take time to give÷ it is too short a day to be selfish.

Anon xx

We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.

La Rochefoucauld, FranŃois, duc de

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

Theodore Isaac Rubin

Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is enlightenment.

Lao Tzu

The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Martin H Fischer

The most certain sign of wisdom is continual cheerfulness; her state is like the things above the moon, always clear and serene. -

Michael de Montaigne

The first key to wisdom is assiduous and frequent questioning.

Peter Abelard

Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.

Juvenal

One of the greatest pieces of economic wisdom is to know what you do not know.

John Kenneth Gilbraith

In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.

Ansel Adams

Never under any circumstances say that meditation and wisdom are different; they are one unity, not two things. Meditation itself is the substance of wisdom; wisdom itself is the function of meditation.

Hui-neng

I offer you peace. I offer you love. I offer you friendship. I see your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings My wisdom flows from the Highest Source. I salute that Source in you. Let us work together for unity and love.

Mahatma Gandhi

Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.

Buddha

We thought because we had power, we had wisdom.

Stephen Vincent Benet

The highest wisdom is loving kindness.

Talmud

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

Theodore Isaac Rubin

It is the province of knowledge to speak and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

Lao-Tzu
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