Wisdom Quotes

Beauty, the eternal Spouse of the Wisdom of God and Angel of his Presence thru' all creation.

Robert Seymour Bridges

In the frank expression of conflicting opinions lies the greatest promise of wisdom in governmental action

Louis Dembitz Brandeis

It is true that many scientists are not philosophically minded and have hitherto shown much skill and ingenuity but little wisdom.

Max Born

It seems that the more places I see and experience, the bigger I realize the world to be. The more I become aware of, the more I realize how relatively little I know of it, how many places I have still to go, how much more there is to learn. Maybe that's enlightenment enough - to know that there is no final resting place of the mind, no moment of smug clarity. Perhaps wisdom, at least for me, means realizing how small I am, and unwise, and how far I have yet to go.

Anthony Michael

Chance and change are busy ever; Man decays, and ages move; But His mercy waneth never; God is wisdom, God is love.

Sir John Bowring

Rightly defined philosophy is simply the love of wisdom.

Marcus Tulius Cicero

Doubt the conventional wisdom unless you can verify it with reason and experiment.

Steve Albini

To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, nor even to found a school, but to so love wisdom as to live according to its dictates a life of simplicity, independence, magnanimity and trust

Henry David Thoreau

Philosophy, rightly defined, is simply the love of wisdom

Marcus Tullius Cicero

The hunger for facile wisdom is the root of all false philosophy.

George Santayana

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.


We all admire the wisdom of people who come to us for advice.

Arthur Helps

It's a sign of wisdom that seeds don't squander their energy all at once, instead calmly waiting until the time is right. Seeds aren't stupid

Midas Dekkers

Great strength of body is the gift of nature; But to be able to advise whate'er Is most expedient for one's country's good, Is the peculiar work of sense and wisdom.


An eastern contemporary, with a grain of wisdom in its wit, says that "when the whites win a fight, it is a victory, and when the Indians win it, it is a massacre."

Lyman Frank Baum
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