Wisdom Quotes

We show wisdom by a decent conformity to social etiquette; it is excess of neatness or display that creates dandyism in men, and coquetry in women.

Robert Adam

There is a courageous wisdom; there is also a false, reptile prudence, the result not of caution but of fear.

Edmund Burke

If intelligence is the ability to adapt to change, then wisdom is to know how and why to adapt for more than personal or economic gain.

Ivan Urlaub

From meditation springs wisdom. From lack of meditation, loss of wisdom. Recognising these alternative roads of progress and decline, one should so direct oneself so that one's wisdom will increase

Lord Buddha

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

Buddha

A man may learn wisdom even from a foe.

Aristophenes

Turn your wounds into wisdom.

Oprah Winfrey

That we will, at all times hereafter, consider ourselves as a free and independent state, capable of regulating our internal police, in all and every respect whatsoever -- and that the people on said Grants have the sole and exclusive and inherent right of ruling and governing themselves in such manner and form as in their own wisdom they shall think proper.

Unknown

Wisdom is to the soul what health is to the body

De Saint-Real

Life is given for wisdom, and yet we are not wise; for goodness, and we are not good; for overcoming evil, and evil remains; for patience and sympathy and love, and yet we are fretful and hard and weak and selfish. We are keyed not to attainment, but to the struggle toward it.

T. T. Munger

The road to excess leads to the palace of wisdom.

William Blake

These unhappy people were proposing schemes for persuading monarchs to choose favourites upon the score of their wisdom, capacity and virtue; of teaching ministers to consult the public good; of rewarding merit, great abilities and eminent services; of instructing princes to know their true interest by placing it on the same foundation with that of their people: of choosing for employment persons qualified to exercise them; with many other wild impossible chimeras, that never entered before into the heart of man to conceive, and confirmed in me the old observation, that there is nothing so extravagant and irrational which some philosophers have not maintained for truth.

Jonathan Swift

To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts; but so to love wisdom as to live according to its dictates

Henry Thoreau

You are under the unfortunate delusion that simply because you run away from danger, you have no courage. You're confusing courage with wisdom.

Unknown

The end of wisdom is to dream high enough to lose the dream in the seeking of it.

William Faulkner
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