Wisdom Quotes

The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily. This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and of wisdom.

Plato

The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom.

Aristotle

Delay is hateful, but it gives wisdom.

Publilius Syrus

Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.

Samuel Johnson

Knowledge and Wisdom, far from being one, Have oft-times no connexion, Knowledge dwells in heads replete with thoughts of other men, Wisdom in minds attentive to their own.

William Cowper

In idle wishes fools supinely stay; Be there a will, and wisdom finds a way.

George Crabbe

True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubteth not; he knoweth all things but his own ignorance.

Akhenaton

Never suffer your courage to exert itself in fierceness, your resolution in obstinacy, your wisdom in cunning, nor your patience in sullenness and despair.

Charles Palmer

Whatever excites the spirit of contradiction is capable of producing the last effects of heroism; which is only the highest pitch of obstinacy, in a good or bad cause, in wisdom or folly.

William Hazlitt

Wisdom cannot prevent a fall, but may cushion it.

Mason Cooley

We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it - and stop there; lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove-lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid again - and that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore.

Mark Twain

Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner.

Akhenaton

Wisdom, prudence, forethought, these are essential. But not second to these that noble courage which adventures the right, and leaves the consequences to God.

Robert Dale Owen

A man's wisdom is measured by his hope.

Florence Earle Coates

She is the most beautiful among women; upon her forehead she wears the Jewel of the Lord's Love. Her glory and her wisdom are magnificent; her love for the Infinite Lord is True. Other than her Beloved Lord, she knows no man. She enshrines love for the True Guru.

Sri Guru Granth Sahib

Another possible source of guidance for teenagers is television, but television's message has always been that the need for truth, wisdom and world peace pales by comparison with the need for a toothpaste that offers whiter teeth and fresher breath.

Dave Barry

We have heeded no wisdom offering guidance. Only by learning to love one another can our world be saved. Only love can conquer all.

Dora Russell

Nobility of spirit has more to do with simplicity than ostentation, wisdom rather than wealth, commitment rather than ambition.

Riccardo Muti

Solomon made a great mistake when he asked for wisdom.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

The key to wisdom is this -- constant and frequent questioning ... for by doubting we are led to question and by questioning we arrive at the truth.

Peter Abelard,

Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life.

Sandara Carey

In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is strength, in water there is bacteria

David Auerbach

All human wisdom works and has worries and grief as reward.

Johann G. Hamann

The applications of science have built man a well-supplied house, and are teaching him to live healthily therein. They have enabled him to throw masses of people against another with cruel weapons. They may yet allow him truly to encompass the great record and to grow in the wisdom of race experience. He may perish in conflict before he learns to wield that record for his true good. Yet, in the application of science to the needs and desires of man, it would seem to be a singularly unfortunate stage at which to terminate the process, or to lose hope as to the outcome.

Vannevar Bush
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