Wisdom Quotes

Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.

Oprah Winfrey

Wisdom seldom consorts with extravagance.

Menedemus

Growth in wisdom may be exactly measured by decrease in bitterness

Friedrich Nietzsche

Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.

Greek Proverb

Imagination allows us to escape the predictable. It enables us to reply to the common wisdom that we cannot soar by saying, "Just watch!"

Bill Bradley

The Ancients subjected themselves to a fierce discipline of detachment from public opinion. Although they inevitably had to try to influence political life in their favor, they never seriously thought of themselves as founders or lawgivers. The mixture of unwise power and powerless wisdom, in the ancients view, would always end up with power strengthened and wisdom compromised. He who flirts with power, Socrates said, will be compelled to lie with it.

Allan David Bloom

Those who govern, having much business on their hands, do not generally like to take the trouble of considering and carrying into execution new projects. The best public measures are therefore seldom adopted from previous wisdom, but forced by the occasion.

Benjamin Franklin

Wisdom begins in wonder.

Socrates

It is God's will that we seek wisdom and receive understanding, that we accept our worthiness of love, health, and prosperity, and that we manifest those qualities in our lives.

Jonathan Van Voorhees

Solitude is the best nurse of wisdom.

Laurence Sterne

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.

Reinhold Niebuhr

Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.

Immanuel Kant

Wisdom becomes nonsense in the mouth of a fanatic

Schuwdrmer, Otto

Even if a person excels in Torah and good deeds more than all his contemporaries, if he has not learned the secrets of Torah and the wisdom of truth, he must reincarnate in the world (...) Now the matter is clarifiedthe whole part of the revealed Torah is but a preparation to become worthy and merit attaining the concealed part. It is the concealed part that is very wholeness and the purpose for which man is created.

Yehuda Ashlag

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

William Menninger
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