Wisdom Quotes

In the Buddha's life story we see the three stages of practice: Morality comes first, then concentrated meditation, and then wisdom. And we see that the path takes time.

Dalai Lama

The enemy of the conventional wisdom is not ideas but the march of events.

Galbraith

Women ... do not have to forsake the "wisdom of the heart" and become men. They need only transfer the primary force of their supportiveness to themselves and to each otherbut never to the point of self-sacrifice.

Phyllis Chesler

The sum of wisdom is that time is never lost that is devoted to work.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end.

Leonard Nimoy

Geology has shared the fate of other infant sciences, in being for a while considered hostile to revealed religion; so like them, when fully understood, it will be found a potent and consistent auxiliary to it, exalting our conviction of the Power, and Wisdom, and Goodness of the Creator.

William Buckland

Old myths, old gods, old heroes have never died. They are only sleeping at the bottom of our mind, waiting for our call. We have need for them. They represent the wisdom of our race.

Stanley Kunitz

That so much time was wasted in this pain. Ten thousand years ago he might have let off down To not return again! A dreadful laugh at last escapes his lips; The laughter sets him free. A Fool lives in the Universe! he cries. The Fool is me! And with one final shake of laughter Breaks his bonds. The nails fall skittering to marble floors. And Christ, knelt at the rail, sees miracle As Man steps down in amiable wisdom To give himself what no one else can give: His liberty.

Ray Douglas Bradbury

It is astonishing with how little wisdom mankind can be governed, when that little wisdom is its own

William Ralph Inge

The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.

James Allen

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

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.

Bias

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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