The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is enlightenment.
We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.
Time, the cradle of hope.... Wisdom walks before it, opportunity with it, and repentance behind it: he that has made it his friend will have little to fear from his enemies, but he that has made it his enemy will have little to hope from his friends.
He was gifted with the sly, sharp instinct for self-preservation that passes for wisdom among the rich.
Doubt is the beginning, not the end, of wisdom.
Our experience is composed rathery of illusions that of wisdom acquired.
God give them wisdom that have it; and those that are fools let them use their talents
Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.
Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.
With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.
Wisdom is nothing more than healed pain.
But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint.
Silence does not always mark wisdom.
Wisdom alone is true ambition's aim, wisdom is the source of virtue and of fame; obtained with labour, for mankind employed, and then, when most you share it, best enjoyed.
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.
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
The most excellent and divine counsel, the best and most profitable advertisement of all others, but the least practised, is to study and learn how to know ourselves. This is the foundation of wisdom and the highway to whatever is good. . . . God, Nature, the wise, the world, preach man, exhort him both by word and deed to the study of himself.
Good people are good because they've come to wisdom through failure.
Culture, far from giving us freedom, only develops, as it advances, new necessities; the fetters of the physical close more tightly around us, so that the fear of loss quenches even the ardent impulse toward improvement, and the maxims of passive obedience are held to be the highest wisdom of life.
Full of wisdom are the ordinations of fate.
To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future.
He gossips habitually; he lacks the common wisdom to keep still that deadly enemy of man, his own tongue
A country is considered the more civilized the more wisdom and efficiency of its laws hinder a weak man from becoming too weak or a powerful one too powerful.
Without going out-of-doors, one can know all he needs to know. Without even looking out of his window, one can grasp the nature of everything. Without going beyond his own nature, one can achieve ultimate wisdom. Therefore, the intelligent man knows all he needs to know without going away, And sees all he needs to see without looking elsewhere, And does all he needs to do wihout undue exertion