Wisdom Quotes

It is the province of knowledge to speak and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.

Theodore Isaac Rubin

We lead first by example! Everything we say or do sends a message, sets a tone, or teaches people what to do or what not to do.

Sheila M. Bethel

We lead first by example! Everything we say or do sends a message, sets a tone, or teaches people what to do or what not to do.

Sheila M. Bethel

We thought because we had power, we had wisdom.

Stephen Vincent Benet

Never under any circumstances say that meditation and wisdom are different; they are one unity, not two things. Meditation itself is the substance of wisdom; wisdom itself is the function of meditation.


In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.

Ansel Adams

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.

James Oppenheim

One of the greatest pieces of economic wisdom is to know what you do not know.

John Kenneth Gilbraith

Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.


The first key to wisdom is assiduous and frequent questioning.

Peter Abelard

To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich; to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly; to listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart; to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never. In a word to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common. This is to be my symphony.

William Ellery Channing

Without winter, there can be no spring. Without mistakes, there can be no learning. Without doubts, there can be no faith. Without fears, there can be no courage. My mistakes, my fears and my doubts are my path to wisdom.


The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living that are desired when dying.


Take this as a gift from a crone to a maiden, and know there is not so much difference between the two. For even a tottering granddam keeps a portion of girlish heart, and the youngest maiden a thread of old womans wisdom.

Lloyd Chudley Alexander

Knowledge and wisdom are really the privilege of a faithful Muslim. If you have lost them, get them back even though you may have to get them from the apostates.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

Being cheerful and affable with people is by itself half of wisdom.

Jafar ibn Muhammad as-S

Silence is one of the gates to wisdom.

Ali al-Rida

The most valuable stage of wisdom is the stage of self-consciousness.

Ali al-Rida

Silence is a great wisdom.

Musa al-Kadhim

Human beings have not been given anything higher than wisdom and intellect.

Musa al-Kadhim

Visit us again, Savior. Your children, burdened with disbelief, blinded by a patina of wisdom, carom down this vale of fear. We cry for you although we have lost your name.

Maya Angelou

Sweet songs of youth, the wise, the meeting of all wisdom To believe in the good in man.

Jon Anderson

Increase of experiences, increases the wisdom of mankind.

Husayn ibn Al

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Updated On : June 10, 2014
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