Top 1000 Wisdom Quotes & Sayings

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It's easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.
People shouldn't be punished for their wisdom.
There is a particular set of values commonly associated with being professional. Experience, expertise, trustworthiness, wisdom, and good judgement are all attributes aspired to by senior professional people, be they doctors, engineers, lawyers, civil servants, or the clergy.
Instead of looking at life as a narrowing funnel, we can see it ever widening to choose the things we want to do, to take the wisdom we've learned and create something. — © Liz Carpenter
Instead of looking at life as a narrowing funnel, we can see it ever widening to choose the things we want to do, to take the wisdom we've learned and create something.
Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom.
Many adult bullies hide behind the idea that bullying happens only among children. They conceive of themselves as adults who know better and are offering their hard-earned wisdom to others. The Internet makes that sort of certainty easier to attain: looking at their screens, adult bullies rarely see the impact of their words and actions.
I love the music of Lauryn Hill and Erykah Badu and more recently the music of Laura Marling. All these women share a strength and a wisdom in their voices and music that really makes me want to make music and sing.
All the great evils which men cause to each other because of certain intentions, desires, opinions, or religious principles, are likewise due to non-existence, because they originate in ignorance, which is absence of wisdom.
In life, all good things come hard, but wisdom is the hardest to come by.
Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life - in firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do as well as to talk; and to make our words and actions all of a color.
If I don't have wisdom, I can teach you only ignorance.
If men possessed wisdom, which stands in the same relation to the form of man as the sight to the eye, they would not cause any injury to themselves or to others; for the knowledge of truth removes hatred and quarrels, and prevents mutual injuries.
You need to have extraordinary wisdom to be the forerunner.
The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions. — © Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.
I'd rather regret the things I've done than regret the things I haven't done.
Every silver lining has a cloud.
Discipline is wisdom and vice versa.
Wisdom allows nothing to be good that will not be so forever; no man to be happy but he that needs no other happiness than what he has within himself; no man to be great or powerful that is not master of himself.
What is all wisdom save a collection of platitudes?
The wisdom of age: don't stop walking.
India and China have not shied away from addressing boundary questions, have wisdom to find a fair and mutually acceptable solution... We have been able to put all issues on the table.
Conventional wisdom holds that setting a timetable for getting American troops out of Iraq would be a mistake.
We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.
Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself.
He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.
Every one in the world ought to do the things for which he is specially adapted. It is the part of wisdom to recognize what each one of us is best fitted for, and it is the part of education to perfect and utilize such predispositions. Because education can direct and aid nature but can never transform her.
If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there.
He who devotes sixteen hours a day to hard study may become at sixty as wise as he thought himself at twenty.
If you call failures experiments, you can put them in your resume and claim them as achievements.
Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences.
Central banks don't have divine wisdom. They try to do the best analysis they can and must be prepared to stand or fall by the quality of that analysis.
Memory is not wisdom; idiots can by rote repeat volumes. Yet what is wisdom without memory?
It seems to me that, in every culture, I come across a chapter headed 'Wisdom.' And then I know exactly what is going to follow: 'Vanity of vanities, all is vanity.'
The philosophy of life is this: Life is not a struggle, not a tension... Life is bliss. It is eternal wisdom, eternal existence.
The price of wisdom is innocence. So, I have definitely become wiser but sadly a little less innocent.
The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living, which are to be desired when dying.
Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end.
The world is a diverse place. Nobody has a monopoly on virtue or wisdom.
If you believe the doctors, nothing is wholesome; if you believe the theologians, nothing is innocent; if you believe the military, nothing is safe. — © Lord Salisbury
If you believe the doctors, nothing is wholesome; if you believe the theologians, nothing is innocent; if you believe the military, nothing is safe.
Though sages may pour out their wisdom's treasure, there is no sterner moralist than pleasure.
Always seek out the seed of triumph in every adversity.
Let me warn you, if you start chasing after views, you'll be left without bread and without views.
Wisdom lies neither in fixity nor in change, but in the dialectic between the two. A constant coming and going: wisdom lies in the momentary.
It is astonishing what force, purity, and wisdom it requires for a human being to keep clear of falsehoods.
Rightly defined philosophy is simply the love of wisdom.
The higher we are placed, the more humbly we should walk.
If I am fool, it is, at least, a doubting one; and I envy no one the certainty of his self-approved wisdom.
The fall of dropping water wears away the Stone.
No one who cooks, cooks alone. Even at her most solitary, a cook in the kitchen is surrounded by generations of cooks past, the advice and menus of cooks present, and the wisdom of cookbook writers.
At sixty, I know little more about wisdom than I did at thirty, but I know a great deal more about folly. — © Mason Cooley
At sixty, I know little more about wisdom than I did at thirty, but I know a great deal more about folly.
Wisdom is knowing when you can't be wise.
A proverb is the wisdom of many and the wit of one.
Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
I love Tom Waits because he's an artist who makes me not afraid to get old, and that's rare. I think it's a rare kind of thing to have that level of wisdom. And his lyrics are just astounding; everything in life is inside his lyrics.
My father said there were two kinds of people in the world: givers and takers. The takers may eat better, but the givers sleep better.
Set your course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship.
Unhappy is that Grandeur which makes us too great to be good; and that Wit which sets us at a distance from true Wisdom.
A charming woman... doesn't follow the crowd. She is herself.
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