201 Wisdom Quotes & Sayings About Life For Wise People


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Last updated on June 3rd, 2024

 

Inspiring Wisdom Quotes And Sayings That Will Help You Live A Better Life

 

“Do not gain the world and lose your soul; wisdom is better than silver or gold. The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.”

– Bob Marley

Wisdom Quotes And Sayings

Famous Wisdom Quotes About Life For You: Wisdom is the ability to use knowledge, understanding, experience, common sense, and insight to make sound decisions and sensible judgments. Wisdom helps a person to overcome multiple difficult situations that he may encounter and get out of them with the least possible losses.

Wisdom is far more valuable than any material possession. Acquiring and practicing wisdom gives way to happiness and longevity in life. So the wisest thing a person can do is to seek wisdom. In more modern terms, we might say “The first rule of wisdom is to always seek more wisdom.”

But why wisdom is important in life? Because it saves your dignity in a life situation. If you are in a dilemma of right and wrong then your wisdom will work for you to make the right decision. Wisdom has played an important part in human evolution.

Our ancestors spent years adapting to their ever-changing environment. Wisdom harmonizes our lives, establishes our priorities, and brings us to the right relationships with ourselves and with the other world.

These powerful wisdom quotes about life and spiritual wisdom quotes will help you to respond rather than react, to make quick and right decisions, and to achieve the best possible outcome in a given situation.

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Those who attempt to conquer hatred by hatred are like warriors who employ weapons to overcome others who bear arms. This does not end hatred but gives it room to grow. But, ancient wisdom has advocated a different timeless strategy to overcome hatred. This eternal wisdom is to meet hatred with non-hatred. The method of trying to conquer hatred through hatred never succeeds in overcoming hatred. But, the method of overcoming hatred through love is eternally effective. That is why that method is described as eternal wisdom.

– Gautama Buddha

The knowledge and experience which produce wisdom can only become a man’s individual possession and property by his own free action; and it is as futile to expect these without laborious, painstaking effort, as it is to hope to gather a harvest where the seed has not been sown.

– Samuel Smiles

It is not true that suffering teaches somebody something. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers. The truth is that wisdom appears only when suffering is accompanied by understanding, love, patience, and the willingness to remain vulnerable.

– Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Wisdom alone is true ambition’s aim, wisdom is the source of virtue and of fame; obtained with labor, for mankind employed, and then, when most you share it, best enjoyed.

– Alfred North Whitehead

We learn wisdom by three methods: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.

– Confucius

Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh, and the greatness which does not bow before children.

– Kahlil Gibran

When people grow wise in one direction, they are sure to make it easier for themselves to grow wise in other directions as well.

– Isaac Asimov

True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.

– Socrates

Wisdom stands at the turn in the road and calls upon us publicly, but we consider it false and despise its adherents.

– Kahlil Gibran

Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.

– Elbert Hubbard

A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years of mere study of books.

– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Wisdom we know is the knowledge of good and evil, not the strength to choose between the two.

– John Cheever

He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.

– Anonymous, Misattributed to Confucius, Chinese Proverb, Mark Twain & Others

A great man who is able to handle his mind is able to handle the world.

– Anonymous

Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut at the right times.

– Patrick Rothfuss

He that thinks himself the wisest, is generally the greatest fool.

– Charles Caleb Colton

What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?

– Jean-Jacques Rousseau

A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence.

– David Hume

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.

– Aristotle

Wisdom outweighs any wealth.

– Sophocles

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Most Famous Wisdom Quotes of All Time With Great Pictures

Wisdom for a man’s self is, in many branches thereof, a depraved thing. It is the wisdom of rats, that will be sure to leave a house, somewhat before it falls. It is the wisdom of the fox, that thrusts out the badger, who digged and made room for him. It is the wisdom of crocodiles, that shed tears when they would devour.

But that which is specially to be noted is, that those which (as Cicero says of Pompey) are sui amantes, sine rivali, are many times unfortunate. And whereas they have, all their times, sacrificed to themselves, they become in the end, themselves sacrifices to the inconstancy of fortune, whose wings they thought, by their self-wisdom, to have pinioned.

– Francis Bacon

Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom.

– Charles Spurgeon

The kind of man who always thinks that he is right, that his opinions, his pronouncements, are the final word, when once exposed shows nothing there. But a wise man has much to learn without a loss of dignity.

– Sophocles

For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.

– Audrey Hepburn

Anyone is a leader in hundred people, anyone is a brilliant in thousand people but a perfect Genius is difficult to find even in millions.

– Plato, Attributed

We can’t really digest food unless there’s hunger. So we can’t really assimilate spiritual wisdom unless we feel the need for it.

– Radhanath Swami

Wise kings generally have wise counselors, and he must be a wise man himself who is capable of distinguishing one.

– Diogenes

There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentleman.

– Patrick Rothfuss

Great is the number of those who might attain true wisdom if they didn’t already think themselves wise.

– Eliza Cook

It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool than to talk and remove all doubt of it.

– Maurice Switzer

The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.

– Paulo Coelho

The first and wisest of them all professed to know this only, that he knew nothing.

– John Milton

It is wisdom to think before the act, vigilance during the act, but folly after the act.

– Old Proverb

Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.

– Albert Einstein

All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man.

– Henry David Thoreau

Wise men learn by other men’s mistakes, fools by their own.

– Henry George Bohn

Recognizing power in another does not diminish your own.

– Joss Whedon

To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.

– Bertrand Russell

Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.

– Sophocles

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Best Wisdom Quotes on Harnessing The Power of Wisdom

This being human is a guest house. Every morning is a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor…Welcome and entertain them all. Treat each guest honorably. The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing and invite them in. Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.

– Jalal-ad-Din Rumi

Truth when spoken is never soothing and what is soothing is never the truth. Goodness will never create enemies and enmity will never lead to goodness. Wise men speak very rarely and those who talk excessively are never wise.

– Anonymous

Wisdom comes with the ability to be still. Just look and just listen. No more is needed. Being still, looking, and listening activates the non-conceptual intelligence within you. Let stillness direct your words and actions.

– Eckhart Tolle

Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich.

– Lao Tzu

The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.

– Kahlil Gibran

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.

– Mahatma Gandhi

He who devotes sixteen hours a day to hard study may become at sixty as wise as he thought himself at twenty.

– Mary Wilson Little

The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.

– Thomas Szasz

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

– William Ralph Inge

A wise man adapts himself to circumstances, as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it.

– Confucius, Misattributed as Chinese Proverb

Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.

– Confucius

A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew.

– Herb Caen

Ignorant men raise questions that wise men answered a thousand years ago.

– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The truest greatness lies in being kind, the truest wisdom in a happy mind.

– Ella Wheeler Wilcox

All human wisdom works and has worries and grief as a reward.

– Johann Georg Hamann

There is a wisdom of the head and a wisdom of the heart.

– Charles Dickens

Do not wish for less challenges, wish for more wisdom.

– Jim Rohn

Wisdom cannot be rushed. It comes in its own time.

– Anonymous

Like water in the desert is wisdom to the soul.

– Edward Counsel

Patience is the companion of wisdom.

– Saint Augustine

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Inspirational Quotes About Wisdom For Every Wise Woman

There is no man … however wise, who has not at some period of his youth said things, or lived a life, the memory of which is so unpleasant to him that he would gladly expunge it. And yet he ought not entirely to regret it, because he cannot be certain that he has indeed become a wise man — so far as it is possible for any of us to be wise — unless he has passed through all the fatuous or unwholesome incarnations by which that ultimate stage must be preceded.

– Marcel Proust

Wisdom is less about academic intelligence, cognitive abilities, or analytical skills, although these can help significantly. Instead, wisdom refers to the ability to see the “big picture” and translate one’s experience and knowledge into good judgment and decisions.

– David Chan

In youth, men are apt to write more wisely than they really know or feel, and the remainder of life may be not idly spent in realizing and convincing themselves of the wisdom that they uttered long ago.

– Nathaniel Hawthorne

Nothing, Everything, Anything, Something: If you have nothing, then you have everything because you have the freedom to do anything, without the fear of losing something.

– Jarod Kintz

To grow wiser means to learn to know better and better the faults to which this instrument with which we feel and judge can be subject.

– Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.

– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Does wisdom perhaps appear on the earth as a raven which is inspired by the smell of carrion?

– Friedrich Nietzsche

The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations.

– Benjamin Disraeli

Wisdom is the quality that keeps you from getting into situations where you need it.

– Doug Larson

Little girls with big dreams grow into wise women who change the world.

– Anonymous

A woman full of wisdom doesn’t need validation from anyone but herself.

– Anonymous

Some would be sages if they did not believe they were so already.

– Baltasar Gracian

Foolish women tell you their worth. Wise women know their worth.

– Anonymous

When given the choice, be wise in actions over wise in words.

– Anonymous

To be completely honest with oneself is the greatest wisdom.

– Pawan Pratap Singh

If you desire to be wiser yet, think of yourself as not yet wise.

– Wellins Calcott

Wisdom is the never-failing granary of thought.

– Edward Counsel

Wisdom comes only through suffering.

– Aeschylus

Wisdom begins at the end.

– Daniel Webster

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Deep And Touching Wisdom Quotes About Life With Images

For such is the nature of men, that howsoever they may acknowledge many others to be more witty, or more eloquent, or more learned, yet they will hardly believe there be many so wise as themselves, for they see their own wit at hand, and other men’s at a distance. But this proves rather that men are at that point equal than unequal. For there is not ordinarily a greater sign of the equal distribution of anything than that every man is contented with his share.

– Thomas Hobbes

Wisdom is not communicable. The wisdom which a wise man tries to communicate always sounds foolish. Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, and do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it.

– Hermann Hesse

Wisdom is a right understanding, a faculty of discerning good from evil, what is to be chosen and what is to be rejected; a judgment grounded upon the true value of things, and not the common opinion of them.

– Wellins Calcott

To be satisfied with a little is the greatest wisdom; and he that increaseth his riches, increaseth his cares; but a contented mind is a hidden treasure, and trouble findeth it not.

– Akhenaton

My wisdom has long accumulated like a cloud, it becomes stiller and darker. So does all wisdom which shall one day bear lightning.

– Friedrich Nietzsche

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.

– Isaac Asimov

Perhaps the logical conclusion of everyone looking the same is everyone thinking the same.

– Scott Westerfeld

Wisdom is like the seed put in the soil – the more one sows, the greater the harvest.

– Orison Swett Marden

Wisdom and folly are equal before the face of Infinity, for Infinity knows them not.

– Leonid Andreyev

Better to be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.

– Aesop

It is because the old have forgotten life that they preach wisdom.

– Philip Moeller

Wisdom is oftentimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar.

– William Wordsworth

Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone.

– Horace

Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.

– Baltasar Gracian

How prone to doubt, how cautious are the wise!

– Homer

He who understands the wise is wise already.

– Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

The wisdom of this world is idiotism.

– Thomas Dekker

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Short Quotes on Wisdom That Will Make You More Wiser

Others are affected by what I am, and say, and do. So that a single act of mine may spread and spread in widening circles, through a nation or humanity. Through my vice, I intensify the taint of vice throughout the universe. Through my misery, I make multitudes sad. On the other hand, every development of my virtue makes me an ampler blessing to my race. Every new truth that I gain makes me a brighter light to humanity.

– William Ellery Channing

Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.

– Gautama Buddha

You may not have very much sense. But if you have enough to keep your mouth shut and look wise, it will not be long before you acquire a wide reputation as a fountain of wisdom.

– Robert Elliot Gonzales

A man remains ignorant because he loves ignorance, and chooses ignorant thoughts; a man becomes wise because he loves wisdom and chooses wise thoughts.

– James Allen

Where is the life we have lost in living? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information? Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?

– T. S. Eliot

Wisdom is the state of mind that comes when a maturity of thought is obtained after getting extreme knowledge.

– Anonymous

To understand the actual world as it is, not as we should wish it to be, is the beginning of wisdom.

– Bertrand Russell

Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you’d have preferred to talk.

– Doug Larson

Wisdom doesn’t necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.

– Tom Wilson

It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them.

– Epictetus

Mixing one’s wines may be a mistake, but old and new wisdom mix admirably.

– Bertolt Brecht

The road to true wisdom has seldom been spanned by mortals.

– Edward Counsel

A word to the wise isn’t as good as a word from the wise.

– Grenville Kleiser

Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.

– Confucius

Wisdom is the wealth of emotional intelligence.

– Sajid Khan

Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time.

– Theodore Roosevelt

There’s little comfort in the wise.

– Rupert Brooke

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Beautiful Wisdom Quotes By The Top Geniuses of The World

If you only had 48 hours left to live, would you spend it like you normally spend your weekends? If not, why spend 2/7th of your life wasting your free time? After all, free time isn’t free. Free time is the most expensive time you have because nobody pays for it but you. But that also makes it the most valuable time you have, as you alone stand to reap the profits from spending it wisely.

– Jarod Kintz

For the wise have always known that no one can make much of his life until self-searching has become a regular habit until he is able to admit and accept what he finds, and until he patiently and persistently tries to correct what is wrong.

– Bill Wilson

True wisdom is less presuming than folly; the wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubteth not; he knoweth all things but his own ignorance.

– Robert Dodsley

Don’t follow any advice, no matter how good, until you feel as deeply in your spirit as you think in your mind that the counsel is wise.

– Joan Rivers

Wisdom is the perception of the unimportance of the things we call great and of the importance of the things we call small.

– Charles Edward Jerningham

The easiest way to avoid wrong notes is to never open your mouth and sing. What a mistake that would be.

– Pete Seeger

It is not hoary hairs that bring wisdom; some have an old head on young shoulders.

– Menander I

On every thorn, delightful wisdom grows, In every rill a sweet instruction flows.

– Edward Young

Cunning is seeing a hundred yards ahead–wisdom, fifty miles in advance.

– Charles William Day

Like a flower in spring, the blossoming of wisdom is a beautiful thing.

– Michael Rudd

Let not wisdom be an occasional visitor–let it ever dwell with thee.

– Edward Counsel

Be rich in wisdom and you will be wealthy beyond measure.

– Anonymous

Wisdom is having things right in your life and knowing why.

– William Edgar Stafford

If I don’t have wisdom, I can teach you only ignorance.

– Leo Buscaglia

Wisdom is a treasure, the key whereof is never lost.

– Edward Counsel

He’s a Fool who cannot conceal his Wisdom.

– Benjamin Franklin

Reason divides, but wisdom unifies.

– Fragments of The Ageless Wisdom

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Wisdom Quotes And Sayings That Will Open Your Mind Now

Whosoever would be wise, and consequently happy, must raze out of his mind all those false mistaken notions that have been imprinting there from his infancy; and endeavor to expel that pernicious infection of error, which it has been so long hatching from erroneous customs and examples, and, which will prove fatal to it, if too long neglected.

– Wellins Calcott

There is a universal, intelligent, life force that resides within each one of us as an enlightened wisdom, a deep inner knowing. Everyone can access this wonderful source of knowledge and wisdom through the power of intuition.

– Shakti Gawain

The wisdom of the ignorant somewhat resembles the instinct of animals; it is diffused in but a very narrow sphere, but within the circle it acts with vigor, uniformity, and success.

– Oliver Goldsmith

Do you know the difference between knowledge and wisdom? Knowledge is knowing tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is knowing you don’t put tomato in a fruit salad.

– Gene Kesselman

A man is not called wise because he talks and talks again; but if he is peaceful, loving, and fearless then he is in truth called wise.

– Gautama Buddha, The Dhammapada

Wisdom is a strange thing; you learn to fight for what you can achieve and give up on the things that are impossible.

– Ray Williams

Never decide you are smart enough. Be wise enough to recognize that there is always more to learn.

– Anonymous

Growing older means being wise enough to know when to let things go and let things be.

– Anonymous

A simple realization that there are other points of view is the beginning of wisdom.

– Grenville Kleiser

Wisdom never comes to those who believe they have nothing left to learn.

– Charles De Lint

Obscurity and a competence—that is the life that is best worth living.

– Mark Twain

The wisdom of the wise is an uncommon degree of common sense.

– Dean Inge

Collect as precious pearls the words of wise and virtuous.

– Abd-el-Kader

From the errors of others, a wise man corrects his own.

– Publilius Syrus

A wise man never wears his wisdom like a badge.

– Anonymous

The man of wisdom is the man of years.

– Edward Young

Do not spread yourself too thin.

– Anonymous

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Powerful Wisdom Quotes That’ll Guide You Towards Success

This is the duty of our generation as we enter the twenty-first century — solidarity with the weak, the persecuted, the lonely, the sick, and those in despair. It is expressed by the desire to give a noble and humanizing meaning to a community in which all members will define themselves not by their own identity but by that of others.

– Elie Wiesel

Even when we lose our way, wisdom never leaves us. And when we know beyond a shadow of a doubt that our relationship with and faith in wisdom is all we need to live a life rich with meaning, purpose, and joy, it gets simpler.

– Michael Neill

Man is a mystery. It needs to be unraveled, and if you spend your whole life unraveling it, don’t say that you’ve wasted time. I am studying that mystery because I want to be a human being.

– Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Nowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common sense and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one’s mistakes.

– Oscar Wilde

Data is not information, information is not knowledge, knowledge is not understanding, understanding is not wisdom.

– Clifford Stoll

The first principle of solid wisdom is discretion, without it all the erudition of life is merely bagatelle.

– Norman Macdonald

It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.

– Walter Lippmann

A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows the public opinion.

– Grantland Rice, Misattributed as Chinese Proverb

In an active life is sown the seed of wisdom, but he who reflects not, never reaps.

– Edward Young

Wisdom is patiently waiting for the clouds to part and the sun to shine.

– Anonymous

Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.

– Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Only the wise recognize that wisdom doesn’t have to include words.

– Anonymous

Wisdom without proper tools for its application is no wisdom at all.

– Robin Sharma

A wise man doesn’t look for the path to success, he paves it.

– Anonymous

Even strength must bow to wisdom sometimes.

– Rick Riordan

Wise is the one who walks against the grain.

– Anonymous

In much wisdom is much grief.

– Bible, Ecclesiastes 1:18

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Spiritual Wisdom Quotes To Revive Your Faith In God Almighty

God has already done everything He’s going to do. The ball is now in your court. If you want success, if you want wisdom, if you want to be prosperous and healthy, you’re going to have to do more than meditate and believe; you must boldly declare words of faith and victory over yourself and your family.

– Joel Osteen

Filling up one’s mind with a vast quantity of facts within a short period of time is not a difficult task, but the ability to form judgments requires the severe discipline of hard work and the tempering heat of experience and maturity.

– Calvin Coolidge

I don’t want to share my wisdom, because my wisdom is going to lead you the wrong way. But if you allow me to share God’s wisdom, and if that’s what you want, I can help you.

– Bill Neal

The wisdom of our parents, grandparents, ancestors. In each individual life, it seems, we must first reject that wisdom, and then later come to appreciate it.

– Tad Williams

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

The best way to obtain truth and wisdom is not to ask from books, but to go to God in prayer, and obtain divine teaching.

– Joseph Smith, Jr.

When an opponent comes forward, move in and greet him; if he wants to pull back, send him on his way.

– Morihei Ueshiba

Earthly wisdom is doing what comes naturally. Godly wisdom is doing what the Holy Spirit compels us to do.

– Charles Stanley

The offering of wisdom is better than any material offering; for the goal of all work is spiritual wisdom.

– Lord Sri Krishna

For wisdom is better than rubies, and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.

– Bible, Proverb 8:11

Wisdom is ever fresh; other things grow stale, but this is the evergreen flower of nature.

– Edward Counsel

You have to know someone a thousand days before you can glimpse her soul.

– Shannon Hale

How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver!

– Bible, Proverbs 16:16

If we drink from the fountain of wisdom, we thirst for its waters evermore.

– Ardelia Cotton Barton

It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.

– Henry David Thoreau

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.

– John Muir

Wisdom is of God; folly is of men.

– Charles Hammond

Man’s highest blessedness,
In wisdom chiefly stands;
And in the things that touch upon the Gods,
‘Tis best in word or deed
To shun unholy pride;
Great words of boasting bring great punishments,
And so to grey-haired age
Teach wisdom at the last.

– Sophocles

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Popular Quotes About Wisdom To Make Your Life Better

Anybody can look at a pretty girl and see a pretty girl. An artist can look at a pretty girl and see the old woman she will become. A better artist can look at an old woman and see the pretty girl that she used to be. But a great artist – a master can look at an old woman, portray her exactly as she is…and force the viewer to see the pretty girl she used to be.

– Robert A. Heinlein

You must learn day by day, year by year to broaden your horizon. The more things you love, the more you are interested in, the more you enjoy, the more you are indignant about, and the more you have left when anything happens.

– Ethel Barrymore

Live, then, and be happy, beloved children of my heart, and never forget, that until the day God will deign to reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is contained in these two words, ‘Wait and Hope.

– Alexandre Dumas

I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments when they aren’t trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.

– Umberto Eco

Wisdom is sold in the desolate market where none come to buy, and in the withered fields where the farmer ploughs for bread in vain.

– William Blake

A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and wisdom.

– Moliere

It is almost everywhere the case that soon after it is begotten the greater part of human wisdom is laid to rest in repositories.

– Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Folly is like the growth of weeds, always luxurious and spontaneous; wisdom, like flowers, requires cultivation.

– Hosea Ballou

Wisdom consists in being able to distinguish among dangers and make a choice of the least harmful.

– Niccolo Machiavelli

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.

– Bruce Lee

Knowledge is proud that it knows so much; wisdom is humble that it knows no more.

– William Cowper

Wisdom is the power to put our time and our knowledge to the proper use.

– Thomas Watson

A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.

– Baltasar Gracián

Wisdom comes to us when it can no longer do any good.

– Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

Man’s wisdom is his best friend; folly, his worst enemy.

– William Temple

A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.

– Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Wisdom is trusting the timing of the universe.

– Anonymous

Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.

– Socrates

We hope you surely liked these quotes on wisdom. Apart from making wise decisions in crucial times, wisdom helps a person develop his relationships and societal skills. A wise person is loved by people because he advises them in the correct way.

Wisdom greatly influences our perspectives, interpretations, and actions. Hence wisdom holds immense importance in our life situations.

“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


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