Wisdom Quotes

Margaret Fuller #Wisdom

Photo of Margaret Fuller It is astonishing what force, purity, and wisdom it requires for a human being to keep clear of falsehoods.
Jane Smiley #Wisdom

Photo of Jane Smiley If to live is to progress, if you are lucky, from foolishness to wisdom, then to write novels is to broadcast the various stages of your foolishness.
Joseph Stiglitz #Wisdom

Photo of Joseph Stiglitz Economists often like startling theorems, results which seem to run counter to conventional wisdom.
Bob Woodward #Wisdom

Photo of Bob Woodward Many people have their reputations as reporters and analysts because they are on television, batting around conventional wisdom. A lot of these people have never reported a story.
Dick Cheney #Wisdom

Photo of Dick Cheney The plan was criticized by some retired military officers embedded in TV studios. But with every advance by our coalition forces, the wisdom of that plan becomes more apparent.
Arthur Helps #Wisdom

We all admire the wisdom of people who come to us for advice.
Edward Young #Wisdom

The clouds may drop down titles and estates, and wealth may seek us, but wisdom must be sought.
Edward Young #Wisdom

The weak have remedies, the wise have joys superior wisdom is superior bliss.
Anthony Trollope #Wisdom

Photo of Anthony Trollope It may almost be a question whether such wisdom as many of us have in our mature years has not come from the dying out of the power of temptation, rather than as the results of thought and resolution.
Jane Fonda #Wisdom

Photo of Jane Fonda One part of wisdom is knowing what you don't need anymore and letting it go.
Kenny Rogers #Wisdom

Photo of Kenny Rogers There is a trade off - as you grow older you gain wisdom but you lose spontaneity.
Evelyn Waugh #Wisdom

Photo of Evelyn Waugh He was gifted with the sly, sharp instinct for self-preservation that passes for wisdom among the rich.
Myrtle Reed #Wisdom

Photo of Myrtle Reed Silence and reserve will give anyone a reputation for wisdom.
Julie Burchill #Wisdom

It's received wisdom that the English are uniquely child-unfriendly.
Nigel Farage #Wisdom

Photo of Nigel Farage If an idea is indeed sensible, it will eventually become just part of the accepted wisdom.
Robert Duvall #Wisdom

Photo of Robert Duvall Spending two years on my uncle's ranch in Montana as a young man gave me the wisdom and the thrust to do westerns.
Pierre Charron #Wisdom

Photo of Pierre Charron The most excellent and divine counsel, the best and most profitable advertisement of all others, but the least practiced, is to study and learn how to know ourselves. This is the foundation of wisdom and the highway to whatever is good.
will.i.am #Wisdom

If you have a vaccine or an antidote that people can benefit from, you're not going to want to keep it to yourself. You're going to want to spread that wisdom or whatever to as many people as you can, so everybody can benefit from it.
Jonathan Sacks #Wisdom

Photo of Jonathan Sacks Focus on the mind and the soul. Read. Study. Enrol in a course of lectures. Pray. Become a member of a religious congregation. Study the Bible or other ancient works of wisdom.
Marcus Tullius Cicero #Wisdom

Rightly defined philosophy is simply the love of wisdom.
Robert E. Lee #Wisdom

Photo of Robert E. Lee We must expect reverses, even defeats. They are sent to teach us wisdom and prudence, to call forth greater energies, and to prevent our falling into greater disasters.
John Barrymore #Wisdom

Photo of John Barrymore I am thinking of taking a fifth wife. Why not? Solomon had a thousand wives and he is a synonym for wisdom.
Charles Stanley #Wisdom

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

Photo of Hillary Clinton I learned some valuable lessons about the legislative process, the importance of bipartisan cooperation and the wisdom of taking small steps to get a big job done.
Dwight D. Eisenhower #Wisdom

Photo of Dwight D. Eisenhower The older I get the more wisdom I find in the ancient rule of taking first things first. A process which often reduces the most complex human problem to a manageable proportion.