Wisdom Quotes

Thomas Carlyle #Wisdom

Photo of Thomas Carlyle I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
Rabindranath Tagore #Wisdom

Gray hairs are signs of wisdom if you hold your tongue, speak and they are but hairs, as in the young.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca #Wisdom

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.
Theodore Dreiser #Wisdom

Photo of Theodore Dreiser In order to have wisdom we must have ignorance.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld #Wisdom

We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.
Marcel Proust #Wisdom

Photo of Marcel Proust We don't receive wisdom we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.
Edmund Burke #Wisdom

Photo of Edmund Burke 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.
Robert Louis Stevenson #Wisdom

Most of our pocket wisdom is conceived for the use of mediocre people, to discourage them from ambitious attempts, and generally console them in their mediocrity.
e. e. cummings #Wisdom #Valentine's Day

Kisses are a better fate than wisdom.
Plato #Wisdom

Photo of Plato Cunning... is but the low mimic of wisdom.
H. L. Mencken #Wisdom

Photo of H. L. Mencken Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
Barack Obama #Wisdom

Photo of Barack Obama No party has a monopoly on wisdom. No democracy works without compromise. But when Governor Romney and his allies in Congress tell us we can somehow lower our deficit by spending trillions more on new tax breaks for the wealthy - well, you do the math. I refuse to go along with that. And as long as I'm President, I never will.
Oprah Winfrey #Wisdom

Photo of Oprah Winfrey Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.
Robert Kennedy #Wisdom

Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom, not a guide by which to live.
Friedrich Nietzsche #Wisdom

There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy.
Aristotle #Wisdom

Photo of Aristotle The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom.
Aristotle #Wisdom

Photo of Aristotle Excellence, then, is a state concerned with choice, lying in a mean, relative to us, this being determined by reason and in the way in which the man of practical wisdom would determine it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson #Wisdom

Photo of Ralph Waldo Emerson Wisdom has its root in goodness, not goodness its root in wisdom.
Ralph Waldo Emerson #Wisdom

Photo of Ralph Waldo Emerson The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.
Mahatma Gandhi #Wisdom

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.
Francis Bacon #Wisdom

Photo of Francis Bacon Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.
Khalil Gibran #Wisdom

Photo of Khalil Gibran 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.
Khalil Gibran #Wisdom

Photo of Khalil Gibran Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself.
Torquato Tasso #Wisdom

Photo of Torquato Tasso The day of fortune is like a harvest day, We must be busy when the corn is ripe.
Thomas B. Macaulay #Wisdom

Few of the many wise apothegms which have been uttered have prevented a single foolish action.