Wisdom Quotes (257)

Quotes and citations about wisdom

Great wisdom is generous.. view

By: Zhuangzi

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... view

By: Lin Yutang

The clouds may drop down titles and estates, and wealth may seek us, but wisdom must be sought... view

By: Edward Young

There is no knowledge, no light, no wisdom that you are in possession of, but what you have received it from some source... view

By: Brigham Young

Books are but waste paper unless we spend in action the wisdom we get from thought - asleep. When we are weary of the living, we may repair to the dead, who have nothing of peevishness, pride, or design in their conversation... view

By: William Butler Yeats

If suffering brings wisdom, I would wish to be less wise... view

By: William Butler Yeats

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

By: William Wordsworth

I find that to be a fool as to worldly wisdom, and to commit my cause to God, not fearing to offend men, who take offence at the simplicity of truth, is the only way to remain unmoved at the sentiments of others... view

By: John Woolman

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... view

By: Bob Woodward

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.".. view

By: Ludwig Wittgenstein

Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself... view

By: Oprah Winfrey

Turn your wounds into wisdom... view

By: Oprah Winfrey

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

By: Tom Wilson

We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom. The world henceforth will be run by synthesizers, people able to put together the right information at the right time, think critically about it, and make important choices wisely... view

By: E. O. Wilson

And when the world is created, it is created in such a way that those eternal objects of God's loving wisdom become actualities - interacting with one another, relating to God in the finite realm... view

By: Rowan D. Williams

The wisdom acquired with the passage of time is a useless gift unless you share it... view

By: Esther Williams

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

By: Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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

By: William Whitehead

Wisdom alone is true ambition's aim, wisdom is the source of virtue and of fame.. view

By: Alfred North Whitehead

Knowledge shrinks as wisdom grows... view

By: Alfred North Whitehead

I think in conventional magazine wisdom, you need to have a redesign every decade or so... view

By: Timothy White

I'll come to you with gifts of knowledge, wisdom and truth... view

By: Barry White

For the subtlest folly proceeds from the subtlest wisdom... view

By: John Webster

Wisdom begins at the end... view

By: Daniel Webster

He was gifted with the sly, sharp instinct for self-preservation that passes for wisdom among the rich... view

By: Evelyn Waugh

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

By: Thomas J. Watson

A man of strength and wisdom, John Paul became an inspiration to generations of both Catholics and non-Catholics throughout the world by encouraging freedom, promoting peace and respecting all faiths... view

By: Greg Walden

Pessimism is only the name that men of weak nerves give to wisdom... view

By: Bernard De Voto

The Founding Fathers in their wisdom decided that children were an unnatural strain on parents. So they provided jails called schools, equipped with tortures called an education... view

By: John Updike

Now that I am sixty, I see why the idea of elder wisdom has passed from currency... view

By: John Updike

Always keep your mind as bright and clear as the vast sky, the great ocean, and the highest peak, empty of all thoughts. Always keep your body filled with light and heat. Fill yourself with the power of wisdom and enlightenment... view

By: Morihei Ueshiba

Lord, give us the wisdom to utter words that are gentle and tender, for tomorrow we may have to eat them... view

By: Mo Udall

Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment... view

By: Lao Tzu

I'm not wise, but the beginning of wisdom is there.. view

By: Tina Turner

Some of the best lessons we ever learn are learned from past mistakes. The error of the past is the wisdom and success of the future... view

By: Dale Turner

Memory is not wisdom.. view

By: Martin Farquhar Tupper

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... view

By: Anthony Trollope

To think the world therefore a general Bedlam, or place of madmen, and oneself a physician, is the most necessary point of present wisdom: an important imagination, and the way to happiness... view

By: Thomas Traherne

I actually think with age comes some level of wisdom... view

By: Nina Totenberg

True wisdom listens more, talks less and can get along with all types of people... view

By: Kiana Tom