Wisdom Quotes (257)

Quotes and citations about wisdom


Great wisdom is generous

By : Zhuangzi

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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.

By : Lin Yutang

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

By : Edward Young

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

By : Brigham Young

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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.

By : William Butler Yeats

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

By : William Butler Yeats

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

By : William Wordsworth

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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.

By : John Woolman

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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.

By : Bob Woodward

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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."

By : Ludwig Wittgenstein

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

By : Oprah Winfrey

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Turn your wounds into wisdom.

By : Oprah Winfrey

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

By : Tom Wilson

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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.

By : E. O. Wilson

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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.

By : Rowan D. Williams

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

By : Esther Williams

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

By : Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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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.

By : William Whitehead

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

By : Alfred North Whitehead

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Knowledge shrinks as wisdom grows.

By : Alfred North Whitehead

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

By : Timothy White

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

By : Barry White

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For the subtlest folly proceeds from the subtlest wisdom.

By : John Webster

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Wisdom begins at the end.

By : Daniel Webster

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

By : Evelyn Waugh

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

By : Thomas J. Watson

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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.

By : Greg Walden

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

By : Bernard De Voto

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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.

By : John Updike

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

By : John Updike

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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.

By : Morihei Ueshiba

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

By : Mo Udall

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Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.

By : Lao Tzu

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

By : Tina Turner

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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.

By : Dale Turner

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Memory is not wisdom

By : Martin Farquhar Tupper

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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.

By : Anthony Trollope

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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.

By : Thomas Traherne

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I actually think with age comes some level of wisdom.

By : Nina Totenberg

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

By : Kiana Tom

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