Wisdom Quotes

Wise Quotes, Sayings & Quotations

Part 1. Best wisdom quotes ever

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Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened. Dr. Seuss, writer

You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection Gautama Buddha Siddhartha, monk

The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life. Confucius, philosopher

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. Aristotle, philosopher

Don't ever take a fence down until you know the reason why it was put up. John F. Kennedy, president

Be silent, if you choose; but when it is necessary, speak–and speak in such a way that people will remember it. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, musician

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens. Jimi Hendrix, musician

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. Socrates, philosopher

When you talk, you are only repeating what already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new. Dalai Lama, leader

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Acknowledging what you don't know is the dawning of wisdom. Charles Munger,

Age brings wisdom, but pain brings understanding. Anonymous,

A genius always presents himself as a fool. Chinese Proverbs,

Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad. Brian O'Driscoll,

The end of wisdom is to dream high enough not to lose the dream in the seeking of it. William Faulkner,

Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everybody else. Margaret Mead, scientist

The only thing you absolutely have to know is the location of the library. Albert Einstein, physicist

Knowledge is learning something new everyday. Wisdom is letting go of something everyday Zen proverbs,

Knowledge is realizing that the street is one-way, wisdom is looking in both directions anyway. Amelia Walker,

Wisdom is using the mistakes from the past to create a better future. Tim Fargo, author

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powerful quotes

Powerful quotes on inner power, and power of wise words.

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Whatever is at the center of our life will be the source of our security, guidance, wisdom, and power. Stephen Covey, businessman

Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control. Martin Luther King, Jr., leader

Evil can be a teacher, if you look at the wisdom of its negative power. Tom Brown, Jr., celebrity

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. Anthony Trollope, author

I look forward to a great future for America - a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose. John F. Kennedy, president

Those who improve with age embrace the power of personal growth and personal achievement and begin to replace youth with wisdom, innocence with understanding, and lack of purpose with self-actualization. Bo Bennett, entrepreneur

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. Morihei Ueshiba, athlete

And, if we have any evidence that the wisdom which formed the plan is in the man, we have the very same evidence, that the power which executed it is in him also. Thomas Reid, philosopher

Every indication of wisdom, taken from the effect, is equally an indication of power to execute what wisdom planned. Thomas Reid, philosopher

To suppose more than one supreme Source of infinite wisdom, power, and all perfections, is to assert that there is no supreme Being in existence. Adam Clarke, theologian

If God had sufficient wisdom and power to construct such a beautiful world as this, then we must admit that his wisdom and power are immeasurably greater than that of man, and hence he is qualified to reign as king. Orson Pratt, theologian

We learned in World War II that no single nation holds a monopoly on wisdom, morality or right to power, but that we must fight for the weak and promote democracy. Joe Baca, politician

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inspirational quotes

Powerful quotes on inner power, girl power and power of words.

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You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection Gautama Buddha Siddhartha, monk

Hold fast to dreams, For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird, That cannot fly. Langston Hughes, poet

There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state with another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. We must of felt what it is to die, Morrel, that we may appreciate the enjoyments of life. 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, dramatist

I ask not for any crown But that which all may win; Nor try to conquer any world Except the one within. Louisa May Alcott, novelist

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. Greg Walden, politician

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wise quotes

Wisest quotes about life, love and change.

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Wise men learn more from fools than fools from the wise. Cato The Elder, historian

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

Wise men make more opportunities than they find. Francis Bacon, philosopher

I'm not wise, but the beginning of wisdom is there; it's like relaxing into - and an acceptance of - things. Tina Turner, musician

He whose wisdom cannot help him, gets no good from being wise. Quintus Ennius, poet

Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own. Aesop, author

Be happy. It's one way of being wise. Sidonie Gabrielle Colette, novelist

As irrigators lead water where they want, as archers make their arrows straight, as carpenters carve wood, the wise shape their minds. Buddha, leader

Some folks are wise and some are otherwise. Tobias Smollett, writer

The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations. Benjamin Disraeli, statesman

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, writer

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. Khalil Gibran, poet

No man was ever wise by chance. Lucius Annaeus Seneca, statesman

All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man. Henry David Thoreau, author

I will give you a definition of a proud man: he is a man who has neither vanity nor wisdom one filled with hatreds cannot be vain, neither can he be wise. John Keats, poet

Few of the many wise apothegms which have been uttered have prevented a single foolish action. Thomas B. Macaulay, historian

Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time. Theodore Roosevelt, president

It is impossible to love and to be wise. Francis Bacon, philosopher

Wisdom is knowing when you can't be wise. Paul Engle, poet

In seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it - thou art a fool. Lord Chesterfield, statesman

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meaningful quotes

Most meaningful quotes about knowledge and wisdom.

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Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens. Jimi Hendrix, musician

To know what you know and what you do not know, that is true knowledge. Confucius, philosopher

The more a man knows, the more he forgives. Catherine II, statesman

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance - it is the illusion of knowledge. Daniel J. Boorstin, historian

When you know better you do better. Maya Angelou, poet

Wisdom is the knowledge of good and evil, not the strength to choose between the two. John Cheever, writer

A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers. Plato, philosopher

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. Alfred Lord Tennyson, poet

Where is the Life we have lost in living? Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information? T. S. Eliot, poet

Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control. Martin Luther King, Jr., leader

Hold fast to dreams, For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird, That cannot fly. Langston Hughes, poet

Wisdom is a kind of knowledge. It is knowledge of the nature, career, and consequences of human values. Sidney Hook, philosopher

The greater our knowledge increases the more our ignorance unfolds. John F. Kennedy, president

Knowledge without justice ought to be called cunning rather than wisdom. Plato, philosopher

To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe. Marilyn vos Savant, writer

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

Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life. Immanuel Kant, philosopher

We can be knowledgable with other men's knowledge but we cannot be wise with other men's wisdom. Michel de Montaigne, philosopher

The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends. Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher

Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance. George Bernard Shaw, dramatist

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Quotes about life

Wise quotes about life choices, experiences and knowledge.

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Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened. Dr. Seuss, writer

You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection Gautama Buddha Siddhartha, monk

The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life. Confucius, philosopher

Whatever is at the center of our life will be the source of our security, guidance, wisdom, and power. Stephen Covey, businessman

We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time. T.S. Eliot,

Most of the shadows of life are caused by standing in our own sunshine. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

What is man's ultimate direction in life? It is to look for love, truth, virtue, and beauty. Shinichi Suzuki, musician

Wisdom is nothing but a preparation of the soul, a capacity, a secret art of thinking, feeling and breathing thoughts of unity at every moment of life. Herman Hesse, author

My past is my wisdom to use today... my future is my wisdom yet to experience. Be in the present because that is where life resides. Gene Oliver, athlete

Where is the Life we have lost in living? Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information? T. S. Eliot, poet

As you walk in God's divine wisdom, you will surely begin to see a greater measure of victory and good success in your life. Joseph Prince, clergyman

It's better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life. Elizabeth Kenny, celebrity

Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life. Immanuel Kant, philosopher

Wisdom is having things right in your life and knowing why. William Edgar Stafford,

As much money and life as you could want! The two things most human beings would choose above all - the trouble is, humans do have a knack of choosing precisely those things that are worst for them. J.K. Rowling, novelist

Man is a mystery. It needs to be unravelled, and if you spend your whole life unravelling it, don't say that you've wasted time. I am studying that mystery because I want to be a human being. Fyodor Dostoyevsky, writer

The marvel of the Bhagavad-Gita is its truly beautiful revelation of life's wisdom which enables philosophy to blossom into religion. Herman Hesse, author

Now it is time to turn to an older wisdom that, while respecting material comfort and security as a basic right of all, also recognises that many of the most valuable things in life cannot be measured. Michael D. Higgins, politician

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. Lin Yutang, author

Yale is a crucible in American life for the accommodation of intellectual achievement, of wisdom, of refinement, with the democratic ideals of openness, of social justice and of equal opportunity. Benno C. Schmidt, Jr., educator

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Quotes about god

Wise quotes about gods, religion and beliefs.

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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, theologian

Start with God - the first step in learning is bowing down to God; only fools thumb their noses at such wisdom and learning. King Solomon, royalty

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., clergyman

As you walk in God's divine wisdom, you will surely begin to see a greater measure of victory and good success in your life. Joseph Prince, clergyman

God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, courage to change the things which should be changed and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other. Reinhold Niebuhr, theologian

Surely, God on high has not refused to give us enough wisdom to find ways to bring us an improvement in relations between the two great nations on earth. Mikhail Gorbachev, statesman

Wisdom, prudence, forethought, these are essential. But not second to these that noble courage which adventures the right, and leaves the consequences to God. Robert Dale Owen, politician

The Relation we bear to the Wisdom of the Father, the Son of His Love, gives us indeed a dignity which otherwise we have no pretence to. It makes us something, something considerable even in God's Eyes. Mary Astell, writer

He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God. Aeschylus, poet

Beauty, the eternal Spouse of the Wisdom of God and Angel of his Presence thru' all creation. Robert Bridges, poet

All sacrifice and suffering is redemptive. It is used to either teach the individual or to help others. Nothing is by chance. Arthur J. Russell,

Let mental culture go on advancing, let the natural sciences progress in even greater extent and depth, and the human mind widen itself as much as it desires: beyond the elevation and moral culture of Christianity, as it shines forth in the Gospels, it will not go. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, poet

Entreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: For wither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: Thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God. Anonymous,

God will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas but for scars. Elbert Hubbard, writer

Now all the knowledge and wisdom that is in creatures, whether angels or men, is nothing else but a participation of that one eternal, immutable and increased wisdom of God. Ralph Cudworth, theologian

I always prayed that God would give me the wisdom and the vision to do the things on this earth that I was supposed to do to express His life and love and His will. Billy Ray Cyrus, musician

But the law of God came from heaven indeed. God wrote it with his finger, it is the fountain of all wisdom, and therefore shall it continue for ever, and never have an end. John Jewel, clergyman

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. Rowan D. Williams, clergyman

I have tried at every point to seek God's wisdom on the decisions I made, and I made it my business to speak up on behalf of the things God tells us are important to Him. Jesse Helms, politician

But the Wisdom of God, which is His only-begotten Son, being in all respects incapable of change or alteration, and every good quality in Him being essential, and such as cannot be changed and converted, His glory is therefore declared to be pure and sincere. Origen, theologian

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Quotes about love

Best wise love quotes.

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You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection Gautama Buddha Siddhartha, monk

What is man's ultimate direction in life? It is to look for love, truth, virtue, and beauty. Shinichi Suzuki, musician

We can't command our love, but we can our actions. Arthur Conan Doyle, writer

The Relation we bear to the Wisdom of the Father, the Son of His Love, gives us indeed a dignity which otherwise we have no pretence to. It makes us something, something considerable even in God's Eyes. Mary Astell, writer

I see a wiser person than when I was younger: having babies, and passing 30, were the turning points. What women in their 40s - I am 39 - lack in gorgeousness, they make up for in wisdom. I love ageing, despite the drawbacks - thinner, drier skin. Thandie Newton, actress

It is impossible to love and to be wise. Francis Bacon, philosopher

The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends. Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher

Entreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: For wither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: Thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God. Anonymous,

In regard of the rich grace and wisdom of his love toward his people; for who sees not, but that it is a curse to be unready as these foolish virgins, who were therefore shut out. Thomas Shepard, clergyman

The perceived wisdom is that people do not go in large numbers to black-and-white movies anymore - which is a great shame, but I'd love to make a black-and-white movie one day. Sam Mendes, director

I always prayed that God would give me the wisdom and the vision to do the things on this earth that I was supposed to do to express His life and love and His will. Billy Ray Cyrus, musician

One of the most beautiful passages of Rousseau is that in the sixth book of Confessions, where he describes the awakening in him of the literary sense. Of such wisdom, the poetic passion, the desire of beauty, the love of art for its own sake, has most. Walter Pater, critic

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Quotes about people

Wise quotes about people and their relatioships.

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Be silent, if you choose; but when it is necessary, speak–and speak in such a way that people will remember it. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, musician

Public opinion is no more than this: what people think that other people think. Alfred Austin, poet

Every frog must know its pond. Bulgarian proverbs,

Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to the praise that deceives them. Francois de la Rochefoucauld, writer

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

People always blame the girl; she should have said no. A monosyllable, but conventional wisdom has always been that boys can't manage it. Anna Quindlen, journalist

People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy. Anton Chekhov, dramatist

The wisdom of crowds works when the crowd is choosing the price of an ox, when there's a single numeric average. But if it's a design or something that matters, the decision is made by committee, and that's crap. You want people and groups who are able to think thoughts before they share. Jaron Lanier, artist

My government, you can be assured, will be less focused on personalities. It is about treating people with respect. I think complaining about the community not being able to see the wisdom of our ideas is the wrong approach. Jay Weatherill, politician

Ask Elizabeth is a community of voices, it's not me standing on a podium telling people how to run their lives, it's girls helping each other sharing their wisdom and advice and I create a space for them to do it. Elizabeth Berkley, actress

Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. People have the right to expect that these wants will be provided for by this wisdom. Jimmy Carter, president

All free governments are managed by the combined wisdom and folly of the people. James A. Garfield, president

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. E. O. Wilson, scientist

You want people walking away from the conversation with some kernel of wisdom or some kind of impact. Harry Dean Stanton, actor

In regard of the rich grace and wisdom of his love toward his people; for who sees not, but that it is a curse to be unready as these foolish virgins, who were therefore shut out. Thomas Shepard, clergyman

Even by common wisdom, there seem to be both people and objects in my dream that are outside myself, but clearly they were created in myself and are part of me, they are mental constructs in my own brain. Ray Kurzweil, inventor

I have sympathy for young people, for their growing pains, but I balk when these growing pains are pushed into the foreground, when you make these young people the only vehicles of life's wisdom. Wislawa Szymborska, poet

The perceived wisdom is that people do not go in large numbers to black-and-white movies anymore - which is a great shame, but I'd love to make a black-and-white movie one day. Sam Mendes, director

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. Bob Woodward, journalist

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Quotes about mind

Wisdom quotes about to improve and enhance your mind and thinking.

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Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. Rumi, poet

To know what you know and what you do not know, that is true knowledge. Confucius, philosopher

Learn to be silent. Let your quiet mind listen and absorb. Pythagoras, mathematician

I acknowledge the privilege of being alive in a human body at this moment, endowed with senses, memories, emotions, thoughts, and the space of mind in its wisdom aspect. Alex Grey, artist

We humans have lost the wisdom of genuinely resting and relaxing. We worry too much. We don't allow our bodies to heal, and we don't allow our minds and hearts to heal. Thich Nhat Hanh,

As irrigators lead water where they want, as archers make their arrows straight, as carpenters carve wood, the wise shape their minds. Buddha, leader

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. Khalil Gibran, poet

Always keep an open mind and a compassionate heart. Phil Jackson, coach

To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him. Buddha, leader

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. Buddha, leader

The truest greatness lies in being kind, the truest wisdom in a happy mind. Ella Wheeler Wilcox, writer

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, statesman

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. Lucius Annaeus Seneca, statesman

Old myths, old gods, old heroes have never died. They are only sleeping at the bottom of our mind, waiting for our call. We have need for them. They represent the wisdom of our race. Stanley Kunitz, poet

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. Morihei Ueshiba, athlete

The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize at the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit, and that its center is really everywhere, it is within each of us. Black Elk, leader

He read his mind. He's a strange sort of man, isn't he? It's not just the advice and the wisdom that he has. Omar Sharif, actor

Докато човек умре, все ум събира и пак без ум умира. Bulgarian proverbs,

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Philosopher quotes

Quotes from famous philosophers

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The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life. Confucius, philosopher

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. Aristotle, philosopher

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. Socrates, philosopher

Remember: “The Best Fighter is Never Angry." Lao Tzu, philosopher

To know what you know and what you do not know, that is true knowledge. Confucius, philosopher

The more you know, the more you know you don't know. Aristotle, philosopher

Deal with the big while it is still small. Lao Tzu, philosopher

Wise men make more opportunities than they find. Francis Bacon, philosopher

Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom. Francis Bacon, philosopher

Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something. Plato, philosopher

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest. Confucius, philosopher

Silence is a source of great strength. Lao Tzu, philosopher

Wisdom begins in wonder. Socrates, philosopher

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

The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook. William James, philosopher

The man of wisdom is never of two minds; the man of benevolence never worries; the man of courage is never afraid. Confucius, philosopher

There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so; but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool. Francis Bacon, philosopher

A wise man is he who does not grieve for the thing which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has. Epictetus, philosopher

Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment. Lao Tzu, philosopher

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

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President quotes

Quotes from famous presidents

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Don't ever take a fence down until you know the reason why it was put up. John F. Kennedy, president

Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. Franklin D. Roosevelt, president

Honesty is the first chapter of the book wisdom. Thomas Jefferson, president

If one day, my words are against science, choose science. Kemal Ataturk, president

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis" is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity. John F. Kennedy, president

Nine-tenths of wisdom consists in being wise in time. Theodore Roosevelt, president

Wisdom oft times consists of knowing what to do next. Herbert Hoover, president

The greater our knowledge increases the more our ignorance unfolds. John F. Kennedy, president

Strength and wisdom are not opposing values. William J. Clinton, president

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. It may not be difficult to store up in the mind a vast quantity of face within a comparatively short time, but the ability to form judgments requires the severe discipline of hard work and the tempering heat of experience and maturity. Calvin Coolidge, president

Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time. Theodore Roosevelt, president

Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. People have the right to expect that these wants will be provided for by this wisdom. Jimmy Carter, president

I look forward to a great future for America - a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose. John F. Kennedy, president

So confident am I in the intentions, as well as wisdom, of the government, that I shall always be satisfied that what is not done, either cannot, or ought not to be done. Thomas Jefferson, president

All free governments are managed by the combined wisdom and folly of the people. James A. Garfield, president

To avoid entangling alliances has been a maxim of our policy ever since the days of Washington, and its wisdom no one will attempt to dispute. James Buchanan, president

No man is poor who has a Godly mother. Abraham Lincoln, president

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Author quotes

Quotes from famous authors

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Of all the words of mice and men, the saddest are, “It might have been." Kurt Vonnegut, author

It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see. Henry David Thoreau, author

Wisdom is using the mistakes from the past to create a better future. Tim Fargo, author

Writing is no dying art form in America because most published writers here accept the wisdom and the necessity of encouraging the talent that follows in their footsteps. Elizabeth George, author

Wisdom is nothing but a preparation of the soul, a capacity, a secret art of thinking, feeling and breathing thoughts of unity at every moment of life. Herman Hesse, author

Every generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it. George Orwell, author

Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences. Norman Cousins, author

We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us. Marcel Proust, author

If I don't have wisdom, I can teach you only ignorance. Leo Buscaglia, author

Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own. Aesop, author

As if you could kill time without injuring eternity Henry David Thoreau, author

If you don't have a strategy, you're part of someone else's strategy. Alvin Toffler, author

He is no wise man who will quit a certainty for an uncertainty. Samuel Johnson, author

We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us. Joseph Campbell, author

In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them. Mark Twain, author

The journey is what brings us happiness not the destination. Dan Millman, author

Wisdom is a sacred communion. Victor Hugo, author

All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man. Henry David Thoreau, author

Pain is the doorway to wisdom and to truth. Keith Miller, author

If speaking is silver, then listening is gold. Turkish proverbs, author

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Politician quotes

Quotes from famous polticians

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He who stands for nothing will fall for anything. Alexander Hamilton, politician

The doors of wisdom are never shut. Benjamin Franklin, politician

Wisdom begins at the end. Daniel Webster, politician

Where sense is wanting, everything is wanting. Benjamin Franklin, politician

The most important lesson of New Labour is this: Every time we made progress we did it by challenging the conventional wisdom. Ed Miliband, politician

Hide not your talents, they for use were made, What's a sundial in the shade? Benjamin Franklin, politician

Wisdom, prudence, forethought, these are essential. But not second to these that noble courage which adventures the right, and leaves the consequences to God. Robert Dale Owen, politician

My government, you can be assured, will be less focused on personalities. It is about treating people with respect. I think complaining about the community not being able to see the wisdom of our ideas is the wrong approach. Jay Weatherill, politician

Now it is time to turn to an older wisdom that, while respecting material comfort and security as a basic right of all, also recognises that many of the most valuable things in life cannot be measured. Michael D. Higgins, politician

If an idea is indeed sensible, it will eventually become just part of the accepted wisdom. Nigel Farage, politician

Imagination allows us to escape the predictable. It enables us to reply to the common wisdom that we cannot soar by saying, "Just watch!" Bill Bradley, politician

Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom, not a guide by which to live. Robert Kennedy, politician

That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in another. Adlai E. Stevenson, politician

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, politician

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

There are three faithful friends - an old wife, an old dog, and ready money. Benjamin Franklin, politician

A proverb is the wisdom of many and the wit of one. Lord John Russell, politician

To keep your secret is wisdom; to expect others to keep it is folly. William Samuel Johnson, politician

It is now conventional wisdom that Americans do not care why we went to war in Iraq, that it is enough that the world is better off without Saddam Hussein. Adam Schiff, politician

Any successful nominee should possess both the temperament to interpret the law and the wisdom to do so fairly. The next Supreme Court Justice should have a record of protecting individual rights and a strong willingness to put aside any political agenda. Bennie Thompson, politician

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Roman quotes

Quotes from Roman authors

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Wise men learn more from fools than fools from the wise. Cato The Elder, historian

Cowards die many times before their actual deaths Julius Caesar, leader

The wise man sees in the misfortune of others what he should avoid. Marcus Aurelius, emperor

Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone. Horace, poet

No man is wise enough by himself. Plautus, playwright

Wisdom overcomes fortune. Juvenal, poet

Wisdom is always an overmatch for strength. Phaedrus, poet

Wisdom is not attained by years, but by ability. Plautus, playwright

Patience is the companion of wisdom. Saint Augustine, philosopher

He whose wisdom cannot help him, gets no good from being wise. Quintus Ennius, poet

Not by age but by capacity is wisdom acquired. Plautus, playwright

Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another. Juvenal, poet

No man was ever wise by chance. Lucius Annaeus Seneca, statesman

The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil. Marcus Tullius Cicero, statesman

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. Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder, rhetorician

Wisdom allows nothing to be good that will not be so forever; no man to be happy but he that needs no other happiness than what he has within himself; no man to be great or powerful that is not master of himself. Lucius Annaeus Seneca, statesman

Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself. Marcus Tullius Cicero, statesman

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. Lucius Annaeus Seneca, statesman

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Japanese quotes

Quotes from Japanese authors

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What is man's ultimate direction in life? It is to look for love, truth, virtue, and beauty. Shinichi Suzuki, musician

Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought. Matsuo Basho, poet

You are wise to climb Mt. Fuji, but a fool to do it twice. Japanese Proverbs,

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. Morihei Ueshiba, athlete

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British quotes

Quotes from British authors

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Every generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it. George Orwell, author

To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom. Bertrand Russell, philosopher

We can't command our love, but we can our actions. Arthur Conan Doyle, writer

The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations. Benjamin Disraeli, statesman

Both in thought and in feeling, even though time be real, to realise the unimportance of time is the gate of wisdom. Bertrand Russell, philosopher

Though wisdom cannot be gotten for gold, still less can be gotten without it. Samuel Butler, poet

The most important lesson of New Labour is this: Every time we made progress we did it by challenging the conventional wisdom. Ed Miliband, politician

The pine stays green in winter... wisdom in hardship. Norman Douglas, writer

As much money and life as you could want! The two things most human beings would choose above all - the trouble is, humans do have a knack of choosing precisely those things that are worst for them. J.K. Rowling, novelist

If an idea is indeed sensible, it will eventually become just part of the accepted wisdom. Nigel Farage, politician

I see a wiser person than when I was younger: having babies, and passing 30, were the turning points. What women in their 40s - I am 39 - lack in gorgeousness, they make up for in wisdom. I love ageing, despite the drawbacks - thinner, drier skin. Thandie Newton, actress

It is much more difficult to measure nonperformance than performance. Harold S. Geneen, businessman

In seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it - thou art a fool. Lord Chesterfield, statesman

What is all wisdom save a collection of platitudes? Norman Douglas, writer

Man is only great when he acts from passion. Benjamin Disraeli, statesman

The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living, which are to be desired when dying. Norman Douglas, writer

A proverb is the wisdom of many and the wit of one. Lord John Russell, politician

Take the matter as you find it ask no questions, utter no remonstrances; it is your best wisdom. You expected bread and you have got a stone: break your teeth on it, and don't shriek because the nerves are martyrised; do not doubt that your mental stomach - if you have such a thing - is strong as an ostrich's; the stone will digest. You held out your hand for an egg, and fate put into it a scorpion. Show no consternation; close your fingers firmly upon the gift; let it sting through your palm. Never mind; in time, after your hand and arm have swelled and quivered long with torture, the squeezed scorpion will die, and you will have learned the great lesson how to endure without a sob. Charlotte Bronte, novelist

Angry people are not always wise. Jane Austen, writer

Now all the knowledge and wisdom that is in creatures, whether angels or men, is nothing else but a participation of that one eternal, immutable and increased wisdom of God. Ralph Cudworth, theologian

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French quotes

Quotes from French authors

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History is a set of lies agreed upon. Napoleon Bonaparte, leader

He is a hard man who is only just, and a sad one who is only wise. Voltaire (Fran, writer

Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to the praise that deceives them. Francois de la Rochefoucauld, writer

Wise people are foolish if they cannot adapt to foolish people. Michel de Montaigne, philosopher

The only one who is wiser than anyone is everyone. Napoleon Bonaparte, leader

The extreme limit of wisdom --that's what the public calls madness. Jean Cocteau, director

We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us. Marcel Proust, author

All human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope. Alexander Dumas, novelist

It is more easy to be wise for others than for ourselves. Francois de la Rochefoucauld, writer

It's the height of folly to want to be the only wise one. Francois de la Rochefoucauld, writer

We can be knowledgeable with other men's knowledge, but we cannot be wise with other men's wisdom. Michel de Montaigne, philosopher

The key to wisdom is this - constant and frequent questioning, for by doubting we are led to question and by questioning we arrive at the truth. Peter Abelard, philosopher

Be happy. It's one way of being wise. Sidonie Gabrielle Colette, novelist

Wisdom hath her excesses, and no less need of moderation than folly. Michel de Montaigne, philosopher

Everything I know I learned after I was thirty. Georges Clemenceau, leader

It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone. Francois de la Rochefoucauld, writer

More wisdom is latent in things as they are than in all the words men use. Antoine De SaintExupery, novelist

I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior. Hippolyte Taine, critic

Wisdom is a sacred communion. Victor Hugo, author

Contemplation and wisdom are highest achievements and man is not totally at home with them. Gabriel Marcel, philosopher

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Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes

Wise quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson, American poet

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Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

Adopt the pace of nature, her secret is patience. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

Most of the shadows of life are caused by standing in our own sunshine. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

Life is a festival only to the wise. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

The sum of wisdom is that time is never lost that is devoted to work. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

Wisdom is like electricity. There is no permanently wise man, but men capable of wisdom, who, being put into certain company, or other favorable conditions, become wise for a short time, as glasses rubbed acquire electric power for a while. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

Raphael paints wisdom; Handel sings it, Phidias carves it, Shakespeare writes it, Wren builds it, Columbus sails it, Luther preaches it, Washington arms it, Watt mechanizes it. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

There is a time when a man distinguishes the idea of felicity from the idea of wealth; it is the beginning of wisdom. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

Wisdom has its root in goodness, not goodness its root in wisdom. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

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Bible quotes

Sacred wisdom quotes from the Bible

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Wisdom is better than weapons of war. 9:18b, Ecclesiastes Bible,

Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom; and with all your getting get understanding. Bible,

He that walketh with wise men shall be wise. Bible,

In much wisdom is much grief; and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow. Bible,

The ear that heareth the reproof of life abideth among the wise. Proverbs 15: 31 Bible,

So teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts to wisdom. Bible,

The testimony of the Lord is sure making wise the simple. Psalms 19:7 Bible,

Wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of your times. Bible,

Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. 1 Corinthians 3:18-19 Bible,

Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gains understanding, for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold. She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her. Proverbs 3:13-15 Bible,

Through wisdom is a house built; and by understanding it is established; and by knowledge shall every room be filled with precious and pleasant riches. Bible,

The wisdom of a learned man comet by opportunity of leisure: and he that hath little business shall become wise. Ecclesiasticus 38:25 Bible,

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Charles Dickens quotes

Wise quotes by Charles Dickens, English novelist

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There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart. Charles Dickens, novelist

There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart. Charles Dickens, novelist

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George Bernard Shaw quotes

Wise quotes by George Bernard Shaw, Irish dramatist

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The only man I know who behaves sensibly is my tailor; he takes my measurements anew each time he sees me. The rest go on with their old measurements and expect me to fit them. George Bernard Shaw, dramatist

Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance. George Bernard Shaw, dramatist

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Mark Twain quotes

Wise quotes by Mark Twain, American author

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In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them. Mark Twain, author

A man never reaches that dizzy height of wisdom that he can no longer be lead by the nose. Mark Twain, author

Better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt. Mark Twain, author

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Plato quotes

Wise quotes by Plato, Greek philosopher

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Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something. Plato, philosopher

A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers. Plato, philosopher

The wisest have the most authority. Plato, philosopher

Wisdom alone is the science of others sciences. Plato, philosopher

Wisdom alone is the science of other sciences. Plato, philosopher

The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily. This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and of wisdom. Plato, philosopher

Knowledge without justice ought to be called cunning rather than wisdom. Plato, philosopher

Cunning... is but the low mimic of wisdom. Plato, philosopher

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Buddha quotes

Wise quotes by Buddha, Nepali leader

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Follow then the shining ones, the wise, the awakened, the loving, for they know how to work and forbear. Buddha, leader

As irrigators lead water where they want, as archers make their arrows straight, as carpenters carve wood, the wise shape their minds. Buddha, leader

To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him. Buddha, leader

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. Buddha, leader

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Nelson Mandela quotes

Wise quotes by Nelson Mandela, South African leader

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If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart. Nelson Mandela, statesman

A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. Nelson Mandela, statesman

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Albert Einstein quotes

Wise quotes by Albert Einstein, German physicist

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The only thing you absolutely have to know is the location of the library. Albert Einstein, physicist

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. Albert Einstein, physicist

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Confucius quotes

Wise quotes by Confucius, Chinese philosopher

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The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life. Confucius, philosopher

To know what you know and what you do not know, that is true knowledge. Confucius, philosopher

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest. Confucius, philosopher

The man of wisdom is never of two minds; the man of benevolence never worries; the man of courage is never afraid. Confucius, philosopher

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

When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps. Confucius, philosopher

There are three methods to gaining wisdom. The first is reflection, which is the highest. The second is limitation, which is the easiest. The third is experience, which is the bitterest. Confucius, philosopher

They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom. Confucius, philosopher

Speak the truth, do not yield to anger; give, if thou art asked for little; by these three steps thou wilt go near the gods. راست بگو، تسليم خشم نشو، اگر از تو كم خواستند ببخش؛ با اين سه به خدايان مي رسي Confucius, philosopher

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Lao Tzu quotes

Wise quotes by Lao Tzu, Chinese philosopher

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Remember: “The Best Fighter is Never Angry." Lao Tzu, philosopher

Deal with the big while it is still small. Lao Tzu, philosopher

Silence is a source of great strength. Lao Tzu, philosopher

Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment. Lao Tzu, philosopher

When the superior scholar hears of Tao, he diligently practises it. When the average scholar hears of Tao, he sometimes retains it, sometimes loses it. When the inferior scholar hears of Tao, he loudly laughs at it. Were it not thus ridiculed, it would not be worthy of the name of Tao. Lao Tzu, philosopher

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, philosopher

He who acts, spoils; he who grasps, lets slip. Lao Tzu, philosopher

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Part 7. Conclusion.

Best of 666 Wisdom Quotes. Wisdom quotes that are motivational and inspirational. Incredibly powerful words from most wise people ever lived to touch your mind.


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