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wisdom quotes (107)

Memory is the mother of all wisdom.
Aeschylus   Category: Wisdom

Of prosperity mortals can never have enough.
Aeschylus   Category: Wisdom

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   Category: Wisdom

Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.
Archimedes   Category: Wisdom

Patience is the companion of wisdom.
Saint Augustine   Category: Wisdom

A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
Francis Bacon   Category: Wisdom

Wise men make more opportunities than they find.
Francis Bacon   Category: Wisdom

I'd rather regret the things I've done than regret the things I haven't done.
Lucille Ball   Category: Wisdom

Good nature is worth more than knowledge, more than money, more than honor, to the persons who possess it.
Henry Ward Beecher   Category: Wisdom

We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.
Henry Ward Beecher   Category: Wisdom

Honesty is the rarest wealth anyone can possess, and yet all the honesty in the world ain't lawful tender for a loaf of bread.
Josh Billings   Category: Wisdom

Learning sleeps and snores in libraries, but wisdom is everywhere, wide awake, on tiptoe.
Josh Billings   Category: Wisdom

The wheel that squeaks the loudest is the one that gets the grease.
Josh Billings   Category: Wisdom

The truest wisdom is a resolute determination.
Napoleon Bonaparte   Category: Wisdom

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance - it is the illusion of knowledge.
Daniel J. Boorstin   Category: Wisdom

A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.
Robert Bulwer-Lytton   Category: Wisdom

A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew.
Herb Caen   Category: Wisdom

In seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it - thou art a fool.
Lord Chesterfield   Category: Wisdom

Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Wisdom

Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge   Category: Wisdom

Be happy. It's one way of being wise.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette   Category: Wisdom

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   Category: Wisdom

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

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

You can't sweep other people off their feet, if you can't be swept off your own.
Clarence Day   Category: Wisdom

There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart.
Charles Dickens   Category: Wisdom

Wise kings generally have wise counselors; and he must be a wise man himself who is capable of distinguishing one.
Diogenes   Category: Wisdom

The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Wisdom

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Wisdom

It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them.
Epictetus   Category: Wisdom

Cleverness is not wisdom.
Euripides   Category: Wisdom

The end of wisdom is to dream high enough to lose the dream in the seeking of it.
William Faulkner   Category: Wisdom

He who lives by the crystal ball soon learns to eat ground glass.
Edgar R. Fiedler   Category: Wisdom

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
Henry Ford   Category: Wisdom

A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.
Robert Frost   Category: Wisdom

You have to find out what's right for you, so it's trial and error. You are going to be all right if you accept realistic goals for yourself.
Teri Garr   Category: Wisdom

It is much more difficult to measure nonperformance than performance.
Harold S. Geneen   Category: Wisdom

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   Category: Wisdom

Wisdom stands at the turn in the road and calls upon us publicly, but we consider it false and despise its adherents.
Khalil Gibran   Category: Wisdom

The future has already arrived. It's just not evenly distributed yet.
William Gibson   Category: Wisdom

Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
Baltasar Gracian   Category: Wisdom

A mistake is simply another way of doing things.
Katharine Graham   Category: Wisdom

Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away.
Arthur Helps   Category: Wisdom

As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round.
Ben Hogan   Category: Wisdom

The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes   Category: Wisdom

Repeat anything often enough and it will start to become you.
Tom Hopkins   Category: Wisdom

Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone.
Horace   Category: Wisdom

Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.
Elbert Hubbard   Category: Wisdom

He dares to be a fool, and that is the first step in the direction of wisdom.
James Huneker   Category: Wisdom

The wisdom of the wise is an uncommon degree of common sense.
Dean Inge   Category: Wisdom

It is astonishing with how little wisdom mankind can be governed, when that little wisdom is its own.
William Ralph Inge   Category: Wisdom

Always keep an open mind and a compassionate heart.
Phil Jackson   Category: Wisdom

Wisdom is always an overmatch for strength.
Phil Jackson   Category: Wisdom

The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
William James   Category: Wisdom

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Thomas Jefferson   Category: Wisdom

Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.
David Starr Jordan   Category: Wisdom

If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
Michael Jordan   Category: Wisdom

Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.
Juvenal   Category: Wisdom

Perspective is worth 80 IQ points.
Alan Kay   Category: Wisdom

The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
Alan Kay   Category: Wisdom

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

If you want to be found stand where the seeker seeks.
Sidney Lanier   Category: Wisdom

Virtues are acquired through endeavor, which rests wholly upon yourself.
Sidney Lanier   Category: Wisdom

Wisdom is the quality that keeps you from getting into situations where you need it.
Doug Larson   Category: Wisdom

Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk.
Doug Larson   Category: Wisdom

Life is a travelling to the edge of knowledge, then a leap taken.
David Herbert Lawrence   Category: Wisdom

It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.
Walter Lippmann   Category: Wisdom

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   Category: Wisdom

Winners never quit and quitters never win.
Vince Lombardi   Category: Wisdom

Winning is not everything, but wanting to win is.
Vince Lombardi   Category: Wisdom