Wisdom Quotes



~Wonderful Wisdom Quotes~

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


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


"Wisdom begins at the end." Daniel Webster


~My Favorite Wisdom Quote~
"Patience is the companion of wisdom." St. Augustine


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


"Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it." David Star Jordan


"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


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


"The years teach much which the days never knew." Ralph Waldo Emerson



"A wise man can see more from the bottom of a well than a fool can from a mountain top." Author Unknown


"It is easier to find a score of men wise enough to discover the truth than to find one intrepid enough, in the face of opposition, to stand up for it." A.A. Hodge


"A child can ask questions that a wise man cannot answer."
Author Unknown


"A single conversation with a wise man is better than ten years of study." Chinese Proverb


"Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences." Norman Cousins


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


"Wisdom comes by disillusionment." George Santayana


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


"Some folks are wise and some are otherwise." Tobias Smollett


"Wisdom is ofttimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar."
William Wordsworth


"The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions." Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.


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


"The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool." William Shakespeare


"One must spend time in gathering knowledge to give it out richly."
Edward C. Steadman


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


"It is more easy to be wise for others than for ourselves."
François Duc de La Rochefoucauld


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