Wisdom Quotes

 The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent….

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.

Carl Sagan

I’m interested in the fact that the less secure a man is, the more likely he is to have extreme prejudice.

Clint Eastwood

We boil at different degrees.

Clint Eastwood

The real problem is not why some pious, humble, believing people suffer, but why some do not.

C. S. Lewis

If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.

Dalai Lama

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.

Mother Teresa

Wisdom comes with winters.

Oscar Wilde

Great hearts steadily send forth the secret forces that incessantly draw great events.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

People with great gifts are easy to find, but symmetrical and balanced ones never.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our admiration of the antique is not admiration of the old, but of the natural.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The reason why the world lacks unity, and lies broken and in heaps, is, because man is disunited with himself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wisdom has its root in goodness, not goodness its root in wisdom.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.


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


He who is not just is severe, he who is not wise is sad.


He is a hard man who is only just, and a sad one who is only wise.


Wisdom comes by disillusionment.

George Santayana

We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.

George Bernard Shaw

The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.

Benjamin Franklin

There is a wisdom of the head, and… a wisdom of the heart.

Charles Dickens

Wisdom is nothing more than healed pain.

Robert Gary Lee

We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom.

Stephen Vincent Benet

Wisdom outweighs any wealth.


Wisdom is humble that he knows no more.

William Cowper

Don’t gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold…

Bob Marley

Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.


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


Memory is the mother of all wisdom.

Samuel Johnson

Trouble brings experience, and experience brings wisdom.


Some folks are wise and some are otherwise.

Tobias Smollett

Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.

Immanuel Kant

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

William Wordsworth

Giving advice is sometimes only showing our wisdom at the expense of others.

Anthony Shaftesbury

Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child.

Ron Wild

Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right.

Thomas Paine

He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.

Marcus Aurelius

Let us act on what we have, since we have not what we wish.

John Henry Newman

The higher we are placed, the more humbly we should walk.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.

Walt Disney

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn’t be done.

Amelia Earhart

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.

Max De Pree

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.

Lao Tzu

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.

Jim Rohn

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.


A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.

John C. Maxwell

It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.

Henry David Thoreau

Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable.

Franz Kafka

A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.

Nelson Mandela

Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.

George Bernard Shaw

The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.

William Arthur Ward

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.


Be as you wish to seem.


Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.

Carl Jung

Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is mangiven. Be grateful. Conceit is selfgiven. Be careful.

John Wooden

It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it. 

Maurice Switzer

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

William Shakespeare

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

Mark Twain

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.


It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.


Turn your wounds into wisdom.

Oprah Winfrey

Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.

Isaac Asimov

Angry people are not always wise.

Jane Austen

Any fool can know. The point is to understand.

Albert Einstein

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

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 Starr Jordan

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

Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.

Juvenal, Satires

I believe that all wisdom consists in caring immensely for a few right things, and not caring a straw about the rest.

John Buchan

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 is the quality that keeps you from getting into situations where you need it.

Doug Larson

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.

Alfred Lord Tennyson

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

William James

Knowledge is learning something every day. Wisdom is letting go of something every day.

Zen Proverb

We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.

Francois De La Rochefoucauld

When the wisdom speaks, be silent. Do not waste your candle when the sun is there.

Mehmet Murat Ildan

Knowledge is a process of piling up facts,wisdom lies in their simplification.

Martin H. Fischer

Common-sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

No man was ever wise by chance.


We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.

George Bernard Shaw

Wisdom is not the purchase of a day, and it is no wonder that we should err at the first setting off.

Thomas Paine

To realise the unimportance of time is the gate of wisdom.

Bertrand Russell

Good people are good because they’ve come to wisdom through failure.

William Saroyan

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