Wisdom Quotes

By | November 16, 2016

A wise man learns by the mistakes of others, a fool by his own. – Latin Proverb

The more a man knows, the more he forgives. – Catherine the Great

Of all parts of wisdom the practice is the best. – John Tillotson

Wisdom is better than gold or silver. – German Proverb

By associating with wise people you will become wise yourself. – Menander

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

Measure a thousand times and cut once. – Turkish Proverb

One who understands much displays a greater simplicity of character than one who understands little. – Alexander Chase

A loving heart is the truest wisdom. – Charles Dickens

The wisdom of nations lies in their proverbs, which are brief and pithy. – William Penn

He has not learned the lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nature and wisdom never are at strife. – Plutarch

Silence does not always mark wisdom. – Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

The first step in the acquisition of wisdom is silence, the second listening, the third memory, the fourth practice, the fifth teaching others. – Solomon Ibn Gabriol

No man was ever wise by chance. – Seneca

The great lesson is that the sacred is in the ordinary, that it is to be found in one’s daily life, in one’s neighbors, friends and family, in one’s backyard. – Abraham Maslow

It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves. – Francois De La Rochefoucauld

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

The middle course is the best. – Cleobulus

Learn to hold loosely all that is not eternal. – A. Maude Royden

The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shore line of wonder. – Ralph W. Sockman

The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials. – Lin Yutang

Years teach us more than books. – Berthold Auerbach

The seat of knowledge is in the head, of wisdom, in the heart. – William Hazlitt

It is best to learn wisdom by the experience of others. – Latin Proverb

The wise man should be prepared for everything that does not lie within his control. – Pythagoras

The only medicine for suffering, crime, and all the other woes of mankind, is wisdom. – Thomas Huxley

How prone to doubt, how cautious are the wise!  – Homer

Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old; seek what they sought. – Matsuo Basho