Wisdom



Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people. -- Eleanor Roosevelt

A wise man cares not for what he cannot have. -- Italian Proverb

Who is wise? He who learns from everyone. -- Jewish Proverb

Learn from the mistakes of others. You can't live long enough to make them all yourself. -- Eleanor Roosevelt

Seek wisdom, not knowledge. Knowledge is of the past. Wisdom is of the future. -- Native American Proverb

A loving heart is the truest wisdom. -- Charles Dickens

Experience is the mother of wisdom. -- Polish Proverb

To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom. -- Bertrand Russell

It takes wisdom to be confused. -- Anonymous

All human wisdom is summed up in two words: wait and hope. -- Alexandre Dumas

Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself. -- Oprah Winfrey

Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living and the other helps you make a life. -- Sandra Carey

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

There are periods when to dare, is the highest wisdom. -- William Ellery Channing

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

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

Silence is a fence around wisdom. -- Hebrew proverb

A wise man learns from the mistakes of others; a fool by his own. -- Latin Proverb

True wisdom lies in gathering the precious things out of each day as it goes by. -- E. S. Bouton

The price of wisdom is above rubies. -- Anonymous

Read books, listen to tapes, attend seminars, they are decades of wisdom reduced to invaluable hours. -- Mark Victor Hansen

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

Science at best is not wisdom; it is knowledge. Wisdom is knowledge tempered with judgment. -- Peter Ritchie Calder

Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another. -- Decimus Junius Juvenal

Wisdom lies neither in fixity nor in change, but in the dialectic between the two. -- Octavio Paz

Wisdom denotes the pursuing of the best ends by the best means. -- Francis Hutcheson

Wisdom is learning from all your experience, which means maybe you don't make the same mistakes over and over again. And you're more tolerant. -- Jessica Tandy

If I don't have wisdom, I can teach you only ignorance. -- Leo F. Buscaqlia

In common and trivial matters we may act without motive, but in momentous ones the most careful deliberation is wisdom. -- W. Jay

Everything you do has secondary consequences. Considering secondary consequences is the hallmark of wisdom and the basis of all civilization. -- Brian Tracy

Wisdom is knowing when to speak your mind and when to mind your speech. -- Anonymous

Knowing others is wisdom. Knowing the self is enlightenment. -- Lao-Tzu

To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe. -- Marilyn Vos Savant

Proverbs are the wisdom of nations. -- Polish Proverb

Knowledge is power. Proper application of it is wisdom. -- Anonymous

Wisdom cannot be taught. It can only be learned. -- Anonymous

Wisdom without morality is like a ring without a gem. -- Jewish Proverb






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