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Top 136 Inspirational Wisdom Quotes And Sayings

In this post, you will find Top 136 Inspirational Wisdom Quotes And Sayings.

 

Wisdom Quotes and Sayings

 

“Patience is the companion of wisdom.” – Saint Augustine

 

“With age comes common sense and wisdom.” – Nas

 

“Cleverness is not wisdom.” – Euripides

 

“Turn your wounds into wisdom.” – Oprah Winfrey

 

“Wisdom outweighs any wealth.” – Sophocles

 

“Wisdom begins in wonder.” – Socrates

 

“Wisdom begins at the end.” – Daniel Webster

 

“A loving heart is the truest wisdom.” – Charles Dickens

 

“Wisdom is knowing when you can’t be wise.” – Paul Engle

 

“Our happiness depends on wisdom all the way.” – Sophocles

 

“Wisdom alone is the science of other sciences.” – Plato

 

“Wisdom sails with wind and time.” – John Florio

 

“Memory is the mother of all wisdom.” – Aeschylus

 

“Discipline is wisdom and vice versa.” – M. Scott Peck

 

“No man was ever wise by chance.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

 

“Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.” – Jimi Hendrix

 

“Wise men make more opportunities than they find.” – Francis Bacon

 

“Be happy. It’s one way of being wise.” – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

 

“Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.” – Francis Bacon

 

“Wisdom is not attained by years, but by ability.” – Plautus

 

“Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.” – Alfred Lord Tennyson

 

“Cunning… is but the low mimic of wisdom.” – Plato

 

“Wisdom comes alone through suffering.” – Aeschylus

 

“Silence is true wisdom’s best reply.” – Euripides

 

“What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?” – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

 

“From the errors of others, a wise man corrects his own.” – Publilius Syrus

 

“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” – Thomas Jefferson

 

“Who is wise in love, love most, say least.” – Alfred Lord Tennyson

 

“Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences.” – Norman Cousins

 

“To keep your secret is wisdom; but to expect others to keep it is folly.” – Samuel Johnson

 

“Man’s wisdom is his best friend; folly his worst enemy.” – William Temple

 

“Wisdom is found only in truth.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

“To profit from good advice requires more wisdom than to give it.” – Wilson Mizner

 

“If I don’t have wisdom, I can teach you only ignorance.” – Leo Buscaglia

 

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

 

“Strength and wisdom are not opposing values.” – William J. Clinton

 

“There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart.” – Charles Dickens

 

“Sciences may be learned by rote, but wisdom not.” – Laurence Sterne

 

“Much wisdom often goes with fewest words.” – Sophocles

 

“We all admire the wisdom of people who come to us for advice.” – Arthur Helps

 

“Follow your instincts. That’s where true wisdom manifests itself.” – Oprah Winfrey

 

“Begin now to be what you will be hereafter.” – Saint Jerome

 

“The wise man hath his thoughts in his head; the fool, on his tongue.” – Ivan Panin

 

“You have as much laughter as you have faith.” – Martin Luther

 

“Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.” – Lao Tzu

 

“The brain is wider than the sky.” – Emily Dickinson

 

“Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.” – Sophocles

 

“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” – Socrates

 

“The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.” – William Blake

 

“Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.” – Immanuel Kant

 

“All human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope.” – Alexandre Dumas

 

“Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom.” – Euripides

 

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

 

“Counsel woven into the fabric of real life is wisdom.” – Walter Benjamin

 

“In life, all good things come hard, but wisdom is the hardest to come by.” – Lucille Ball

 

“I actually think with age comes some level of wisdom.” – Nina Totenberg

 

“The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

 

“Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.” – Aesop

 

“Wisdom is knowledge which has become a part of one’s being.” – Orison Swett Marden

 

“The truest wisdom is a resolute determination.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

 

“The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

 

“The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotation.” – Isaac D’Israeli

 

“Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.” – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

 

“I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be.” – Thomas Jefferson

 

“Some of the best lessons we ever learn are learned from past mistakes. The error of the past is the wisdom and success of the future.” – Dale Turner

 

“If suffering brings wisdom, I would wish to be less wise.” – William Butler Yeats

 

“The sum of wisdom is that time is never lost that is devoted to work.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

“To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future.” – Plutarch

 

“When you’re used to being prepared to reject conventional wisdom, it leaves you open to learn more.” – Mayim Bialik

 

“Losing faith in your own singularity is the start of wisdom, I suppose; also, the first announcement of death.” – Peter Conrad

 

“Genius unrefined resembles a flash of lightning, but wisdom is like the sun.” – Franz Grillparzer

 

“There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so; but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool.” – Francis Bacon

 

“The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

“Remembering is painful, it’s difficult, but it can be inspiring and it can give wisdom.” – Paul Greengrass

 

“There’s a beauty to wisdom and experience that cannot be faked. It’s impossible to be mature without having lived.” – Amy Grant

 

“A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.” – Moliere

 

“Wisdom is nothing but a preparation of the soul, a capacity, a secret art of thinking, feeling and breathing thoughts of unity at every moment of life.” – Herman Hesse

 

“We must expect reverses, even defeats. They are sent to teach us wisdom and prudence, to call forth greater energies, and to prevent our falling into greater disasters.” – Robert E. Lee

 

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

 

“Even when you have doubts, take that step. Take chances. Mistakes are never a failure – they can be turned into wisdom.” – Cat Cora

 

“The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.” – Benjamin Franklin

 

“Wisdom is a kind of knowledge. It is knowledge of the nature, career, and consequences of human values.” – Sidney Hook

 

“Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad.” – Brian O’Driscoll

 

“It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.” – Henry David Thoreau

 

“Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself.” – Khalil Gibran

 

“Wisdom is the abstract of the past, but beauty is the promise of the future.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

 

“We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.” – George Bernard Shaw

 

“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

 

“To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.” – Marilyn vos Savant

 

“Wisdom lies neither in fixity nor in change, but in the dialectic between the two. A constant coming and going: wisdom lies in the momentary.” – Octavio Paz

 

“True wisdom listens more, talks less and can get along with all types of people.” – Kiana Tom

 

“Wisdom is oftentimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar.” – William Wordsworth

 

“Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.” – Epicurus

 

“It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them.” – Epictetus

 

“Whenever you argue with another wiser than yourself in order that others may admire your wisdom, they will discover your ignorance.” – Saadi

 

“Wisdom is the power to put our time and our knowledge to the proper use.” – Thomas J. Watson

 

“Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.” – Confucius

 

“Earthly wisdom is doing what comes naturally. Godly wisdom is doing what the Holy Spirit compels us to do.” – Charles Stanley

 

“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” – Reinhold Niebuhr

 

“In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.” – Ansel Adams

 

“This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

“Great wisdom is generous; petty wisdom is contentious. Great speech is impassioned, small speech cantankerous.” – Zhuangzi

 

“We respect our elders. There is wisdom that comes from experience, and I am not going to stop learning from wise counsel.” – Marcia Fudge

 

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

 

“Lord, bless me with the ability to achieve all that I can, and the wisdom to realize it doesn’t all have to be by tomorrow!” – William Eardley IV

 

“You can practice to attain knowledge, but you can’t practice to attain wisdom.” – Herbie Hancock

 

“We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success. We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.” – Samuel Smiles

 

“I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in my life. And I am horribly limited.” – Sylvia Plath

 

“The difference between a wise and foolish man is this–the former sees much, thinks much, and speaks little; but the latter speaks more than he either sees or thinks.” – William Scott Downey

 

“If you take risks and face your fate with dignity, there is nothing you can do that makes you small; if you don’t take risks, there is nothing you can do that makes you grand, nothing.” – Nassim Nicholas Taleb

 

“Those who improve with age embrace the power of personal growth and personal achievement and begin to replace youth with wisdom, innocence with understanding, and lack of purpose with self-actualization.” – Bo Bennett

 

“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” – Roald Dahl

 

“I think it’s nice to age gracefully. OK, you lose the youth, a certain stamina and dewy glow, but what you gain on the inside as a human being is wonderful: the wisdom, the acceptance and the peace of mind. It’s a fair exchange.” – Cherie Lunghi

 

“Abandon yourself to the moment, and you will find every day new openings, new light, new insight. And those new insights will go on changing you. One day, suddenly you will see you are each moment new.” – Osho

 

“The final wisdom of life requires not the annulment of incongruity but the achievement of serenity within and above it.” – Reinhold Niebuhr

 

“Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life – in firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do as well as to talk; and to make our words and actions all of a color.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

 

“He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.” – Aeschylus

 

“Wisdom comes with the ability to be still. Just look and just listen. No more is needed. Being still, looking, and listening activates the non-conceptual intelligence within you. Let stillness direct your words and actions.” – Eckhart Tolle

 

“Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.” – Buddha

 

“The best way to obtain truth and wisdom is not to ask from books, but to go to God in prayer, and obtain divine teaching.” – Joseph Smith, Jr.

 

“Hatred is corrosive of a person’s wisdom and conscience; the mentality of enmity can poison a nation’s spirit, instigate brutal life and death struggles, destroy a society’s tolerance and humanity, and block a nation’s progress to freedom and democracy.” – Liu Xiaobo

 

“There are three methods to gaining wisdom. The first is reflection, which is the highest. The second is limitation, which is the easiest. The third is experience, which is the bitterest.” – Confucius

 

“If you seek tranquility, do less. Or do what’s essential – what the logos of a social being requires, and in the requisite way. Which brings a double satisfaction: to do less, better. Because most of what we say and do is not essential. If you can eliminate it, you’ll have more time, and more tranquility. Ask yourself at every moment, ‘Is this necessary?’” – Marcus Aurelius

 

“The gateways to wisdom and learning are always open, and more and more I am choosing to walk through them. Barriers, blocks, obstacles, and problems are personal teachers giving me the opportunity to move out of the past and into the Totality of Possibilities.” – Louise L. Hay

 

“Success or failure depends more upon attitude than upon capacity successful men act as though they have accomplished or are enjoying something. Soon it becomes a reality. Act, look, feel successful, conduct yourself accordingly, and you will be amazed at the positive results.” – William James

 

“Wisdom and understanding can only become the possession of individual men by traveling the old road of observation, attention, perseverance, and industry.” – Samuel Smiles

 

“The older I get the more wisdom I find in the ancient rule of taking first things first. A process which often reduces the most complex human problem to a manageable proportion.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

 

“Sometimes I am happy and sometimes not. I am, after all, a human being, you know. And I am glad that we are sometimes happy and sometimes not. You get your wisdom working by having different emotions.” – Yoko Ono

 

“Wisdom allows nothing to be good that will not be so forever; no man to be happy but he that needs no other happiness than what he has within himself; no man to be great or powerful that is not master of himself.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

 

“I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.” – Helen Keller

 

The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue center light pop and everybody goes “Awww!”. – Jack Kerouac

 

“No matter what challenges or setbacks and disappointments you may encounter along the way, you will find true success and happiness if you have only one goal. There really is only one. And that is this: to fulfill the highest most truthful expression of yourself as a human being. You want to max out your humanity by using your energy to lift yourself up, your family and the people around you.” – Oprah Winfrey

 

“The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention… A loving silence often has far more power to heal and to connect than the most well-intentioned words.” – Rachel Naomi Remen

 

“One of the most spiritual things you can do is embrace your humanity. Connect with those around you today. Say, “I love you”, “I’m sorry”, “I appreciate you”, “I’m proud of you” …whatever you’re feeling. Send random texts, write a cute note, embrace your truth and share it…cause a smile today for someone else…and give plenty of hugs.” – Steve Maraboli

 

“I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right. It’s just that the translations have gone wrong.” – John Lennon

 

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