Wisdom Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Wisdom quotes and Wisdom sayings, and Wisdom proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"Wisdom begins at the end. "

Daniel Webster

"Applause is a receipt, not a bill."

Dale Carnegie

"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. "

Confucius

"When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps. "

Confucius

"Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men. "

Confucius

"Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it. "

Colin Powell

"The chief condition on which, life, health and vigor depend on, is action. It is by action that an organism develops its faculties, increases its energy, and attains the fulfillment of its destiny. "

Colin Powell

"How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone. "

Coco Chanel

"After many years of great mercy, after tasting of the powers of the world to come, we still are so weak, so foolish; but, oh! when we get away from self to God, there all is truth and purity and holiness, and our heart finds peace, wisdom, completeness, delight, joy, victory. "

Charles Spurgeon

"Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom."

Charles Spurgeon

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

Charles Dickens

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

Carl Jung

"Nothing that you have not given away will ever be really yours. "

C. S. Lewis

"I am not the first Buddha who came upon Earth, nor shall I be the last. In due time, another Buddha will arise in the world – a Holy One, a supremely enlightened One, endowed with wisdom in conduct, auspicious, knowing the universe, an incomparable leader of men, a master of angels and mortals."

Buddha

"Let my skin and sinews and bones dry up, together with all the flesh and blood of my body! I welcome it! But I will not move from this spot until I have attained the supreme and final wisdom."

Buddha

"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

"Both in thought and in feeling, even though time be real, to realise the unimportance of time is the gate of wisdom."

Bertrand Russell

"Those who govern, having much business on their hands, do not generally like to take the trouble of considering and carrying into execution new projects. The best public measures are therefore seldom adopted from previous wisdom, but forced by the occasion."

Benjamin Franklin

"The doors of wisdom are never shut."

Benjamin Franklin

"Without freedom of thought, there can be no such thing as wisdom – and no such thing as public liberty without freedom of speech."

Benjamin Franklin

"There are three faithful friends – an old wife, an old dog, and ready money."

Benjamin Franklin

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

Benjamin Franklin

"The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations."

Benjamin Disraeli

"Man is only great when he acts from passion."

Benjamin Disraeli

"The truth is not for all men, but only for those who seek it."

Ayn Rand

"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone."

Audrey Hepburn

"In action a great heart is the chief qualification. In work, a great head."

Arthur Schopenhauer

"It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important."

Arthur Conan Doyle

"The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom."

Aristotle

"Excellence, then, is a state concerned with choice, lying in a mean, relative to us, this being determined by reason and in the way in which the man of practical wisdom would determine it."

Aristotle

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