A wise old owl sat on an oak; The more he saw the less he spoke; The less he spoke the more he heard; Why aren't we like that wise old bird?
Richards, Edward Hersey
Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it.
David Starr Jordan
Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.
To be satisfied with a little, is the greatest wisdom; and he that
increaseth his riches, increaseth his cares; but a contented mind is a hidden treasure, and trouble findeth it not.
In examinations, the foolish ask questions the wise cannot answer.
~ Oscar Wilde
Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
~ Albert Einstein
Wisdom thoroughly learned will never be forgotten.
Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life.
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.
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.
Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.
Wisdom alone is the science of other sciences.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.
Learning sleeps and snores in libraries, but wisdom is everywhere, wide awake, on tiptoe.
Patience is the companion of wisdom.
The doors of wisdom are never shut.
~ Benjamin Franklin
The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations.
The truest wisdom is a resolute determination.
There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart.
~ Charles Dickens
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
~ Immanuel Kant
Wisdom is what makes a poor man a king, a weak person powerful, a good generation of a bad one, a foolish man reasonable.
~ Irish Proverbs
Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.
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.
Before we acquire great power we must acquire wisdom to use it well.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
The wise have always said the same things, and fools, who are the majority have always done just the opposite.
~ Arthur Schopenhauer
Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.
~ Francis Bacon
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love,
compassion and forgiveness the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.
~ Dalai Lama
Be polite to all, but intimate with few.
~ Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)
The ear of the leader must ring with the voices of the people.
~ Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924)
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