Wisdom - Quotes

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Wisdom leads the soul to the place of God.

Sextus

All human wisdom is summed up in these two words, - `Wait and hope.`

Alexandre Dumas

We can only know that we know nothing. And that`s the highest degree of human wisdom.

Leo Tolstoy

Wisdom, compassion and courage - these are the three universally recognized moral qualities of man.

Confucius

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.

Thomas Jefferson

Silence is the sleep which nourishes wisdom.

Francis Bacon

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.

Isaac Asimov

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

Elbert Hubbard

Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power; religion gives man wisdom which is control. Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values. The two are not rivals. They are complementary.

Martin Luther King

Learning sleeps and snores in libraries, but wisdom is everywhere, wide awake, on tiptoe.

Josh Billings

The most manifest sign of wisdom is continued cheerfulness.

Michel de Montaigne

A great memory is never made synonymous with wisdom, any more than a dictionary would be called a treatise.

John Henry Newman

Seeing, contrary to popular wisdom, isn't believing. It's where belief stops, because it isn't needed any more.

Terry Pratchett

If you succeed in judging yourself rightly, then you are indeed a man of true wisdom.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

To know how to grow old is the master-work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living.

Henri-Frédéric Amiel

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