Quotations on Wisdom

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In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.
- Ansel Adams
(Keywords: Experience, Time, Wisdom, Exploration)

It is good even for old men to learn wisdom.
- Aeschylus
(Keywords: Men, Wisdom, Old)

The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.
- James Allen
(Keywords: Power, Wisdom, Success, Influence, Jewels, Man, Mind)

Let us be about setting high standards for life, love, creativity, and wisdom. If our expectations in these areas are low, we are not likely to experience wellness. Setting high standards makes every day and every decade worth looking forward to.
- Greg Anderson
(Keywords: Experience, Life, Love, Wisdom, Creativity, Wellness, Day, Expectations, Worth)

I keep my friends as misers do their treasure, because, of all the things granted us by wisdom, none is greater or better than friendship.
- Pietro Aretino
(Keywords: Friendship, Wisdom, Misers, Treasure)

Humility is the only true wisdom by which we prepare our minds for all the possible changes of life.
- George Arliss
(Keywords: Life, Wisdom, Humility)

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
- Isaac Asimov
(Keywords: Life, Science, Society, Wisdom, Knowledge, Right)

Although it has been said by men of more wit than wisdom, and perhaps more malice than either, that women are naturally incapable of acting prudently, or that they are necessarily determined to folly, I must by no means grant it.
- Mary Astell
(Keywords: Men, Women, Wisdom, Acting, Folly, Malice, Wit)

We learned in World War II that no single nation holds a monopoly on wisdom, morality or right to power, but that we must fight for the weak and promote democracy.
- Joe Baca
(Keywords: War, Power, Wisdom, Morality, Democracy, Fight, Nation, Right, World, World war)

There is a wisdom in this beyond the rules of physic: a man's own observation what he finds good of and what he finds hurt of is the best physic to preserve health.
- Francis Bacon
(Keywords: Health, Wisdom, Hurt, Man, Observation, Rules)

The motto of chivalry is also the motto of wisdom; to serve all, but love only one.
- Honore de Balzac
(Keywords: Love, Wisdom, Chivalry)

Wisdom is that apprehension of heavenly things to which the spirit rises through love.
- Honore de Balzac
(Keywords: Love, Wisdom, Spirit)

I gave my beauty and my youth to men. I am going to give my wisdom and experience to animals.
- Brigitte Bardot
(Keywords: Beauty, Experience, Wisdom, Men, Animals, Youth)

I'm not a money manager, but I can tell you what the conventional wisdom is. The younger you are, the more risk you can take on.
- Maria Bartiromo
(Keywords: Money, Wisdom, Manager, Risk)

Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
- Ludwig van Beethoven
(Keywords: Music, Wisdom, Philosophy)

The art of storytelling is reaching its end because the epic side of truth, wisdom, is dying out.
- Walter Benjamin
(Keywords: Art, Wisdom, Truth, Dying, End)

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
(Keywords: Age, Power, Wisdom, Achievement, Growth, Purpose, Innocence, Personal growth, Self, Understanding, Youth)

Experience - the wisdom that enables us to recognise in an undesirable old acquaintance the folly that we have already embraced.
- Ambrose Bierce
(Keywords: Experience, Wisdom, Acquaintance, Folly, Old)

What is the price of experience? Do men buy it for a song? Or wisdom for a dance in the street? No, it is bought with the price of all the man hath, his house, his wife, his children.
- William Blake
(Keywords: Men, Wisdom, Wife, Dance, Experience, Children, Man, Song)

The study of history is the beginning of political wisdom.
- Jean Bodin
(Keywords: History, Wisdom, Beginning, Study)

The ultimate wisdom which deals with beginnings, remains locked in a seed. There it lies, the simplest fact of the universe and at the same time the one which calls faith rather than reason.
- Hal Borland
(Keywords: Faith, Time, Wisdom, Beginnings, Deals, Fact, Lies, Reason, Universe)

Man is wise and constantly in quest of more wisdom; but the ultimate wisdom, which deals with beginnings, remains locked in a seed. There it lies, the simplest fact of the universe and at the same time the one which calls forth faith rather than reason.
- Hal Borland
(Keywords: Faith, Time, Wisdom, Beginnings, Deals, Fact, Lies, Man, Quest, Reason, Universe)

Imagination allows us to escape the predictable. It enables us to reply to the common wisdom that we cannot soar by saying, "Just watch!"
- Bill Bradley
(Keywords: Imagination, Wisdom, Saying)

If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner.
- Omar N. Bradley
(Keywords: Technology, Wisdom, May, Prudence)

The world has achieved brilliance without wisdom, power without conscience. Our is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants.
- Omar N. Bradley
(Keywords: Power, Wisdom, Conscience, Giants, World)

Evil can be a teacher, if you look at the wisdom of its negative power.
- Tom Brown, Jr.
(Keywords: Power, Wisdom, Negative, Evil)

To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.
- Buddha
(Keywords: Happiness, Peace, Wisdom, Family, Health, Control, Discipline, Virtue, First, Man, Mind, Will)

A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew.
- Herb Caen
(Keywords: Time, Wisdom, First, Man)

In the long-run every Government is the exact symbol of its People, with their wisdom and unwisdom; we have to say, Like People like Government.
- Thomas Carlyle
(Keywords: Government, Wisdom, People, Symbol)

Instead of looking at life as a narrowing funnel, we can see it ever widening to choose the things we want to do, to take the wisdom we've learned and create something.
- Liz Carpenter
(Keywords: Life, Wisdom, Want)

As far as feeling freedom in my career now versus five years ago... I think if I feel any more free it's simply because of the experiences that I've had, and the wisdom I've accumulated from that time.
- Mary Chapin Carpenter
(Keywords: Time, Wisdom, Career, Feeling, Freedom, Now, Years)

Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. People have the right to expect that these wants will be provided for by this wisdom.
- Jimmy Carter
(Keywords: Government, Wisdom, People, Right, Will)

In seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it - thou art a fool.
- Lord Chesterfield
(Keywords: Art, Wisdom, Fool)

Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers. In the perfect stranger we perceive man himself; the image of a God is not disguised by resemblances to an uncle or doubts of wisdom of a mustache.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Keywords: Men, Wisdom, God, Man, Strangers, Talk)

Rightly defined philosophy is simply the love of wisdom.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Keywords: Love, Wisdom, Philosophy)

To suppose more than one supreme Source of infinite wisdom, power, and all perfections, is to assert that there is no supreme Being in existence.
- Adam Clarke
(Keywords: Power, Wisdom, Being, Existence, Infinite)

Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.
- Confucius
(Keywords: Men, Wisdom, Courage, Compassion)

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
(Keywords: Experience, Wisdom, First, Reflection)

They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
- Confucius
(Keywords: Happiness, Wisdom, Change)

Come, come, leave business to idlers, and wisdom to fools: they have need of 'em: wit be my faculty, and pleasure my occupation, and let father Time shake his glass.
- William Congreve
(Keywords: Business, Time, Wisdom, Father, Occupation, Pleasure, Wit)

Losing faith in your own singularity is the start of wisdom, I suppose; also the first announcement of death.
- Peter Conrad
(Keywords: Death, Faith, Wisdom, First, Losing)

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. It may not be difficult to store up in the mind a vast quantity of face within a comparatively short time, but the ability to form judgments requires the severe discipline of hard work and the tempering heat of experience and maturity.
- Calvin Coolidge
(Keywords: Experience, Wisdom, Work, Time, Knowledge, Discipline, Ability, Hard work, Maturity, May, Mind, Quantity)

Raising children is an incredibly hard and risky business in which no cumulative wisdom is gained: each generation repeats the mistakes the previous one made.
- Bill Cosby
(Keywords: Business, Wisdom, Children, Mistakes)

Your art kind of changes as you get older, by nature of the fact that you're hopefully gaining wisdom and you're starting to watch things with a better overview.
- Sheryl Crow
(Keywords: Art, Nature, Wisdom, Fact)

Science is always discovering odd scraps of magical wisdom and making a tremendous fuss about its cleverness.
- Aleister Crowley
(Keywords: Science, Wisdom, Cleverness)

I always prayed that God would give me the wisdom and the vision to do the things on this earth that I was supposed to do to express His life and love and His will.
- Billy Ray Cyrus
(Keywords: Life, Love, Wisdom, God, Vision, Earth, Will)

The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotation.
- Isaac D'Israeli
(Keywords: Experience, Wisdom, May, Quotation)

This age thinks better of a gilded fool Than of a threadbare saint in wisdom's school.
- Thomas Dekker
(Keywords: Age, Wisdom, Fool, School)

Our bodies are at once the receiving and transmitting stations for life itself. It is the highest wisdom to recognize this fact and train our bodies to render them sensitive and responsive to nature. art and religion.
- Ruth St. Denis
(Keywords: Art, Life, Religion, Wisdom, Nature, Fact)

The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations.
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Keywords: Experience, Wisdom, Quotations)



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