Quotations on Wisdom

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The key to wisdom is this - constant and frequent questioning, for by doubting we are led to question and by questioning we arrive at the truth.
- Peter Abelard
(Keywords: Wisdom, Truth, Key, Question, Questioning)

Wisdom and penetration are the fruit of experience, not the lessons of retirement and leisure. Great necessities call out great virtues.
- Abigail Adams
(Keywords: Wisdom, Experience, Leisure, Retirement)

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

Animals, in their generation, are wiser than the sons of men; but their wisdom is confined to a few particulars, and lies in a very narrow compass.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Wisdom, Men, Animals, Lies, Sons)

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
(Keywords: Wisdom, God, Heart, Despair, Forget, Grace, Pain, Sleep, Will)

Wisdom comes alone through suffering.
- Aeschylus
(Keywords: Wisdom, Suffering)

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

Memory is the mother of all wisdom.
- Aeschylus
(Keywords: Wisdom, Mother, Memory)

After all my possessions had been burned, God gave me the wisdom to return to Jerusalem.
- Shmuel Y. Agnon
(Keywords: Wisdom, God, Possessions)

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.
- Akhenaton
(Keywords: Wisdom, Mind, Treasure, Trouble)

True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubteth not; he knoweth all things but his own ignorance.
- Akhenaton
(Keywords: Wisdom, Folly, Fool, Ignorance, Man, Mind)

Doubt the conventional wisdom unless you can verify it with reason and experiment.
- Steve Albini
(Keywords: Wisdom, Doubt, Reason)

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)

This land, which we have watered with our tears and our blood, is now our mother country, and we are well satisfied to stay where wisdom abounds and gospel is free.
- Richard V. Allen
(Keywords: Wisdom, Mother, Blood, Country, Land, Now, Tears)

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)

To know one's self is wisdom, but not to know one's neighbors is genius.
- Minna Antrim
(Keywords: Wisdom, Genius, Neighbors, Self)

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)

A man may learn wisdom even from a foe.
- Aristophanes
(Keywords: Wisdom, Man, May)

The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Wisdom, Virtue, Justice, Moderation)

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
(Keywords: Wisdom, Being, Choice, Excellence, Lying, Man, Reason, State)

The current wisdom now is that if the three networks are covering the news the same way the difference is the anchor people. I think that won't be true in the future.
- Roone Arledge
(Keywords: Wisdom, People, Difference, Future, News, Now)

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)

Central banks don't have divine wisdom. They try to do the best analysis they can and must be prepared to stand or fall by the quality of that analysis.
- Mary Kay Ash
(Keywords: Wisdom, Quality, Banks)

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)

Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance.
- Francis of Assisi
(Keywords: Wisdom, Fear, Charity, Ignorance)

The Relation we bear to the Wisdom of the Father, the Son of His Love, gives us indeed a dignity which otherwise we have no pretence to. It makes us something, something considerable even in God's Eyes.
- Mary Astell
(Keywords: Wisdom, Love, Father, Son, God, Dignity, Eyes)

Unhappy is that Grandeur which makes us too great to be good; and that Wit which sets us at a distance from true Wisdom.
- Mary Astell
(Keywords: Wisdom, Wit)

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)

Patience is the companion of wisdom.
- Saint Augustine
(Keywords: Wisdom, Patience)

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)

Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.
- Francis Bacon
(Keywords: Wisdom, Silence, Sleep)

A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
- Francis Bacon
(Keywords: Wisdom, Question)

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)

Kindness is wisdom.
- Philip James Bailey
(Keywords: Wisdom, Kindness)

In life, all good things come hard, but wisdom is the hardest to come by.
- Lucille Ball
(Keywords: Wisdom, Life)

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 am thinking of taking a fifth wife. Why not? Solomon had a thousand wives and he is a synonym for wisdom.
- John Barrymore
(Keywords: Wisdom, Wife, Thinking, Wives)

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)

And I pray thee, loving Jesus, that as Thou hast graciously given me to drink in with delight the words of Thy knowledge, so Thou wouldst mercifully grant me to attain one day to Thee, the fountain of all wisdom and to appear forever before Thy face.
- Venerable Bede
(Keywords: Wisdom, Knowledge, Day, Delight, Words)

What we call wisdom is the result of all the wisdom of past ages. Our best institutions are like young trees growing upon the roots of the old trunks that have crumbled away.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Wisdom, Old, Past, Result, Trees)

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

We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom.
- Stephen Vincent Benet
(Keywords: Wisdom, Power, Thought)

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)

To light one candle to God and another to the Devil is the principle of wisdom.
- Jose Bergamin
(Keywords: Wisdom, God, Devil, Light)

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)

The result showed the wisdom of your orders.
- John Bigelow
(Keywords: Wisdom, Result)

Wisdom has never made a bigot, but learning has.
- Josh Billings
(Keywords: Wisdom, Learning)



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