Sunday, March 22, 2009

Wisdom Quotes

Like water in the desert is wisdom to the soul.

Memory is the mother of all wisdom.

Wisdom is a treasure, the key whereof is never lost.

Second thoughts are ever wiser.

Full wise is he that can himself know.

Never, no, never did Nature say one thing and Wisdom say another.

It is because the old have forgotten life that they preach wisdom.

Wisdom consists in being able to distinguish among dangers and make a choice of the least harmful.

Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.

Be happy. It's one way of being wise.

Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.

The real secret of patience is to find something to do in the meantime.

The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind.

Cleverness is not wisdom.

Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another. ~Juvenal, Satires

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.

A wise man can see more from the bottom of a well than a fool can from a mountain top. ~Author Unknown

I believe that all wisdom consists in caring immensely for a few right things, and not caring a straw about the rest. ~John Buchan

Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.
~Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The most valuable thing I have learned from life is to regret nothing.

Life appears to be too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrong.

Does wisdom perhaps appear on the earth as a raven which is inspired by the smell of carrion?
~Friedrich Nietzsche

Your key to freedom lies in your power to control your thoughts.

To teach is to touch a life forever.

The well bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves.

You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.

It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.

Wisdom is the never-failing granary of thought.

Wisdom and folly are equal before the face of Infinity, for Infinity knows them not.

There's little comfort in the wise.

Of all the forms of wisdom, hindsight is by general consent the least merciful, the most unforgiving.
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