The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.
Wisdom is meaningless until your own experience has given it meaning and there is wisdom in the selection of wisdom.
The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.
True Wisdom Lies in Gathering the precious things out of each day as it goes by.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfful to seek other than itself.
The wise man does not lay up his own treasures. The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.
We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take us or spare us.
Seek always, for by looking for one thing you will surely find another - this is the path to wisdom.
To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.
We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it and stop there; lest we be like the cat that sits on a hot stove-lid; he will never sit on a hot stove-lid again -- and that is well; but also she will never sit on a cold one anymore.
Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification.
Those who wish to appear wise among fools, among the wise seem foolish.
Wise men talk because they have something to say fools, because they have to say something.
The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.
The wise man always throws himself on the side of his assailants. It is more his interest than it is theirs to find his weak point.
The wise man in the storm prays God, not for safety from danger, but for deliverance from fear.
The wisest person is not the one who has the fewest failures but the one who turns failures to best account.
Like an ability or a muscle, hearing your inner wisdom is strengthened by doing it.
Wisdom is nothing more than healed pain.
Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child.
Patience is the companion of wisdom.
Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.
We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success. We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
Practical wisdom is only to be learned in the school of experience. Precepts and instruction are useful so far as they go, but, without the discipline of real life, they remain of the nature of theory only.
Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life.
Wisdom is perishable. Unlike information or knowledge, it cannot be stored in a computer or recorded in a book. It expires with each passing generation.
Wisdom begins in wonder.
I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.
The truly generous is the truly wise, and he who loves not others, lives unblest.
The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations.
There is this difference between happiness and wisdom, that he that thinks himself the happiest man really is so; but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool.
Wisdom outweighs any wealth.
Where is the Life we have lost in living? Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?
Too many wish to be happy before becoming wise.
Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich.
Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.
Who is a wise man? He who learns of all men.
Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.
No man is wise enough by himself.
He that never changes his opinions, never corrects his mistakes, will never be wiser on the morrow than he is today.
Not by age but by capacity is wisdom acquired.
A wise man can see more from the bottom of a well than a fool can from a mountain top.
These days people seek knowledge, not wisdom. Knowledge is of the past, wisdom is of the future.
All search is vain, until we begin to perceive that wisdom is within ourselves … then we may know the sun is rising, that the morning is breaking for us.
Good people are good because they've come to wisdom through failure.
The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.
Wise are they who have learned these truths: Trouble is temporary. Time is tonic. Tribulation is a test tube.
Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much; Wisdom is humble that he knows no more.
I not only use all the brains that I have but all that I can borrow.
One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything.
The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.
It's not good for all of our wishes to be fulfilled. Through sickness, we recognize the value of health; through evil, the value of good; through hunger, the value of food; through exertion, the value of rest.
There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance -- that principle is contempt prior to investigation.
Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.
The wise man does at once what the fool does finally.
The fool wonders, the wise man asks.
A loving heart is the truest wisdom.
A loving heart is the truest wisdom.
Wisdom denotes the pursuing of the best ends by the best means.
The wisest mind has something yet to learn.
It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
Force without wisdom falls of its own weight.
A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
It is not white hair that engenders wisdom.
Silence and reserve will give anyone a reputation for wisdom.
Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences.
Rules are for the obedience of fools and the guidance of wise men.
The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names.