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Quotations - Wisdom


A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew. ~ Herb Caen.

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

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

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

He dares to be a fool, and that is the first step in the direction of wisdom. ~ James Gibbons Huneker.

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

If wisdom and diamonds grew on the same tree we could soon tell how much men loved wisdom. ~ Lemuel K. Washburn.

It is easier to find a score of men wise enough to discover the truth than to find one intrepid enough, in the face of opposition, to stand up for it. ~ A.A. Hodge.

It is more easy to be wise for others than for ourselves. ~ François Duc de La Rochefoucauld.

The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook. ~ William James.

The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.. ~ William Shakespeare, As You Like It.

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

We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future. ~ George Bernard Shaw.

Wisdom comes by disillusionment. ~ George Santayana.

Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself. ~ Tom Wilson.

Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it. ~ David Star Jordan, The Philosophy of Despair.

Wisdom is never on the menu, you have to own the restaurant. ~ Carrie Latet.

Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk. ~ Doug Larson.

Wisdom outweighs any wealth. ~ Sophocles.