Wisdom Quotes

Wisdom has never made a bigot, but learning has.
– Josh Billings
The hours of folly are measured by the clock; but of wisdom, no clock can measure.
– William Blake
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
– William Blake
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
Who in their infinite wisdom decreed that Little League uniforms be white? Certainly not a mother.
– Erma Bombeck
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
If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner.
– Omar N. Bradley
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
Mixing one's wines may be a mistake, but old and new wisdom mix admirably.
– Bertolt Brecht
Beauty, the eternal Spouse of the Wisdom of God and Angel of his Presence thru' all creation.
– Robert Bridges
Evil can be a teacher, if you look at the wisdom of its negative power.
– Tom Brown, Jr.
To avoid entangling alliances has been a maxim of our policy ever since the days of Washington, and its wisdom no one will attempt to dispute.
– James Buchanan
Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.
– Buddha
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
A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.
– Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom; and a great empire and little minds go ill together.
– Edmund Burke
The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention.
– John Burroughs
If I don't have wisdom, I can teach you only ignorance.
– Leo Buscaglia
Sorrow is knowledge, those that know the most must mourn the deepest, the tree of knowledge is not the tree of life.
– Lord Byron
Though sages may pour out their wisdom's treasure, there is no sterner moralist than pleasure.
– Lord Byron