Wisdom Quotes

Kindness is wisdom.
– Philip James Bailey
We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom.
– Stephen Vincent Benet
Authority without wisdom is like a heavy ax without an edge, fitter to bruise than polish.
– Anne Bradstreet
Knowledge is going to make you stronger. Knowledge is going to let you control your life. Knowledge is going to give you the wisdom to teach their children. Knowledge is the thing that makes you smile in the face of disaster.
– Avery Brooks
For all my education, accomplishments, and so called 'wisdom'... I can't fathom my own heart.
– Michael Caine
I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
– Thomas Carlyle
In the long-run every Government is the exact symbol of its People, with their wisdom and unwisdom; we have to say, Like People like Government.
– Thomas Carlyle
Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. People have the right to expect that these wants will be provided for by this wisdom.
– Jimmy Carter
Wisdom prepares for the worst, but folly leaves the worst for the day when it comes.
– Richard Cecil
Wisdom we know is the knowledge of good and evil, not the strength to choose between the two.
– John Cheever
People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.
– Anton Chekhov
The plan was criticized by some retired military officers embedded in TV studios. But with every advance by our coalition forces, the wisdom of that plan becomes more apparent.
– Dick Cheney
In seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it - thou art a fool.
– Lord Chesterfield
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers. In the perfect stranger we perceive man himself; the image of a God is not disguised by resemblances to an uncle or doubts of wisdom of a mustache.
– G. K. Chesterton
Knowledge which is divorced from justice, may be called cunning rather than wisdom.
– Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself.
– Marcus Tullius Cicero
Rightly defined philosophy is simply the love of wisdom.
– Marcus Tullius Cicero
The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.
– Marcus Tullius Cicero
Strength and wisdom are not opposing values.
– Bill Clinton
The extreme limit of wisdom, that's what the public calls madness.
– Jean Cocteau