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Wisdom Quotes

A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
– Sir Francis Bacon

Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.
– Anton Chekhov

Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.
– David Starr Jordan

It is the province of knowledge to speak and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
– Oliver Wendell Holmes

The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
– William Arthur Ward

Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom.
– Merry Browne

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.
– Confucius

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

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance - it is the illusion of knowledge.
– Daniel J. Boorstin

Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child.
– Ron Wild
In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.
– Ansel Adams
Animals, in their generation, are wiser than the sons of men; but their wisdom is confined to a few particulars, and lies in a very narrow compass.
– Joseph Addison
He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.
– Aeschylus
Memory is the mother of all wisdom.
– Aeschylus
Wisdom comes alone through suffering.
– Aeschylus
Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.
– Aesop
The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.
– James Allen
This land, which we have watered with our tears and our blood, is now our mother country, and we are well satisfied to stay where wisdom abounds and gospel is free.
– Richard Allen
Let us be about setting high standards for life, love, creativity, and wisdom. If our expectations in these areas are low, we are not likely to experience wellness. Setting high standards makes every day and every decade worth looking forward to.
– Greg Anderson
The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom.
– Aristotle