626 Greatest Quotes About Wisdom
Science is always discovering odd scraps of magical wisdom and making a tremendous fuss about its cleverness.
The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.
Ignorance, the root and the stem of every evil.
No one has a right to sit down and feel hopeless. There's too much work to do.
The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
Such as are your habitual thoughts, such also will be the character of your mind; for the soul is dyed by the thoughts.
If I am fool, it is, at least, a doubting one; and I envy no one the certainty of his self-approved wisdom.
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
The happiness consists in realizing that it is all a great strange dream.
Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone and solitude expresses the glory of being alone.
Nowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one's mistakes.
The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything, except what is worth knowing.
Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.
Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
Everything comes to us that belongs to us if we create the capacity to receive it.
It is the job of thinking people not to be on the side of the executioners.
Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
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.
The answers are all out there, we just need to ask the right questions.
To know what you know and what you do not know, that is true knowledge.
When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.
What's in store for me in the direction I don't take?
Experience is not what happens to you; it's what you do with what happens to you.
One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
At the end of the day, you can have something in your head, something in your hand, or something in your heart. What are you choosing?
Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.
You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
Only through suffering do we learn.
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.
The greater our knowledge increases the more our ignorance unfolds.
John F. Kennedy
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything.
Because in the end, you won't remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.
Life must be rich and full of loving--it's no good otherwise, no good at all, for anyone.
Even though you are on the right track - you will get run over if you just sit there.
Don't waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear.
Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable.
A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers.