quotations about wisdom
Even when we lose our way, wisdom never leaves us. And when we know beyond a shadow of a doubt that our relationship with and faith in wisdom is all we need to live a life rich with meaning, purpose, and joy, it gets simpler.
MICHAEL NEILL, "The Hedgehog of Wisdom", Huffington Post, January 14, 2016
Wisdom is a power that allows one to stay on the fountainhead. Fountainhead signifies the origin of water. God is the origin of the living water.
JOSHUA CHOON-MIN KANG, "Return to the Word Repeatedly", Christianity Daily, January 26, 2016
Wisdom is first and foremost needed to discern when to speak, and when not to.
RENE CAMILLERI, "The wisdom not to speak", Malta Today, January 28, 2016
Wisdom is the first and mother of all stocks for the market maker.
JIMANZE EGO-ALOWES, "Is the leadership question Nigeria's gold card?", The Sun, February 4, 2016
Have you ever wondered exactly what wisdom is? Nowadays, most people don't think about it at all. It's a rather old-fashioned concept, yet one that we need in this modern age, probably more than ever.... After all, aren't our senators intended to be wise older people who have the good judgement to take a sober second look at legislation before it finally becomes law? Today's news makes us wonder how that concept has become lost in political hubris.
DOROTHY TURCOTTE, "The world in 2016 could use a little more wisdom", Niagara This Week, January 12, 2016
True wisdom is not found in yes-or-no answers, but in the open mind of not-knowing.
MELVIN MCLEOD, "Benefit, Not Benefits", Lion's Roar, April 3, 2017
Second thoughts are ever wiser.
Full wise is he that can himself know.
GEOFFREY CHAUCER, The Canterbury Tales
A wise man ... proportions his belief to the evidence.
DAVID HUME, An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
In youth men are apt to write more wisely than they really know or feel; and the remainder of life may be not idly spent in realizing and convincing themselves of the wisdom which they uttered long ago.
NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE, preface, The Snow-Image
Each of us knows all. We need only open our minds to hear our own wisdom.
DAN BROWN, Angels & Demons
The first and wisest of them all professed
To know this only, that he nothing knew.
JOHN MILTON, Paradise Regained
Justice without wisdom is impossible.
JAMES ANTHONY FROUDE, Short Studies on Great Subjects
The wealth of mankind is the wisdom they leave.
JOHN BOYLE O'REILLY, "Rules of the Road"
The wise may find in trifles light as atoms in the air, some useful lesson to enrich the mind.
JOHN GODFREY SAXE, "King Solomon and the Bees"
The sun of the mind, and the life of the heart is Wisdom.
She is pure and full of light, crowning grey hairs with lustre,
And kindling the eye of youth with a fire not its own.
MARTIN FARQUHAR TUPPER, Proverbial Philosophy
Wisdom is also a deeper consciousness of ignorance.
AUSTIN O'MALLEY, Keystones of Thought
Who knows whence he comes, where he is, and whither he tends, he, and he alone, is wise.
JOHANN CASPAR LAVATER, Aphorisms on Man
Wisdom's door is ever open.
EDWARD COUNSEL, Maxims
A word to the wise isn't as good as a word from the wise.
GRENVILLE KLEISER, Dictionary of Proverbs