51 Quotes About Wisdom

Quotes About Wisdom

1. Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

2. Experience is not what happens to you it’s what you do with what happens to you. – Aldous Huxley

3. For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone. – Audrey Hepburn

4. 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

5. If you’re trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I’ve had them everybody has had them. But obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it. – Michael Jordan

6. The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. – Socrates

7. A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation. – Moliere

8. A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. – Nelson Mandela

9. Wisdom begins in wonder. – Socrates

10. I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done. – Lucille Ball

11. The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind. – Khalil Gibran

12. A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool. – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

13. If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart. – Nelson Mandela

14. Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom. – Thomas Jefferson

15. It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see. – Henry David Thoreau

16. Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment. – Jim Rohn

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

18. Winners never quit and quitters never win. – Vince Lombardi

19. Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

20. Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. – Albert Einstein

21. Beware of false knowledge it is more dangerous than ignorance. – George Bernard Shaw

22. When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps. – Confucius

23. A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them. – John C. Maxwell

24. Always keep an open mind and a compassionate heart. – Phil Jackson

25. When written in Chinese, the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity. – John F. Kennedy

26. Silence is a source of great strength. – Lao Tzu

27. A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle. – Khalil Gibran

28. Honesty is the best policy. – Benjamin Franklin

29. If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail. – Abraham Maslow

30. A mistake is simply another way of doing things. – Katharine Graham

31. I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. – Lao Tzu

32. Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment. – Lao Tzu

33. We should not judge people by their peak of excellence but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started. – Henry Ward Beecher

34. We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future. – George Bernard Shaw

35. Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit. – Elbert Hubbard

36. Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men. – Confucius

37. The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends. – Friedrich Nietzsche

38. Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. – John Muir

39. As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round. – Ben Hogan

40. Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. – Henry Ford

41. True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing. – Socrates

42. We can’t command our love, but we can our actions. – Arthur Conan Doyle

43. The greater our knowledge increases the more our ignorance unfolds. – John F. Kennedy

44. A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew. – Herb Caen

45. There are three faithful friends – an old wife, an old dog, and ready money. – Benjamin Franklin

46. A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers. – Plato

47. The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance. – Benjamin Franklin

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

49. Be happy. It’s one way of being wise. – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

50. Turn your wounds into wisdom. – Oprah Winfrey

51. From the errors of others, a wise man corrects his own. – Publilius Syrus

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