Words of Wisdom Quotes

Wisdom begins at the end.
Daniel Webster

Have a mind that is open to everything and attached to nothing
Dr Wayne Wdyer

Common-sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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

Wisdom is the quality that keeps you from getting into situations where you need it.
Doug Larson

Some folks are wise and some are otherwise.
Tobias Smollett

Years teach us more than books.
Berthold Auerbach

Wisdom is ofttimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar.
William Wordsworth

Silence does not always mark wisdom.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

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

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

On every thorn, delightful wisdom grows,
In every rill a sweet instruction flows.
Edward Young
I believe that all wisdom consists in caring immensely for a few right things, and not caring a straw about the rest.
John Buchan

Not to know at large of things remote
From use, obscure and subtle, but to know
That which before us lies in daily life,
Is the prime wisdom.
John Milton

One must spend time in gathering knowledge to give it out richly.
Edward C. Steadman

The wisdom of nations lies in their proverbs, which are brief and pithy.
William Penn

Learning sleeps and snores in libraries, but wisdom is everywhere, wide awake, on tiptoe.
Josh Billings

How prone to doubt, how cautious are the wise!

The child, offered the mother’s breast,
Will not in the beginning grab it;
But soon it clings to it with zest.
And thus at wisdom’s copious breasts
You’ll drink each day with greater zest.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Nature and wisdom never are at strife.

The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool..
William Shakespeare

The only medicine for suffering, crime, and all the other woes of mankind, is wisdom.
Thomas Huxley

He who devotes sixteen hours a day to hard study may become at sixty as wise as he thought himself at twenty.
Mary Wilson Little

Wisdom doesn’t necessarily come with age.  Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.
Tom Wilson

The years teach much which the days never knew.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

When I can look Life in the eyes,
Grown calm and very coldly wise,
Life will have given me the Truth,
And taken in exchange – my youth.
Sara Teasdale

A single conversation with a wise man is better than ten years of study.
Chinese Proverb

Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences.
Norman Cousins