Wisdom comes from our learning experience whether it be from educators or from what life has taught us. We learn from our mistakes and by listening to others. Quotes come from the thoughts of individuals who have gained valuable insight and who can, without thinking about it, say things that will have a special meaning to us. Once we have heard a quote we often pass them on to others.
Since our website is about wisdom, we decided that we would gather quotes of wisdom and share them with you. Here is a quote from the famed movie star, Marlene Dietrich, who stated very eloquently what we are trying to get across to you here. She once said, "I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognizably wiser than oneself". Take time to read more quotes and pass them on to others.
Lets get started with some great quotes.
"Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom."
"Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life."
"A child can ask questions that a wise man cannot answer."
"The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions."
Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
"My experience has shown me that the people who are exceptionally good in business aren’t so because of what they know but because of their insatiable need to know more."
"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
"A single conversation with a wise man is better than ten years of study."
"Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers."
Alfred Lord Tennyson
"The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotations."
"The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom"
Isaac Asimov, Isaac Asimov's Book of Science and Nature Quotations, 1988
"A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew."
"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 doors of wisdom are never shut. "
"All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man"
Henry David Thoreau
Wisdom begins at the end.
"The perfection of wisdom, and the end of true philosophy is to proportion our wants to our possessions, our ambitions to our capacities, we will then be a happy and a virtuous people."
"Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it"
"Wisdom is the quality that keeps you from getting into situations where you need it."
"Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials."
"Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk"
"Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself."
"Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself."
“The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.”
"It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense."
Robert Green Ingersoll
"Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit."
"Patience is the companion of wisdom."
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