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Famous Quotes & Quotations About Wisdom:

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

A wise man can see more from the bottom of a well than a fool can from a mountain top.
~ Author Unknown.

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

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

He dares to be a fool, and that is the first step in the direction of wisdom.
~ James Gibbons Huneker.

Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.
~ Thomas Jefferson.

I believe that all wisdom consists in caring immensely for a few right things, and not caring a straw about the rest.
~ John Buchan.

I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
~ Abraham Lincoln.

If wisdom and diamonds grew on the same tree we could soon tell how much men loved wisdom.
~ Lemuel K. Washburn, Is The Bible Worth Reading And Other Essays, 1911.

It is easier to find a score of men wise enough to discover the truth than to find one intrepid enough, in the face of opposition, to stand up for it.
~ A.A. Hodge.

It is more easy to be wise for others than for ourselves.
~ François de La Rochefoucauld.

Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom.
~ Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha, 1922.

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

The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool..
~ William Shakespeare, As You Like It.

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
~ Isaac Asimov.

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.
~ Kahlil Gibran.

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

Who is wise? He that learns from everyone. Who is powerful? He that governs his passions. Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody.
~ Benjamin Franklin.

Wisdom and understanding can only become the possession of individual men by travelling the old road of observation, attention, perseverance, and industry.
~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

Wisdom comes by disillusionment.
~ George Santayana.

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

Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.
~ David Star Jordan, The Philosophy of Despair.

Wisdom is never on the menu, you have to own the restaurant.
~ Carrie Latet.

Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk.
~ Doug Larson.

Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom.
~ Charles Spurgeon.

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