Wisdom begins in wonder.
Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.
This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
Wisdom and understanding can only become the possession of individual men by travelling the old road of observation, attention, perseverance, and industry.
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech.
A wise man never loses anything, if he has himself.
Knowledge is marvelous, but wisdom is even better.
Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.
Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their wisdom.
Prevention is better than cure.
Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.
Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers, and I linger on the shore, And the individual withers, and the world is more and more.
Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk.
Wisdom never lies.
Don't fear the light within. May it ignite the Sacred Flame in your soul.
The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe.
A fool is known by his speech; and a wise man by silence.
Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.
Great wisdom is generous; petty wisdom is contentious.
Great wisdom is generous; petty wisdom is contentious. Great speech is impassioned, small speech cantankerous.
I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.
The end of wisdom is to dream high enough to lose the dream in the seeking of it.
Wise kings generally have wise counselors; and he must be a wise man himself who is capable of distinguishing one.
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
He was a wise man who invented beer.
Wisdom outweighs any wealth.
To keep your secret is wisdom; but to expect others to keep it is folly.
Except our own thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our power.
Wisdom has its root in goodness, not goodness its root in wisdom.
The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.
For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else.
Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods.
The truest wisdom is a resolute determination.
It is not white hair that engenders wisdom.
The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.
To the wise, life is a problem; to the fool, a solution.
Pain and foolishness lead to great bliss and complete knowledge, for Eternal Wisdom created nothing under the sun in vain.
Pain is the doorway to wisdom and to truth.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
The first point of wisdom is to discern that which is false; the second, to know that which is true.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.
Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end.
Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
All human wisdom works and has worries and grief as reward.
Wisdom is the knowledge of good and evil, not the strength to choose between the two.
Wisdom is found only in truth.
Wisdom consists not so much in knowing what to do in the ultimate as knowing what to do next.
It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.
We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.
Who in their infinite wisdom decreed that Little League uniforms be white? Certainly not a mother.
The clouds may drop down titles and estates, and wealth may seek us, but wisdom must be sought.
By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.
Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.
Wisdom begins at the end.
He that composes himself is wiser than he that composes a book.
A friend to all is a friend to none.
I prefer the folly of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.
The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself a fool.
Memory is the mother of all wisdom.
Infuse your life with action. Don't wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope.
Infuse your life with action. Don't wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your Creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen... yourself, right now, right down here on Earth.
When you don't know what to do, love is what to do.
There is ample room for kindness in authenticity.
Many of the things we worry about, they end up becoming nothing.
Service is not just a word, service is an action!
Better foster wisdom, before you destroy the world with your arrogance of intelligence.
Do not be too hard, lest you be broken; do not be too soft, lest you be squeezed.
To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them.
Don't let anyone's disapproval dictate your actions.
Experience and travel. These are an education in themselves.
You will curse your blessings by not being grateful for what is already yours.
Hate is a lack of imagination.
One part of wisdom is knowing what you don't need anymore and letting it go.
As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.
In seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it -- thou art a fool.
Only the steps of a one-step long journey can be taken all at the same time.
We know way too many words of wisdom, but perform all too few actions of wisdom.
Never say no twice if you mean it.
Much wisdom often goes with fewest words.
Surprise sex is the best thing to wake up to. Unless you're in prison.
If you truly have it, you never lose it; and if you lose it, you never truly had it.
Take people's advice and guidance in the beginning, but always follow your instincts first.
We don't rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training.
Real kindness seeks no return.
May you never become so cynical that you let a star fall without its wish.
The worst part of being okay is that okay is far from happy.
The most interesting things in life happen just on the other side of your comfort zone.
Words matter, because they cling to us, and we matter.
Truth is the most lied about word.
The same path walked by different souls will lead to different places.
When you're watching somebody else's yard, a lot of trash collects in yours.
Change begets change. Nothing propagates so fast.
Joy goes against the foundations of mathematics: it multiplies when we divide.
Loneliness, when accepted, becomes a gift that will lead us to find a purpose in life.
What you feed your mind determines your appetite.
If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself.
We are the ones we have been waiting for.
There is not one wise man in twenty that will praise himself.
Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy: the mad daughter of a wise mother.
Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy the mad daughter of a wise mother. These daughters have too long dominated the earth.
Ignorant men raise questions that wise men answered a thousand years ago.
Cultivate the habit of early rising. It is unwise to keep the head long on a level with the feet.
The summit of happiness is reached when a person is ready to be what he is.
In order to control myself I must first accept myself by going with and not against my nature.
A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.
Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.
Out of compassion I destroy the darkness of their ignorance. From within them I light the lamp of wisdom and dispel all darkness from their lives.
If you succeed in judging yourself rightly, then you are indeed a man of true wisdom.
Wisdom comes from experience. Experience is often a result of lack of wisdom.
I would rather be a man of paradoxes than a man of prejudices.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
Gray hairs are signs of wisdom if you hold your tongue, speak and they are but hairs, as in the young.
Not by age but by capacity is wisdom acquired.
Knowledge shrinks as wisdom grows.
Wisdom and deep intelligence require an honest appreciation of mystery.
He gossips habitually; he lacks the common wisdom to keep still that deadly enemy of man, his own tongue.
Everything comes in time to him who knows how to wait.
Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
He who is not just is severe, he who is not wise is sad.
Look wise, say nothing, and grunt. Speech was given to conceal thought.
The years teach much which the days never know.
Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.
The wisest have the most authority.
A fool is wise in his eyes.
He who would begun has half done. Dare to be wise; begin.
Stronger by weakness, wiser men become.
The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain.
The wisest of the wise may err.