100+ Wisdom Quotes & Sayings

100+ Wisdom Quotes & Sayings

288 Quotes

Wisdom is the central quality of all greatness. The wise have always led and always will lead those who are less wise.

Below you will find our collection of Wise Quotes & Sayings by famous authors, writers, world's wisest thinkers and more

If you wake up tired, you’ve been chasing dreams. If you go to bed tired, your making your dreams happen.

Benny Bellamacina

 inspirational quotes - Image for quote : A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.

A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.

Baltasar Gracián

 inspirational quotes - Image for quote : Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their wisdom.

Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their wisdom.

Elizabeth Gaskell

Sanity calms, but madness is more interesting.

John Russell

 inspirational quotes - Image for quote : A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.

Francis Bacon

How prone to doubt, how cautious are the wise!

Homer

Recognizing power in another does not diminish your own.

Joss Whedon

Affliction is often that thing which prepares an ordinary person for some sort of an extraordinary destiny.

C.S. Lewis

Be wiser than other people if you can; but do not tell them so.

Dale Carnegie

 inspirational quotes - Image for quote : The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.

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

William Shakespeare

They can't tell so much about you if you got your eyes closed.

Ken Kesey

There are moments when troubles enter our lives and we can do nothing to avoid them.But they are there for a reason. Only when we have overcome them will we understand why they were there.

Paulo Coelho

Stories have a way of changing faces. They are unruly things, undisciplined, given to delinquency and the throwing of erasers. This is why we must close them up into thick, solid books, so they cannot get out and cause trouble.

Catherynne M. Valente

 inspirational quotes - Image for quote : The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.

The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.

Paulo Coelho

I'm not lost, because I haven't any idea where to go that I might get lost on the way to. I'd like to get lost, because then I'd know where I was going, you see.

Catherynne M. Valente

When a child asks you something, answer him, for goodness sake. But don't make a production of it. Children are children, but they can spot an evasion faster than adults, and evasion simply muddles 'em.

Harper Lee

for a woman knows the face of the man she loves like a sailor knows the open sea

Honoré de Balzac

Perhaps the rare and simple pleasure of being seen for what one is compensates for the misery of being it.

Margaret Drabble

The mind once enlightened cannot again become dark.

Thomas Paine

Begin, be bold, and venture to be wise.

Horace

Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.

A.A. Milne

Because some things are never meant to be anything more than a moment. And that was one of them.

Kevin Brooks

A man should never be ashamed to own that he has been in the wrong, which is but saying in other words that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.

Alexander Pope

Into the darkness they go, the wise and the lovely.

Edna St. Vincent Millay

Okay, this is the wisdom. First, time spent on reconnaissanse is never wasted. Second, almost anything can be improved with the addition of bacon. And finally, there is no problem on Earth that can't be ameliorated by a hot bath and a cup of tea.

Jasper Fforde

It’s always hard to lose somebody. It leaves a hole in you heart that never grows back.

Kevin Brooks

Anarchism is founded on the observation that since few men are wise enough to rule themselves, even fewer are wise enough to rule others.

Edward Abbey

I look back now and realize that the gift of a true friend is that she sees you not the way you see yourself or the way others see you. A true friend sees you for who you are and who you can become.

Robin Jones Gunn

So wise so young, they say, do never live long.

William Shakespeare

Once the writer in every individual comes to life (and that time is not far off), we are in for an age of universal deafness and lack of understanding.

Milan Kundera

With age comes wisdom, but sometimes age comes alone.

Oscar Wilde

Where are you? HereWhat time is it? NowWhat are you? This moment.

Dan Millman

It takes a great man to be a good listener.

Calvin Coolidge

We shall not cease from explorationAnd the end of all our exploringWill be to arrive where we startedAnd know the place for the first time.

T.S. Eliot

 inspirational quotes - Image for quote : Sometimes it's not enough to know what things mean, sometimes you have to know what things don't mean.

Sometimes it's not enough to know what things mean, sometimes you have to know what things don't mean.

Bob Dylan

 inspirational quotes - Image for quote : The journey is what brings us happiness not the destination.

The journey is what brings us happiness not the destination.

Dan Millman

Fame is a vapor, popularity is an accident, riches take wings, those who cheer today may curse tomorrow and only one thing endures - character.

Harry Truman

But if you believe yourself worthy of the thing you fought so hard to get, then you become an instrument of God, you help the Soul of the World, and you understand why you are here.

Paulo Coelho

I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left.

Margaret Thatcher

The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.

Voltaire

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