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

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

Voltaire

Windmill or no windmill, he said, life would go on as it had always gone on--that is, badly.

George Orwell

 inspirational quotes - Image for quote : If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door

If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door

Milton Berle

The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I would rather be able to appreciate things I cannot have than to have things I am not able to appreciate.

Elbert Hubbard

I'm not young enough to know everything.

J.M. Barrie

 inspirational quotes - Image for quote : I used to think the worst thing in life is to end up all alone. It's not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel all alone.

I used to think the worst thing in life is to end up all alone. It's not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel all alone.

Robin Williams

Wisely and slow; they stumble that run fast.

William Shakespeare

I don’t think man was meant to attain happiness so easily. Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight in order to conquer it.

Alexandre Dumas

I have always felt that doubt was the beginning of wisdom, and the fear of God was the end of wisdom.

Clarence Darrow

Morality is temporary, wisdom is permanent.

Hunter S. Thompson

What a lover’s heart knows let no man’s brain dispute.

Aberjhani

Now I understand that one of the important reasons for going to college and getting an education is to learn that the things you've believed in all your life aren't true, and that nothing is what it appears to be.

Daniel Keyes

It is one thing to be clever and another to be wise.

George R.R. Martin

These violent delights have violent ends.

William Shakespeare

The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.

Paulo Coelho

He who is certain he knows the ending of things when he is only beginning them is either extremely wise or extremely foolish; no matter which is true, he is certainly an unhappy man, for he has put a knife in the heart of wonder.

Tad Williams

I ask not for any crownBut that which all may win;Nor try to conquer any worldExcept the one within.

Louisa May Alcott

Women may fall when there's no strength in men.Act II

William Shakespeare

The wisest are the most annoyed at the loss of time.

Dante Alighieri

Every form of art is another way of seeing the world. Another perspective, another window. And science –that’s the most spectacular window of all. You can see the entire universe from there.

Claudia Gray

He must be very ignorant for he answers every question he is asked.

Voltaire

People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

We need not take refuge in supernatural gods to explain our saints and sages and heroes and statesmen, as if to explain our disbelief that mere unaided human beings could be that good or wise.

Abraham H. Maslow

 inspirational quotes - Image for quote : Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.

Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.

Rumi

 inspirational quotes - Image for quote : Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.

Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.

John Lennon

Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens

Jimi Hendrix

Perhaps the logical conclusion of everyone looking the same is everyone thinking the same.

Scott Westerfeld

If I had to live my life again, I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner.

Tallulah Bankhead

I was tired of seeing the Graces always depicted as beautiful young things. I think wisdom comes with age and life and pain. And knowing what matters.

Louise Penny

 inspirational quotes - Image for quote : Nowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one's mistakes.

Nowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one's mistakes.

Oscar Wilde

wisdom comes to us when it can no longer do any good.

Gabriel García Márquez

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.

Alfred Tennyson

No man is poor who has a Godly mother.

Abraham Lincoln

Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.

Abraham Lincoln

But magic is neither good nor evil. It is a tool, like a knife. Is a knife evil? Only if the wielder is evil.

Rick Riordan

I remember growing up, saying you’re an artist it sounds pretentious but now it’s one of the only dignified things that you can call yourself.

Marilyn Manson

 inspirational quotes - Image for quote : It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it.

It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it.

Maurice Switzer

No, that is the great fallacy: the wisdom of old men. They do not grow wise. They grow careful.

Ernest Hemingway

The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything, except what is worth knowing.

Oscar Wilde

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