100+ Wisdom Quotes & Sayings

100+ Wisdom Quotes & Sayings


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

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

Don't believe everything you think. Thoughts are just that - thoughts.

Allan Lokos

There are many goals but one path - the path of compassion.

Amit Ray

There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.

Charles Dickens

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

Clarence Darrow

You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.


For with much wisdom comes much sorrow; the more knowledge the more grief.


Wisdom tends to grow in proportion to one's awareness of one's ignorance.

Anthony de Mello

youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope.


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Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.


It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.


He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions.


The man of wisdom is never of two minds;the man of benevolence never worries;the man of courage is never afraid.


The way out is through the door. Why is it that no one will use this method?


Before you become too entranced with gorgeous gadgets and mesmerizing video displays, let me remind you that information is not knowledge, knowledge is not wisdom, and wisdom is not foresight. Each grows out of the other, and we need them all.

Arthur C. Clarke

Hide not your talents, they for use were made,What's a sundial in the shade?

Benjamin Franklin

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

If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.

Benjamin Franklin

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Benjamin Franklin

Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.


Time flows away like the water in the river.


The Master said, A true teacher is one who, keeping the past alive, is also able to understand the present.(Analects 2.11)


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

Dante Alighieri

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

Bob Dylan

Jasnah had once defined a fool as a person who ignored information because it disagreed with desired results.

Brandon Sanderson

Ignorance is hardly unusual, Miss Davar. The longer I live, the more I come to realize that it is the natural state of the human mind. There are many who will strive to defend its sanctity and then expect you to be impressed with their efforts.

Brandon Sanderson

I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.

Bruce Lee

Men have two greatest fears: the first fear is the fear of being needed, and the second fear is the fear of not being needed.

C. JoyBell C.

Use the wings of the flying Universe, Dream with open eyes; See in darkness.

Dejan Stojanovic

Some people are like thorns. But you have to let them be thorns, because thorns can't turn into petals. The trick is not letting them prick you; never let a thorn prick you!

C. JoyBell C.

I would rather carry around a plastic bag with five thousand Euro inside, than carry around a Louis Vuitton/Gucci/Prada bag with only one hundred Euro inside!

C. JoyBell C.

Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.

C.G. Jung

It takes a great man to be a good listener.

Calvin Coolidge

To hide feelings when you are near crying is the secret of dignity.

Dejan Stojanovic

I visited many places, Some of them quite Exotic and far away, But I always returned to myself.

Dejan Stojanovic

I am the shore and the ocean, awaiting myself on both sides.

Dejan Stojanovic

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

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

Lucy: You learn more when you lose Charlie Brown: Well then I must be the smartest person in world!!!

Charles M. Schulz

Wise? No, I simply learned to think.

Christopher Paolini

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