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

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

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

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

Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens

Jimi Hendrix

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

Scott Westerfeld

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