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

Wise? No, I simply learned to think.

Christopher Paolini

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

It is beautiful to express love and even more beautiful to feel it.

Dejan Stojanovic

Can you look without the voice in your head commenting, drawing conclusions, comparing, or trying to figure something out?

Eckhart Tolle

I have lived with several Zen masters -- all of them cats.

Eckhart Tolle

Books loved anyone who opened them, they gave you secruity and friendship and didn't ask for anything in return; they never went away, never, not even when you treated them badly.

Cornelia Funke

A man convinced against his will Is of the same opinion still

Dale Carnegie

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

Dale Carnegie

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

Dan Millman

Anger exceeding limits causes fear and excessive kindness eliminates respect.


It's not enough to be nice in life. You've got to have nerve.

Georgia O'Keeffe

We are here and it is now. Further than that, all human knowledge is moonshine.

H.L. Mencken

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

In our reasonings concerning matter of fact, there are all imaginable degrees of assurance, from the highest certainty to the lowest species of moral evidence. A wise man, therefore, proportions his belief to the evidence.

David Hume

My father always used to say, "Don't raise your voice. Improve your argument." Good sense does not always lie with the loudest shouters, nor can we say that a large, unruly crowd is always the best arbiter of what is right.

Desmond Tutu

When you're in a Slump,you're not in for much fun.Un-slumping yourselfis not easily done.

Dr. Seuss

You'll never reach perfection because there's always room for improvement. Yet get along the way to perfection, you'll learn to get better.


We're on the same boat but in different cabin


I'm not young enough to know everything.

J.M. Barrie

There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West. Some courage and some wisdom, blended in measure. If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.

J.R.R. Tolkien

It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.

J.R.R. Tolkien

Is there a difference between happiness and inner peace? Yes. Happiness depends on conditions being perceived as positive; inner peace does not.

Eckhart Tolle

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

Edna St. Vincent Millay

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

Elbert Hubbard

He that breaks a thing to find out what it is has left the path of wisdom.

J.R.R. Tolkien

Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens

Jimi Hendrix

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

Kevin Brooks

Yet what keeps me from dissolving right now into a complete fairy-tale shimmer is this solid truth, a truth which has veritably built my bones over the last few years--I was not rescued by a prince; I was the administrator of my own rescue.

Elizabeth Gilbert

We spend January 1st walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives...not looking for flaws, but for potential.

Ellen Goodman

Treachery and violence are spears pointed at both ends; they wound those who resort to them worse than their enemies.

Emily Brontë

In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.


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

Ernest Hemingway

When you've learned to laugh at the things that should be laughed at, and not to laugh at those that shouldn't, you've got wisdom and understanding.

L.M. Montgomery

Hold fast to dreams,For if dreams dieLife is a broken-winged bird,That cannot fly.

Langston Hughes

Risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.

Leo F. Buscaglia

Common sense will nearly always stand you in better stead than a slavish adherence to the conventions.

M.M. Kaye

I do not know everything; still many things I understand.

Madeleine L'Engle

The soul becomes dyed with the colour of its thoughts.

Marcus Aurelius

It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.

François de La Rochefoucauld

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