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

 inspirational quotes - Image for quote : We learn from failure, not from success!

We learn from failure, not from success!

Bram Stoker

Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.


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


Do not look for happiness outside yourself. The awakened seek happiness inside.

Petar Dunov

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

Georgia O'Keeffe

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

I will not deny but that the best apology against false accusers is silence and sufferance, and honest deeds set against dishonest words.

John Milton

Authority without wisdom is like a heavy axe without an edge, fitter to bruise than polish.

Anne Bradstreet

Wherever you are, however you got there, if it's good, you're meant to be there either because you earned it or life led you there and you were smart enough to hold on.

Kristen Ashley

He hated when his own advice applied to himself.

Rick Riordan

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

To acquire knowledge, one must study;but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.

Marilyn Vos Savant

Wisdom. . .is knowing what you have to accept.

Wallace Stegner

Time is not the great teacher. Experience is. A man may live a whole life, but if he never leaves his home to experience that life, he dies knowing nothing. A mere child who has suffered and lived can be the wiser of the two.

Lynsay Sands

Suffering is a gift. In it is hidden mercy.


Most things break, including hearts. The lessons of life amount not towisdom, but to scar tissue and callus.

Wallace Stegner

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

Brandon Sanderson

Wisdom ain't a virtue I ever aspired to.

Moira Young

Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.

Winston S. Churchill

Anger exceeding limits causes fear and excessive kindness eliminates respect.


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

M.M. Kaye

 inspirational quotes - Image for quote : If everything seems under control, you're not going fast enough.

If everything seems under control, you're not going fast enough.

Mario Andretti

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

J.R.R. Tolkien

I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw some things back.

Maya Angelou

A person's rightful due is to be treated as an object of love, not as an object for use.

John Paul II

But that's how memory works, Bitterblue said quietly. Things disappear without your permission, then come back again without your permission." And sometimes they came back incomplete and warped.

Kristin Cashore

Wisdom comes through suffering.Trouble, with its memories of pain,Drips in our hearts as we try to sleep,So men against their willLearn to practice moderation.Favours come to us from gods.


 inspirational quotes - Image for quote : You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.

You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.

Galileo Galilei

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

Madeleine L'Engle

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

Things are not always what they seem; the first appearance deceives many; the intelligence of a few perceives what has been carefully hidden.


Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.

Gertrude Stein

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

Allan Lokos

Mama used to say, you have to know someone a thousand days before you can glimpse her soul.

Shannon Hale

Life is like a sandwich!Birth as one slice,and death as the other.What you put in-between the slices is up to you.Is your sandwich tasty or sour?Allan Rufus.org

Allan Rufus

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

Charles Dickens

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

The only way to get through life is to laugh your way through it. You either have to laugh or cry. I prefer to laugh. Crying gives me a headache.

Marjorie Pay Hinckley

A man without words is a man without thought.

John Steinbeck

Life would be tragic if it weren't funny.

Stephen Hawking

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