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

Veganism is not about giving anything up or losing anything; it is about gaining the peace within yourself that comes from embracing nonviolence and refusing to participate in the exploitation of the vulnerable

Gary L. Francione

My father taught me that you can you read a hundred books on wisdom and write a hundred books on wisdom, but unless you apply what you learned then its only words on a page. Life is not lived with intentions, but action.

Shannon L. Alder

I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.

Isaac Newton

Sometimes wisdom came from strange places, even from giant teenaged goldfish.

Rick Riordan

You are an explorer, and you represent our species, and the greatest good you can do is to bring back a new idea, because our world is endangered by the absence of good ideas. Our world is in crisis because of the absence of consciousness.

Terence McKenna

Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy

Isaac Newton

A man is not called wise because he talks and talks again; but if he is peaceful, loving and fearless then he is in truth called wise.

Gautama Buddha

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

Even as a solid rock is unshaken by the wind, so are the wise unshaken by praise or blame.

Gautama Buddha

Many have died; you also will die. The drum of death is being beaten. The world has fallen in love with a dream. Only sayings of the wise will remain.

Kabir

The moon will guide you through the night with her brightness, but she will always dwell in the darkness, in order to be seen.

Shannon L. Alder

The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to the other creatures; but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creatures that cannot.

Mark Twain

Travel brings wisdom only to the wise. It renders the ignorant more ignorant than ever.

Joe Abercrombie

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

Charles M. Schulz

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

Confucius

He who doesn't understand history is doomed to repeat it.

Pittacus Lore

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

Anonymous

Trees are poems the earth writes upon the sky, We fell them down and turn them into paper,That we may record our emptiness.

Kahlil Gibran

At the end of the day, the questions we ask of ourselves determine the type of people that we will become.

Leo Babauta

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

Confucius

The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.

Kahlil Gibran

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

Confucius

Wisdom is the reward for surviving our own stupidity.

Brian Rathbone

Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.

Confucius

You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger.

Gautama Buddha

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

Leo F. Buscaglia

I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren't trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.

Umberto Eco

Time flows away like the water in the river.

Confucius

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

Dr. Seuss

There will come a time in your life when you lose something that matters to you. You'll fight for it and you won't win. But what really matters isn't the war you're waging, it's that you don't lose the person you are in the midst of the battle.

J. Sterling

I thought to myself: I am wiser than this man; neither of us probably knows anything that is really good, but he thinks he has knowledge, when he has not, while I, having no knowledge, do not think I have.

Plato

Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.

Kahlil Gibran

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect).

Mark Twain

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

Confucius

 inspirational quotes - Image for quote : By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.

Confucius

To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.

Nicolaus Copernicus

For this feeling of wonder shows that you are a philosopher, since wonder is the only beginning of philosophy.

Plato

We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.

Alan W. Watts

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

Anthony de Mello

When we are unhurried and wise, we perceive that only great and worthy things have any permanent and absolute existence, that petty fears and petty pleasures are but the shadow of the reality.

Henry David Thoreau

Page 4 from 8