70 Famous quotes on wisdom to read and become wiser than before!

Famous quotes on wisdom

Famous quotes on wisdom. Wisdom is defined as that quality of a person that makes him different than others in terms of knowledge, experience, and reach. Wisdom is also defined as a person's capability of judging situations and taking useful actions that are well and productive for the upcoming future. A wise man always thinks before taking action, and he is the one to always chose the right path to get a brighter future. A wise man never gets puzzled by other's opinions and comments, coz he knows what is right for him and what is not. For others, being a wise man may look like being a fool, but the reality is always different. A wise man is always calm, collected, patient, and educated with handling all his life situations and cases. The fun fact is, there is no training for being wise, all you can do is just learn from your life experiences and never get fooled again! Go through the following famous quotes on wisdom and just become wiser!

Famous quotes on wisdom

1. "Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life." — Immanuel Kant

2. "Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it."  Albert Einstein

3. "To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe."  Marilyn vos Savant

4. "Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, be fortified by it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it." — Hermann Hesse

5. "Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it."  Gautama Buddha

6. "To know is not to be wise. To know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom."  Charles Spurgeon

7. "Data isn't information; information isn't knowledge; knowledge isn't wisdom."  Ian Lowe

8. "Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom."  Charles Spurgeon

9. "The more a man knows, the more he forgives."  Catherine the Great

Famous quotes on wisdom

10. "We can be knowledgeable with other men's knowledge, but we cannot be wise with other men's wisdom."  Michel de Montaigne

11. "Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit."  Elbert Hubbard

12. "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

13. "Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it."  David Starr Jordan

14. "If you think education is expensive, try ignorance."  Derek Bok

15. "Wisdom is the right use of knowledge."  Charles Spurgeon

16. "Wisdom is the quality that keeps you from getting into situations where you need it."  Doug Larson

17. "To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom."  Bertrand Russell

18. "Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom."  Samuel Taylor Coleridge

19. "Memory is the mother of all wisdom."  Aeschylus

20. "Knowledge and wisdom, far from being one,
Have oft-times no connection. Knowledge dwells
In heads replete with thoughts of other men;
Wisdom in minds attentive to their own."  William Cowper

Famous quotes on wisdom

21. "Learning sleeps and snores in libraries, but wisdom is everywhere, wide awake, on tiptoe."  Josh Billings

22. "Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders."  Gautama Buddha

23. "Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." — William Butler Yeats

24. "He dares to be a fool, and that is the first step in the direction of wisdom."  James Huneker

25. "Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens."  Jimi Hendrix

26. "The four points of the compass be logic, knowledge, wisdom and the unknown. Some do bow in that final direction. Others advance upon it. To bow before the one is to lose sight of the three. I may submit to the unknown, but never to the unknowable. The man who bows in that final direction is either a saint or a fool. I have no use for either."  Roger Zelazny

27. "The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom."  Isaac Asimov

28. "There are in fact four very significant stumbling blocks in the way of grasping the truth, which hinder every man however learned, and scarcely allow anyone to win a clear title to wisdom, namely, the example of weak and unworthy authority, longstanding custom, the feeling of the ignorant crowd, and the hiding of our own ignorance while making a display of our apparent knowledge."  Roger Bacon

Famous quotes on wisdom

29. "I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught."  Winston Churchill

30. "The doctrines contained in the Bible will lift to a superior condition all who observe them; they will impart to them knowledge, wisdom, charity, fill them with compassion and cause them to feel after the wants of those who are in distress."  Brigham Young

31. "The Universal Zulu Nation stands to acknowledge wisdom, understanding, freedom, justice, and equality, peace, unity, love, and having fun, work, overcoming the negative through the positive, science, mathematics, faith, facts, and the wonders of God, whether we call him Allah, Jehovah, Yahweh, or Jah."  Afrika Bambaataa

32. "Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers."  Alfred Lord Tennyson

33. "You open doors when you open books... doors that swing wide to unlimited horizons of knowledge, wisdom, and inspiration that will enlarge the dimensions of your life."  Wilferd Peterson

34. "Once and for all, there are many things I choose not to know.--Wisdom sets limits even to knowledge."  Friedrich Nietzsche

35. "Knowledge, wisdom, and understanding don't come out of the microwave. You got to keep moving forward because the evil doesn't sleep."  Chuck D

36. "A prudent question is one-half of wisdom."  Francis Bacon

37. "There is a negative proof of the value of Latin: No one seems to boast of not knowing it."  Peter Brodie

38. "Science at best is not wisdom; it is knowledge. Wisdom is knowledge tempered with judgment."  Peter Ritchie Calder

39. "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad."  Miles Kington

40. "Columbus dreamed of an unknown shore at the rim of a far flung sky."  Edgar Guest

Famous quotes on wisdom

41. "To judge wisely, we must know how things appear to the unwise."  George Eliot

42. "Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can complel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together."  Dwight D. Eisenhower

43. "I believe in the 12 Jewels and try to provide my childrem with them. That is Knowledge, Wisdom, Understanding, Freedom, Justice, Equality, Food, Clothing, Shelter, Love, Peace and Happiness."  RZA

44. "I don't actually think of the internet as the bad guy. I think of the internet as doing a hell of a lot of wonderful, fascinating, interesting things. A lot of information that's exchanged on the internet is extremely useful, and every once in a while it percolates up to knowledge. Wisdom is far harder to come by."  Joshua Ferris

45. "There are two kinds of stories, the ones you live and the ones you make up. And nobody knows the difference, and I don't ever tell which is which."  Ernest Hemingway

46. "The Second Rule is that the greatest harm can result from the best intentions. It sounds a paradox, but kindness and good intentions can be an insidious path to destruction. Sometimes doing what seems right is wrong, and can cause harm. The only counter to it is knowledge, wisdom, forethought, and understanding the First Rule. Even then, that is not always enough."  Terry Goodkind

47. "The gifts of the Holy Spirit are testimony, faith, knowledge, wisdom, revelations, miracles, healing, and charity, to name but a few."  D. Todd Christofferson

48. "At the end of knowledge, wisdom begins, and at the end of wisdom, there is not grief...but hope"  Lloyd Alexander

49. "Not only does inspiration from the Lord compensate for want of facts; it also induces men by self-discipline, to conform in their personal conduct and in their dealings one with another to the highest standards they know. In other words, it gives men the capacity which distinguishes wisdom from knowledge." — Marion G. Romney

50. "I'll come to you with gifts of knowledge, wisdom and truth."  Barry White

51. "To stay in places and to leave, to trust, to distrust, to no longer believe and believe again, . . . to watch the snow come, to watch it go, to hear rain on a tent, to know where I can find what I want."  Ernest Hemingway

52. "Technology means the systematic application of scientific or other organized knowledge to practical tasks."  John Kenneth Galbraith

53. "Just the idea that you are religious doesn't help at all. It does not help you; it does not help others. In order to really help others, you need to gain knowledge-wisdom."  Thubten Yeshe

54. "Knowledge is one thing. We're awash in knowledge. Wisdom is rare. There's a big difference."  Andy Andrews

55. "Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life. Football is four 15-minute quarters. Plus timeouts and commercials."  Ralph Waldo Emerson

56. "Stupidity consists in wanting to reach conclusions. We are a thread, and we want to know the whole cloth."  Gustave Flaubert

57. "It's like the more you know the more you know you don't know."  Stephen Covey

58. "Nothing worth knowing can be understood with the mind."  Woody Allen

59. "Of all the beautiful truths pertaining to the soul None is more gladdening or fruitful than to know You can regenerate and make yourself what you will."  William James

60. "The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance - it is the illusion of knowledge."  Daniel J. Boorstin

61. "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing."  Socrates

62. "Fools despise wisdom and instruction."  Solomon

63. "Where is the Life we have lost in living? Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?"  T. S. Eliot

64. "Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?" — T. S. Eliot

65. "It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen."  Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. 

66. "The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook."  William James

67. "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom."  Solomon

68. "Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification."  Martin Luther King, Jr.

69. "Imagination is more important than knowledge."  Albert Einstein

70. "Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk."  Doug Larson