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Famous Quotes & Quotations About Wisdom:

A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew.
~ Herb Caen.

A wise man can see more from the bottom of a well than a fool can from a mountain top.
~ Author Unknown.

Common-sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.
~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge Quotes.

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

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

Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.
~ Thomas Jefferson Quotes.

I believe that all wisdom consists in caring immensely for a few right things, and not caring a straw about the rest.
~ John Buchan.

I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
~ Abraham Lincoln Quotes.

If wisdom and diamonds grew on the same tree we could soon tell how much men loved wisdom.
~ Lemuel K. Washburn, Is The Bible Worth Reading And Other Essays, 1911.

It is easier to find a score of men wise enough to discover the truth than to find one intrepid enough, in the face of opposition, to stand up for it.
~ A.A. Hodge.

It is more easy to be wise for others than for ourselves.
~ François de La Rochefoucauld Quotes.

Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom.
~ Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha, 1922.

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

The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool..
~ William Shakespeare Quotes, As You Like It.

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

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 Quotes.

We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.
~ George Bernard Shaw Quotes.

Who is wise? He that learns from everyone. Who is powerful? He that governs his passions. Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody.
~ Benjamin Franklin Quotes.

Wisdom and understanding can only become the possession of individual men by travelling the old road of observation, attention, perseverance, and industry.
~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge Quotes.

Wisdom comes by disillusionment.
~ George Santayana.

Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.
~ Tom Wilson.

Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.
~ David Star Jordan, The Philosophy of Despair.

Wisdom is never on the menu, you have to own the restaurant.
~ Carrie Latet Quotes.

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

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 Quotes.

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