Wisdom Quotes


Quotes and Sayings about Wisdom

And he said to man, ‘The fear of the Lord—that is wisdom, and to shun evil is understanding.’ – Job 28:28

The mouth of the righteous man utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks what is just. – Psalm 37:30

Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you. – Proverbs 4:6

Wisdom is a shelter as money is a shelter, but the advantage of knowledge is this: that wisdom preserves the life of its possessor. – Ecclesiastes 7:12

When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom. – Proverbs 11:2

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

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

A single conversation with a wise man is better than ten years of study.  – Chinese Proverb

“ I saw that wisdom is better than folly, just as light is better than darkness.” – Ecclesiastes 2:

Some folks are wise and some are otherwise.  – Tobias Smollett

The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.  – Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

The wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways, but the folly of fools is deception. – Proverbs 14:8

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.  – Alfred Lord Tennyson

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

No man was ever wise by chance.  – Seneca

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

There is a wisdom of the head, and… a wisdom of the heart.  – Charles Dickens

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

Wisdom outweighs any wealth.  – Sophocles

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

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

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

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

Every wise man lives in an observatory.  – Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827

Wisdom calls aloud in the street, she raises her voice in the public squares; – Proverbs 1:20

We have different kinds of knowledge; Wisdom is choosing the best knowledge. – Victorino Q. Abrugar

Wisdom is the right attitude that leads to the right values and habits. – Victorino Q. Abrugar

Wisdom is a current act that either consider or forget the past to secure the future. – Victorino Q. Abrugar