Wise Quotes – Sayings About Wisdom


Wise Quotes – Sayings About Wisdom

Here is a collection of wise quotes and sayings from various authors, celebrities, famous persons, and other sources compiled by allinspiration.com for you to read and enjoy.

“The best index to a person’s character is how he treats people who can’t do him any good, and how he treats people who can’t fight back.”
– Abigail Van Buren

Memory is the mother of all wisdom.”
– Aeschylus

“Don’t look where you fall, but where you slipped.”
– African Proverb

“Be as smart as you can, but remember that it is always better to be wise than to be smart.”
– Alan Alda

“Before God we are all equally wise – and equally foolish.”
Albert Einstein

“Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever.”
– Albert Einstein

“Any fool can know. The point is to understand.”
– Albert Einstein

“It is not that I’m so smart. But I stay with the questions much longer.”
– Albert Einstein

“The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.”
– Albert Einstein

“All who affirm the use of violence admit it is only a means to achieve justice and peace. But peace and justice are nonviolence…the final end of history. Those who abandon nonviolence have no sense of history. Rather they are bypassing history, freezing history, betraying history.”
– Andre Trocme

“The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain.”

“The wise man does not expose himself needlessly to danger, since there are few things for which he cares sufficiently; but he is willing, in great crises, to give even his life – knowing that under certain conditions it is not worthwhile to live.”
– Aristotle

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”
– Aristotle

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”
– Aristotle

“Life’s Tragedy is that we get old to soon and wise too late.”
– Benjamin Franklin

“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

“Wise men don’t need advice. Fools won’t take it.”
– Benjamin Franklin

“A word to the wise ain’t necessary – it’s the stupid ones that need the advice.”
– Bill Cosby

Belief is a wise wager. Granted that faith cannot be proved, what harm will come to you if you gamble on its truth and it proves false? If you gain, you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing. Wager, then, without hesitation, that He exists.”
– Blaise Pascal

“Don’t Gain The World & Lose Your Soul, Wisdom Is Better Than Silver Or Gold.”
– Bob Marley

“Never complain, never explain. Resist the temptation to defend yourself or make excuses.”
Brian Tracy

“A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.”
– Bruce Lee

“To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.”

“The wise ones fashioned speech with their thought, sifting it as grain is sifted through a sieve.”
– Buddha

“They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.”
– Carl W. Buechner

“All knowledge hurts.”
– Cassandra Clare

“When you start thinking your true identity is what people think about you, you loose your true sense of value.”
– Chinedu Adams

“To know the road ahead, ask those coming back.”
Chinese Proverb

“Wise? No, I simply learned to think.”
– Christopher Paolini

“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.”

“He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions.”
– Confucius

“There’s nothing I like less than bad arguments for a view that I hold dear.”
– Daniel Dennett

“While seeking revenge, dig two graves-one for yourself.”
– Doug Horton

“I have no faith in human perfectability. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active – not more happy – nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago.”
– Edgar Allan Poe

“A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.”
– Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

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