Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.
The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
Wisdom and understanding can only become the possession of individual men by travelling the old road of observation, attention, perseverance, and industry.
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech.
The higher we are placed, the more humbly we should walk.
Knowledge is marvelous, but wisdom is even better.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their wisdom.
A man may learn wisdom even from a foe.
Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.
Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers, and I linger on the shore, And the individual withers, and the world is more and more.
Calmly in the precious present, be a light for love and wisdom in the window on your world.
The wisdom of the wise is an uncommon degree of common sense.
Be unique. Be different. Be yourself.
Silence is true wisdom's best reply.
Wisdom never lies.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
Real wisdom is not the knowledge of everything, but the knowledge of which things in life are necessary, which are less necessary, and which are completely unnecessary to know.
Great wisdom is generous; petty wisdom is contentious.
Great wisdom is generous; petty wisdom is contentious. Great speech is impassioned, small speech cantankerous.
The end of wisdom is to dream high enough to lose the dream in the seeking of it.
Most things break, including hearts. The lessons of life amount not to wisdom, but to scar tissue and callus.
Counsel woven into the fabric of real life is wisdom.
It is not who is right, but what is right, that is of importance.
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. As a result, a genius is often a talented person who has simply done all of his homework.
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
Wisdom outweighs any wealth.
Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.
To keep your secret is wisdom; but to expect others to keep it is folly.
Wisdom has its root in goodness, not goodness its root in wisdom.
Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them.
Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them. It depends on the mood of the man, whether he shall see the sunset or the fine poem. There are always sunsets, and there is always genius; but only a few hours so serene that we can relish nature or criticism. The more or less depends on structure or temperament. Temperament is the iron wire on which the beads are strung. Of what use is fortune or talent to a cold and defective store?
The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.
Wisdom is always an overmatch for strength.
The truest wisdom is a resolute determination.
Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification.
Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification. Martin H.
It is not white hair that engenders wisdom.
In youth we learn; in age we understand.
The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.
He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.
Pain and foolishness lead to great bliss and complete knowledge, for Eternal Wisdom created nothing under the sun in vain.
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.
Pain is the doorway to wisdom and to truth.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
The first point of wisdom is to discern that which is false; the second, to know that which is true.
Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end.
All human wisdom works and has worries and grief as reward.
Wisdom is the knowledge of good and evil, not the strength to choose between the two.
Wisdom is found only in truth.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little. It is plain than an ignorant person thinks everything he does know important, and he tells it to everybody. But a well-educated man is not so ready to display his learning; he would have too much to say, and he sees that there is much more to be said, so he holds his peace.
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
Discipline is the bridge between thought and accomplishment. Discipline comes to those with the awareness that for a kite to fly it must rise against the wind; that all good things are achieved by those who are willing to swim upstream; that drifting aimlessly through life only leads to bitterness and disappointment." And then he added: "Discipline is the foundation on which all success is built. Lack of discipline inevitably leads to failure.
Wisdom consists not so much in knowing what to do in the ultimate as knowing what to do next.
Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.
It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.
Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to the praise that deceives them.
We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.
Deliberately seek opportunities for kindness, sympathy, and patience.
Who in their infinite wisdom decreed that Little League uniforms be white? Certainly not a mother.
The clouds may drop down titles and estates, and wealth may seek us, but wisdom must be sought.
Wisdom begins at the end.
A loving heart is the truest wisdom.
Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.
Both in thought and in feeling, even though time be real, to realise the unimportance of time is the gate of wisdom.
Lost time is never found again.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
I prefer the folly of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.
Who is wise in love, love most, say least.
Memory is the mother of all wisdom.
My past is my wisdom to use today... my future is my wisdom yet to experience. Be in the present because that is where life resides.
A proverb is one man's wit and all men's wisdom.
Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.
The sweetest realizations of life cannot be expressed with words.
All human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope.
Learned men fall into error oftenest by mistaking knowledge for wisdom.
Wisdom grows in quiet places.
There are cases in which the greatest daring is the greatest wisdom.
Wise? No, I simply learned to think.
Wisdom is like a baobab tree; no one individual can embrace it.
No one is too old to begin again.
Kindness is true wisdom--not cleverness.
Wisdom is a treasure, the key whereof is never lost.
Wisdom's door is ever open.
Be wise before the storm.
Wisdom is often counted folly by the unwise.
Wisdom is mostly the fruit of experience.
Wisdom is ever fresh; other things grow stale, but this is the evergreen flower of nature.
The man of wisdom is the man of years.
Cleverness is like a lens with a very sharp focus. Wisdom is more like a wide-angle lens.
A word to the wise is -- unnecessary.
Wisdom not only gets, but once got, retains.
Be wisely worldly, but not worldly wise.
True wisdom is to see and understand your relationship with the universe. When you gain that relational knowledge, then you are wise.
Full of wisdom are the ordinations of fate.
Full wise is he that can himself know.
Be there a will, and wisdom finds a way.
Wisdom is keeping a sense of fallibility of all our views and opinions.
Wisdom oft times consists of knowing what to do next.
There is no folly like the folly of the wise.
What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?
Wisdom we know is the knowledge of good and evil, not the strength to choose between the two.
Wisdom sails with wind and time.
Wisdom has never made a bigot, but learning has.
The first point of wisdom is to discern what is false; the second, to know what is true.
Where fear is present, wisdom cannot be.
Discipline is wisdom and vice versa.
The highest wisdom is sometimes found in the lowest people.
True wisdom doesn't have an expiry date; it is timeless.
The beginning of wisdom is the knowledge of folly.
True wisdom consists of tracing effects to their causes.
Wisdom loves the children of men, but she prefers those who come through foolishness to wisdom.
It is wisdom to think upon anything before we execute it.
Wisdom is not acquired save as the result of investigation.
Our happiness depends on wisdom all the way.
Wisdom is the power to put our time and our knowledge to the proper use.
Wisdom is humble that he knows no more.
Good people are good because they've come to wisdom through failure.
Foolishness is a twin sister of wisdom.
Wisdom may best arise from a humbling reality.
All wisdom ends in paradox.
The best wisdom is earned through experience, particularly mistakes.
The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
Wisdom comes from within. Knowledge is acquired and can sometimes put a screen on your wisdom.
Wisdom and penetration are the fruit of experience, not the lessons of retirement and leisure. Great necessities call out great virtues.
Practical wisdom is what's called for in situations that have a moral dimension to them.
The greatest wisdom is to realize one's lack of it.
Conventional wisdom is not always the best wisdom.
Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.
Wisdom denotes the pursuing of the best ends by the best means.
A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew.
Because in the school of the Spirit man learns wisdom through humility, knowledge by forgetting, how to speak by silence, how to live by dying.
Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom.
Give tribute, but not oblation, to human wisdom.
Wisdom is knowing when you can't be wise.
The key to wisdom is this -- constant and frequent questioning, for by doubting we are led to question and by questioning we arrive at the truth.
Even wisdom has to yield to self-interest.
Nobility of spirit has more to do with simplicity than ostentation, wisdom rather than wealth, commitment rather than ambition.
In order to have wisdom we must have ignorance.
There's a real wisdom to not saying a thing.
Man's wisdom is his best friend; folly his worst enemy.
The farther you go, the less you know.
Wisdom is having things right in your life and knowing why.
Great wisdom not applied to action and behavior is meaningless data.
She follows her heart
Burns with the fire
Shines through the dark
Takes her brain along
She is growing
By burning the bridges and
Lighting the candles.
It's the bringing together of knowledge and wisdom that is a great part -- perhaps the greatest part -- of our life's journey.
The anchor of all my dreams is the collective wisdom of mankind as a whole.
Cowardice is incompatible with divine wisdom.
The gateways to wisdom and knowledge are always open.
Men that love wisdom must be acquainted with very many things indeed.
The process may seem strange and yet it is very true. I did not so much gain the knowledge of things by the words, as words by the experience I had of things.
To live the greatest number of good hours is wisdom.
Wisdom is oftentimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar.
The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook.
Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.
Wisdom is the daughter of experience.
Self-knowledge is the beginning of wisdom, which is the ending of fear.
Wisdom is a sacred communion.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.
We gain the strength of the temptation we resist.
Wisdom is knowledge which has become a part of one's being.
To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.
Rightly defined philosophy is simply the love of wisdom.
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.
In life, all good things come hard, but wisdom is the hardest to come by.
It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it.
Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.
Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.
The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.
Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance.
Where there is Love and Wisdom, there is neither Fear nor Ignorance.
Where there is Patience and Humility, there is neither Anger nor Annoyance.
Where there is Poverty and Joy, there is neither Cupidity nor Avarice.
Where there is Peace and Contemplation, there is neither Care nor Restlessness.
Where there is the Fear of God to guard the dwelling, there no enemy can enter.
Where there is Mercy and Prudence, there is neither Excess nor Harshness.
Giving opens the way for receiving.
To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
The doors of wisdom are never shut.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.