Wisdom quotes discuss the nature and sources of true wisdom. Ancient philosophers Confucius, Socrates and Lao Tzu all speak of the wisdom of knowing that you don’t know.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Ludwig van Beethoven
Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding a truth.
Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.
Meditation brings wisdom – lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.
Grief should be the instructor of the wise. Sorrow is knowledge: they who know the most must mourn the deepest.
Be afraid of nothing. You have within you all wisdom, all power, all strength, all understanding.
Instead of looking at life as a narrowing funnel, we can see it ever widening to choose the things we want to do, to take the wisdom we've learned and create something.
If facts are the seeds that later produce knowledge and wisdom, then the emotions and the impressions of the senses are the fertile soil in which the seeds most grow.
Contemplation is the root of awareness and creativity.
The more a man knows, the more he forgives.
They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
To know that you know, and to know that you don’t know – that is real wisdom.
Knowledge is power but only wisdom is liberty.
Trusting yourself is trusting the wisdom that created you.
Life is a festival only to the wise.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We judge a man’s wisdom by his hope.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I prefer the errors of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.
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.
How bright and transparent the moonlight of wisdom.
I never learned from a man who agreed with me.
Robert A. Heinlein
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.
Gratitude is a form of wisdom. It is patient, loving, hopeful, and rigorously honest. It denies nothing, and it overlooks nothing. It looks reality full in the face and says: This is true, this is me, this is my situation, and I have the opportunity to build from here. This is my starting point, and I will succeed!
He dares to be a fool, and that is the first step in the direction of wisdom.
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
Wisdom is knowing what to do next, virtue is doing it.
David Star Jordan
Never cut what you can untie.
Stillness, insight, and wisdom arise only when we can settle into being complete in this moment, without having to seek or hold on to or reject anything.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
He who knows others is wise; he who knows himself is enlightened.
To know that you do not know is the best. To pretend to know when you do not know is a disease.
Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you’d have preferred to talk.
Absorb what is useful, disregard the rest.
The more I see, the less I know for sure.
Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack.
With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.
God, give us the grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changes, courage to change the things that can be changed, and the wisdom to distinguish one from the other.
Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn.
Let your light shine. Be a source of strength and courage. Share your wisdom. Radiate love.
Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.
We don’t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.
A fool wonders, the wise man wanders.
Two people have been living in you all your life. One is the ego, garrulous, demanding, hysterical, calculating – the other is the hidden spiritual being, whose still voice of wisdom you have only rarely heard or attended to – you have uncovered in yourself your own wise guide.
It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld
To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
Patience is the companion of wisdom.
Good people are good because they’ve come to wisdom through failure. We get very little wisdom from success, you know.
One often learns more from ten days of agony than from ten years of contentment.
One thing only I know, and that is that I know nothing.
Wisdom begins with wonder. Be as you wish to seem.
Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
I have found out that there ain't no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.
If we were meant to talk more than listen, we would have two mouths and one ear.
The trouble with most of us is that we know too much that ain’t so.
With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.
To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.
Marilyn vos Savant
When we are centered in joy, we attain our wisdom.
Follow your instincts. That is where true wisdom manifests itself.
If ever there is a tomorrow when we're not together…there is something you must remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we're apart…I'll always be with you.
Winnie the Pooh
People who lean on logic and philosophy and rational exposition end by starving the best part of the mind.
William Butler Yeats
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