Quotes on Wisdom

Quotes on Wisdom

A short saying oft contains much wisdom. Sophocles


Nowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one’s mistakes. Oscar Wilde

Caution is the eldest child of wisdom. Victor Hugo


Wisdom comes by disillusionment. George Santayana


It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things. Henry David Thoreau


Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone. Horace


Wisdom at times is found in folly. Horace


The beginning of wisdom is the definition of terms. Socrates


In order to act wisely it is not enough to be wise. Fyodor Dostoyevsky


Good people are good because they’ve come to wisdom through failure. We get very little wisdom from success, you know. William Saroyan


Self-reflection is the school of wisdom. Baltasar Gracian


Reason is a weak antagonist against love. Madeleine de Scudery


If one is too lazy to think, too vain to do a thing badly, too cowardly to admit it, one will never attain wisdom. Cyril Connolly


Nine-tenths of wisdom consists in being wise in time. Theodore Roosevelt


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


It is better to be wise than to seem wise. Origen

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