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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