Of all our possessions, wisdom alone is imortal.
Wisdom alone is true ambition's aim, wisdom is the source of virtue and of fame obtained with labour, for mankind employed, and then, when most you share it, best enjoyed.
This, and this alone, is Christianity, a universal holiness in every part of life, a heavenly wisdom in all our actions, not conforming to the spirit and temper of the world but turning all worldly enjoyments into means of piety and devotion to God.
Wisdom comes alone through suffering.
Just as a cautious businessman avoids investing all his capital in one concern, so wisdom would probably admonish us also not to anticipate all our happiness from one quarter alone.
Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone.
Wisdom alone is the science of other sciences.
This is the highest wisdom that I own freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.
Age does not bring you wisdom, age brings you wrinkles.
Never say never, but the thought of electively cutting oneself is beyond my grasp, and I also object to it politically. Denying the lines on our faces makes a comment about age and wisdom I don't care to make.
I'm very accepting with my age. It's like notches on your belt: experience, wisdom, and a different kind of beauty. There comes a day when you've become comfortable in your skin.
Age is a terrible avenger. The lessons of life give you so much to work with, but by the time you've got all this great wisdom, you don't get to be young anymore.
Not by age but by capacity is wisdom acquired.
Morality comes with the sad wisdom of age, when the sense of curiosity has withered.
Children also have artistic ability, and there is wisdom in there having it! The more helpless they are, the more instructive are the examples they furnish us and they must be preserved free of corruption from an early age.
The philosophies of one age have become the absurdities of the next, and the foolishness of yesterday has become the wisdom of tomorrow.
The wisdom of age: don't stop walking.
Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.
The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.
Wisdom is having things right in your life and knowing why.
Wisdom comes from experience. Experience is often a result of lack of wisdom.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Patience and wisdom walk hand in hand, like two one-armed lovers.
Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be.
hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be.
Wisdom and goodness to the vile seem vile; Filths savor but themselves.
No, that is the great fallacy: the wisdom of old men. They do not grow wise. They grow careful.
To profit from good advice requires more wisdom than to give it.
A man may learn wisdom even from a foe.
Poetry begins in delight and ends in wisdom.
All human wisdom is summed up in two words-wait and hope.
The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.
The only true wisdom is knowing that you know nothing.
Wisdom is ofttimes nearer when we stoop / Than when we soar.
True wisdom has a curious way of revealing to yourself your own true ignorance.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
Pessimism is only the name that men of weak nerves give to wisdom.
Wisdom begins in wonder.
The key to wisdom is knowing all the right questions.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
Wisdom is a sacred communion.
Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
Wisdom is not bought.
Never accept ultimatums, conventional wisdom, or absolutes.
It is not wisdom but Authority that makes a law.
Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk.
To keep your secret is wisdom but to expect others to keep it is folly.
Common sense is wisdom with its sleeves rolled up.
Wisdom comes not from reason but from love.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
I prefer the folly of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.
Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences.
We can know only that we know nothing. And that is the highest degree of human wisdom.
Not by age but by character is wisdom acquired.
Silence and reserve will give anyone a reputation for wisdom.