Quotes and Sayings about Wisdom

Timothy White

I think in conventional magazine wisdom, you need to have a redesign every decade or so.

Timothy White

Wilfrid Sheed

One reason the human race has such a low opinion of itself is that it gets so much of its wisdom from writers.

Wilfrid Sheed

Thomas Shepard

In regard of the rich grace and wisdom of his love toward his people for who sees not, but that it is a curse to be unready as these foolish virgins, who were therefore shut out.

Thomas Shepard

Martin Henry Fischer

Knowledge is a process of piling up facts wisdom lies in their simplification.

Martin Henry Fischer

John Bigelow

The result showed the wisdom of your orders.

John Bigelow

Nina Totenberg

I actually think with age comes some level of wisdom.

Nina Totenberg

Stanford Moore

This ceremony and the intellectual aura associated with the Nobel Prizes have grown from the wisdom of a practical chemist who wrote a remarkable will.

Stanford Moore

Francis Hutcheson

Wisdom denotes the pursuing of the best ends by the best means.

Francis Hutcheson

Lord John Russell

A proverb is the wisdom of many and the wit of one.

Lord John Russell

Benno C. Schmidt, Jr.

Yale is a crucible in American life for the accommodation of intellectual achievement, of wisdom, of refinement, with the democratic ideals of openness, of social justice and of equal opportunity.

Benno C. Schmidt, Jr.

Arthur Cohn

I chose Sony Classics, not just because of their practical experience, not just because of their wisdom in marketing, but mainly because of their integrity.

Arthur Cohn

Leo Strauss

If the highest things are unknowable, then the highest capacity or virtue of man cannot be theoretical wisdom.

Leo Strauss

Pope Theodoros II

We don't pray for the land. We pray for the humans, all humans... starting with the president, Mohammed Morsi, and all officials, and for God to give everyone wisdom and responsibility to manage the affairs of this country and its people in true Egyptian spirit.

Pope Theodoros II

Liu Xiaobo

Hatred is corrosive of a person's wisdom and conscience the mentality of enmity can poison a nation's spirit, instigate brutal life and death struggles, destroy a society's tolerance and humanity, and block a nation's progress to freedom and democracy.

Liu Xiaobo

Liz Carpenter

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.

Liz Carpenter

George Crabbe

Be there a will, and wisdom finds a way.

George Crabbe

Thandie Newton

I see a wiser person than when I was younger: having babies, and passing 30, were the turning points. What women in their 40s - I am 39 - lack in gorgeousness, they make up for in wisdom. I love ageing, despite the drawbacks - thinner, drier skin.

Thandie Newton

Wade Davis

What could be more lonely than to be enveloped in silence, to be the last of your people to speak your native tongue, to have no way to pass on the wisdom of the elders, to anticipate the promise of the children. This tragic fate is indeed the plight of someone somewhere roughly every two weeks.

Wade Davis

Jeremy Collier

Knowledge is the consequence of time, and multitude of days are fittest to teach wisdom.

Jeremy Collier

Joseph Story

And it is no less true, that personal security and private property rest entirely upon the wisdom, the stability, and the integrity of the courts of justice.

Joseph Story

John Florio

Wisdom sails with wind and time.

John Florio

David Puttnam

There's always a miasma of misinformation emerging from the higher education sector as to which are the 'best' courses to take. My advice would always be to ignore the perceived wisdom and look for the most reliable evidence on the ground.

David Puttnam

James Buchanan

To avoid entangling alliances has been a maxim of our policy ever since the days of Washington, and its wisdom no one will attempt to dispute.

James Buchanan

Elizabeth Hardwick

Books give not wisdom where none was before. But where some is, there reading makes it more.

Elizabeth Hardwick

William Dunbar

Your law may be perfect, your knowledge of human affairs may be such as to enable you to apply it with wisdom and skill, and yet without individual acquaintance with men, their haunts and habits, the pursuit of the profession becomes difficult, slow, and expensive.

William Dunbar