Quotes and Sayings about Wisdom

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

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

Timothy White

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

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

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

Martin Henry Fischer

The result showed the wisdom of your orders.

John Bigelow

I actually think with age comes some level of wisdom.

Nina Totenberg

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

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

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

Leo Strauss

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

Francis Hutcheson

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

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

Lord John Russell

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

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.

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

To comprehend the Wisdom of this Injunction the better, and explain the Duty before us, it should be considered, that Government is the only Means by which human Happiness can be attained.

Charles Inglis

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

They are few in the midst of an overwhelming mass of brute force, and their submission is wisdom but for a nation like England to submit to be robbed by any invader who chooses to visit her shores seemed to me to be nonsense.

George Combe

I don't want to put a pause on the rest of my life I'm really enjoying getting older and the wisdom that comes from that.

Rosemarie DeWitt

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

Wisdom is a kind of knowledge. It is knowledge of the nature, career, and consequences of human values.

Sidney Hook

As an instrument for practical action, law is responsive to the wisdom of its time, which may be wrong, but it carries forward, sometimes in opposition to this wisdom or passion, a memory of received values.

Edward Levi

Memory is not wisdom idiots can by rote repeat volumes. Yet what is wisdom without memory?

Martin Farquhar Tupper

And, if we have any evidence that the wisdom which formed the plan is in the man, we have the very same evidence, that the power which executed it is in him also.

Thomas Reid