Wisdom Quotes

Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences.- Norman Cousins

Memory is the mother of all wisdom.- Samuel Johnson

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

A short saying often contains much wisdom.- Sophocles

Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.- Sophocles

It's so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and say the opposite.- Sam Levenson

Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.- Plato

Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification.- Martin Fischer

Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.- Immanuel Kant

It is characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.- Thoreau

We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.- George Bernard Shaw

No question is so difficult to answer as that to which the answer is obvious.- George Bernard Shaw

Wisdom is knowing what to do next; skill is knowing how to do it; and virtue is doing it.- David Starr Jordan

The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.- Cicero

Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.- Baltasar Gracian

Some men see things as they are, and say, "Why?" Still others dream of things that never were and say, "Why not?"

People excel and learn, not because they are told to, but because they want to.- Peter Senge

Live one day at a time and make it a masterpiece. - Dale West

Doubt asks who believes? Faith answers, "I".- unknown

Do not undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others.- unknown

Happiness lies ahead for those who cry; those who hurt, those who have searched, and those who tried, for only they can appreciate the importance of people who have touched their lives.- unknown

Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss and ends with a tear.- unknown

You cannot discover oceans unless you have the courage to leave the shore.- Successories

The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past. You can't go on well in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches.- unknown

The first step in achieving prosperity and wealth is learning to appreciate what you already have. - S. Richardson

Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.- Dali Lama

When you lose, don't lose the lesson.- Dali Lama

Follow the three R's: Respect for self, respect for others and responsibility for all your actions.- Dali Lama

Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.- Dali Lama

Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.- Dali Lama

Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.- Dali Lama

When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.- Dali Lama

Spend some time alone every day.- Dali Lama

Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values. - Dali Lama

Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.- Dali Lama

In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don't bring up the past.- Dali Lama

Share your knowledge. It's a way to achieve immortality.- Dali Lama

Be gentle with the earth.- Dali Lama

Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.- Dali Lama

Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.- Dali Lama

Anger or hatred is like a fisherman's hook. It is very important for us to ensure we are not caught by it. - Dali Lama

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy practice compassion. - Dali Lama

True spirituality is a mental attitude you can practice at any time. - Dalai Lama

In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don’t try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present.

The first step toward change is acceptance. Once you accept yourself, you open the door to change. That's all you have to do. Change is not something you do, it's something you allow.- Will Garcia