Wisdom Quotes

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Wisdom Quotes

1. Kindness is wisdom. – Philip James Bailey

2. When in doubt, don’t. – Benjamin Franklin

3. Let deeds match words. – Plautus

4. With age comes wisdom. – S. Sreesanth

5. Be as you wish to seem. – Socrates

6. Plodding wins the race. – Aesop

7. Wisdom begins in wonder. – Socrates

8. When you doubt, abstain. – Ambrose Bierce
9. Leave no stone unturned. – Euripides

10. Cleverness is not wisdom. – Euripides

11. Wisdom begins at the end. – Daniel Webster

12. We are wiser than we know. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

13. To advise is not to compel. – Anton Chekhov

14. Honesty is the best policy. – Benjamin Franklin

15. Look twice before you leap. – Charlotte Bronte

16. Wisdom outweighs any wealth. – Sophocles

17. Turn your wounds into wisdom. – Oprah Winfrey

18. Wisdom is a sacred communion. – Victor Hugo

19. The soul‘s joy lies in doing. – Percy Bysshe Shelley

20. Never cut what you can untie. – Joseph Joubert

21. Wisdom is found only in truth. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

22. Slow and steady wins the race. – Robert Lloyd

23. Habit is the nursery of errors. – Victor Hugo

24. No man was ever wise by chance. – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

25. First appearance deceives many. – Ovid

26. Once you label me you negate me. – Soren Kierkegaard

27. Appearances are often deceiving. – Aesop

28. Wisdom comes by disillusionment. – George Santayana

29. A closed mouth catches no flies. – Miguel de Cervantes

30. Every silver lining has a cloud. – Mary Kay Ash

31. I praise loudly. I blame softly. – Catherine the Great

32. A promise made is a debt unpaid. – Robert W. Service

33. Wisdom sails with wind and time. – John Florio

34. Commitment is an act, not a word. – Jean-Paul Sartre

35. Never find fault with the absent. – Alexander Pope

36. Trouble shared is trouble halved. – Lee Iacocca

37. You can observe a lot by watching. – Yogi Berra

38. Applause is a receipt, not a bill. – Dale Carnegie

39. Perspective is worth 80 IQ points. – Alan Kay

40. I reject most conventional wisdom. – Rush Limbaugh

41. Knowledge shrinks as wisdom grows. – Alfred North Whitehead

42. The doors of wisdom are never shut. – Benjamin Franklin

43. Memory is the mother of all wisdom. – Aeschylus

44. Giving opens the way for receiving. – Florence Scovel Shinn

45. Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. – Alfred Lord Tennyson

46. Patience is the companion of wisdom. – Saint Augustine

47. Silence is true wisdom’s best reply. – Euripides

48. A loving heart is the truest wisdom. – Charles Dickens

49. Not engaging in ignorance is wisdom. – Bodhidharma

50. Discipline is wisdom and vice versa. – M. Scott Peck

51. Please all, and you will please none. – Aesop

52. Quick decisions are unsafe decisions. – Sophocles

53. Be happy. It’s one way of being wise. – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

54. The sweetest of all sounds is praise. – Xenophon

55. Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens. – Jimi Hendrix

56. Wisdom comes alone through suffering. – Aeschylus

57. Kisses are a better fate than wisdom. – e. e. cummings

58. It’s not the having, it’s the getting. – Elizabeth Taylor

59. If you want to go east, don’t go west. – Ramakrishna

60. The wisdom of age: don’t stop walking. – Mason Cooley

61. I associate wisdom and grace with age. – Christy Turlington

62. It’s very hard to know what wisdom is. – James Hillman

63. Tis but a part we see, and not a whole. – Alexander Pope

64. A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow. – Charlotte Bronte

65. A mouse does not rely on just one hole. – Plautus

66. It is better to rust out than wear out. – Edwin Markham

67. Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit. – Baltasar Gracian

68. With age comes common sense and wisdom. – Nas

69. Wisdom is humble that he knows no more. – William Cowper

70. A man may learn wisdom even from a foe. – Aristophanes

71. It isn’t what you do, but how you do it. – John Wooden

72. It is impossible to love and to be wise. – Francis Bacon

73. Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness. – Sophocles

74. In youth and beauty, wisdom is but rare! – Homer

75. Wisdom is important in every man’s life. – Rza

76. A prudent question is one-half of wisdom. – Francis Bacon

77. No one wants advice – only corroboration. – John Steinbeck

78. Much wisdom often goes with fewest words. – Sophocles

79. Wisdom is knowing when you can’t be wise. – Paul Engle

80. Who is wise in love, love most, say least. – Alfred Lord Tennyson

81. If the world were perfect, it wouldn’t be. – Yogi Berra

82. None knows the weight of another’s burden. – George Herbert

83. Suffering is one of life’s great teachers. – Bryant H. McGill

84. Cunning… is but the low mimic of wisdom. – Plato

85. A short saying often contains much wisdom. – Sophocles

86. Blessed are they who seek to learn wisdom. – Ezra Taft Benson

87. Even wisdom has to yield to self-interest. – Pindar

88. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom. – Bertrand Russell

89. Wisdom is always an overmatch for strength. – Phil Jackson

90. Look around for a place to sow a few seeds. – Henry Van Dyke

91. Some folks are wise and some are otherwise. – Tobias Smollett

92. Meditation is the soul’s perspective glass. – Owen Feltham

93. Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom. – Francis Bacon

94. Full of wisdom are the ordinations of fate. – Friedrich Schiller

95. It is not white hair that engenders wisdom. – Menander

96. Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time. – Theodore Roosevelt

97. A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom. – Robert Frost

98. Man is only great when he acts from passion. – Benjamin Disraeli

99. Of prosperity mortals can never have enough. – Aeschylus

100. It is good even for old men to learn wisdom. – Aeschylus

101. Our happiness depends on wisdom all the way. – Sophocles

102. Strength and wisdom are not opposing values. – William J. Clinton

103. There’s a real wisdom to not saying a thing. – Willem Dafoe

104. Wisdom not only gets, but once got, retains. – Francis Quarles

105. Imagination is more important than knowledge. – Albert Einstein

106. Self-suggestion makes you master of yourself. – W. Clement Stone

107. If you want a thing done well, do it yourself. – Napoleon Bonaparte

108. The truest wisdom is a resolute determination. – Napoleon Bonaparte

109. Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

110. Wisdom alone is the science of other sciences. – Plato

111. Not by age but by capacity is wisdom acquired. – Plautus

112. Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end. – Leonard Nimoy

113. Wisdom may best arise from a humbling reality. – Michael Leunig

114. You have to know when to stop – that’s wisdom. – Hubert de Givenchy

115. Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. – John Muir

116. Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity. – Saint Augustine

117. Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself. – Marcus Tullius Cicero

118. It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

119. The less you talk, the more you’re listened to. – Pauline Phillips

120. Some wisdom you must learn from one who’s wise. – Euripides

121. Wise men make more opportunities than they find. – Francis Bacon

122. Start wide, expand further, and never look back. – Arnold Schwarzenegger

123. A mistake is simply another way of doing things. – Katharine Graham

124. The fall of dropping water wears away the Stone. – Lucretius

125. To win without risk is to triumph without glory. – Pierre Corneille

126. It is not wisdom but Authority that makes a law. – Thomas Hobbes

127. The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness. – Michel de Montaigne

128. Wisdom has never made a bigot, but learning has. – Josh Billings

129. Sciences may be learned by rote, but wisdom not. – Laurence Sterne

130. Wisdom is not attained by years, but by ability. – Plautus

131. We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom. – Stephen Vincent Benet

132. Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

133. We gain the strength of the temptation we resist. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

134. The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom. – William Blake

135. When defeat is inevitable, it is wisest to yield. – Quintilian

136. Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom. – Euripides

137. It is costly wisdom that is bought by experience. – Roger Ascham

138. Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

139. Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear. – Baruch Spinoza

140. Knowledge is marvelous, but wisdom is even better. – Kay Redfield Jamison

141. Conventional wisdom is not always the best wisdom. – Doug Ducey

142. Always keep an open mind and a compassionate heart. – Phil Jackson

143. Rarely promise, but, if lawful, constantly perform. – William Penn

144. Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another. – Juvenal

145. The best way to predict the future is to invent it. – Alan Kay

146. Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom. – Thomas Jefferson

147. The greatest wisdom is to realize one’s lack of it. – Constantin Stanislavski

148. What is all wisdom save a collection of platitudes? – Norman Douglas

149. The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. – Socrates

150. Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences. – Norman Cousins

151. The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. – Lao Tzu

152. Counsel woven into the fabric of real life is wisdom. – Walter Benjamin

153. If you want to be found stand where the seeker seeks. – Sidney Lanier

154. Wisdom oft times consists of knowing what to do next. – Herbert Hoover

155. Holy wisdom confounds Satan and all his wickednesses. – Francis of Assisi

156. Even youngish men can acquire wisdom as time goes by. – John Bercow

157. The pine stays green in winter… wisdom in hardship. – Norman Douglas

158. Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise. – Sigmund Freud

159. If you wish to reach the highest, begin at the lowest. – Publilius Syrus

160. Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone. – Baltasar Gracian

161. A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work. – John Lubbock

162. A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool. – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

163. Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it. – David Starr Jordan

164. True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing. – Socrates

165. The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining. – John F. Kennedy

166. Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake. – Napoleon Bonaparte

167. It’s easier to resist at the beginning than at the end. – Leonardo da Vinci

168. When you give yourself, you receive more than you give. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

169. If I don’t have wisdom, I can teach you only ignorance. – Leo Buscaglia

170. Always seek out the seed of triumph in every adversity. – Og Mandino

171. From the errors of others, a wise man corrects his own. – Publilius Syrus

172. Perhaps too much of everything is as bad as too little. – Edna Ferber

173. Man’s wisdom is his best friend; folly his worst enemy. – William Temple

174. What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness? – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

175. Keep well; that is the half of wisdom and of happiness. – Emile Zola

176. Books are the ever burning lamps of accumulated wisdom. – George William Curtis

177. Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable. – Franz Kafka

178. The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention. – John Burroughs

179. Combine the extremes, and you will have the true center. – Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

180. When you betray somebody else, you also betray yourself. – Isaac Bashevis Singer

181. Rightly defined philosophy is simply the love of wisdom. – Marcus Tullius Cicero

182. Irony is the gaiety of reflection and the joy of wisdom. – Anatole France

183. Women are stronger than men – they do not die of wisdom. – James Stephens

184. Much of the wisdom of one age, is the folly of the next. – Charles Simmons

185. My dad was a man of great wisdom in his short time here. – Bonnie Hunt

186. The higher we are placed, the more humbly we should walk. – Marcus Tullius Cicero

187. Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice. – Anton Chekhov

188. There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart. – Charles Dickens

189. Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone. – Horace

190. Make it your habit not to be critical about small things. – Edward Everett Hale

191. Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life. – Immanuel Kant

192. If suffering brings wisdom, I would wish to be less wise. – William Butler Yeats

193. Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise. – Samuel Johnson

194. Better than the strength of men and horses is our wisdom. – Xenophanes

195. For the subtlest folly proceeds from the subtlest wisdom. – John Webster

196. It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see. – Henry David Thoreau

197. Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds. – George Eliot

198. Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment. – Jim Rohn

199. Everything important always begins from something trivial. – Donald Hall

200. All human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope. – Alexandre Dumas

201. Wisdom finds its literary expression in wisdom literature. – Paul Ricoeur

202. Let us act on what we have, since we have not what we wish. – John Henry Newman

203. Between saying and doing, many a pair of shoes is worn out. – Iris Murdoch

204. All human wisdom works and has worries and grief as reward. – Johann Georg Hamann

205. Wisdom is knowledge which has become a part of one’s being. – Orison Swett Marden

206. Never accept ultimatums, conventional wisdom, or absolutes. – Christopher Reeve

207. I’ll come to you with gifts of knowledge, wisdom and truth. – Barry White

208. Wisdom is not acquired save as the result of investigation. – Sara Teasdale

209. It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things. – Henry David Thoreau

210. Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. – Albert Einstein

211. Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment. – Lao Tzu

212. Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

213. Wisdom is oftentimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar. – William Wordsworth

214. Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy. – Ludwig van Beethoven

215. They would need to be already wise, in order to love wisdom. – Friedrich Schiller

216. It isn’t right to judge strength as better than good wisdom. – Xenophanes

217. Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn’t be done. – Amelia Earhart

218. A charming woman… doesn’t follow the crowd. She is herself. – Loretta Young

219. The truth is not for all men, but only for those who seek it. – Ayn Rand

220. The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook. – William James

221. Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own. – Aesop

222. We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are. – Max de Pree

223. The wisdom of the wise is an uncommon degree of common sense. – William Inge

224. Repeat anything often enough and it will start to become you. – Tom Hopkins

225. People seldom refuse help, if one offers it in the right way. – A. C. Benson

226. In the vain laughter of folly wisdom hears half its applause. – George Eliot

227. Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. – Charlie Parker

228. We all admire the wisdom of people who come to us for advice. – Arthur Helps

229. I’m not a mom, but I think the word ‘mother’ is about wisdom. – Margaret Cho

230. In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. – John Muir

231. It’s better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life. – Elizabeth Kenny

232. You always have two choices: your commitment versus your fear. – Sammy Davis, Jr.

233. We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

234. They whom truth and wisdom lead, can gather honey from a weed. – William Cowper

235. Wisdom and knowledge are the most valuable things in the body. – Masayoshi Son

236. Nothing that you have not given away will ever be really yours. – C. S. Lewis

237. Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance. – George Bernard Shaw

238. Don’t taunt the alligator until after you’ve crossed the creek. – Dan Rather

239. I prefer the folly of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom. – Anatole France

240. Without wisdom, the future has no meaning, no valuable purpose. – Herbie Hancock

241. I think with experience and age, you gain knowledge and wisdom. – Nick Foles

242. Sometimes wisdom comes to us when it can no longer do any good. – Ravi Shastri

243. A man should always consider how much he has more than he wants. – Joseph Addison

244. The more one pleases everybody, the less one pleases profoundly. – Stendhal

245. The superior man blames himself. The inferior man blames others. – Don Shula

246. The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil. – Marcus Tullius Cicero

247. Swim upstream. Go the other way. Ignore the conventional wisdom. – Sam Walton

248. I’m a member of the 1960s generation. We didn’t have any wisdom. – P. J. O’Rourke

249. To profit from good advice requires more wisdom than to give it. – Wilson Mizner

250. O, what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive! – Walter Scott

251. A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. – Nelson Mandela

252. Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again. – Joseph Campbell

253. Life is a travelling to the edge of knowledge, then a leap taken. – D. H. Lawrence

254. It is not who is right, but what is right, that is of importance. – Thomas Huxley

255. Today’s mighty oak is just yesterday’s nut, that held its ground. – David Icke

256. Never reach out your hand unless you’re willing to extend an arm. – Pope Paul VI

257. He who lives by the crystal ball soon learns to eat ground glass. – Edgar Fiedler

258. Wisdom has its root in goodness, not goodness its root in wisdom. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

259. Follow your instincts. That’s where true wisdom manifests itself. – Oprah Winfrey

260. The hunger for facile wisdom is the root of all false philosophy. – George Santayana

261. Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom. – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

262. What happens is not as important as how you react to what happens. – Ellen Glasgow

263. There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy. – Friedrich Nietzsche

264. I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance. – Thomas Carlyle

265. The extreme limit of wisdom, that’s what the public calls madness. – Jean Cocteau

266. If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there. – Lewis Carroll

267. The greater our knowledge increases the more our ignorance unfolds. – John F. Kennedy

268. Everything in the world may be endured except continual prosperity. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

269. It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters. – Epictetus

270. If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail. – Abraham Maslow

271. The wheel that squeaks the loudest is the one that gets the grease. – Josh Billings

272. It is the neglect of timely repair that makes rebuilding necessary. – Richard Whately

273. Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech. – Plutarch

274. Science gives us knowledge, but only philosophy can give us wisdom. – Will Durant

275. The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions. – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

276. Before we acquire great power we must acquire wisdom to use it well. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

277. Many sophisticated, intelligent people lack wisdom and common sense. – Joyce Meyer

278. To keep your secret is wisdom; to expect others to keep it is folly. – William Samuel Johnson

279. People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy. – Anton Chekhov

280. The future has already arrived. It’s just not evenly distributed yet. – William Gibson

281. If fortune favors you do not be elated; if she frowns do not despond. – Ausonius

282. It is much more difficult to measure nonperformance than performance. – Harold S. Geneen

283. Deliberately seek opportunities for kindness, sympathy, and patience. – Evelyn Underhill

284. They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom. – Confucius

285. The sum of wisdom is that time is never lost that is devoted to work. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

286. The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

287. The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom. – Aristotle

288. Vanity can easily overtake wisdom. It usually overtakes common sense. – Julian Casablancas

289. Set your course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship. – Omar N. Bradley

290. I didn’t get where I am today by worryin’ about how I’d feel tomorrow. – Ron White

291. All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man. – Henry David Thoreau

292. Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. – Thomas A. Edison

293. The opinion which other people have of you is their problem, not yours. – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

294. An ounce of cheerfulness is worth a pound of sadness to serve God with. – Thomas Fuller

295. Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance. – Francis of Assisi

296. We do not sit as a superlegislature to weigh the wisdom of legislation. – William O. Douglas

297. He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose. – Jim Elliot

298. He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe. – Marcus Aurelius

299. Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation. – Robert H. Schuller

300. Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance. – Jean de La Fontaine

301. Wisdom is the power to put our time and our knowledge to the proper use. – Thomas J. Watson

302. Virtues are acquired through endeavor, which rests wholly upon yourself. – Sidney Lanier

303. Knowledge without justice ought to be called cunning rather than wisdom. – Plato

304. To keep your secret is wisdom; but to expect others to keep it is folly. – Samuel Johnson

305. In complete darkness, it is only knowledge and wisdom that separates us. – Janet Jackson

306. The world is a diverse place. Nobody has a monopoly on virtue or wisdom. – Lee Hsien Loong

307. To know one’s self is wisdom, but not to know one’s neighbors is genius. – Minna Antrim

308. The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance. – Benjamin Franklin

309. There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

310. Ignorant men raise questions that wise men answered a thousand years ago. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

311. Knowing that you are going to die is, I suspect, the beginning of wisdom. – Terry Pratchett

312. In life, all good things come hard, but wisdom is the hardest to come by. – Lucille Ball

313. Though I am fascinated by knowledge, I am even more fascinated by wisdom. – Abraham Verghese

314. In action a great heart is the chief qualification. In work, a great head. – Arthur Schopenhauer

315. All things must come to the soul from its roots, from where it is planted. – Saint Teresa of Avila

316. Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it. – George Santayana

317. Ignorance and bungling with love are better than wisdom and skill without. – Henry David Thoreau

318. Mixing one’s wines may be a mistake, but old and new wisdom mix admirably. – Bertolt Brecht

319. The enemy of the conventional wisdom is not ideas but the march of events. – John Kenneth Galbraith

320. Rich people without wisdom and learning are but sheep with golden fleeces. – Solon

321. Pain makes man think. Thought makes man wise. Wisdom makes life endurable. – John Patrick

322. You’ve got to go out on a limb sometimes because that’s where the fruit is. – Will Rogers

323. Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone. – Pablo Picasso

324. Blessed are those who give without remembering and take without forgetting. – Elizabeth Bibesco

325. The truest greatness lies in being kind, the truest wisdom in a happy mind. – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

326. It is not from reason that justice springs, but goodness is born of wisdom. – Maurice Maeterlinck

327. With pride, there are many curses. With humility, there come many blessings. – Ezra Taft Benson

328. There are three faithful friends – an old wife, an old dog, and ready money. – Benjamin Franklin

329. Wisdom is the abstract of the past, but beauty is the promise of the future. – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

330. One part of wisdom is knowing what you don’t need anymore and letting it go. – Jane Fonda

331. We all have within us a deep wisdom, but sometimes we don’t know we have it. – Shakti Gawain

332. It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen. – John Wooden

333. I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done. – Lucille Ball

334. Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. – Will Rogers

335. Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become. – Jim Rohn

336. He dares to be a fool, and that is the first step in the direction of wisdom. – James Huneker

337. Step with care and great tact, and remember that Life’s a Great Balancing Act. – Dr. Seuss

338. Don’t gain the world and lose your soul; wisdom is better than silver or gold. – Bob Marley

339. Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom, not a guide by which to live. – Robert Kennedy

340. Each of us finds his unique vehicle for sharing with others his bit of wisdom. – Ram Dass

341. One of the greatest pieces of economic wisdom is to know what you do not know. – John Kenneth Galbraith

342. You can practice to attain knowledge, but you can’t practice to attain wisdom. – Herbie Hancock

343. To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe. – Marilyn vos Savant

344. The weak have remedies, the wise have joys; superior wisdom is superior bliss. – Edward Young

345. Public opinion is no more than this: what people think that other people think. – Alfred Austin

346. Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away. – Arthur Helps

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

348. Has fortune dealt you some bad cards. Then let wisdom make you a good gamester. – Francis Quarles

349. I’ve always shied away from conventional wisdom, though I know the power of it. – Peter Jennings

350. How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone. – Coco Chanel

351. The day of fortune is like a harvest day, We must be busy when the corn is ripe. – Torquato Tasso

352. You can’t sweep other people off their feet, if you can’t be swept off your own. – Clarence Day

353. Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance. – H. L. Mencken

354. Enraging liberals is simply one of the more enjoyable side effects of my wisdom. – Rush Limbaugh

355. All free governments are managed by the combined wisdom and folly of the people. – James A. Garfield

356. Experience is not what happens to you; it’s what you do with what happens to you. – Aldous Huxley

357. It is like the seed put in the soil – the more one sows, the greater the harvest. – Orison Swett Marden

358. Knowledge is proud that it knows so much; wisdom is humble that it knows no more. – William Cowper

359. I’m now the elder in the position of doling out wisdom and trying to mend fences. – Jane Fonda

360. The thing that we possess, that machines don’t, is the ability to exhibit wisdom. – Herbie Hancock

361. Now that I am sixty, I see why the idea of elder wisdom has passed from currency. – John Updike

362. The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom. – H. L. Mencken

363. Everything comes to us that belongs to us if we create the capacity to receive it. – Rabindranath Tagore

364. It is the mind that maketh good or ill, That maketh wretch or happy, rich or poor. – Michel de Montaigne

365. We never understand how little we need in this world until we know the loss of it. – James M. Barrie

366. Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day. – Thornton Wilder

367. The opportunity for brotherhood presents itself every time you meet a human being. – Jane Wyman

368. The hours of folly are measured by the clock; but of wisdom, no clock can measure. – William Blake

369. Wisdom lies neither in fixity nor in change, but in the dialectic between the two. – Octavio Paz

370. There is a trade off – as you grow older you gain wisdom but you lose spontaneity. – Kenny Rogers

371. Doubt the conventional wisdom unless you can verify it with reason and experiment. – Steve Albini

372. Whatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who’ll argue with you. – John Wooden

373. Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. – Henry Ford

374. The motto of chivalry is also the motto of wisdom; to serve all, but love only one. – Honore de Balzac

375. Knowledge which is divorced from justice, may be called cunning rather than wisdom. – Marcus Tullius Cicero

376. Back of every mistaken venture and defeat is the laughter of wisdom, if you listen. – Carl Sandburg

377. The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations. – Benjamin Disraeli

378. Wisdom is the quality that keeps you from getting into situations where you need it. – Doug Larson

379. Wisdom doesn’t necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself. – Tom Wilson

380. Wisdom is a gift but has nothing to do with age. That was probably the case with me. – Ruby Bridges

381. Morality comes with the sad wisdom of age, when the sense of curiosity has withered. – Graham Greene

382. Theology in general seems to me a substitution of human ingenuity for divine wisdom. – Julia Ward Howe

383. Our wisdom comes from our experience, and our experience comes from our foolishness. – Sacha Guitry

384. Above all, you must fight conceit, envy, and every kind of ill-feeling in your heart. – Abraham Cahan

385. I consider wisdom supernatural because it isn’t taught by men – it’s a gift from God. – Joyce Meyer

386. Wisdom is the knowledge of good and evil, not the strength to choose between the two. – John Cheever

387. Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of. – Benjamin Franklin

388. The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique. – Walt Disney

389. It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf. – Walter Lippmann

390. The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance – it is the illusion of knowledge. – Daniel J. Boorstin

391. When a thing is done, it’s done. Don’t look back. Look forward to your next objective. – George C. Marshall

392. There are three classes of men; lovers of wisdom, lovers of honor, and lovers of gain. – Plato

393. It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen. – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

394. Wisdom is that apprehension of heavenly things to which the spirit rises through love. – Honore de Balzac

395. Thinking is not enough. There is no final enough of wisdom, experience – any… thing. – William S. Burroughs

396. This age thinks better of a gilded fool Than of a threadbare saint in wisdom’s school. – Thomas Dekker

397. Wisdom and goodness are twin-born, one heart must hold both sisters, never seen apart. – William Dean Howells

398. A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle. – Khalil Gibran

399. Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. – Carl Jung

400. It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them. – Epictetus

401. Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence. – Jean Paul

402. A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew. – Herb Caen

403. We must learn from the sermons of Christ, the wisdom of Laotzu, the teachings of Buddha. – Charles Lindbergh

404. Purity engenders Wisdom, Passion avarice, and Ignorance folly, infatuation and darkness. – Cyril Connolly

405. Learning sleeps and snores in libraries, but wisdom is everywhere, wide awake, on tiptoe. – Josh Billings

406. In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration. – Ansel Adams

407. Pure, holy simplicity confounds all the wisdom of this world and the wisdom of the flesh. – Francis of Assisi

408. Putting is like wisdom – partly a natural gift and partly the accumulation of experience. – Arnold Palmer

409. This is perhaps the most profound meaning of the book of Job, the best example of wisdom. – Paul Ricoeur

410. The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living, which are to be desired when dying. – Norman Douglas

411. You must accept responsibility for your actions, but not the credit for your achievements. – Denis Waitley

412. More helpful than all wisdom is one draught of simple human pity that will not forsake us. – George Eliot

413. If an idea is indeed sensible, it will eventually become just part of the accepted wisdom. – Nigel Farage

414. It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important. – Arthur Conan Doyle

415. Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world. – Archimedes

416. Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you’d have preferred to talk. – Doug Larson

417. In seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it – thou art a fool. – Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

418. It takes a great man to give sound advice tactfully, but a greater to accept it graciously. – Logan Pearsall Smith

419. To think ill of mankind and not wish ill to them, is perhaps the highest wisdom and virtue. – William Hazlitt

420. Once I turned 35, I got the bonus of some wisdom and began to accept life on its own terms. – Mike Myers

421. Contemplation and wisdom are highest achievements and man is not totally at home with them. – Gabriel Marcel

422. Memory is not wisdom; idiots can by rote repeat volumes. Yet what is wisdom without memory? – Martin Farquhar Tupper

423. Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men. – Confucius

424. The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends. – Friedrich Nietzsche

425. A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right. – Thomas Paine

426. What is man’s ultimate direction in life? It is to look for love, truth, virtue, and beauty. – Shinichi Suzuki

427. Does wisdom perhaps appear on the earth as a raven which is inspired by the smell of carrion? – Friedrich Nietzsche

428. Wisdom we know is the knowledge of good and evil, not the strength to choose between the two. – John Cheever

429. Wisdom consists not so much in knowing what to do in the ultimate as knowing what to do next. – Herbert Hoover

430. For all my education, accomplishments, and so called ‘wisdom’… I can’t fathom my own heart. – Michael Caine

431. I gave my beauty and my youth to men. I am going to give my wisdom and experience to animals. – Brigitte Bardot

432. Some coaches pray for wisdom. I pray for 260-pound tackles. They’ll give me plenty of wisdom. – Chuck Noll

433. Wisdom too often never comes, and so one ought not to reject it merely because it comes late. – Felix Frankfurter

434. I have devoted my life to uncertainty. Certainty is the death of wisdom, thought, creativity. – Shekhar Kapur

435. Whatever religion or wisdom, spirituality and values are important to me and to the business. – Isabelle Kocher

436. Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else. – Judy Garland

437. Few of the many wise apothegms which have been uttered have prevented a single foolish action. – Thomas Babington Macaulay

438. Though sages may pour out their wisdom’s treasure, there is no sterner moralist than pleasure. – Lord Byron

439. I always want to be a messenger, a person that, you know, that’s not afraid to pass on wisdom. – Mary J. Blige

440. Wisdom comes from within. Knowledge is acquired and can sometimes put a screen on your wisdom. – A. R. Rahman

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441. I used to think I was going to die wise, and now, the one wisdom I have is I know very little. – Mary Steenburgen

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

443. The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are. – John Burroughs

444. But life is long. And it is the long run that balances the short flare of interest and passion. – Sylvia Plath

445. Men who know themselves are no longer fools. They stand on the threshold of the door of Wisdom. – Havelock Ellis

446. The clouds may drop down titles and estates, and wealth may seek us, but wisdom must be sought. – Edward Young

447. Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom. – Theodore Isaac Rubin

448. It is wisdom in prosperity, when all is as thou wouldn’t have it, to fear and suspect the worst. – Desiderius Erasmus

449. This is what I learned: that everybody is talented, original and has something important to say. – Brenda Ueland

450. I know that inner wisdom is more precious than wealth. The more you spend it, the more you gain. – Oprah Winfrey

451. We can be knowledgable with other men’s knowledge but we cannot be wise with other men’s wisdom. – Michel de Montaigne

452. Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad. – Brian O’Driscoll

453. In most cases, a year older is a good thing. More wisdom, more experience, and less damns given. – Amanda Seales

454. I haven’t any wisdom – just a child like everybody else. I’m not as great as Frank Lloyd Wright. – Philip Johnson

455. The way you see people is the way you treat them, and the way you treat them is what they become. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

456. If you call failures experiments, you can put them in your resume and claim them as achievements. – Mason Cooley

457. The art of storytelling is reaching its end because the epic side of truth, wisdom, is dying out. – Walter Benjamin

458. Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful. – John Wooden

459. It is better to risk starving to death then surrender. If you give up on your dreams, what’s left? – Jim Carrey

460. Talent is God-given; be humble. Fame is man-given; be thankful. Conceit is self-given; be careful. – Harvey Mackay

461. Let me warn you, if you start chasing after views, you’ll be left without bread and without views. – Nikolai Gogol

462. As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round. – Ben Hogan

463. Who in their infinite wisdom decreed that Little League uniforms be white? Certainly not a mother. – Erma Bombeck

464. I have no agenda except to be funny. Neither I or the writers profess to offer any worldly wisdom. – Julia Louis-Dreyfus

465. Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching. – Satchel Paige

466. The difference between chirping out of turn and a faux pas depends on what kind of a bar you’re in. – Wilson Mizner

467. Doubt is the vestibule through which all must pass before they can enter into the temple of wisdom. – Charles Caleb Colton

468. We have no words for speaking of wisdom to the stupid. He who understands the wise is wise already. – Georg C. Lichtenberg

469. Economists often like startling theorems, results which seem to run counter to conventional wisdom. – Joseph Stiglitz

470. Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is God’s gift, that’s why we call it the present. – Joan Rivers

471. The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it. – Jean Paul

472. I don’t have the strength or wisdom to get through a single day without guidance and grace from God. – Tony Dungy

473. The wisdom of man never yet contrived a system of taxation that would operate with perfect equality. – Andrew Jackson

474. The more you meditate on the laws of Moses, the more striking and brighter does their wisdom appear. – John Quincy Adams

475. In your 20s you can be pretty, but you don’t accomplish real beauty until you find wisdom and depth. – Evangeline Lilly

476. When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps. – Confucius

477. Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it. – Colin Powell

478. When an opponent comes forward, move in and greet him; if he wants to pull back, send him on his way. – Morihei Ueshiba

479. It is astonishing with how little wisdom mankind can be governed, when that little wisdom is its own. – William Inge

480. The greater the step forward in knowledge, the greater is the one taken backward in search of wisdom. – Stephen Gardiner

481. You want people walking away from the conversation with some kernel of wisdom or some kind of impact. – Harry Dean Stanton

482. All of us, at certain moments of our lives, need to take advice and to receive help from other people. – Alexis Carrel

483. Young people, you need the wisdom of age, just as some of us older ones need your enthusiasm for life. – Ezra Taft Benson

484. Gray hairs are signs of wisdom if you hold your tongue, speak and they are but hairs, as in the young. – Rabindranath Tagore

485. Wisdom cannot come by railroad or automobile or aeroplane, or be hurried up by telegraph or telephone. – John Burroughs

486. There is often, in the affairs of government, more efficiency and wisdom in non-action than in action. – John C. Calhoun

487. The conventional wisdom is that if you are gay, you cannot play the romantic straight lead in a movie. – Ian Mckellen

488. It is plain to me that our prelates, in granting indulgences, do commonly blaspheme the wisdom of God. – John Wycliffe

489. The price of wisdom is innocence. So, I have definitely become wiser but sadly a little less innocent. – Mahira Khan

490. He was gifted with the sly, sharp instinct for self-preservation that passes for wisdom among the rich. – Evelyn Waugh

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

492. A heart well prepared for adversity in bad times hopes, and in good times fears for a change in fortune. – Horace

493. The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while. – Albert Einstein

494. Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. – George S. Patton

495. The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails. – William Arthur Ward

496. Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit. – Elbert Hubbard

497. That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in another. – Adlai Stevenson I

498. At sixty, I know little more about wisdom than I did at thirty, but I know a great deal more about folly. – Mason Cooley

499. We all grow up. Hopefully, we get wiser. Age brings wisdom, and fatherhood changes one’s life completely. – Frank Abagnale

500. Lord, give us the wisdom to utter words that are gentle and tender, for tomorrow we may have to eat them. – Mo Udall

501. I will not follow where the path may lead, but I will go where there is no path, and I will leave a trail. – Muriel Strode

502. Singleness of purpose is one of the chief essentials for success in life, no matter what may be one’s aim. – John D. Rockefeller

503. Good nature is worth more than knowledge, more than money, more than honor, to the persons who possess it. – Henry Ward Beecher

504. My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it’s on your plate. – Thornton Wilder

505. The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom. – Isaac Asimov

506. Earthly wisdom is doing what comes naturally. Godly wisdom is doing what the Holy Spirit compels us to do. – Charles Stanley

507. If you were to offer a thirsty man all wisdom, you would not please him more than if you gave him a drink. – Sophocles

508. Moderation is the inseparable companion of wisdom, but with it genius has not even a nodding acquaintance. – Charles Caleb Colton

509. Since human wisdom cannot secure us from accidents, it is the greatest effort of reason to bear them well. – John Paul Jones

510. Experiences are savings which a miser puts aside. Wisdom is an inheritance which a wastrel cannot exhaust. – Karl Kraus

511. It is always our own self that we find at the end of the journey. The sooner we face that self, the better. – Ella Maillart

512. If I am fool, it is, at least, a doubting one; and I envy no one the certainty of his self-approved wisdom. – Lord Byron

513. It is astonishing what force, purity, and wisdom it requires for a human being to keep clear of falsehoods. – Margaret Fuller

514. A great memory is never made synonymous with wisdom, any more than a dictionary would be called a treatise. – John Henry Newman

515. In the frank expression of conflicting opinions lies the greatest promise of wisdom in governmental action. – Louis D. Brandeis

516. I’m married. My wife, Stella – a beautiful woman. She’s brought a lot of peace to my life, a lot of wisdom. – Anthony Hopkins

517. I am thinking of taking a fifth wife. Why not? Solomon had a thousand wives and he is a synonym for wisdom. – John Barrymore

518. To build a great company, which is a CEO’s job, sometimes you have to stand up against conventional wisdom. – Carly Fiorina

519. Many of us spend half of our time wishing for things we could have if we didn’t spend half our time wishing. – Alexander Woollcott

520. I’m not wise, but the beginning of wisdom is there; it’s like relaxing into – and an acceptance of – things. – Tina Turner

521. He who devotes sixteen hours a day to hard study may become at sixty as wise as he thought himself at twenty. – Mary Wilson Little

522. I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. – Lao Tzu

523. To wear your heart on your sleeve isn’t a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best. – Margaret Thatcher

524. Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom; and a great empire and little minds go ill together. – Edmund Burke

525. Teach your children poetry; it opens the mind, lends grace to wisdom and makes the heroic virtues hereditary. – Walter Scott

526. Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to the praise that deceives them. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

527. Science is always discovering odd scraps of magical wisdom and making a tremendous fuss about its cleverness. – Aleister Crowley

528. Outside of hip-hop, it was in comics that I most often found the aesthetics and wisdom of my world reflected. – Ta-Nehisi Coates

529. That old law about ‘an eye for an eye’ leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

530. Wisdom I know is social. She seeks her fellows. But Beauty is jealous, and illy bears the presence of a rival. – Thomas Jefferson

531. Great wisdom is generous; petty wisdom is contentious. Great speech is impassioned, small speech cantankerous. – Zhuangzi

532. Novels are the Socratic dialogues of our time. Practical wisdom fled from school wisdom into this liberal form. – Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

533. The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense. – Thomas A. Edison

534. Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best. – Henry Van Dyke

535. I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be. – Thomas Jefferson

536. As we work to reweave the strands of connection, we can be supported by the wisdom and lovingkindness of others. – Sharon Salzberg

537. This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

538. If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner. – Omar N. Bradley

539. If we had our priorities straight as a country, we’d consider leaving fame behind a mark of wisdom and character. – S.E. Cupp

540. Wise kings generally have wise counselors; and he must be a wise man himself who is capable of distinguishing one. – Diogenes

541. There’s a beauty to wisdom and experience that cannot be faked. It’s impossible to be mature without having lived. – Amy Grant

542. Spending two years on my uncle’s ranch in Montana as a young man gave me the wisdom and the thrust to do westerns. – Robert Duvall

543. We don’t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us. – Marcel Proust

544. Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack. We give it orders which make no sense. – Henry Miller

545. The seat of knowledge is in the head; of wisdom, in the heart. We are sure to judge wrong, if we do not feel right. – William Hazlitt

546. Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us. – Hal Borland

547. Data is not information, information is not knowledge, knowledge is not understanding, understanding is not wisdom. – Clifford Stoll

548. A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them. – John C. Maxwell

549. Sorrow is knowledge, those that know the most must mourn the deepest, the tree of knowledge is not the tree of life. – Lord Byron

550. Both in thought and in feeling, even though time be real, to realise the unimportance of time is the gate of wisdom. – Bertrand Russell

551. In my definition of consciousness, consciousness is the same thing as life. What wisdom traditions also call spirit. – Deepak Chopra

552. Mainstream media tend to just mouth the conventional wisdom, to see everything through the filter of right and left. – Arianna Huffington

553. Wisdom stands at the turn in the road and calls upon us publicly, but we consider it false and despise its adherents. – Khalil Gibran

554. Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable. – Sydney J. Harris

555. However glorious an action in itself, it ought not to pass for great if it be not the effect of wisdom and intention. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

556. Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship. – Epicurus

557. We need to hear stories from older women. There’s a wealth of wisdom and real resilience there, but they’re silenced. – Hannah Gadsby

558. I love being. There’s so much wisdom in it. You wake up in the morning and you think, Hey, isn’t it great just being? – Gwyneth Paltrow

559. For the Holy Ghost blesses us with optimism and wisdom at times of challenge that we simply cannot muster on our own. – Sheri L. Dew

560. This fear of the Lord is indeed the beginning of wisdom. This consciousness of sin is the straight pathway to heaven. – Joseph Barber Lightfoot

561. It doesn’t matter how much wisdom you have. If you don’t have position, you have nothing. That’s the tragedy of India. – Rahul Gandhi

562. If you set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing. – Margaret Thatcher

563. If you do not express your own original ideas, if you do not listen to your own being, you will have betrayed yourself. – Rollo May

564. Champions invariably have fervent philosophical beliefs. Philosophy, in its simplest terms, means ‘the love of wisdom.’ – Zig Ziglar

565. The final wisdom of life requires not the annulment of incongruity but the achievement of serenity within and above it. – Reinhold Niebuhr

566. It used to be, it is accepted scientific wisdom the Earth is flat, and this heretic named Galileo was branded a denier. – Ted Cruz

567. To embrace the whole world in friendship is wisdom. This wisdom is not changeable like the flowers that bloom and fade. – Thiruvalluvar

568. Even when you have doubts, take that step. Take chances. Mistakes are never a failure – they can be turned into wisdom. – Cat Cora

569. True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us. – Socrates

570. To know how to grow old is the master work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living. – Herman Melville

571. Surely wisdom will come as we listen to learn from children, parents, partners, neighbors, Church leaders, and the Lord. – Russell M. Nelson

572. I think I got a lot of life skills; I got a lot of wisdom; I’ve seen a lot of bad things happen to a lot of good people. – Young Jeezy

573. Unhappy is that Grandeur which makes us too great to be good; and that Wit which sets us at a distance from true Wisdom. – Mary Astell

574. The best way to obtain truth and wisdom is not to ask from books, but to go to God in prayer, and obtain divine teaching. – Joseph Smith, Jr.

575. There is no knowledge, no light, no wisdom that you are in possession of, but what you have received it from some source. – Brigham Young

576. Pain and foolishness lead to great bliss and complete knowledge, for Eternal Wisdom created nothing under the sun in vain. – Khalil Gibran

577. Every speaker has a mouth; An arrangement rather neat. Sometimes it’s filled with wisdom. Sometimes it’s filled with feet. – Robert Orben

578. As a society, we come up lacking in many of the marks of compassion and wisdom by which we measure ourselves as civilized. – Greg Boyle

579. Life is the only real counselor; wisdom unfiltered through personal experience does not become a part of the moral tissue. – Edith Wharton

580. Consider this point. It is a main point of true wisdom. Whenever there is an execution of purpose, there must be an agent. – Adoniram Judson

581. Lord, bless me with the ability to achieve all that I can, and the wisdom to realize it doesn’t all have to be by tomorrow! – William Eardley IV

582. Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself. – Khalil Gibran

583. Start with God – the first step in learning is bowing down to God; only fools thumb their noses at such wisdom and learning. – King Solomon

584. Women always excel men in that sort of wisdom which comes from experience. To be a woman is in itself a terrible experience. – H. L. Mencken

585. Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom. – Bertrand Russell

586. As you walk in God’s divine wisdom, you will surely begin to see a greater measure of victory and good success in your life. – Joseph Prince

587. No one has a monopoly on truth, and science continues to advance. Yesterday’s heresies may be tomorrow’s conventional wisdom. – Dean Ornish

588. We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far. – Swami Vivekananda

589. Honesty is the rarest wealth anyone can possess, and yet all the honesty in the world ain’t lawful tender for a loaf of bread. – Josh Billings

590. I don’t think I really have any wisdom. Stay out of trouble. Good luck. Stay away from women because they will burn you, haha. – Jason Aldean

591. Experience – the wisdom that enables us to recognise in an undesirable old acquaintance the folly that we have already embraced. – Ambrose Bierce

592. The philosophy of life is this: Life is not a struggle, not a tension… Life is bliss. It is eternal wisdom, eternal existence. – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

593. I’m not a money manager, but I can tell you what the conventional wisdom is. The younger you are, the more risk you can take on. – Maria Bartiromo

594. We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started. – Henry Ward Beecher

595. Without freedom of thought, there can be no such thing as wisdom – and no such thing as public liberty without freedom of speech. – Benjamin Franklin

596. To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future. – Plutarch

597. My company survives because I’ve learned to respect the ideas of people younger than me and recognize when my wisdom is obsolete. – Robert Kiyosaki

598. In complete darkness we are all the same, it is only our knowledge and wisdom that separates us, don’t let your eyes deceive you. – Janet Jackson

599. It is almost everywhere the case that soon after it is begotten the greater part of human wisdom is laid to rest in repositories. – Georg C. Lichtenberg

600. We can’t really digest food unless there’s hunger. So we can’t really assimilate spiritual wisdom unless we feel the need for it. – Radhanath Swami

601. Education makes us more stupid than the brutes. A thousand voices call to us on every hand, but our ears are stopped with wisdom. – Jean Giraudoux

602. Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power; religion gives man wisdom which is control. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

603. Wit and playfulness represent a desperately serious transcendence of evil. Humor is both a form of wisdom and a means of survival. – Tom Robbins

604. Whenever you argue with another wiser than yourself in order that others may admire your wisdom, they will discover your ignorance. – Saadi

605. Except for the grace of God, I would be nobody – and that grace is the opposite of merit – human labour, education or human wisdom. – T. B. Joshua

606. We live in a culture that doesn’t acknowledge or validate human intuition and doesn’t encourage us to rely on our intuitive wisdom. – Shakti Gawain

607. The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind. – Khalil Gibran

608. A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation. – Moliere

609. It is while you are patiently toiling at the little tasks of life that the meaning and shape of the great whole of life dawn on you. – Phillips Brooks

610. I don’t think you can come into your wisdom until you have made mistakes on your own skin and felt them in reality of your own life. – Elizabeth Gilbert

611. I find the fact that billionaires are quoted as if the fact that they are billionaires gives them some kind of wisdom is outrageous. – Ben Elton

612. In the end, the real wisdom of menopause may be in questioning how fun or even sane this chore wheel called modern life actually is. – Sandra Tsing Loh

613. When written in Chinese, the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity. – John F. Kennedy

614. If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart. – Nelson Mandela

615. It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it. – John Steinbeck

616. By the time you’ve reached your sixties, you do know that one day you will die, and knowing that is at least the beginning of wisdom. – Terry Pratchett

617. The marvel of the Bhagavad-Gita is its truly beautiful revelation of life’s wisdom which enables philosophy to blossom into religion. – Hermann Hesse

618. Some of the best lessons we ever learn are learned from past mistakes. The error of the past is the wisdom and success of the future. – Dale Turner

619. My father said there were two kinds of people in the world: givers and takers. The takers may eat better, but the givers sleep better. – Marlo Thomas

620. He who is taught to live upon little owes more to his father’s wisdom than he who has a great deal left him does to his father’s care. – William Penn

621. Rediscovering the wisdom of love and compassion may help us survive at a time when an increasingly balkanized world so badly needs it. – Dean Ornish

622. What is important to me is that when I write something, people listen to me. I provide my wisdom to people, whether they agree or not. – Nouriel Roubini

623. When I can look life in the eyes, grown calm and very coldly wise, life will have given me the truth, and taken in exchange – my youth. – Sara Teasdale

624. It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err. – Mahatma Gandhi

625. I have seen life from the top down and the bottom up. I know how it looks both ways. And I know there is wisdom and that there is hope. – L. Ron Hubbard

626. Don’t follow any advice, no matter how good, until you feel as deeply in your spirit as you think in your mind that the counsel is wise. – Joan Rivers

627. The philosophies of one age have become the absurdities of the next, and the foolishness of yesterday has become the wisdom of tomorrow. – William Osler

628. Wisdom and penetration are the fruit of experience, not the lessons of retirement and leisure. Great necessities call out great virtues. – Abigail Adams

629. Lessons of wisdom have the most power over us when they capture the heart through the groundwork of a story, which engages the passions. – Laurence Sterne

630. The stupidity of people comes from having an answer for everything. The wisdom of the novel comes from having a question for everything. – Milan Kundera

631. I want to dip my foot in some acting. And most definitely want to mentor upcoming artists and give them the wisdom that was given to me. – Missy Elliott

632. People always blame the girl; she should have said no. A monosyllable, but conventional wisdom has always been that boys can’t manage it. – Anna Quindlen

633. Imagination allows us to escape the predictable. It enables us to reply to the common wisdom that we cannot soar by saying, ‘Just watch!’ – Bill Bradley

634. Kabbalah is all about change. It isn’t about being proud of our good qualities: the wisdom is about transforming our darkness into light. – Yehuda Berg

635. Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children. – Khalil Gibran

636. I keep my friends as misers do their treasure, because, of all the things granted us by wisdom, none is greater or better than friendship. – Pietro Aretino

637. Sometimes in international politics, the better part of wisdom is to defer dangers rather than try to eliminate them altogether instantly. – Zbigniew Brzezinski

638. I always see where I didn’t do things the right way. I only see the heavy lifting. That’s a bit of my wisdom, if you want to call it that. – Vera Wang

639. Spiritual teachers and artists that have opened the eye of wisdom for the world, and visionary community builders, have influenced my work. – Alex Grey

640. Resource efficiency is the wrong metric. We should use nature as the measure, using nature’s wisdom as a template for our economic systems. – Douglas Tompkins

641. Where is the Life we have lost in living? Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information? – T. S. Eliot

642. The war… was an unnecessary condition of affairs, and might have been avoided if forebearance and wisdom had been practiced on both sides. – Robert E. Lee

643. I’m always feeling like I’m lacking wisdom. This reassurance that one can ask God for that and it will happen is certainly reassuring to me. – Francis Collins

644. When I wrote Living in the Light, I wanted to share about how I live my own life and to encourage people to tap into their own inner wisdom. – Shakti Gawain

645. You have to find out what’s right for you, so it’s trial and error. You are going to be all right if you accept realistic goals for yourself. – Teri Garr

646. Wisdom lies neither in fixity nor in change, but in the dialectic between the two. A constant coming and going: wisdom lies in the momentary. – Octavio Paz

647. Sometimes you surprise yourself with what you can handle, and if you come out the other end with some wisdom, then it’s not such a bad thing. – Boy George

648. Whether they ‘lean into’ career, family, or both, let’s not underestimate the wisdom of women to define happiness and success for themselves. – Rachel Campos-Duffy

649. I did learn that some of the things that are great for locker rooms are inappropriate for political discourse. That’s a wisdom I’ve garnered. – George Allen

650. 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

651. God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. – Reinhold Niebuhr

652. Mothers are supposed to listen and, afterward, to respond with some wisdom and perspective, but these things were not my mother’s strong suit. – Anne Lamott

653. The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages is preserved into perpetuity by a nation’s proverbs, fables, folk sayings and quotations. – William Feather

654. The left has come to regard common sense – the traditional wisdom and folkways of the community – as an obstacle to progress and enlightenment. – Christopher Lasch

655. In the long-run every Government is the exact symbol of its People, with their wisdom and unwisdom; we have to say, Like People like Government. – Thomas Carlyle

656. Every journey that is successful has culs-de-sac and speed bumps. I carry a wisdom gene through my life through the good, the bad, and the ugly. – Peter Guber

657. The key to wisdom is this – constant and frequent questioning, for by doubting we are led to question and by questioning we arrive at the truth. – Peter Abelard

658. The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark. – Michelangelo

659. We dwell in the house of the body, but its perfection and intricate life are the work of a wisdom which never relaxes dominion over a single cell. – George William Russell

660. Animals, in their generation, are wiser than the sons of men; but their wisdom is confined to a few particulars, and lies in a very narrow compass. – Joseph Addison

661. Artemisinin… is a true gift from old Chinese medicine. But this is not the only instance in which the wisdom of Chinese medicine has borne fruit. – Tu Youyou

662. I am not one who was born in the custody of wisdom; I am one who is fond of olden times and intense in quest of the sacred knowing of the ancients. – Gustave Courbet

663. Just the simple act of sharing wisdom is something that many parents have left to society to do; however, that is not what God teaches in His word. – Monica Johnson

664. India is known for its sobriety and wisdom, balanced and sensible thinking. We need strong institutions and we need good governance in the country. – Pratibha Patil

665. If you believe the doctors, nothing is wholesome; if you believe the theologians, nothing is innocent; if you believe the military, nothing is safe. – Lord Salisbury

666. Each of us has been put on earth with the ability to do something well. We cheat ourselves and the world if we don’t use that ability as best we can. – George Allen, Sr.

667. No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool. Writers, alas, have to be fools in public, while the rest of the human race can cover its tracks. – Erica Jong

668. My mom calls me an older soul because, growing up, she taught me stuff real early. Now I spend most of my time chasing wisdom, chasing understanding. – Ray Lewis

669. The ‘Reader’s Digest’ used to run a feature called ‘It Pays to Increase Your Word Power.’ The new wisdom – post-Trump and Brexit – is that it doesn’t. – Howard Jacobson

670. One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes… and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility. – Eleanor Roosevelt

671. Wisdom is nothing but a preparation of the soul, a capacity, a secret art of thinking, feeling and breathing thoughts of unity at every moment of life. – Hermann Hesse

672. I’m grateful for my lines of wisdom. Of course, there are days when I think: ‘Oh my gawd, I look a bit tired.’ But I can pull it together if I have to. – Twiggy

673. Central banks don’t have divine wisdom. They try to do the best analysis they can and must be prepared to stand or fall by the quality of that analysis. – Mary Kay Ash

674. When you get older, you learn certain life lessons. You apply that wisdom, and suddenly you say, ‘Hey, I’ve got a new lease on this thing. So let’s go.’ – Robert Redford

675. I actually don’t think that I’m that much smarter than anybody else. It’s just that I frequently just seem to know what to do, and I think that’s wisdom. – Ben Carson

676. Surely, God on high has not refused to give us enough wisdom to find ways to bring us an improvement in relations between the two great nations on earth. – Mikhail Gorbachev

677. I believe that we are solely responsible for our choices, and we have to accept the consequences of every deed, word, and thought throughout our lifetime. – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

678. I will give you a definition of a proud man: he is a man who has neither vanity nor wisdom one filled with hatreds cannot be vain, neither can he be wise. – John Keats

679. The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom. – James Allen

680. Our great power does not mean we can do whatever we want whenever we want, nor should we assume we have all the wisdom and knowledge necessary to succeed. – John McCain

681. The biggest handicap in research is an ability to think outside the box. The handicap is being encumbered by all the conventional wisdom in a given field. – Aubrey de Grey

682. After a gig I always head back to the hotel, remembering granny’s words of wisdom. I cancel the late-night pizza and watch the Jonathan Ross show instead. – Jimmy Carr

683. Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines. – Richard M. Nixon

684. Robots have already surpassed human beings in calculation and memory, but I have no doubt that the time will come when they will surpass in wisdom as well. – Masayoshi Son

685. Wisdom and understanding can only become the possession of individual men by travelling the old road of observation, attention, perseverance, and industry. – Samuel Smiles

686. The Divine of the Lord in heaven is love, for the reason that love is receptive of all things of heaven, such as peace, intelligence, wisdom and happiness. – Emanuel Swedenborg

687. ‘Swan,’ by Mary Oliver. Poems and prose. Reading from this book is as if visiting a very wise friend. There is wisdom and welcoming kindness on every page. – Jessye Norman

688. The topic ‘Farm Wisdom’ is not a gospel doctrine or scriptural topic, although I found considerable scriptural support for the lessons learned on the farm. – John Bytheway

689. It is now conventional wisdom that Americans do not care why we went to war in Iraq, that it is enough that the world is better off without Saddam Hussein. – Adam Schiff

690. Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, be fortified by it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it. – Hermann Hesse

691. A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love. – Saint Basil

692. In the beginning, Adam was instructed to earn the bread by the sweat of his brow – not Eve. Contrary to conventional wisdom, a mother’s place is in the home! – Ezra Taft Benson

693. Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. People have the right to expect that these wants will be provided for by this wisdom. – Jimmy Carter

694. Money can be taken away from you, by the IRS or by pistol. That’s why I always measure riches in terms of wisdom. No one can ever take from you what you know. – Juan Gabriel

695. One could surely argue that the Buddhist tradition, taken as a whole, represents the richest source of contemplative wisdom that any civilization has produced. – Sam Harris

696. You accumulate emotional wisdom as you get older. You know, when you’re 25, you go on blind dates with people that, when you’re 50, you know to stay away from. – Angus Deaton

697. Justice Scalia was a lion of the law. Agree or disagree with him, all of his colleagues on the bench shared his wisdom and his humor. And like them, I miss him. – Neil Gorsuch

698. Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials. – Lin Yutang

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699. Your art kind of changes as you get older, by nature of the fact that you’re hopefully gaining wisdom and you’re starting to watch things with a better overview. – Sheryl Crow

700. The beauty of age is we grow, we learn. We have more wisdom. And as much as the youth-glorifying Hollywood would like us to believe, it’s nothing. They’re wrong. – Sherilyn Fenn

701. God the Father, the supreme Architect, had already built this cosmic home we behold, the most sacred temple of His godhead, by the laws of His mysterious wisdom. – Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

702. The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment; it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone. – Orison Swett Marden

703. Most of our pocket wisdom is conceived for the use of mediocre people, to discourage them from ambitious attempts, and generally console them in their mediocrity. – Robert Louis Stevenson

704. 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. – Elizabeth Wurtzel

705. For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone. – Audrey Hepburn

706. But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint. – Edmund Burke

707. I learned some valuable lessons about the legislative process, the importance of bipartisan cooperation and the wisdom of taking small steps to get a big job done. – Hillary Clinton

708. It has become part of the accepted wisdom to say that the twentieth century was the century of physics and the twenty-first century will be the century of biology. – Freeman Dyson

709. I knew that I had it tough compared to children around me. But I felt like I needed it. I think I had the wisdom as a child to know that it would help me later on. – Troy Polamalu

710. The all-seeing eye of God beheld our deplorable state; infinite pity touched the heart of the Father of mercies; and infinite wisdom laid the plan of our recovery. – David Brainerd

711. I believe that when an elder dies, a library is burned: vast sums of wisdom and knowledge are lost. Throughout the world libraries are ablaze with scant attention. – Elizabeth Kapu’uwailani Lindsey

712. There is a wisdom in this beyond the rules of physic: a man’s own observation what he finds good of and what he finds hurt of is the best physic to preserve health. – Francis Bacon

713. Many spiritual teachers – in Buddhism, in Islam – have talked about first-hand experience of the world as an important part of the path to wisdom, to enlightenment. – bell hooks

714. I have learned throughout my life as a composer chiefly through my mistakes and pursuits of false assumptions, not by my exposure to founts of wisdom and knowledge. – Igor Stravinsky

715. For most of us, wisdom is acquired in the thicket of experience and usually meets us somewhere along the way if we live long enough. But sooner is better than later. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

716. It seems to me that, in every culture, I come across a chapter headed ‘Wisdom.’ And then I know exactly what is going to follow: ‘Vanity of vanities, all is vanity.’ – Ludwig Wittgenstein

717. Come, come, leave business to idlers, and wisdom to fools: they have need of ’em: wit be my faculty, and pleasure my occupation, and let father Time shake his glass. – William Congreve

718. Once you’re looking for wisdom, you have to look at why things happen and why people behave how they do: you cannot, in all conscience, accept any form of prejudice. – Genesis P-Orridge

719. By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest. – Confucius

720. We learn from each other. We learn from others’ mistakes, from their experience, their wisdom. It makes it easier for us to come to better decisions in our own lives. – Adrian Grenier

721. My aim, then, was to whip the rebels, to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us. Fear is the beginning of wisdom. – William Tecumseh Sherman

722. Let no one be slow to seek wisdom when he is young nor weary in the search of it when he has grown old. For no age is too early or too late for the health of the soul. – Epicurus

723. I think we do need to try to not just rely on the central bank to, in its wisdom, adjust interest rates, but allow for people to avoid being exposed to inflation risk. – Robert J. Shiller

724. We humans have lost the wisdom of genuinely resting and relaxing. We worry too much. We don’t allow our bodies to heal, and we don’t allow our minds and hearts to heal. – Thich Nhat Hanh

725. The experience gathered from books, though often valuable, is but the nature of learning; whereas the experience gained from actual life is one of the nature of wisdom. – Samuel Smiles

726. We must expect reverses, even defeats. They are sent to teach us wisdom and prudence, to call forth greater energies, and to prevent our falling into greater disasters. – Robert E. Lee

727. We should draw deep into Madiba’s wisdom. We should draw deep into Madiba’s style of doing things in an orderly manner, in a purposeful manner, in a way where we focus. – Cyril Ramaphosa

728. Big money is not a good thing for a little soul: it will only ensnare his feet, and he will fall to his ruin. Wealth is safe only for those who have a wealth of wisdom. – Edwin Markham

729. We are shallow because we are ‘mayabang,’ ego driven, and do not have the humility to understand that we are only human, much too human to mistake knowledge for wisdom. – F. Sionil Jose

730. The gods do not need sacrifices, so what might one do to please them? Acquire wisdom, it seems to me, and do all the good in one’s power to those humans who deserve it. – Apollonius of Tyana

731. Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life’s search for love and wisdom. – Rumi

732. I don’t know that you’re able to measure your aggregate wisdom as you go through life. I can’t say that I ever feel that I’m sitting on top of a growing mound of wisdom. – Dylan Moran

733. I acknowledge the privilege of being alive in a human body at this moment, endowed with senses, memories, emotions, thoughts, and the space of mind in its wisdom aspect. – Alex Grey

734. Around ’93, ’94, the conventional wisdom about the Internet was that it was a toy for academics and researchers. So it was very, very underestimated for about two years. – Marc Andreessen

735. So confident am I in the intentions, as well as wisdom, of the government, that I shall always be satisfied that what is not done, either cannot, or ought not to be done. – Thomas Jefferson

736. I have tried at every point to seek God’s wisdom on the decisions I made, and I made it my business to speak up on behalf of the things God tells us are important to Him. – Jesse Helms

737. I am deeply impressed with the gravity and wisdom with which most federal judges approach the responsibility of sentencing. It is a difficult, soul-searching task at best. – Robert Kennedy

738. Every nation whose affairs betray a want of wisdom and stability may calculate on every loss which can be sustained from the more systematic policy of its wiser neighbors. – James Madison

739. I pray before I go into the operating room for every case, and I ask him to give me wisdom, to help me to know what to do – and not only for operating, but for everything. – Ben Carson

740. In science, as in art, and, as I believe, in every other sphere of human activity, there may be wisdom in a multitude of counsellors, but it is only in one or two of them. – Thomas Huxley

741. 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. – Alfred North Whitehead

742. I do have little trinkets. I’m a little bit of a hippie, so I have my wisdom rock – it goes with me; it’s always in my purse, wherever I go. That’s just me, being a hippie. – Mickie James

743. But the law of God came from heaven indeed. God wrote it with his finger, it is the fountain of all wisdom, and therefore shall it continue for ever, and never have an end. – John Jewel

744. War involves in its progress such a train of unforeseen circumstances that no human wisdom can calculate the end; it has but one thing certain, and that is to increase taxes. – Thomas Paine

745. What we call wisdom is the result of all the wisdom of past ages. Our best institutions are like young trees growing upon the roots of the old trunks that have crumbled away. – Henry Ward Beecher

746. There’s no way in hell I could have achieved what I have without being a good student and listening to the wisdom of others who have been doing this a lot longer than I have. – Phil Heath

747. While people are quick to praise the wisdom of the crowd, being an old-school journalist, I look at the wisdom of the crowd and know it can quickly turn into a mob mentality. – Jason Calacanis

748. There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so; but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool. – Francis Bacon

749. People used to grow up in small communities where folk wisdom was passed down. But we don’t live there anymore. We can’t go next door to your aunt and ask her for the answers. – Clarissa Pinkola Estes

750. Focus on the mind and the soul. Read. Study. Enrol in a course of lectures. Pray. Become a member of a religious congregation. Study the Bible or other ancient works of wisdom. – Jonathan Sacks

751. The plan was criticized by some retired military officers embedded in TV studios. But with every advance by our coalition forces, the wisdom of that plan becomes more apparent. – Dick Cheney

752. The perceived wisdom is that people do not go in large numbers to black-and-white movies anymore – which is a great shame, but I’d love to make a black-and-white movie one day. – Sam Mendes

753. The older I get the more wisdom I find in the ancient rule of taking first things first. A process which often reduces the most complex human problem to a manageable proportion. – Dwight D. Eisenhower

754. We live in a society bloated with data yet starved for wisdom. We’re connected 24/7, yet anxiety, fear, depression and loneliness is at an all-time high. We must course-correct. – Elizabeth Kapu’uwailani Lindsey

755. Our shared values define us more than our differences. And acknowledging those shared values can see us through our challenges today if we have the wisdom to trust in them again. – John McCain

756. The Founding Fathers in their wisdom decided that children were an unnatural strain on parents. So they provided jails called schools, equipped with tortures called an education. – John Updike

757. 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. – Zoe Saldana

758. If we have built on the fragile cornerstones of human wisdom, pride, and conditional love, things may look good for a while, but a weak foundation causes collapse when storms hit. – Charles Stanley

759. True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubteth not; he knoweth all things but his own ignorance. – Akhenaton

760. There is this difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man, really is so; but he that thinks himself the wisest, is generally the greatest fool. – Charles Caleb Colton

761. Contrary to popular wisdom, the mark of a great meeting is not how short it is or whether it ends on time. The key is whether it ends with clarity and commitment from participants. – Patrick Lencioni

762. The novelist teaches the reader to comprehend the world as a question. There is wisdom and tolerance in that attitude. In a world built on sacrosanct certainties the novel is dead. – Milan Kundera

763. You can only learn so much from books. You can only learn so much from education. Ultimately, it is the wisdom of God that will carry you through in the toughest situations of life. – Ravi Zacharias

764. 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. – Sigmund Freud

765. Nothing can be better calculated to advance our interests and character than the establishment of a liberal and disinterested policy, enlightened by patriotism and guided by wisdom. – Sam Houston

766. When I go out to direct a film, every day we prepare too much, we think too much. Knowledge becomes a weight upon wisdom. You know, simple words lost in the quicksand of experience. – Shekhar Kapur

767. To be satisfied with a little, is the greatest wisdom; and he that increaseth his riches, increaseth his cares; but a contented mind is a hidden treasure, and trouble findeth it not. – Akhenaton

768. Everyone has always underestimated a company headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. The New York boys thought they could take me on, that nobody out here has any knowledge or wisdom. – Jon Huntsman, Sr.

769. I feel like I’ve matured more musically than I have personally. But I totally embrace what becoming older has to offer. I find the wisdom that comes with each passing year is a trip. – Kirk Hammett

770. All conventional wisdom has an element of truth to it, but good design requires more than an element of truth – it requires an ensemble of correct assumptions and valid calculations. – Henry Petroski

771. What is the price of experience? Do men buy it for a song? Or wisdom for a dance in the street? No, it is bought with the price of all the man hath, his house, his wife, his children. – William Blake

772. The woods were a boon; all too often, the forest offered danger and mystery. Yet it could be liberating. If you entered that wild place on its own terms, you might be accorded wisdom. – John Burnside

773. God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, courage to change the things which should be changed and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other. – Reinhold Niebuhr

774. What I want to do with my filmmaking is help kids experience the truth and wisdom of nature no matter where they are, whether or not they have the opportunity to go to a national park. – Louie Schwartzberg

775. Information is not knowledge, and knowledge is not wisdom. Reading – even browsing – an old book can yield sustenance denied by a database search. Patience is a virtue, gluttony a sin. – James Gleick

776. What makes Superman a hero is not that he has power, but that he has the wisdom and the maturity to use the power wisely. From an acting point of view, that’s how I approached the part. – Christopher Reeve

777. There are three methods to gaining wisdom. The first is reflection, which is the highest. The second is limitation, which is the easiest. The third is experience, which is the bitterest. – Confucius

778. Not a single illegal immigrant should or need enter the United States, not one. Contrary to the common wisdom, the borders are easy to seal, and controlling entry is hardly totalitarian. – Mark Helprin

779. In societies where mature workers are respected and where their wisdom is respected, everybody benefits. Workers are more engaged and productive. Their health is better. They live longer. – Deepak Chopra

780. We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success. We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery. – Samuel Smiles

781. But in its final creation it was not the part of the Father’s power to fail as though exhausted. It was not the part of His wisdom to waver in a needful matter through poverty of counsel. – Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

782. Excellence, then, is a state concerned with choice, lying in a mean, relative to us, this being determined by reason and in the way in which the man of practical wisdom would determine it. – Aristotle

783. Everyone talks about how, in your 30s, all of these growing pains transition into wisdom and you feel more self-assured and confident, but I think I had a bit of a jump-start on that at 27. – Solange Knowles

784. The ultimate wisdom which deals with beginnings, remains locked in a seed. There it lies, the simplest fact of the universe and at the same time the one which calls faith rather than reason. – Hal Borland

785. Multicolored stones and paintings, walkways, and theaters are useless in a city unless it also contains wisdom and law. Such things are the subject of wisdom and law, not equivalent to them. – Apollonius of Tyana

786. Let my skin and sinews and bones dry up, together with all the flesh and blood of my body! I welcome it! But I will not move from this spot until I have attained the supreme and final wisdom. – Buddha

787. I look forward to a great future for America – a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose. – John F. Kennedy

788. We know there is a deep reservoir of food wisdom out there, or else humans would not have survived to the extent we have. Much of this food wisdom is worth preserving and reviving and heeding. – Michael Pollan

789. In garden arrangement, as in all other kinds of decorative work, one has not only to acquire a knowledge of what to do, but also to gain some wisdom in perceiving what it is well to let alone. – Gertrude Jekyll

790. A cardinal rule in budgeting and saving is to pay yourself first. Once your paycheck hits your account, wisdom has it that you should move some amount to savings even before you pay the bills. – John Rampton

791. For me, good films and good books are irreducible to a lesson. You can’t just kind of translate them into one statement. On the contrary, the more you do that, the less wisdom in art there is. – Pawel Pawlikowski

792. There should be a point to movies. Sure, you’re giving people a diversion from the cold world for a bit, but at the same time, you pass on some facts and rules and maybe a little bit of wisdom. – George Lucas

793. He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God. – Aeschylus

794. I have sympathy for young people, for their growing pains, but I balk when these growing pains are pushed into the foreground, when you make these young people the only vehicles of life’s wisdom. – Wislawa Szymborska

795. When spirituality is the basis of your life, it gives you the strength, wisdom and courage to surmount the many storms of life that could destroy a weaker person who doesn’t have this foundation. – Radhanath Swami

796. Common wisdom dictates that the vice president should provide balance to the ticket by representing a different part of the country, another set of experiences, or a basketful of electoral votes. – Madeleine M. Kunin

797. The problem with Google is you have 360 degrees of omnidirectional information on a linear basis, but the algorithms for irony and ambiguity are not there. And those are the algorithms of wisdom. – William Hurt

798. Know what’s important and what isn’t. Have the wisdom to know the right thing to do, the integrity to do it, the character to stand up to those who don’t, and the courage to stop those who won’t. – Mark Goulston

799. Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life – in firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do as well as to talk; and to make our words and actions all of a color. – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

800. The wisdom and experience of older people is a resource of inestimable worth. Recognizing and treasuring the contributions of older people is essential to the long-term flourishing of any society. – Daisaku Ikeda

801. Radical common sense is the wisdom gleaned from the past that recognizes the perishable opportunities of the moment. It is the willingness to admit error and the refusal to be deterred by failure. – Marilyn Ferguson

802. And when the world is created, it is created in such a way that those eternal objects of God’s loving wisdom become actualities – interacting with one another, relating to God in the finite realm. – Rowan Williams

803. The chief condition on which, life, health and vigor depend on, is action. It is by action that an organism develops its faculties, increases its energy, and attains the fulfillment of its destiny. – Colin Powell

804. It is amazing that the wisdom of the chattering class to the Republicans is always, always, always ‘Surrender your principles and agree with the Democrats.’ That’s been true for my entire lifetime. – Ted Cruz

805. The word philosophy sounds high-minded, but it simply means the love of wisdom. If you love something, you don’t just read about it; you hug it, you mess with it, you play with it, you argue with it. – Hugh Jackman

806. If religion comes into the public square, it is as vulnerable as any other human institution to be pelted with produce. Ignorance does not become wisdom just because you gussy it up with the Gospels. – Charlie Pierce

807. Until there are tangible metrics for quantifying the real value of a token’s utility, the gap between value and valuation will continue to defy conventional wisdom and conventional valuation methods. – William Mougayar

808. Sometimes I am happy and sometimes not. I am, after all, a human being, you know. And I am glad that we are sometimes happy and sometimes not. You get your wisdom working by having different emotions. – Yoko Ono

809. Where can we find greater structural clarity than in the wooden buildings of old? Where else can we find such unity of material, construction and form? here, the wisdom of whole generations is stored. – Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

810. I feel blessed – I am a woman who has been able to work in the entertainment business for five decades. I don’t want to age, but I would never take back a year for the wisdom I’ve gained in that time. – Marie Osmond

811. It may almost be a question whether such wisdom as many of us have in our mature years has not come from the dying out of the power of temptation, rather than as the results of thought and resolution. – Anthony Trollope

812. If I have brought any message today, it is this: Have the courage to have your wisdom regarded as stupidity. Be fools for Christ. And have the courage to suffer the contempt of the sophisticated world. – Antonin Scalia

813. Now it is time to turn to an older wisdom that, while respecting material comfort and security as a basic right of all, also recognises that many of the most valuable things in life cannot be measured. – Michael D. Higgins

814. ‘Star Trek’ was an attempt to say humanity will reach maturity and wisdom on the day that it begins not just to tolerate but take a special delight in differences in ideas and differences in lifeforms. – Gene Roddenberry

815. Most people see what they expect to see, what they want to see, what they’ve been told to see, what conventional wisdom tells them to see – not what is right in front of them in its pristine condition. – Vincent Bugliosi

816. I believe the continually advancing Information Revolution will lend us the wisdom and strength to address humanity’s previously unsolvable problems and help us make a positive impact on all of society. – Masayoshi Son

817. It is essential to employ, trust, and reward those whose perspective, ability, and judgment are radically different from yours. It is also rare, for it requires uncommon humility, tolerance, and wisdom. – Dee Hock

818. The Relation we bear to the Wisdom of the Father, the Son of His Love, gives us indeed a dignity which otherwise we have no pretence to. It makes us something, something considerable even in God’s Eyes. – Mary Astell

819. Those who improve with age embrace the power of personal growth and personal achievement and begin to replace youth with wisdom, innocence with understanding, and lack of purpose with self-actualization. – Bo Bennett

820. As great as Ed is, the wisdom out here is that he can’t carry a movie. They’ll pay him $3 million to be the second banana in Julia Roberts things. But they won’t put up $3 million for an Ed Harris movie. – George A. Romero

821. Who knows for what we live, and struggle, and die? Wise men write many books, in words too hard to understand. But this, the purpose of our lives, the end of all our struggle, is beyond all human wisdom. – Alan Paton

822. I’m very proud of the Rome episode of ‘No Reservations’ because it violated all the conventional wisdom about making television. You’re never, ever supposed to do a food or travel show in black and white. – Anthony Bourdain

823. I am profoundly indebted to the legacy of Wilhelm Reich, whose monumental contribution to the understanding of energy was taught to me by Philip Curcurruto, a man of simple wisdom and compassionate heart. – Peter A. Levine

824. Even by common wisdom, there seem to be both people and objects in my dream that are outside myself, but clearly they were created in myself and are part of me, they are mental constructs in my own brain. – Ray Kurzweil

825. Conventional wisdom on government’s role in inequality often has it backwards. Tax reforms have resulted in a more progressive federal income tax; government transfer payments have become less progressive. – Paul Ryan

826. It’s one thing to really dream and have a vision and want all these cool things, but it’s a whole other thing when you actually have wisdom and understand things. Then you can truly make the best decisions. – Ciara

827. The way a woman carries herself and the way she dresses ought to promote the following types of words: modesty, discretion, wisdom, beauty, elegance and refinement, but not sensuality, luxury, extravagance. – Paul Washer

828. Practical wisdom is only to be learned in the school of experience. Precepts and instruction are useful so far as they go, but, without the discipline of real life, they remain of the nature of theory only. – Samuel Smiles

829. Clearly older women and especially older women who have led an active life or elder women who successfully maneuver through their own family life have so much to teach us about sharing, patience, and wisdom. – Alice Walker

830. You lose or you win the fight – and anything in life – in your mind. I can look at how the person walks, how he speaks, his expressions. It’s a wisdom. Eyes are the mirror of the soul. So you can read a lot. – Wladimir Klitschko

831. In dwelling, live close to the ground. 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. – Lao Tzu

832. Wisdom allows nothing to be good that will not be so forever; no man to be happy but he that needs no other happiness than what he has within himself; no man to be great or powerful that is not master of himself. – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

833. I find that to be a fool as to worldly wisdom, and to commit my cause to God, not fearing to offend men, who take offence at the simplicity of truth, is the only way to remain unmoved at the sentiments of others. – John Woolman

834. I think that we have a great opportunity to impart our wisdom and our knowledge and our experience to this younger generation. It may be different times, but experience transcends time, and wisdom transcends time. – Victoria Osteen

835. The wisdom of God is so great that He also knows exactly what I would think and do under every possible circumstance and situation, and he placed me in that state of life and situation best suited for my salvation. – Mother Angelica

836. During the Arab Spring, I learned all sorts of things from Twitter. I wouldn’t necessarily trust that information, but it gave me ideas about questions to ask. You can really learn things from the wisdom of crowds. – Nicholas Kristof

837. Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers. In the perfect stranger we perceive man himself; the image of a God is not disguised by resemblances to an uncle or doubts of wisdom of a mustache. – Gilbert K. Chesterton

838. Our bodies are at once the receiving and transmitting stations for life itself. It is the highest wisdom to recognize this fact and train our bodies to render them sensitive and responsive to nature. art and religion. – Ruth St. Denis

839. The figure a poem makes. It begins in delight and ends in wisdom… in a clarification of life – not necessarily a great clarification, such as sects and cults are founded on, but in a momentary stay against confusion. – Robert Frost

840. I had read Harold Bloom’s ‘Where Shall Wisdom Be Found?’ Late in his life, having read everything, Bloom asked which books had given him wisdom. I had just read a bunch of contemporary novels that had no wisdom for me. – Amor Towles

841. Eventually, we reach the point where we start to realize that we are not going to find peace, contentment, happiness, strength, fearlessness – all of the things that in our heart of hearts we wish we had – outside of us. – Guy Finley

842. Good men by nature, wish to know. I know that many will call this useless work… men who desire nothing but material riches and are absolutely devoid of that of wisdom, which is the food and only true riches of the mind. – Leonardo da Vinci

843. You must learn day by day, year by year to broaden your horizon. The more things you love, the more you are interested in, the more you enjoy, the more you are indignant about, the more you have left when anything happens. – Ethel Barrymore

844. The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily. This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and of wisdom. – Plato

845. All the great evils which men cause to each other because of certain intentions, desires, opinions, or religious principles, are likewise due to non-existence, because they originate in ignorance, which is absence of wisdom. – Maimonides

846. 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. – Paul Klee

847. Protection, as we use the word in Buddhism, is actually wisdom, it’s insight. Protection is seeing and knowing deeply that all things in our experience arise due to causes, due to conditions coming together in a certain way. – Sharon Salzberg

848. My government, you can be assured, will be less focused on personalities. It is about treating people with respect. I think complaining about the community not being able to see the wisdom of our ideas is the wrong approach. – Jay Weatherill

849. Books are but waste paper unless we spend in action the wisdom we get from thought – asleep. When we are weary of the living, we may repair to the dead, who have nothing of peevishness, pride, or design in their conversation. – William Butler Yeats

850. The only medicine for suffering, crime, and all other woes of mankind, is wisdom. Teach a man to read and write, and you have put into his hands the great keys of the wisdom box. But it is quite another thing to open the box. – Thomas Huxley

851. Through consciousness, our minds have the power to change our planet and ourselves. It is time we heed the wisdom of the ancient indigenous people and channel our consciousness and spirit to tend the garden and not destroy it. – Bruce Lipton

852. If we talk about ‘Groundhog Day’ as a humanistic text – we only have one life, and there’s no punishment or reward afterwards – then the wisdom is, just be kind because that will make you happy and the people around you happy. – Tim Minchin

853. Just look at what is right in front of you. People don’t do that. They see what they expect to see, what they want to see, what conventional wisdom tells them to see. They only hear the music and not the lyrics of human events. – Vincent Bugliosi

854. Always keep your mind as bright and clear as the vast sky, the great ocean, and the highest peak, empty of all thoughts. Always keep your body filled with light and heat. Fill yourself with the power of wisdom and enlightenment. – Morihei Ueshiba

855. I sought my father in the world of the black musician, because it contained wisdom, experience, sadness and loneliness. I was not ever interested in the music of boys. From my youngest years, I was interested in the music of men. – Eric Clapton

856. I had more energy at 50. On the other hand, at 75, I’ve probably got a little more wisdom and good judgment than I had at 50 because I’ve got more experience. But I haven’t really changed. I’m still driven by the same philosophy. – Ted Turner

857. Although it has been said by men of more wit than wisdom, and perhaps more malice than either, that women are naturally incapable of acting prudently, or that they are necessarily determined to folly, I must by no means grant it. – Mary Astell

858. Research the leaders in fields related to yours, synthesize their findings, and see how you can apply their hard-won wisdom to your work. Stand on their shoulders, and then make a leap into new territory that is distinctly yours. – Brendon Burchard

859. The arts, quite simply, nourish the soul. They sustain, comfort, inspire. There is nothing like that exquisite moment when you first discover the beauty of connecting with others in celebration of larger ideals and shared wisdom. – Gordon Gee

860. Given the unprecedented ignorance of the Bible in contemporary America, it is likely that more young Americans will only know the Noah of ‘Noah.’ We can only hope that the film offers even a fraction of the wisdom of the original. – Dennis Prager

861. The wisdom of God’s Word is quite clear on believers being unequally yoked. And marrying someone who is not a Christian – who is not a daily disciple of Christ – is being unequally yoked, regardless of what their beliefs might be. – Pat Robertson

862. Don’t ask for a million dollars. Ask for the stuff that’ll get you a million dollars – your health, your brain, your sanity, wisdom. Prepare me for when I do get that million. Make sure I don’t go crazy, make sure I help my family. – Future

863. The philosophy I love is very selective. It is really just the bit that is involved in a search for wisdom, and this means a short roll call of names; Socrates, Marcus Aurelius, Seneca, Epicurus, Montaigne, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche. – Alain de Botton

864. When we looked at the life cycle in our 40s, we looked to old people for wisdom. At 80, though, we look at other 80-year-olds to see who got wise and who not. Lots of old people don’t get wise, but you don’t get wise unless you age. – Erik Erikson

865. People usually compare the computer to the head of the human being. I would say that hardware is the bone of the head, the skull. The semiconductor is the brain within the head. The software is the wisdom. And data is the knowledge. – Masayoshi Son

866. The wisdom of the crowds has peaked. Web 3.0 is taking what we’ve built in Web 2.0 – the wisdom of the crowds – and putting an editorial layer on it of truly talented, compensated people to make the product more trusted and refined. – Jason Calacanis

867. I love wisdom. And you can never be great at anything unless you love it. Not be in love with it, but love the thing, admire the thing. And it seems that if you love the thing, and you don’t just want to possess it, it will find you. – Maya Angelou

868. Ending poverty calls for humility, honesty, freedom from ideology and refusal to accept cruel simplicities about anyone’s human potential. It requires listening to the wisdom and cutting the nonsense from both the Right and the Left. – Donella Meadows

869. Whatever position I occupied, it was the result of colleagues – of my comrades in the movement – who had decided in their wisdom to use me for the purpose of focusing the attention of the country and the international community on me. – Nelson Mandela

870. Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom. – Charles Spurgeon

871. If you have a vaccine or an antidote that people can benefit from, you’re not going to want to keep it to yourself. You’re going to want to spread that wisdom or whatever to as many people as you can, so everybody can benefit from it. – will.i.am

872. Man works outwardly and inwardly – after rest, he has energy; after energy, he needs repose; so, when we have given instruction for a time, we need instruction and must receive it, or the spirit faints and wisdom herself grows bitter. – James Stephens

873. I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled poets to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean. – Socrates

874. During the long process of history, by relying on our own diligence, courage and wisdom, Chinese people have opened up a good and beautiful home where all ethnic groups live in harmony and fostered an excellent culture that never fades. – Xi Jinping

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875. ‘Focusing’ is no conventional repackaging of self-help wisdom. It is at once a manual and a philosophy. It talks about the body’s wisdom, the steps of the focusing technique, how to discover the richness in others by learning to listen. – Marilyn Ferguson

876. Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue. – Buddha

877. At the end of the day, if you’re not spanking your child and instilling in them the ideas of selflessness, servitude, and wisdom, you’re probably looking at a future P. Diddy in the making (maybe even a Keith Olbermann – take your pick). – Steven Crowder

878. Authority is supposedly grounded in wisdom, but I could see from a very early age that authority was only a system of control. And it didn’t have any inherent wisdom. I quickly realized that you either became a power or you were crushed. – Joe Strummer

879. Christian, learn from Christ how you ought to love Christ. Learn a love that is tender, wise, strong; love with tenderness, not passion, wisdom, not foolishness, and strength, lest you become weary and turn away from the love of the Lord. – Saint Bernard

880. We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom. The world henceforth will be run by synthesizers, people able to put together the right information at the right time, think critically about it, and make important choices wisely. – E. O. Wilson

881. The greatest obstacle to being heroic is the doubt whether one may not be going to prove one’s self a fool; the truest heroism is to resist the doubt; and the profoundest wisdom, to know when it ought to be resisted, and when it be obeyed. – Nathaniel Hawthorne

882. Women’s strength, women’s industry, women’s wisdom are humankind’s greatest untapped resource. The challenge then for U.N. Women is to show our diverse constituencies how this resource can be effectively tapped in ways that benefit us all. – Michelle Bachelet

883. In my own personal life, God plays a great role in the risk, because I pray before I go into the operating room for every case, and I ask him to give me wisdom, to help me to know what to do – and not only for operating, but for everything. – Ben Carson

884. I’m no expert. I have no psychic powers, and I sure don’t possess any secret wisdom. I’m just Janet. I have strengths, weaknesses, fears, happiness, sadness. I experience joy and I experience pain. I’m highly emotional. I’m very vulnerable. – Janet Jackson

885. The Divine wisdom has given us prayer, not as a means whereby to obtain the good things of earth, but as a means whereby we learn to do without them; not as a means whereby we escape evil, but as a means whereby we become strong to meet it. – Frederick William Robertson

886. When I was born, the wisdom was that homosexuality was an illness; that it was caused largely by somebody’s mother, and a distorted relationship with the mother. And now, as I live my life – married to a husband, with kids – it’s an identity. – Andrew Solomon

887. You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success – or are they holding you back? – W. Clement Stone

888. Lion sounds that have not grown from the mouse may exude naked power… but cannot convey any wisdom or understanding… The initial steps on the path to courageous speech then are the first tentative steps into the parts of us that cannot speak. – David Whyte

889. Let us be about setting high standards for life, love, creativity, and wisdom. If our expectations in these areas are low, we are not likely to experience wellness. Setting high standards makes every day and every decade worth looking forward to. – Greg Anderson

890. People spend too much time finding other people to blame, too much energy finding excuses for not being what they are capable of being, and not enough energy putting themselves on the line, growing out of the past, and getting on with their lives. – J. Michael Straczynski

891. Perhaps religious conscience upsets the designs of those who feel that the highest wisdom and authority comes from government. But from the beginning, this nation trusted in God, not man. Religious liberty is the first freedom in our Constitution. – Mitt Romney

892. What a company’s been earning doesn’t mean anything. What you have to look at is what people think it’s going to earn. If you can see something in two years is going to be entirely different than the conventional wisdom, that’s how you make money. – Stanley Druckenmiller

893. 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

894. If you’re trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I’ve had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it. – Michael Jordan

895. A thought transfixed me: for the first time in my life, I saw the truth as it is set into song by so many poets, proclaimed as the final wisdom by so many thinkers. The truth – that love is the ultimate and the highest goal to which man can aspire. – Viktor E. Frankl

896. If men possessed wisdom, which stands in the same relation to the form of man as the sight to the eye, they would not cause any injury to themselves or to others; for the knowledge of truth removes hatred and quarrels, and prevents mutual injuries. – Maimonides

897. God knows and sees all. His wisdom and knowledge far outweighs mankind, and whether or not people ever recognize it – He is the creator. He is the giver of life, and only He has the power to take it away. That’s why its imperative to submit to Him. – Monica Johnson

898. It is time to remember that old wisdom our soldiers will never forget: that whether we are black or brown or white, we all bleed the same red blood of patriots, we all enjoy the same glorious freedoms, and we all salute the same great American Flag. – Donald Trump

899. 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. – William Law

900. I’m exploring the maturity, the wisdom that just comes from having gone around the sun 50 times. My experience is, ‘Oh, I’m never really going to get it right. I’m never going to get it done. But that’s not the point here.’ The point is the journey. – Melissa Etheridge

901. I know more about what it’s like to be elderly and infirm and kind of stupid, the way you get forgetful, but on the other hand I’m a littler, wiser, dare we say? The word ‘wisdom’ has kind of faded out of our vocabulary, but yeah, I’m a little wiser. – John Updike

902. A good memory is surely a compost heap that converts experience to wisdom, creativity, or dottiness; not that these things are of much earthly value, but at least they may keep you amused when the world is keeping you locked away or shutting you out. – Michael Leunig

903. And I pray thee, loving Jesus, that as Thou hast graciously given me to drink in with delight the words of Thy knowledge, so Thou wouldst mercifully grant me to attain one day to Thee, the fountain of all wisdom and to appear forever before Thy face. – Venerable Bede

904. Man is wise and constantly in quest of more wisdom; but the ultimate wisdom, which deals with beginnings, remains locked in a seed. There it lies, the simplest fact of the universe and at the same time the one which calls forth faith rather than reason. – Hal Borland

905. 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

906. One of the most beautiful passages of Rousseau is that in the sixth book of Confessions, where he describes the awakening in him of the literary sense. Of such wisdom, the poetic passion, the desire of beauty, the love of art for its own sake, has most. – Walter Pater

907. There’s a conventional wisdom that says that strategic thinking is much more important than relationship building, which doesn’t seem to be nearly as highly valued as it should be, based on what some of the leaders that I’ve spoken with have said to me. – Tom Rath

908. We are all responsible to Jesus first, and then, under him, to various other persons and offices. Discerning the path of love and obedience when two or more of these submissive relationships collide is a call to humble, Bible-saturated, spiritual wisdom. – John Piper

909. There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union. The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom, for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives. – Cyril Connolly

910. This society in which we live is radically changing. What previous generations saw as evil is now embraced as being good. It is a dangerous and slippery slope upon which we stand when we reject what Solomon called the beginning of wisdom – the fear of God. – Ray Comfort

911. Those who govern, having much business on their hands, do not generally like to take the trouble of considering and carrying into execution new projects. The best public measures are therefore seldom adopted from previous wisdom, but forced by the occasion. – Benjamin Franklin

912. Of all the many leaders I have met in the course of my life, none made a deeper impression on me than Nelson Mandela. His courage, compassion, humility and wisdom were without parallel on the world stage, and he himself was an enduring source of inspiration. – Klaus Schwab

913. But the Wisdom of God, which is His only-begotten Son, being in all respects incapable of change or alteration, and every good quality in Him being essential, and such as cannot be changed and converted, His glory is therefore declared to be pure and sincere. – Origen

914. I imagine God to be like my father. My father was always the voice of certainty in my life. Certainty in the wisdom, certainty in the path, certainty always in God. For me God is certainty in everything. Certainty that everything is good and everything is God. – Yehuda Berg

915. The gateways to wisdom and learning are always open, and more and more I am choosing to walk through them. Barriers, blocks, obstacles, and problems are personal teachers giving me the opportunity to move out of the past and into the Totality of Possibilities. – Louise L. Hay

916. To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him. – Buddha

917. Outside of the cross of Jesus Christ, there is no hope in this world. That cross and resurrection at the core of the Gospel is the only hope for humanity. Wherever you go, ask God for wisdom on how to get that Gospel in, even in the toughest situations of life. – Ravi Zacharias

918. The more I work with the body, keeping my assumptions in a temporary state of reservation, the more I appreciate and sympathize with a given disease. The body no longer appears as a sick or irrational demon, but as a process with its own inner logic and wisdom. – George MacDonald

919. It is a remarkable fact in the political history of man that there is scarcely an instance of a free constitutional government which has been the work exclusively of foresight and wisdom. They have all been the result of a fortunate combination of circumstances. – John C. Calhoun

920. I would like to do my own daily talk show. Wisdom is the gift of ageing; no young person can have or buy it. My success was and is self-evident. I’m alive. I’ve lived. I’ve thrived and have grown as a person. I’m now healthier than ever. Who can argue with that? – Suzanne Somers

921. Arianna Huffington has exercised her renowned wisdom to give journalism another boost along the ever busier Internet. Her blog site promises to be an interesting challenge for those of us lucky enough to be invited to participate with our occasional contributions. – Walter Cronkite

922. I like to tell people that I have some of the biggest mentors in the world… they just don’t know I exist. Dave Ramsey, Sara Blakely, Oprah, Tony Robbins, Brendon Burchard – I’ve learned everything I know from their wisdom through books, podcasts and conferences. – Rachel Hollis

923. Up until Trump announced his candidacy, the conventional wisdom was that you had to be a professional politician in order to run. You had to have a background that was politically scrubbed. In other words, smart people who didn’t live perfect lives could never run. – Mark Cuban

924. 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

925. It’s a horrible idea that God, this paragon of wisdom and knowledge, power, couldn’t think of a better way to forgive us our sins than to come down to Earth in his alter ego as his son and have himself hideously tortured and executed so that he could forgive himself. – Richard Dawkins

926. Common wisdom in Texas Hold’em suggests that you should raise before the flop if you’re planning to play a hand. The saying goes, ‘Raise or fold,’ but is that correct? Well, it’s not the worst advice, but limiting yourself to one of these two options would be a mistake. – Daniel Negreanu

927. History is filled with tragic examples of wars that result from diplomatic impasse. Whether in our local communities or in international relations, the skillful use of our communicative capacities to negotiate and resolve differences is the first evidence of human wisdom. – Daisaku Ikeda

928. Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. It may not be difficult to store up in the mind a vast quantity of facts within a comparatively short time, but the ability to form judgments requires the severe discipline of hard work and the tempering heat of experience and maturity. – Calvin Coolidge

929. Influential people are never satisfied with the status quo. They’re the ones who constantly ask, ‘What if?’ and ‘Why not?’ They’re not afraid to challenge conventional wisdom, and they don’t disrupt things for the sake of being disruptive; they do it to make things better. – Travis Bradberry

930. If elected Speaker, I promise you that we will have the courage to lead the fight for our conservative principles and make our case to the American people. But we will also have the wisdom to listen to our constituents and each other so that we always move forward together. – Kevin McCarthy

931. I probably wouldn’t be a songwriter if I didn’t grow up the way I did. It was difficult and it was at times very scary to grow up in a household so unsettled and at times very violent. But, it also, I guess it earned me a sort of wisdom at a young age that’s served me well. – Ray LaMontagne

932. After many years of great mercy, after tasting of the powers of the world to come, we still are so weak, so foolish; but, oh! when we get away from self to God, there all is truth and purity and holiness, and our heart finds peace, wisdom, completeness, delight, joy, victory. – Charles Spurgeon

933. What would help us preserve our natural resources are genetic traits that let us sacrifice the present for the sake of the future. You need wisdom to sacrifice something that is immediately useful or advantageous for the sake of something that will be important in the future. – Christian de Duve

934. What I’ve been able to do with my character, Madea, and the other characters, with the jokes, is use it as an anesthetic to get to the heart and soul of real issues. And what I’ve found on stage over the years is that, while making people laugh, I can drop in pearls of wisdom. – Tyler Perry

935. In an era in which war and terrorism – at home and abroad – are often based on racial, religious and ethnic differences, rediscovering the wisdom of love and compassion may help us increase our survival at a time when an increasingly divided country and world so badly need it. – Dean Ornish

936. Conventional wisdom suggests the primary motivator for entrepreneurs is money or wealth creation and, in fact, much of the political debate tends to center around what kind of tax or regulatory policy changes will turn corporate suits into small business adventurers overnight. – Chip Conley

937. The All-Wise Maker attaches hundreds of instances of wisdom to each of the beings in the palace of the universe and equips them to perform hundreds of duties. To all trees He bestows instances of wisdom to the number of its fruits and gives duties to the number of its flowers. – Said Nursi

938. The American people voted for a president, Donald Trump, who’s very tough, very strong, very aggressive on terrorism, but at the same time smart. At the same time sophisticated. At the same time, heeding the wisdom of our founders who warned about entangling foreign engagement. – Stephen Miller

939. At 17 years old, STG took me under its wing and shared its resources and wisdom with me, even allowing me to take part in a show at the Edinburgh Festival. Without STG and the Ramshorn Theatre, I would not have found access to the world of drama that I later made my profession. – Peter Capaldi

940. I don’t see the wisdom in modern politicians that I once saw in men like Dean Acheson, David Bruce, or George Marshall. In my day, the northeastern establishment dominated foreign policy formulation, but the composition and distribution of our population is very different today. – Henry Kissinger

941. For the men and women of the FBI, bravery is reflected not only in the physical courage often necessary in the job. It can be seen in the courage of conviction, in the courage to act with wisdom in the face of fear, and in the courage it takes to admit mistakes and move forward. – Robert Mueller

942. Because you are women, people will force their thinking on you, their boundaries on you. They will tell you how to dress, how to behave, who you can meet and where you can go. Don’t live in the shadows of people’s judgement. Make your own choices in the light of your own wisdom. – Amitabh Bachchan

943. I believe the reason we sleep is not just to allow our body to rest but that it is to allow this inner wisdom to speak to us through symbols. This includes the body or somatic problems as well as psychological ones. Dreams and drawings are useful in diagnosing physical conditions. – Bernie Siegel

944. Why would anyone walk through life satisfied with the light from the candle of their own understanding when, by reaching out to our Heavenly Father, they could experience the bright sun of spiritual knowledge that would expand their minds with wisdom and fill their souls with joy? – Dieter F. Uchtdorf

945. Community organizing is all about building grassroots support. It’s about identifying the people around you with whom you can create a common, passionate cause. And it’s about ignoring the conventional wisdom of company politics and instead playing the game by very different rules. – Tom Peters

946. Never give up, which is the lesson I learned from boxing. As soon as you learn to never give up, you have to learn the power and wisdom of unconditional surrender, and that one doesn’t cancel out the other; they just exist as contradictions. The wisdom of it comes as you get older. – Kris Kristofferson

947. By definition, the Singularity means that machines would be smarter than us, and, in their wisdom, they can innovate new technologies. The innovations would come so quickly, and increasingly quickly, that the innovation would make Moore’s Law seem as antiquated as Hammurabi’s Code. – Marvin Ammori

948. While I have no empirical evidence to back this up, I bet that the number of homosexual people per thousand has not fluctuated all that much over the centuries. I do not believe the dented wisdom my father used to extol, that homosexuality was a sure sign of a civilization in decline. – Henry Rollins

949. The wisdom of crowds works when the crowd is choosing the price of an ox, when there’s a single numeric average. But if it’s a design or something that matters, the decision is made by committee, and that’s crap. You want people and groups who are able to think thoughts before they share. – Jaron Lanier

950. It is reasonable to think that the more readers put into the Bible app in the form of small investments, the more it becomes a repository of their history of worship. Like a worn dog-eared book, full of scribbled insights and wisdom, the app becomes a treasured asset not easily discarded. – Nir Eyal

951. I’m not an academic philosopher, and don’t agree with the way the universities approach the subject. I’m a philosopher only in the very loose sense of someone interested in wisdom and well-being attained through reason. But I’m as interested in psychoanalysis and art as I am in philosophy. – Alain de Botton

952. There is no greater privilege in living than bringing a tiny new human being into the world and then trying to raise him or her properly during the next eighteen years. Doing that job right requires all the intelligence, wisdom, and determination you will be able to muster from day to day. – James Dobson

953. Intuition is the wisdom formed by feeling and instinct – a gift of knowing without reasoning… Belief is ignited by hope and supported by facts and evidence – it builds alignment and creates confidence. Belief is what sets energy in motion and creates the success that breeds more success. – Angela Ahrendts

954. We simply can no longer afford to deny the full potential of one half of the population. The world needs to tap into the talent and wisdom of women. Whether the issue is food security, economic recovery, health, or peace and security, the participation of women is needed now more than ever. – Michelle Bachelet

955. I have the responsibility of over four million people, and I am in a position to do good, to be able to bring about a new life for my people, and I will continue to move in that direction. It’s a burden, but it needs to be done, and you have to have the courage and wisdom to see it through. – Abdullah II of Jordan

956. What if Barack Obama established a Presidential Advisory Committee that would meet once every couple of months, bringing together the former presidents for a conference in order to seek their collective wisdom? There is a wealth of experience in former presidents that generally goes untapped. – Tony Campolo

957. There’s something peculiar about writing fiction. It requires an interesting balance between seeing the world as a child and having the wisdom of a middle-aged person. The further you get from childhood and the experience of the teenage years, the greater the danger of losing that wellspring. – Kazuo Ishiguro

958. When we contend, let us contend for all our rights – the doubtful and the certain, the unimportant and essential. It is as easy to contend, or even more so, for the whole as for a part. At the termination of the contest, secure all that our wisdom and valour and the fortune of war will permit. – John C. Calhoun

959. I am not the first Buddha who came upon Earth, nor shall I be the last. In due time, another Buddha will arise in the world – a Holy One, a supremely enlightened One, endowed with wisdom in conduct, auspicious, knowing the universe, an incomparable leader of men, a master of angels and mortals. – Buddha

960. You know, many people have said that I’m on the edge and I’m maverick for some of the big operations that I’ve done. I’m not at all. I pray; I ask God to give me wisdom, ‘Should I do it?’, guidance in terms of how to do it, who to consult with. All those kind of things are incredibly important. – Ben Carson

961. In my life, I was always floating around the edge of the dark side and saying what if take it a little bit too far, and who says you have to stop there, and what’s behind the next door. Maybe you gain a wisdom from examining those things. But after a while, you get too far down in the quicksand. – Trent Reznor

962. When you’re young, you wonder what all these old people are droning on about, trying to impart their wisdom. It’s not relevant to you because being young is such a specific thing. Thank God for that. Thank God for the young people who go out and demonstrate against rampant capitalism or whatever. – Helen Mirren

963. Linux is a complex example of the wisdom of crowds. It’s a good example in the sense that it shows you can set people to work in a decentralized way – that is, without anyone really directing their efforts in a particular direction – and still trust that they’re going to come up with good answers. – James Surowiecki

964. Much of the conventional wisdom associated with Vietnam was highly inaccurate. Far from an inevitable result of the imperative to contain communism, the war was only made possible through lies and deceptions aimed at the American public, Congress, and members of Lyndon Johnson’s own administration. – H. R. McMaster

965. A lot of people tell me a lot of things about my conduct, my game, my future… but I try to stay away from their words of wisdom. I don’t let it distract me. On the field, you will be facing the ball alone. If you fail, you will the only one to blame. So, you should be the one deciding for yourself. – Virat Kohli

966. Whatever one thinks of the wisdom of building a mosque near Ground Zero, this controversy now affords us an immense opportunity to examine who we are as a people. It provides us with the opportunity to get back to our foundational ideals, which have always stood as a beacon for the rest of the world. – Hamza Yusuf

967. Both old and young alike ought to seek wisdom: the former in order that, as age comes over him, he may be young in good things because of the grace of what has been, and the latter in order that, while he is young, he may at the same time be old, because he has no fear of the things which are to come. – Epicurus

968. My own feelings of where I am in this world and the questions that I am asking myself, I started to explore them through the story ‘Four Feathers’ and through this actor called Heath Ledger. I knew that I had to find a 21-year-old who could play wisdom at the end. He’s only 21 or 22, and I tested him. – Shekhar Kapur

969. I think we are evolving rapidly into one world culture. It’s certainly one world economy. With billions of people online, I think we’ll appreciate the wisdom in many different traditions as we learn more about them. People were very isolated and didn’t know anything about other religions 100 years ago. – Ray Kurzweil

970. Our ascendancy of the past two centuries – first Europe and then the U.S. – has bred a western-centric mentality: the West is the fount of all wisdom. We think of ourselves as open-minded, but our sense of superiority has closed our minds. We never entertained the idea that China could surpass the U.S. – Martin Jacques

971. God has already done everything He’s going to do. The ball is now in your court. If you want success, if you want wisdom, if you want to be prosperous and healthy, you’re going to have to do more than meditate and believe; you must boldly declare words of faith and victory over yourself and your family. – Joel Osteen

972. Clinton is a big personality who has led a big life, and for some of the media conventional wisdom to boil it down to a view that ‘all people are really interested in’ are a few moments of madness in the Oval Office gets him, the importance of the presidency, and the significance of his life, all wrong. – Alastair Campbell

973. We all fall into biological and mental habits. It’s an easy way for us to navigate day-to-day work and life, but it also doesn’t do us any favours in terms of growing into wisdom, growing into a greater understanding of each other, growing into a deeper relationship – all the things that we really crave. – Genesis P-Orridge

974. Every one in the world ought to do the things for which he is specially adapted. It is the part of wisdom to recognize what each one of us is best fitted for, and it is the part of education to perfect and utilize such predispositions. Because education can direct and aid nature but can never transform her. – Maria Montessori

975. I love the early sonatas; I love the early Mozart, period. I’m really fond of that moment when he was either emulating Haydn or Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach or anybody but himself. The moment he found himself, as conventional wisdom would have it, at the age of 18 or 19 or 20, I stop being so interested in him. – Glenn Gould

976. Hurricane Katrina overwhelmed levees and exploded the conventional wisdom about a shared American prosperity, exposing a group of people so poor they didn’t have $50 for a bus ticket out of town. If we want to learn something from this disaster, the lesson ought to be: America’s poor deserve better than this. – Michael Eric Dyson

977. I always felt called to serve, to empower and ennoble as many people as I could, teaching, truth-telling, exposing lies, bearing witness, and being willing to live and die for something bigger than yourself. I had a passion and love of learning and wisdom that was inseparable from a love of music and the arts. – Cornel West

978. What’s unique about the Mormon Church is that it encourages inquiry. I really do think my research and religion are all on the same page. I never could have come up with the notion of disruptive innovations, which went against a lot of conventional wisdom, if I hadn’t been raised to always be asking questions. – Clayton M. Christensen

979. It was not that long ago when the accepted wisdom in football was that the running game had to be established – that was always the obligatory verb: established – before passes could become effective. My, we know how that has changed. Now the pass is established from the get-go, and running is an afterthought. – Frank Deford

980. I’ve led a school whose faculty and students examine and discuss and debate every aspect of our law and legal system. And what I’ve learned most is that no one has a monopoly on truth or wisdom. I’ve learned that we make progress by listening to each other, across every apparent political or ideological divide. – Elena Kagan

981. If you’re a Supreme Court justice, the American people have elevated you to one of the highest offices in the land out of the goodness of their heart and out of deference to your legal wisdom. You get a lifetime appointment, limitless prestige, a great office, and what I have to assume is a very comfortable chair. – Donna Brazile

982. The divine wisdom which requires a division of labor has sown different abilities and tendencies in human nature and has enabled human beings to carry out the duty of establishing sciences and developing technology. The fulfillment of this duty is obligatory upon humanity as a whole, though not on every individual. – Said Nursi

983. My first spoken word poem, packed with all the wisdom of a 14-year-old, was about the injustice of being seen as unfeminine. The poem was very indignant, and mainly exaggerated, but the only spoken word poetry that I had seen up until that point was mainly indignant, so I thought that that’s what was expected of me. – Sarah Kay

984. The overarching conventional wisdom – what everyone from government experts to my French girlfriends take as articles of faith – is that restrictive diets generally don’t make you healthier or slimmer. Instead, it’s best to eat a variety of high-quality foods in moderation and pay attention to whether you’re hungry. – Pamela Druckerman

985. If you have the insight of non-self, if you have the insight of impermanence, you should make that insight into a concentration that you keep alive throughout the day. Then what you say, what you think, and what you do will then be in the light of that wisdom and you will avoid making mistakes and creating suffering. – Thich Nhat Hanh

986. Cynicism masquerades as wisdom, but it is the furthest thing from it. Because cynics don’t learn anything. Because cynicism is a self-imposed blindness: a rejection of the world because we are afraid it will hurt us or disappoint us. Cynics always say ‘no.’ But saying ‘yes’ begins things. Saying ‘yes’ is how things grow. – Stephen Colbert

987. Through the years, I, like you, have experienced pressures and disappointments that would have crushed me had I not been able to draw upon a source of wisdom and strength far greater than my own. He has never forgotten or forsaken me, and I have come to know for myself that Jesus is the Christ and that this is His Church. – Sheri L. Dew

988. Now, if you notice how the swan, putting its neck down into the deep water, brings up food for itself from below, then you will discover the wisdom of the Creator, in that He gave it a neck longer than its feet for this reason, that it might, as if lowering a sort of fishing line, procure the food hidden in the deep water. – Saint Basil

989. There is a universal, intelligent, life force that exists within everyone and everything. It resides within each one of us as a deep wisdom, an inner knowing. We can access this wonderful source of knowledge and wisdom through our intuition, an inner sense that tells us what feels right and true for us at any given moment. – Shakti Gawain

990. The Gross National Product measures neither our wit nor our courage, neither our wisdom nor our learning, neither our compassion nor our devotion to our country. It measures everything, in short, except that which makes life worthwhile, and it can tell us everything about America – except whether we are proud to be Americans. – Robert Kennedy

991. No party has a monopoly on wisdom. No democracy works without compromise. But when Governor Romney and his allies in Congress tell us we can somehow lower our deficit by spending trillions more on new tax breaks for the wealthy – well, you do the math. I refuse to go along with that. And as long as I’m President, I never will. – Barack Obama

992. The United Nations’ founders understood that decisions affecting war and peace should happen only by consensus, and with America’s consent, the veto by Security Council permanent members was enshrined in the United Nations Charter. The profound wisdom of this has underpinned the stability of international relations for decades. – Vladimir Putin

993. Being a survivor doesn’t mean being strong – it’s telling people when you need a meal or a ride, company, whatever. It’s paying attention to heart wisdom, feelings, not living a role, but having a unique, authentic life, having something to contribute, finding time to love and laugh. All these things are qualities of survivors. – Bernie Siegel

994. For myself, I think that those who cultivate wisdom and believe themselves able to instruct their fellow-citizens as to their interests are least likely to become partisans of violence. They are too well aware that to violence attach enmities and dangers, whereas results as good may be obtained by persuasion safely and amicably. – Xenophon

995. When a president makes life and death decisions, he should draw strength and wisdom from broad and deep experience with the reasons for and the risks of committing our children to our defense. For no matter how many others are involved in the decision, the president is a lonely man in a dark room when the casualty reports come in. – John McCain

996. Humanity’s legacy of stories and storytelling is the most precious we have. All wisdom is in our stories and songs. A story is how we construct our experiences. At the very simplest, it can be: ‘He/she was born, lived, died.’ Probably that is the template of our stories – a beginning, middle, and end. This structure is in our minds. – Doris Lessing

997. Society is notoriously stupid in its failure to harness the wisdom of older women in everything from television to politics, family life to boardrooms, and here is one reminiscing with honesty and realism about women’s particular challenge: to create our professional and financial structures in the same period as our peak fertility. – Victoria Coren Mitchell

998. The censors have always had a field day with James Joyce, specifically with ‘Ulysses,’ but also with his other writings. The conventional wisdom is that this is because of sexually explicit passages (and there certainly are those). I have always thought that what the critics hated and feared about Joyce is his cry for human freedom. – Karen DeCrow

999. Starting with a meagre amount of Rs 300 as a conductor, when I became an actor and started seeing huge moneys like Rs 3 or 4 lakhs, I thought I was ‘an exclusive creation’ by God, and he had made me like this. Later, I got the wisdom and realised that my time was good and things worked out! And I was also a normal human being like others. – Rajinikanth

1000. And I love that even in the toughest moments, when we’re all sweating it – when we’re worried that the bill won’t pass, and it seems like all is lost – Barack never lets himself get distracted by the chatter and the noise. Just like his grandmother, he just keeps getting up and moving forward… with patience and wisdom, and courage and grace. – Michelle Obama

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