Wisdom Posters




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

We can be Knowledgeable with other men's knowledge, but we cannot be wise with other men's wisdom. ~Michel de Montaigne

Wisdom begins at the end. ~Daniel Webster

Patience is the companion of wisdom. ~St. Augustine

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

Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it. ~David Star Jordan, The Philosophy of Despair

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

Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself. ~Tom Wilson

How can you be a sage if you're pretty? You can't get your wizard papers without wrinkles. ~Bill Veeck

The years teach much which the days never knew. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom. ~Isaac Asimov, Isaac Asimov's Book of Science and Nature Quotations, 1988

Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another. ~Juvenal, Satires

A wise man can see more from the bottom of a well than a fool can from a mountain top. ~Author Unknown

I believe that all wisdom consists in caring immensely for a few right things, and not caring a straw about the rest. ~John Buchan

It is easier to find a score of men wise enough to discover the truth than to find one intrepid enough, in the face of opposition, to stand up for it. ~A.A. Hodge

A child can ask questions that a wise man cannot answer. ~Author Unknown

A single conversation with a wise man is better than ten years of study. ~Chinese Proverb

Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences. ~Norman Cousins

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

Wisdom comes by disillusionment. ~George Santayana

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

Some folks are wise and some are otherwise. ~Tobias Smollett

Wisdom is ofttimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar. ~William Wordsworth

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

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. ~Alfred Lord Tennyson

Wisdom outweighs any wealth. ~Sophocles

If wisdom and diamonds grew on the same tree we could soon tell how much men loved wisdom. ~Lemuel K. Washburn, Is The Bible Worth Reading And Other Essays, 1911

The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.. ~William Shakespeare, As You Like It

One must spend time in gathering knowledge to give it out richly. ~Edward C. Steadman

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

It is more easy to be wise for others than for ourselves. ~Fran├žois Duc de La Rochefoucauld

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

Wisdom is never on the menu, you have to own the restaurant. ~Carrie Latet

There are subjects in which I wish to become knowledgeable, and subjects in which I wish to remain wise. ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

The child, offered the mother's breast, Will not in the beginning grab it; But soon it clings to it with zest. And thus at wisdom's copious breasts You'll drink each day with greater zest. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Every wise man lives in an observatory. ~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827

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

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

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

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

No man was ever wise by chance. ~Seneca

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


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