Wisdom Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old wisdom quotes, wisdom sayings, and wisdom proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

The errors of a wise man make your rule rather than the perfections of a fool.      

William Blake (1757-1827)

The more things change, the more they stay the same.      

Alphonse Karr (1808-1890)

The truly rich are those who enjoy what they have.      

Yiddish (on conscience)

The wise do as much as they should, not as much as they can.      

French (on wisdom)

What's good for the goose is good for the gander.      

John Ray "What's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander."

Wisdom is easy to carry but difficult to gather.      

Czech (on wisdom)

Wonder is the beginning of wisdom,      

Greek Proverb

Health is better than wealth.      


You can never plan the future by the past.      

Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink.      

John Heywood (c.1497-1580)

Live and let live.      

Dutch Proverb

You have to take the bitter with the sweet.      


Everything in moderation.      


Life is what you make it.

Grandma Moses (1860-1961)

All's well that ends well.      

John Heywood (c.1497-1580)

Out of sight, out of mind.      


You can only die once.      

Portuguese Proverb