Wisdom Sayings and Quotes

Wisdom comes with age and experience. Each misstep and accomplishment is a learning opportunity, providing problem-solving tools we can store for later use. Feeling like a ship without mooring? Let the below collection of wise quotes help guide the way.


When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and comfortable.     

Albert Einstein

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.     

Albert Einstein

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.     

Anthony Douglas Williams

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

Aristotle

Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.     

Aristotle

The older you get, the more quiet you become. Life humbles you so deeply as you age. You realize how much nonsense you’ve waste time on.     

Anonymous

Never, no, never did nature say one thing and wisdom say another.     

Charles Dickens

Knowledge is knowing what to say. Wisdom is knowing when to say it.     

Colette

The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.     

Confucius

Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child.     

Debbie Ford

It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.     

Edmund Burke

Wisdom is the daughter of experience.     

Edward Hersey Richards

It is said that wisdom lies not in seeing things, but seeing through things.     

Elbert Hubbard

Knowledge is learning something every day. Wisdom is letting go of something every day.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.     

Fran Lebowitz

A loving heart is the truest wisdom.     

Francis Bacon

The wise man hath his thoughts in his head; the fool, on his tongue.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Patience is the companion of wisdom.     

George Bernard Shaw

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

Henry David Thoreau

Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone.     

Holly Near

Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.     

Horace

Wisdom is knowing the right path to take. Integrity is taking it.     

Immanuel Kant

Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.     

Isaac Asimov

It is characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.     

Isaac Asimov

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.     

Ivan Panin

Any fool can know. The point is to understand.     

Jess C. Scott

The best index to a person's character is how he treats people who can't do him any good, and how he treats people who can't fight back.     

Jimi Hendrix

Think before you speak. Read before you think.     

Langston Hughes

Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what's right.     

Leonardo da Vinci

The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.     

M. H. McKee