Quotes About Wisdom

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These quotes about wisdom are some of my favourite and they illustrate the importance of wisdom to living a good and successful life. The Bible says in the book of Proverbs that "Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding."

Enjoy these quotes about wisdom.

Quotes About Wisdom

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  • "The wise man hath his thoughts in his head; the fool, on his tongue." Ivan Panin
  • "An intelligent man believes only half of what he hears, a wise man knows which half." Evan Esar
  • "The search for wisdom is a great challenge; to act on wisdom is an even greater challenge." –Siddhaswarupananda
  • "Wisdom is the perception of the unimportance of the things we call great, and of the importance of the things we call small." Charkes E. Jerningham
  • "Wise men are instructed by reason; men of less understanding, by experience; the most ignorant, by necessity; and beasts, by nature." Cicero
  • "Great is the number of those who might attain true wisdom if they did not already think themselves wise." Eliza Cook
  • "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 Niebuha
  • "A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer." Bruce Lee
  • "A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart." Jonathan Swift
  • "Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something." Plato
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More Quotes About Wisdom

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  • "The difference between a wise and foolish man is this--the former sees much, thinks much, and speaks little; but the latter speaks more than he either sees or thinks." William S. Downey
  • "Let men be wise by instinct if they can, but when this fails be wise by good advice." Sophocles
  • "Wisdom begins in wonder." Socrates
  • "Take time to read - it is the fountain of wisdom." Unknown
  • "If he is indeed wise, the teacher does not bid you enter the house of wisdom, but rather he leads you to the threshold of your own mind." Kahlil Gibran
  • "The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting; by doubting we come to the question." Pierre Abela
  • "Wise and strong is he who leaves his heart open and searches without fear." TheMonna
  • "The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application." Miguel de Cervantes
  • "Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world." Les Brown

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Even More Quotes About Wisdom

  • "How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver!" Book of Proverbs
  • "Knowing others is wisdom; knowing the self is enlightenment." Tao Te Ching
  • "The wise stand out because they see themselves as part of the Whole. They shine because they don't want to impress. They achieve great things because they don't look for recognition. Their wisdom is contained in what they are, not their opinions." Lao Tzu
  • "Knowledge is learning something new every day. Wisdom is letting go of something every day." Zen Proverb
  • "All truly wise thoughts have been thought already thousands of times; but to maket hem truly ours, we must think them over again honestly, till they take root in our personal experience." Johann von Goethe
  • "It is not in everyone's power to secure wealth, office, or honors; but everyone may be good, generous, and wise." Luc De Clapiers
  • "The wise man bridges the gap by laying out the path by means of which he can get from where he is to where he wants to go." John Pierpont Morgan

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