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61 Best Wisdom Quotes by Famous Authors

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Wisdom is the fact of being on sensible or wise thinking. It is the quality of having knowledge, experience as well as good judgement. Below are some of the powerful Wisdom Quotes by some of the well known authors.

Wisdom Quotes

  1. “Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.” – Jimi Hendrix
  2. “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.” – The Serenity Prayer (Reinhold Niebuhr)
  3. “Speak when you are angry, and you will make the best speech you’ll ever regret.” – Lawrence J. Peter
  4. “Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” – John Wooden
  5. “If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging.” – Will Rogers
  6. “Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.” – Sun Tzu
  7. “Common sense is not so common.” – Jessica Truman
  8. “My father used to say, “You would worry less about what people think if you knew how little they did”.” – Dr. Phil McGraw
  9. “The best way to win an argument is to begin by being right.” – Jill Ruckelshaus
  10. “You have to have a darkness for the dawn to come.” – Harrison Ford
  11. “Many people have ideas on how others should change; few people have ideas on how they should change.” – Tolstoy
  12. “That which does not kill us only makes us stronger.” – Friedrich Nietzche
  13. “Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences.” – Norman Cousins
  14. “The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese” – Steven Wright
  15. “Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.” – Sophocles
  16. “You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.” – Naguib, Mahfouz
  17. “Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.” – Plato
  18. “I’ve always believed that a lot of the trouble in the world would disappear if we were talking to each other instead of about each other.” – Ronald Reagan
  19. “Nine-tenths of wisdom consists in being wise in time.” – Theodore Roosevelt
  20. “Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification.” – Martin Fischer
  21. “Memory is the mother of all wisdom.” – Samuel Johnson
  22. “No question is so difficult to answer as that to which the answer is obvious.” – George Bernard Shaw
  23. “A short saying often contains much wisdom.” – Sophocles
  24. “It is characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.” – Thoreau
  25. “It’s so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and say the opposite.” – Sam Levenson
  26. “The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.” – Cicero
  27. “It requires wisdom to understand wisdom; the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.” – Walter Lippmann
  28. “Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.” – Immanuel Kant
  29. “The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn’t being said.” – Peter Drucker
  30. “We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.” – George Bernard Shaw
  31. “I am somebody. I am me. I like being me. And I need nobody to make me somebody.” – Louis L’Amour
  32. “Wisdom is knowing what to do next; skill is knowing how to do it; and virtue is doing it.” – David Starr Jordan
  33. “To know that you know, and to know that you don’t know – that is real wisdom.” – Confucious
  34. “If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.” – James CNova
  35. “Some people are puzzles that are best understood in pieces rather than put together.” – C. E. Schmitt
  36. “Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud.” – Sophocles
  37. “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  38. “Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” – Albert Einstein
  39. “The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.” – William James
  40. “I’m selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. i make mistakes, i am out of control,and at times hard to control, but if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hel don’t deserve me at my best” – M. Monroe
  41. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” – Lao Tzu
  42. “Everything comes to us that belongs to us if we create the capacity to receive it.” – Rabindranath Tagore
  43. “No one can go back and make a brand new start, however anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” – Carl Bard
  44. “Who cannot understand your silence, cannot understand your words.” – Tolkin
  45. “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
  46. “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” – Henry David Thoreau
  47. “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” – Jim Rohn
  48. “The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.” – Walt Disney
  49. “A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.” – Nelson Mandela
  50. “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
  51. “Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.” – George Bernard Shaw
  52. “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” – Socrates
  53. “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
  54. “Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.” – John Wooden
  55. “Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.” – Baltasar Gracian
  56. “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
  57. “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
  58. “Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  59. “A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work.” – John Lubbock
  60. “The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” – William Arthur Ward
  61. “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

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