Clever tyrants are never punished.
I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled poets to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean.
If you were to offer a thirsty man all wisdom, you would not please him more than if you gave him a drink.
Wisdom is that apprehension of heavenly things to which the spirit rises through love.
Pain and foolishness lead to great bliss and complete knowledge, for Eternal Wisdom created nothing under the sun in vain.
Wisdom is nothing but a preparation of the soul, a capacity, a secret art of thinking, feeling and breathing thoughts of unity at every moment of life.
Wisdom comes alone through suffering.
It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
Wisdom is found only in truth.
Wisdom I know is social. She seeks her fellows. But Beauty is jealous, and illy bears the presence of a rival.
Knowledge without justice ought to be called cunning rather than wisdom.
The bold are helpless without cleverness.
After the knowledge of, and obedience to, the will of God, the next aim must be to know something of His attributes of wisdom, power, and goodness as evidenced by His handiwork.
When you pray purify your intelligence and it becomes your wisdom. Purify yourself completely and you become one with whole.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
Much wisdom often goes with brevity of speech.
The greatest obstacle to being heroic is the doubt whether one may not be going to prove one's self a fool; the truest heroism is to resist the doubt; and the profoundest wisdom, to know when it ought to be resisted, and when it be obeyed.
The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.
Writing is good, thinking is better. Cleverness is good, patience is better.
A man may learn wisdom even from a foe.
We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.
I will give you a definition of a proud man: he is a man who has neither vanity nor wisdom one filled with hatreds cannot be vain, neither can he be wise.
Nine-tenths of wisdom consists in being wise in time.
The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily. This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and of wisdom.
In youth and beauty, wisdom is but rare!