A wise man does not try to hurry history.
Books are but waste paper unless we spend in action the wisdom we get from thought - asleep. When we are weary of the living, we may repair to the dead, who have nothing of peevishness, pride, or design in their conversation.
Knowledge without justice ought to be called cunning rather than wisdom.
Some wisdom you must learn from one who's wise.
Just as a cautious businessman avoids investing all his capital in one concern, so wisdom would probably admonish us also not to anticipate all our happiness from one quarter alone.
Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.
Thirst drove me down to the water where I drank the moon's reflection.
True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.
There are times when fear is good. It must keep its watchful place at the heart's controls. There is advantage in the wisdom won from pain.
Nine-tenths of wisdom consists in being wise in time.
All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
With the rain, falls the wisdom of heaven.
The figure a poem makes. It begins in delight and ends in wisdom... in a clarification of life - not necessarily a great clarification, such as sects and cults are founded on, but in a momentary stay against confusion.
Wisdom is found only in truth.
Wisdom alone is the science of others sciences.
The wise are wise only because they love. And the foolish are foolish only because they think they can understand love.
Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, be fortified by it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it.
Of all things which wisdom provides to make life entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.
Rich people without wisdom and learning are but sheep with golden fleeces.
In complete darkness we are all the same, it is only our knowledge and wisdom that separates us, don't let your eyes deceive you.
Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself.
Children also have artistic ability, and there is wisdom in there having it! The more helpless they are, the more instructive are the examples they furnish us; and they must be preserved free of corruption from an early age.
Wisdom sets bounds even to knowledge.
Wisdom begins in wonder.