Quotes with wisdom
The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting; by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth.
There is no capital more useful than intellect and wisdom, and there is no indigence more injurious than ignorance and unawareness.
When wisdom reaches the acme of perfection, it will suppress the vicious instincts and injurious desires.
All men seek one goal: success or happiness. The only way to achieve true success is to express yourself completely in service to society. First, have a definite, clear, practical ideal-a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends-wisdom, money, materials and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end.
The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom.
Central banks don't have divine wisdom. They try to do the best analysis they can and must be prepared to stand or fall by the quality of that analysis.
The world's oldest wisdom: each evil thought infuses the mind, sooner or later, with an unholy fear.
Twenty Seven Thousand Aspiration Plants (1983)
They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom the emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand wrapped in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed. The insight into the mystery of life, coupled though it be with fear, has also given rise to religion. To know what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty, which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their most primitive forms-this knowledge, this feeling is at the center of true religiousness.
The end of wisdom is to dream high enough to lose the dream in the seeking of it.
All free governments are managed by the combined wisdom and folly of the people.
Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.
Serfs and slaves were always given at least enough to keep them physically well. But present-day society has ignored the wisdom of this fair provision.
The downside of this communal wisdom is that you don't have to kill bees to destroy a colony. Anything that affects bees’ memory, learning, senses, appetite, digestion, instincts, or life span can be enough to throw those feedback loops off course. Skew enough of them, and the beautiful mathematics of the hive break down.
Fruitless Fall: The Collapse of the Honey Bee and the Coming Agricultural Crisis (2008)
History is essential to wisdom and statesmanship. It teaches the young the virtues of freedom. By apprising them of the past it will enable them to judge the future; it will qualify them as judges of the actions and designs of men; it will enable them to know ambition under every disguise and knowing it, to defeat its views.
Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
The genes harbor their own wisdom and their own inertia.
Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World (1995)
The people have it in their hands to restore morality, wisdom and direction to of our foreign and domestic affairs, and regain the religious base which in times past assured general integrity in public and private life.
As the silkworm transmutes the mulberry leaf into satin, so you should transmute your knowledge into practical wisdom.
Pushing to the Front or, Success Under Difficulties (1894)
And the conventional wisdom is don't make the same mistake twice, learn from your mistakes. And we all do. Maybe we make the same mistake three times, but hopefully not four or five.
The Fog of War
The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.
Prejudices, Third Series (1922)
Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance. No one in this world, so far as I know -- and I have researched the records for years, and employed agents to help me -- has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people. Nor has anyone ever lost public office thereby.
'Notes On Journalism' in the Chicago Tribune (19 September 1926)
Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn. They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But, man, there's no boundary line to art.
Knowledge without justice ought to be called cunning rather than wisdom.
There are three classes of men; lovers of wisdom, lovers of honor, and lovers of gain.
Few persons have sufficient wisdom to prefer censure which is useful to them to praise which deceives them.
Don't wish it were easier; wish you were better. Don't wish for less problems; wish for more skills. Don't wish for less challenges; wish for more wisdom.
Both in thought and in feeling, even though time be real, to realise the unimportance of time is the gate of wisdom.
Our Knowledge of the External World (1914)
The true wisdom is to be always seasonable, and to change with a good grace in changing circumstances.
Virginibus Puerisque and Other Papers (1881)
Wisdom is corrupted by ambition, even when the quality of the ambition is intellectual. For ambition, even of this quality, is but a form of self-love…
Notes from Life (1853)
The movement of the Spirit of God in the hearts of men and women often calls them to act against the spirit of their times or causes them to anticipate a spirit which is yet in the making. In a moment of dedication they are given wisdom and courage to dare a deed that challenges and to kindle a hope that inspires.
Footprints of a Dream : The Story of the Church for the Fellowship of All Peoples (1959)
Wisdom married to immortal verse.