Thoughtful quotes about wisdom, attaining wisdom and using wisdom.

Words of Wisdom

attaining wisdom and using wisdom


"Many receive advice, only the wise profit by it." (Syrus)

"Ben was an intellectual, and intellectuals, say what you like, seemed to last longer than anyone else." (Muriel Spark)

"Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time." (Theodore Roosevelt)

"The only Zen you find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there." (Robert Pirsig)

"There is in us something wiser then our head." (Schopenhauer)

"To question a wise man is the beginning of wisdom. (old proverb)

"Who is wise? He who learns from all men, as it is said, From all my teachers have I gotten understanding." (Ben Zoma)

"The difference between a great teacher and a mediocre one is that the latter speaks from without while the former speaks from within." (author unknown)

"Wisdom is a healthy balance of reason and intuition." (N.S. Xavier)

"The wizard is inside you, and he wants only to be born." (Deepak Chorpra)

"We arrive at truth, not by reason only, but also by the heart." (Pascal)

"Wisdom is oft times nearer when we stoop than when we soar." (William Wordsworth)

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Staff, H. (2008, December 30). Wisdom, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 19 from

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