Wisdom Sayings and Quotes

Wisdom comes with age and experience. Each misstep and accomplishment is a learning opportunity, providing problem-solving tools we can store for later use. Feeling like a ship without mooring? Let the below collection of wise quotes help guide the way.

Money buys everything but good sense. Yiddish (on money)
In bad things be slow; in good things be fast. Afghan (on time and timeliness
Just because something is common sense doesn't mean it's common practice. unknown
Nothing is impossible to the willing mind. Books of the Han Dynasty
One head cannot hold all wisdom. Maasai(East African)(on wisdom)
Plan your life at New Year's, your day at dawn. Japanese (on planning)
Proverbs are the daughters of experience. Sierra Leone
Wisdom is to live in the present, plan for the future and profit from the past. unknown
The errors of a wise man make your rule rather than the perfections of a fool. William Blake
The more things change, the more they stay the same. Alphonse Karr
The truly rich are those who enjoy what they have. Yiddish (on conscience)
The wise do as much as they should, not as much as they can. French (on wisdom)
What's good for the goose is good for the gander. John Ray "What's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander."
Wisdom is easy to carry but difficult to gather. Czech (on wisdom)
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom, Greek Proverb
Wisdom has always been the wealth of the common people. Raimon Pannikar
Health is better than wealth. unknown
You can never plan the future by the past. Edmund Burke
You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink. John Heywood
Live and let live. Dutch Proverb
You have to take the bitter with the sweet. unknown
Everything in moderation. unknown
Life is what you make it. Grandma Moses
All's well that ends well. John Heywood
Out of sight, out of mind. unknown
You can only die once. Portuguese Proverb
Knowledge comes but wisdom lingers. Alfred Lord Tennyson
It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt Abigail Van Buren
The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool. Abraham Lincoln
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect). Albert Einstein