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.

When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and comfortable. Albert Einstein
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. Albert Einstein
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. Anthony Douglas Williams
The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom. Aristotle
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life. Aristotle
The older you get, the more quiet you become. Life humbles you so deeply as you age. You realize how much nonsense you’ve waste time on. Anonymous
Never, no, never did nature say one thing and wisdom say another. Charles Dickens
Knowledge is knowing what to say. Wisdom is knowing when to say it. Colette
The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common. Confucius
Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child. Debbie Ford
It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen. Edmund Burke
Wisdom is the daughter of experience. Edward Hersey Richards
It is said that wisdom lies not in seeing things, but seeing through things. Elbert Hubbard
Knowledge is learning something every day. Wisdom is letting go of something every day. Eleanor Roosevelt
Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom. Fran Lebowitz
A loving heart is the truest wisdom. Francis Bacon
The wise man hath his thoughts in his head; the fool, on his tongue. Friedrich Nietzsche
Patience is the companion of wisdom. George Bernard Shaw
We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future. Henry David Thoreau
Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone. Holly Near
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens. Horace
Wisdom is knowing the right path to take. Integrity is taking it. Immanuel Kant
Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness. Isaac Asimov
It is characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things. Isaac Asimov
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. Ivan Panin
Any fool can know. The point is to understand. Jess C. Scott
The best index to a person's character is how he treats people who can't do him any good, and how he treats people who can't fight back. Jimi Hendrix
Think before you speak. Read before you think. Langston Hughes
Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what's right. Leonardo da Vinci
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them. M. H. McKee