Wisdom Quotes and Proverbs
It is no longer enough to be smart — all the technological tools in the world add meaning and value only if they enhance our core values, the deepest part of our heart. Acquiring knowledge is no guarantee of practical, useful application. Wisdom implies a mature integration of appropriate knowledge, a seasoned ability to filter the inessential from the essential.
Doc Childre and Bruce Cryer, From Chaos to Coherence
Intuition does not always appear as the ingenious breakthrough or something grandiose. Intuitive thoughts, feelings, and solutions often manifest themselves as good old common sense. Common sense is efficient.
Lao-Tzu (600 B.C.)
Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. This is another paradox: what is soft is strong.
Kindness and wisdom is the pathway leading to GOD’S LOVE!
As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world — that is the myth of the atomic age — as in being able to remake ourselves.
Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials. .
Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living, the other helps you make a life. .
A child’s hand in yours — what tenderness it arouses, what power it conjures. You are instantly the very touchstone of power and wisdom.
Preconcieved notions are the locks on the door to wisdom.
Information is not knowledge, knowledge is not wisdom, wisdom is not truth, truth is not beauty, beauty is not love.
David Starr Jordan
Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it.
The only true wisdom consists in knowing that you know nothing.
Re-examine all you have been told . . . Dismiss what insults your Soul.
Thanks to Ken Lam
True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.
And in knowing that you know nothing, that makes you the smartest of all.
We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it — and stop there; lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove lid. She will never sit on a hot stove lid again — and that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore.
Anonymous (Greek Proverb)
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
Helena Petrova Blavatsky
Be humble, if thou would’st attain to Wisdom. Be humbler still, when Wisdom thou hast mastered.
Wisdom is knowing the truth, and telling it.
Wisdom is the reward for a lifetime of listening … when you’d have preferred to talk.
General Omar Bradley
Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner.