Wisdom Quotes

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Everything is based on mind, is led by mind, is fashioned by mind. If you speak and act with a polluted mind, suffering will follow you, as the wheels of the oxcart follow the footsteps of the ox. Everything is based on mind, is led by mind, is fashioned by mind. If you speak and act with a pure mind, happiness will follow you, as a shadow clings to a form.


The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting; by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth.

Pierre Abelard

Facts alone are wanted in life. Plant nothing else, and root out everything else.

Charles Dickens

We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success. We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.

Samuel Smiles

Both in thought and in feeling, even though time be real, to realise the unimportance of time is the gate of wisdom.

Bertrand Russell

Wise men care not for what they cannot have.


The mind once enlightened cannot again become dark.

Thomas Paine

Those things that nature denied to human sight, she revealed to the eyes of the soul.


Deep roots are not reached by frost.

J. R. R. Tolkien

It does not make much difference what a person studies; all knowledge is related, and the man who studies anything, if he keeps at it, will be learned.

Elbert Hubbard

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.

Thomas Edison

I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.

Umberto Eco

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.


We can be Knowledgeable with other men's knowledge, but we cannot be wise with other men's wisdom.

Michel de Montaigne

Always remember this: Happiness is from the heart out - not from the world in.

William Allen White

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.

Benjamin Franklin

Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.

Albert Einstein

Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people.

William Butler Yeats

The wisest men follow their own direction.


He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.

Elbert Hubbard

The more you know the less you need to say. 

Jim Rohn

The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.

Khalil Gibran

These days people seek knowledge, not wisdom. Knowledge is of the past, wisdom is of the future.

Vernon Cooper

One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes.

Eleanor Roosevelt

The one who knows the means makes the impossible possible.


I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be.

Thomas Jefferson

Choices make character and character makes happiness.

William Allen White

When the cat mourns for the mouse do not take her seriously.

Japanese Proverb

We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.

George Bernard Shaw

The burned hand teaches best.

J. R. R. Tolkien

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