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Wisdom Words

A life of frustration is inevitable for any coach whose main enjoyment is winning. Chuck Noll

A man never reaches that dizzy height of wisdom that he can no longer be lead by the nose. Mark Twain

A nation's treasure is its scholars. Yiddish Proverb

A single conversation across the table with a wise man is worth a month's study of books. Chinese Proverb

A wise man is he who does not grieve for the thing which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has. Epictetus

A wise man never knows all, only fools know everything. African Proverb

A wise man thinks what is easy is difficult. John Churton Collins

A wise man will see to it that his acts always seem voluntary and not done by compulsion, however much he may be compelled by necessity. Niccolo Machiavelli

A wise woman puts a grain of sugar into everything she says to a man, and takes a grain of salt with everything he says to her. Helen Rowland

A word to the wise is not sufficient if it doesn't make sense. James Thurber

Action should culminate in wisdom. Bhagavad Gita

All human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope. Alexandre Dumas

Among mortals second thoughts are wisest. Euripides

As irrigators lead water where they want, as archers make their arrows straight, as carpenters carve wood, the wise shape their minds. Buddha

As it is the characteristic of great wits to say much in few words, so small wits seem to have the gift of speaking much and saying nothing. Francois De La Rochefoucauld

Beauty is the wisdom of women. Wisdom is the beauty of men. Chinese Proverb

Behold, my son, with what little wisdom the world is ruled. Count Axel Gustafsson Oxenstierna

Better to get wisdom than gold. Bible

Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gains understanding, for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold. She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her. [Proverbs 3:13-15] Bible

By others faults the wise correct their own. Proverb

By the time your life is finished, you will have learned just enough to begin it well. Eleanor Marx

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest. Confucius

Committing a great truth to memory is admirable; committing it to life is wisdom. William A. Ward

Deep doubts, deep wisdom; small doubts, little wisdom. Chinese Proverb

Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought. Basho

Does wisdom perhaps appear on the earth as a raven which is inspired by the smell of carrion? Friedrich Nietzsche

Even though you know a thousand things, ask the man who knows one. Turkish Proverb

Everyone is wise until he speaks. Irish Proverb

Everything I know I learned after I was thirty. Georges Clemenceau

Experiences are savings which a miser puts aside. Wisdom is an inheritance which a wastrel cannot exhaust. Karl Kraus

Follow then the shining ones, the wise, the awakened, the loving, for they know how to work and forbear. Buddha

Good people are good because they've come to wisdom through failure. We get very little wisdom from success, you know. William Saroyan

Great men are the commissioned guides of mankind, who rule their fellows because they are wiser. Thomas Carlyle

He alone is wise who can accommodate himself to all contingencies of life; but the fool contends, and struggling, like a swimmer, against the stream. Latin Proverb

He is a hard man who is only just, and a sad one who is only wise. Voltaire

He is no wise man who will quit a certainty for an uncertainty. Samuel Johnson

He swallowed a lot of wisdom, but all of it seems to have gone down the wrong way. Georg C. Lichtenberg

He that walketh with wise men shall be wise. Bible

He who exercises wisdom exercises the knowledge which is about God. Epictetus

History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives. Abba Eban

I have known it for a long time but I have only just experienced it. Now I know it not only with my intellect, but with my eyes, with my heart, with my stomach. Hermann Hesse

If I don't have wisdom, I can teach you only ignorance. Leo Buscaglia

If wisdom were on sale in the open market, the stupid would not even ask the price. Anonymous

If you wish to know the road up the mountain, ask the man who goes back and forth on it. Zenrin

In much wisdom is much grief; and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow. Bible

In seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it, thou art a fool. Rabbi Ben Azai

It is characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things. Henry David Thoreau

It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone. Francois De La Rochefoucauld

It is more easy to be wise for others than for ourselves. Francois De La Rochefoucauld

It is not from reason that justice springs, but goodness is born of wisdom. Maurice Maeterlinck

It is not wise to be wiser than necessary. Philippe Quinault

It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen. Oliver Wendell Holmes

It may serve as a comfort to us, in all our calamities and afflictions, that he that loses anything and gets wisdom by it is a gainer by the loss. Sir Roger L'Estrange

It seems to me that, in every culture, I come across a chapter headed ''Wisdom.'' And then I know exactly what is going to follow: ''Vanity of vanities, all is vanity.'' Ludwig Wittgenstein

It's so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and say the opposite. Samuel Levenson

It's the height of folly to want to be the only wise one. Francois De La Rochefoucauld

Just as a cautious businessman avoids investing all his capital in one concern, so wisdom would probably admonish us also not to anticipate all our happiness from one quarter alone. Sigmund Freud