Wisdom quotes
Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their wisdom.

- Gaskell, Elizabeth
There is this difference between happiness and wisdom, that he that thinks himself the happiest man, really is so; but he who thinks himself the wisest, is generally the greatest fool.

- C. C. Colton
A word to the wise is not sufficient if it doesn't make sense.

- Thurber, James
It's wisdom to recognize necessity, when all other courses have been weighed, though as folly it may appear to those who cling to false hope.

- J. R. R. Tolkien
Follow then the shining ones, the wise, the awakened, the loving, for they know how to work and forbear.

- Buddha
Knowledge is proud that it knows so much; Wisdom is humble that it knows no more.

- Cowper, William
Wisdom is learning what to overlook.

- James, William
Create a vision and never let the environment, other people's beliefs, or the limits of what has been done in the past shape your decisions. Ignore conventional wisdom.

- Robbins, Anthony
Morality comes with the sad wisdom of age, when the sense of curiosity has withered.

- Greene, Graham
A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.

- Bacon, Francis
A man never reaches that dizzy height of wisdom that he can no longer be led by the nose.

- Mark Twain
When you make a mistake, don't look back at it long. Take the reason of the thing into your mind and then look forward. Mistakes are lessons of wisdom. The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.

- Hugh White
There is an alchemy in sorrow. It can be transmuted into wisdom, which, if it does not bring joy, can yet bring happiness.

- Pearl Buck
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

- Reinhold Niebuhr
Here's some words of wisdom sprayed painted on a wall in Berkeley:

- Bush: Read my labia
We are in fact convinced that if we are ever to have pure knowledge of anything, we must get rid of the body and contemplate things by themselves with the soul by itself. It seems, to judge from the argument, that the wisdom which we desire and upon which we profess to have set our hearts will be attainable only when we are dead and not in our lifetime.

- Socrates
For every living creature that succeeds in getting a footing in life there are thousands or millions that perish. There is an enormous random scattering for every seed that comes to life. This does not remind us of intelligent human design. "If a man in order to shoot a hare, were to discharge thousands of guns on a great moor in all possible directions; if in order to get into a locked room, he were to buy ten thousand casual keys, and try them all; if, in order to have a house, he were to build a town, and leave all the other houses to wind and weather - assuredly no one would call such proceedings purposeful and still less would anyone conjecture behind these proceedings a higher wisdom, unrevealed reasons, and superior prudence."

- J.W.N. Sullivan
Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack. We give it orders which make no sense.

- Miller, Henry
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.

- Montaigne, Michel Eyquem De
Wisdom oft times consists of knowing what to do next.

- Hoover, Herbert Clark

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