Wisdom Quotes

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Here are some exciting, interesting, educational, and wonderful wisdom quotes. Wisdom is such a powerful word. But, more importantly, most of us would like to be known as someone who makes wise decisions on a whole host of levels.

Most of us would like to have someone tell us that we are wise or that we make wise decisions.

Many of the wise quotes that follow come from people who have made a name for themselves. Other quotations come from people that we may not be that familiar with. Nevertheless, their words are still powerful.

Please enjoy these wisdom quotes.

To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
-Bertrand Russell

There is a wisdom of the head and a wisdom of the heart.
-Charles Dickens

You can't sweep other people off their feet if you can't be swept off your own.
-Clarence Day

Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.

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.

When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.

Don't taunt the alligator until after you've crossed the creek.
-Dan Rather

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance - it is the illusion of knowledge.
-Daniel J. Boorstin

Wisdom begins at the end.
-Daniel Webster

Life is a traveling to the edge of knowledge, then a leap taken.
-David Herbert Lawrence

Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.
-David Starr Jordan

The wisdom of the wise is an uncommon degree of common sense.
-Dean Inge

Wise kings generally have wise counselors, and he must be a wise man himself who is capable of distinguishing one.

Wisdom is the quality that keeps you from getting into situations where you need it.
-Doug Larson

It is much more difficult to measure nonperformance than performance.
-Harold S. Geneen

All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
-Henry David Thoreau

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
-Henry Ford

Good nature is worth more than knowledge, more than money, more than honor, to the persons who possess it.
-Henry Ward Beecher

We should not judge people by their peak of excellence, but by the distance, they have traveled from the point where they started.
-Henry Ward Beecher

A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew.
-Herb Caen

Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk.
-Doug Larson

He who lives by the crystal ball soon learns to eat ground glass.
-Edgar R. Fiedler

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