Wisdom is a deep understanding of things, people, situations or events, empowering the ability to choose or act to consistently produce the optimum results with a minimum of time and energy. It is the ability to effectively and efficiently apply knowledge and perception to produce the desired results. Wisdom is the understanding of what is true coupled with great judgment as to action. Here is a collection of some of the most popular quotes about wisdom.
The first step in the acquisition of wisdom is silence, the second listening, the third memory, the fourth practice, the fifth teaching others.
Solomon Ibn Gabriol
Years teach us more than books.
The wisdom of nations lies in their proverbs, which are brief and pithy.
The middle course is the best.
The only medicine for suffering, crime, and all the other woes of mankind, is wisdom.
A wise man learns by the mistakes of others, a fool by his own.
Silence does not always mark wisdom.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
Nature and wisdom never are at strife.
It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld
The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook.
No man was ever wise by chance.
Not to know at large of things remote from use, obscure and subtle, but to know that which before us lies in daily life, is the prime wisdom.
By associating with wise people you will become wise yourself.
The seat of knowledge is in the head, of wisdom, in the heart.
Of all parts of wisdom the practice is the best.
The more a man knows, the more he forgives.
Catherine the Great
A loving heart is the truest wisdom.
One who understands much displays a greater simplicity of character than one who understands little.
How prone to doubt, how cautious are the wise!
On every thorn, delightful wisdom grows, in every rill a sweet instruction flows.
The man of wisdom is never of two minds; the man of benevolence never worries; the man of courage is never afraid.