Quotes about "wisdom"

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Definitions and meanings of word "wisdom"

• Noun: accumulated knowledge or erudition or enlightenment

• Noun: the trait of utilizing knowledge and experience with common sense and insight

• Noun: ability to apply knowledge or experience or understanding or common sense and insight

• Noun: the quality of being prudent and sensible

• Noun: an Apocryphal book consisting mainly of a meditation on wisdom; although ascribed to Solomon it was probably written in the first century BC

Featured authors with quotes containing word "wisdom"

Khalil Gibran
5 quotes about wisdom
Lebanese Poet
Saturday 6 January 1883 - Friday 10 April 1931
Sophocles
6 quotes about wisdom
Greek Poet
496 B.C. - 406 B.C.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
4 quotes about wisdom
American Critic, Poet, Lecturer
Wednesday 25 May 1803 - Thursday 27 April 1882
Plato
5 quotes about wisdom
Greek Writer, Philosopher, Mathematician
427 B.C. - 347 B.C.
Samuel Smiles
4 quotes about wisdom
Scottish Author
Wednesday 23 December 1812 - Saturday 16 April 1904
Francis Bacon
4 quotes about wisdom
English Statesman, Philosopher, Author, Scientist
Saturday 21 January 1561 - Thursday 9 April 1626
Thomas Jefferson
4 quotes about wisdom
American President, Author
Saturday 13 April 1743 - Tuesday 4 July 1826
Confucius
4 quotes about wisdom
Chinese Philosopher, Politician, Editor
551 B.C. - 479 B.C.
Socrates
4 quotes about wisdom
Greek Philosopher
469 B.C. - 399 B.C.
Aeschylus
4 quotes about wisdom
Greek Poet
525 B.C. - 456 B.C.
Charles Dickens
2 quotes about wisdom
English Writer, Novelist, Critic
Friday 7 February 1812 - Thursday 9 June 1870
Euripides
3 quotes about wisdom
Greek Poet, Scholar
480 B.C. - 406 B.C.

Wisdom has its root in goodness, not goodness its root in wisdom.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Every indication of wisdom, taken from the effect, is equally an indication of power to execute what wisdom planned.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Great wisdom is generous; petty wisdom is contentious.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Novels are the Socratic dialogues of our time. Practical wisdom fled from school wisdom into this liberal form.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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What we call wisdom is the result of all the wisdom of past ages. Our best institutions are like young trees growing upon the roots of the old trunks that have crumbled away.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Man is wise and constantly in quest of more wisdom; but the ultimate wisdom, which deals with beginnings, remains locked in a seed. There it lies, the simplest fact of the universe and at the same time the one which calls forth faith rather than reason.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Now all the knowledge and wisdom that is in creatures, whether angels or men, is nothing else but a participation of that one eternal, immutable and increased wisdom of God.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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As an instrument for practical action, law is responsive to the wisdom of its time, which may be wrong, but it carries forward, sometimes in opposition to this wisdom or passion, a memory of received values.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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If God had sufficient wisdom and power to construct such a beautiful world as this, then we must admit that his wisdom and power are immeasurably greater than that of man, and hence he is qualified to reign as king.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The only medicine for suffering, crime, and all other woes of mankind, is wisdom. Teach a man to read and write, and you have put into his hands the great keys of the wisdom box. But it is quite another thing to open the box.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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It is astonishing with how little wisdom mankind can be governed, when that little wisdom is its own.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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My past is my wisdom to use today... my future is my wisdom yet to experience. Be in the present because that is where life resides.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Words: wisdom, head, heart
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Memory is not wisdom; idiots can by rote repeat volumes. Yet what is wisdom without memory?

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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