Wisdom is something that we grasp onto at as humans, but we can never have too much. Use the following wise sayings for motivation, inspiration, or illustration of your message. Wisdom is underrated and can be a useful asset to anyone's navigation of this complicated life. The following are quotes in quotation marks are original to their authors. Those not in quotes are original to this site.
“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.” -George Bernard Shaw
“Sometimes you don’t feel the weight of something you've been carrying until you feel the weight of its release.” -Unknown
“Say less and mean more.”
“Sometimes it’s better to react with no reaction.”
“Learn to say no, so your yes has some oomph.” -Kristin Armstrong
“It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.” -Lena Horne
“Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.” -Albert Einstein
“Frame every so-called disaster with these words: In five years, will this matter?”
“Good people don’t need laws to tell them to act responsibly, and bad people will find a way around the laws.-Plato
“A budget is telling your money where to go instead of wondering where it went.”-Dave Ramsey
“Love when you’re ready, not when you’re lonely.”
“You preach a better sermon with your life than you do with your lips.”
“The arrogant are wise in their own eyes, but the wise will recognize their lies.”
“Your best teacher is your last mistake.”
“Wise souls speak loudly in silence.”
“It is not necessary to react to everything you notice.”
“Pick battles big enough to matter and small enough to win.”-Jonathan Kozol
“Don’t mistake movement for achievement. It’s easy to get faked out by being busy. The Question is: Busy doing what?” -Jim Rohn
“Buy less, choose well.” -Vivienne Westwood
“Short is the joy that guilty pleasure brings.” -Euripides
“When anger rises, think of the consequences.” -confucious
“Deal with the world the way it is, not the way you wish it was.” -John Chambers
“When you throw dirt, you lose ground.” -Texan Proverb
“The quieter you become the more you can hear.”
“Have more than you show, speak less than you know.” -William Shakespeare
“Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.” -Jimi Hendrix
“The trouble with trouble is, it starts out as fun.”
“Counting other people’s sins does not make you a saint.”
“If you don’t want a sarcastic answer, don’t ask a stupid question.”
“Be curious, not judgmental.” -Walt Whitman
Wisdom is merely patience with a lot of practice.
The wise learn their lesson not by learning the hard way, but by watching others learn the hard way.
Wisdom is the older brother to knowledge. Knowledge is the inexperienced and simple minded younger of the two.
Fools may laugh in the face of the wise, but they always end up pleading for mercy in the end.
Wisdom is a virtue with a quality of greed.The more wisdom one possesses, the more one seeks for more.
The understanding of the wise is hidden from the fool who cannot see it.A fool can only attain wisdom through faith.
Wisdom is the helmetthat protects us from the blows of temptation.
Wisdom can only be gained through humility for the arrogant have no desire or need for it.
The foolish may get lucky and gain wealth, but a wise man will keep his honest day’s pay.
Wisdom without self control is like gasoline poured out on the ground.It is useless and a liability.
Wisdom may be gained at any age, but trials of life teach the most enduring lessons.
The arrogant are wise in their own eyes, but the wise will recognize their lies.
All true wisdom comes from God the creator, but the fool says pridefully, “I am God.”
An obedient child can show more wisdom than an adult who rebels against his conscience.
The only requirement to become wise is the desire to gain understanding.
Wisdom becomes a light in a dark cave.Even a little amount can prevent serious injury.
Wisdom decreases with every word spoken.Choose your words carefully and use your words sparingly.
Wisdom will contain emotions when emotions want to take control.