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The Greatest Inspirational
Wisdom Quotes

This page is a collection of inspirational wisdom quotes.

The wise people I've met have come from all walks of life and share a few common traits.

They manage to help people, without telling them what to do. It's as if they magically pull the answers out from within. They live life full of passion, yet are not attached to the outcome of their actions.They have a carefree and happy attitude.

It seems being wise involves a way of life, without getting caught up in the hows of life.

Enjoy this page of wisdom quotes, it has been inspired by the wise people I've met in my life.

The wisdom quotes below are a great starting point. For further inspiring wisdom check out the inspirational articles section and the secret of deliberate creation review.



Never mistake knowledge for wisdom.
One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life.
-Sandra Carey



Wise men speak because they have something to say;
Fools because they have to say something.
-Plato



Wisdom is not a product of schooling
but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
-Albert Einstein



Knowing others is intelligence;
knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Mastering others is strength;
mastering yourself is true power.
-Lao Tzu



Be happy. It's one way of being wise.
-Sidonie Gabrielle



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 most bitter.
-Confucius



In examinations, the foolish ask questions the wise cannot answer.
-Oscar Wilde



A wise man makes his own decisions,
an ignorant man follows public opinion.
-Chinese Proverbs



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



A wise old owl sat on an oak;
The more he saw the less he spoke;
The less he spoke the more he heard;
Why aren't we like that wise old bird?
-nursery rhyme



The key to wisdom is knowing all the right questions.
-John A. Simone, Sr.



The highest form of wisdom is kindness.
-The Talmud



Wisdom is knowing what to do next,
skill is knowing how to do it,
and virtue is doing it.
-David Starr Jordan



A man only becomes wise
when he begins to calculate the approximate depth of his ignorance.
-Gian Carlo Menotti



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


More Wisdom Quotes



The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson



When an argument flares up, the wise man quenches it with silence.
-unknown



The well bred contradict other people.
The wise contradict themselves.
-Oscar Wilde



I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
-Abraham Lincoln



The next best thing to being wise oneself
is to live in a circle of those who are.
-C.S. Lewis



Of all the things which wisdom provides to make life entirely happy,
much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
-Epicurus



We seem to gain wisdom more readily
through our failures than through our successes.
We always think of failure as the antithesis of success, but it isn't.
Success often lies just the other side of failure.
-Leo F. Buscaglia



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



Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
-Baltasar Gracian



The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.
-Cicero



The truest greatness lies in being kind,
the truest wisdom in a happy mind.
-Ella Wheeler Wilcox



Almost every wise saying has an opposite one,
no less wise, to balance it.
-George Santayana



Science is organized knowledge.
Wisdom is organized life.
-Immanuel Kant



The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting;
by doubting we come to the question,
and by seeking we may come upon the truth.
-Pierre Abelard



Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.
-Oprah Winfrey


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