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12 Precious Quotes about Wisdom
Wednesday, 08 June 2011

"The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common."

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


Butterfly photo

Photo by Callu



"Wisdom outweighs any wealth."

~ Sophocles





"A single conversation with a wise man is better than ten years of study."

~ Chinese Proverb


Buddhist monk

Angkor Wat Jungle Temple with Praying Monk by Ian Brewer



"No man was ever wise by chance."

~ Seneca


Chinese man in a boat

Photo by Mu Zhen



"Wisdom is never on the menu, you have to own the restaurant."

~ Carrie Latet


House on water

You either sail or you swim for it! by Daniela White



"Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification."

~ Martin H. Fischer


Heart made of beads

Heart by LoulaM



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

~ Sandra Carey



Summer Solstice by Rafa Elias



"A man only becomes wise when he begins to calculate the approximate depth of his ignorance."

~ Gian Carlo Menotti


Man sitting on the rock




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

~ Abraham Lincoln


Man standing on the lake

Photo by Giampaolo Macorig



"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


boy with an umbrella



"A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows public opinion."

~ Chinese Proverb





"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


Two hands

A Touch of Wisdom by Ale Ramírez

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