Quotes about Wisdom

"We don't receive wisdom, we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us."

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948) was the pre-eminent political and spiritual leader of India during the Indian independence movement. Gandhi is often referred to as Mahatma Gandhi He is officially honoured in India as the Father of the Nation; his birthday, 2 October, is commemorated there as Gandhi Jayanti, a national holiday, and worldwide as the International Day of Non-Violence.


"To acquire knowledge, one must study, but to acquire wisdom, one must observe."

Marilyn vos Savant (born August 11, 1946) is an American magazine columnist, author, lecturer, and playwright who rose to fame through her listing in the Guinness Book of World Records under "Highest IQ".


"A wise man can see more from the bottom of a well than a fool can from a mountain top."

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"Good people are good because they've become to wisdom through failure."

William Saroyan (31 August 1908 - 18 May 1981) was an Armenian-American dramatist and author.


"Brain researchers estimate that your unconscious database outweights the conscious on an order exceeding ten million to one. This database is the source of your hidden natural genius. In other words, a part of you is much smarter than you are. The wise people regularly consult the smarter part. "

Michael J. Gelb (born 1952) is a writer and trainer who specializes in personal development and corporate training seminars. Gelb is internationally recognized as a pioneer in the fields of creative thinking, accelerated learning and innovative leadership.


"The wisest person is not the one who has the fewest failures, but the one who turns failures to best account."

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"Wise men, when in doubt whether to speak or to keep quiet, give themselves the benefit of the doubt and remain silent."

Napoleon Hill (October 26, 1883 – November 8, 1970) was an American author who was one of the earliest producers of the modern genre of personal-success literature. He is widely considered to be one of the great writers on success. His most famous work, Think and Grow Rich, is one of the best-selling books of all time.


"A wise man sees as much as he ought, not as much as he can."

Michel Eyquem de Montaigne (February 28, 1533 – September 13, 1592) is one of the most influential writers of the French Renaissance, known for popularising the essay as a literary genre and is popularly thought of as the father of Modern Skepticism.


"These days people seek knowledge, not wisdom.
Knowledge is of the past, wisdom is of the future. "

Vernon Cooper (born 12 June 1977 in Morriston, Wales) is a Welsh rugby union footballer, who plays for the Llanelli Scarlets in the Celtic League.


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

Martin Henry Fischer (10 November 1879 – 19 January 1962) was a German-born American physician and author.