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Engrave this Quote Wisdom makes a slow defense against trouble, though a sure one in the end.
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-Oliver Goldsmith
Engrave this Quote Truth from his lips prevailed with double sway, and fools, who came to scoff, remained to pray.
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-Oliver Goldsmith
Engrave this Quote The wise man can pick up a grain of sand and envision a whole universe. But the stupid man will just lay down on some seaweed and roll around in it until he's completely draped in it. Then he'll stand up and go hey, I'm Vine Man.
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-Jack Handey
Engrave this Quote Wisdom is one thing, to know how to make true judgment, how all things are steered through all things.
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-Heraclitus
Engrave this Quote Knowledge can be communicated, but wisdom cannot. A man can find it, he can live it, he can be filled and sustained by it, but he cannot utter or teach it.
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-Hermann Hesse
Engrave this Quote I have known it for a long time but I have only just experienced it. Now I know it not only with my intellect, but with my eyes, with my heart, with my stomach.
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-Hermann Hesse
Engrave this Quote There often seems to be a playfulness to wise people, as if either their equanimity has as its source this playfulness or the playfulness flows from the equanimity; and they can persuade other people who are in a state of agitation to calm down and manage a smile.
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-Edward Hoagland
Engrave this Quote Such is the nature of men, that howsoever they may acknowledge many others to be more witty, or more eloquent, or more learned; yet they will hardly believe there be many so wise as themselves.
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-Thomas Hobbes
Engrave this Quote The wisdom of others remains dull till it is writ over with our own blood. We are essentially apart from the world; it bursts into our consciousness only when it sinks its teeth and nails into us.
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-Eric Hoffer
Engrave this Quote It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
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-Oliver Wendell Holmes
Engrave this Quote Wisdom oft times consists of knowing what to do next.
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-Herbert Hoover
Engrave this Quote Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone.
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-Horace
Engrave this Quote It is astonishing with how little wisdom mankind can be governed, when that little wisdom is its own.
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-W. R. [William Ralph] Inge
Engrave this Quote The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
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-William James
Engrave this Quote Wisdom is learning what to overlook.
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-William James
Engrave this Quote He is no wise man who will quit a certainty for an uncertainty.
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-Samuel Johnson
Engrave this Quote Wisdom overcomes fortune.
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-Juvenal
Engrave this Quote It may serve as a comfort to us, in all our calamities and afflictions, that he that loses anything and gets wisdom by it is a gainer by the loss.
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-Sir Roger L'Estrange
Engrave this Quote When the superior scholar hears of Tao, he diligently practises it. When the average scholar hears of Tao, he sometimes retains it, sometimes loses it. When the inferior scholar hears of Tao, he loudly laughs at it. Were it not thus ridiculed, it would not be worthy of the name of Tao.
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-Lao-Tzu
Source: The Sayings of Lao-Tzu, Lionel Giles translation 1905
Engrave this Quote Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd preferred to talk.
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-Doug Larson
Engrave this Quote Wisdom is nothing more than healed pain.
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-General Robert E. Lee
Engrave this Quote It's so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and say the opposite.
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-Samuel Levenson
Engrave this Quote We have no words for speaking of wisdom to the stupid. He who understands the wise is wise already.
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-G. C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg
Engrave this Quote He swallowed a lot of wisdom, but all of it seems to have gone down the wrong way.
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-G. C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg
Engrave this Quote It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.
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-Walter Lippmann

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