50 Wisdom Quotes To Make You Seek Wisdom In Life


Looking for the best Wisdom quotes? These 50 epic quotes about Wisdom will show you what true wisdom is all about.



Hey my friend,

Let’s chat about wisdom quotes.

The following quotes about wisdom will instantly warm your heart.

These wisdom quotes will also make you realise what TRUE wisdom looks like.

Let me share with you the most inspiring, loveliest wisdom quotes.

So without further ado, here are the 50 wisdom quotes – embrace these and enjoy!









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

2 – Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens. Jimi Hendrix

3 – Wisdom comes with the ability to be still. Just look and just listen. No more is needed. Being still, looking, and listening activates the non-conceptual intelligence within you. Let stillness direct your words and actions. Eckhart Tolle

4 – An intelligent man believes only half of what he hears, a wise man knows which half. Evan Esar

5 – Wisdom comes only through suffering. Aeschylus

6 – Be very slow to believe that you are wiser than all others; it is a fatal but common error. Charles Caleb Colton

7- True wisdom is knowing what you don’t know. Confucius

8 – A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer. Bruce Lee

9 – To understand the actual world as it is, not as we should wish it to be, is the beginning of wisdom. Bertrand Russell

10 – It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err. Mahatma Gandhi









11 – The wise man hath his thoughts in his head; the fool, on his tongue. Ivan Panin

12 – Fools talk, cowards are silent, wise men listen. Carlos Ruiz Zafon

13 – Lessons in life will be repeated until they are learned. Frank Sonnenberg

14 – The difference between a wise and foolish man is this–the former sees much, thinks much, and speaks little; but the latter speaks more than he either sees or thinks. William Scott Downey

15 – Knowledge is flour, but wisdom is bread. Austin O’Malley

16 – Turn your wounds into wisdom. Oprah Winfrey

17- Wise men talk because they have something to say; Fools, because they have to say something. Plato

18 – A simple realization that there are other points of view is the beginning of wisdom. Grenville Kleiser

19 – Wisdom is the perception of the unimportance of the things we call great, and of the importance of the things we call small. Charles Edward Jerningham

20 – When people grow wise in one direction, they are sure to make it easier for themselves to grow wise in other directions as well. Isaac Asimov









21 – Wisdom grows in quiet places. Austin O’Malley

22 – To grow wiser means to learn to know better and better the faults to which this instrument with which we feel and judge can be subject. George Christoph Lichtenberg

23 – The cleverest of all, in my opinion, is the man who calls himself a fool at least once a month. Fyodor Dostoevsky

24 – Wisdom is the wealth of emotional intelligence. Sajid Khan

25 – Learned men fall into error oftenest by mistaking knowledge for wisdom. Austin O’Malley

26 – The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life. Confucius

27- Wisdom is a treasure, the key whereof is never lost. Edward Counsel
28 – Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you’d have preferred to talk. Doug Larson

29 – There are many gates to the house of wisdom. Edward Counsel

30 – Knowledge is knowing what to say. Wisdom is knowing when to say it.








31 – Great is the number of those who might attain true wisdom if they did not already think themselves wise. Eliza Cook

32 – The wisdom of our parents, grandparents, ancestors. In each individual life, it seems, we must first reject that wisdom, then later come to appreciate it. Tad Willams

33 – Wisdom is understanding when to ask questions. Brian Herbert and Kevin J Anderson

34 – Knowledge is learning something every day. Wisdom is letting go of something every day. Zen Proverb

35 – It is a wise person who sees the word “impossible” and views it as “I’M-Possible.”

36 – Let men be wise by instinct if they can, but when this fails be wise by good advice. Sophocles

37- Wisdom is the daughter of experience.

38 – How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver! Bible

39 – Like water in the desert is wisdom to the soul. Edward Counsel

40 – There is no man … however wise, who has not at some period of his youth said things, or lived a life, the memory of which is so unpleasant to him that he would gladly expunge it.

And yet he ought not entirely to regret it, because he cannot be certain that he has indeed become a wise man — so far as it is possible for any of us to be wise — unless he has passed through all the fatuous or unwholesome incarnations by which that ultimate stage must be preceded. Marcel Proust









41 – The kind of man who always thinks that he is right, that his opinions, his pronouncements, are the final word, when once exposed shows nothing there. But a wise man has much to learn without a loss of dignity. Sophocle

42 – You know the difference between knowledge and wisdom? Knowledge is knowing tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is knowing you don’t put tomato in a fruit salad. Gene Kesselman

43 -It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: The music is nothing if the audience is deaf. Walter Lippmann

44 – When Reason died, then Wisdom was born. Sri Aurobindo

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

46 – The knowledge and experience which produce wisdom can only become a man’s individual possession and property by his own free action; and it is as futile to expect these without laborious, painstaking effort, as it is to hope to gather a harvest where the seed has not been sown. Samuel Smiles

47- An ignorant man is always able to say yes or no immediately to any proposition. To a wise man, comparatively few things can be propounded which do not require a response with qualifications, with discriminations, with proportion. Horace Mann

48 – You may not have very much sense. But if you have enough to keep your mouth shut and look wise, it will not be long before you acquire a wide reputation as a fountain of Wisdom. Robert Elliott Gonzales

49 – Wisdom is not communicable. The wisdom which a wise man tries to communicate always sounds foolish…. Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it. Hermann Hesse

50 – A loving heart is the truest wisdom. Charles Dickens


BONUS: When we ignore wisdom, we then embrace foolishness. Kilton Moyo



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Frances Vidakovic 






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