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Wisdom Quotes

Let us not take ourselves too seriously. None of us has a monopoly on wisdom.

Author: Queen Elizabeth (1926)

Profession: Current Queen of the United Kingdom

Life is a festival only to the wise.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

Raphael paints wisdom; Handel sings it, Phidias carves it, Shakespeare writes it, Wren builds it, Columbus sails it, Luther preaches it, Washington arms it, Watt mechanizes it.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

There is a time when a man distinguishes the idea of felicity from the idea of wealth; it is the beginning of wisdom.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

Wisdom is like electricity. There is no permanently wise man, but men capable of wisdom, who, being put into certain company, or other favorable conditions, become wise for a short time, as glasses rubbed acquire electric power for a while.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

Let us be poised, and wise, and our own, today.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

A wise man is he who does not grieve for the thing which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.

Author: Epictetus (50-120)

Profession: Stoic Philosopher

He who exercises wisdom exercises the knowledge which is about God.

Author: Epictetus (50-120)

Profession: Stoic Philosopher

Among mortals second thoughts are wisest.

Author: Euripides

Profession: Greek Tragic Poet

Wisdom is knowing when to speak your mind and when to mind your speech.

Author: Evangel

Profession:

Wisdom is meaningless until our own experience has given it meaning.

Author: Bergen Evans

Profession: American Author

Timing, degree and conviction are the three wise men in this life.

Author: R. I. Fitzhenry

Profession:

Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance. Where there is patience and humility, there is neither anger nor vexation. Where there is poverty and joy, there is neither greed nor avarice. Where there is peace and meditation, there is neither anxiety nor doubt.

Author: St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226)

Profession: Italian Preacher, Founder of the Franciscan Orde

Wisdom too often never comes, and so one ought not to reject it merely because it comes late.

Author: Felix Frankfurter (1882-1965)

Profession: Austrian-born American Law Teacher, Judge

The doors of wisdom are never shut.

Author: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Profession: American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat