It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.
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 bitterest.
Where is the Life we have lost in living? Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?
Nine tenths of wisdom consists in being wise in time.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Wisdom is oftentimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar.
Learning sleeps and snores in libraries, but wisdom is everywhere, wide awake, on tiptoe.
That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in another.
We can be knowledgeable with other men's knowledge, but we cannot be wise with other men's wisdom.
Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification.
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
Patience is the companion of wisdom.
A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew.
There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so; but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool.
Mixing one's wines may be a mistake, but old and new wisdom mix admirably.
Never, no never, did Nature say one thing, and wisdom another.
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.