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Famous Wisdom Quotes You'll Want to Read

Poushali Ganguly Oct 17, 2018
Here is a list of famous wisdom quotes which can also be considered to be the summary of the experience of these famous men from across the world.
Life is a journey wherein the only thing that a human being actually acquires is wisdom. It is nothing but an extract of all the knowledge he gains from books or experiences in life. Famous men have described wisdom in their own ways, here are some of the examples.

Wisdom Quotes by Famous People

"The well bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves."
- Oscar Wilde

"Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it"
  Albert Einstein
"There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart."
- Charles Dickens

"Wisdom is a sacred communion."

- Victor Hugo
"Wisdom begins in wonder."
- Socrates

"Does wisdom perhaps appear on the earth as a raven which is inspired by the smell of carrion?"
- Friedrich Nietzsche

"He who knows others is learned; he who knows himself is wise."
- Lao Tze
"If I have been of service, if I have glimpsed more of the nature and essence of ultimate good, if I am inspired to reach wider horizons of thought and action, if I am at peace with myself, it has been a successful day."
- Alex Noble
"Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit."
- Baltasar Gracian

"Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom."
- Thomas Jefferson

"The truest greatness lies in being kind, the truest wisdom in a happy mind."
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox
"Too bad that all the people who really know how to run the country are busy driving taxi cabs and cutting hair."
- George Burns
"My experience has shown me that the people who are exceptionally good in business aren't so because of what they know but because of their insatiable need to know more."
- Michael Gerber

"Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous."
- Confucius
"Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life."
- Sandra Carey
"We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future."
- George Bernard Shaw

"Great beginnings are not as important as the way one finishes."
- Dr. James Dobson
"Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials."
- Lin Yutang
"Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you."
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

"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."
- Mohandas K. Gandhi
"It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf."
- Walter Lippman
"It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense."
- Robert Green Ingersoll

"Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness."
- Sophocles