True Wisdom Quotes

True Wisdom Quotes by John Tillotson, Napoleon Bonaparte, Akhenaton, Paulo Coelho, Shri Radhe Maa, David Hume and many others.

True wisdom is a thing very extraordinary. Happy are th

True wisdom is a thing very extraordinary. Happy are they that have it: and next to them, not those many that think they have it, but those few that are sensible of their own defects and imperfections, and know that they have it not.
John Tillotson
True wisdom for a general is vigorous determination.
Napoleon Bonaparte
True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubteth not; he knoweth all things but his own ignorance.
True wisdom consists in respecting the simple things we do
Paulo Coelho
Never be proud but show humility towards others, true wisdom lies in being humble.
Shri Radhe Maa
In this sullen apathy neither true wisdom nor true happiness can be found.
David Hume
If true, rarely beautiful. If beautiful, rarely true.
Mark Twain
True wisdom is to know the extent of what you don’t know quite as well as you know what you do know.
Gore Vidal
True wisdom is seeing what is beneficial to your eternal life, and managing your life according to that. You do this when you not only know these things and grasp them with your understanding, but also will and do them.
Emanuel Swedenborg
Why should I laugh?’ asked the old man. ‘Madness in youth is true wisdom. Go, young man, follow your dream, and if you do not find the happiness that you seek, at any rate you will have had the happiness of seeking it.
Andrew Lang
True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
Follow your instincts. That’s where true wisdom manifests itself.
Oprah Winfrey
It is among children only, and as children only, that you will find medicine for your healing and true wisdom for your teaching.
John Ruskin
Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.
But he who has been earnest in the love of knowledge and of true wisdom, and has exercised his intellect more than any other part of him, must have thoughts immortal and divine. If he attain truth, and in so far as human nature is capable of sharing in immortality, he must altogether be immortal.
True wisdom, laboring to expound, heareth others readily;
False wisdom, sturdy to deny, closeth up her mind to argument.
Martin Farquhar Tupper
True wisdom listens more, talks less and can get along with all types of people.
Kiana Tom
True wisdom gives the only possible answer at any given moment, and that night, going back to bed was the only possible answer.
Elizabeth Gilbert
… where Solomon says that ‘Wisdom has built herself a house’ (Prov. 9:1), he refers darkly in these words to the preparation of the flesh of the Lord: for the true Wisdom did not dwell in another’s building, but built for Itself that dwelling-place from the body of the Virgin.
Gregory of Nyssa
Wisdom is knowing what you don’t know.
True wisdom lies in one’s confession about the limits of one’s knowledge.
It may be said, almost without qualification, that true wisdom consists in the ready and accurate perception of analogies. Without the former quality, knowledge of the past is unobstructive: without the latter it is deceptive.
Richard Whately
True wisdom consists in not departing from nature and in molding our conduct according to her laws and model.
Seneca the Younger
True wisdom, in general, consists in energetic determination.
Napoleon Bonaparte
The wisdom of samadhi is quite different. Higher level wisdom cannot be written down. It cannot be spoken. True wisdom is the knowledge of the universe that is beyond physical expression.
Frederick Lenz
The most evident token and apparent sign of true wisdom is a constant and unconstrained rejoicing.
Michel de Montaigne
The true Wisdom is in recognizing our own ignorance.
Not by constraint or severity shall you have access to true wisdom, but by abandonment, and childlike mirth-fulness. If you would know aught, be gay before it.
Henry David Thoreau
Do you wish the world were better? Let me tell you what to do: Set a watch upon your actions, Keep them always straight and true.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubteth not; he knoweth all things but his own ignorance.
Become aware that you already possess all the inner wisdom, strength, and creativity needed to make your dreams come true.
Sarah Ban Breathnach
True wisdom knows it must comprise some nonsense as a compromise, lest fools should fail to find it wise.
Piet Pieterszoon Hein
If you want to grow in true wisdom, grow in a knowledge of the God of the Bible.
Matt Chandler
Silence is true wisdom’s best reply.
The goal of our life’s effort is to reach the other shore, Nirvana. Prajna paramita, the true wisdom of life, is that in each step of the way, the other shore is actually reached.
Shunryu Suzuki
The true wisdom of man consists in the knowledge of God the creator and Redeemer.
John Calvin
Christ is the true light of the world; it is through him alone that true wisdom is imparted to the mind.
Jonathan Edwards
Older people often mistakenly consider that the young people do not care about their country, but the reverse is actually true.
Peter Cosgrove
True wisdom is plenty of experience, observation, and reflection. False wisdom is plenty of ignorance, arrogance, and impudence.
Josh Billings
Unhappy is that Grandeur which makes us too great to be good; and that Wit which sets us at a distance from true Wisdom.
Mary Astell
Humility is the only true wisdom by which we prepare our minds for all the possible changes of life.
George Arliss
A boy will learn more true wisdom in a public school in a year than by a private education in five. It is not from masters, but from their equals, that youth learn a knowledge of the world.
Oliver Goldsmith
True wisdom always leads us to please God.
Anthony DeStefano
It seems to us unwise to have insisted on teaching geometry to the younger Dionysius, tyrant of Syracuse, in order to make him a good king, but from Plato’s point of view it was essential. He was sufficiently Pythagorean to think that without mathematics no true wisdom is possible.
Bertrand Russell
True wisdom consists in two things: Knowledge of God and Knowledge of Self.
John Calvin
The true wisdom is to be always seasonable, and to change with a good grace in changing circumstances.
Robert Louis Stevenson