Quotes About Wisdom To Create Laser Focus And Unquestioned Belief

"Knowledge speaks but wisdom listens"  Jimi Hendrix

Hopefully these quotes about wisdom will help to create a vibrant life for all who read them.  Hopefully energized thinking will create examples of the message in a book written by Vic Johnson.  He titled it "You Become What You Think About."  The subtitle of that book is "How your mind creates the world you live in."

I don't think there is any question about the validity of that subtitle message.  Even when we are sleeping our minds are at work.  I've written before about reading something uplifting just before going to bed.  This small effort will help to flush out the negative from the previous day and give you a great start on your next day.

Our page about wisdom words included several quotes about wisdom.  I've added some more in this page.  It is amazing how just a little bit of positive motivation can affect our response to what happens in our daily lives.

A Great Quote About Wisdom From Mehmet Murat Ildan

Directly To The Point

It's always best to get right to it, even if it means getting the answer directly between the eyes.  This first batch of quotes about wisdom fits into that concept.

"We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future."  George Bernard Shaw

"Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit."  Elbert Hubbard

"Wisdom is not what you know but how quickly you adjust when the opposite proves true."  Robert Brault

"Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself."  Tom Wilson

"It is easier to find a score of men wise enough to discover the truth than to find one intrepid enough, in the face of opposition, to stand up for it. "  A.A. Hodge

"Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences."  Norman Cousins

"Some folks are wise and some are otherwise."  Tobias Smollett

"Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another."  Juvenal

Wisdom Surpasses Knowledge

Wisdom and knowledge are not the same, nor are they interchangeable.  Here are a few quotes about wisdom to illustrate the clear cut difference.

"To make no mistake is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future."  Plutarch

"Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification."  Martin Fischer

"Learning sleeps and snores in libraries, but wisdom is everywhere, wide awake, on tiptoe."  Josh Billings

"Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers."  Alfred Lord Tennyson

"Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much.  Wisdom is humble that he knows no more."  William Cowper

Quotes About Wisdom To Guide Our Actions

The following quotes about wisdom present some warnings and some insight.  From there we make good choices.

"The doors of wisdom are never shut."  Ben Franklin

"Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom."  Samuel Coleridge

"Wisdom is the power to put our time and knowledge to the proper use."  Thomas Watson

"Wise kings generally have wise counselors; and he must be a wise man himself who is capable of distinguishing one."  Diogenes

"Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable."  Frank Kafka

"Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom."  Merry Browne

Inspirational Words Of Wisdom

"Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it."  David Star Jordan

"Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom."  Buddha

"Where there is charity and wisdom there is neither fear nor ignorance."  St. Francis of Assisi

"Patience is the companion of wisdom."  St. Augustine

"Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of people."  Confucius

"Six essential qualities that are the key to success: Sincerity, personal integrity, humility, courtesy, wisdom, charity." William Menninger

I like quotes because they tend to center and re-focus thinking.  Just below are three other pages about specific topics.  Whether it is quotes about wisdom, failure, teamwork, or leadership, the process is the same.  What we think about is what we become.

Leadership quotes

Failure quotes

Teamwork quotes


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Just below is a quote from "Don't Sweat The Small Stuff" by Richard Carlson.  The chapter title is "Open Your Heart To Compassion." 

"Every day we are given hundreds of opportunities to practice compassion in action.  We can learn to be less reactive and live with more patience.

We can smile when others are serious.  We can drive our cars more carefully, pick up litter on the streets, recycle, and reduce our consumption.

We can resolve conflicts rather than create them, and we can become less judgemental and more inclusive.  When someone is aggressive, we can teach them to be more peaceful.  Instead of waiting for an example, we can be the example.

The more compassion that enters your heart, the happier and more peaceful you will become.  By knowing that you are doing your part to create a better world-whatever form that takes-you will fill any void that exists in your life, and you will begin to find the peace you are looking for."

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