Wisdom Quotes

35 of the best book quotes about wisdom
  1. #1
    “If he is old enough to ask the question he is old enough to receive true answers. I am not putting the thoughts into his head, but helping him unfold those already there. These children are wiser than we are...”
  2. #2
    “Moths, and all sorts of ugly creatures, hover about a lighted candle. Can the candle help it?”
  3. #3
    “Men and their cubs are very wise. He may be a help in time.”
  4. #4
    “Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.”
  5. #5
    “A little nonsense now and then, is relished by the wisest men.”
  6. #6
    “It’s the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary; only wise men are able to understand them.”
  7. #7
    “Do the wise thing and the kind thing too, and make the best of us and not the worst.”
  8. #8
    “No, that is the great fallacy, the wisdom of old men. They do not grow wise. They grow careful.”
  9. #9
    We can know only that we know nothing. And that is the highest degree of human wisdom.
  10. #10
    “Wisely and slow; they stumble that run fast.”
  11. #11
    “As a kid, you learn to measure long before you understand the size or value of anything. Eventually, if you’re lucky, you learn that you’ve been measuring all wrong.”
  12. #12
    “There is a basket of fresh bread on your head, yet you go door to door asking for crusts.”
  13. #13
    “She hoped to be wise and reasonable in time; but alas! Alas! She must confess to herself that she was not wise yet.”
  14. #14
    “Wash yourself of yourself.”
  15. #15
    “Never hurry and never worry!”
  16. #16
    “There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.”
  17. #17
    “No great wisdom can be reached without sacrifice.”
  18. #18
    “I was seldom able to see an opportunity until it had ceased to be one.”
  19. #19
    “It is much more difficult to judge oneself than to judge others. If you succeed in judging yourself rightly, then you are indeed a man of true wisdom.”
  20. #20
    “Wise? No, I’ve just learned how to think.”
  21. #21
    “I am so small I can barely be seen.
    How can this great love be inside me?
    Look at your eyes. They are small,
    but they see enormous things.”
  22. #22
    “Fish don’t hold the sacred liquid in cups!
    They swim the huge fluid freedom.”
  23. #23
    “Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.”
  24. #24
    “The wise warrior avoids the battle.”
  25. #25
    He that breaks a thing to find out what it is has left the path of wisdom.
  26. #26
    “Now I think it’s one of the most useless questions an adult can ask a child—What do you want to be when you grow up? As if growing up is finite. As if at some point you become something and that’s the end.”
  27. #27
    “You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.”
  28. #28
    “Angry people are not always wise.”
  29. #29
    “Sometimes you gwyne to git hurt, en sometimes you gwyne to git sick; but every time you’s gwyne to git well agin.”
  30. #30
    “A loving heart is the truest wisdom.”
  31. #31
    “The answer is logic. Or, to put it another way, the ability to reason analytically. Applied properly, it can overcome any lack of wisdom, which one only gains through age and experience.”
  32. #32
    “Miracles are like pimples, because once you start looking for them you find more than you ever dreamed you’d see.”
  33. #33
    “Because they are mean is no reason why I should be. I hate such things, and though I think I’ve a right to be hurt, I don’t intend to show it.”
  34. #34
    “Notice I didn’t specify what kind of doom, so no matter what happens, I predicted it. How very wise of me.”
  35. #35
    “Someday you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.”
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