Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.
Be happy. It’s one way of being wise.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life.
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.
The key to wisdom is knowing all the right questions.
The highest form of wisdom is kindness.
We must become the change we want to see.
When an argument flares up, the wise man quenches it with silence.
When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is enlightenment.
It is strange how often a heart must be broken before the years can make it wise.
The road of life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same. Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
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 most bitter.
Of all the things which wisdom provides to make life entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship
A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows public opinion
A word to the wise ain’t necessary, it’s the stupid ones who need the advice.
My past is my wisdom to use today. . . my future is my wisdom yet to experience. Be in the present because that is where life resides.
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.
One’s first step in wisdom is to question everything – and one’s last is to come to terms with everything.
We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.
We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success. We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.