Wisdom and good governance require more than the consistent application
of abstract principles.
Wisdom and understanding can only become the possession of individual
men by travelling the old road of observation, attention, perseverance,
Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave
to laugh, and too self-ful to seek other than itself.
Wisdom comes by disillusionment.
Wisdom comes not from reason but from love.
Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences.
Wisdom demands a new orientation of science and technology towards the
organic, the gentle, the non-violent, the elegant and beautiful.
Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up
all by itself.
Wisdom is a kind of knowledge. It is knowledge of the nature, career,
and consequences of human values.
Wisdom is essential in a president, the appearance of wisdom will do in
Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to
Wisdom is not acquired save as the result of investigation.
Wisdom is oft-times nearer when we stoop
Than when we soar.
Wisdom is the power to put our time and our knowledge to the proper use.
-Thomas J. Watson
Wisdom is the quality that keeps you from getting into situations where
you need it.
Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have
preferred to talk.
Wisdom is the strength of the weak.
Wisdom is what's left after we've run out of personal opinions.
Wisdom too often never comes, and so one ought not to reject it merely
because it comes late.
Wisdom we know is the knowledge of good and evil, not the strength to
choose between the two.
Wisdom... is knowing what you have to accept.