Popular Quotes and Sayings about Wisdom

A wise man can see more from the bottom of a well than a fool can from a mountain top . ~Unknown

The wisest mind has something yet to learn. ~George Santayana

To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe. ~Marilyn vos Savant

Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience. ~James Boswell

The knowledge of the world is only to be acquired in the world, and not in a closet. ~Lord Chesterfield

Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside. ~Alexander Pope

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts. ~Bertrand Russell