wisdom quotes

The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention.John Burroughs

Thinking is not enough. There is no final enough of wisdom, experience - any... thing.William S. Burroughs

If I don't have wisdom, I can teach you only ignorance.Leo Buscaglia

As I visited the various neighborhoods in the campaign, I learned fast that it's a mistake to think that all of the wisdom and possible solutions to our problems are available only in this building.Jane Byrne

If I am fool, it is, at least, a doubting one; and I envy no one the certainty of his self-approved wisdom.George Byron

Sorrow is knowledge, those that know the most must mourn the deepest, the tree of knowledge is not the tree of life.Lord Byron

Though sages may pour out their wisdom's treasure, there is no sterner moralist than pleasure.Lord Byron

A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew.Herb Caen

For all my education, accomplishments, and so called 'wisdom'... I can't fathom my own heart.Michael Caine

Clinton is a big personality who has led a big life, and for some of the media conventional wisdom to boil it down to a view that 'all people are really interested in' are a few moments of madness in the Oval Office gets him, the importance of the presidency, and the significance of his life, all wrong.Alastair Campbell

What if Barack Obama established a Presidential Advisory Committee that would meet once every couple of months, bringing together the former presidents for a conference in order to seek their collective wisdom? There is a wealth of experience in former presidents that generally goes untapped.Tony Campolo

Being involved in movies is my passion. What's gotten me off the mat is the sense of the child in all of us. I feel like the same guy as I did back in the mail room, but with more wisdom, from the depths of experience to the heights.Mark Canton

At 17 years old, STG took me under its wing and shared its resources and wisdom with me, even allowing me to take part in a show at the Edinburgh Festival. Without STG and the Ramshorn Theatre, I would not have found access to the world of drama that I later made my profession.Peter Capaldi

It's funny, because in deference to conventional wisdom, I spent my struggling writer years trying to suppress my naturally baroque literary voice and write clean, spare prose. I finally gave up and embraced my baroque tendencies when I wrote the Kushiel series.Jacqueline Carey

In the long-run every Government is the exact symbol of its People, with their wisdom and unwisdom; we have to say, Like People like Government.Thomas Carlyle

I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.Thomas Carlyle

Instead of looking at life as a narrowing funnel, we can see it ever widening to choose the things we want to do, to take the wisdom we've learned and create something.Liz Carpenter

After a gig I always head back to the hotel, remembering granny's words of wisdom. I cancel the late-night pizza and watch the Jonathan Ross show instead.Jimmy Carr

All of us, at certain moments of our lives, need to take advice and to receive help from other people.Alexis Carrel