Quotes on Wisdom

  • Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise….But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom. – C.H. Spurgeon
  • Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much; wisdom is humble that he knows no more. – William Cowper
  • There are two kinds of cleverness, and both are priceless. One consists of thinking of a bright remark in time to say it. The other consists of thinking of it in time not to say it. – The English Digest
  • A wise man learns from the mistakes of others. Nobody lives long enough to make them all himself. – Unknown
  • The opposite of wisdom is folly, meaning the short-term self-indulgence which marks out the person who doesn’t think about long-term priorities and goals but lives on a day-to-day basis, asking, “What is the most fun thing to do now?” – James Packer