Wisdom Quotes

The errors of a wise man make your rule rather than the perfections of a fool.

The errors of a wise man make your rule rather than the perfections of a fool.

William Blake
Wisdom is to live in the present, plan for the future and profit from the past.

Wisdom is to live in the present, plan for the future and profit from the past.

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Proverbs are the daughters of experience.

Proverbs are the daughters of experience.

Sierra Leone
Plan your life at New Year's, your day at dawn.

Plan your life at New Year's, your day at dawn.

Japanese (on planning)
One head cannot hold all wisdom.

One head cannot hold all wisdom.

Maasai(East African)(on wisdom)
Nothing is impossible to the willing mind.

Nothing is impossible to the willing mind.

Books of the Han Dynasty
Just because something is common sense doesn't mean it's common practice.

Just because something is common sense doesn't mean it's common practice.

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In bad things be slow; in good things be fast.

In bad things be slow; in good things be fast.

Afghan (on time and timeliness
Money buys everything but good sense.

Money buys everything but good sense.

Yiddish (on money)
When our imperfect judgments are aggregated in the right way, our collective intelligence is often excellent.

When our imperfect judgments are aggregated in the right way, our collective intelligence is often excellent.

James Surowiecki
The wise understand by themselves; fools follow the reports of others.

The wise understand by themselves; fools follow the reports of others.

Tibetan (on wisdom)