Wisdom Quotes

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Alphonse Karr

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

William Blake

Proverbs are the daughters of experience.

Sierra Leone

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

Japanese (on planning)

One head cannot hold all wisdom.

Maasai(East African)(on wisdom)

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.


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

Afghan (on time and timeliness

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.

James Surowiecki

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

Tibetan (on wisdom)