One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything.
Force without wisdom falls of its own weight.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Pain makes man think. Thought makes man wise. Wisdom makes life endurable.
—John Stuart Mill
That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in the next.
It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.
We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.
—Marilyn vos Savant
To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.
It is not white hair that engenders wisdom.
Inner wisdom is more important than wealth. The more you spend it, the more you gain.
Those who wish to appear wise among fools, among the wise seem foolish.
Like an ability or a muscle, hearing your inner wisdom is strengthened by doing it.
No man is wise enough by himself.
—Titus Maccius Plautus
Not by age but by capacity is wisdom acquired.
Wisdom is not finally tested in the schools, Wisdom cannot be pass'd from one having it to another not having it, Wisdom is of the soul, is not susceptible of proof, is its own proof.