55 Quotes About Wisdom

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Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom.
- Charles Spurgeon
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Patience is the companion of wisdom.
- Augustine
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The chief means for attaining wisdom, and suitable gifts for the ministry, are the Holy Scriptures, and prayer.
- John Newton
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There is nothing more foolish than an act of wickedness; there is no wisdom equal to that of obeying God.
- Albert Barnes
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Listen well, and you will be pronounced a "brilliant" conversationalist!
- R. Kent Hughes
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No mind, no wisdom--temporary mind, temporary wisdom--eternal mind, eternal wisdom.
- Adoniram Judson
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Confidence that one's impressions are God-given is no guarantee that this is really so, even when they persist and grow stronger through long seasons of prayer. Bible-based wisdom must judge them.
- J.I. Packer
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The more I work with the body, keeping my assumptions in a temporary state of reservation, the more I appreciate and sympathize with a given disease. The body no longer appears as a sick or irrational demon, but as a process with its own inner logic and wisdom.
- George Macdonald
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Wisdom in scripture is, broadly speaking, the knowledge of God's world and the knack of fitting oneself into it.
- Cornelius Plantinga
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In the spiritual world ... he will be wise who courts acquaintance with the most ordinary and transparent facts of Nature; and in laying the foundations for a religious life he will make no unworthy beginning who carries with him an impressive sense of so obvious a truth as that without Environment there can be no life.
- Henry Drummond
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In common discourse we denominate persons and things according to the major part of their character; he is to be called a wise man who has but few follies.
- Isaac Watts
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If you young fellows were wise, the devil couldn't do anything to you, but since you aren't wise, you need us who are old.
- Martin Luther
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Science investigates - religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power. Religion gives man wisdom which is control.
- Martin Luther King Jr.
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But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint.
- Edmund Burke
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A pure mind in a chaste body is the mother of wisdom and deliberation; sober counsels and ingenuous actions; open deportment and sweet carriage; sincere principles and unprejudiced understanding; love of God and self-denial; peace and confidence; holy prayers and spiritual comfort; and a pleasure of spirit infinitely greater than the sottish pleasure of unchastity.
- Jeremy Taylor
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No mind, no wisdom--temporary mind, temporary wisdom--eternal mind, eternal wisdom.
- Adoniram Judson
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If thou art wise thou knowest thine own ignorance; and thou art ignorant if thou knowest not thyself.
- Martin Luther
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Where fear is present, wisdom cannot be.
- Assorted Authors
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The all-seeing eye of God beheld our deplorable state; infinite pity touched the heart of the Father of mercies; and infinite wisdom laid the plan of our recovery.
- David Brainerd
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There is nothing more foolish than an act of wickedness; there is no wisdom equal to that of obeying God.
- Albert Barnes
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Not until we have become humble and teachable, standing in awe of God's holiness and sovereignty. Acknowledging our own littleness, distrusting our own thoughts, and willing to have our minds turned upside down, can divine wisdom become ours.
- J.I. Packer
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Now all the knowledge and wisdom that is in creatures, whether angels or men, is nothing else but a participation of that one eternal, immutable and increased wisdom of God.
- Assorted Authors
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Wisdom prepares for the worst, but folly leaves the worst for the day when it comes.
- Richard Cecil
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Do not heed the jar of man's warring opinions. Let God be true and every man a liar. The Bible is the Bible still. If any man lacks wisdom, let him ask of God. You have an unction from the Holy One, and you know all things.
- Horatius Bonar
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The highest and most profitable learning is the knowledge of ourselves. To have a low opinion of our own merits, and to think highly of others, is an evidence of wisdom.
- Thomas a Kempis
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Knowledge is not a passion from without the mind, but an active exertion of the inward strength, vigor and power of the mind, displaying itself from within.
- Assorted Authors
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It is highly dangerous to receive the truths of the Bible with human wisdom, for this is a hidden and subtle method which invariably causes a believer to perfect with his flesh the work of the Holy Spirit.
- Watchman Nee
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Wise people say nothing in dangerous times.
- John Selden
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If you would pass for more than your value, say little. It is easier to look wise than to talk wisely.
- Thomas Fuller
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Perfect goodness can never debate about the end to be attained, and perfect wisdom cannot debate about the means most suited to achieve it.
- C.S. Lewis
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As we trust God to give us wisdom for today's decisions, He will lead us a step at a time into what He wants us to be doing in the future.
- Theodore Epp
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The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living which are to be desired when dying.
- Jeremy Taylor
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May I govern my passions with absolute sway, and grow wiser and better as life wears away.
- Isaac Watts
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There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so; but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool.
- Francis Bacon
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No man is the wiser for his learning; it may administer matter to work in, or objects to work upon; but wit and wisdom are born with a man.
- John Selden
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If you have knowledge, let others light their candles at it.
- Thomas Fuller
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If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully.
- Thomas Fuller
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He who bears failure with patience is as much of a philosopher as he who succeeds; for to put up with the world needs as much wisdom as to control it.
- James H. Aughey
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Many have been the wise speeches of fools, though not so many as the foolish speeches of wise men.
- Thomas Fuller
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A wise man looks upon men as he does on horses; all their caparisons of title, wealth, and place, he considers but as harness.
- Richard Cecil
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The self-confidence of a Christian is nothing but trusting in his wisdom, thinking he knows every teaching of the Scriptures and how to serve God.
- Watchman Nee
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The first point of wisdom is to discern that which is false; the second, to know that which is true.
- Assorted Authors
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A wise man may look ridiculous in the company of fools.
- Thomas Fuller
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Do not assume that after regeneration the wise have advantage over the foolish in making spiritual progress. Unless they are more faithful and submissive, their better mental comprehension adds nothing to their intuitive knowledge.
- Watchman Nee
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The fool wanders, a wise man travels.
- Thomas Fuller
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It is not a minister's wisdom but his conviction which imparts itself to others. Nothing gives life but life. Real flame alone kindles other flame; this was the power of the apostles: "We believe and therefore speak." Firm faith in what they spoke, that was the basis of the apostles' strength.
- Frederick W. Robertson
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No judge can stop us from praying for our country and I pray that on May 6, millions of Americans will join me in praying for our President, all of our elected leaders, and even for this unjust judge and all those who rule from the bench - that God would guide them and give them wisdom.
- Franklin Graham
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A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
- Francis Bacon
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If whatever men know comes through their brain without the Holy Spirit regenerating their spirit, then their knowledge will help them not one whit. If their belief rests in man's wisdom and not in God's power, they are merely excited in their soul.
- Watchman Nee
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Wisdom is the power to see and the inclination to choose the best and highest goal, together with the surest means of attaining it.
- J.I. Packer
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