Home > Virtues >


True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.

Socrates (BC 469-BC 399) Greek philosopher of Athens

Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.

Plato (BC 427-BC 347) Greek philosopher.

A wise woman puts a grain of sugar into everything she says to a man, and takes a grain of salt with everything he says to her.

Helen Rowland (1875-1950) American journalist and humorist.

Wise men are not always silent, but they know when to be.

Unknown Source

Deep doubts, deep wisdom; small doubts, little wisdom.

Chinese proverb


A wise man is he who does not grieve for the thing which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.

Epictetus (50-120) Greek philosopher.

There is no wisdom save in truth. Truth is everlasting, but our ideas about truth are changeable. Only a little of the first fruits of wisdom, only a few fragments of the boundless heights, breadths and depths of truth, have I been able to gather.

Martin Luther (1483-1546) German priest and scholar.

You can buy education, but wisdom is a gift from God.

Unknown Source

The wise person has long ears and a short tongue.

German proverb

Well I am certainly wiser than this man. It is only too likely that neither of us has any knowledge to boast of; but he thinks that he knows something which he does not know, whereas I am quite conscious of my ignorance. At any rate it seems that I am wiser than he is to this small extent, that I do not think that I know what I do not know.

Socrates (BC 469-BC 399) Greek philosopher of Athens