wisdom and understanding

A wise man can see more
from the bottom of a well
than a fool can from a mountain top.

— unknown

Seek the wisdom of the ages,
but look at the world
through the eyes of a child.

— Ron Wild

He is happiest who hath power
to gather wisdom from a flower.

— Mary Howitt

Man’s mind,
once stretched by a new idea,
never regains its original dimensions.

— Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

An optimist is a person who sees
a green light everywhere,
while the pessimist sees
only the red stoplight…
The truly wise person is colorblind.

— Albert Schweitzer

Dare to be naive.

— Buckminster Fuller

To know when to be generous
and when to be firm
— this is wisdom.

— Elbert Hubbard

A prudent question
is one half of wisdom.

— Francis Bacon

Wisdom begins in wonder.

— Socrates

Nothing in life is to be feared.
It is only to be understood.

— Marie Curie

The more opinions you have,
the less you see.

— Wim Wenders

You can tell whether a man is clever
by his answers.
You can tell whether a man is wise
by his questions.

— Mahfouz Naguib

The only true wisdom
is in knowing you know nothing.

— Socrates

I hear and I forget.
I see and I believe.
I do and I understand.

— Confucius

The heart is wiser than the intellect.

— unknown

It’s taken me all my life
to understand
that it is not necessary
to understand everything.

— Rene Coty

Kindness is more important than wisdom,
and the recognition of this
is the beginning of wisdom.

— Theodore Issac Rubin

I know of nothing
except my own ignorance.

— Socrates

By three methods we may learn wisdom:
First, by reflection, which is noblest;
Second, by imitation, which is easiest;
and third by experience, which is the bitterest.

— Confucius