Wisdom is a journey, not a destination. Along the way, let inspiring wisdom quotes keep you focused on noticing and pursuing wisdom in any form and from any source. Quotes about wisdom won't make you wise, but they will remind you that there is always more to learn. With wisdom quotes, you are connected to the intelligence of those who came before you.

Above all, beauty comes from confidence and from having courage to be ourselves, from the wisdom that we acquire over the years. That's what real beauty is all about.

Valerie Ramsey, model and author

A word to the wise: Without real spiritual mentoring, too much freedom can lead to the soul's decay. And a word to the young artists: A real friend or mentor...cares for your soul. 

Prince, singer and songwriter

The past is a reference point, not a residence.

Bill Heffernan

Suffering is like mud, compassion is like lotus, and you need the mud to grow the lotus.

Chade-Meng Tan, author

You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view—until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.

Harper Lee

Sympathy is two hearts tugging at one load.

submitted by Kathleen H. Burks

I have found that people tend to live up, or down, to your expectations.


Cathy Keiran

It's impossible to sprint into the providential arms of what is ahead...if we continue to trip on what is behind.


Jason Versey

Silence is not only golden, it is seldom misquoted.


seen on a diner sign in Boston, Massachusetts

Don’t stumble on something behind you.

a sign at the Rayne Water Conditioning Company

The most valuable lessons came from difficult times—whether these were the result of bad luck, errors of judgment on my part, or self-imposed challenges. Adversity has made me more resilient and has helped me become a kinder, wiser, and better person.

Norman E. Rosenthal

Opportunities are seldom labeled.

submitted by Buz Moxon