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.

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

Don’t ask a question if you’re not willing to hear the answer.

Lou Brown

The beautiful thing about learning is, nobody can take it from you.

B.B. King

Let’s remember that compassion and rationality are not effete markers of weakness, but signs of civilization.

Nicholas Kristof

Courtesy counts. Others will thank you.

sign seen in New York City

Our hands are really servants of our thoughts, so if you want to understand what you're thinking, watch what your hands are doing.


In an age of distraction, nothing can feel more luxurious than paying attention.

Pico Iyer