Wisdom

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.

Don't let your rearview mirror be bigger than your windshield.

submitted by Guideposts reader Maryann Anderson, Maricopa, Arizo

A closed mouth gathers no feet.

Guideposts reader Ronna Cook of Renton, Washington

Often there is no answer to the question, 'Why?' There's just the reality of 'Is.' But that 'Is' becomes the heart of wISdom.

Guideposts reader Judith Toth Bigham, Nova, Ohio

Kind words make good echoes.

Sign seen at Madison Avenue Baptist Church

What is charity? It is silence—when your words would hurt.  It is patience—when your neighbor's curt.  It is deafness—when a scandal flows.  It is thoughtfulness—for other's woes.  It is promptness—when duty calls.  It is courage—when misfortune falls.

Seen in a missionary newsletter

The fellow who does things that count doesn't usually stop to count them.

David C. Cook

Those who judge us don't matter.  Those who matter don't judge us.

Elly Derr

The reason I don't retire is that I learn something new every day. The brain has to be exercised the same as the rest of the body. It's about expanding, constantly pushing yourself.

Actor Clint Eastwood

Turn your wounds into wisdom.

Oprah Winfrey

Imagination trumps knowledge.

Edward Grinnan

Just like the many colors of roses, we may be of different nationalities, ethnicities, religions or race. But no matter what color a rose may be, it is still a rose, and likewise we are all human beings first.

Sushil Koirala

Good manners beget good manners. Old-fashioned qualities like integrity, honor and character—no matter how old you are—are qualities that never go out of style.

Katie Couric