27 Wisest Quotes You’ll Read Today

WISEST QUOTESIf you’re looking for some of the wisest quotes, then some of these little gems might just get you thinking.

Many of these reflect the wisdom of the ancients. These are truths that have stood the test of time and still resonate with people today.

If you love a good quote, dear reader, then I’m confident you’ll love some of these.

So, grab a coffee and then take a few moments to absorb all this wisdom.

And feel free to pass them on, or simply use one or two of them to make a point during your working day.

Without further ado, here are 27 of the wisest quotes you’ll read today.

Wisest Quotes (1-9):

  1. The good and the wise lead quiet lives. ~Euripides
  2. It is impossible to love and to be wise. ~Francis Bacon
  3. Knowledge is the treasure of a wise man. ~William Penn
  4. Wise men argue causes; fools decide them. ~Anacharsis
  5. The fool wonders, the wise man asks. ~Benjamin Disraeli
  6. The wise learn many things from their enemies. ~Aristophanes
  7. A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool. ~Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
  8. He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened. ~Lao Tzu
  9. The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure but to avoid pain. ~Aristotle

Wisest Quotes (10-18):

  1. Wise musicians are those who play what they can master. ~Duke Ellington
  2. Rules are for the obedience of fools and the guidance of wise men. ~Harry Day
  3. The wise man does at once what the fool does finally. ~Niccolo Machiavelli
  4. A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart. ~Jonathan Swift
  5. A smart man only believes half of what he hears, a wise man knows which half. ~Jeff Cooper
  6. Pain makes man think. Thought makes man wise. Wisdom makes life endurable. ~John Patrick
  7. It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look further than you can see. ~Winston Churchill
  8. A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows public opinion. ~Grantland Rice
  9. Be as smart as you can but remember that it is always better to be wise than to be smart. ~Alan Alda

Wisest Quotes (18-27):

  1. Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people. ~William Butler Yeats
  2. A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool. ~William Shakespeare
  3. A wise woman wishes to be no one’s enemy; a wise woman refuses to be anyone’s victim. ~Maya Angelou
  4. Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful. ~Lucius Annaeus Seneca
  5. To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, and wise people are diligent. ~Buddha
  6. You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions. ~Naguib Mahfouz
  7. No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude. ~Alfred North Whitehead
  8. The day the child realizes that all adults are imperfect, he becomes an adolescent; the day he forgives them, he becomes an adult; the day he forgives himself, he becomes wise. ~Alden Nowlan
  9. A smart man makes a mistake, learns from it, and never makes that mistake again. But a wise man finds a smart man and learns from him how to avoid the mistake altogether. ~Roy H. Williams

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