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Wisdom Quotes and Knowledge Quotes Related to Decision Making

Take a look at a select set of thought provoking and inspirational wisdom quotes and knowledge quotes related to decision making.

"Wisdom: Knowledge rightly applied. We assimilate lots of knowledge. Whether or not we do anything with that knowledge is a measure of our wisdom. That implies some change ... and change can be difficult." - Hyrum W. Smith (1943 - ), Founded the Franklin Quest Company

"Today knowledge has power. It controls access to opportunity and advancement." - Peter F. Drucker, (1909 - 2005), Author and Teacher

"The highest knowledge is to know that we are surrounded by mystery. Neither knowledge nor hope for the future can be the pivot of our life or determine its direction. It is intended to be solely determined by our allowing ourselves to be gripped by the ethical God, who reveals Himself in us, and by our yielding our will to His." - Albert Schweitzer (1875 - 1965), German-French Philosopher and 1952 Nobel Peace Prize Winner

"I think that only daring speculation can lead us further and not accumulation of facts." - Albert Einstein (1879-1955), Physicist and Nobel Laureate

"The teacher, if indeed wise, does not bid you to enter the house of their wisdom, but leads you to the threshold of your own mind." - Khalil Gibran (1883 - 1931), Lebanese American Artist, Poet, and Writer

"I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday." - Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865), 16th President of the United States

"If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability." - Henry Ford (1863 - 1947), American Industrialist and Founder of the Ford Motor Company

"Princeton University, October 13, 1928: There is no saturation point in education if you follow sound principles, and you must apply this motto to business.... You must acquire wisdom in addition to knowledge. Wisdom is the power which enables you to use your knowledge to advantage." - Thomas J. Watson (1874 - 1956), Industrialist, Former President of IBM

"Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom." - Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826), 3rd President of the United States

"Even in such technical lines as engineering, about 15% of one's financial success is due one's technical knowledge and about 85% is due to skill in human engineering, to personality and the ability to lead people. " - Dale Carnegie (1888 - 1955), American Writer and Lecturer

"Cleverness is not wisdom." - Euripides (480 BC - 406 BC), Greek Playwright

"It was my teacher's genius, her quick sympathy, her loving tact which made the first years of my education so beautiful. It was because she seized the right moment to impart knowledge that made it so pleasant and acceptable to me." - Helen Keller (1880 - 1968), American Author

"Learning without thought is labor lost." - Confucius (551 BC - 479 BC), Chinese Thinker and Philosopher

"The trouble with the world is not that people know too little, but that they know so many things that ain't so." - Mark Twain (1835 - 1910), American Novelist and Journalist

"When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge." - Albert Einstein (1879-1955), Physicist and Nobel Laureate

"Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone." - Horace (65 BC - 8 BC), Roman Lyric Poet

"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 (551 BC - 479 BC), Chinese Thinker and Philosopher

"Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 - 1834), English poet, Literary Critic and Philosopher

"Learning is an active process. We learn by doing. Only knowledge that is used sticks in your mind." - Dale Carnegie (1888 - 1955), American Writer and Lecturer

"The world cares very little about what a man or woman knows; it is what the man or woman is able to do that counts." - Booker T. Washington (1856 - 1915), American Educator and Author

"Your earning ability today is largely dependent upon your knowledge, skill and your ability to combine that knowledge and skill in such a way that you contribute value for which customers are going to pay." - Brian Tracy (1944 - ), Canadian Self-help Author

"Humility about how little I know has encouraged me to listen more carefully and more wisely." - Sir John Templeton (1912 - 2008), American-born British Stock Investor, Businessman and Philanthropist

"Learning sleeps and snores in libraries, but wisdom is everywhere, wide awake, on tiptoe." - Josh Billings (1818 - 1885). American Humorist and Lecturer

"Knowledge is the antidote to fear." - Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882) American Philosopher and Poet

"Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers." - Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809 - 1892), English Poet

"If everyone is thinking alike then somebody isn't thinking." - George S. Patton, Jr. (1885 - 1945), Four Star Army General

"Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit." - Elbert Hubbard (1856 - 1915) American Writer and Philosopher

"A prudent question is one-half of wisdom." - Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626), English Philosopher, Statesman, Scientist, and Author

"Memory is the mother of all wisdom." - Aeschylus (~524 BC - ~455 BC), Greek Playwright

"The technology at the leading edge changes so rapidly that you have to keep current after you get out of school. I think probably the most important thing is having good fundamentals." - Gordon Moore (1929 - ) Co-founder and Chairman Emeritus of Intel Corporation and Author of Moore's Law

"To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, nor even to found a school, but so to love wisdom as to live according to its dictates a life of simplicity, independence, magnanimity, and trust. It is to solve some of the problems of life, not only theoretically, but practically." - Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862), American Author, Poet, and Philosopher

"Vitally important for a young man or woman is, first, to realize the value of education and then to cultivate earnestly, aggressively, ceaselessly, the habit of self-education." - B. C. Forbes (1880 - 1954), Founder of Forbes Magazine

"I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught." - Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965), Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

"Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness." - Sophocles (~497 BC - ~406 BC), Greek Playwright

"There is no substitute for knowledge. To this day, I read three newspapers a day. It is impossible to read a paper without being exposed to ideas. And ideas - more than money - are the real currency for success." - Eli Broad (1933 - ), American Philanthropist

"I believe, indeed, that overemphasis on the purely intellectual attitude, often directed solely to the practical and factual, in our education, has led directly to the impairment of ethical values." - Albert Einstein (1879-1955), Physicist and Nobel Laureate

"He dares to be a fool, and that is the first step in the direction of wisdom." - James Huneker (1857 - 1921), American Music Writer and Critic

"Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution." - Albert Einstein (1879-1955), Physicist and Nobel Laureate

"Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it." - David Starr Jordan (1851 - 1931), American Educator and Past-president of both Indiana University and Stanford University

"You can't know it all. No matter how smart you are, no matter how comprehensive your education, no matter how wide ranging your experience, there is simply no way to acquire all the wisdom you need to make your business thrive." - Donald Trump (1946 - ), American Businessman, Author and Television Personality

"This is the nature of genius, to be able to grasp the knowable even when no one else recognizes that it is present." - Deepak Chopra (1946 - ), Indian Physician, Public Speaker, Writer, and Philosopher

"Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another." - Juvenal (Late 1st and Early 2nd Century AD), Roman Poet

"Nobody spends somebody else's money as carefully as he spends his own. Nobody uses somebody else's resources as carefully as he uses his own. So if you want efficiency and effectiveness, if you want knowledge to be properly utilized, you have to do it through the means of private property." - Milton Friedman (1912 - 2006), American Economist and Statistician

"Wisdom is the quality that keeps you from getting into situations where you need it." - Doug Larson

"He who devotes sixteen hours a day to hard study may become at sixty as wise as he thought himself at twenty." - Mary Wilson Little

"An amazing thing, the human brain. Capable of understanding incredibly complex and intricate concepts. Yet at times unable to recognize the obvious and simple." - Jay Abraham

"Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk." - Doug Larson

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