(Progressive Farmer Archives, 1952)

Cornerstones highlights thought-provoking quotes from notable folks.

A loving heart is the truest wisdom.
Charles Dickens

Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
Albert Einstein

Wise men talk because they have something to say; Fools, because they have to say something.

Wisdom is knowing what to do next. Skill is knowing how to do it. Virtue is doing it.
Thomas Jefferson

The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life.

Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.
Jimi Hendrix

The growth of wisdom may be gauged accurately by the decline of ill temper.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Authority without wisdom is like a heavy axe without an edge, fitter to bruise than polish.
Anne Bradstreet

For wisdom is a defence, and money is a defence: but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom giveth life to them that have it.
Ecclesiastes 7:12 (KJV)

Angry people are not always wise.
Jane Austen

Wisely and slow; they stumble that run fast.
William Shakespeare

The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
William James

No, that is the great fallacy: the wisdom of old men. They do not grow wise. They grow careful.
Ernest Hemingway

The wise person doesn't give the right answers, but poses the right questions.
Claude Levi-Strauss

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.

Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, be fortified by it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it.
Herman Hesse

Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their wisdom.
Elizabeth Gaskell

Turn your wounds into wisdom.
Oprah Winfrey