• "The beginning of wisdom is the definition of terms."
• "Wisdom is the knowledge of things human and divine and of the causes by which those things are controlled."
— Marcus Tullius Cicero
• "Wisdom is a stream put forth from the Great Mystery, beyond concepts, words, or form."
— Dhyani Ywahoo
• "In the Confucian sense, to know that what is best for me is not necessarily best for my neighbor is the beginning of wisdom . . ."
— Tu Wei-ming
• "Wisdom is divided into two parts: (a) having a great deal to say, and (b) not saying it."
• "Wisdom is to the soul what health is to the body."
— Francois, Duc De La Rochefoucauld
• "The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common."
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
• "This is the mark of men just and wise as well — even in calamity not to cherish anger against the gods."
• "The wise do not grieve for the things they have not, but rejoice for that which they have."