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1000 Great Quotations for Business, Management & Training – Wisdom


Management development providers GNP publish a monthly set of handy quotable quotes for use in presentations, speeches or training sessions. Arranged into 100 themes including vision, change, leadership, teamwork, communication, motivation and innovation. TrainingZONE has arranged to bring you the quotes on a regular basis. This month, the theme is wisdom.

"We can be knowledgeable with other men's knowledge, but we can't be wise with other men's wisdom."
Montaigne, French essayist (1533-1592)

"Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much; Wisdom is humble that he knows no more."
William Cowper, British poet (1731-1800)

"The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom."
H L Mencken, US journalist (1880-1956)

"That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in the next."
John Stuart Mill, British philosopher, economist (1806-1873)

"The believer is happy. The doubter is wise."
Hungrarian proverb

"An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only the red stoplight. The truly wise person is 'colour-blind'."
Albert Schweitzer, Asatian theologian (1875-1965)

"If one is too lazy to think, too vain to do a thing badly, too cowardly to admit it, one will never attain wisdom."
Cyril Connolly, British critic, writer (1903-1974)

"Be wiser than other people, if you can, but do not tell them so."
Lord Chesterfield, British diplomat, author (1694-1773)

Previous quotes from the archive

May quotes: winning

April quotes: vision

March quotes: value

February quotes: trust

January quotes: time

December quotes: thinking

October quotes: success

September quotes: selling

August quotes: self confidence

July quotes: role models

June quotes: risk

May quotes: resistance

April quotes: relationhips

March quotes: reflection

February quotes: recognition

January quotes: questions

December quotes: quality

November quotes: problems

October quotes: presentation

September quotes: predictions

August quotes: power

July quotes: possibility

June quotes: planning

May quotes: passion

April quotes: paperwork

March quotes: pace

February quotes: opportunity

January quotes: motivation

December quotes: mistakes

November quotes: meetings

October quotes: media

September quotes: listening

August quotes: learning

July quotes: leadership

June quotes: knowledge

May quotes: integrity

April quotes: innovation

March quotes: individuality


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