"Quotes" by Wise Teachers
Knowledge leads us from the simple to the complex; wisdom leads us from the complex to the simple. - Anon.
True wisdom is a divine revelation. - George Barlow
Wisdom has never made a bigot, but learning has. - Josh Billings
Wisdom gives a balance to character. - John Blanchard
Nearly all the wisdom we possess, that is to say, true and sound wisdom, consists of two parts: the knowledge of God and of ourselves. - John Calvin
This is our wisdom, to be learners to the end. - John Calvin
To search for wisdom apart from Christ means not simply foolhardiness but utter insanity. - John Calvin
True wisdom consists in being wise according to the law of God. - John Calvin
Wisdom is not the growth of human genius. It must be sought from above. - John Calvin
Wisdom and the will of God are intimately related... Nothing is more vital for practical knowledge of the purpose of God than wisdom. - Sinclair Ferguson
Heavenly wisdom is better than worldly wealth, and to be preferred before it. - Matthew Henry
It is better to get wisdom than gold. Gold is another's, wisdom is our own; gold is for the body and time, wisdom for the soul and eternity. - Matthew Henry
Modesty is the badge of wisdom. - Matthew Henry
Such is the degeneracy of human nature that there is no true wisdom to be found with any but those who are born again and who, through grace, partake of the divine nature. -Matthew Henry
He who has a constant longing for wisdom will persistently pray for it. - D. Edmond Hiebert
Surely the essence of wisdom is that before we begin to act or attempt to please God, we should discover what it is that God has to say about the matter. - D. Martyn Lloyd Jones.
Wisdom opens the eyes both to the glories of heaven and to the hollowness of earth.-J. A. Motyer.
Not until we have become humble and teachable, standing in awe of God's holiness and sovereignty... acknowledging our own littleness, distrusting our own thoughts, and willing to have our minds turned upside down, can divine wisdom become ours. - J. I. Packer
Wisdom is God-centred. - Michael Parsons
Wisdom in ruling is justice; wisdom in speech is discretion; wisdom in conduct is prudence; wisdom in evaluation is discernment. - George Seevers
To know God, and Jesus Christ whom he has sent is the highest principle and perfection of man. This attainment, infinitely above all others, constitutes true wisdom. -Charles Simeon
We can be certain that God wants us to be wise, just as we are sure that he wants us not to sin. - R. C. Sproul
Conviction of ignorance is the doorstep to the temple of wisdom. - C. H. Spurgeon
The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living which are to be desired when dying. - Jeremy Taylor
The wisest person in the world is the person who knows the most about God. - A. W. Tozer
The true test of wisdom works, not words. - Curtis Vaughan
If the Lord Jesus Christ is a stranger to you, the best you can hope for is to become a philosopher, like Socrates of old. But apart from Christ, there is no wisdom. - Spiros Zodhiates
The wisdom of God is not something that is acquired by man, but something that is bestowed by God upon his elect. It is a divine endowment and not a human acquisition. - Spiros Zodhiates.