Wisdom Quotes

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

Eleanor Roosevelt, This is My Story

“It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it.”

Maurice Switzer

“The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.”

William Shakespeare, As You Like It

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”

Mark Twain

“Knowing

yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”

Aristotle

“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.”

Socrates

“In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.”

Mark Twain

“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”

Isaac Asimov

“There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state with another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. We must of felt what it is to die, Morrel, that we may appreciate the enjoyments of life.

Live, then, and be happy, beloved children of my heart, and never forget, that until the day God will deign to reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is contained in these two words, ‘Wait and Hope.”

Alexandre Dumas

“Never laugh at live dragons.”

J.R.R. Tolkien

“When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You know that your name is safe in their mouth.”

Jess C. Scott, The Intern

“May you live every day of your life.”

Jonathan Swift

“Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.”

John Lennon

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”

Aristotle, Metaphysics

“Think before you speak. Read before you think.”

Fran Lebowitz, The Fran Lebowitz Reader

“Turn your wounds into wisdom.”

Oprah Winfrey

“The unexamined life is not worth living.”

Socrates

“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

“The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.”

Paulo Coelho, Alchemist

“I’m not young enough to know everything.”

J.M. Barrie, The Admirable Crichton

“Let no man pull you so low as to hate him.”

Martin Luther King Jr., A Knock at Midnight: Inspiration from the Great Sermons of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.

“God will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas but for scars.”

Elbert Hubbard

“Angry people are not always wise.”

Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

“The only way to get through life is to laugh your way through it. You either have to laugh or cry. I prefer to laugh. Crying gives me a headache.”

Marjorie Pay Hinckley

“It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.”

Leo Tolstoy, The Kreutzer Sonata

“The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.”

Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.”

Albert Einstein

“The best index to a person’s character is how he treats people who can’t do him any good, and how he treats people who can’t fight back.”

Abigail Van Buren

“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich.”

Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

“Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens”

Jimi Hendrix

“Don’t Gain The World & Lose Your Soul, Wisdom Is Better Than Silver Or Gold.”

Bob Marley

“If you’re reading this…

Congratulations, you’re alive.

If that’s not something to smile about,

then I don’t know what is.”

Chad Sugg, Monsters Under Your Head

“Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.”

Truman Capote

“Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.”

Groucho Marx

“He who stands for nothing will fall for anything.”

Alexander Hamilton

“When you know better you do better.”

Maya Angelou

“Hold fast to dreams,

For if dreams die

Life is a broken-winged bird,

That cannot fly.”

Langston Hughes

“The older I grow, the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.”

H.L. Mencken

“Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.”

Rumi, Masnavi i Man’avi, the spiritual couplets of Maula

“It is not that I’m so smart. But I stay with the questions much longer.”

Albert Einstein

“Trees are poems the earth writes upon the sky, We fell them down and turn them into paper,

That we may record our emptiness.”

Kahlil Gibran

“The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.”

Friedrich Nietzsche

“The past has no power over the present moment.”

Eckhart Tolle

“Never, never, never give in!”

Winston Churchill

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.”

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

“Music is … A higher revelation than all Wisdom & Philosophy”

Ludwig van Beethoven

“We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”

Joseph Campbell

“There comes a point when you either embrace who and what you are, or condemn yourself to be miserable all your days. Other people will try to make you miserable; don’t help them by doing the job yourself.”

Laurell K. Hamilton

“Having children makes you no more a parent than having a piano makes you a pianist.”

Michael Levine

“I’m not waiting until my hair turns white to become patient and wise. Nope, I’m dying my hair tonight.”

Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not for Sale

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