Top collection of famous wisdom quotes, wise sayings and words of wisdom from famous people.
Words of Wisdom
“You can never plan the future by the past.” » Edmund Burke
“The fool who knows he is a fool is for that very reason wise. The fool who thinks himself wise is the greatest fool of all.
“It is best to learn wisdom by the experience of others.” » Latin Proverb
“Life is what you make it.” » Grandma Moses
“You have to take the bitter with the sweet”
“The first step toward change is acceptance.” “Once you accept yourself, you open the door to change. That’s all you have to do.” “Change is not something you do, it’s something you allow.” » Will Garcia
“Live one day at a time and make it a masterpiece.” » Dale West
“Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.” » Dalai Lama Dalailamainaustralia
“Plan your life like you will live forever, and live your life like you will die the next day”
“There is no way to peace. Peace is the way.
“The great lesson is that the sacred is in the ordinary, that it is to be found in one’s daily life, in one’s neighbors, friends and family, in one’s backyard.” » Abraham Maslow
“Wisdom is to live in the present, plan for the future and profit from the past”
“We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out” » Ray Bradbury
“Years teach us more than books.” » Berthold Auerbach
“Nature and wisdom never are at strife.” » Plutarch
“Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time” » Betty Smith
“He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.” » Friedrich Nietzsche
“Live and let live.” » Dutch Proverb
“Know the difference between instinct and habit. Trust your instincts – question your habits.”
“To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
“We all take different paths in life, but no matter where we go we take a little of each other everywhere.
“What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.” » John Ray
“Health is better than wealth”
“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
“Recognize that you have the courage within you to fulfill the purpose of your birth. Summon forth the power of your inner courage and live the life of your dreams.
“Ignorance breeds fear. Fear breeds hate. Hate breeds violence.
“Let men be wise by instinct if they can, but when this fails be wise by good advice.” » Sophocles
“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra” » Jimmy Johnson
“Wisdom is the daughter of experience.” » Leonardo Da Vinci
“Life isn’t about what happens to us. It’s about how we perceive what happens to us.
“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim; accept no ones definition of your life; define yourself.” » Harvey Fierstein
“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” » Theodore Roosevelt
“The world reflects what you need to see, not only what you want to see.
“A crown’s no cure for a headache.”
“Economy is the wealth of the poor and the wisdom of the rich.” » French
“Even if you’re on the right track you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” » Will Rogers
“Happiness lies ahead for those who cry; those who hurt, those who have searched, and those who tried, for only they can appreciate the importance of people who have touched their lives.
“Be gentle with the earth.” » Dalai Lama
“When you give up your own truth to win at someone else’s game everyone loses.” » Stephen C. Paul
“He who flees at the right time can fight again.” » Marcus Trentius Varro
“Wisdom is ofttimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar.” » William Wordsworth
“Wisdom is not communicable. The wisdom which a wise man tries to communicate always sounds foolish…. Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, Do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it.” » Hermann hesse
“Money buys everything but good sense.” » Yiddish
“Memory is the mother of all wisdom.” » Aeschylus
“Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission.” » Eleanor Roosevelt
“Some men see things as they are, and say, “Why?” Still others dream of things that never were and say, “Why not?”
“The wise understand by themselves; fools follow the reports of others.” » Tibetan
“Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.” » Dalai Lama
“Life is a journey, not a destination.” » Cliff Nichols
“The happiest people don’t worry too much about whether life is fair or not, they just get on with it” » Andrew Matthews
“Humans cannot create matter. We can, however, create value. Creating value is in fact, our very humanity. When we praise people for their strength of character we are actually acknowledging their ability to create value.
“Don’t walk in front of me I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend.
“LIVE YOUR OWN LIFE “We don’t always know what makes us happy.” “We know, instead, what we think SHOULD. We are baffled and confused when our attempts at happiness fail…We are mute when it comes to naming accurately our own preferences, delights, gifts, talents. The voice of our original self is often muffled, overwhelmed, even strangled, by the voices of other people’s expectations. The tongue of the original self is the language of the heart.” » Julie Cameron
“Wisdom is easy to carry but difficult to gather.” » Czech
“Neglecting valuable advice, an ignorant man becomes the cause of his own misery.
“Lost time is never found again.” » Ben Franklin
“The day firing becomes easy is the day to fire yourself.” » Tom Peters.
“The good news: God is a nag. God won’t give up, if we are destined to carry out some Divine idea, we won’t be able to shrug it off. For me, God doesn’t just whisper within. If I’m supposed to get a message, I start to see it and hear it everywhere – books, sermons, television shows, conversations with friends.”
“Our one choice: All men and women are born, live, suffer and die; what distinguishes us one from another is our dreams. Weather they be dreams about worldly or unworldly things, and what we do to make them come about.
“Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” » John Wooden
“Strangers are just friends waiting to happen.
“All’s well that ends well.” » John Heywood
“Heading in the wrong direction? God allows U turns.
“Deal with the faults of others as gently as your own.” » Chinese Proverb
“Those who walk with God reach their destination.
“Your mind can only hold one thought at a time make it a positive and constructive one.
“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” » Carl Bard
“If you haven’t any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.
“Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain, and most fools do.” » Benjamin Franklin
“Those who confess ignorance show it once. The person who conceals it shows it many times.
“Our outer life reflects back to us the way we think, feel and behave. The outer world is all effects. Go to the source inside for all of life’s treasures.
“Always put yourself in others’ shoes. If you feel that it hurts you, it probably hurts the other person, too.
“Growing old is inevitable, growing up is optional.
“The errors of a wise man make your rule rather than the perfections of a fool.” » William Blake
“When you say one thing, the clever person understands three.” » Chinese
“Follow the three R’s: Respect for self, respect for others and responsibility for all your actions.” » Dalai Lama
“Like water in the desert is wisdom to the soul.” » Edward Counsel
“While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
“We can not take credit for our talents. It’s how we use them that counts.
“The more things change, the more they stay the same.” » Alphonse Karr
“Wisdom is better than gold or silver.” » German Proverb
“In bad things be slow; in good things be fast.” » Afghan
“To live in this world, you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and, when the time comes to let it go, to let it go” » Mary Oliver
“Enlightenment is not achieved by repeating the word “God” but by directly experiencing God.
“Nothing is impossible to the willing mind.” » Books of the Han Dynasty
“There may be more to learn from climbing the same mountain a hundred times then by climbing a hundred different mountains.” » Richard Nelson
“When we encounter someone greater than ourselves, turn your thoughts to becoming his equal. When you encounter someone lesser than you, look within and examine your own self.
“Although there are countless teachings that instruct how to obtain enlightenment in a future life, almost all of them are nothing more than expedients, as the ultimate instruction there is simply no teaching that is superior to the true practice of the awakening to one’s own nature.
“You have to give people something to dream on” » Jimi Hendrix
“Everything in moderation”
“One head cannot hold all wisdom.” » Maasai
“Everything you’re looking for lies behind the mask you wear.” » Stephen C. Paul
“What’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.”
“Angels have no boundaries but are willing to respect yours.
“Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.” » Dalai Lama
“We cannot achieve more in life than what we believe in our heart of hearts we deserve to have.” » James R. Ball
“The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend.
“A proverb is one man’s wit and all men’s wisdom.”
“Trust because you are willing to accept the risk, not because it’s safe or certain.
“You can only die once.” » Portuguese Proverb
“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” » Mother Teresa
“People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered; forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives: Be kind anyway. What you spend years creating others could destroy overnight: Create anyway. If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway. Give the best you have, and it may never be enough: Give your best anyway. In the final analysis, it is between you and God: it was never between you and them anyway.” » Mother Teresa
“Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.” » Dalai Lama
“It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.” » Francois De La Rochefoucauld
“Out of sight, out of mind”
“Humor is contagious… Laughter is infectious… Both are good for your health.”
“Your behavior while people are watching is important. However, your behavior while no one is watching is more important, for it reveals your true character.”
“Do not wish to be anything but what you are and to be that perfectly.”
“A blind person who sees is better than a seeing person who is blind.” » Iranian
“Success isn’t permanent and failure isn’t fatal.” » Mike Ditka
“Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.” » Greek Proverb
“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and he’ll eat forever.” » Chinese Proverb
“The truly rich are those who enjoy what they have.” » Yiddish
“Spend some time alone every day.” » Dalai Lama
“When the heart grieves over what it has lost, the spirit rejoices over what it has left.” » Sufi
“In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man – if you want anything done, ask a woman.
“He that respects himself is safe from others.” » Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“Do not undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others.
“We can try many ways to get rid of darkness, but none is as effective as simply increasing the light.
“True spirituality is a mental attitude you can practice at any time.” » Dalai Lama
“There is no limit to what can be accomplished when no one cares who gets credit.” » John Wooden
“The first step in the acquisition of wisdom is silence, the second listening, the third memory, the fourth practice, the fifth teaching others.” » Solomon Ibn Gabriol
“Often we need to wait for things to unfold gloriously and to take time to listen to the angels. Good things come to those who wait to accept them with a grateful heart.
“Align your personality and soul purpose and experience more synchronicity, fulfillment and happiness. It is never too late to become the person you were meant to be.
“Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.” » Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Silence is often misinterpreted but never misquoted”
“It is not how much you have that makes people look up to you, it’s who you are.
“Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss and ends with a tear.
“Even a fish wouldn’t get into trouble if it kept its mouth shut.” » Korean
“You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink.” » John Heywood
“Learn to look with an equal eye upon all beings, seeing the one Self in all.” » Srimad Bhagavatam
“You may not have very much sense. But if you have enough to keep your mouth shut and look wise, it will not be long before you acquire a wide reputation as a fountain of wisdom.” » Robert Elliott Gonzales
“Let go of anger – it is an acid that burns away the delicate layers of your happiness.
“You can only see others as clearly as you see yourself.”
“The wise do as much as they should, not as much as they can.” » French
“Knowledge is flour, but wisdom is bread.” » Austin O’malley
“One should speak little with others and much with oneself.” » Danish
“To a great extent, the people with whom you choose to associate influence the direction of your life.
“Justice is truth in action.” » Benjamin Disraeli
“Anger or hatred is like a fisherman’s hook. It is very important for us to ensure we are not caught by it.” » Dalai Lama
“More people would learn from their mistakes if they weren’t so busy denying them.” » Harold J. Smith
“Re-examine all that you have been told… dismiss that which insults your soul.” » Walt Whitman
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sail. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain
“Even if you could live to be 100, it’s really a very short time. So why not spend it undergoing this process of evolution, of opening your mind and heart, connecting with your true nature – rather than getting better and better at fixing, grasping, freezing, and closing down.
“Honor your feelings. They tell the truth about how you really experience the world.
“Life gives us time only love gives us meaning.
“Wisdom comes with the ability to be still. Just look and just listen. No more is needed. Being still, looking, and listening activates the non-conceptual intelligence within you. Let stillness direct your words and actions.” » Eckhart Tolle
“The first step in achieving prosperity and wealth is learning to appreciate what you already have.” » S. Richardson
“It is easier to fight for one’s principals than to live up to them.” » Alfred Adler
“Dream more of becoming than of obtaining.
“The difference between a wise and foolish man is this–the former sees much, thinks much, and speaks little; but the latter speaks more than he either sees or thinks.” » William Scott Downey
“A new broom sweeps clean but an old broom knows the corners.” » Virgin Islander
“When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice. www.wisdomquotes.com
“Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.” » Dalai Lama
“Master your past in the present, or your past will master your future.
“Share your knowledge. It’s a way to achieve immortality.” » Dalai Lama