Quotes About Wisdom

Quotes tagged as "wisdom" (showing 211-240 of 3,000)
Ashley Rice
“There are women who make things better... simply by showing up. There are women who make things happen. There are women who make their way. There are women who make a difference. And women who make us smile. There are women of wit and wisdom who- through strength and courage- make it through. There are women who change the world everyday... Women like you.”
Ashley Rice

William Arthur Ward
“It is wise to direct your anger towards problems -- not people; to focus your energies on answers -- not excuses.”
William Arthur Ward

Bohdi Sanders
“Never respond to an angry person with a fiery comeback, even if he deserves it...Don't allow his anger to become your anger.”
Bohdi Sanders, Warrior Wisdom: Ageless Wisdom for the Modern Warrior

Galileo Galilei
“You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.”
Galileo Galilei

Bruce Lee
“It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.”
Bruce Lee

William Shakespeare
“So wise so young, they say, do never live long.”
William Shakespeare, Richard III

Madeleine L'Engle
“Love of music, of sunsets and sea; a liking for the same kind of people; political opinions that are not radically divergent; a similar stance as we look at the stars and think of the marvelous strangeness of the universe - these are what build a marriage. And it is never to be taken for granted.”
Madeleine L'Engle, Two-Part Invention: The Story of a Marriage

Eckhart Tolle
“Is there a difference between happiness and inner peace? Yes. Happiness depends on conditions being perceived as positive; inner peace does not.”
Eckhart Tolle

Isaac Newton
“I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.”
Isaac Newton

William James
“A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.”
William James

Cornel West
“Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public.”
Cornel West

Socrates
“Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.”
Socrates

Dante Alighieri
“The wisest are the most annoyed at the loss of time.”
Dante Alighieri

Christopher Hitchens
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him will believeth in anything. - Hitchens 3:16”
Christopher Hitchens

Theodore Roosevelt
“Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.”
Theodore Roosevelt

Brian Tracy
“Look for the good in every person and every situation. You'll almost always
find it.”
Brian Tracy

Epictetus
“Don't just say you have read books. Show that through them you have learned to think better, to be a more discriminating and reflective person. Books are the training weights of the mind. They are very helpful, but it would be a bad mistake to suppose that one has made progress simply by having internalized their contents." Translation by Sharon Lebell”
Epictetus, The Art of Living: The Classical Manual on Virtue, Happiness and Effectiveness

William Shakespeare
“These violent delights have violent ends.”
William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

Lynsay Sands
“Time is not the great teacher. Experience is. A man may live a whole life, but if he never leaves his home to experience that life, he dies knowing nothing. A mere child who has suffered and lived can be the wiser of the two.”
Lynsay Sands, Love Bites

Walt Whitman
“Re-examine all you have been told. Dismiss what insults your soul.”
Walt Whitman

Holly Black
“If curiosity killed the cat, it was satisfaction that brought it back.”
Holly Black, Tithe

François de La Rochefoucauld
“It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.”
François de La Rochefoucauld

Kahlil Gibran
“No man can reveal to you aught but that which already lies half asleep in the dawning of your knowledge.
The teacher who walks in the shadow of the temple, among his followers, gives not of his wisdom but rather of his faith and his lovingness.
If he is indeed wise he does not bid you enter the house of his wisdom, but rather leads you to the threshold of your own mind.”
Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

E.A. Bucchianeri
“An acquaintance merely enjoys your company, a fair-weather companion flatters when all is well, a true friend has your best interests at heart and the pluck to tell you what you need to hear.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly

Lao Tzu
“If you try to change it, you will ruin it. Try to hold it, and you will lose it.”
Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

Kristin Cashore
“But that's how memory works," Bitterblue said quietly. "Things disappear without your permission, then come back again without your permission." And sometimes they came back incomplete and warped.”
Kristin Cashore, Bitterblue

“Sanity calms, but madness is more interesting.”
John Russell

Scott Adams
“Give a man a fish, and you'll feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he'll buy a funny hat. Talk to a hungry man about fish, and you're a consultant.”
Scott Adams

Roman Payne
“I was an adventurer, but she was not an adventuress. She was a 'wanderess.' Thus, she didn’t care about money, only experiences - whether they came from wealth or from poverty, it was all the same to her.”
Roman Payne, The Wanderess

Gautama Buddha
“Conquer the angry one by not getting angry; conquer the wicked by goodness; conquer the stingy by generosity, and the liar by speaking the truth.

[Verse 223]”
Gautama Buddha, The Dhammapada

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