Quotes About Wisdom

Quotes tagged as "wisdom" (showing 241-270 of 3,000)
Charles Dickens
“There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.”
Charles Dickens, Hard Times

Mark Twain
“If Christ were here there is one thing he would not be—a Christian.”
Mark Twain, Notebook

Theodore Roosevelt
“Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.”
Theodore Roosevelt, Strenuous Life

William Blake
“The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.”
William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

Madeleine L'Engle
“I do not know everything; still many things I understand.”
Madeleine L'Engle, A Wrinkle in Time

Tallulah Bankhead
“If I had to live my life again, I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner.”
Tallulah Bankhead

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

Brian Tracy
“I've found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more
chances, Be more active, Show up more often.”
Brian Tracy

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

Eve Ensler
“I finally know the difference between pleasing and loving, obeying and respecting. It has taken me so many years to be okay with being different, and with being this alive, this intense. (xxvi)”
Eve Ensler, I am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World

“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

Khalil Gibran
“Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.”
Khalil Gibran, Mirrors of the Soul

Lisa Kleypas
“There are some experiences in life they haven't invented the right words for.”
Lisa Kleypas, Married By Morning

Bill Watterson
“To invent your own life's meaning is not easy, but it's still allowed, and I think you'll be happier for the trouble.”
Bill Watterson

Desmond Tutu
“My father always used to say, "Don't raise your voice. Improve your argument." Good sense does not always lie with the loudest shouters, nor can we say that a large, unruly crowd is always the best arbiter of what is right.”
Desmond Tutu

Brian Tracy
“Everything you do is triggered by an emotion of either desire or fear.”
Brian Tracy

Karl Lagerfeld
“Dieting is the only game where you win when you lose!”
Karl Lagerfeld

أحمد خيري العمري
“من قال لك أن درب الجنة معبد بالورود؟”
أحمد خيري العمري, إدرينالين

Brian Tracy
“The act of taking the first step is what separates the winners from the losers.”
Brian Tracy

Catherynne M. Valente
“Stories have a way of changing faces. They are unruly things, undisciplined, given to delinquency and the throwing of erasers. This is why we must close them up into thick, solid books, so they cannot get out and cause trouble.”
Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

Edgar Allan Poe
“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. In their gray visions they obtain glimpses of eternity, and thrill, in waking, to find that they have been upon the verge of the great secret. In snatches, they learn something of the wisdom which is of good, and more of the mere knowledge which is of evil.”
Edgar Allan Poe, Complete Tales & Poems

“Mistakes are the growing pains of wisdom.”
William Jordan

Joseph Brodsky
“Life—the way it really is—is a battle not between good and bad, but between bad and worse”
Joseph Brodsky

محمد الغزالي
“إلى البكائين على مافات٫ المتحيّرين وراء تحقيق المعجزات٫ الدائرين حول محور من أنفسهم يصارعون المنى وتصارعهم دون الانتهاء إلى قرار.. ألى هؤلاء نوجّه كلمة ( وليم جيمس ) : "ان بيننا وبين الله رابطة لاتنفصم٫ فإذا نحن أخضعنا أنفسنا لإشرافه-سبحانه وتعالى- تحققت أمنياتنا وآمالنا كلها”
محمد الغزالي, جدد حياتك

Gordon B. Hinckley
“It is not so much the major events as the small day-to-day decisions that map the course of our living. . . Our lives are, in reality, the sum total of our seemingly unimportant decisions and of our capacity to live by those decisions.”
Gordon B. Hinckley

L.M. Montgomery
“When you've learned to laugh at the things that should be laughed at, and not to laugh at those that shouldn't, you've got wisdom and understanding.
-Aunt Jimsie”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of the Island

Dr. Seuss
“When you're in a Slump,
you're not in for much fun.
Un-slumping yourself
is not easily done.”
Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You'll Go!

Margaret Atwood
“How could I have been so ignorant? she thinks. So stupid, so unseeing, so given over to carelessness. But without such ignorance, such carelessness, how could we live? If you knew what was going to happen, if you knew everything that was going to happen next—if you knew in advance the consequences of your own actions—you'd be doomed. You'd be as ruined as God. You'd be a stone. You'd never eat or drink or laugh or get out of bed in the morning. You'd never love anyone, ever again. You'd never dare to.”
Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin

Clarence Darrow
“I have always felt that doubt was the beginning of wisdom, and the fear of God was the end of wisdom.”
Clarence Darrow, The Story of My Life

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