Quotes About Wisdom

Quotes tagged as "wisdom" (showing 241-270 of 3,000)
“I used to think the worst thing in life is to end up all alone. It's not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel all alone.”
Robin Williams

Jess C. Scott
“Maybe you could be mine / or maybe we’ll be entwined / aimless in this sexless foreplay.”
Jess C. Scott, EyeLeash: A Blog Novel

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

Calvin Coolidge
“It takes a great man to be a good listener.”
Calvin Coolidge

Anton Chekhov
“Wisdom.... comes not from age, but from education and learning.”
Anton Chekhov

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

“Even a soul submerged in sleep
is hard at work and helps
make something of the world.”
Heraclitus, Fragments

Brian Tracy
“Positive expectations are the mark of the superior personality.”
Brian Tracy, Maximum Achievement: Strategies and Skills that Will Unlock Your Hidden Powers to Succeed

“Anger exceeding limits causes fear and excessive kindness eliminates respect.”

Terry Pratchett
“When in doubt, choose to live.”
Terry Pratchett, Thief of Time

Carl Sagan
“Books permit us to voyage through time, to tap the wisdom of our ancestors. The library connects us with the insight and knowledge, painfully extracted from Nature, of the greatest minds that ever were, with the best teachers, drawn from the entire planet and from all our history, to instruct us without tiring, and to inspire us to make our own contribution to the collective knowledge of the human species. I think the health of our civilization, the depth of our awareness about the underpinnings of our culture and our concern for the future can all be tested by how well we support our libraries.”
Carl Sagan, Cosmos

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

Henry David Thoreau
“I do believe in simplicity. It is astonishing as well as sad, how many trivial affairs even the wisest thinks he must attend to in a day; how singular an affair he thinks he must omit. When the mathematician would solve a difficult problem, he first frees the equation of all incumbrances, and reduces it to its simplest terms. So simplify the problem of life, distinguish the necessary and the real. Probe the earth to see where your main roots run. ”
Henry David Thoreau

Hermann Hesse
“I will no longer mutilate and destroy myself in order to find a secret behind the ruins.”
Hermann Hesse

John August
“A little nonsense now and then,
Is cherished by the wisest men.”
John August, 3 Engel für Charlie

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

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

Elizabeth Gilbert
“Yet what keeps me from dissolving right now into a complete fairy-tale shimmer is this solid truth, a truth which has veritably built my bones over the last few years--I was not rescued by a prince; I was the administrator of my own rescue.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

Jess C. Scott
“I suppose it’s not a social norm, and not a manly thing to do — to feel, discuss feelings. So that’s what I’m giving the finger to. Social norms and stuff…what good are social norms, really? I think all they do is project a limited and harmful image of people. It thus impedes a broader social acceptance of what someone, or a group of people, might actually be like.”
Jess C. Scott, New Order

Frank Herbert
“There is no escape—we pay for the violence of our ancestors.”
Frank Herbert, Dune

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

Lois Lowry
“I feel sorry for anyone who is in a place where he feels strange and stupid.”
Lois Lowry, The Giver

أبو حامد الغزالي
“The happiness of the drop is to die in the river.”
أبو حامد الغزالي

Alexander Pope
“A man should never be ashamed to own that he has been in the wrong, which is but saying in other words that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.”
Alexander Pope

Andrew Clements
“Two wrongs don't make a right, but don't three lefts make a right? Two wrongs don't make a right, but don't two negatives make a positive?”
Andrew Clements, Things Not Seen

محمد الغزالي - Muhammad al-Ghazali
“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 - Muhammad al-Ghazali, جدد حياتك

Miguel Ruiz
“You can have many great ideas in your head, but what makes the difference is the action. Without action upon an idea, there will be no manifestation, no results, and no reward”
Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

“How prone to doubt, how cautious are the wise!”

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

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