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It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom.
Mahatma Gandhi

The Universe contains three things that cannot be destroyed: Being, Awareness and Love.
Deepak Chopra

The wisest men follow their own direction.
Euripides

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him
power.
Abraham Lincoln

A wise person knows when to play the foul.
Chinese proverb

No one is to be called an enemy, all are your benefactors, and no one does you harm. You
have no enemy except yourselves.
St. Francis of Assisi

Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.
Benjamin Franklin

Living a life is like constructing a building: if you start wrong, you'll end wrong.
Maya Angelou

If we do an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth, we will be a blind and toothless nation.
Martin Luther King Jr.

Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.
Sir Francis Bacon

As blushing will sometimes make a whore pass for a virtous woman, so modesty may make a
fool seem a man of sense.
Jonathan Swift

Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone.
Horace

Every man is a divinity in disguise, a God playing the fool.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark. The real tragedy of life is when men
are afraid of the light.
Plato

The path to wisdom is not being afraid to make mistakes.
Paulo Coelho

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.
Kahlil Gibran

Problems are inevitable. Misery is a choice.
Ann Landers

The day you decide that you are more interested in being aware of your thoughts than you
are in the thoughts themselves - that is the day you will find your way out.
Michael A. Singer

Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not
exceeding the limit.
Elbert Hubbard

You'll never find a rainbow if you're looking down.
Charlie Chaplin

It's easy to remain mediocre. All you need to do is spend major time on minor things with
minor people. Sophisticated people weigh their actions. They know what a major is and what a
minor is.
Jim Rohn

People would occasionally come up to me and say: "I want what you have. Can you give it to
me, or show me how to get it?" And I would say: "You have it already. You just can't feel it
because your mind is making too much noise."
Eckhart Tolle

To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful thing: that
is enough for one man's life.
T. S. Eliot

This is the mark of distinction of a truly admirable man: steadfastness in times of trouble.
Ludwig von Beethoven

To win, you have to have the talent and desire - but desire is first.
Sam Snead

Money is a result, wealth is a result, health is a result, illness is a result, your weight is a
result. We live in a world of cause and effect.
T. Harv Eker

Man can only receive what he sees himself receiving.
Florence Scovel Shinn

Nine-tenths of wisdom consists in being wise in time.
Theodore Roosevelt

This is my simple religion. No need for temples. No need for complicated philosophy. Your own
mind, your own heart is the temple. Your philosophy is simple kindness.
Dalai Lama

Such as the love is, such is the wisdom, consequently such is the man.
Emanuel Swedenborg

Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.
Aesop

In critical and baffling situations, it is always best to return to first principle and simple
action.
Sir Winston Churchill

One never can achieve anything lasting in this world by being irresolute.
Mahatma Gandhi

It is a bad plan that admits of no modification.
Syrus

This is the miracle that happens every time to those who really love: The more they give, the
more they possess.
Rainer Maria Rilke

He's a fool that cannot conceal his wisdom.
Benjamin Franklin

When you want wisdom and insight as badly as you want to breathe, it is then you shall have
it.
Socrates

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