Wisdom quotes page 4
There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want, and after that to enjoy
Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second.
Logan Pearsall Smith
Men, like nails, lose their usefulness when they lose direction and begin to bend.
Walter Savage Landor
To do good things in the world, first you must know who you are and what gives meaning
to your life.
We learn from history that we do not learn from history.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
A person can grow only as much as his horizon allows.
Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail.
Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
H. Jackson Brown Jr.
There is little room for wisdom when one is full of judgement.
Climb up on some hill at sunrise. Everybody needs perspective once in a while, and you'll
find it there.
Wisdom too often never comes, and so one ought not to reject it merely because it comes
My weakness has always been to prefer the large intention of an unskillful artist to the trivial
intention of an accomplished one: in other words, I am more interested in the high ideas of a
feeble executant than in the high execution of a feeble thinker.
Read books, listen to tapes, attend seminars - they are decades of wisdom reduced to
Mark Victor Hansen
If you go through life convinced that your way is always best, all the new ideas in the world
will pass you by.
A man may learn wisdom even from a foe.
Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then
go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
The measure of a man is what he does with power.
Wisdom is knowing what to do next; skill is knowing how to do it; and virtue is doing it.
David Starr Jordan
He who stands for nothing will fall for anything.
The best manner of avenging ourselves is by not resembling him who has injured us.
The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking.
John Kenneth Galbraith
He that studieth revenge keepeth his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do
Teach thy tongue to say, "I do not know," and thous shalt progress.
Clever people will recognize and tolerate nothing but cleverness.
Henri Frederic Amiel
To the man who only has a hammer, everything he encounters begins to look like a nail.
Endeavour to be innocent as a dove, but as wise as a serpent.
It is better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life.
There is no challenge more challenging than the challenge to improve yourself.
Michael F. Staley
You can stand tall without standing on someone. You can be a victor without having victims.
It takes a wise man to discover a wise man.
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true.
Honore de Balzac