Wisdom quotes page 1
No man was ever wise by chance.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.
If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich.
No, that is the great fallacy: The wisdom of old men. They do not grow wise. They grow
Better do a good deed near at home than go far away to burn incense.
Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels
is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
We are here on Earth to fart around. Don't let anybody tell you any different.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.
The sign of wisdom is a continual cheerfulness.
A wise man is he who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those
which he has.
In life, all good things come hard, but wisdom is the hardest to come by.
The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.
Don't gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold.
Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.
Any inharmony on the external, indicates there is mental inharmony. "As the within, so the
without." Man's only enemies are within himself.
Florence Scovel Shinn
A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.
Content yourself with being a lover of wisdom, a seeker of the truth. Return and return again
to what is essential and worthy.
Remind yourself that all men assert that wisdom is the greatest good, but that there are few
who strenuously seek out that greatest good.
The book of the world, so richly studied by autodidacts, is being closed by the "learned," who
are raising walls of opinions to shut the world out.
The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook.
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks ouside, dreams.
Who looks inside, awakens.
Most people spend all their time getting in their own way. We all have days when things
suddenly go brilliantly because suddenly we sort of step away from ourselves. But the human
personality and the ego which dwells within it has a way of limiting one through fear, through,
let's say, fear of criticism.
A fool doth think himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
William Shakespeare, As You Like It
We need to haunt the halls of history and listen anew to the ancestors' wisdom.
Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make
Truly enlightened people, those who experience deep happiness daily, are prepared to put off
short-term pleasure for the sake of long-term fulfillment.
Man is the only kind of varmint who sets his own trap, baits it, then steps in it.
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is to try just one
Thomas A. Edison
Wisdom is the quality that keeps you from getting into situations where you need it.
There is no reason ever to have the same thought twice,
unless you like having that thought.
The more of wisdom we know, the more we may earn. That man who seeks to learn more of
his craft shall be richly rewarded.
George S. Clason
Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to
At the end of each day, you should play back the tapes of your performance. The results
should either applaud you or prod you.