Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Wisdom Quotes for the Soul

Wisdom Quotes


A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.
Nelson Mandela

A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew.
Herb Caen

A mistake is simply another way of doing things.
Katharine Graham

A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.
Robert Frost

A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
Francis Bacon

A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behaviour is patience and moderation.

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
Henry David Thoreau

Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
George Santayana

Always keep an open mind and a compassionate heart.
Phil Jackson

As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round.
Ben Hogan

Be happy. It's one way of being wise.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

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

Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
Baltasar Gracian

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.

Cleverness is not wisdom.

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
John Muir 

Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Counsel woven into the fabric of real life is wisdom.
Walter Benjamin

 Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
Jim Rohn

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Does wisdom perhaps appear on the earth as a raven which is inspired by the smell of carrion?
Friedrich Nietzsche

Don't follow any advice, no matter how good, until you feel as deeply in your spirit as you think in your mind that the counsel is wise.
Joan Rivers

Don't taunt the alligator until after you've crossed the creek.
Dan Rather

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

Experience is not what happens to you; it's what you do with what happens to you.
Aldous Huxley

Few of the many wise apothegms which have been uttered have prevented a single foolish action.
Thomas B. Macaulay

From the errors of others, a wise man corrects his own.
Publilius Syrus

Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.

Good nature is worth more than knowledge, more than money, more than honor, to the persons who possess it.
Henry Ward Beecher

He dares to be a fool, and that is the first step in the direction of wisdom.
James Huneker

He who devotes sixteen hours a day to hard study may become at sixty as wise as he thought himself at twenty.
Mary Wilson Little

He who lives by the crystal ball soon learns to eat ground glass.
Edgar R. Fiedler

Honesty is the best policy.
Benjamin Franklin

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Thomas Jefferson

Honesty is the rarest wealth anyone can possess, and yet all the honesty in the world ain't lawful tender for a loaf of bread.
Josh Billings

I didn't get where I am today by worryin' about how I'd feel tomorrow.
Ron White

I'd rather regret the things I've done than regret the things I haven't done.
Lucille Ball

If you believe the doctors, nothing is wholesome; if you believe the theologians, nothing is innocent; if you believe the military, nothing is safe.
Lord Salisbury

If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
Abraham Maslow

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
Nelson Mandela

If you want to be found stand where the seeker seeks.
Sidney Lanier

If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
Michael Jordan

Ignorant men raise questions that wise men answered a thousand years ago.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

In action a great heart is the chief qualification. In work, a great head.
Arthur Schopenhauer
In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.
John Muir

In seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it - thou art a fool.
Lord Chesterfield 

It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.
Arthur Conan Doyle

It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
Henry David Thoreau

It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it.
John Steinbeck
It is astonishing with how little wisdom mankind can be governed, when that little wisdom is its own.
William Ralph Inge

It is better to risk starving to death then surrender. If you give up on your dreams, what's left?
Jim Carrey

It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

It is impossible to love and to be wise.
Francis Bacon

It is much more difficult to measure nonperformance than performance.
Harold S. Geneen

It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them.

It is the neglect of timely repair that makes rebuilding necessary.
Richard Whately

It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.
Walter Lippmann

It takes a great man to give sound advice tactfully, but a greater to accept it graciously.
Logan P. Smith

It's better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life.
Elizabeth Kenny

It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
Henry David Thoreau

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Learning sleeps and snores in libraries, but wisdom is everywhere, wide awake, on tiptoe.
Josh Billings

Life is a travelling to the edge of knowledge, then a leap taken.
David Herbert Lawrence

Man is only great when he acts from passion.
Benjamin Disraeli

Memory is the mother of all wisdom.

Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.

Never let a fool kiss you, or a kiss fool you.
Joey Adams

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
George S. Patton

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

No man was ever wise by chance.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
Henry Ford

Of prosperity mortals can never have enough.

Patience is the companion of wisdom.
Saint Augustine

People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.
Anton Chekhov

Perspective is worth 80 IQ points.
Alan Kay

Public opinion is no more than this: what people think that other people think.
Alfred Austin

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