150+ Powerful Quotes On Wisdom & Wise Sayings!


A bird is safe in its nest – but that is not what its wings are made for. – Amit Ray


A fool’s paradise is a wise man’s hell. – Thomas Fuller


A man is not called wise because he talks and talks again; but if he is peaceful, loving and fearless then he is in truth called wise. – Buddha


A man without words is a man without thought. – John Steinbeck


A path is made by walking on it. – Chuang Tzu


A wind that blows aimlessly is no good to anyone. – Rick Riordan


A wise man always has something to say, whereas a fool always needs to say something.    – Hazrat Ali Ibn Abu-Talib A.S


A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.                           – Baltasar Gracian


A wise man learns by the mistakes of others, a fool by his own. – Latin Proverb


A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. – Francis Bacon


Adventure is not outside man; it is within. – George Eliot


All knowledge hurts. – Cassandra Clare


All sacrifice and suffering are redemptive. It is used to either teach the individual or to help others. Nothing is by chance. – A.J. Russell


All teachings are mere references. The true experience is living your own life. Then, even the holiest of words are only words. – Deng Ming-Dao


An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. – Benjamin Franklin


An unexamined life is not worth living. – Socrates


Anger exceeding limits causes fear and excessive kindness eliminates respect. – Euripides


Angry people are not always wise. – Jane Austen 


Authority without wisdom is like a heavy axe without an edge, fitter to bruise than polish.   – Anne Bradstreet


Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop. – Rumi


Be wiser than other people if you can, but do not tell them so. – Dale Carnegie


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


Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.                       – John Lennon


Dieting is the only game where you win when you lose! – Karl Lagerfeld


Do not judge by appearances; a rich heart may be under a poor coat. – Scottish Proverb


Do not look for happiness outside yourself. The awakened seek happiness inside.               – Peter Deunov


Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise; seek what they sought. – Matsuo Basho


Don’t sacrifice yourself too much, because if you sacrifice too much there’s nothing else you can give and nobody will care for you. – Karl Lagerfeld


Don’t be afraid of the shadows, that only means there’s a light nearby. – Evanescence


Don’t gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold. – Bob Marley


Don’t go on discussing what a good person should be. Just be one. – Marcus Aurelius


Don’t waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear.            – Paulo Coelho


Even as a solid rock is unshaken by the wind, so are the wise unshaken by praise or blame. – Dhammapada


Even strength must bow to wisdom sometimes. – Rick Riordan


Every person has a right to risk their own life for the preservation of it.                              – Jean Jacques Rousseau


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


Expectations make people miserable, so whatever yours are, lower them. You’ll definitely be happier. – Simone Elkeles


Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavour. – Truman Capote


Follow your heart, listen to your inner voice, stop caring about what others think.               – Roy T. Bennett


Forgiveness is the final form of love. – Reinhold Niebuhr


God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well. – Voltaire


God will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas but for scars.                          – Elbert Hubbard


Guard well your thoughts when alone and your words when accompanied.                         – Roy T. Bennett


Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut at the right times. – Patrick Rothfuss


Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. – Franklin D. Roosevelt


Having children makes you no more a parent than having a piano makes you a pianist.        – Michael Levine


He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions. – Confucius


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


I am the shore and the ocean, awaiting myself on both sides. – Dejan Stojanovic


I believe much trouble and blood would be saved if we opened our hearts more.                – Chief Joseph


I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.                    – Isaac Newton


I cannot compromise my respect for your love. You can keep your love, I will keep my respect. – Amit Kalantri


I don’t fancy colours of the face, I’m always attracted to the colours of the brain.                 – Michael Bassey Johnson


I think I’ve discovered the secret of life — you just hang around until you get used to it.      – Charles Schultz


I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine. – Bruce Lee


I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.                     – Michael Jordan


If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles. – Benjamin Franklin


If curiosity killed the cat, it was satisfaction that brought it back. – Holly Black


If everyone helps to hold up the sky, then one person does not become tired.                    – Askhari Johnson Hodari


If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door. – Milton Berle


If you’re gonna burn a bridge behind you, make sure you’ve crossed it first.                       – Quentin R. Bufogle


I’m not young enough to know everything. – J.M. Barrie


In order to rise from its own ashes, a Phoenix first must burn. – Octavia Butler


In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king. – Desiderius Erasmus


Into the darkness they go, the wise and the lovely. – Edna St. Vincent Millay


It doesn’t matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.       – Brian Tracy


It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness. – Leo Tolstoy


It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.                  – Andre Gide


It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves. – Francois De La Rochefoucauld


It is not that I’m so smart. But I stay with the questions much longer. – Albert Einstein


It is one thing to be clever and another to be wise. – George R.R. Martin


It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err. – Mahatma Gandhi


 

It’s always hard to lose somebody. It leaves a hole in you heart that never grows back.      – Kevin Brooks


Just as a snake sheds its skin, we must shed our past over and over again. – Buddha


Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground. – Theodore Roosevelt


Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. – Aristotle


Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. – Alfred Lord Tennyson


Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens. – Jimi Hendrix


Let no man pull you so low as to hate him. – Martin Luther King Jr.


Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.      – John F. Kennedy


Life is a question and how we live it is our answer. – Gary Keller


Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.           – Jack London


Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced. – Soren Kierkegaard


Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. – George Bernard Shaw


Life, the way it really is, is a battle not between good and bad, but between bad and worse. – Joseph Brodsky


Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive. – Matt Cameron


Lost time is never found again. – Benjamin Franklin


May you live every day of your life. – Jonathan Swift


My soul is in the sky. – William Shakespeare


Never complain, never explain. Resist the temptation to defend yourself or make excuses.  – Brian Tracy


Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right. – Isaac Asimov


No man is poor who has a Godly mother. – Abraham Lincoln


No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. – Eleanor Roosevelt


On every thorn, delightful wisdom grows. In every rill, a sweet instruction flows.                – Edward Young


Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile. – Albert Einstein


Only the dead have seen the end of the war. – Plato


People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.        – Jean Jacques Rousseau


Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future. – Niels Bohr


Recognizing power in another does not diminish your own. – Joss Whedon


Re-examine all you have been told. Dismiss what insults your soul. – Walt Whitman


Risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.                         – Leo F. Buscaglia


Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment. – Rumi


Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their wisdom. – Elizabeth Gaskell


Sometimes you weren’t supposed to share the pain. Sometimes it was best just to deal with it alone. – Sarah Addison Allen


Sorrow looks back, Worry looks around, Faith looks up. – Ralph Waldo Emerson


Suffering is a gift. In it is hidden mercy. – Rumi


The act of taking the first step is what separates the winners from the losers.                    – Brian Tracy


The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook. – William James


The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard but must be felt with the heart. – Helen Keller


The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.                 – Maya Angelou


The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.                        – William Shakespeare


The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common. – Emerson


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


The journey is what brings us happiness, not the destination. – Dan Millman


The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends. – Friedrich Nietzsche


The mind is a wonderful servant, but a terrible master. – Robin Sharma


The mind once enlightened cannot again become dark. – Thomas Paine


The moon will guide you through the night with her brightness, but she will always dwell in the darkness, in order to be seen. – Shannon L. Alder


The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing. – Voltaire


The nail that sticks out farthest gets hammered the hardest. – Patrick Jones


The only man who never makes mistakes is the man who never does anything.                  – Theodore Roosevelt


The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. – Socrates


The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom. – William Blake


The soul becomes dyed with the colour of its thoughts. – Marcus Aurelius


The wisest are the most annoyed at the loss of time. – Dante Alighieri


There are many goals but one path – the path of compassion. – Amit Ray


There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.                         – Franklin D. Roosevelt


There is no escape pay for the violence of our ancestors. – Frank Herbert


These violent delights have violent ends. – William Shakespeare


They can’t tell so much about you if you got your eyes closed. – Ken Kesey


Think before you speak. Read before you think. – Fran Lebowitz


Time is a game played beautifully by children. – Heraclitus


Travel brings wisdom only to the wise. It renders the ignorant more ignorant than ever.      – Joe Abercrombie


Turn your wounds into wisdom. – Oprah Winfrey


Water is the softest thing, yet it can penetrate mountains and earth. This shows clearly the principle of softness overcoming hardness. – Lao Zi


We don’t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us. – Marcel Proust


We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities. – Oscar Wilde


We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give. – Winston Churchill


We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools. – Martin Luther King Jr.


We should forgive our enemies, but not before they are hanged. – Heinrich Heine


Whatever you believe with feeling becomes your reality. – Brian Tracy


When you make a choice, you change the future. – Deepak Chopra


Where there is anger there is always pain underneath. – Eckhart Tolle 


Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.                            – Carl Gustav Jung


Wisdom comes to us when it can no longer do any good. – Gabriel García Márquez 


Wisdom is having things right in your life and knowing why. – William Stafford 


Wisdom…. comes not from age, but from education and learning. – Anton Chekhov 


Wise men make more opportunities than they find. – Francis Bacon 


Wonder is the beginning of wisdom. – Socrates


Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. – Rumi 


You can never plan the future by the past. – Edmund Burke 


You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you. – Mary Tyler Moore


You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself. – Galileo 


You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm. – Colette 


You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger. – Buddha


Your conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness. Listen to it carefully.      – Richard Bach



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