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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