Wisdom Quotes

J. R. R. Tolkien Quote: The wise speak only of what they know.
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If you know the Way broadly you will see it in everything.

Miyamoto Musashi

Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.

Carl Jung

Be a philosopher; but, amidst all your philosophy, be still a man.

David Hume

Grasp the subject, the words will follow.


Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.

Thomas Henry Huxley

If you are not a rose, do not be a thorn either.

Kurdish Proverb

The years teach much which the days never knew.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.

Bertrand Russell

The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short, but in setting our aim too low and achieving our mark.


Andrew Carnegie Quote - You cannot push anyone up the ladder...

You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.

Andrew Carnegie

We must not discriminate between things. Where things are concerned there are no class distinctions. We must pick out what is good for us where we can find it.

Pablo Picasso

If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have a paradise in a few years.

Bertrand Russell

Investigate what is, and not what pleases.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature's inexorable imperative.

H. G. Wells

Eyes see everything but themselves.

Bulgarian Proverb

The truth is found when men are free to pursue it. 

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Give all, gain all.


The wise man does at once what the fool does finally.

Niccolo Machiavelli

They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea.

Francis Bacon

The man who has no inner life is the slave of his surroundings.

Henri-Frédéric Amiel

Wisdom outweighs any wealth.


The more extensive a man's knowledge of what has been done, the greater will be his power of knowing what to do. 

Isaac D'Israeli

Remember when life's path is steep to keep your mind even.


The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.

C. S. Lewis

Pure and complete sorrow is as impossible as pure and complete joy.

Leo Tolstoy

Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure.

Jane Austen

It is not the ship so much as the skillful sailing that assures the prosperous voyage.

George William Curtis

Think all you speak; but speak not all you think:
Thoughts are your own; but your words are so no more.
Where Wisdom steers, wind cannot make you sink:
Lips never err, when she does keep the door.

Henry Delaune

The whole life is a succession of dreams. My ambition is to be a conscious dreamer, that is all.

Swami Vivekananda

I think it's important to live life with a knowledge of its mystery, and of your own mystery.

Joseph Campbell

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