Wisdom Quotes

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The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.

William James

One must know oneself, if this does not serve to discover truth, it at least serves as a rule of life and there is nothing better.

Blaise Pascal

Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are travelling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind.

Henri-Frédéric Amiel

Doubt is the vestibule through which all must pass before they can enter into the temple of wisdom.

Charles Caleb Colton

A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence.

David Hume

In adversity, remember to keep an even mind.


Every man is a master in his own calling.

Publilius Syrus

Much wisdom often goes with the fewest words.


Swami Vivekananda Quote: The fire that warms us can also consume ...

The fire that warms us can also consume us; it is not the fault of the fire.

Swami Vivekananda

A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.

John C. Maxwell

One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself. 

Leonardo da Vinci

We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.

Ernest Hemingway

There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart.

Charles Dickens

The only medicine for suffering, crime, and all other woes of mankind, is wisdom. Teach a man to read and write, and you have put into his hands the great keys of the wisdom box. But it is quite another thing to open the box.

Thomas Henry Huxley

Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.


It doesn't matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You cannot make progress without making decisions. 

Jim Rohn

There is no shame in not knowing the shame lies in not finding out.

Assyrian Proverb

Affliction comes to us, not to make us sad but sober; not to make us sorry but wise.

H. G. Wells

True wisdom lies in gathering the precious things out of each day as it goes by.

E. S. Bouton

If the past may be no rule for the future, all experience becomes useless and can give rise to no inference or conclusion.

David Hume

A little learning is not a dangerous thing to one who does not mistake it for a great deal.

William Allen White

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.

Elbert Hubbard

We can learn even from our enemies.


What one learns while young, one masters when old.

Finnish Proverb

Glorious defeats often have a greater emotional effect than muddy victories.

Christopher Hitchens

A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.

Malcolm X

Is the glass half full, or half empty?
It depends on whether you're pouring, or drinking.

Bill Cosby

The good or ill of a man lies within his own will.


What is beautiful is good, and who is good will soon be beautiful.


Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them.

Washington Irvin

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