Wisdom Quotes

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Wise men are instructed by reason, men of less understanding by reason, the most ignorant by necessity, and beasts by nature.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

We are always the same age inside.

Gertrude Stein

The first point of wisdom is to discern that which is false; the second, to know that which is true.


The hammer shatters glass but forges steel.

Assyrian Proverb

Beware of the young doctor and the old barber.

Benjamin Franklin

Ideas that enter the mind under fire remain there securely and for ever. 

Leon Trotsky

Time, the cradle of hope.... Wisdom walks before it, opportunity with it, and repentance behind it: he that has made it his friend will have little to fear from his enemies, but he that has made it his enemy will have little to hope from his friends.

Charles Caleb Colton

Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live. 

Jim Rohn

Live truth instead of professing it. 

Elbert Hubbard

You will not grow if you sit in a beautiful flower garden, but you will grow if you are sick, if you are in pain, if you experience losses, and if you do not put your head in the sand, but take the pain as a gift to you with a very, very specific purpose.

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.


When you're thirsty it's too late to think about digging a well.

Japanese Proverb

Train up a fig tree in the way it should go, and when you are old sit under the shade of it.

Charles Dickens

A youth without fire is followed by an old age without experience.

Charles Caleb Colton

Wisdom teaches us to do, as well as to talk; and to make our words and actions all of a colour.


All that is gold does not glitter;
Not all those that wander are lost.

J. R. R. Tolkien

Concentrate your energies, your thoughts and your capital.... The wise man puts all his eggs in one basket and watches the basket.

Andrew Carnegie

When a person is down in the world, an ounce of help is better than a pound of preaching.

Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Reflect on everything you hear, but believe only on proof

Publilius Syrus

The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.

Elbert Hubbard

First let a man teach himself, and then he will be taught by others.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Everyone is so afraid of death, but the real sufis just laugh: nothing tyrannizes their hearts. What strikes the oyster shell does not damage the pearl.


Wisdom is not attained by years, but by ability. 


Prosperity forsakes even a lucky one, if he acts without foresight.


It is better to be the hammer than the anvil. 

Emily Dickinson

If your head is wax, don't walk in the sun.

Benjamin Franklin

All things are in the Universe, and the universe is in all things: we in it, and it in us; in this way everything concurs in a perfect unity.

Giordano Bruno

We are no more than candles burning in the wind.

Japanese Proverb

If you are ruled by mind you are a king; if by body, a slave.


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