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Wisdom

Total Quotes : 279
Help Offers

People seldom refuse help, if one offers it in the right way.

- A. C. Benson

Envy Conceit

Above all, you must fight conceit, envy, and every kind of ill-feeling in your heart.

- Abraham Cahan

See Tend

If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.

- Abraham Maslow

Mother Memory

Memory is the mother of all wisdom.

- Aeschylus

Never Mortals

Of prosperity mortals can never have enough.

- Aeschylus

Appearances Often

Appearances are often deceiving.

- Aesop

Will Please

Please all, and you will please none.

- Aesop

Wins Plodding

Plodding wins the race.

- Aesop

Wise Better

Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.

- Aesop

Mind Cares

To be satisfied with a little, is the greatest wisdom; and he that increaseth his riches, increaseth his cares; but a contented mind is a hidden treasure, and trouble findeth it not.

- Akhenaton

Future Best Way

The best way to predict the future is to invent it.

- Alan Kay

Perspective IQ

Perspective is worth 80 IQ points.

- Alan Kay

Important More

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

- Albert Einstein

Reality Very

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.

- Albert Einstein

Doubt Abstain

When you doubt, abstain.

- Ambrose Bierce

Doing Never

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.

- Amelia Earhart

Give Receive

When you give yourself, you receive more than you give.

- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Happy Whether

People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.

- Anton Chekhov

Practice Unless

Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.

- Anton Chekhov

Advise Compel

To advise is not to compel.

- Anton Chekhov

Give Which

Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.

- Archimedes

War War Zone

Conventional wisdom tells us we'll only be happier after a divorce if the marriage itself was a war zone.

- Ariel Gore

Experience Happens

Experience is not what happens to you; it's what you do with what happens to you.

- Aldous Huxley

Never Find

Never find fault with the absent.

- Alexander Pope

See Part

Tis but a part we see, and not a whole.

- Alexander Pope

Our Time Half

Many of us spend half of our time wishing for things we could have if we didn't spend half our time wishing.

- Alexander Woollcott

Other Receive

All of us, at certain moments of our lives, need to take advice and to receive help from other people.

- Alexis Carrel

Think Other

Public opinion is no more than this: what people think that other people think.

- Alfred Austin

Knowledge Lingers

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.

- Alfred Lord Tennyson

Love Most

Who is wise in love, love most, say least.

- Alfred Lord Tennyson

Never Expand

Start wide, expand further, and never look back.

- Arnold Schwarzenegger

Most Mine

It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.

- Arthur Conan Doyle

Never Sayings

Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away.

- Arthur Helps

Head Qualification

In action a great heart is the chief qualification. In work, a great head.

- Arthur Schopenhauer

Heart Head

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

- Charles Dickens

Mind Restless

A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow.

- Charlotte Bronte

Twice Before

Look twice before you leap.

- Charlotte Bronte

Feet Sweep

You can't sweep other people off their feet, if you can't be swept off your own.

- Clarence Day

How Cares

How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.

- Coco Chanel

Having Falls

Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.

- Colin Powell

May Which

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.

- Confucius

Adjust Reached

When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.

- Confucius

Men Universally

Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.

- Confucius

Greatest Realize

The greatest wisdom is to realize one's lack of it.

- Constantin Stanislavski

Edge Travelling

Life is a travelling to the edge of knowledge, then a leap taken.

- D. H. Lawrence

Applause Bill

Applause is a receipt, not a bill.

- Dale Carnegie

Alligator Creek

Don't taunt the alligator until after you've crossed the creek.

- Dan Rather

Ignorance Discovery

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance - it is the illusion of knowledge.

- Daniel J. Boorstin

End Begins

Wisdom begins at the end.

- Daniel Webster

Yesterday Held

Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut, that held its ground.

- David Icke

Doing Next

Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.

- David Starr Jordan

Naked Mouse

Lion sounds that have not grown from the mouse may exude naked power... but cannot convey any wisdom or understanding... The initial steps on the path to courageous speech then are the first tentative steps into the parts of us that cannot speak.

- David Whyte

Wise Uncommon

The wisdom of the wise is an uncommon degree of common sense.

- Dean Inge

Fool Keep

He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.

- Jim Elliot

Bridge Discipline

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.

- Jim Rohn

Gift Yesterday

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is God's gift, that's why we call it the present.

- Joan Rivers

Mind Think

Don't follow any advice, no matter how good, until you feel as deeply in your spirit as you think in your mind that the counsel is wise.

- Joan Rivers

Reward Human Wisdom

All human wisdom works and has worries and grief as reward.

- Johann Georg Hamann

Treat See

The way you see people is the way you treat them, and the way you treat them is what they become.

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Better Smallest

The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention.

- John Burroughs

Distant Deceptive

The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are.

- John Burroughs

Found Learned

The topic 'Farm Wisdom' is not a gospel doctrine or scriptural topic, although I found considerable scriptural support for the lessons learned on the farm.

- John Bytheway

Strong Big

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

Strength Know

Wisdom we know is the knowledge of good and evil, not the strength to choose between the two.

- John Cheever

Aim May

Singleness of purpose is one of the chief essentials for success in life, no matter what may be one's aim.

- John D. Rockefeller

Repair Roof

The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.

- John F. Kennedy

Time Sails

Wisdom sails with wind and time.

- John Florio

Wish Let Us

Let us act on what we have, since we have not what we wish.

- John Henry Newman

Worry Week

A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work.

- John Lubbock

Nature Far

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.

- John Muir

Mountains Climb

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.

- John Muir

Advice Only

No one wants advice - only corroboration.

- John Steinbeck

Sleep Worked

It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it.

- John Steinbeck

Folly Proceeds

For the subtlest folly proceeds from the subtlest wisdom.

- John Webster

Humble Conceit

Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.

- John Wooden

Big Things Big

It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.

- John Wooden

Smart People

Whatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who'll argue with you.

- John Wooden

Find Again

Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again.

- Joseph Campbell

Never Cut

Never cut what you can untie.

- Joseph Joubert

Best Way Obtain

The best way to obtain truth and wisdom is not to ask from books, but to go to God in prayer, and obtain divine teaching.

- Joseph Smith, Jr.

Always First-Rate

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.

- Judy Garland

Words Poise

For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.

- Audrey Hepburn

She Elated

If fortune favors you do not be elated; if she frowns do not despond.

- Ausonius

Truth Men

The truth is not for all men, but only for those who seek it.

- Ayn Rand

Play Smell

As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round.

- Ben Hogan

Strength Going

Eventually, we reach the point where we start to realize that we are not going to find peace, contentment, happiness, strength, fearlessness - all of the things that in our heart of hearts we wish we had - outside of us.

- Guy Finley

Character Think

Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.

- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Small Pleasures

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.

- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Man Only

Man is only great when he acts from passion.

- Benjamin Disraeli

The Best Policy

Honesty is the best policy.

- Benjamin Franklin

Ignorance Doorstep

The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.

- Benjamin Franklin

Money Old

There are three faithful friends - an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.

- Benjamin Franklin

Doubt When In Doubt

When in doubt, don't.

- Benjamin Franklin

Love Dost

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.

- Benjamin Franklin

Doors Never

The doors of wisdom are never shut.

- Benjamin Franklin

Beginning Conquer

To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.

- Bertrand Russell

Performance Measure

It is much more difficult to measure nonperformance than performance.

- Harold S. Geneen

Humble Conceit

Talent is God-given; be humble. Fame is man-given; be thankful. Conceit is self-given; be careful.

- Harvey Mackay

Matters See

It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.

- Henry David Thoreau

Obstacles Goal

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.

- Henry Ford