Wisdom Quotes

Remember that life's greatest lessons are usually learned from the worst times and from the worst mistakes.
“Remember that life's greatest lessons are usually learned from the worst times and from the worst mistakes.”
When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.”
It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.
“It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.”
I don't like that man. I must get to know him better.
“I don't like that man. I must get to know him better.”
Work while they sleep. Learn while they party. Save while they spend. Live like they dream.
“Work while they sleep. Learn while they party. Save while they spend. Live like they dream.”
It is not that I'm so smart. But I stay with the questions much longer.
“It is not that I'm so smart. But I stay with the questions much longer.”
The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself.
“The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself.”
Each pain makes you stronger, each betrayal more intelligent, every disappointment more skillful and each experience wiser.
“Each pain makes you stronger, each betrayal more intelligent, every disappointment more skillful and each experience wiser.”
Pain makes you stronger, fear makes you braver, heartbreak makes you wiser.
“Pain makes you stronger, fear makes you braver, heartbreak makes you wiser.”
You will go through pain in your life, but how you choose to respond to it is your choice.
“You will go through pain in your life, but how you choose to respond to it is your choice.”
Don't let a bad day make you feel like you have a bad life.
“Don't let a bad day make you feel like you have a bad life.”
Life is not always a celebration; so be ready to courageously face disappointments when they come, and be sure to grow stronger and wiser from them.
“Life is not always a celebration; so be ready to courageously face disappointments when they come, and be sure to grow stronger and wiser from them.”
Do what is right, not what is easy.
“Do what is right, not what is easy.”
Weak people revenge. Strong people forgive. Intelligent people ignore.
“Weak people revenge. Strong people forgive. Intelligent people ignore.”
It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
“It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
Let the past make you better, not bitter.
“Let the past make you better, not bitter.”
Nothing has more strength than dire necessity.
“Nothing has more strength than dire necessity.”
The more you know who you are, and what you want, the less you let things upset you.
“The more you know who you are, and what you want, the less you let things upset you.”
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
“Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
I'm not in this world to live up to your expectations and you're not in this world to live up to mine.
“I'm not in this world to live up to your expectations and you're not in this world to live up to mine.”
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”
Angry people are not always wise.
“Angry people are not always wise.”
Don't cry over the past, it's gone. Don't stress about the future, it hasn't arrived. Live in the present and make it beautiful.
“Don't cry over the past, it's gone. Don't stress about the future, it hasn't arrived. Live in the present and make it beautiful.”
Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.
“Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.”
He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.
“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.”
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
“The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.”
You were born an original. Don't die a copy.
“You were born an original. Don't die a copy.”
There is no certainty; there is only adventure.
“There is no certainty; there is only adventure.”
The journey matters more than the destination.
“The journey matters more than the destination.”
Life is a daring adventure or it is nothing at all.
“Life is a daring adventure or it is nothing at all.”
The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.
“The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.”
Live your life by a compass, not a clock.
“Live your life by a compass, not a clock.”
A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are for. -John A. Shedd
“A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are for. -John A. Shedd”
A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
“A life lived in fear is a life half lived.”
Life is full of adventure. There's no such thing as a clear pathway.
“Life is full of adventure. There's no such thing as a clear pathway.”
A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.
“A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.”
One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.
“One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.”
I'm wise because I've been foolish.
“I'm wise because I've been foolish.”
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.”
Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
“Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.”
Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”
The mind is everything. What you think you become.
“The mind is everything. What you think you become.”
How do we keep our inner fire alive? Two things, at minimum, are needed: an ability to appreciate the positives in our life - and a commitment to action.
“How do we keep our inner fire alive? Two things, at minimum, are needed: an ability to appreciate the positives in our life - and a commitment to action.”
The ability to hold two competing thoughts in one's mind and still be able to function is the mark of a superior mind.
“The ability to hold two competing thoughts in one's mind and still be able to function is the mark of a superior mind.”
People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost.
“People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost.”
Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.
“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”
Move too fast through life and you might miss the whole point of it.
“Move too fast through life and you might miss the whole point of it.”