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Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Experience is not what happens to you it’s what you do with what happens to you.
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.
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.
If you’re trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I’ve had them everybody has had them. But obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.
A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.
Wisdom begins in wonder.
I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.
The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.
A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
The pessimist complains about the wind the optimist expects it to change the realist adjusts the sails.
Winners never quit and quitters never win.
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
Beware of false knowledge it is more dangerous than ignorance.
When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.
A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.
Always keep an open mind and a compassionate heart.
When written in Chinese, the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
Silence is a source of great strength.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
Honesty is the best policy.
If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
A mistake is simply another way of doing things.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
We should not judge people by their peak of excellence but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.
We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.
Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.
Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.
The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.
Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.
We can’t command our love, but we can our actions.
The greater our knowledge increases the more our ignorance unfolds.
A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew.
There are three faithful friends – an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.
A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers.
The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
Be happy. It’s one way of being wise.
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
From the errors of others, a wise man corrects his own.
Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them.
A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.
The doors of wisdom are never shut.
It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
Does wisdom perhaps appear on the earth as a raven which is inspired by the smell of carrion?
Wisdom stands at the turn in the road and calls upon us publicly, but we consider it false and despise its adherents.
Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.
All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
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.
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.
Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you’d have preferred to talk.
Ignorant men raise questions that wise men answered a thousand years ago.
Winning is not everything, but wanting to win is.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
The less you talk, the more you’re listened to.
In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.
It’s better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life.
Good nature is worth more than knowledge, more than money, more than honor, to the persons who possess it.
There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart.
It is better to risk starving to death then surrender. If you give up on your dreams, what’s left?
Whatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who’ll argue with you.
Patience is the companion of wisdom.
Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time.
The truth is not for all men, but only for those who seek it.
Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself.
Never let a fool kiss you, or a kiss fool you.
Cleverness is not wisdom.
If I don’t have wisdom, I can teach you only ignorance.
Sorrow is knowledge, those that know the most must mourn the deepest, the tree of knowledge is not the tree of life.
It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.
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.
Don’t taunt the alligator until after you’ve crossed the creek.
Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.
It is impossible to love and to be wise.
Wisdom is found only in truth.
This is the highest wisdom that I own freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.
The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.
To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.
Wisdom is learning what to overlook.
People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.
It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.
The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
I didn’t get where I am today by worryin’ about how I’d feel tomorrow.
The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance – it is the illusion of knowledge.
Man is only great when he acts from passion.
No man was ever wise by chance.
A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
The truest wisdom is a resolute determination.
Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.
It takes a great man to give sound advice tactfully, but a greater to accept it graciously.
Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away.
The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.
Honesty is the rarest wealth anyone can possess, and yet all the honesty in the world ain’t lawful tender for a loaf of bread.
Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone.
If you call failures experiments, you can put them in your resume and claim them as achievements.
Wisdom is a sacred communion.
Always seek out the seed of triumph in every adversity.
In action a great heart is the chief qualification. In work, a great head.
You have to find out what’s right for you, so it’s trial and error. You are going to be all right if you accept realistic goals for yourself.
You must accept responsibility for your actions, but not the credit for your achievements.
Who is wise in love, love most, say least.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
Start wide, expand further, and never look back.
The wheel that squeaks the loudest is the one that gets the grease.
The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations.
Self-suggestion makes you master of yourself.
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.
A heart well prepared for adversity in bad times hopes, and in good times fears for a change in fortune.
In seeking wisdom thou art wise in imagining that thou hast attained it – thou art a fool.
Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, be fortified by it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it.
Wisdom doesn’t necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.
Memory is the mother of all wisdom.
It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.
Wise men make more opportunities than they find.
The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention.
Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation.
He dares to be a fool, and that is the first step in the direction of wisdom.
Some folks are wise and some are otherwise.
Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.
Tis but a part we see, and not a whole.
Wisdom outweighs any wealth.
Knowledge is proud that it knows so much wisdom is humble that it knows no more.
Learning sleeps and snores in libraries, but wisdom is everywhere, wide awake, on tiptoe.
Repeat anything often enough and it will start to become you.
Wisdom is the quality that keeps you from getting into situations where you need it.
He who lives by the crystal ball soon learns to eat ground glass.
When an opponent comes forward, move in and greet him if he wants to pull back, send him on his way.
Of prosperity mortals can never have enough.
Perspective is worth 80 IQ points.
When I can look life in the eyes, grown calm and very coldly wise, life will have given me the truth, and taken in exchange – my youth.
Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
If you want to be found stand where the seeker seeks.
Public opinion is no more than this: what people think that other people think.
It is the neglect of timely repair that makes rebuilding necessary.
What is man’s ultimate direction in life? It is to look for love, truth, virtue, and beauty.
Every silver lining has a cloud.
He who devotes sixteen hours a day to hard study may become at sixty as wise as he thought himself at twenty.
You can’t sweep other people off their feet, if you can’t be swept off your own.
The difference between chirping out of turn and a faux pas depends on what kind of a bar you’re in.
Rarely promise, but, if lawful, constantly perform.
Singleness of purpose is one of the chief essentials for success in life, no matter what may be one’s aim.
Life is a travelling to the edge of knowledge, then a leap taken.
It is wisdom in prosperity, when all is as thou wouldn’t have it, to fear and suspect the worst.
The opportunity for brotherhood presents itself every time you meet a human being.
It is much more difficult to measure nonperformance than performance.
Wise kings generally have wise counselors and he must be a wise man himself who is capable of distinguishing one.
The future has already arrived. It’s just not evenly distributed yet.
Wisdom begins at the end.
Wisdom is knowing what to do next virtue is doing it.
It is astonishing with how little wisdom mankind can be governed, when that little wisdom is its own.
Wisdom is always an overmatch for strength.
If you believe the doctors, nothing is wholesome if you believe the theologians, nothing is innocent if you believe the military, nothing is safe.
Counsel woven into the fabric of real life is wisdom.
Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.
The wisdom of the wise is an uncommon degree of common sense.
Virtues are acquired through endeavor, which rests wholly upon yourself.
You must learn day by day, year by year to broaden your horizon. The more things you love, the more you are interested in, the more you enjoy, the more you are indignant about, the more you have left when anything happens.
Man’s wisdom is his best friend folly his worst enemy.
Deliberately seek opportunities for kindness, sympathy, and patience.
Few of the many wise apothegms which have been uttered have prevented a single foolish action.
The day of fortune is like a harvest day, We must be busy when the corn is ripe.
Wisdom we know is the knowledge of good and evil, not the strength to choose between the two.
To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself.
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.
Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control.
The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while.
Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.
A loving heart is the truest wisdom.
True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.
I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.
Wisdom I know is social. She seeks her fellows. But Beauty is jealous, and illy bears the presence of a rival.
I look forward to a great future for America – a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose.
So confident am I in the intentions, as well as wisdom, of the government, that I shall always be satisfied that what is not done, either cannot, or ought not to be done.
Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.
It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled poets to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean.
He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.
Those who govern, having much business on their hands, do not generally like to take the trouble of considering and carrying into execution new projects. The best public measures are therefore seldom adopted from previous wisdom, but forced by the occasion.
They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
Pain and foolishness lead to great bliss and complete knowledge, for Eternal Wisdom created nothing under the sun in vain.
Before we acquire great power we must acquire wisdom to use it well.
There are three methods to gaining wisdom. The first is reflection, which is the highest. The second is limitation, which is the easiest. The third is experience, which is the bitterest.
The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.
Wisdom has its root in goodness, not goodness its root in wisdom.
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