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The beginning of our destruction started the day we began destroying ancient wisdom. ~Mike Dolan, @HawaiianLife


Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit. ~Elbert Hubbard


Experience is the father, and memory the mother of wisdom. ~Proverb


We can be Knowledgeable with other men's knowledge, but we cannot be wise with other men's wisdom. ~Michel de Montaigne


Wisdom begins at the end. ~Daniel Webster


Wisdom is not what you know but how quickly you adjust when the opposite proves true. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com


Patience is the companion of wisdom. ~St. Augustine


Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk. ~Doug Larson


Wisdom is the most beautiful ornament of the human race. ~Annæ Mariæ à Schurman, 1638  [Sapientia est generis humani ornamentum pulcherrimum. I've paraphrased this from her letter to Patri Andreas Rivetus. —tεᖇᖇ¡·g]


Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it. ~David Star Jordan, The Philosophy of Despair


He who devotes sixteen hours a day to hard study may become at sixty as wise as he thought himself at twenty. ~Mary Wilson Little


One does not grow wiser by knowing more but by becoming less certain. ~Robert Brault, 2017, rbrault.blogspot.com


Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself. ~Tom Wilson


Some wise men would do well to exchange a portion of their weighty wisdom for the lighter burden of their neighbors' innocent folly. ~James Lendall Basford (1845–1915), Sparks from the Philosopher's Stone, 1882


How can you be a sage if you're pretty? You can't get your wizard papers without wrinkles. ~Bill Veeck


The years teach much which the days never knew. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


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.
~Sara Teasdale


The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom. ~Isaac Asimov


Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another. ~Juvenal, Satires


A wise man can see more from the bottom of a well than a fool can from a mountain top. ~Author Unknown


I believe that all wisdom consists in caring immensely for a few right things, and not caring a straw about the rest. ~John Buchan


It is easier to find a score of men wise enough to discover the truth than to find one intrepid enough, in the face of opposition, to stand up for it. ~A.A. Hodge


A child can ask questions that a wise man cannot answer. ~Author Unknown


A single conversation with a wise man during the eating of a meal, is better than ten years' mere study of books. ~Chinese Proverb  [Quoted in Justus Doolittle, A Vocabulary and Hand-Book of the Chinese Language, Romanized in the Mandarin Dialect, "Metaphorical and Proverbial Sentences," 1872.—tεᖇᖇ¡·g]


Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences. ~Norman Cousins


He dares to be a fool, and that is the first step in the direction of wisdom. ~James Gibbons Huneker


For each generation must find the wisdom of the ages in the form of its own wisdom. ~Erik H. Erikson, "Human Strength and the Cycle of Generations," Insight and Responsibility, 1964


Wisdom comes by disillusionment. ~George Santayana


Wisdom is the quality that keeps you from getting into situations where you need it. ~Doug Larson


Some folks are wise and some are otherwise. ~Tobias Smollett


Wisdom is digested experience... ~Janesville Daily Gazette (Janesville, Wisconsin), 1917 March 29th


Wisdom is ofttimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar. ~William Wordsworth


The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.


Knowledge is proud that he has learn'd so much;
Wisdom is humble that he knows no more.
~William Cowper, "The Winter Walk at Noon"


Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. ~Alfred Lord Tennyson


Wisdom outweighs any wealth. ~Sophocles


If wisdom and diamonds grew on the same tree we could soon tell how much men loved wisdom. ~Lemuel K. Washburn, Is The Bible Worth Reading And Other Essays, 1911


The toughest test of good judgment is to know when to withhold your better judgment. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com


Wisdom is like a baobab tree; no one individual can embrace it. ~East African Proverb


Why, thou say'st well. I do now remember a saying: "The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool." ~William Shakespeare, As You Like It, [V, 1, Audrey]


One must spend time in gathering knowledge to give it out richly. ~Edward C. Steadman


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


It is more easy to be wise for others than for ourselves. ~François VI de la Rochefoucault


Mixing one's wines may be a mistake, but old and new wisdom mix admirably. ~Bertolt Brecht


      Mothers, teach your children this. Teach your children that Wisdom is everywhere. In pieces. Some of the Wisdom is in the trees, some of the Wisdom is with the animals. Some of the Wisdom is with the planets and the stars and the moons and the sun. Some of the Wisdom flows with the waters. Some of the Wisdom was with our ancestors. Some of the Wisdom is in our minds. All of the Wisdom is from the Spirit of God. ~Esther Davis-Thompson, MotherLove: Re-Inventing a Good and Blessed Future for Our Children, "Spiritual Nourishment," 1999
      [I cannot believe this isn't quoted anywhere else online, it is so beautiful. If you want a piece of your heart to be tattooed forever by a few words, I suggest getting yourself a copy of this book and reading the dedication / opening poem before the Preface. I can't quote it because it is three amazingly poetic pages that cannot be broken up, but I wept. I wept, in such a joyous and terrible way, and if you are a woman or a mother or have ever known pain in your life, I think you might too.—tεᖇᖇ¡·g]


Knowledge is learning something every day. Wisdom is letting go of something every day. ~Zen Proverb


We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it. ~François VI de la Rochefoucault


Age is the price of wisdom. ~Proverb


Learning sleeps and snores in libraries, but wisdom is everywhere, wide awake, on tiptoe. ~Josh Billings


There are subjects in which I wish to become knowledgeable, and subjects in which I wish to remain wise. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com


The prince who would know all, must ignore much. ~Domitius Afer, translated from Latin


When the wisdom speaks, be silent. Do not waste your candle when the sun is there. ~Mehmet Murat ildan


Silence is wisdom's sentinel. ~James Lendall Basford (1845–1915), Sparks from the Philosopher's Stone, 1882


The child, offered the mother's breast,
Will not in the beginning grab it;
But soon it clings to it with zest.
And thus at wisdom's copious breasts
You'll drink each day with greater zest.
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Every wise man lives in an observatory. ~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827


Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification. ~Martin H. Fischer (1879–1962)


A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew. ~Herb Caen


I've only yet to see the apparition of enlightenment, and it always slips past in my periphery. ~Terri Guillemets, "Mist," 2002


There is a wisdom of the head, and... a wisdom of the heart. ~Charles Dickens


Common-sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom. ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge


No man was ever wise by chance. ~Seneca


Life is one long experiment in learning. Who can be perfect all the time? Sometimes I feel half-wise, sometimes half-stupid. ~Terri Guillemets


We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future. ~George Bernard Shaw


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Wisdom is a great source of power. It’s through others’ stories of failure and success that we learn the most. It’s through their experiences of things we have yet to witness that feeds us the knowledge we need to fly high, to build upon what we already know.

Related:A Word to the Un-Wise: 5 Keys to Wisdom and Wealth

There is little in life that a wise mind can’t conquer. And it’s the sage-like guidance that inspires us to make our life that much better.

Here are 19 insightful quotes from people who lived exceptional lives.

1. “Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission.” —Eleanor Roosevelt


2. “You can never plan the future by the past.” —Edmund Burke


3. “He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.” —Friedrich Nietzsche


4. “Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.” —Dalai Lama


5. “Lost time is never found again.” —Benjamin Franklin


6. “He that respects himself is safe from others.” —Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


7. “Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson


8. “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” —Robert Frost


9. “It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.” —Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.


10. “Don’t take life too seriously. You’ll never get out of it alive.” —Elbert Hubbard


11. “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.” —Nelson Mandela


12. “Nothing that you have not given away will ever be really yours.” —C. S. Lewis


13. “Singleness of purpose is one of the chief essentials for success in life, no matter what may be one’s aim.” —John D. Rockefeller


14. “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” —Mark Twain

15. “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” —Aristotle


16. “There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.” —Franklin D. Roosevelt


17. “When a thing is done, it’s done. Don’t look back. Look forward to your next objective.” —George C. Marshall


18. “Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.” —Henry Van Dyke


19. “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” —Abraham Lincoln

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76 Wise Quotes

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Wise men learn more from fools than fools from the wise.
— Cato the Elder

Silence is foolish if we are wise, but wise if we are foolish.
–Charles Caleb Colton

The mistakes of the fool are known to the world, but not to himself. The mistakes of the wise man are known to himself, but not to the world.
–Charles Caleb Colton

A fool despises good counsel, but a wise man takes it to heart.
— Confucius

Who are a little wise the best fools be.
–John Donne

It takes a wise man to handle a lie, a fool had better remain honest.
–Norman Douglas

Love works a different way in different minds, the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds.
–John Dryden

Before God we are equally wise and equally foolish.
–Albert Einstein

It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them.
— Epictetus

The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
–Benjamin Franklin

Wise men don’t need advice. Fools won’t take it.
–Benjamin Franklin

The fool wanders, a wise man travels.
–Thomas Fuller

Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their wisdom.
–Elizabeth Gaskell

A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.
–Balthasar Gracian

Controversy equalizes fools and wise men — and the fools know it.
–Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Even a fool may be wise after the event.
— Homer

Logical consequences are the scarecrows of fools and the beacons of wise men.
–Thomas Huxley

Education is a crutch with which the foolish attack the wise to prove that they are not idiots.
–Karl Kraus

One fool can ask more questions in a minute than twelve wise men can answer in an hour.
–Nikolai Lenin

Wise people are foolish if they cannot adapt to foolish people.

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
–J. Robert Oppenheimer

Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools talk because they have to say something.
— Plato

Learning makes the wise wiser and the fool more foolish.
–John Ray

The fool thinks himself to be wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.
–William Shakespeare

A wise man can see more from the bottom of a well than a fool can from a mountain top.
— Unknown

Only a fool knows everything. A wise man knows how little he knows.
— Unknown

Fools give you reasons, wise men never try.
–Oscar Hammerstein II

A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.
–Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.
–William Blake

Wise men learn by other men’s mistakes, fools by their own.
–H. G. Bohn

A wise person does at once, what a fool does at last. Both do the same thing; only at different times.
–John Dalberg Acton

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quotes from a wise man

They say that wisdom comes with age, and these wise sayings will give you better judgement and a sense of purpose in life.

What is wisdom exactly? Wisdom is defined as, “the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgement.”

If we’re lucky enough to have parents, mentors and advisors, then we have heard plenty of wise sayings about life.

We also know that you can’t just hear it once.

Life’s wisdom can often miss us because life moves so fast, that we have to practice standing still.

In many cultures and religions across the world, gaining wisdom is the ultimate goal.

Wisdom is seen as the highest form of understanding, which can lead you towards enlightenment.

Something I’ve learned in life is that my favorite quotes and sayings can often become principles to live by.

I hope these wise sayings about life can serve as guidelines for greater happiness, fulfillment, connection, and meaning.

Inspiring and wise sayings about life

Wise Sayings

1.) “You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”― Gautama Buddha

Before you pour your love into someone else, fill yourself up first.

2.) “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” ― Rumi

Start with you. Start where you are. Changing the world is an exciting idea. Changing yourself makes it possible.

3.) “Man is a mystery. It needs to be unravelled, and if you spend your whole life unravelling it, don’t say that you’ve wasted time. I am studying that mystery because I want to be a human being.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Everything you do and have done has gotten you closer to who you really are and who you aspire to be. So in essence, even if you disagree with what you have done, it was never time wasted.

4.) “A man is not called wise because he talks and talks again; but if he is peaceful, loving and fearless then he is in truth called wise.” 
― Gautama Buddha

Words only go so far, we must live our message. Our true wisdom is displayed through our actions.

5.) “Sometimes it’s not enough to know what things mean, sometimes you have to know what things don’t mean.” ― Bob Dylan

Being wrong is just as powerful as being right. Sometimes, it’s even more powerful.

6.) “We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.” ― Alan Wilson Watts

Let’s be mindful of what we identify with and hold on to. Many times we think, “That’s just who I am, that just what I think…” But the truth is, many things we think and desire are not our own. Since our childhood, we’ve been looking for attention and acceptance and most of the time that came from ‘following directions’. Take some time to think about how you think.

7.) “You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger.” ― Gautama Buddha

Once you’re angry, the harm is already done.

8.) “If others tell us something we make assumptions, and if they don’t tell us something we make assumptions to fulfill our need to know and to replace the need to communicate. Even if we hear something and we don’t understand we make assumptions about what it means and then believe the assumptions. We make all sorts of assumptions because we don’t have the courage to ask questions.” ― Miguel Ruiz

 The only thing worse than making assumptions is to believe them.

9.) “I’ve come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy. ”  ― Anthony Robbins

Don’t let your pain stay as pain. Get something from it. Let your pain push you towards growth.

10.) “The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.”― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wisdom doesn’t have to be bleak. Let your understanding help you recognize the unexplainable.

11.) “Just as a snake sheds its skin, we must shed our past over and over again.”  ― Gautama Buddha

Growing isn’t something that happens once. It happens again and again, and again!

12.) “This is my simple religion. No need for temples. No need for complicated philosophy. Your own mind, your own heart is the temple. Your philosophy is simple kindness.”― Dalai Lama XIV

Life = Love

13.) “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln

14.) “Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing.” – Denis Waitley

15.) “Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way.” – Al Franken

16.) “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs

17.) “You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.” – Oprah Winfrey

18.) “God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.” – Voltaire

19.) “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw

Wise sayings about life and living it to your best

20.)  “You can never plan the future by the past.” — Edmund Burke

21.) “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” — Robert Frost

22.) “Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” – Omar Khayyam

23.) “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” – Oscar Wilde

24.) “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” – Soren Kierkegaard

25.) “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” – Mae West

26.) “Life ought to be a struggle of desire toward adventures whose nobility will fertilize the soul.” – Rebecca West

27.) “The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.” – Elbert Hubbard

28.) “The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That’s the day we truly grow up.” – John C. Maxwell

29.) “Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.” – Soren Kierkegaard

30.)  “Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.” – Lou Holtz

Wise sayings about life lessons

31.) “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill

32.) “Close some doors today. Not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because they lead you nowhere.”―Paulo Coelho

33.) “I am not someone who is ashamed of my past. I’m actually really proud. I know I made a lot of mistakes, but they, in turn, were my life lessons.” – Drew Barrymore

34.) “You can’t live your life for other people. You’ve got to do what’s right for you, even if it hurts some people you love.” – The Notebook

35.) “Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop.” ―Rumi

36.) “Life is 10 percent what you make it, and 90 percent how you take it.” ―Irving Berlin

37.) “No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.” ― Haruki Murakami

38.) “Only the dead have seen the end of war.” ― Plato

39.) “People are just about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” – Abraham Lincoln

40.) “A wise man learns by the mistakes of others, a fool by his own.” – Latin Proverb

Wise sayings to help us learn

41.) “On every thorn, delightful wisdom grows. In every rill a sweet instruction flows.” – Edward Young

42.) “It’s not the load that weighs you down, it’s how you carry it.” – C.S. Lewis

43.) “The seat of knowledge is in the head, of wisdom, in the heart.” – William Hazlitt

44.) “People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for.” – Harper Lee

45.) “To be successful, you must act big, think big and talk big.” – Unknown

46.) “There is more to life than increasing its speed.” – Mahatma Gandhi

47.) “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” – Albert Einstein

48.) “All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.”-  Ralph Waldo Emerson

49.) “Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” – Thomas Jefferson

50.) “Wise men make more opportunities than they find.” – Francis Bacon

More wise sayings to enlighten you

​51.) “In order to be happy oneself, it is necessary to make at least one other person happy.”– Theodor Reik

52.) “Everyone in life is gonna hurt you; you just have to figure out which people are worth the pain.” – Erica Baican

53.) “A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.” – Thomas Carlyle

54.) “Forgiveness is the final form of love.” – Reinhold Niebuhr

55.) “There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.”– Franklin D. Roosevelt

​56.) “No one ever finds life worth living – one has to make it worth living.” – Winston Churchill

57.) “Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.”– Les Brown

​58.) “An unexamined life is not worth living.”– Socrates

59.) “Life is much more fun if you live it in the spirit of play and collaboration, working with instead of against others.” – Wally Amos

​60.) “The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.”– Vince Lombardi

61.) “You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you.” – Mary Tyler Moore

62.) “Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

63.) “People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.” ​– Eleanor Roosevelt

64.) “I am not what happened to me; I am what I choose to become.”– C.G. Jung

75.) “Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody.”– Stephen Chbosky

Did you learn from these wise sayings?

Words of wisdom from individuals of all different backgrounds can teach us important life lessons. Through the years, great men and women have imprinted their wisdom on us by way of their wise words. And because of them, their contributions have made this world a better place to live in.

Hopefully, these wise sayings will guide you towards greater happiness, fulfillment, connection, and meaning.

Did you enjoy these wise sayings? What other wise sayings about life would you like to share with us? Tell us in the comment section below. We would love to hear all about it.

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