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Read these pictures quotes to boost your wisdom today. The true mark of maturity is when somebody hurts you and you try to understand their situation.

Today we have decided to feature some of the world’s top inspirational life quotes for you to love, share and remember. Quotes are those little reminders that we all need now and then and some are powerful enough to inspire us for the whole week.

So here is the beautiful collection of Inspirational life quotes that are loved and highly shared throughout our Twitter & Facebook pages.

Inspirational Life Quotes

“Just know, when you truly want success, you’ll never give up on it. No matter how bad the situation may get.” – Unknown

 

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

 

“I don’t regret the things I’ve done, I regret the things I didn’t do when I had the chance.” – Unknown

 

“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine

 

“Its hard to wait around for something you know might never happen; but its harder to give up when you know its everything you want.” – Unknown

 

“One of the most important keys to Success is having the discipline to do what you know you should do, even when you dont feel like doing it.” – Unknown

 

“Good things come to those who wait… greater things come to those who get off their ass and do anything to make it happen.” – Unknown

 

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, or worn. It is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace & gratitude.” – Denis Waitley

 

“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.” – Bill Cosby

 

“Go where you are celebrated – not tolerated. If they can’t see the real value of you, it’s time for a new start.” – Unknown

 

Dont be afraid to stand for what you believe in, even if that means standing alone.. – Andy Biersack

 

“The best revenge is massive success.” – Frank Sinatra

 

“Forget all the reasons it won’t work and believe the one reason that it will.” – Unknown

 

“I am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. Its because of them I’m doing it myself.” – Albert Einstein

 

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” – Steve Jobs

 

“Life is short, live it. Love is rare, grab it. Anger is bad, dump it. Fear is awful, face it. Memories are sweet, cherish it.” – Unknown

 

“When you say “It’s hard”, it actually means “I’m not strong enough to fight for it”. Stop saying its hard. Think positive!” – Unknown

 

“Life is like photography. You need the negatives to develop.” – Unknown

 

“Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.” – Jack Canfield

 

“The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow. For every challenge encountered there is opportunity for growth.” – Unknown

 

“Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” – Farrah Gray

 

“The only thing that stands between you and your dream is the will to try and the belief that it is actually possible.” – Joel Brown

 

“Self confidence is the most attractive quality a person can have. how can anyone see how awesome you are if you can’t see it yourself?” – Unknown

 

“We learn something from everyone who passes through our lives.. Some lessons are painful, some are painless.. but, all are priceless.” – Unknown

 

“Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. it means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.” – Unknown

 

“Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, fat, lazy, or stupid. Those things are what happen when you don’t have a plan.” – Larry Winget

 

“Three things you cannot recover in life: the WORD after it’s said, the MOMENT after it’s missed and the TIME after it’s gone. Be Careful!” – Unknown

 

“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” – Carl Bard

 

“When the past calls, let it go to voicemail, believe me, it has nothing new to say.” – Unknown

 

“Rule #1 of life. Do what makes YOU happy.” – Unknown

 

“Walk away from anything or anyone who takes away from your joy. Life is too short to put up with fools.” – Unknown

 

“Love what you have. Need what you want. Accept what you receive. Give what you can. Always remember, what goes around, comes around…” – Unknwon

 

“Just remember there is someone out there that is more than happy with less than what you have.” – Unknown

 

“The biggest failure you can have in life is making the mistake of never trying at all.” – Unknown

 

“Life has two rules: #1 Never quit #2 Always remember rule # 1.” – Unknown

 

“No one is going to hand me success. I must go out & get it myself. That’s why I’m here. To dominate. To conquer. Both the world, and myself.” – Unknown

 

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney

 

“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill

 

“Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.” – Will Rogers

 

“People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” – Rob Siltanen

 

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost

 

“Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

“Great things never came from comfort zones.” – Neil Strauss

 

“When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things.” – Joe Namath

 

“We did not come to fear the future. We came here to shape it.” – Barack Obama

 

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” – T.S. Eliot

 

“Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

 

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”- Mark Twain

 

“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” – Helen Keller

 

“A ship is always safe a shore but that is not what it’s built for.” – Albert Einstein

 

“Shoot for the moon and if you miss you will still be among the stars.” – Les Brown

 

“Not all those who wander are lost.” – J. R. R. Tolkien

 

“In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.” – Miguel de Cervantes

 

“Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.” – Jack London

 

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Wisdom is a constant process. No matter how sure of your own wisdom you are, there's something out there left to learn -- that's what the wise would say.

Socratic Wisdom

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Having reached a point in life where my years of adventure and romance seem well behind me, I often tell people that now I’m “in it” for the wisdom. Which accounts for my interest in locating the best insights to be found on the subject.

In my fairly comprehensive investigation, I probably reviewed something like 1,000 sayings on just what constitutes its essence. And in the process I eliminated the great bulk of them. Some frankly seemed more obscure, or mysterious, than wise. Some were just too simplistic or mundane. And some, to me at least, downright misguided. Others seemed self-contradictory, even though many of the best quotes on the subject are definitely paradoxical (such as wisdom’s having more to do with asking the right questions than providing the right answers).

Still other quotes talked about how wisdom related (positively or negatively) to other qualities, such as power, courage, cowardice, or greed. But because ultimately the point they made had much more to do with these qualities than with wisdom, I didn’t see including them as sufficiently justified. Additionally, many said wise things on various topics but not really about wisdom itself. And finally, some were humorous but not particularly insightful (and certainly not very profound). Such as one author who quipped: “Some men are wise and some are otherwise (!).” Or another who (punning in the same vein) opined: “We can learn much from wise words, little from wisecracks, and less from wise guys.”

What was most interesting to discover was that many of the best things ever said on wisdom were voiced many times over. And doubtless, this is no coincidence. There’s a universal understanding of the concept that transcends time and place. And while I didn’t want be excessively redundant—and did, in fact, eliminate many “repeating quotes” whose expression seemed less forceful or eloquent than others—I intentionally retained several of these intimately linked quotes in order to sufficiently represent each of wisdom’s major themes. Another purpose I hoped to achieve was emphasizing that wisdom, like truth, is singular. Its articulation may vary but it’s yet unchanging and immortal.

This is why what was said over two thousand years ago—by ancient philosophers, playwrights, and statesmen—might well be repeated by writers today, even though they might be totally unaware that their insights have countless historical precedents.

Although quite a few of the quotes in this collection are originative, that’s probably more the exception than the rule. So, as much as tenable, I’ve endeavored to group by motif many of quotes that follow. Here are the most common wisdom themes I encountered:

  • Wisdom can’t be acquired simply through reading books; knowledge is one thing, wisdom quite another.
  • Wise people continue to doubt themselves (and that’s part of what makes them wise).
  • Wisdom is positively related to happiness.
  • Wisdom must be distinguished from mere cleverness (which frequently “poses” as wisdom).
  • Wise people talk less, are silent more, and listen more than those lacking wisdom.
  • Wisdom is a function of time and experience (which are prerequisites to it).
  • Wisdom derives more from mistakes and failures than from success.
  • Wisdom has as its antonyms foolishness or folly . . . but not always.
  • Wisdom is antithetical to fear. In fact, it’s what enables a person to overcome fear.
  • Wise people are also humble. There’s really no such thing as someone who is both proud or arrogant and wise.
  • Wisdom, and its quest, breed kindness and compassion.

Though it’s a cliché, I hope you’ll enjoy reading (and “assimilating”) these quotes as much as I did assembling them:

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

"More wisdom is latent in things as they are than in all the words men use." ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

"A wise man, recognizing that the world is but an illusion, does not act as if it is real, so he escapes the suffering". ~ Buddha

"Patience is the companion of wisdom." ~ Saint Augustine

"He that can compose himself is wiser than he that composes books." ~ Benjamin Franklin

"Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone."

"The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials." ~ Lin Yutang

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

"It’s the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary; only wise men are able to understand them." ~ Paulo Coelho

"The wise man will make more opportunities than he finds." ~ Francis Bacon

"Wise living consists perhaps less in acquiring good habits than in acquiring as few habits as possible". ~ Eric Hoffer

"The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." ~ Socrates

"The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting; by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth." ~ Pierre Abelard

"The wisest of the wise may err." ~ Aeschylus

"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." ~ Mahatma Gandhi

"The wise know too well their weakness to assume infallibility; and he who knows most knows best how little he knows." ~ Thomas Jefferson

"The wisest man is he who does not believe he is wise." ~ Unknown

"The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance." ~ Benjamin Franklin

"A man only becomes wise when he begins to calculate the approximate depth of his ignorance." ~ Gian Carlo Menotti

"Wisdom at times is found in folly." ~ Horace

"[So] Mingle some brief folly with your wisdom." ~ Horace

"There is no wisdom below the girdle." ~ Proverb

"No one acts more foolishly than a wise man in love." ~ Unknown

"In seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it—thou art a fool." ~ Lord Chesterfield

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

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

"The strongest symptom of wisdom in man is his being sensible of his own follies." ~ François de la Rochefoucauld

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." ~ Bertran Russell

"The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom." ~ H. L. Mencken

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

"Wisdom is a good purchase, though we pay dearly for it." ~ Dutch Proverb

"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

"Wisdom comes by disillusionment." ~ George Santayana

"Turn your wounds into wisdom." ~ Oprah Winfrey

"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

"From the errors of others, a wise man corrects his own." ~ Publilius Syrus

"It is easier to be wise for others than for oneself." ~ La Rochefoucauld

"Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course." ~ William Shakespeare

"Memory is the mother of all wisdom." ~ Aeschylus

"Wisdom is the daughter of experience." ~ Leonardo da Vinci

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

"Knowledge in youth is wisdom in age." ~ Proverb

"True wisdom consists of tracing effects to their causes." ~ Oliver Goldsmith

"Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences." ~ Norman Cousins

"Wisdom is meaningless until your own experience has given it meaning, and there is wisdom in the selection of wisdom." ~ Bergen Evans

"Some of the best lessons we ever learn we learn from our mistakes and failures. The error of the past is the wisdom of the future." ~ Tryon Edwards

"We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success. We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery." ~ Samuel Smiles

"It may serve as a comfort to us, in all our calamities and afflictions, that he that loses anything and gets wisdom by it is a gainer by the loss." ~ L. Estrange

"We seem to gain wisdom more readily through our failures than through our successes. We always think of failure as the antithesis of success, but it isn't. Success often lies just the other side of failure." ~ Leo Buscaglia

"Good people are good because they’ve come to wisdom through failure. We get very little wisdom from success." ~ William Saroyan

"A prudent question is one-half of wisdom." ~ Francis Bacon

"One's first step in wisdom is to question everything—and one's last is to come to terms with everything." ~ Georg C. Lichtenberg

"The key to wisdom is knowing all the right questions." ~ John A. Simone, Sr

"You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions." ~ Naguib Mahfouz

"Cleverness is not wisdom." ~ Euripides

"An ounce of wisdom is worth a pound of wit." ~ Thomas Fuller

"All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man." ~ Henry David Thoreau

"Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh." ~ Kahlil Gibran

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

"There is no wisdom without love." ~  N. Sri Ram

"Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness." ~ Sophocles

"Be happy. It's one way of being wise." ~ Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

"There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so, but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool." ~ Francis Bacon

"Those who know are wise. Those who know themselves are enlightened." ~ Lao Tzu

"Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power." ~ Laozi

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

"Don't taunt the alligator until after you've crossed the creek." [couldn’t resist including this one: it’s wise and commonsensical, though not really about wisdom as such] ~ Dan Rather

"It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf." ~ Walter Lippman

"Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it." ~ George Santayana

"Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something." ~ Plato

"The first step in the acquisition of wisdom is silence, the second listening, the third memory, the fourth practice, the fifth teaching others." ~ Solomon Ibn Gabirol

"Speak less, say more." ~ Unknown

"Wise men are not always silent, but they know when to be." ~ Unknown

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

"Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone." ~ Horace

"To wisdom belongs the intellectual apprehension of things eternal; to knowledge, the rational apprehension of things temporal." ~ Saint Augustine

"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." ~ Hermann Hesse

"We can be knowledgeable with other men’s knowledge, but we cannot be wise with other men’s wisdom." ~ Michel de Montaigne

"Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it." ~ Albert Einstein

"We don’t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us." ~ Marcel Proust

"No man was ever wise by chance." ~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"What is the difference between knowledge and wisdom? Knowledge is gained by gathering data, whereas Wisdom is earned by going through actual life experiences." ~ Master Jin Kwon

"Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." ~ Unknown

"The wise are only once betrayed." ~ German Proverb

"Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification." ~ Martin Fischer

"Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom." ~ Charles H. Spurgeon

"Wisdom hears one thing and understands three things." ~ Chinese Proverb

"To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe." ~ Marilyn vos Savant

"Arrogance diminishes wisdom." ~ Arabian Proverb

"There is not one wise man in twenty that will praise himself." ~ William Shakespeare

"Just as a fire is covered by smoke and a mirror is obscured by dust, just as the embryo rests deep within the womb, wisdom is hidden by selfish desire." ~ Bhagavad Gita

"The highest form of wisdom is kindness." ~ The Talmud

"Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom." ~ Theodore Rubin

"As we grow in wisdom, we pardon more freely." ~ Madame de Stael

"A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows public opinion." ~ Chinese Proverb

"Philosopher: A lover of wisdom, which is to say, Truth." ~ Voltaire

"Wisdom never lies." ~ Homer

"Wisdom is found only in truth." ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Wise men, though all laws were abolished, would lead the same lives." ~ Aristophanes

"Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom." ~ Thomas Jefferson

"Half a man’s wisdom goes with his courage." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom." ~ Bertrand Russell

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

"Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit." ~ Baltasar Gracian

"Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it." ~ David Starr Jordan

"Being wise doth either make men our friends or discourage them from being our enemies." ~ Marquis of Halifax

"The wise learn many things from their enemies." ~ Aristophanes

"He is wise that can make a friend of a foe." ~ John Ray

"He that learns from everyone. Who is powerful? He that governs his passions. Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody." ~ Benjamin Franklin

"Wise are those who learn that the bottom line doesn’t always have to be their top priority." ~ William Arthur Ward

"The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful, and then only for a short while." ~ Albert Einstein

"If we continue to develop out technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner." ~ Omar Bradley

"History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives." ~ Abba Eban

[and, finally . . . ] "The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations" [ahem]." ~ Benjamin Disraeli

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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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73 Knowledge Quotes to Inspire Learning and Increase Wisdom

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Continuous learning is one of the keys to achieving success in life.

That's why learning, wisdom, and focusing on self-education are three things that fit together hand-in-glove.

With that in mind, you can draw a wealth of inspiration by reading and truly understanding famous knowledge quotes from some of the world's most famous people. From these words of wisdom, you can grow as a person and find out what it takes to better yourself.

In this post, we cover 73 knowledge quotes that will help you: understand the meaning behind each experience, embrace the importance of increasing your self knowledge, and learn to love learning. First, we'll cover the quotes that focus on the importance of being a lifelong learner.

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20 Increasing Self Knowledge Quotes

I find it hard to find a topic more compelling and important than continuous learning. It has been proven to be one of the most essential skills that the most successful people in the world have embraced.

These days learning new skills and gaining knowledge is a lifetime gig. Not something set aside for a few years of advanced education.

The quotes about knowledge above give us some wise looks at why knowledge, education and learning are important. But as with any simple quotes, they don’t teach us how to find the time and energy to keep continuous learning going on.

After all, they are just knowledge quotes. They are only meant to inspire, not teach.

If you want to new skills, first you will want to decide on what skills you want to learn and then make a plan to go get them.

Many skills are job-specific or represent something you have wanted to be able to do for a long time. But that does not always need to be the case… you may want to investigate skills that simply help you do better in life.

For example, this massive list of 101 new skills to learn shows some great places to give a little bit extra effort toward making a better version of yourself. And this article on 135 soft skills can help you get a promotion or nail that next job interview.

More important than the desire to learn is understanding your best possible learning style.

We all learn differently. The problems some people have with learning new knowledge is often not lack of intelligence, but that the information is given to them in a sub-optimal manner.

Now, before we get to these quotes on increasing self knowledge, I recommend checking out theSkillshare website which provides a variety of courses that can help you learn any skill. (You can also read our review of Skillshare here.)

“Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.”― Carl Gustav Jung

“Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.”― Ronald E. Osborn

“The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them.”― Sir William Bragg

To know that you do not know is best. To think you know when you do not is a disease. Recognizing this disease as a disease is to be free of it.”-Lao Tzu

“I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think.”― Socrates

“The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.”― Herbert Spencer

“If we would have new knowledge, we must get a whole world of new questions.”― Susanne K. Langer

“The greater our knowledge increases, the greater our ignorance unfolds.”― John F. Kennedy

“In your thirst for knowledge, be sure not to drown in all the information.” – Anthony J. D'Angelo

“Knowledge is a weapon. I intend to be formidably armed.― Terry Goodkind

“An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.”― Benjamin Franklin

“If a little knowledge is dangerous, where is the man who has so much as to be out of danger?”― Thomas Henry Huxley

“Fill thy mind with useful knowledge and thou shalt avoid empty words.”― James Lendall Basford

“Knowledge, like air, is vital to life. Like air, no one should be denied it.” – Alan Moore

“No thief, however skillful, can rob one of knowledge, and that is why knowledge is the best and safest treasure to acquire.”― L. Frank Baum

“Not to know is bad; not to wish to know is worse.”― African Proverb

“Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or self-confidence.”― Robert Frost

“Knowledge has a beginning but no end.”― Geeta S. Iyengar

“We are drowning in information but starved for knowledge.”― John Naisbitt

16 Famous Quotes on Sharing Your Knowledge

The powerful quotes in this section shows us the value and importance of sharing your knowledge with others.

After all, success these days takes more than just a college education. Far more important is to keep learning new skills and increasing your knowledge base.

(Side bar: If you'd like to learn how to master the skill of self-education and learn how to master any new skill, then I recommend checking the book Novice to Expert.)

Many people desire or even need to increase their knowledge and improve their skills.

But find they lack the time to follow through on their education and skill development, and often quit in frustration after beginning to learn something new.

We all want to expand on our existing knowledge. But sometimes it's impossible to stay consistent with a new skill or habit. It's easy to fall into the trap where you focus only on learning and never get around to implementing the information.

The truth is: You can learn anything… without spending lots of money… without dedicating thousands of hours to the process… and often without leaving the comfort of your home.

So, with that in mind, let's dive into the quotes related to sharing your knowledge with others.

“The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself.”― Oscar Wilde

In today's environment, hoarding knowledge ultimately erodes your power. If you know something very important, the way to get power is by actually sharing it.”― Joseph Badaracco

“Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority.”-Thomas H. Huxley

“We owe almost all our knowledge not to those who have agreed but to those who have differed.”― Charles Caleb Colton

“All knowledge is connected to all other knowledge. The fun is in making the connections.”― Arthur C. Aufderheide

“Sharing your knowledge with others does not make you less important.”― Unknown

“If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.”― Margaret Fuller

“Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.”― Dalai Lama XIV

“Everyone is ignorant only on different subjects.” – Will Rogers

“It is nothing for one to know something unless another knows you know it.”― Persian Proverb

“Educate a boy, and you educate an individual. Educate a girl, and you educate a community.”― Adelaide Hoodless

“Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes.”― Peter F. Drucker

“Knowledge increases by sharing but not by saving.”― Kamari aka Lyrikal

“It is good to rub, and polish our brain against that of others.” – Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

20 Quotes About Wisdom

My favorite quote about knowledge acknowledges that fact:  “The only true wisdom is in knowing that you know nothing.

While you might strive to learn as much as you can about the world, it is impossible to know everything. At a certain point, you have to recognize when you aren't an expert about a topic. And more importantly, you should be humble enough to look back at your mistakes (and challenges) to evaluate the lessons that you learned from them.

With that in mind, here are a variety of quotes about wisdom…

“Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.”― Miles Kington

“One can resist the invasion of an army but one cannot resist the invasion of ideas.”― Victor Hugo

“The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.”― Robertson Davies

“And you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”― John 8:32

“Sometimes it’s necessary to go a long distance out of the way in order to come back a short distance correctly.”― Edward Albee

“Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.”― Confucius

“Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.”― Plato

“The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.”― Carl R. Rogers

“One part of knowledge consists in being ignorant of such things as are not worthy to be known.” Socrates

“People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.”― Theodore Roosevelt

“The ability to perceive or think differently is more important than the knowledge gained.”― David Bohm

“Example is the best precept.”― Aesop

“Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.”― John Locke

“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.”― Socrates

“A true knowledge of ourselves is knowledge of our power.”― Mark Rutherford

“Any fool can know. The point is to understand.” – Albert Einstein

“Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.”― Will Durant

“Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before.”― Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

“As I grow to understand life less and less I grow to love it more and more.”― Jules Renard

17 Lack of Knowledge Quotes

People who lack knowledge or just don’t care about self-education can be amusing. Some of the quotes about the lack of knowledge are a bit funny.

But ignorance is only funny in the abstract. In reality, there is nothing funny about this.

People who lack knowledge will fall further and further behind in their chosen fields. In fact, this is one of the biggest lessons I've learned in life.

No single knowledge quote is going to make you go out and bust your butt to learn. (That has to come from within)

But hopefully, some of these knowledge quotes have given you a tiny bit of inspiration to put forth some effort to improve yourself and continue your self-education.

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“Lack of knowledge is the source of all pains and sorrows whether dormant, attenuated, interrupted or fully active.”― B.K.S. Iyengar

“People love answers, but only as long as they are the ones who came up with them.”― Criss Jami

“Problems often become worse if incompetent people try to solve them.”― Eraldo Banovac

“There is no wealth like knowledge, and no poverty like ignorance.”― Buddha

“Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” – George Bernard Shaw

“A lack of knowledge creates fear. Seeking knowledge creates courage.”― Candice Swanepoel

“The highest form of ignorance is to reject something you know nothing about.”― Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

“Fools despise wisdom and instruction.”― Solomon

“The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.”― Daniel J. Boorstin

“Ignorance is not a simple lack of knowledge but an active aversion to knowledge, the refusal to know, issuing from cowardice, pride, or laziness of mind.” – Karl Popper

“Some students drink at the fountain of knowledge. Others just gargle.”― Unknown

“You can't know too much, but you can say too much.”― Calvin Coolidge

“Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in.”― Isaac Asimov

“Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.”― Euripides

“Small minds have always lashed out at what they don't understand.”Dan Brown

“There is only one cause of unhappiness: the false beliefs you have in your head, beliefs so widespread, so commonly held, that it never occurs to you to question them.”― Anthony de Mello

“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”― Aldous Huxley

“Every mind was made for growth, for knowledge, and its nature is sinned against when it is doomed to ignorance.”― William Ellery Channing

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