A proverb (from Latin: proverbium) is a simple, concrete, traditional saying that expresses a truth based on common sense or experience. Proverbs are often metaphorical and use formulaic language. Collectively, they form a genre of folklore. Some proverbs exist in more than one language because people borrow 1850) observed poetically that a "proverb is the wit of one, and.
Old Age is the later part of normal life.
1. No, that is the great fallacy,the wisdom of old men. They do not grow wise. They grow careful
2. I love it when I see old couples together, because it makes me believe that true love does exist
3. Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen. Mark Twain
4. Old age has got to start creeping up on me one day soon, and frankly I’m very scared. I don’t want to be old. I’ve always felt so young. And I want to stay that way.
5. Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young.
6. To me – old age is always ten years older than I am.
7. To resist the frigidity of old age, one must combine the body, the mind, and the heart. And to keep these in parallel vigor one must exercise, study, and love.
Karl Von Bonstetten
8. When saving for old age, be sure to put away a few pleasant thoughts
9. Wisdom comes in an old age to replace the mind
10. You get old and you realize there are no answers, just stories.
11. Your parents showed you the world and in return you showed them old age homes
12. Old age. It's the only disease that you don't look forward to being cured of.
13. Old Age Comes at a Bad Time.
14. Old age is golden, I think I’ve heard said But sometimes I wonder as I crawl into bed My ears in a drawer, my teeth in a cup My eyes on the table until I wake up As sleep dims my vision, I say to myself Is there anything else I should lay on the shelf? How do I know my youth is all spent? My get up and go has got up and went In spite of it all, I’m able to grin When I think of the places my get up has been.
15. We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.
George Bernard Shaw
16. If wrinkles must be written upon our brows, let them not be written upon the heart. The spirit should never grow old.
John Kenneth Galbraith
17. The excitement of learning separates youth from old age. As long as you're learning you're not old. Rosalyn S. Yalow
18. Old Age Takes Away What We'Ve Inherited, And Gives Us What We'Ve EARNED
19. Old age the crown of life, our play's last act.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
20. I want to grow old without facelifts. I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I have made.
21. Old age and treachery will always beat youth and exuberance
22. It is utterly false and cruelly arbitrary to put all the play and learning into childhood, all the work into middle age, and all the regrets into old age.
23. The older I get, the less I care about what people think of me. Therefore the older I get, the more I enjoy life
24. Today is the oldest you've ever been, and the youngest you'll ever be again
25. Old age come at a bad time. When you finally know everything it's just in time to forget it
26. Cherish all your happy moments, they make a fine cushion for old age.
27. Live so as to be happy in old age
28. He has a profound respect for old age. Especially when it's bottled.
29. There are three signs of old age loss of memory … I forget the other two.
30. Only thing that comes to you without effort is old age
31. Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you've got to start young.
32. Dont Worry About Old Age Because A When You Become Senile You Wont Know It
33. Old age is just a record of one's whole life.
34. Old age is the most unexpected of all things that happen to a man
35. Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul.
36. Those who love deeply never grow old they may die of old age but they die young.
37. Let Your Age Go Old But Not Your Heart
38. You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old.
39. There is no old age. There is, as there always was, just you.
40. A man's only as old as the woman he feels.
41. You never grow old – you become old by not continuing to grow
42. Old age isn't so bad when you consider the alternative
43. What makes old age so sad is not that our joys but our hopes cease.
44. I'm not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You're as old as you feel.
Henri Frederic Amiel
45. Old men's eyes are like old men's memories; they are strongest for things a long way off
46. A man growing old becomes a child again.
47. Old enough to make my own decision… Just not young enough to remember what I decided
48. I'm getting so old that all my friends in heaven will think I didn't make it
49. The advantage of old age is that you get many people to love
50. Growing old is compulsory – growing up is optional.
51. Age is a question of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
52. Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.
53. Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many
54. One advantage to being 102. There's no peer pressure
55. Grow old along with me; the best is yet to be, the last of life, for which the first was made.
56. Old age is fifteen years older than I am.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
57. Forty is the old age of youth, fifty is the youth of old age.
58. Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years.
59. Elderly woman swimming in swimming pool wearing a swimming cap
60. Old age is like climbing a mountain. You climb from ledge to ledge. The higher you get, the more tired and breathless you become, but your views become more extensive.
61. Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
Here's a month's worth of Spanish proverbs and sayings along with English translations Like their English counterparts, Spanish proverbs often capture the wisdom of the ages with You can't teach an old dog new tricks.
Doubt is the origin of wisdom. Augustine of Hippo Click to tweet
The truest wisdom is a resolute determination. Napoleon Bonaparte Click to tweet
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life. Immanuel Kant Click to tweet
Foolishness is a twin sister of wisdom. Witold Gombrowicz Click to tweet
Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it. Albert Einstein Click to tweet
Wisdom is the power to put our time and our knowledge to the proper use. Thomas J. Watson Click to tweet
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor. Seneca Click to tweet
A wise man never loses anything, if he has himself. Michel de Montaigne Click to tweet
Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom. Francis Bacon Click to tweet
Discipline is wisdom and vice versa. M. Scott Peck Click to tweet
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The fool wonders, the wise man asks. Benjamin Disraeli
Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change. Confucius
Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge. Leonardo da Vinci
Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise. Benjamin Franklin
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens. Jimi Hendrix Click to tweet
To attain knowledge, add things everyday. To attain wisdom, remove things every day. Lao Tzu
Wisdom is nothing but a preparation of the soul, a capacity, a secret art of thinking, feeling and breathing thoughts of unity at every moment of life. Hermann Hesse
We can know only that we know nothing. And that is the highest degree of human wisdom. Leo Tolstoy
There is only a finger’s difference between a wise man and a fool. Diogenes
Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end. Leonard Nimoy Click to tweet
What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness? Jean-Jacques Rousseau Click to tweet
Everything comes in time to him who knows how to wait. Leo Tolstoy
A lot of wisdom is just realizing the long-term consequences of your actions. The longer term you’re willing to look, the wiser you’re going to seem to everybody around you. Naval Ravikant
A fool is known by his speech; and a wise man by silence. Pythagoras
A weak reaction is to rush things. A strong reaction is to go slow and steady. Maxime Lagacé
Never say no twice if you mean it. Nassim Nicholas Taleb
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
Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself. Kahlil Gibran
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. Kahlil Gibran
A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit. David Elton Trueblood
The motto of chivalry is also the motto of wisdom; to serve all, but love only one. Honore De Balzac
He gossips habitually; he lacks the common wisdom to keep still that deadly enemy of man, his own tongue. Mark Twain
Memory is not wisdom; idiots can by rote repeat volumes. Yet what is wisdom without memory? Martin Farquhar Tupper
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment. Lao Tzu
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness. Michel de Montaigne
Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment. Will Rogers
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom. Thomas Jefferson Click to tweet
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. Socrates
Wisdom and deep intelligence require an honest appreciation of mystery. Thomas Moore (This is one of my favorite wisdom quote. Leave a reply here and let me know what’s yours!)
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Wisdom is knowing when you can’t be wise. Paul Engle Click to tweet
Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences. Norman Cousins
Wisdom is the knowledge of good and evil, not the strength to choose between the two. John Cheever
The two powers which in my opinion constitute a wise man are those of bearing and forbearing. Epictetus
Wisdom is not finally tested in the schools. Wisdom cannot be passed from one having it to another not having it. Wisdom is of the soul, is not susceptible of proof, is its own proof. Walt Whitman
Wisdom and understanding can only become the possession of individual men by travelling the old road of observation, attention, perseverance, and industry. Samuel Smiles
Wisdom is keeping a sense of fallibility of all our views and opinions. Gerald Brenan
Much wisdom often goes with fewest words. Sophocles Click to tweet
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He that composes himself is wiser than he that composes a book. Benjamin Franklin Click to tweet
Stronger by weakness, wiser men become. Edmund Waller
Be there a will, and wisdom finds a way. George Crabbe
Reality – Dreams = Animal Being. Reality + Dreams = A Heart-Ache (usually called Idealism). Reality + Humor = Realism (also called Conservatism). Dreams – Humor = Fanaticism. Dreams + Humor = Fantasy. Reality + Dreams + Humor = Wisdom. Lin Yutang
Do now what your future you will thank you for. Maxime Lagacé
Fast thinking looks cool but it’s deep thinking that makes all the difference. And deep thinking is always slow thinking. The Ancient Sage
Who then is free? The wise man who can command himself. Horace
He who would begun has half done. Dare to be wise; begin. Horace Click to tweet
Man is wise and constantly in quest of more wisdom; but the ultimate wisdom, which deals with beginnings, remains locked in a seed. There it lies, the simplest fact of the universe and at the same time the one which calls forth faith rather than reason. Hal Borland
Self-knowledge is the beginning of wisdom, which is the ending of fear. Jiddu Krishnamurti
Do what you will, withdraw to the mountains, sit in a forest, you cannot live in isolation. You can live only in relationship, and as long as relationship is not understood, there can be no right action. Right action comes in understanding relationship, which reveals the process of oneself. Self-knowledge is the beginning of wisdom, it is a field of affection, warmth, and love, therefore a field rich with flowers. Jiddu Krishnamurti
First of all, to understand truth you must stand alone, entirely and wholly alone. No Master, no teacher, no guru, no system, no self-discipline will ever lift for you the veil which conceals wisdom. Wisdom is the understanding of enduring values and the living of those values. No one can lead you to wisdom. Jiddu Krishnamurti
Our concern in meditation is to know oneself, not only superficially, but the whole content of the inner, hidden consciousness. Without knowing all that and being free of its conditioning, you cannot possibly go beyond the mind’s limits. That is why the thought process must cease, and for this cessation there must be knowledge of oneself. Therefore meditation is the beginning of wisdom, which is the understanding of one’s own mind and heart. Jiddu Krishnamurti
Men who know themselves are no longer fools. They stand on the threshold of the door of wisdom. Havelock Ellis
Wisdom consists not so much in knowing what to do in the ultimate as knowing what to do next. Herbert Hoover
If you have the guts to keep making mistakes, your wisdom and intelligence leap forward with huge momentum. Holly Near
The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom. James Allen
One part of wisdom is knowing what you don’t need anymore and letting it go. Jane Fonda
Seek wisdom along with knowledge. Knowledge is words. Wisdom is silent. Knowledge is understanding what is seen. Wisdom is knowing what is not seen. Without knowledge, one could not play the violin. Without wisdom, one could not play the music. Thibaut
We’re all going to change. Otherwise, it’s boring. Alicia Keys
Pain and foolishness lead to great bliss and complete knowledge, for Eternal Wisdom created nothing under the sun in vain. Kahlil Gibran
The gateways to wisdom and learning are always open, and more and more I am choosing to walk through them. Barriers, blocks, obstacles, and problems are personal teachers giving me the opportunity to move out of the past and into the Totality of Possibilities. Louise L. Hay
True wisdom is remembering that in the end, no matter what, everything will be fine. Maxime Lagacé
Follow your instincts. That’s where true wisdom manifests itself. Oprah Winfrey
Turn your wounds into wisdom. Oprah Winfrey
Every journey that is successful has culs-de-sac and speed bumps. I carry a wisdom gene through my life through the good, the bad, and the ugly. Peter Guber
Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech. Plutarch
There is a universal, intelligent, life force that exists within everyone and everything. It resides within each one of use as a deep wisdom, an inner knowing. We can access this wonderful source of knowledge and wisdom through our intuition, an inner sense that tells us what feels right and true for us at any given moment. Shakti Gawain
Seek your own reality, that is what a wise man should do. Sri Sathya Sai Baba Click to tweet
If the fool would persist in his folly he would become wise. William Blake
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Knowledge shrinks as wisdom grows. Alfred North Whitehead Click to tweet
Memory is the mother of all wisdom. Aeschylus
Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. Alfred Lord Tennyson
One principle eliminates a thousand decisions. Johnny Uzan
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Wisdom begins at the end. Daniel Webster
Wise it is to comprehend the whole. Edward Young
Wisdom comes by disillusionment. George Santayana
Wisdom never lies. Homer
Wisdom sails with wind and time. John Florio
Wisdom has never made a bigot, but learning has. Josh Billings
Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another. Juvenal
The wisest of the wise may err. Aeschylus Click to tweet
Knowledge is marvelous, but wisdom is even better. Kay Redfield Jamison
Pain is the doorway to wisdom and to truth. Keith Miller
No man was ever wise by chance. Seneca
It is wiser to find out than to suppose. Mark Twain
Wisdom is knowledge which has become a part of one’s being. Orison Swett Marden
Kindness is wisdom. Philip James Bailey
Cunning… is but the low mimic of wisdom. Plato
Not by age but by capacity is wisdom acquired. Plautus
Wisdom begins in wonder. Socrates
The beginning of wisdom is to desire it. Solomon Ibn Gabirol
Wisdom outweighs any wealth. Sophocles Click to tweet
The wise are those who know the Self. Sri Sathya Sai Baba
Caution is the eldest child of wisdom. Victor Hugo
Great wisdom is generous; petty wisdom is contentious. Zhuangzi
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The sum of human wisdom is not contained in any one language, and no single language is capable of expressing all forms and degrees of human comprehension. Ezra Pound
As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish. Francois de La Rochefoucauld Click to tweet
More helpful than all wisdom is one draught of simple human pity that will not forsake us. George Eliot
Wisdom is the oneness of mind that guides and permeated all things. Heraclitus
Because in the school of the Spirit man learns wisdom through humility, knowledge by forgetting, how to speak by silence, how to live by dying. Johannes Tauler
True wisdom listens more, talks less and can get along with all types of people. Kiana Tom Click to tweet
Always keep your mind as bright and clear as the vast sky, the great ocean, and the highest peak, empty of all thoughts. Always keep your body filled with light and heat. Fill yourself with the power of wisdom and enlightenment. Morihei Ueshiba
It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen. Oliver Wendell Holmes
Wisdom is the abstract of the past, but beauty is the promise of the future. Oliver Wendell Holmes
A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom. Robert Frost
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It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish. Aeschylus Click to tweet
The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself a fool. Anatole France
Mixing one’s wines may be a mistake, but old and new wisdom mix admirably. Bertolt Brecht
Back of every mistaken venture and defeat is the laughter of wisdom, if you listen. Carl Sandburg Click to tweet
Silence is foolish if we are wise, but wise if we are foolish. Charles Caleb Colton
Wise kings generally have wise counselors; and he must be a wise man himself who is capable of distinguishing one. Diogenes
Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you’d have preferred to talk. Doug Larson
It is human nature to think wisely and act foolishly. Anatole France
If a million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing. Anatole France
The ‘wisdom of the crowds’ is the most ridiculous statement I’ve heard in my life. Crowds are dumb. Drew Curtis
Kisses are a better fate than wisdom. E. E. Cummings
Who in their infinite wisdom decreed that Little League uniforms be white? Certainly not a mother. Erma Bombeck
I am thinking of taking a fifth wife. Why not? Solomon had a thousand wives and he is a synonym for wisdom. John Barrymore
In seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it – thou art a fool. Lord Chesterfield
It is not white hair that engenders wisdom. Menander
He was a wise man who invented beer. Plato
I tweet, therefore my entire life has shrunk to 140 character chunks of instant event and predigested gnomic wisdom. And swearing. Neil Gaiman (On Twitter)
Gray hairs are signs of wisdom if you hold your tongue, speak and they are but hairs, as in the young. Rabindranath Tagore
To keep your secret is wisdom; but to expect others to keep it is folly. Samuel Johnson
If suffering brings wisdom, I would wish to be less wise. William Butler Yeats Click to tweet
Look wise, say nothing, and grunt. Speech was given to conceal thought. William Osler
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I prefer the folly of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom. Anatole France Click to tweet
The most important lesson of New Labour is this: Every time we made progress we did it by challenging the conventional wisdom. Ed Miliband
Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their wisdom. Elizabeth Gaskell
All human wisdom works and has worries and grief as reward. Johann Georg Hamann
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy. Ludwig van Beethoven Click to tweet
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power. Swami Sivananda
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I would rather be a man of paradoxes than a man of prejudices. Jean-Jacques Rousseau Click to tweet
To be sane in a world of madman is in itself madness. Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Wisdom comes from experience. Experience is often a result of lack of wisdom. Terry Pratchett
The wise man belongs to all countries, for the home of a great soul is the whole world. Democritus
If you succeed in judging yourself rightly, then you are indeed a man of true wisdom. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Cleverness is like a lens with a very sharp focus. Wisdom is more like a wide-angle lens. Edward de Bono
For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Before you react, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you criticize, wait. Before you quit, try. Ernest Hemingway
The animal acts and does not reflect. The indecisive man reflects and does not act. The average man reflects after he acts. The wise man reflects before he acts. The Stoic Emperor
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
Out of compassion I destroy the darkness of their ignorance. From within them I light the lamp of wisdom and dispel all darkness from their lives. Bhagavad Gita
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 clouds may drop down titles and estates, and wealth may seek us, but wisdom must be sought. Edward Young
The first point of wisdom is to discern that which is false; the second, to know that which is true. Lactantius
We will be known forever by the tracks we leave. Dakota (Native American saying)
Has fortune dealt you some bad cards. Then let wisdom make you a good gamester. Francis Quarles
We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it. Francois de La Rochefoucauld
The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil. Marcus Tullius Cicero
All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost; the old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost. J.R.R. Tolkien
Genius unrefined resembles a flash of lightning, but wisdom is like the sun. Franz Grillparzer Click to tweet
Talent is like the marksman who hits a target which others cannot reach; genius is like the marksman who hits a target… which others cannot even see. Arthur Schopenhauer
Contemplation and wisdom are highest achievements and man is not totally at home with them. Gabriel Marcel
Real wisdom is not the knowledge of everything, but the knowledge of which things in life are necessary, which are less necessary, and which are completely unnecessary to know. Leo Tolstoy
What we call wisdom is the result of all the wisdom of past ages. Our best institutions are like young trees growing upon the roots of the old trunks that have crumbled away. Henry Ward Beecher
It’s wisdom to recognize necessity, when all other courses have been weighed, though as folly it may appear to those who cling to false hope. J. R. R. Tolkien
We can be knowledgeable with other men’s knowledge but we cannot be wise with other men’s wisdom. Michel de Montaigne
The small wisdom is like water in a glass: clear, transparent, pure. The great wisdom is like the water in the sea: dark, mysterious, impenetrable. Rabindranath Tagore
We can’t really digest food unless there’s hunger. So we can’t really assimilate spiritual wisdom unless we feel the need for it. Radhanath Swami
Innocence dwells with wisdom, but never with ignorance. William Blake
If you have the insight of non-self, if you have the insight of impermanence, you should make that insight into a concentration that you keep alive throughout the day. Then what you say, what you think, and what you do will then be in the light of that wisdom and you will avoid making mistakes and creating suffering. Thich Nhat Hanh
Counsel woven into the fabric of real life is wisdom. Walter Benjamin
It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf. Walter Lippmann
Wisdom is the knowledge of good and evil, not the strength to choose between the two. John Cheever
The end of wisdom is to dream high enough to lose the dream in the seeking of it. William Faulkner
In the vain laughter of folly wisdom hears half its applause. George Eliot
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Who is wise in love, love most, say least. Alfred Lord Tennyson Click to tweet
Life is about execution rather than purpose. Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Knowledge comes from learning. Wisdom comes from living. Anthony Douglas Wiliams
There’s a beauty to wisdom and experience that cannot be faked. It’s impossible to be mature without having lived. Amy Grant
In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration. Ansel Adams
Wise people, even though all laws were abolished, would still lead the same life. Aristophanes
A loving heart is the truest wisdom. Charles Dickens
Putting is like wisdom – partly a natural gift and partly the accumulation of experience. Arnold Palmer
You can’t be wise and in love at the same time. Bob Dylan
Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance. Francis of Assisi Click to tweet
There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart. Charles Dickens
If we have built on the fragile cornerstones of human wisdom, pride, and conditional love, things may look good for a while, but a weak foundation causes collapse when storms hit. Charles Stanley
Wisdom acquisition is a moral duty. It’s not something you do just to advance in life. Wisdom acquisition is a moral duty. As a corollary to that proposition which is very important, it means that you are hooked for lifetime learning. And without lifetime learning, you people are not going to do very well. You are not going to get very far in life based on what you already know. You’re going to advance in life by what you learn after you leave here. Charlie Munger
The good and the wise lead quiet lives. Euripides
It is necessary to take what is common as our guide; however, though this logic is universal, the many live as if each individual has his own private wisdom. Heraclitus
Though wisdom is common, yet the many live as if they had a wisdom of their own. Heraclitus
Without wisdom, the future has no meaning, no valuable purpose. Herbie Hancock
Wisdom is that apprehension of heavenly things to which the spirit rises through love. Honore De Balzac
The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom. Isaac Asimov
Learning sleeps and snores in libraries, but wisdom is everywhere, wide awake, on tiptoe. Josh Billings
Wisdom stands at the turn in the road and calls upon us publicly, but we consider it false and despise its adherents. Kahlil Gibran
Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life – in a firmness of mind and mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do as well as talk; and to make our actions and words all of a color. Seneca
The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living, which are to be desired when dying. Norman Douglas
Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise. Samuel Johnson
Practical wisdom is only to be learned in the school of experience. Precepts and instruction are useful so far as they go, but, without the discipline of real life, they remain of the nature of theory only. Samuel Smiles
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable, is but the nature of learning; whereas the experience gained from actual life is one of the nature of wisdom. Samuel Smiles
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The truest greatness lies in being kind, the truest wisdom in a happy mind. Ella Wheeler Wilcox Click to tweet
It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them. Epictetus
There is this difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man, really is so; but he that thinks himself the wisest, is generally the greatest fool. Charles Caleb Colton
The weak have remedies, the wise have joys; superior wisdom is superior bliss. Edward Young
No matter how thin you slice it, there will always be two sides. Baruch Spinoza
He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has. Epictetus
It is impossible to live a pleasant life without living wisely and well and justly. And it is impossible to live wisely and well and justly without living a pleasant life. Epicurus
The final wisdom of life requires not the annulment of incongruity but the achievement of serenity within and above it. Reinhold Niebuhr
Be happy. It’s one way of being wise. Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
There is no happiness where there is no wisdom. Sophocles
The wise are cheerful and content with their lot in life. Sri Sathya Sai Baba Click to tweet
We humans have lost the wisdom of genuinely resting and relaxing. We worry too much. We don’t allow our bodies to heal, and we don’t allow our minds and hearts to heal. Thich Nhat Hanh
I’m not wise, but the beginning of wisdom is there; it’s like relaxing into – and an acceptance of – things. Tina Turner
Let us be silent, content in our little corner, meek and gentle like them. That is the wisdom of life. W. Somerset Maugham
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Nothing is more simple than greatness; indeed, to be simple is to be great. Ralph Waldo Emerson Click to tweet
Complexity is enemy of execution. Tony Robbins
People don’t need more stuff, they need more wisdom. Maxime Lagacé
The most complicated skill is to be simple. Dejan Stojanovic
The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions. Confucius
Simplicity will stand out, while complexity will get lost in the crowd. Kevin Barnett
Fools ignore complexity. Geniuses remove it. Alan Perlis
Possessions, outward success, publicity, luxury – to me these have always been contemptible. I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best for both the body and the mind. Albert Einstein
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy. Isaac Newton Click to tweet
It is always the simple that produces the marvelous. Amelia Barr
Simplicity is ultimately a matter of focus. Ann Voskamp
To be satisfied with a little, is the greatest wisdom; and he that increaseth his riches, increaseth his cares; but a contented mind is a hidden treasure, and trouble findeth it not. Akhenaton
Truth is ever to be found in the simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things. Isaac Newton
I do believe in simplicity. It is astonishing as well as sad, how many trivial affairs even the wisest thinks he must attend to in a day; how singular an affair he thinks he must omit. When the mathematician would solve a difficult problem, he first frees the equation of all incumbrances, and reduces it to its simplest terms. So simplify the problem of life, distinguish the necessary and the real. Probe the earth to see where your main roots run. Henry David Thoreau
Every morning was a cheerful invitation to make my life of equal simplicity, and I may say innocence, with Nature herself. Henry David Thoreau
As you simplify your life, the laws of the Universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness. Henry David Thoreau
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
In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Or, rather, let us be more simple and less vain. Jean-Jacques Rousseau
The greatest ideas are the simplest. William Golding
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To light one candle to God and another to the Devil is the principle of wisdom. Jose Bergamin Click to tweet
Earthly wisdom is doing what comes naturally. Godly wisdom is doing what the Holy Spirit compels us to do. Charles Stanley
Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control. Martin Luther King Jr
If we believe in a God at all, we must surely ascribe to him perfection of wisdom and perfection of goodness; we are then forced to conceive of Him – however strange it may sound to those who believe, not only without seeing but also without thinking – as without will, because He must always necessarily pursue the course which is wisest and best. Annie Besant
The Divine wisdom has given us prayer, not as a means whereby to obtain the good things of earth, but as a means whereby we learn to do without them; not as a means whereby we escape evil, but as a means whereby we become strong to meet it. Frederick William Robertson
God the Father, the supreme Architect, had already built this cosmic home we behold, the most sacred temple of His godhead, by the laws of His mysterious wisdom. Giovanni Pico della Mirandola
The marvel of the Bhagavad-Gita is its truly beautiful revelation of life’s wisdom which enables philosophy to blossom into religion. Hermann Hesse
There is no such thing as human wisdom; all is the providence of God. John Adams
This fear of the Lord is indeed the beginning of wisdom. This consciousness of sin is the straight pathway to heaven. Joseph Barber Lightfoot
As you walk in God’s divine wisdom, you will surely begin to see a greater measure of victory and good success in your life. Joseph Prince
The best way to obtain truth and wisdom is not to ask from books, but to go to God in prayer, and obtain divine teaching. Joseph Smith Jr
The just man loves God for nothing, neither for this nor for that, and if God gave him wisdom or anything else he had to give, except himself, the just man would not look at it, nor would it be to his taste; for he wants nothing, seeks nothing, and has no reason for doing anything. Meister Eckhart
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. Reinhold Niebuhr
Your task is to build a better world, God said. I answered, How? This world is such a large, vast place, and there’s nothing I can do that seems to matter. But God in all His wisdom said, just build a better you.
The harder you ask for something, and work for it, the better your chances of getting it. The question is, are you working hard and asking for it? Maxime Lagacé
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A man may learn wisdom even from a foe. Aristophanes Click to tweet
The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations. Benjamin Disraeli
The doors of wisdom are never shut. Benjamin Franklin
Learning happens at the edge of your ability. Endurance builds at the edge of your stamina. Breakthrough comes at the edge of your patience. Anything worthwhile is found on the edge. Johnny Uzan
Uncertainty is the root of all progress and all growth. We cannot learn anything without first not knowing something. Mark Manson
The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing. John Powell
The young man knows the rules but the old man knows the exceptions. Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr
The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance. Benjamin Franklin Click to tweet
Wisdom is knowing what to do next; Skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it. David Starr Jordan
Passive acceptance of the teacher’s wisdom is easy to most boys and girls. It involves no effort of independent thought, and seems rational because the teacher knows more than his pupils; it is moreover the way to win the favour of the teacher unless he is a very exceptional man. Yet the habit of passive acceptance is a disastrous one in later life. It causes man to seek and to accept a leader, and to accept as a leader whoever is established in that position. Bertrand Russell
Not engaging in ignorance is wisdom. Bodhidharma
Wisdom is not words written in some book. Wisdom is a costly acquisition. It comes from personally paying the price for one’s actions. It is iterated learning from years of experience. The Ancient Sage
Wisdom is achieved by keeping an open mind and a closed mouth. Ignorance is exposed by having an open mouth and a closed mind. Jim Stovall
The stupidity of people comes from having an answer for everything. The wisdom of the novel comes from having a question for everything. Milan Kundera
There is no knowledge, no light, no wisdom that you are in possession of, but what you have received it from some source. Brigham Young
Much of the wisdom of one age, is the folly of the next. Charles Simmons
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 Spurgeon
There is as much wisdom in listening as there is in speaking – and that goes for all relationships, not just romantic ones. Daniel Dae Kim
No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool. Erica Jong
A prudent question is one-half of wisdom. Francis Bacon
The hunger for facile wisdom is the root of all false philosophy. George Santayana
Books are the ever burning lamps of accumulated wisdom. George William Curtis
The art of knowing is knowing what to ignore. James Altucher
Abundance of knowledge does not teach men to be wise. Heraclitus Click to tweet
You can practice to attain knowledge, but you can’t practice to attain wisdom. Herbie Hancock
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
Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone. Horace
When you’re used to being prepared to reject conventional wisdom, it leaves you open to learn more. Mayim Bialik
An educator is not merely a giver of information; he is one who points the way to wisdom, to truth. Truth is far more important than the teacher. The search for truth is religion, and truth is of no country, of no creed, it is not to be found in any temple, church or mosque. Without the search for truth, society soon decays. Jiddu Krishnamurti
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. Kahlil Gibran
Sciences may be learned by rote, but wisdom not. Laurence Sterne
If I don’t have wisdom, I can teach you only ignorance. Leo Buscaglia
There are many things of which a wise man might wish to be ignorant. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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If you don’t understand yourself you don’t understand anybody else. Nikki Giovanni Click to tweet
The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom. Aristotle
A monarchy conducted with infinite wisdom and infinite benevolence is the most perfect of all possible governments. Ezra Stiles
Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance. H. L. Mencken
I learned some valuable lessons about the legislative process, the importance of bipartisan cooperation and the wisdom of taking small steps to get a big job done. Hillary Clinton
Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. People have the right to expect that these wants will be provided for by this wisdom. Jimmy Carter
History is filled with tragic examples of wars that result from diplomatic impasse. Whether in our local communities or in international relations, the skillful use of our communicative capacities to negotiate and resolve differences is the first evidence of human wisdom. Daisaku Ikeda
The wisdom and experience of older people is a resource of inestimable worth. Recognizing and treasuring the contributions of older people is essential to the long-term flourishing of any society. Daisaku Ikeda
What if, for starters, instead of constantly trying to prove how much smarter we are than others, we look for the intelligence in what others do. Neil Strauss
We learned in World War II that no single nation holds a monopoly on wisdom, morality or right to power, but that we must fight for the weak and promote democracy. Joe Baca
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. John F. Kennedy
In the frank expression of conflicting opinions lies the greatest promise of wisdom in governmental action. Louis D. Brandeis
I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be. Thomas JeffersonClick to tweet
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All human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope. Alexandre Dumas Click to tweet
To wisdom belongs the intellectual apprehension of things eternal; to knowledge, the rational apprehension of things temporal. Augustine of Hippo
Both in thought and in feeling, even though time be real, to realise the unimportance of time is the gate of wisdom. Bertrand Russell
Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit. Elbert Hubbard
The wisdom acquired with the passage of time is a useless gift unless you share it. Esther Williams
Patience is the companion of wisdom. Augustine of Hippo
Wisdom too often never comes, and so one ought not to reject it merely because it comes late. Felix Frankfurter
Wisdom not only gets, but once got, retains. Francis Quarles
Morality comes with the sad wisdom of age, when the sense of curiosity has withered. Graham Greene
The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom. H. L. Mencken
A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew. Herb Caen Click to tweet
To know how to grow old is the master work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living. Herman Melville
No wise man ever wished to be younger. Jonathan Swift
Time is a companion that goes with us on a journey. It reminds us to cherish each moment, because it will never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we have lived. Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Star Trek)
At sixty, I know little more about wisdom than I did at thirty, but I know a great deal more about folly. Mason Cooley
The wisdom of age: don’t stop walking. Mason Cooley
Time ripens all things; no man is born wise. Miguel de Cervantes
Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time. Theodore Roosevelt
The hours of folly are measured by the clock; but of wisdom, no clock can measure. William Blake
The wise man does not grow old, but ripens. Victor Hugo
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Action should culminate in wisdom. Bhagavad Gita Click to tweet
Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own. Aesop
Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. Abraham Lincoln
Wisdom comes only through suffering. Aeschylus
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. Aeschylus
When you have success, be extra wary. When you are angry, take no action. When you are fearful, know you are going to exaggerate the dangers you face. Robert Greene
Advice for nearly everything: start slowly and maintain traction. Michael
The biggest challenge after success is shutting up about it. Criss Jami
If you want to change the fruits, you will first have to change the roots. If you want to change the visible, you must first change the invisible. T. Harv Ecker
True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubteth not; he knoweth all things but his own ignorance. Akhenaton
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men. Alphonse de Lamartine
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit. Baltasar Gracian
Only in recent history has “working hard” signaled pride rather than shame for lack of talent, finesse and, mostly, sprezzatura. Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Give me a lever long enough, and a place to stand, and I will move the earth. Archimedes
Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom. Bertrand Russell
Strength and wisdom are not opposing values. Bill Clinton
Even when you have doubts, take that step. Take chances. Mistakes are never a failure – they can be turned into wisdom. Cat Cora
Doubt is the vestibule through which all must pass before they can enter into the temple of wisdom. Charles Caleb Colton
I don’t think you can come into your wisdom until you have made mistakes on your own skin and felt them in reality of your own life. Elizabeth Gilbert
If I am fool, it is, at least, a doubting one; and I envy no one the certainty of his self-approved wisdom. George Byron
How prone to doubt, how cautious are the wise. Homer
Death never takes the wise man by surprise, he is always ready to go. Jean de La Fontaine
He that breaks a thing to find out what it is has left the path of wisdom. J. R. R. Tolkien
Experience comprises illusions lost, rather than wisdom gained. Joseph Roux
Where fear is present, wisdom cannot be. Lactantius
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The most important aspect of my personality as far as determining my success goes; has been my questioning conventional wisdom, doubting experts and questioning authority. While that can be painful in your relationships with your parents and teachers, it’s enormously useful in life. Larry Ellison
In life, all good things come hard, but wisdom is the hardest to come by. Lucille Ball
We become wiser by adversity; prosperity destroys our appreciation of the right. Seneca
To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future. Plutarch
Wisdom thoroughly learned, will never be forgotten. Pythagoras
A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men. Roald Dahl Click to tweet
It is costly wisdom that is bought by experience. Roger Ascham
All men make mistakes, but only wise men learn from their mistakes. Winston Churchill
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Truth builds trust. Marilyn Suttle Click to tweet
A wise person decides slowly but abides by these decisions. Arthur Ashe
Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great. John D. Rockefeller
Wisdom comes from experience, experience can be accelerated through short iterations. Naval Ravikant
If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary. Jim Rohn
If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything. Malcolm X
If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Frederick Douglass
It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation. Herman Melville Click to tweet
If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time. Steve Jobs
You have to be burning with an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right. If you’re not passionate enough from the start, you’ll never stick it out. Steve Jobs
In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity. Sun Tzu
Done is better than perfect. Sheryl Sandberg (Facebook)
Persistence. Perfection. Patience. Power. Prioritize your passion. It keeps you sane. Criss Jami
To build a great company, which is a CEO’s job, sometimes you have to stand up against conventional wisdom. Carly Fiorina
Ignore the conventional wisdom. If everybody else is doing it one way, there’s a good chance you can find your niche by going in exactly the opposite direction. Sam Walton (Wal-Mart)
The older I get the more wisdom I find in the ancient rule of taking first things first. A process which often reduces the most complex human problem to a manageable proportion. Dwight D. Eisenhower
We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom. The world henceforth will be run by synthesizers, people able to put together the right information at the right time, think critically about it, and make important choices wisely. E. O. Wilson
The wisest men follow their own direction. Euripides
Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to the praise that deceives them. Francois de La Rochefoucauld
We have been doing things that are contrary; the things that people tell us won’t work from the beginning. In fact, the only way to get ahead is to find errors in conventional wisdom. Larry Ellison (Oracle)
Thinking well to be wise: planning well, wiser: doing well wisest and best of all. Malcolm Forbes
The wise man is he who knows the relative value of things. Dean Inge
If you command wisely, you’ll be obeyed cheerfully. Thomas Fuller
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Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much. Erich Fromm Click to tweet
That man is richest whose pleasures are cheapest. Henry David Thoreau
Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune. Jim Rohn
Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. Franklin D. Roosevelt
He who loses money, loses much; He who loses a friend, loses much more; He who loses faith, loses all. Eleanor Roosevelt
Wealth is the ability to fully experience life. Henry David Thoreau
The wisdom of man never yet contrived a system of taxation that would operate with perfect equality. Andrew Jackson
Frugality includes all the other virtues. Cicero
Don’t gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold. Bob Marley
Don’t tell me what you value, show me your budget, and I’ll tell you what you value. Joe Biden
Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants. Epictetus Click to tweet
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Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. Albert Einstein Click to tweet
If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself. Albert Einstein
A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it. Albert Einstein
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Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all. Aristotle Click to tweet
The whole is more than the sum of its parts. Aristotle
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. Aristotle
The wise man does not expose himself needlessly to danger, since there are few things for which he cares sufficiently; but he is willing, in great crises, to give even his life – knowing that under certain conditions it is not worthwhile to live. Aristotle
The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain. Aristotle
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To the wise, life is a problem; to the fool, a solution. Marcus Aurelius Click to tweet
You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. Marcus Aurelius
Death smiles at us all, but all a man can do is smile back. Marcus Aurelius
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A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer. Bruce Lee Click to tweet
In order to control myself I must first accept myself by going with and not against my nature. Bruce Lee
I cannot teach you, only help you to explore yourself, nothing more. Bruce Lee
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Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without. Buddha Click to tweet
The mind is everything. What you think you become. Buddha
Meditation brings wisdom; lack of mediation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what hold you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom. Buddha
They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom. Confucius Click to tweet
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
Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men. Confucius
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By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich. Democritus Click to tweet
Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity. Democritus
Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul. Democritus
Men find happiness neither by means of the body nor through possessions, but through uprightness and wisdom. Democritus
Believe not everything, but only what is proven: the former is foolish, the latter the act of a sensible man. Fools are shaped by the gifts of chance, but those who understand these things, by the gifts of wisdom. Democritus
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions. Democritus
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The summit of happiness is reached when a person is ready to be what he is. Desiderius Erasmus Click to tweet
The most disadvantageous peace is better than the most just war. Desiderius Erasmus
Prevention is better than cure. Desiderius Erasmus
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He who overreaches will, in his overreaching, lose what he possesses, betray what he has now. Euripides Click to tweet
Cleverness is not wisdom. Euripides
Experience, travel. These are an education in themselves. Euripides
Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom. Euripides
Knowledge is not wisdom: cleverness is not, not without awareness of our death, not without recalling just how brief our flare is. Euripides
Some wisdom you must learn from one who’s wise. Euripides
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To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering. Friedrich Nietzsche Click to tweet
There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy. Friedrich Nietzsche
That which does not kill us makes us stronger. Friedrich Nietzsche
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You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself. Galileo Galilei Click to tweet
Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe. Galileo Galilei
All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them. Galileo Galilei
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Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves. Henry David Thoreau Click to tweet
It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things. Henry David Thoreau
Cultivate the habit of early rising. It is unwise to keep the head long on a level with the feet. Henry David Thoreau
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As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Click to tweet
Wisdom is found only in truth. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Ignorant men raise questions that wise men answered a thousand years ago. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend. King Solomon Click to tweet
A fool is wise in his eyes. King Solomon
Who is the wise man? He who sees what’s going to be born. King Solomon
Start with God – the first step in learning is bowing down to God; only fools thumb their noses at such wisdom and learning. King Solomon
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• Spice up your birthday cards, birthday gifts or birthday speeches with these funny birthday sayings and funny birthday quotes!
• Most of these funny age quotes and old age sayings are spoken from a place of high awareness that is blessed with positive, yet sharp humor.
Aging has a lot more to do with your state of mind than the birthday year on your birth certificate.
Age is really just what you make it!
Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
~ Jack Benny ~
In one of his many books spiritual Indian American doctor, Deepak Chopra, mentions an old rural community - think it was in Europe - where the concept 'old' simply doesn't exist.
People don't get old, they are just who they are. 'Getting old' as a label doesn't exist.
And the result: People live very long healthy lives and work in the fields until they are 90 + years old. Amazing isn't it!
The way we perceive of the world and our place in it has tremendous power ... much more than we can imagine.
Here is a collection of funny hilarious birthday sayings and old age quotes that celebrate the natural life process:
Remember that playtime is never over even though you grow older.
~ Jessica Butler ~
We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.
~ George Bernard Shaw ~
The spiritual eyesight improves as the physical eyesight declines.
~ Plato ~
My idea of Hell is to be young again.
~ Marge Piercy ~
At twenty we worry about what others think of us; at forty we don't care about what others think of us; at sixty we discover they haven't been thinking about us at all.
~ Funny birthday saying ~
It's sad to grow old, but nice to ripen.
~ Bridgette Bardot ~
It is not how old you are, but how you are old.
~ Marie Dressler ~
Let's continue on our mission of celebrating the power of consciousness and positive perception of age and that which comes with it:
Wisdom and an ability to look back at life with humorous twinkle ... and wrinkle ... in the eye:
Please don't retouch my wrinkles. It took me so long to earn them.
~ Anna Magnani ~
If you survive long enough, you're revered - rather like an old building.
~ Katherine Hepurn ~
Age is something that doesn't matter, unless you are a cheese.
~ Billie Burke ~
It is better to wear out than to rust out.
~ Bishop Richard Cumberland ~
And seriously who would want to be 17 or even 20 again?:
Powerful hormones making our brains go all stupid thinking of nothing but sex sex sex .... and sex ... and then a little more sex!
Lots of better knowing opinions but absolutely no life wisdom to back them up!
Constantly worrying about what people think of us and how we appear!
No, we here at Quotescoop are quite happy about not being 17 anymore.
Here are more funny age quotes that you can use as funny birthday sayings:
Old age is like everything else. To make success of it, you've got to start young.
~ Fred Astaire ~
The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.
~ Henry L. Mencken ~
Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
~ Charles Schultz ~
If we could be twice young and twice old we could correct all of our mistakes.
~ Euripides ~
The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.
~ Lucille Ball ~
As our awareness and consciousness grows, our body may have difficulties keeping up the high pace.
So rather than lamenting it, why not keep your spirit high and make fun of it.
A good piece of advice is: If you cannot laugh at something, you're probably taking it too seriously!:
First you forget names, then you forget faces, than you forget to pull your zipper up, then you forget to pull your zipper down.
~ Leo Rosenberg ~
They tell you that you'll lose your mind when you grow older. What they don't tell you is that you won't miss it very much.
~ Malcolm Cowley ~
Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.
~ Chili Davis ~
I'm at an age when my back goes out more than I do.
~ Phyllis Diller ~
As you get older three things happen. The first is your memory goes, and I can't remember the other two.
~ Sir Norman Wisdom ~
Getting old ain't for sissies.
~ Betty Davis ~
You are only young once, but you can be immature for a lifetime.
~ John P.Grier ~
Don’t let aging get you down. It’s too hard to get back up.
~ John Wagner ~
Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.
~ Funny birthday saying ~
A birthday is just the first day of another 365-day journey around the sun. Enjoy the trip.
~ Funny birthday saying ~
Very early, I knew that the only object in life was to grow.
~ Margaret Fuller ~
Everything I know I learned after I was thirty.
~ Georges Clemenceau ~
And a last important one to make you ponder ...
Real birthdays are not annual affairs. Real birthdays are the days when we have a new birth. ~ Ralph Parlette ~
We hope you have enjoyed this collection of funny birthday sayings and funny birthday quotes of humorous things people have said in regards to age.
Looking for Wise Old Sayings? you've come to the right place, here goes one of there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into .
If you want to know how to age successfully, your best bet is to ask older adults who've figured out the secrets. These 15 wise individuals, all of whom lived well into their later years, provide a range of witty, wise, and even practical tips for finding fulfillment, no matter what your age.
"I had to wait 110 years to become famous. I wanted to enjoy it as long as possible." Jeanne Louise Calment (1875-1997)
The oldest documented living human, this French woman had all her wits about her when she reached the "super-centenarian" age of 110. With her jaunty smile, Calment charmed the world with her upbeat attitude toward aging and life.
"You can live to be a hundred if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be a hundred." Woody Allen (1935- )
Unfortunately, this bon mot is somewhat true, though some of the longest-living individuals (including Calment) engaged in their share of bad habits. However, you can control your life span to the extent that you can avoid some of the unhealthy behaviors that cause people to die before reaching old age.
"Too many people, when they get old, think that they have to live by the calendar." John Glenn (1921-)
As the oldest person to board a U.S. Space Shuttle at age 77, Senator John Glenn exemplified the view that we shouldn't let age define us. The calendar is a useful way to let you know the date, but if you let yourself be hemmed in by your chronological age, you may lock yourself out of potentially valuable opportunities.
"How old would you be if you didn't know how old you was*?" Satchel Paige (1906-1982)
Along the same lines as John Glenn's quote is that of this baseball legend who continued his successful career well into his 60s. We are so obsessed with age, Paige implies, that we allow it to define our identities. Break out of the mental set that makes you think of your age first, and your identity second.
*thank you to a reader who pointed out the quote may actually say "were," but it's also listed as "are," and as I have written here, "was."
"Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty." Coco Chanel (1983-1971)
Before the age of botox, this fashion icon wisely noted that the expressions you characteristically show will lead you to develop the lines that engrave your face as you get older. At 20, you have none of these lines, but by 50 your typical expression will have carved itself into your forehead and around your eyes and mouth. Smile and your facial wrinkles will have a friendlier feel.
"Those who think they have no time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness." Edward Stanley (1826-1893)
Do you ever feel that you just don't have enough time to work out? Do you get to work early and stay late at the office, only to convince yourself that there are just not enough hours in the day to get to the gym? Back in the mid-1800s, this British stateman advocated, well ahead of his time, for the importance to health of getting regular physical activity. He didn't have the data to support this argument that we have now about the value of exercise, but his astute observation would withstand the most rigorous scientific test about the benefits of working out on a regular basis.
"I have reached an age when, if someone tells me to wear socks, I don't have to." Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
Einstein seemed to have the ability to produce more witticisms than the average physicist. In this case, he expresses the sentiment that many older adults seem to feel, as evidenced by research showing that older adults have lower scores on a measure called "self-discipline." By the time they reach their later years, individuals feel better able to express themselves rather than being hemmed in by society's proscriptions.
"Do not try to live forever, you will not succeed." George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
This is somewhat of a discouraging message but not if you accept the fact that there are limits on longevity, meaning that life has finite limits. Of course, Shaw himself lived to a ripe old age. However, by recognizing that no one can live forever, you can avail yourself of the life you have, and enjoy it as much as possible.
"By the time you're eighty years old you've learned everything. You only have to remember it." George Burns (1896-1996)
The ultimate wise old man, George Burns (who played "God" in case you don't remember) expresses an observation that, although probably unknown to him, has its basis in empirical data about aging and memory. Researchers believe that one of the challenges to memory that older adults face is the ability to retrieve the information they have already acquired. With this knowledge, you can avail yourself of memory strategies that will allow you to maximize the ability to store and retrieve the memories you strive to retain.
"The wiser mind mourns less for what age takes away than what it leaves behind." William Wordsworth (1770-1850)
There are several layers of wisdom embedded in this quote. One is that as people get older, their wisdom is expressed by focusing on what is most important. Second, those adults who do focus on loss will be less able to maximize their mental powers, even in areas that traditionally seem vulnerable to the effects of aging. Third, by concentrating on your strengths rather than your weaknesses, your more positive mental set will allow you to take advantage of your mental powers, even if they're not quite what they were when you were younger.
"He who is of a calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition, youth and age are equally a burden." Plato (427-346 B.C.)
This wise observation from Plato harkens back to the findings of "Big Five" researchers Costa and McCrae, who observed that the most discontented younger adults were the ones most likely to experience the so-called "midlife crisis" in their 40s. Although personality change is possible at any time throughout life, people high on the trait of neuroticism seem to have disadvantages in adapting to the challenges of midlife and beyond.
"At age 20, we worry about what others think of us. At age 40, we don't care what they think of us. At age 60, we discover they haven't been thinking of us at all." Ann Landers (1918-2002)
The guru of advice columns (along with her twin sister, Abigail Von Buren), Ann Landers reminds us that as people get older, they move away from the egocentric concerns of youth to the more realistic perceptions of midlife and older adults, who realize that they are not the center of the universe. As a result, older adults are free to do what they want, not constrained by what they construe to be the opinions of others (who themselves are thinking only about themselves).
"Old age hath yet his honour and his toil." Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809-1892)
I like this quote as an opening to my lecture on aging and work. Although we tend to think of older adults as less productive employees than their younger counterparts, the opposite is true. From the age of 55 and onwards, workers are better employees in terms of their reliability and even, in many vocational fields, of productivity. We might wish that aging carried with it more "honour" than it does in a society that seems to value youth, but as Tennyson pointed out, there are many reasons that it should.
"Because I could not stop for death – He kindly stopped for me." Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)
Emily Dickinson's quotes are some of the most quotable in all of psychology, and this is no exception. The idea that death can be "kind" fits with what experts in the field of death and dying call the "tame" view of death. It's not that death steals us of life, but that it brings us to a beneficent ending.
"Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be." Robert Browning (1812-1889)
This very inspiring characterization of old age fits with the concept of "successful aging," provides the view that it is possible to enjoy your later years in a way that exceeds your expectations.
"Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength." Betty Friedan (1921-2006)
One of the founders of the feminist movement, Betty Friedan continued to inspire women throughout her life, writing about her experiences with aging in The Fountain of Age. In this quote, Friedan captures the concept of successful aging. Let's redefine later life as a time of growth instead of inevitable decline.
By sharing these wise, witty, and insightful quotes, I hope I've inspired you to think more positively about your own aging and to gain a better perspective on ways to live as productively and as long as you can.
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Copyright Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Ph.D. 2012
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