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Whether you’re planning your wedding vows, writing a toast, or just daydreaming about someone special, these 100 quotes on love and marriage from poets, artists, and philosophers are sure to inspire.

1. “Where there is love there is life.”
– Mahatma Gandhi

2. “To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow–this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.”
– Elizabeth Gilbert, Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage

3. “If I get married, I want to be very married.”
– Audrey Hepburn

4. “I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate then when I fall asleep your eyes close.”
– Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets

5. “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”
– Dr. Seuss

6. “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”
– Maya Angelou

7. “A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.”
– Mignon McLaughlin

8. “I am nothing special, of this I am sure. I am a common man with common thoughts and I’ve led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I’ve loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough.”
– Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

9. “If I had a flower for every time thought of you… I could walk through my garden forever.”
– Alfred Tennyson

10. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
– Lao Tzu

11. “We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness–and call it love–true love.”
– Robert Fulghum, True Love

12. “Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same.”
– Helen Keller

13. “What greater thing is there for two human souls, than to feel that they are joined for life–to strength each other in all labor, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in silent unspeakable memories at the moment of the last parting?”
– George Eliot

14. “We loved with a love that was more than love.”
– Edgar Allan Poe

15. “Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.”
– Plato

16. “When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.”
When Harry Met Sally

17. “I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.”
– Marilyn Monroe

18. “Love doesn’t just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new.”
– Ursula K. Le Guin, The Lathe of Heaven

19. “Let there be spaces in your togetherness, And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: Let it be rather a moving sea between the shores of your souls.”
– Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

20. “What is Love? I have met in the streets a very poor young man who was in love. His hat was old, his coat worn, the water passed through his shoes and the stars through his soul.”
– Victor Hugo

21. “When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew.” – Arrigo Boito

22. “Who, being loved, is poor?”
– Oscar Wilde

23. “A great marriage is not when the ‘perfect couple’ comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.”
– Dave Meurer

24. “There is no more lovely, friendly, and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.”
– Martin Luther

25. “There is no remedy for love but to love more.”
– Henry David Thoreau

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26. “Love at first sight is easy to understand; it’s when two people have been looking at each other for a lifetime that it becomes a miracle.”
– Sam Levenson

27. “When marrying, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age? Everything else in marriage is transitory.”
– Friedrich Nietzsche

28. “A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.”
– Andre Marois

29. “One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love.”
– Sophocles

30. “The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.”
– Blaise Pascal

31. “Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.”
– Charles M. Schulz

32. “Trust your heart if the seas catch fire, live by love though the stars walk backward.”
– E.E. Cummings

33. “This is what we call love. When you are loved, you can do anything in creation. When you are loved, there’s no need at all to understand what’s happening, because everything happens within you.”
– Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

34. “People are weird. When we find someone with weirdness that is compatible with ours, we team up and call it love.”
– Dr. Seuss

35. “The secret of a happy marriage is finding the right person. You know they’re right if you love to be with them all the time.”
– Julia Child

36. “The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds.” – Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

37. “When you trip over love, it is easy to get up. But when you fall in love, it is impossible to stand again.”
– Albert Einstein

38. “Romance is the glamor which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.”
– Elinor Glyn

39. “Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering.”
– Nicole Krauss, The History of Love

40. “Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get–only with what you are expecting to give–which is everything.”
– Katharine Hepburn, Me: Stories of My Life

41. “When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance.”
– John Lennon

42. “I don’t want the heavens or the shooting stars. I don’t want gemstones or gold. I have those things already. I want… a steady hand. A kind soul.”
– Shana Abe

43. “Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.”
– Oscar Wilde

44. “Doubt thou the stars are fire; Doubt that the sun doth move; Doubt truth to be a liar; But never doubt I love.”
– William Shakespeare

45. “They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.”
– Tom Bodett

46. “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.”
– Rumi

47. “Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.”
– Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Airman’s Odyssey

48. “The real act of marriage takes place in the heart, not in the ballroom or church or synagogue. It’s a choice you make–not just on your wedding day, but over and over again–and that choice is reflected in the way you treat your husband or wife.”
– Barbara de Angelis

49. “To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.”
– David Viscott

50. “We can do no great things; only small things with great love.”
– Mother Teresa

51. “Love doesn’t make the world go round; love is what makes the ride worthwhile.”
– Elizabeth Browning

52. “Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”
– Robert Heinlein

53. “Love those who love you.”
– Voltaire

54. “In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.”
– Janos Arnay

55. “The bride and groom–May their joys be as bright as the morning, and their sorrows but shadows that fade in the sunlight of love.”
– Minna Thomas Antrim, A Book of Toasts

56. “I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.”
– Elizabeth Browning

57. “Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind.”
– William Shakespeare

58. “The highest happiness on earth is marriage.”
– William Lyon Phelps

59. “Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.”
– Emily Bronte

60. “Come, let’s be a comfortable couple and take care of each other! How glad we shall be, that we have somebody we are fond of always, to talk to and sit with.”
– Charles Dickens

61. “We need a witness to our lives. There’s a billion people on the planet… I mean, what does any one life really mean? But in a marriage, you’re promising to care about everything. The good things, the bad things, the terrible things, the mundane things… all of it, all of the time, every day. You’re saying, ‘Your life will not go unnoticed because I will notice it. Your life will not go unwitnessed because I will be your witness.'”
Shall We Dance?

62. “Grow old with me! The best is yet to be.”
– Robert Browning

63. “Think not because you are now wed, that all your courtship’s at an end.”
– Antonio Hurtado de Mendoza

64. “Happiness is anyone and anything at all, that’s loved by you.”
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

65. “I love being married. It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.”
– Rita Rudner

66. “The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.”
– Rumi

67. “All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.” – Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

68. “What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.”
– Helen Keller

69. “And think not that you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.”
– Khalil Gibran, The Prophet

70. “Tell me who admires you and loves you, and I will tell you who you are.”
– Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve

71. “Love must be as much a light, as it is a flame.”
– Henry David Thoreau

72. “I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone.”
– Arwen, The Fellowship of the Ring

73. “In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine.”
– Maya Angelou

74. “I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. I love you not only for what you have made of yourself, but for what you are making of me.”
– Roy Croft

75. “Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.”
– Bruce Lee

76. “You are the finest, loveliest, tenderest, and most beautiful person I have ever known and even that is an understatement.”
– F. Scott Fitzgerald

77. “To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.”
– Mark Twain

78. “Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.”
– Ann Landers

79. “You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.”
– Oscar Wilde

80. “In vain I have struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.”
– Fitzwilliam Darcy, Pride and Prejudice

81. “Love me when I least deserve it, because that’s when I really need it.”
– Swedish proverb

82. “Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like volcanoes and then subsides. And when it subsides, you have a to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part.”
– Louis de Bernieres, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

83. “Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.”
– Albert Einstein

84. “My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.”
– Winston Churchill

85. “There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.”
– Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever

86. “If all else perished and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger.”
– Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights

87. “Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.”
– William Shakespeare

88. “You don’t love someone because they’re perfect; you love them in spite of the fact that they’re not.”
– Jodi Picoult

89. “Love insists the loved loves back.”
– Dante Alighieri

90. “Love is a joint experience between two persons–but the fact that it is a joint experience does not mean that it is a similar experience to the two people involved.”
– Carson McCullers, Ballad of the Sad Cafe and Other Stories

91. “If you love a flower, don’t pick it up. Because if you pick it up, it dies and it ceases to be what you love. So if you love a flower, let it be. Love is not about possession. It is about appreciation.”
– Osho

92. “Ah me! love cannot be cured by herbs.”
– Ovid

93. “One is very crazy when in love.”
– Sigmund Freud

94. “Love is a friendship set to music.”
– Joseph Campbell

95. “You know you are in love when the two of you can go grocery shopping together.”
– Woody Harrelson

96. “Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses.”
– Lao Tzu

97. “Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.”
– Oprah Winfrey

98. “Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.”
– Khalil Gibran

99. “Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and fans the bonfire.”
– Francois de La Rochefoucauld

100. “A marriage doesn’t have to be perfect, but you can be perfect for each other.”
– Jessica Simpson

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Funny Words of Wisdom

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We kill time. We save time. We rob and get robbed of time, we lose time, and we have all the time in the world. But no one of us is powerful enough to stop the march of time or slow it down.

Is it something far beyond our control? In fact, no. While we cannot influence the flow of time, we still can get the most out of it. Becoming a wise time manager sometimes is similar to mastering a sorcery, but the results are worth the effort.

Being the master of your time means getting more done, staying energized, and doing more things you enjoy. We’ve collected the best time quotes from the greatest minds of the world – use them as an inspiration or as guidelines for improving your time management.

10 Most Popular Time Quotes

Great minds of different nations and centuries have been wondering how time flows and figuring out better ways to use it for our benefit. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom and sometimes humor. We definitely have something to learn from them!

1. – Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace.

Leo Tolstoy, the greatest humanist, put these words in General Kutuzov’s mouth. And, actually, it is a combination of two quotes. In book ten, the General says:

Later, he repeats this idea in his thought: .

By the way, check out more Leo Tolstoy’s quotes in Twitter @TolstoySays and find humanistic wisdom and daily insights.

2. – Benjamin Franklin.

Probably, the most famous quote about time by Benjamin Franklin, a person known by his productivity and various talents. In his 84 years, he became not only a prominent politician and diplomat, but also an actor, musician, inventor, and satirist.

As for his famous saying, it refers to the concept of opportunity cost. This means, each choice you make has its cost, and delays (as a choice to not take action) usually lead to decrease in output.

3. – Folklore.

The earliest record of this phrase is dated 1225 – before English was shaped in the modern form. The origin is uncertain, so it’s considered to be a proverbial wisdom. It means that no man has enough power to stop time or to change its course.

4. – William Shakespeare.

Better spend time waiting for the opportunity to take an action than miss the chance. In Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor”, the phrase is said by a character who suspects his wife’s infidelity, but in fact, it can be applied to any situation when you need to take a chance to change things.

5. – Benjamin Franklin.

You can’t keep today’s hour for tomorrow – we all know that, but still tend to procrastinate. Benjamin Franklin warns that time is a scarce resource, and if it’s wasted, it cannot be recovered later. This is why mindful planning and work on productivity are so important.

6. – Theophrastus.

Ancient Greek philosophy is known by its combination of merely theoretical thoughts and practical approach. Theophrastus understood time as an accident of motion that cannot be stopped or reversed, and he said that waste of time is the most extravagant and costly of all expenses.

7. – Pericles.

Pericles, the influential ancient Greek statesman and general, was a rationalist and knew the value of time. His famous phrase was said as a warning for Tolmides, the young Athenian general who intended to invade Boeotia. Eventually Tolmides failed to listen to Pericles’ words, his army suffered a heavy defeat and he died in the battle. This quote is a warning against premature decisions and poor judgement caused by the lack of time.

8. – Stephen R. Covey.

A quote by Stephen R. Covey, the author of the famous time management matrix. You can spend time on useful and useless things, but if you call it “investing”, you’ll definitely invest it in something that has value and importance for you. So choose your goals wisely so that time you spend on them becomes an investment, not an expense.

9. – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince.

If we truly love something, we spend (or invest?) time in it. As time is a valuable resource, when invested, it makes the person, goal or activity even more important for us. But there’s a negative side too. Sometimes we hold on to the past and to the irrelevant goals just because we already spent too much time on them.

10. – Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray.

The phrase that looks like a joke for most of us, is the truth of a complete hedonist. Oscar Wilde is being at his best: the meaning of his quote is that when you invest effort in someone else’s comfort (like hurrying because someone is waiting), you sacrifice your own time that you could spend on much more pleasant things.

The Relentless Time

People have always been considering time as a relentless and cruel force, a robber, and a killer. Looks like a depressive poetic phrase, and the realization that it is not possible to control the course of time is even more sad. But good news is that time is a valuable resource that each of us has, and we can use it at our own discretion and for our benefit.

  1. Harvey Mackay
  2. Jack Kornfield
  3. Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey
  4. John Updike
  5. Aeschylus
  6. Dion Boucicault
  7. Napoleon I
  8. Jim Morrison
  9. Stephen King, The Green Mile
  10. William Carlos Williams

The Irreversible Time

How often do we understand that we could use our time better, and regret that we didn’t spend it wisely? How often do we dream of how good it would be to amend things we did or didn’t do long ago? The older we get, the longer and thicker are the shadows of the past, and what’s important here is not holding on to them. We cannot turn the clock back, but we can do our best today to make tomorrow a happier time.

  1. Nathaniel Hawthorne
  2. Charles F. Kettering
  3. Mason Cooley
  4. Ashley Ormon
  5. Dr. Seuss

The Time We Waste

Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day – and later realizing that you never make up for the lost time: the cycle familiar to any of us. While it is not possible to completely avoid it, we should never forget that we can’t reclaim the time we wasted, and spend it on things we love and need.

  1. Leo Christopher
  2. Bruce Lee
  3. William Penn
  4. Jonathan Estrin
  5. Robin Sharma
  6. Colette
  7. Charles Darwin
  8. Mason Cooley
  9. Jean De La Bruyere
  10. Thomas Jefferson
  11. Bill Watterson
  12. Seneca

The Time We Control

While we cannot do anything about how fast the time flows, we still can control how we use it. Being more energized and productive helps us live to the fullest. Always remember what your goals are, get more done, and try new things to find all of your talents.

  1. Jim Rohn
  2. Steve Jobs
  3. Eric Thomas
  4. Andy Warhol
  5. J. R. R. Tolkien
  6. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  7. John F. Kennedy
  8. Maria Edgeworth
  9. Bil Keane
  10. Shoppenhauer
  11. Andy Warhol, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol
  12. Martin Luther

The Elusive Time

The nature of time is a complex thing. Scientists, poets, and philosophers explain it differently, and many of us have our own understanding of what it is and how it works, and – what’s more important from the practical point of view – how it influences us and how we influence it.

  1. Nelson Mandela
  2. Thomas Hardy
  3. Albert Einstein
  4. C.S. Lewis
  5. Jeremy Irons
  6. Charles Dickens
  7. J.K. Rowling
  8. Stephen Hawking
  9. Tennessee Williams, The Glass Menagerie

Summary

Time, poetically depicted as a relentless thief, scientifically explained as the fourth dimension, and practically seen as a valuable and limited resource, is one of the biggest riddles of the universe. The truth is, our decisions and actions define whether it is our enemy or ally. Taking control of our time means living our own life – not someone else’s – and getting the most out of it.

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30+ Wise Quotes About Life Experiences

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Creative quotes and quotations
On Thinking...

 

Creativity means thinking, albeit in different ways to perhaps you usually think. But thinking it is, and much has been said about this subject. Thinking changes what you are, how you feel and probably the weather as well. So get that thinking cap on, and make sure it’s the right way around!

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Quotes

‘All that a man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his own thoughts.’

James Allen

‘The soul never thinks without a picture.’

Aristotle

‘If you strike upon a thought that baffles you, break off from that entanglement and try another, so shall your wits be fresh to start again.’

Aristophanes

‘If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can’t, you’re right.’

Mary Kay Ash

‘The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.’

Marcus Aurelius

‘I have always found that the man whose second thoughts are good is worth watching.’

James M. Barrie

‘The key to success is to risk thinking unconventional thoughts. Convention is the enemy of progress. If you go down just one corridor of thought you never get to see what’s in the rooms leading off it. ‘

Trevor Baylis

‘I carry my thoughts about with me for a long time, often for a very long time, before writing them down.’

Ludwig van Beethoven

‘Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought.’

Henri Bergson

‘Think! How the hell are you gonna think and hit at the same time?’

Yogi Berra

‘No, no, you're not thinking; you're just being logical.’

Niels Bohr

‘Never express yourself more clearly than you are able to think.’

Niels Bohr

‘Intelligence is something we are born with. Thinking is a skill that must be learned.’

Edward de Bono

‘Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things.’

Ray Bradbury

‘The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them.’

William Bragg

‘Beyond all our actions stands the larger shadow: How are we to choose between what we have been taught to think right and something else which manifestly succeeds?’

Jacob Bronowski

‘With our thoughts we make the world.’

Gautama Buddha

‘All that is is the result of what we have thought.’

Gautama Buddha

‘We are what we think.’

Gautama Buddha

‘If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing.’

Marc Chagall

‘We owe most of our great inventions and most of the achievements of genius to idleness

—either enforced or voluntary. The human mind prefers to be spoon-fed with the thoughts of others, but deprived of such nourishment it will, reluctantly, begin to think for itself-and such thinking, remember, is original thinking and may have valuable results.’

Agatha Christie

‘The fact is that if you have not developed language, you simply don’t have access to most of human experience, and if you don’t have access to experience, then you’re not going to be able to think properly.’

Noam Chomsky

‘To think is to live.’

Marcus Tullius Cicero

‘A ‘new thinker,’ when studied closely, is merely a man who does not know what other people have thought.’

F. M. Colby

‘I roamed the countryside searching for answers to things I did not understand. Why shells existed on the tops of mountains along with the imprints of coral and plants and seaweed usually found in the sea. Why the thunder lasts a longer time than which causes it and why immediately on its creation the lightning becomes visible to the eye while thunder requires time to travel. How the various circles of water form around the spot which has been struck by a stone and why a bird sustains itself in the air. These questions and other strange phenomena engaged my thought throughout my life.’

Leonardo Da Vinci

‘I think, therefore I am.’

René Déscartes

‘Failure is instructive. The person who really thinks learns quite as much from his failures as from his successes.’

John Dewey

‘We only think when we are confronted with a problem.’

John Dewey

‘Nurture your mind with great thoughts.’

Benjamin Disraeli

‘A new type of thinking is essential if mankind is to survive and move to higher levels.’

Albert Einstein

‘We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course powerful muscles, but no personality.’

Albert Einstein

‘Without creative, independently thinking and judging personalities the upward development of society is as unthinkable as the development of the individual personality without the nourishing soil of the community.’

Albert Einstein

‘The world we have made as a result of the level of thinking we have done thus far creates problems we cannot solve at the same level of thinking at which we created them.’

Albert Einstein

‘Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who read too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.’

Albert Einstein

‘The world’s greatest thinkers have often been amateurs; for high thinking is the outcome of fine and independent living, and for that a professional chair offers no special opportunities.’

Havelock Ellis

‘Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet.’

Ralph Waldo Emerson

‘Every revolution was first a thought in one man’s mind.’

Ralph Waldo Emerson

‘If a man sits down to think, he is immediately asked if he has a headache.’

Ralph Waldo Emerson

‘Thoughts rule the world.’

Ralph Waldo Emerson

‘What is the hardest task in the world? To think.’

Ralph Waldo Emerson

‘Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is the probable reason why so few engage in it.’

Henry Ford

‘The more you think, the more time you have.’

Henry Ford

‘Think before you speak is criticism’s motto; speak before you think creation’s.’

E. M. Forster

‘To cease to think creatively is but little different from ceasing to live.’

Benjamin Franklin

‘We must care to think about the unthinkable things, because when things become unthinkable, thinking stops and action becomes mindless.’

James Fulbright

‘All truly wise thoughts have been thought already thousands of times; but to make them truly ours, we must think them over again honestly, till they take root in our personal experience.’

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

‘If I look confused, it’s because I’m thinking.’

Samuel Goldwyn

‘Most people can’t think, most of the remainder won’t think, and the small fraction who do think mostly can’t do it very well.’

Robert Heinlein

‘Every real thought on every real subject knocks the wind out of somebody or other.’

Oliver Wendell Holmes

‘Most of one’s life...is one prolonged effort to prevent oneself thinking.’

Aldous Huxley

‘Man lives in only one small room of the enormous house of his consciousness.’

William James

‘A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.’

William James

‘The intellect can intuit nothing, the senses dcan think nothing. Only through their union can knowledge arise.’

Immanuel Kant

‘The paradox is really the pathos of intellectual life and just as only great souls are exposed to passions it is only the great thinker who is exposed to what I call paradoxes.’

Søren Kierkegaard

‘People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid.’

Søren Kierkegaard

‘Nature gave men two ends–one to sit on and one to think with. Ever since then, man’s success or failure has been dependent on the one he uses most.’

George Kirkpatrick

‘Thoughts, like fleas, jump from man to man. But they don’t bite everybody.’

Stanislaw Lec

‘The thinker dies, but his thoughts are beyond the reach of destruction. Men are mortal; but ideas are immortal.’

Walter Lippmann

‘Thought takes man out of servitude, into freedom.’

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

‘A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.’

Michaelangelo

‘I think like the species I am studying, whatever it is. If I am watching a lizard, I become the lizard. Gazing ath the water at a pike, I become the pike.’

Desmond Morris

‘Even a thought, even a possibility can shatter us and transform us.’

Friedrich Nietzsche

‘Thoughts give birth to a creative force that is neither elemental nor sideral. Thoughts create a new heaven, a new firmament, a new source of energy, from which new arts flow. When a man undertakes to create something, he establishes a new heaven, as it were and from it the work that he desires to create flows into him. For such is the immensity of man that he is greater than heaven and earth.’

Philipus Aureolus Paracelsus

‘If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking.’

George S. Patton

‘Change your thoughts and you change your world.’

Norman Vincent Peale

‘Real, constructive mental power lies in the creative thought that shapes your destiny, and your hour-by-hour mental conduct produces power for change in your life. Develop a train of thought on which to ride. The nobility of your life as well as your happiness depends upon the direction in which that train of thought is going.’

Lawrence J. Peter

‘The mind ought to sometimes be diverted that it may return the better to thinking.’

Phaedrus

‘The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow.’

Eden Phillpotts

‘Thought is only a flash between two long nights, but this flash is everything.’

Henri Poincaré

‘I'll be more enthusiastic about encouraging thinking outside the box when there's evidence of any thinking going on inside it.’

Terry Pratchett

‘When one is painting one does not think.’

Raphael

‘I did not think; I experimented.’

Wilhelm Röentgen

‘Many people would rather die than think; in fact most do.’

Bertrand Russell

‘When thought becomes excessively painful, action is the finest remedy.’

Salman Rushdie

‘Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.’

Carl Sagan

‘Flout ‘em, and scout ‘em; and scout ‘em, and flout ‘em; / Thought is free.’

William Shakespeare

‘Nimble thought can jump both sea and land.’

William Shakespeare

‘There is nothing good or bad, but thinking makes it so.’

William Shakespeare

‘This is the very coinage of your brain: this bodiless creation ecstasy.’

William Shakespeare

‘Few people think more than two or three times a year. I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week.’

George Bernard Shaw

‘I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.’

Socrates

‘Discovery consists in seeing what everyone else has seen and thinking what no-one else has thought.’

Albert von Szent-Gyorgyi

‘To his whose elastic and vigorous thought keeps pace with the sun, the day is a perpetual morning.’

Henry David Thoreau

‘As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think BIG.’

Donald Trump

‘We think too small. Like the frog at the bottom of the well. He thinks the sky is only as big as the top of the well. If he surfaced, he would have an entirely different view.’

Mao Tse-Tung

‘They can do all because they think they can.’

Virgil

‘No problem can stand the assault of sustained thinking.’

Voltaire

‘Only when one thinks even much more madly than the philosophers can one solve their problems.’

Ludwig Wittgenstein

 

 

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The 100 Most Inspiring Quotes on Life, Love & Happiness

wise thoughts about life

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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