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Every next level of your life will demand a different you. Click to tweet

Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. Carl Jung Click to tweet

The scariest moment is always just before you start. Stephen King Click to tweet

Little by little, one travels far. J. R. R. Tolkien Click to tweet

I exist as I am, that is enough. Walt Whitman Click to tweet


We know what we are, but know not what we may be. William Shakespeare Click to tweet

Paths are made by walking. Franz Kafka Click to tweet

Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. Unknown Click to tweet

Learn to sell. Learn to build. If you can do both, you will be unstoppable. Naval Ravikant Click to tweet

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde Click to tweet

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The Best Inspirational Quotes

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Begin now to be what you will be hereafter. Saint Jerome Click to tweet

We have to do the best we are capable of. This is our sacred human responsibility. Albert Einstein

Everything is possible. The impossible just takes longer. Dan Brown

The brain is wider than the sky. Emily Dickinson

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

If you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. Toni Morrison

Listen, smile, agree, and then do whatever the fuck you were doing to do anyway. Robert Downey Jr

Individuals search for truth, groups search for consensus. Naval Ravikant

The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper. W.B. Yeats

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves. William Shakespeare Click to tweet

If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary. Jim Rohn Click to tweet

Learn to say ‘no’ to the good so you can say ‘yes’ to the best. John C. Maxwell

Great things never came from comfort zones. Neil Strauss

I have the choice of being constantly active and happy or introspectively passive and sad. Or I can go mad by ricocheting in between. Sylvia Plath

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

If you want something you never had, you have to do something you’ve never done. Thomas Jefferson

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self. Ernest Hemingway

Understand: you are one of a kind. Your character traits are a kind of chemical mix that will never be repeated in history. There are ideas unique to you, a specific rhythm and perspective that are your strengths, not your weaknesses. You must not be afraid of your uniqueness. Robert Greene

You are the person you have been waiting for. Joe Dispenza

If you’re willing to bleed a little every day, you may win big later. Naval Ravikant

Extreme people get extreme results. Sam Altman

The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself. Michel de Montaigne

The easiest way to change the world is to change yourself. Maxime Lagacé

Take your time, play the long game, embrace the boring, the difficulties, the uncomfortable. This is how it will happen. Maxime Lagacé

Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion. Jack Kerouac

Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it. Horace Click to tweet

I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. Jack London

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. Robert Louis Stevenson

Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat. F. Scott Fitzgerald

From error to error one discovers the entire truth. Sigmund Freud (This is one of my favorite inspirational quote. Leave a reply here and let me know what’s yours!)

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The Most Famous Inspirational Quotes (Einstein, Maya Angelou, Gandhi, etc.)

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In a gentle way, you can shake the world. Mahatma Gandhi Click to tweet

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. Mark Twain

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better. Samuel Beckett

You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as you dominant aspiration. James Allen

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

The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. Steve Jobs

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. Jesus Christ

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

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

Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later. Og Mandino

When you know what you want, and want it bad enough, you will find a way to get it. Jim Rohn

If you don’t know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else. Laurence J. Peter

If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want. Zig Ziglar

Not all those who wander are lost. J. R. R. Tolkien Click to tweet

Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. John Wooden

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Maya Angelou

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

Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not. George Bernard Shaw

You don’t need to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. Martin Luther King Jr

All for one and one for all. Alexandre Dumas

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. Aristotle

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

Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value. Albert Einstein

Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right. Henry Ford

Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around. Henry David Thoreau

You have to risk going too far to discover just how far you can really go. Jim Rohn

That which does not kill us makes us stronger. Friedrich Nietzsche

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how. Friedrich Nietzsche

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. Oscar Wilde

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You make your own luck if you stay at it long enough. Naval Ravikant Click to tweet

If you can imagine it, we can make it. John Dykstra

Either get busy living or get busy dying. Stephen King

You change the world by being yourself. Yoko Ono

The only way round is through. Robert Frost

Seek life, not comfort. Maxime Lagacé

Pain or love or danger makes you real again. Jack Kerouac

Begin, be bold and venture to be wise. Horace

We are our choices. Jean-Paul Sartre

A goal should scare you a little and excite you a lot. Joe Vitale

Your big opportunity may be right where you are now. Napoleon Hill

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

One day or day one. You decide. Unknown

I didn’t come this far, to only come this far. Unknown

Prove them wrong. Unknown

Don’t tell people your dreams. Show them. Unknown

You can be happy where you are. Joel Osteen

An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory. Friedrich Engels

They can because they think they can. Virgil

Fortune sides with him who dares. Virgil Click to tweet

Life begins on the other side of despair. Jean-Paul Sartre

Resist much, obey little. Walt Whitman

Men must live and create. Live to the point of tears. Albert Camus

Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry. Jack Kerouac

And your very flesh shall be a great poem. Walt Whitman

Our true nationality is mankind. H. G. Wells

Diligence is the mother of good fortune. Miguel de Cervantes

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Uplifting, Positive And Beautiful Inspirational Quotes

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Feet, what do I need them for if I have wings to fly. Frida Kahlo Click to tweet

Your mind is a powerful thing. When you fill it with positive thoughts, your life will start to change. Unknown

It will be the toughest thing you’ll ever do, but your heart is never wrong. Maxime Lagacé

Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do. H. Jackson Brown Jr

My message to you is simple, keep believing, keep marching, keep building, keep raising your voice. Barack Obama

Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit. E.E. Cummings

I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can’t see from the center. Kurt Vonnegut

If you take risks and face your fate with dignity, there is nothing you can do that makes you small; if you don’t take risks, there is nothing you can do that makes you grand, nothing. Nassim Nicholas Taleb

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. Henry Stanley Haskins

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

At the end of the day it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished… it’s about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better, it’s about what you’ve given back. Denzel Washington

Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic. Dale Carnegie

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

We don’t rise to the level of our expectations. We fall to the level of our training. Archilochus

If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is: infinite. William Blake

I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am. Sylvia Plath

You will find poetry nowhere unless you bring some of it with you. Joseph Joubert

And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it. Roald Dahl

Breathe, it’s just a bad day, not a bad life. Unknown Click to tweet

The mind is like an iceberg, it floats with one-seventh of its bulk above water. Sigmund Freud

Build a man a fire, and he’ll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he’ll be warm for the rest of his life. Terry Pratchett

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes. Marcel Proust

Abandon yourself to the moment, and you will find every day new openings, new light, new insight. And those new insights will go on changing you. One day, suddenly you will see you are each moment new. Osho

You have to be able to tolerate what you don’t necessarily like so you can be free. Larry Flynt

I believe that man will not merely endure; he will prevail. William Faulkner

What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness. John Steinbeck

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Funny And Surprising Inspirational Quotes

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Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much. Oscar Wilde Click to tweet

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. Sigmund Freud

We are all born mad. Some remain so. Samuel Beckett

Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut. Ernest Hemingway

I have measured out my life with coffee spoons. T.S. Eliot

Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead. Charles Bukowski

Life has a way of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen at once. Paulo Coelho

I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity. Edgar Allan Poe

Embrace the glorious mess that you are. Elizabeth Gilbert

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ (I’ve found it!), but ‘That’s funny…’.

I don’t want to go to heaven. None of my friends are there. Oscar Wilde Click to tweet

Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one. Terry Pratchett

I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it. George Bernard Shaw

I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don’t let anybody tell you different.

Wrinkles mean you laughed, grey hair means you care and scars mean you lived. Unknown

A bad attitude is like a flat tire, you can’t get very far until you change it. Unknown

Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret. Ambrose Bierce

If you are money, then, when you die, you will be spent. Rich Cohen

You can only be young once. But you can always be immature. Dave Barry

I have great faith in fools – self-confidence my friends will call it. Edgar Allan Poe

Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain

Drag your thoughts away from your troubles… by the ears, by the heels, or any other way you can manage it. Mark Twain

The only thing you can get in a hurry is trouble. Navjot Singh Sidhu

It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog. Mark Twain

Show me a man with a tattoo and I’ll show you a man with an interesting past. Jack London

It’s not bragging if you can back it up. Muhammad Ali

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The wisest men follow their own direction. Euripides Click to tweet

Better to have, and not need, than to need, and not have. Franz Kafka

You are free, and that is why you are lost. Franz Kafka

From a certain point onward there is no longer any turning back. That is the point that must be reached. Franz Kafka

Someday, somehow, this will all make sense. Maxime Lagacé

You have as much laughter as you have faith. Martin Luther

We shall not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. T.S. Eliot

Rise to the level of your ideals, not the average of your environment. The Stoic Emperor

There is no great genius without a mixture of madness. Aristotle

What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from. T.S. Eliot

Cynicism is easy. Mimicry is easy. Optimistic contrarians are the rarest breed. Naval Ravikant

We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us. Charles Bukowski

Unless you believe, you will not understand. Augustine of Hippo

You will always find an answer in the sound of water. Zhuangzi Click to tweet

You attract what you are, not what you want. Unknown

I focused so hard on what I wanted that I lost sight of what I deserved. Unknown

Sometimes when things are falling apart they may actually be falling into place. Unknown

Let it all go. See what stays. Unknown

Anything I come across that feels impossible, I probably need to take a second look. Joe Gebbia (Co-founder AirBnb)

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

Too much sanity may be madness and the maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be. Miguel de Cervantes

Every word is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness. Samuel Beckett

The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be. Bruce Lee

Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again. C.S. Lewis

Goodness makes greatness truly valuable, and greatness make goodness much more serviceable. Matthew Henry

You must realize that one day you will die. Until then you are worthless. Chuck Palahniuk

Do not think you will necessarily be aware of your own enlightenment. Dogen

Do not judge, and you will never be mistaken. Jean Jacques Rousseau

Do not ask for what you will wish you had not got. Seneca

If you suddenly stumble upon the right door, you will not be able to recognize that it is right. Osho

You have to die a few times before you can really live. Charles Bukowski

Live so that you can at least get the benefit of the doubt. Kin Hubbard

To find yourself, think for yourself. Socrates

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You have to be odd to be number one. Dr. Seuss Click to tweet

My father used to say, “don’t raise your voice improve your argument”. Unknown

When thinking about life, remember this: no amount of guild can change the past, and no amount of anxiety can change the future. Unknown

I do not believe in taking the right decision, I take a decision and make it right. Muhammad Ali Jinnah

People cry, not because they’re weak. It’s because they’ve been strong for too long. Johnny Depp

The first to apologize is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. The first to forget is the happiest. Unknown

Fear, pain, envy, sadness, frustration. Your natural reaction will be to replace them and seek pleasure. Don’t do that. Instead, understand them. They can teach you something and it could be useful. Maxime Lagacé

Say no to small short-term gains so you can say yes to massive long-term gains. Maxime Lagacé

Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving. Terry Pratchett

If you think, then you will be prepared. If you are prepared, then you will have no worries. Li Ka Shing

You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger. Buddha

I long to accomplish a great and noble tasks, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker. Helen Keller

The most important things are the hardest to say, because words diminish them. Stephen King

Saying nothing sometimes says the most. Emily Dickinson Click to tweet

To be blind is not miserable; not to be able to bear blindness, that is miserable. John Milton

Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself. Plutarch

Know how to listen, and you will profit even from those who talk badly. Plutarch

Genius might be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way. Charles Bukowski

Truth, and goodness, and beauty are but different faces of the same all. Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears. Michel de Montaigne

Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know. Michel de Montaigne

Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people. W.B. Yeats

If you make friends with yourself you will never be alone. Maxwell Maltz

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be. Kurt Vonnegut

A harmful truth is better than a useful lie. Thomas Mann

If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything. Mark Twain

Please all, and you will please none. Aesop

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Inspirational Quotes About Life

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Beware the barrenness of a busy life. Socrates Click to tweet

Life is the sum of all your choices. Albert Camus

Your life is a cloud. Sometimes you’ll feel sad and cry. Sometimes you’ll feel free and move fast. Maxime Lagacé

The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time. Jack London

To be heroic is to be courageous enough to die for something; to be inspirational is to be crazy enough to live a little. Criss Jami

Life is all about balance. You don’t always need to be getting stuff done. Sometimes it’s perfectly okay, and absolutely necessary, to shut down, kick back, and do nothing. Lori Deschene

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You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life. Albert Camus

If you’re afraid to die, you will not be able to live. James A. Baldwin

That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet. Emily Dickinson

What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality. Plutarch Click to tweet

Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop. Ovid

I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in my life. And I am horribly limited. Sylvia Plath

Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age. James Joyce

It is necessary to have wished for death in order to know how good it is to live. Alexandre Dumas

Just trust yourself, then you will know how to live. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Plunge boldly into the thick of life, and seize it where you will, it is always interesting. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have. Norman Vincent Peale

Listening to your own heart, you will start moving in the right direction, without ever thinking of what is right and what is wrong. Osho

Listen to the new, go with the new. I know you are afraid. In spite of the fear, go with the new, and your life will become richer and richer and you will be able one day to release your imprisoned splendor. Osho

You have to have a dream so you can get up in the morning. Billy Wilder

You can change your world by changing your words… Remember, death and life are in the power of the tongue. Joel Osteen

As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters. Seneca

Maybe that’s what life is… a wink of the eye and winking stars. Jack Kerouac

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Inspiring Quotes About Struggles, Failures, Courage

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Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor. Truman Capote Click to tweet

The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places. Ernest Hemingway

Courage is grace under pressure. Ernest Hemingway

Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. Victor Hugo

Life will only change when you become more committed to your dreams than your comfort zone. Unknown

Magic happens when you do not give up, even though you want to. The universe always falls in love with a stubborn heart. Unknown

What if you try one more time and it works? Maxime Lagacé

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. George Bernard Shaw

Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes. Oscar Wilde

Don’t worry about losing. If it is right, it happens – the main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away. John Steinbeck

You can only fight the way you practice. Miyamoto Musashi

The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it. Jean-Paul Sartre

Mistakes are the portals of discovery. James Joyce

You do not write your life with words… You write it with actions. What you think is not important. It is only important what you do. Patrick Ness

In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer. Albert Camus

Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you. Walt Whitman

Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking. W. B. Yeats

If you fell down yesterday, stand up today. H. G. Wells

Experience is the teacher of all things. Julius Caesar

The one who falls and gets up is so much stronger than the one who never fell. Unknown

Without rain nothing grows. Learn to embrace the storms of your life. Unknown

You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind. Mahatma Gandhi

There is a direct correlation between an increased sphere of comfort and getting what you want. Tim Ferriss

You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. Maya Angelou

Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out. Benjamin Franklin

You can always find the sun within yourself if you will only search. Maxwell Maltz

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually fear you will make one. Navjot Singh Sidhu

Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven’t half the strength you think they have. Norman Vincent Peale

Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage. Maya Angelou

You cannot escape necessities, but you can overcome them. Seneca

You have to be able to tolerate what you don’t necessarily like so you can be free. Larry Flynt

I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me. Unknown

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. E.E. Cummings

Inspiring Quotes About Confidence, Character

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It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters. Epictetus Click to tweet

No man is free who is not master of himself. Epictetus

Know, first, who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly. Epictetus

The more you know yourself, the less you have something to prove, the more you can relax. Maxime Lagacé

Having character is not about pretending. It’s about seeking what’s truly important for you. It’s about the truth. Maxime Lagacé

The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes “Awww!”. Jack Kerouac

The free soul is rare, but you know it when you see it – basically because you feel good, very good, when you are near or with them. Charles Bukowski

Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly. Franz Kafka

Always go with the choice that scares you the most, because that’s the one that is going to help you grow. Unknown

To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best day and night to make you like everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting. E.E. Cummings

We are already one. But we imagine that we are not. And what we have to recover is our original unity. What we have to be is what we are. Thomas Merton

Learn to say ‘no’ without explaining yourself. Unknown

Stay patient and trust your journey. Unknown

Someday, everything will make perfect sense. So for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason. Unknown

Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself. Coco Chanel

Everything that happens happens as it should, and if you observe carefully, you will find this to be so. Marcus Aurelius

What you hear repeatedly you will eventually believe. Michael Korda

When your desires are strong enough you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve. Napoleon Hill

Act the part and you will become the part. William James Click to tweet

Begin to be now what you will be hereafter. William James

Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility. Augustine of Hippo

Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one. Marcus Aurelius

Re-examine all that you have been told… dismiss that which insults your soul. Walt Whitman

No legacy is so rich as honesty. William Shakespeare

Doubt whom you will, but never yourself. Christian Nestell Bovee

Knowing what you can not do is more important than knowing what you can do. In fact, that’s good taste. Lucille Ball

When you think you’re good, you will play at that level. If you doubt yourself, you will play like crap. Kurt Russell

If you are not afraid of dying, there is nothing you cannot achieve. Lao Tzu

If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams. Les Brown

You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. Marcus Aurelius

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Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present. Marcus Aurelius

If you stand for something you will have people for you and people against you. But if you stand for nothing you will have nobody for you and nobody against you. Maurice Saatchi

Resolve that whatever you do, you will bring the whole man to it; that you will fling the whole weight of your being into it. Orison Swett Marden

It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit. Harry S. Truman

Whatever you think you can do or believe you can do, begin it. Action has magic, grace and power in it. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Accept yourself as you are. Otherwise you will never see opportunity. You will not feel free to move toward it; you will feel you are not deserving. Maxwell Maltz

If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self. Napoleon Hill

Swallow your pride, you will not die, it’s not poison. Bob Dylan

Inspiring Quotes About Happiness, Gratitude, Peace Of Mind

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He who sings scares away his woes. Miguel de Cervantes Click to tweet

Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart. Seneca

What if you already have happiness inside you? What if it’s about desiring less and accepting more? What if you remove your perceptions of what happiness should be? Maxime Lagacé

He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature. Socrates

The fullest people, the people most whole and most alive, are always those unafraid and unashamed of the soul. Maria Popova (brainpickings.org)

Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind. Marcel Proust

Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight in order to conquer it. Alexandre Dumas

Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old. Franz Kafka

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You cannot find peace by avoiding life. Virginia Woolf

Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed. Alexander Pope

If you expect nothing from anybody, you’re never disappointed. Sylvia Plath

Not what we have but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance. Epicurus

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for. Epicurus

The best part about life? Every morning you have a new opportunity to become a happier version of yourself. Unknown

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

To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others. Albert Camus Click to tweet

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others. Cicero

Don’t be in such a rush to figure everything out. Embrace the unknown and let your life surprise you.

If you seek tranquility, do less. Or do what’s essential – what the logos of a social being requires, and in the requisite way. Which brings a double satisfaction: to do less, better. Because most of what we say and do is not essential. If you can eliminate it, you’ll have more time, and more tranquility. Ask yourself at every moment, ‘Is this necessary?’ Marcus Aurelius

You can discard most of the junk that clutters your mind – things that exist only there – and clear out space for yourself. Marcus Aurelius

Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again. Joseph Campbell

I still remember the days I prayed for the things I have now. Unknown

Remain calm, serene, always in command of yourself. You will then find out how easy it is to get along. Paramahansa Yogananda

Learn to be calm and you will always be happy. Paramahansa Yogananda

The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace. Carlos Santana

We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses. Carl Jung

Do anything, but let it produce joy. Walt Whitman

There are two ways to be happy: change the situation, or change your mindset towards it. Unknown

Don’t ruin a good today by thinking about a bad yesterday. Let it go. Unknown

As long as you are being true to yourself, you will always find happiness. Amber Riley

If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else. Marvin Gaye

If you look for perfection, you’ll never be content. Leo Tolstoy

Silent gratitude isn’t very much use to anyone. Gertrude Stein

There is a quiet place where no one disturbs you. Marlene Dietrich

Inspirational Love Quotes

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Love and work… work and love, that’s all there is. Sigmund Freud Click to tweet

Love is dynamic, ever changing and all over the place all the time. Only those who transcends themselves knows this. Maxime Lagacé

A loving heart is the truest wisdom. Charles Dickens

If you have the ability to love, love yourself first. Charles Bukowski

The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved. Victor Hugo

If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded. Maya Angelou

If you give, you will be blessed. Joel Osteen

Be loving towards yourself, then you will be able to love others too. Osho

If you can grow in love, you will grow in awareness. If you grow in awareness, you will grow in love. Osho

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy

If you are still looking for that one person who will change your life, take a look in the mirror. Roman Price

We love the things we love for what they are. Robert Frost

Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary. Oscar Wilde

If you want to be loved, be lovable. Ovid

If you judge people, you have no time to love them. Mother Teresa

Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do. Brené Brown

Be the love you never received. Unknown Click to tweet

Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence. Henry David Thoreau

If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life. Oscar Wilde

Men always want to be a woman’s first love – women like to be a man’s last romance. Oscar Wilde

Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. Oscar Wilde

Work on being in love with the person in the mirror who has been through so much but is still standing. Unknown

Never stop showing someone how much they mean to you. Unknown

The best kiss is the one that has been exchanged a thousand times between the eyes before it reaches the lips. Unknown

Being with you and not being with you is the only way I have to measure time. Jorge Luis Borges

Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken. Albert Camus

When you love someone, you love the person as they are, and not as you’d like them to be. Leo Tolstoy

All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love. Leo Tolstoy

We loved with a love that was more than love. Edgar Allan Poe

Inspirational Quotes About Business, Work, Entrepreneurship, Leadership

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Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work. Aristotle Click to tweet

Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work. Horace

Remember: nobody said it would be easy. Maxime Lagacé

The goal is to create something so useful that people will have no choice but to tell their friends. Maxime Lagacé

People buy an experience and a feeling, not your product or service. Thus, what experience are you selling to your clients? Maxime Lagacé

You have to be a good individual first before you can be a good team player. David Goggins

What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. Jane Goodall

In the modern world of business, it is useless to be a creative, original thinker unless you can also sell what you create. David Ogilvy

Earn with your mind, not your time. Naval Ravikant

See also: Steve Jobs quotes

Work in silence. Let your success be your noise. Unknown

Be loyal to those are not present. In doing so, you build the trust of those who are present. Stephen Covey

If you want to change the culture, you will have to start by changing the organization. Mary Douglas

You don’t know what you can get away with until you try. Colin Powell

Ten soldiers wisely led will beat a hundred without a head. Euripides Click to tweet

You can start right where you stand and apply the habit of going the extra mile by rendering more service and better service than you are now being paid for. Napoleon Hill

The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before. Neil Gaiman

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. Mark Twain

For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack. Rudyard Kipling

An artist is a creature driven by demons. He doesn’t know why they choose him and he’s usually too busy to wonder why. William Faulkner

I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man’s. I will not reason and compare: my business is to create. William Blake

The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion. Albert Camus

To do a dull thing with style-now that’s what I call art. Charles Bukowski

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Inspirational Quotes About Success, Goals, Dreams

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That man is a success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much. Robert Louis Stevenson Click to tweet

To have external success, start with internal success. Maxime Lagacé

The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire. Marshall Ferdinand Foch

If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time. Marcel Proust

You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine. John C. Maxwell

Don’t think about what can happen in a month. Don’t think about what can happen in a year. Just focus on the 24 hours in front of you and do what you can to get closer to where you want to be.

It is now how good you are, it’s how good you want to be. Unknown

When you’re not concerned with succeeding, you can work with complete freedom. Larry David

Feed your body. Feed your soul. Feed your dream. Bust out! Awiakta

If you care enough for a result, you will most certainly attain it. William James

Success or failure depends more upon attitude than upon capacity successful men act as though they have accomplished or are enjoying something. Soon it becomes a reality. Act, look, feel successful, conduct yourself accordingly, and you will be amazed at the positive results. William James

Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire. Napoleon Hill

No matter what challenges or setbacks and disappointments you may encounter along the way, you will find true success and happiness if you have only one goal. There really is only one. And that is this: to fulfill the highest most truthful expression of yourself as a human being. You want to max out your humanity by using your energy to lift yourself up, your family and the people around you. Oprah Winfrey

The most successful people are those who are good at plan B. James Yorke

Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination. Oscar Wilde

Some are born great, others achieve greatness. William Shakespeare

If you seek truth you will not seek victory by dishonorable means, and if you find truth you will become invincible. Epictetus

Seek not greatness, but seek truth and you will find both. Horace Mann Click to tweet

Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come. Victor Hugo

To be prepared is half the victory. Miguel de Cervantes

There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth. Leo Tolstoy

The only question to ask yourself is, how much are you willing to sacrifice to achieve this success? Larry Flynt

Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours. Les Brown

See also: 9 habits of highly successful people

The only wealth which you will keep forever is the wealth you have given away. Marcus Aurelius

Liberate the minds of men and ultimately you will liberate the bodies of men. Marcus Garvey

You will be as much value to others as you have been to yourself. Marcus Tullius Cicero

Remember you will not always win. Some days, the most resourceful individual will taste defeat. But there is, in this case, always tomorrow – after you have done your best to achieve success today. Maxwell Maltz

Get excited and enthusiastic about you own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire – you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away. Denis Waitley

No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself. Denis Waitley

You can calculate the worth of a man by the number of his enemies. Gustave Flaubert

You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight. Jim Rohn

Do well and you will have no need for ancestors. Voltaire

Inspirational Quotes About Change

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If you want to make enemies, try to change something. Woodrow Wilson Click to tweet

If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to. Lao Tzu

The measure of intelligence is the ability to change. Albert Einstein

If you will not rise above the things of the world, they will rise above you. Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Let’s shake up some shit. That’s all you can do. Billie Joe Armstrong

The masses seek pleasure non-stop. This is what people do when they are scared. They avoid life and want to remain in their happy state. Life is change. You are life. Accept this. Maxime Lagacé

We do not succeed in changing things according to our desire, but gradually our desire changes. Marcel Proust

Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. George Bernard Shaw

There’s only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self. Aldoux Huxley

The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order. Alfred North Whitehead

No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow. Alice Walker

Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death. Anais Nin

If you don’t like the way the world is, you change it. You have an obligation to change it You just do it one step at a time. Marian Wright Edelman

The future has a way of arriving unannounced. George Will Click to tweet

They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. Andy Warhol

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. Anne Frank

Life is a process. We are a process. The universe is a process. Anne Wilson Scaef

Become a student of change. It is the only thing that will remain constant. Anthony J. D’Angelo

Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal. Arthur Schopenhauer

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. Barack Obama

The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become. Charles Dubois

All change is not growth; as all movement is not forward. Ellen Glasgow

See also: 6 Ways to Stop Worrying About Things You Can’t Change

I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better. Georg C. Lichtenberg

To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly. Henri Bergson

Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Henry Steele Commager

You cannot step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing in. Heraclitus

To change one’s life, start immediately, do it flamboyantly, no exceptions. William James

Things do not change, we change. Henry David Thoreau

See also: attitude quotes, change quotes

Inspirational Quotes About Growth, Learning

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Be curious, not judgmental. Walt Whitman Click to tweet

If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid. Epictetus

Change is what nature wants. You are a part of nature. What will you learn? Maxime Lagacé

Where I was born and where and how I have lived is unimportant. It is what I have done with where I have been that should be of interest. Georgia O’Keeffe

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness. Mark Twain

Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself. William Faulkner

Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road. Jack Kerouac

Growing up is losing some illusions, in order to acquire others. Virginia Woolf

It is better to create than to learn! Creating is the essence of life. Julius Caesar

What is the point of being on this Earth if you are going to be like everyone else and avoid trouble? Arnold Schwarzenegger

If you want things to be different, perhaps the answer is to become different yourself. Norman Vincent Peale

I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. Pablo Picasso

Order and simplification are the first steps toward the mastery of a subject. Thomas Mann

Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced. John Keats Click to tweet

Growth itself contains the germ of happiness. Pearl S. Buck

The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. Augustine of Hippo

The most important thing to remember is this: To be ready at any moment to give up what you are for what you might become. W. E. B. Du Bois

See also: Tim Ferriss quotes

Believe in life! Always human beings will live and progress to greater, broader, and fuller life. W. E. B. Du Bois

We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. George Bernard Shaw

There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. Anais Nin

When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. Franklin D. Roosevelt

The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn. Gloria Steinem

So long as a person is capable of self-renewal they are a living being. Henri-Frederic Amiel

Life is a progress, and not a station. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Inspirational Quotes About Hope, Faith, Belief

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While there’s life, there’s hope. Cicero Click to tweet

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. Anatole France

The hardest truth about hope: it makes you continue and it makes you suffer. Maxime Lagacé

You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club. Jack London

Believe in your infinite potential. Your only limitations are those you set upon yourself. Roy T. Bennett

If you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything. Gordon A. Eadie

Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable. Coco Chanel

Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm. Abraham Lincoln

Faith is to believe what you do not yet see; the reward for this faith is to see what you believe. Augustine of Hippo

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. Mahatma Gandhi

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do. Eleanor Roosevelt

There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in. Leonard Cohen

One lives in the hope of becoming a memory. Antonio Porchia

He does not believe that does not live according to his belief. Sigmund Freud

The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. Leo Tolstoy

Extreme hopes are born from extreme misery. Bertrand Russell

Only in the darkness can you see the stars. Martin Luther King Jr

Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls. Joseph Campbell

Faith is about doing. You are how you act, not just how you believe. Mitch Albom

To live without hope is to cease to live. Fyodor Dostoyevsky Click to tweet

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul – and sings the tunes without the words – and never stops at all. Emily Dickinson

You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore. William Faulkner

I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best. Benjamin Disraeli

Hope will never be silent. Harvey Milk

There is some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for. J.R.R. Tolkien

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Part 4. Conclusion

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One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful. Sigmund Freud Click to tweet

What is your favorite inspirational quote? Would you like to add another one here? Please let me know in the comment section below!

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Author Bio

Maxime Lagacé started collecting quotes in 2004 after he lost his girlfriend in a car accident.

In search of meaning, he dived in the self-improvement world, psychology and trail running. His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.

Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.

He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal. He also studied at the The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. A few years later, he started his first website to share his passion for quotes.

Maxime is a father of two and also loves running. His best 5k is 17 minutes 41 seconds and his best marathon (42k) is in 3 hours 33 minutes 11 seconds (with 1800 meters of elevation gain).

Other notable interests of Maxime are health (mental and physical), meditation, nutrition, bananas, human potential, education, learning, productivity and minimalism.

You can find him on twitter, linkedin, quora, strava, sportstats, pinterest, youtube, instagram or facebook.

Feel free to contact him at any time for questions or help at [email protected]

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17 Wise Words of Wisdom about Life

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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 Best Wisdom Quotes

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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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What Is Wisdom?

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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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Inspirational And Motivational Wisdom Quotes

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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

Short Wisdom Quotes

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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

Don’t even try to become, just be. (Submitted by the Wisdom Quotes Community)

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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Uplifting, Beautiful And Encouraging Words Of Wisdom

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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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Funny Words Of Wisdom That Will Make You Smile

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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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Quotes Against!? Wisdom

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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

Deep, Profound And Zen Wisdom Quotes

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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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Part 3. Wisdom Quotes About…

Wisdom Quotes About Life And Love

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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

Words Of Wisdom About Happiness

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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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Words Of Wisdom About Simplicity

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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

Lines Of Wisdom On God, Religion And Prayers

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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

Wisdom Quotes On Education And Knowledge

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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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Wisdom Quotes On Respect, Justice And…Politics!

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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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Wisdom Sayings On Time, Aging, Patience And Waiting

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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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Wisdom Sayings On Success, Failures, Courage, Doubts And Fear

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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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Wise Business Quotes (Words Of Wisdom)

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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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Wisdom Sayings On Money

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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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Albert Einstein

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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Aristotle

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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Marcus Aurelius

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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Bruce Lee

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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Buddha

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

Confucius

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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Democritus

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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Desiderius Erasmus

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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Euripides

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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Friedrich Nietzsche

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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Galileo Galilei

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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Henry David Thoreau

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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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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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King Solomon

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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Whether you're a seasoned international explorer or an armchair traveler, sometimes all it takes to inspire a new—or first—journey is a poignant travel quotation. Enjoy these wise words about travel from great minds. You might find the perfect one to get you moving. 

The Journey Begins

  • "A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step."—Lao Tzu
  • "For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move."—Robert Louis Stevenson
  • "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."—H. Jackson Brown Jr.
  • "There is no moment of delight in any pilgrimage like the beginning of it."—Charles Dudley Warner
  • "All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware."—Martin Buber 
  • Without travel, "I would have wound up a little ignorant white Southern female, which was not my idea of a good life."—Lauren Hutton

What Is Travel?

  • "Travel penetrates your consciousness, but not in a rational way."—Milton Glaser
  • "Life is either a daring adventure or nothing."—Helen Keller
  • "Traveling is almost like talking with men of other centuries."—René Descartes
  • "Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living."—Miriam Beard
  • "One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things."—Henry Miller
  • "I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine."—Caskie Stinnett
  • "Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends."—Maya Angelou

Laughing All the Way

  • "A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it."—John Steinbeck
  • "In America, there are two classes of travel: First class, and with children."—Robert Benchley
  • "To put it rather bluntly, I am not the type who wants to go back to the land; I am the type who wants to go back to the hotel."—Fran Lebowitz
  • "But why, oh why, do the wrong people travel, when the right people stay at home?"—Noel Coward
  • "Most of my treasured memories of travel are recollections of sitting."—Robert Thomas Allen
  • "Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversations."—Elizabeth Drew
  • "If you look like your passport photo, you're too ill to travel."—Will Kommen
  • "Being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned."—Samuel Johnson
  • "Long voyages, great lies."—Italian proverb

Travel Advice

  • "When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money."—Susan Heller
  • "A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving."—Lao Tzu
  • "Two of the greatest gifts we can give our children are roots and wings."—Hodding Carter
  • "He who would travel happily must travel light."—Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  • "If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion, and avoid the people, you might better stay at home."—James Michener

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Wisdom need not always be verbose. In fact, some of the wisest, most memorable quotes by famous people are pretty darn short, yet they pack a lot of meaning in their punch. Keeping it short works well probably because of K.I.S.S.: "Keep it simple, stupid."

George Bernard Shaw: "Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself."

Mother Teresa: "If you judge people, you have no time to love them."

Lucille Ball: "Love yourself first, and everything else falls into place."

Stephen Colbert: "Dreams can change. If we’d all stuck with our first dream, the world would be overrun with cowboys and princesses."

Oprah Winfrey: "Failure is another stepping-stone to greatness."

Stephen Hawking: "Be curious."

Mother Teresa: "If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one."

Michelle Obama: "Success isn't about how much money you make. It's about the difference you make in people's lives."

Wayne Gretzky: "You miss 100 percent of the shots you don't take."

Gabrielle Giffords​: "Be bold, be courageous, be your best."

Madeleine Albright: "Real leadership...comes from realizing that the time has come to move beyond waiting to doing."

Babe Ruth: "Don't let the fear of striking out hold you back."

Seneca: "Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity."

Anna Quindlen: "Don’t ever confuse the two: your life and your work. The second is only part of the first."

Thomas Jefferson: "He who knows best knows how little he knows."

Dolly Parton: "If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain."

Francis David: "We need not think alike to love alike."​

John Quincy Adams: "If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader."

Maya Angelou: "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." 

Malcolm X: "If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything."

Hillary Clinton: "Every moment wasted looking back keeps us from moving forward."

Thomas A. Edison: "Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up."

Katie Couric: "You can't please everyone, and you can't make everyone like you."

Jon Bon Jovi: "Miracles happen every day. Change your perception of what a miracle is and you'll see them all around you."​

Eleanor Roosevelt: "Do one thing every day that scares you." 

Tina Fey: "There are no mistakes, only opportunities."

Francis Bacon: "A prudent question is one half of wisdom."​

Sheryl Sandberg: "If you're offered a seat on a rocket ship, don't ask what seat! Just get on."

Eleanor Roosevelt: "Remember, no one can make you feel inferior without your consent."

Florence Nightingale: "I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse."

Edwin Land: "Creativity is the sudden cessation of stupidity."

Maya Angelou: "You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have."

Mahatma Gandhi: “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” 

Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching: "When I let go of who I am, I become what I might be."

Rosa Parks​: "When one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear."

Henry Ford: "Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right."

Gloria Steinem: "Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.​​"​

Christopher Reeve: "Once you choose hope, anything's possible."

Kate Winslet: "Life is short, and it is here to be lived."

Mahatma Gandhi: “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” 

Alice Walker: "The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any."

Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching: "Great acts are made up of small deeds."

Amelia Earhart: "The most difficult thing is the decision to act. The rest is merely tenacity."

Ellen DeGeneres: "Sometimes you can't see yourself clearly until you see yourself through the eyes of others." 

Walt Disney: "All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them."

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