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Motivational Wisdom Quotes

May these quotes about Wisdom inspire and motivate you.

This above all, to thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

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The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland

Where there's a will, there's a way.
- old English proverb


 

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again,
but expecting different results.
- Rita Mae Brown, also attributed to Einstein


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For all sad words of tongue and pen,
The saddest are these, "It might have been.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

The life of inner peace,
being harmonious and without stress,
is the easiest type of existence.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Success is failure recycled.
Life is death reborn.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What's done is done.
- William Shakespeare

To the mind that is still,
the whole universe surrenders.
- Lao Tzu

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys)

Happiness cannot thrive within the prison of obligation
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Main Thing is to Keep
The Main Thing The Main Thing.
- Stephen Covey

The truly rich are those who enjoy what they have.
- Yiddish Proverb

Happiness walks on busy feet.
- Kitte Turmell

Silence is a source of great strength.
- Lao Tzu

I am a Passionate Observer of Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

The book of life is filled with incoherent riddles.
Life's true lessons are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We don't see things as they are,
we see things as we are.
- Anais Nin

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

I am a Passionate Observer of Life.
I See the events, feel the emotions,
and recognize the difference.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is really simple,
but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

The words of truth are always paradoxical.
- Lao Tzu

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

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 (Serenity Prayer)

Life is a succession of lessons
which must be lived to be understood.
- Helen Keller

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

"Hurry up" ranks right up there with "you need to"
as a destroyer of our humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

He who knows others is wise.
He who knows himself is enlightened.
- Lao Tzu

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When It's Darkest, Men See the Stars.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Bringing a childlike wonder
and a beginner's mind to life
maximizes both success and joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

When dealing with people, remember you are
not dealing with creatures of logic,
but creatures of emotion.
- Dale Carnegie

The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.
- Henry David Thoreau

Where there is no accusation of "fault,"
there can be no anger.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

When a thing is funny, search it for a hidden truth.
- George Bernard Shaw

He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.
- Aristotle

I am not a slave to my thoughts or emotions.
- Richard Carlson

Is today a day to gather strength from the storm -
a day to to learn life lessons for the next battle?
Or is today a day to sit by the fire
and watch the storm rage outside?
Either way, the storm is just life.
Give thanks for all of Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
- Anonymous

I can't go back to yesterday -
because I was a different person then.
- Lewis Carroll

He who takes medicine and neglects his diet
wastes the skill of his doctors.
- Chinese Proverb

Know thyself.
- Socrates (inscribed on the ancient Greek temple at Delphi)

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain,
and most fools do.
- Benjamin Franklin

Life is a mirror, and will reflect back
to the thinker what he thinks into it.
- Ernest Holmes

If you wait for opportunities to occur,
you will be one of the crowd.
- Edward de Bono

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

A time for work, a time for play -
balance in all things.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you,
whose presence calls forth your best.
- Epictetus


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