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139 Words Of Wisdom Quotes with Shareable Pictures

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Wisdom begins in wonder.



Infuse your life with action. Don't wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope.

Longer Version:

Infuse your life with action. Don't wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your Creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen... yourself, right now, right down here on Earth.



No matter what life throws at you, don't become jaded or cynical. Love is worth the risk.



When you don't know what to do, love is what to do.



There is ample room for kindness in authenticity.



Many of the things we worry about, they end up becoming nothing.



Service is not just a word, service is an action!



Better foster wisdom, before you destroy the world with your arrogance of intelligence.



Do not be too hard, lest you be broken; do not be too soft, lest you be squeezed.



To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them.



Don't let anyone's disapproval dictate your actions.



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



Experience and travel. These are an education in themselves.



You will curse your blessings by not being grateful for what is already yours.



Hate is a lack of imagination.



Wisdom never lies.



One part of wisdom is knowing what you don't need anymore and letting it go.



As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.



In seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it -- thou art a fool.



Only the steps of a one-step long journey can be taken all at the same time.



We know way too many words of wisdom, but perform all too few actions of wisdom.



Never say no twice if you mean it.



Divide each difficulty into as many parts as is feasible and necessary to resolve it.



Much wisdom often goes with fewest words.



Surprise sex is the best thing to wake up to. Unless you're in prison.



If you truly have it, you never lose it; and if you lose it, you never truly had it.



Take people's advice and guidance in the beginning, but always follow your instincts first.



We don't rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training.



Real kindness seeks no return.



May you never become so cynical that you let a star fall without its wish.



The worst part of being okay is that okay is far from happy.



The most interesting things in life happen just on the other side of your comfort zone.



Words matter, because they cling to us, and we matter.



Truth is the most lied about word.



The same path walked by different souls will lead to different places.



When you're watching somebody else's yard, a lot of trash collects in yours.



Change begets change. Nothing propagates so fast.



Joy goes against the foundations of mathematics: it multiplies when we divide.



Loneliness, when accepted, becomes a gift that will lead us to find a purpose in life.



Don't fear the light within. May it ignite the Sacred Flame in your soul.



What you feed your mind determines your appetite.



If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself.



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



We are the ones we have been waiting for.



There is not one wise man in twenty that will praise himself.



Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy: the mad daughter of a wise mother.

Longer Version:

Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy the mad daughter of a wise mother. These daughters have too long dominated the earth.



I think; therefore I am.



Ignorant men raise questions that wise men answered a thousand years ago.



Cultivate the habit of early rising. It is unwise to keep the head long on a level with the feet.



Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe.



The summit of happiness is reached when a person is ready to be what he is.



In order to control myself I must first accept myself by going with and not against my nature.



A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.



Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.



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.



If you succeed in judging yourself rightly, then you are indeed a man of true wisdom.



The wise man belongs to all countries, for the home of a great soul is the whole world.



Wisdom comes from experience. Experience is often a result of lack of wisdom.



I would rather be a man of paradoxes than a man of prejudices.



Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.



Gray hairs are signs of wisdom if you hold your tongue, speak and they are but hairs, as in the young.



Not by age but by capacity is wisdom acquired.



The truest sayings are paradoxical.



Knowledge shrinks as wisdom grows.



Wisdom and deep intelligence require an honest appreciation of mystery.



He gossips habitually; he lacks the common wisdom to keep still that deadly enemy of man, his own tongue.



Everything comes in time to him who knows how to wait.



A fool is known by his speech; and a wise man by silence.



Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.



Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.



Great wisdom is generous; petty wisdom is contentious.

Longer Version:

Great wisdom is generous; petty wisdom is contentious. Great speech is impassioned, small speech cantankerous.



I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.



The end of wisdom is to dream high enough to lose the dream in the seeking of it.



Wise kings generally have wise counselors; and he must be a wise man himself who is capable of distinguishing one.



He who is not just is severe, he who is not wise is sad.



A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.



Look wise, say nothing, and grunt. Speech was given to conceal thought.



He was a wise man who invented beer.



Wisdom outweighs any wealth.



The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.



Wisdom and understanding can only become the possession of individual men by travelling the old road of observation, attention, perseverance, and industry.



To keep your secret is wisdom; but to expect others to keep it is folly.



Except our own thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our power.



Wisdom has its root in goodness, not goodness its root in wisdom.



The years teach much which the days never know.



The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.



For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else.



Turn your wounds into wisdom.



Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.



Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech.



The wisest have the most authority.



Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods.



The truest wisdom is a resolute determination.



It is not white hair that engenders wisdom.



A wise man never loses anything, if he has himself.



The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.



To the wise, life is a problem; to the fool, a solution.



A fool is wise in his eyes.



Pain and foolishness lead to great bliss and complete knowledge, for Eternal Wisdom created nothing under the sun in vain.



Pain is the doorway to wisdom and to truth.



Knowledge is marvelous, but wisdom is even better.



Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.



The first point of wisdom is to discern that which is false; the second, to know that which is true.



Art is never finished, only abandoned.



As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.



Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end.



Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.



All human wisdom works and has worries and grief as reward.



Wisdom is the knowledge of good and evil, not the strength to choose between the two.



Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.



Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.



Wisdom is found only in truth.



This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.



Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.



Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.



He who would begun has half done. Dare to be wise; begin.



Wisdom consists not so much in knowing what to do in the ultimate as knowing what to do next.



Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.



It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.



All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.


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