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Words Of Wisdom Quotes with Shareable Pictures

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Quote: Wisdom begins in wonder. by author Socrates overlaid on photo of low-angle photography of green leaf tree
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Wisdom begins in wonder.


Quote: Life is the art of drawing without an eraser. by author John W. Gardner overlaid on photo of four person standing beside wall
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Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.


Quote: This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew. by author Johann Wolfgang von Goethe overlaid on photo of silhouette of off-road car
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This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.


Quote: The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. by author Socrates overlaid on photo of gray and white bird on red and yellow leaves
Photo Credit: Bryan Hanson

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.


Quote: Wisdom and understanding can only become the possession of individual men by travelling the old road of observation, attention, perseverance, and industry. by author Samuel Smiles overlaid on photo of man standing on cliff under white sky
Photo Credit: Francisco Gonzalez

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


Quote: Turn your wounds into wisdom. by author Oprah Winfrey overlaid on photo of black bird on brown tree branch during daytime
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Turn your wounds into wisdom.


Quote: Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech. by author Plutarch overlaid on photo of blue sky
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Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech.


Quote: A wise man never loses anything, if he has himself. by author Michel de Montaigne overlaid on photo of white pampas grasses near body of water at daytime
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A wise man never loses anything, if he has himself.


Quote: Knowledge is marvelous, but wisdom is even better. by author Kay Redfield Jamison overlaid on photo of lone tree in grassland
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Knowledge is marvelous, but wisdom is even better.


Quote: Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another. by author Juvenal overlaid on photo of gray wooden house on green plains near mountain range at daytime
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Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.


Quote: Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens. by author Jimi Hendrix overlaid on photo of Arizona landscape
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Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.


Quote: Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life. by author Immanuel Kant overlaid on photo of two grey elephants on grass plains during sunset
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Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.


Quote: Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves. by author Henry David Thoreau overlaid on photo of grayscale photo of person and dog holding hands
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Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.


Quote: Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their wisdom. by author Elizabeth Gaskell overlaid on photo of man and woman facing backward while woman's head on man's shoulder on tip of hill
Photo Credit: Aiony Haust

Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their wisdom.


Quote: Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men. by author Confucius overlaid on photo of photo of author Confucius with quote

Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.


Quote: Prevention is better than cure. by author Desiderius Erasmus overlaid on photo of two hands
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Prevention is better than cure.


Quote: Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. by author Alfred, Lord Tennyson overlaid on photo of man and woman with dog on woods
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Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers, and I linger on the shore, And the individual withers, and the world is more and more.


Quote: Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk. by author Doug Larson overlaid on photo of group of people sitting on white sand during daytime
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Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk.


Quote: Wisdom never lies. by author Homer overlaid on photo of 2 women standing on brown field during daytime
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Wisdom never lies.


Quote: Don't fear the light within. May it ignite the Sacred Flame in your soul. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of black and white computer keyboard
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Don't fear the light within. May it ignite the Sacred Flame in your soul.


Quote: The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. by author Nelson Henderson overlaid on photo of silhouette of mountain
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The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.


Quote: Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe. by author Galileo Galilei overlaid on photo of soldiers on field at daytime
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Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe.


Quote: A fool is known by his speech; and a wise man by silence. by author Pythagoras overlaid on photo of sunset forest
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A fool is known by his speech; and a wise man by silence.


Quote: Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. by author Zig Ziglar overlaid on photo of landscape photography of mountains with cloudy skies during golden hour
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Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.


Quote: Great wisdom is generous; petty wisdom is contentious. by author Zhuang Zhou overlaid on photo of photo of author Zhuang Zhou with quote

Great wisdom is generous; petty wisdom is contentious.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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


Quote: I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing. by author Socrates overlaid on photo of bonfire in forest
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I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.


Quote: The end of wisdom is to dream high enough to lose the dream in the seeking of it. by author William Faulkner overlaid on photo of brown Scottish fold in brown thick-pile blanket
Photo Credit: Mikhail Vasilyev

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


Quote: Wise kings generally have wise counselors; and he must be a wise man himself who is capable of distinguishing one. by author Diogenes overlaid on photo of calm body of water near alp mountains during nighttime
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Wise kings generally have wise counselors; and he must be a wise man himself who is capable of distinguishing one.


Quote: A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool. by author William Shakespeare overlaid on photo of close-up photo of two men shaking hands near beach at sunset
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A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.


Quote: He was a wise man who invented beer. by author Unknown Author overlaid on photo of pink rose bud closeup photo
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He was a wise man who invented beer.


Quote: Wisdom outweighs any wealth. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of flowers
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Wisdom outweighs any wealth.


Quote: To keep your secret is wisdom; but to expect others to keep it is folly. by author Samuel Johnson overlaid on photo of brown butterfly perched on flower
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To keep your secret is wisdom; but to expect others to keep it is folly.


Quote: Except our own thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our power. by author René Descartes overlaid on photo of clear crystal uplight chandelier
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Except our own thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our power.


Quote: Wisdom has its root in goodness, not goodness its root in wisdom. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of blue and red bird during daytime
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Wisdom has its root in goodness, not goodness its root in wisdom.


Quote: The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of adult black and white dog leaning on wooden fence
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The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.


Quote: For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of green trees under white sky during daytime
Photo Credit: Nin Duletin

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


Quote: Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods. by author Plato overlaid on photo of person holding flowers
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Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods.


Quote: The truest wisdom is a resolute determination. by author Napoléon Bonaparte overlaid on photo of running white, brown, and black dog
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The truest wisdom is a resolute determination.


Quote: It is not white hair that engenders wisdom. by author Menander overlaid on photo of person's hand holding round silver analog watch with black leather strap
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It is not white hair that engenders wisdom.


Quote: The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil. by author Cicero overlaid on photo of gray hummingbird
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The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.


Quote: To the wise, life is a problem; to the fool, a solution. by author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus overlaid on photo of two women walking on bridge during daytime
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To the wise, life is a problem; to the fool, a solution.


Quote: Pain and foolishness lead to great bliss and complete knowledge, for Eternal Wisdom created nothing under the sun in vain. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of green trees on body of water during daytime
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Pain and foolishness lead to great bliss and complete knowledge, for Eternal Wisdom created nothing under the sun in vain.


Quote: Pain is the doorway to wisdom and to truth. by author Keith Miller overlaid on photo of two women holding flowers
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Pain is the doorway to wisdom and to truth.


Quote: Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy. by author Ludwig van Beethoven overlaid on photo of red neon heart wallpaper
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Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.


Quote: The first point of wisdom is to discern that which is false; the second, to know that which is true. by author Lactantius overlaid on photo of leafless tree on snow covered ground
Photo Credit: Wolfgang Hasselmann

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


Quote: Art is never finished, only abandoned. by author Leonardo da Vinci overlaid on photo of white wooden table near brown chair
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Art is never finished, only abandoned.


Quote: As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death. by author Leonardo da Vinci overlaid on photo of white clouds and blue sky
Photo Credit: Jeremy Bezanger

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


Quote: Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end. by author Leonard Nimoy overlaid on photo of three people paddling in canoe
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Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end.


Quote: Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. by author Laozi (Lao-Tzu) overlaid on photo of aerial photo of green trees
Photo Credit: Marita Kavelashvili

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.


Quote: All human wisdom works and has worries and grief as reward. by author Johann Georg Hamann overlaid on photo of two grey elephants on grass plains during sunset
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All human wisdom works and has worries and grief as reward.


Quote: Wisdom is the knowledge of good and evil, not the strength to choose between the two. by author John Cheever overlaid on photo of person holding gray leaf
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Wisdom is the knowledge of good and evil, not the strength to choose between the two.


Quote: Wisdom is found only in truth. by author Johann Wolfgang von Goethe overlaid on photo of 1 U.S. dollar banknote
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Wisdom is found only in truth.


Quote: Wisdom consists not so much in knowing what to do in the ultimate as knowing what to do next. by author Herbert Hoover overlaid on photo of body of water surrounded with plants under cloudy sky
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Wisdom consists not so much in knowing what to do in the ultimate as knowing what to do next.


Quote: It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things. by author Henry David Thoreau overlaid on photo of pink flowers in tilt shift lens
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It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.


Quote: All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them. by author Galileo Galilei overlaid on photo of closeup photo of bird beside purple petal flowers
Photo Credit: Ray Hennessy

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


Quote: We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it. by author François de La Rochefoucauld overlaid on photo of white and brown short coated puppy lying on brown wooden floor
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We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.




Quote: Who in their infinite wisdom decreed that Little League uniforms be white? Certainly not a mother. by author Erma Bombeck overlaid on photo of silhouette of person standing beside bare tree under stary sky
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Who in their infinite wisdom decreed that Little League uniforms be white? Certainly not a mother.


Quote: The clouds may drop down titles and estates, and wealth may seek us, but wisdom must be sought. by author Edward Young overlaid on photo of leafless tree on body of water during daytime
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The clouds may drop down titles and estates, and wealth may seek us, but wisdom must be sought.


Quote: By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich. by author Democritus overlaid on photo of focus photography of chick on gray ground
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By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.


Quote: Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul. by author Democritus overlaid on photo of two women making peace sign near the Golden Gate bridge
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Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.


Quote: Wisdom begins at the end. by author Daniel Webster overlaid on photo of gray asphalt road
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Wisdom begins at the end.


Quote: He that composes himself is wiser than he that composes a book. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of private jet money plane wallpaper
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He that composes himself is wiser than he that composes a book.


Quote: A friend to all is a friend to none. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of shallow focus photo of person sitting on concrete bench
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A friend to all is a friend to none.


Quote: I prefer the folly of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom. by author Anatole France overlaid on photo of shallow focus photo of green leaves
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I prefer the folly of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.


Quote: The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself a fool. by author Anatole France overlaid on photo of brown and white long coated dog sitting on brown wooden round table
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The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself a fool.


Quote: Memory is the mother of all wisdom. by author Aeschylus overlaid on photo of flowers
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Memory is the mother of all wisdom.


Quote: Infuse your life with action. Don't wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. by author Bradley Whitford overlaid on photo of man in blue jacket and blue pants carrying black and red backpack standing on snow covered
Photo Credit: Nikola Mihajloski

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/[Notes]:

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.




Quote: When you don't know what to do, love is what to do. by author Odille Remmert overlaid on photo of brown brick wall photography
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When you don't know what to do, love is what to do.


Quote: There is ample room for kindness in authenticity. by author Boomie Bol overlaid on photo of blue mountains at daytime
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There is ample room for kindness in authenticity.


Quote: Many of the things we worry about, they end up becoming nothing. by author Boomie Bol overlaid on photo of man and woman kissing under the sun
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Many of the things we worry about, they end up becoming nothing.


Quote: Service is not just a word, service is an action! by author Franklin Theelen overlaid on photo of selective focus photography of orange and beige butterfly on purple flowers
Photo Credit: Tom Elegeert

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


Quote: Better foster wisdom, before you destroy the world with your arrogance of intelligence. by author Abhijit Naskar overlaid on photo of turned on gray laptop computer
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Better foster wisdom, before you destroy the world with your arrogance of intelligence.


Quote: Do not be too hard, lest you be broken; do not be too soft, lest you be squeezed. by author Ali ibn Abi Talib overlaid on photo of pink heart art
Photo Credit: Kelly Sikkema

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


Quote: To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them. by author Montesquieu overlaid on photo of man holding brown violin
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To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them.


Quote: Don't let anyone's disapproval dictate your actions. by author Christopher Paolini overlaid on photo of green fruit in macro lens photography
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Don't let anyone's disapproval dictate your actions.


Quote: Experience and travel. These are an education in themselves. by author Euripides overlaid on photo of red heart and man hanging drawing
Photo Credit: Nick Fewings

Experience and travel. These are an education in themselves.


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


Quote: Hate is a lack of imagination. by author Graham Greene overlaid on photo of cup of latte on table
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Hate is a lack of imagination.


Quote: One part of wisdom is knowing what you don't need anymore and letting it go. by author Jane Fonda overlaid on photo of smiling couple
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One part of wisdom is knowing what you don't need anymore and letting it go.


Quote: As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend. by author Solomon overlaid on photo of landscape photography of road at savannah
Photo Credit: Nikola Knezevic

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


Quote: In seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it -- thou art a fool. by author Lord Chesterfield overlaid on photo of silhouette photography of trees and sky
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In seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it -- thou art a fool.


Quote: Only the steps of a one-step long journey can be taken all at the same time. by author Mokokoma Mokhonoana overlaid on photo of aerial photo of foggy mountains
Photo Credit: Samuel Ferrara

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


Quote: We know way too many words of wisdom, but perform all too few actions of wisdom. by author Mokokoma Mokhonoana overlaid on photo of silhouette of man standing on rock while looking in sky
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We know way too many words of wisdom, but perform all too few actions of wisdom.


Quote: Never say no twice if you mean it. by author Nassim Nicholas Taleb overlaid on photo of gray slabs
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Never say no twice if you mean it.


Quote: Divide each difficulty into as many parts as is feasible and necessary to resolve it. by author René Descartes overlaid on photo of photo of author René Descartes with quote

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


Quote: Much wisdom often goes with fewest words. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of woman hugging other woman while smiling at beach
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Much wisdom often goes with fewest words.


Quote: Surprise sex is the best thing to wake up to. Unless you're in prison. by author Oliver Markus Malloy overlaid on photo of white and brown sailing boat
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Surprise sex is the best thing to wake up to. Unless you're in prison.


Quote: If you truly have it, you never lose it; and if you lose it, you never truly had it. by author R. C. Sproul overlaid on photo of red stain on white wall
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If you truly have it, you never lose it; and if you lose it, you never truly had it.


Quote: Take people's advice and guidance in the beginning, but always follow your instincts first. by author Alexander Wang overlaid on photo of Arizona landscape
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Take people's advice and guidance in the beginning, but always follow your instincts first.


Quote: We don't rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training. by author Archilochus overlaid on photo of landscape photo of mountain during nighttime
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We don't rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training.


Quote: Real kindness seeks no return. by author Thiruvalluvar overlaid on photo of silhouette photography of persons raising hands while standing on island
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Real kindness seeks no return.


Quote: May you never become so cynical that you let a star fall without its wish. by author Nicole Lyons overlaid on photo of red tulip in bloom during daytime
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May you never become so cynical that you let a star fall without its wish.


Quote: The worst part of being okay is that okay is far from happy. by author Anna Todd overlaid on photo of computer screen showing code
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The worst part of being okay is that okay is far from happy.


Quote: The most interesting things in life happen just on the other side of your comfort zone. by author Michael Hyatt overlaid on photo of woman about to kiss a tan puppy
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The most interesting things in life happen just on the other side of your comfort zone.


Quote: Words matter, because they cling to us, and we matter. by author Barbara Lynn-Vannoy overlaid on photo of selective focus photo of green snake plant
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Words matter, because they cling to us, and we matter.


Quote: Truth is the most lied about word. by author Mystqx Skye overlaid on photo of right arrow sign on wall
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Truth is the most lied about word.


Quote: The same path walked by different souls will lead to different places. by author John French overlaid on photo of desert grassland
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The same path walked by different souls will lead to different places.


Quote: When you're watching somebody else's yard, a lot of trash collects in yours. by author Jon Luvelli overlaid on photo of sunset
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When you're watching somebody else's yard, a lot of trash collects in yours.


Quote: Change begets change. Nothing propagates so fast. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of circular light bokei wallpaper
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Change begets change. Nothing propagates so fast.


Quote: Joy goes against the foundations of mathematics: it multiplies when we divide. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of Blue to purple gradient
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Joy goes against the foundations of mathematics: it multiplies when we divide.


Quote: Loneliness, when accepted, becomes a gift that will lead us to find a purpose in life. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of person writing on white paper
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Loneliness, when accepted, becomes a gift that will lead us to find a purpose in life.


Quote: What you feed your mind determines your appetite. by author Zig Ziglar overlaid on photo of selective focus photo of brown and blue hourglass on stones
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What you feed your mind determines your appetite.


Quote: If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself. by author Albert Einstein overlaid on photo of blue weimariner
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If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself.


Quote: We are the ones we have been waiting for. by author Alice Walker overlaid on photo of full-bloomed red and white tulip flowers
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We are the ones we have been waiting for.


Quote: There is not one wise man in twenty that will praise himself. by author William Shakespeare overlaid on photo of selective focus photography of orange and white cat on brown table
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There is not one wise man in twenty that will praise himself.


Quote: Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy: the mad daughter of a wise mother. by author Voltaire overlaid on photo of clear hour glass
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Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy: the mad daughter of a wise mother.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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


Quote: I think; therefore I am. by author René Descartes overlaid on photo of photo of author René Descartes with quote

I think; therefore I am.


Quote: Ignorant men raise questions that wise men answered a thousand years ago. by author Johann Wolfgang von Goethe overlaid on photo of white long coated dog on green grass field during daytime
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Ignorant men raise questions that wise men answered a thousand years ago.


Quote: Cultivate the habit of early rising. It is unwise to keep the head long on a level with the feet. by author Henry David Thoreau overlaid on photo of blue sky with white clouds
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Cultivate the habit of early rising. It is unwise to keep the head long on a level with the feet.


Quote: The summit of happiness is reached when a person is ready to be what he is. by author Desiderius Erasmus overlaid on photo of crack in wall
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The summit of happiness is reached when a person is ready to be what he is.


Quote: In order to control myself I must first accept myself by going with and not against my nature. by author Bruce Lee overlaid on photo of tiger swallowtail butterfly perched on yellow flower in close up photography during daytime
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In order to control myself I must first accept myself by going with and not against my nature.


Quote: A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it. by author Albert Einstein overlaid on photo of private jet money plane wallpaper
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A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.


Quote: Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. by author Albert Einstein overlaid on photo of golden retriever puppy on snow covered ground
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Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.


Quote: 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. by author Bhagavad Gita overlaid on photo of white clouds and blue sky
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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.


Quote: If you succeed in judging yourself rightly, then you are indeed a man of true wisdom. by author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry overlaid on photo of white Starbuck plastic cup on brown fabric armchair
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If you succeed in judging yourself rightly, then you are indeed a man of true wisdom.


Quote: Wisdom comes from experience. Experience is often a result of lack of wisdom. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of close-up photo of two men shaking hands near beach at sunset
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Wisdom comes from experience. Experience is often a result of lack of wisdom.


Quote: I would rather be a man of paradoxes than a man of prejudices. by author Jean-Jacques Rousseau overlaid on photo of full moon in the sky
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I would rather be a man of paradoxes than a man of prejudices.


Quote: Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power. by author Sivananda Saraswati overlaid on photo of black wooden door near green plant
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Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.


Quote: Gray hairs are signs of wisdom if you hold your tongue, speak and they are but hairs, as in the young. by author Rabindranath Tagore overlaid on photo of woman in black jacket sitting on green grass field near body of water during daytime
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Gray hairs are signs of wisdom if you hold your tongue, speak and they are but hairs, as in the young.


Quote: Not by age but by capacity is wisdom acquired. by author Plautus overlaid on photo of man in black pants sitting on chair
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Not by age but by capacity is wisdom acquired.


Quote: The truest sayings are paradoxical. by author Laozi (Lao-Tzu) overlaid on photo of photo of author Laozi (Lao-Tzu) with quote

The truest sayings are paradoxical.


Quote: Knowledge shrinks as wisdom grows. by author Alfred North Whitehead overlaid on photo of photo of author Alfred North Whitehead with quote

Knowledge shrinks as wisdom grows.


Quote: Wisdom and deep intelligence require an honest appreciation of mystery. by author Thomas Moore overlaid on photo of woman singing on stage
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Wisdom and deep intelligence require an honest appreciation of mystery.


Quote: He gossips habitually; he lacks the common wisdom to keep still that deadly enemy of man, his own tongue. by author Mark Twain overlaid on photo of couple sitting on sand during daytime
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He gossips habitually; he lacks the common wisdom to keep still that deadly enemy of man, his own tongue.


Quote: Everything comes in time to him who knows how to wait. by author Leo Tolstoy overlaid on photo of purple petaled flower
Photo Credit: Biegun Wschodni

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


Quote: Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it. by author Albert Einstein overlaid on photo of gray elephant
Photo Credit: Eric Heininger

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


Quote: He who is not just is severe, he who is not wise is sad. by author Voltaire overlaid on photo of silhouette of three people up on mountain cliff
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He who is not just is severe, he who is not wise is sad.


Quote: Look wise, say nothing, and grunt. Speech was given to conceal thought. by author William Osler overlaid on photo of purple and black skies
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Look wise, say nothing, and grunt. Speech was given to conceal thought.


Quote: The years teach much which the days never know. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of person getting 1 U.S. dollar banknote in wallet
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The years teach much which the days never know.


Quote: Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself. by author Oprah Winfrey overlaid on photo of selective focus photo of four green humming birds with red flowers
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Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.


Quote: The wisest have the most authority. by author Plato overlaid on photo of low angle photography of green and brown tree
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The wisest have the most authority.


Quote: A fool is wise in his eyes. by author Solomon overlaid on photo of person holding white mini bell alarmclock
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A fool is wise in his eyes.


Quote: He who would begun has half done. Dare to be wise; begin. by author Horace overlaid on photo of brown and black leaf in close up photography
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He who would begun has half done. Dare to be wise; begin.


Quote: Stronger by weakness, wiser men become. by author Edmund Waller overlaid on photo of car passing by in between trees
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Stronger by weakness, wiser men become.


Quote: The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of empty road towards mountains
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The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain.


Quote: The wisest of the wise may err. by author Aeschylus overlaid on photo of photo of author Aeschylus with quote

The wisest of the wise may err.


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