51 Inspirational Quotes About Wisdom That Will Inspire You to Succeed

 

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“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

-Eleanor Roosevelt

“It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it.”

-Maurice Switzer

“The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.”

-William Shakespeare

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect).”

-Mark Twain

“When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and comfortable.”

-Jess C. Scott

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”

-Aristotle

“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.”

-Socrates

“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”

-Isaac Asimov

“Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.”

-John Lennon

 

“In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.”

-Mark Twain

“May you live every day of your life.”

-Jonathan Swift

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“Never laugh at live dragons.”

-J.R.R. Tolkien

“The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.”

-Paulo Coelho

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”

-Aristotle

“If you’re reading this…
Congratulations, you’re alive.
If that’s not something to smile about,
then I don’t know what is.”

-Chad Sugg

“The best index to a person’s character is how he treats people who can’t do him any good, and how he treats people who can’t fight back.”

-Abigail Van Buren

“Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.”

-Oscar Wilde

“Any fool can know. The point is to understand.”

-Albert Einstein

“Think before you speak. Read before you think.”

-Fran Lebowitz

 

“Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.”

-Isaac Asimov

“The unexamined life is not worth living.”

-Socrates

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“The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.”

-Paulo Coelho

“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

“Angry people are not always wise.”

-Jane Austen

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.”

-J.R.R. Tolkien

“There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man.”

-Patrick Rothfuss

“It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.”

-Leo Tolstoy

“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

“God will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas but for scars.”

-Elbert Hubbard

“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.”

-Albert Einstein

“Knowing others is intelligence;
knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Mastering others is strength;
mastering yourself is true power.”

-Lao Tzu

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“You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.”

-Colette

“Every generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.”

-George Orwell

“The only way to get through life is to laugh your way through it. You either have to laugh or cry. I prefer to laugh. Crying gives me a headache.”

-Marjorie Pay Hinckley

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”

-Jalaluddin Rumi

“The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.”

-Friedrich Nietzsche

“I’m not young enough to know everything.”

-J.M. Barrie

“Trees are poems the earth writes upon the sky, We fell them down and turn them into paper,
That we may record our emptiness.”

-Kahlil Gibran

 

“The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.”

-Albert Einstein

“Don’t Gain The World & Lose Your Soul, Wisdom Is Better Than Silver Or Gold.”

-Bob Marley

“The past has no power over the present moment.”

-Eckhart Tolle

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“We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”

-Joseph Campbell

 

“Don’t waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear.”

-Paulo Coelho

“Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.”

-Jalaluddin Rumi

“The mind once enlightened cannot again become dark.”

-Thomas Paine

“Even strength must bow to wisdom sometimes.”

-Rick Riordan

“We can know only that we know nothing. And that is the highest degree of human wisdom.”

-Leo Tolstoy

“There are moments when troubles enter our lives and we can do nothing to avoid them.
But they are there for a reason. Only when we have overcome them will we understand why they were there.”

-Paulo Coelho

“Music is … A higher revelation than all Wisdom & Philosophy”

-Ludwig van Beethoven

 

“The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.”

-Maya Angelou

 

“Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can’t, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.”

-Robert Frost

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