Here is a collection of wisdom quotes:
“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal”.
– Henry Ford
“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see”.
– Henry David Thoreau
“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail”.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
“We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future”.
– George Bernard Shaw
“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination”.
– Nelson Mandela
“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing”.
“The way you see people is the way you treat them, and the way you treat them is what they become”.
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone”.
– Audrey Hepburn
“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”.
“Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines”.
– Richard M. Nixon
“Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue”.
“What happens is not as important as how you react to what happens”.
– Ellen Glasgow
“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark”.
“People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy”.
– Anton Chekhov
“Experience is not what happens to you; it’s what you do with what happens to you”.
– Aldous Huxley
“We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far”.
– Swami Vivekananda
“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves”.
– Carl Jung
“In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don’t try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present”.
– Lao Tzu
“One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes… and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility”.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
“The opinion which other people have of you is their problem, not yours”.
– Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
“Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice”.
– Anton Chekhov
“Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness”.
“From the errors of others, a wise man corrects his own”.
– Publilius Syrus
“That old law about ‘an eye for an eye’ leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing”.
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
“We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are”.
– Max de Pree
“If you set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing”.
– Margaret Thatcher
“If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail”.
– Abraham Maslow
“It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them”.
“None knows the weight of another’s burden”.
– George Herbert
“Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom”.
– Samuel Taylor Coleridge