89 Amazing Famous Quotes That Will Make You Wiser





1- True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us. - Socrates

2- Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something. - Plato

3- Wise men are not always silent, but they know when to be. - Unknown

4- Deep doubts, deep wisdom; small doubts, little wisdom. - Chinese proverb

5- The wise person has long ears and a short tongue. - German proverb

6- It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen. - Oliver Wendell Holmes

7- Beauty is the wisdom of women. Wisdom is the beauty of men. - Chinese proverb





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

9- We cannot advance without new experiments in living, but no wise man tries every day what he has proved wrong the day before. - James Truslow Adams

10- To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom. - Bertrand Russell

11- Understanding the limitations of human beings as well as understanding your own is the beginning of true wisdom. - Unknown

12- What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness? - Jean Jacques Rousseau

13- Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom. - Francis Bacon





14- Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone. - Horace

15- By others faults the wise correct their own. - Proverb

16- Knowledge is flour, but wisdom is bread. - AUSTIN O'MALLEY

17- The difference between a wise and foolish man is this--the former sees much, thinks much, and speaks little; but the latter speaks more than he either sees or thinks. - William Scott Downey

18- Let men be wise by instinct if they can, but when this fails be wise by good advice. - Sophocles

19- Wisdom is the daughter of experience. - Leonardo da Vinci

20- Be very slow to believe that you are wiser than all others; it is a fatal but common error. - CHARLES CALEB COLTON

21- Wisdom is the perception of the unimportance of the things we call great, and of the importance of the things we call small. - Charles Edward Jerningham

22- Wisdom comes only through suffering. - Aeschylus






23- Necessity teaches wisdom, while prosperity makes fools. - WELLINS CALCOTT

24- To understand the actual world as it is, not as we should wish it to be, is the beginning of wisdom. - Bertrand Russell

25- An intelligent man believes only half of what he hears, a wise man knows which half. - EVAN ESAR

26- It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: The music is nothing if the audience is deaf. - Walter Lippmann


27- Life is too deep for words, so don't try to describe it, just live it. - C.S. Lewis


28- You can stand tall without standing on someone. You can be a victor without having victims. – Harriet Woods






29- And yet to every bad there is a worse. – Kevin Costner

30- If you are going to be original, you are going to be wrong a lot. – Unknown


31- Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music. – Friedrich Nietzsche


32- The way to move out of judgment is to move into gratitude. – Neale Donald Walsh

33- Remember there's no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end. – Scott Adams


34- In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. - Martin Luther King Jr.


35- There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder. – Ronald Reagan




36- Be a good listener. Your ears will never get you in trouble. -Frank Tyger


37- Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. -Mother Teresa


38- Freedom is an expensive gift always worth fighting for. Even if it costs us! – Marck E. Estemil


39- I discovered a long time ago that if I helped people get what they wanted, I would always get what I wanted... -Anthony Robbins


40- The more I think of it, the more I realize there are no answers. Life is to be lived. - Marilyn Monroe


41- The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race. – Don Marquis

42- Friends make life bearable. They'll either help you off the ground or encourage you to get up. - Jay Mullings


43- The more things are forbidden, the more popular they become. – Mark Twain





44- Healthy emotions come in all sizes. Healthy minds come in all sizes. And healthy bodies come in all sizes. – Cheri K. Erdman


45- Charity and personal force are the only investments worth anything. -Walt Whitman

46- Complaining is the absolute worst possible thing you could do for your health or your wealth. The worst! – T. Harv Eker


47- Absence of occupation is not rest. – William Cowper


48- Some books are to be tasted; others to be swallowed; and some few to be chewed and digested. -Francis Bacon


49- There is no better exercise for your heart than reaching down & helping to lift someone up. – Bernard Meltzer


50- One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. – Elbert Hubbard






51- The only disability in life is a bad attitude. -Scott Hamilton

52- When I was young, I used to admire intelligent people; as I grow older, I admire kind people. – Abraham Heschel


53- Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. – Henry Ford

54- We are drowning in information but starved for knowledge. - John Naisbitt

55- An idea isn’t responsible for the people who believe in it. – Don Marquis

56- I was seldom able to see an opportunity until it has ceased to be one. – Mark Twain






57- I have found there ain't no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them. – Mark Twain


58- I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light. – Helen Keller

59- Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. -Mother Theresa

60- A loving heart is the truest wisdom. – Charles Dickens

61- Too many people spend money they haven't earned, to buy things they don't want, to impress people they don't like. -Will Smith


62- One does not climb to attain enlightenment, rather one climbs because he is enlightened. - Zen Master Futomaki





63- Millions long for immortality who don't know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon. – Susan Ertz

64- There is a difference between knowing the path and walking the path. -Morpheus


65- Don't exercise your freedom of speech until you have exercised your freedom of thought. – Tim Fargo


66- It was when I found out I could make mistakes that I knew I was on to something. – Ornette Coleman


67- When you are face to face with a difficulty, you are up against a discovery. - William Thomson

68- Until you value yourself, you won't value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it. - M. Scott Peck




69- The older you get, the tougher it is to lose weight because by then, your body and your fat are really good friends. – Elderly


70- It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see. - Henry David Thoreau


71- Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday. - Dale Carnegie


72- I am not in this world to live up to other people's expectations, nor do I feel that the world must live up to mine. - Fritz Perls

73- Let us permit Nature to take her own ways; she better understands her own affairs than we. – Michel de Montaigne


74- You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful. – Amy Bloom


75- It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so. – Mark Twain

76- When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere. – Francois de la Rochefoucaula

77- Life is generally pretty damn amazing if you let it be. - Tom Hiddleston 

78- It is easy to be proud & harsh & selfish - so easy. But we have been created for better things. – Mother Teresa




79- Recover, Renew, Reflect, Regain, Regrow, Reconnect, Relax. - Jean Wethmar


80- Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t. – Erica Jong

81- Don’t judge people on who they used to be. Allow them to be who they are now. - Tom Hiddleston


82- Don't look at others as a guide for evaluating yourself; you risk losing everything good about you. - Jay Mullings

83- To see world in a grain of sand, and heaven in a wild flower. Hold infinity in the palm of your hand. And eternity in an hour.–William Blake

84- A man’s health can be judged by which he takes two at a time - pills or stairs. – Joan Welsh


85- The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. - Mahatma Gandhi

86- The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. - Bertrand Russell

87- You will never become stupid by sharing your knowledge to others. - Melisa Ang


88- Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive. – Dalai Lama

89- Never ever stop being surprised at how awful we treat each other. If you do, then you'll stop caring. - Lori Konecki






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