85 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

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  1. Wow imagine browsing the internet only to find your quotes mentioned twice amongst some of the worlds best and brightest! Humbled and honoured. Thank you kind writer, you honour me. JM

  2. Thank you very much. It's my pleasure JM. You earned it.