Wisdom

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.
- Confucius
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
- Socrates
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
A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.
- Moliere
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
- William Arthur Ward
A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.
- John C. Maxwell
A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.
- Nelson Mandela
Wisdom begins in wonder.
- Socrates
The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.
- Khalil Gibran
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
- Nelson Mandela
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
- Thomas Jefferson
Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.
- George Bernard Shaw
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
- Albert Einstein
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
- Jim Rohn
A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
Winners never quit and quitters never win.
- Vince Lombardi
Silence is a source of great strength.
- Lao Tzu
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
- Lao Tzu
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
- Khalil Gibran
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
- Lao Tzu
Honesty is the best policy.
- Benjamin Franklin
The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Always keep an open mind and a compassionate heart.
- Phil Jackson
We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.
- George Bernard Shaw
We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.
- Henry Ward Beecher
Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.
- Confucius
If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
- Abraham Maslow
True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.
- Socrates
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
- Henry Ford
From the errors of others, a wise man corrects his own.
- Publilius Syrus
A mistake is simply another way of doing things.
- Katharine Graham
Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.
- Elbert Hubbard
The greater our knowledge increases the more our ignorance unfolds.
- John F. Kennedy
Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
- John Muir
It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it.
- John Steinbeck
As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round.
- Ben Hogan
A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers.
- Plato
The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.
- Benjamin Franklin
There are three faithful friends - an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.
- Benjamin Franklin
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
- Oprah Winfrey
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
- William James
Wisdom stands at the turn in the road and calls upon us publicly, but we consider it false and despise its adherents.
- Khalil Gibran
Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
The doors of wisdom are never shut.
- Benjamin Franklin
Does wisdom perhaps appear on the earth as a raven which is inspired by the smell of carrion?
- Friedrich Nietzsche
A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.
- Robert Frost
It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
- Henry David Thoreau
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
- George S. Patton
A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew.
- Herb Caen
Winning is not everything, but wanting to win is.
- Vince Lombardi
Ignorant men raise questions that wise men answered a thousand years ago.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.
- Archimedes
All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
- Henry David Thoreau
The truth is not for all men, but only for those who seek it.
- Ayn Rand
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