Wisdom listens

“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.” – Andre Gide

“No one can compete with you on being you. Most of life is a search for who and what needs you the most.” – Naval Ravikant

“We are who we choose to be.” – Green Goblin

“Sing the song that only you can sing, write the book that only you can write, build the product that only you can build… live the life that only you can live.” – Naval Ravikant

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Memory is the mother of all wisdom.” – Aeschylus

“Wisdom grows in quiet places.” – Austin O’Malley

“Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much; Wisdom is humble that he knows no more.” – William Cowper

“Wisdom is ever fresh; other things grow stale, but this is the evergreen flower of nature.” – Edward Counsel

“Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.” – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

“If you can’t simplify it, you don’t understand it. If you can only simplify it, you don’t understand it. Mastery is feeling comfortable across the spectrum of complexity.” – Johnny Uzan

“Nothing is durable, whether for an individual or for a society; the destinies of men and cities alike sweep onwards.” – Seneca

“The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.” – Cicero

“It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: The music is nothing if the audience is deaf.” – Walter Lippmann

“Wisdom is knowing what to do next; skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it.” – David Starr Jordan

“Honesty is the first book of wisdom.” – Thomas Jefferson

“Patience is the companion of wisdom.” – Saint Augustine

“We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone.” – Anonymous

“Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.” – Jimi Hendrix

Wisdom waits for you to be silent enough to hear

“To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.” – Bertrand Russell

“The door to wisdom is knowing yourself.” – Anonymous

“Knowledge comes from learning. Wisdom comes from living.” – Anthony Douglas Williams

“Wisdom waits for you to be silent enough to hear.” –  B. D. Schiers

“Perhaps wisdom is realizing how small I am, and unwise, and how far I have yet to go.” –  Anthony Bourdain

“Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what hold you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.” –  Buddha

“He who knows, does not speak. He who speaks, does not know.” – Lao Tzu

“The source of wisdom is whatever is happening to us right at this very instant.” – Pema Chödrön

“All the gold on the earth is not enough to exchange for virtue.” – Plato

“Be like a warrior with the process, be like water with the results.” –  Nate Miyaki

“The perfect man uses his mind as a mirror. It grasps nothing. It regrets nothing. It receives but does not keep.” –  Zhuangzi

“When you’re dealing with people who are offensive and irritating, you need to look past their behavior to their pain. When people are hurting others, it’s because they’re hurting on the inside” – Rick Warren

“The wise ones fashioned speech with their thought, sifting it as grain is sifted through a sieve.” – Buddha

“Life is like the ocean, it goes up and down” – Vanessa Paradis

“We won’t have a society if we destroy the environment.” – Margaret Mead

“The wise does at once what the fool does at last.” –  Baltasar Gracian

“Some people are so poor, all they have is money.” – Jack Kerouac

“The loudest voice rarely carries the most wisdom.” – James Pierce

“We’ve got a lot of experience of not having any experience.” – Terry Pratchett

“The only Zen you’ll find on mountain tops is the Zen you bring up there with you.” – Alan Watts

Events give rise to both emotions and lessons

Wisdom quotes When one is enthralled with the beauty on the surface of the ocean Aylake
Wisdom quotes When one is enthralled with the beauty on the surface of the ocean Aylake

“Chasing after the things one yearns for is inferior to chasing after the source of the yearning.” – Wu Hsin

“When one is enthralled with the beauty on the surface of the ocean, the immensity of its depths can never be discerned.” – Wu Hsin

“At the centre of all desires is the very one that is never examined: the desire to become happy. When one searches for happiness, he remains tied to misery. The two are inseparable. Recognizing the futility of happiness, the wise man drops the search. In dropping the search, life loses the power to make him miserable.” – James Pierce

“The classical virtues are all decision-making heuristics to make one optimize for the long term rather than for the short term.” – Naval Ravikant

Wisdom quotes Water overcomes all obstacles by its gentleness and pliability Aylake
Wisdom quotes Water overcomes all obstacles by its gentleness and pliability Aylake

“If you’ve got a good temperament, which basically means being very patient, yet combine that with a vast aggression when you know enough to do something, then you just gradually learn the game, partly by doing, partly by studying.” – Charlie Munger

“Successful people are those who can go above themselves to see things objectively and manage those things to shape change.” – Ray Dalio

“The person who is in training must strive to habituate himself not to love pleasure, not to avoid hardship, not to be infatuated with living, not to fear death, and in the case of goods or money not to place receiving above giving.” – Musonius Rufus

“Water overcomes all obstacles by its gentleness and pliability.” – Alan Watts

Wisdom quotes Maturity of mind is best shown in slow belief Aylake
Wisdom quotes Maturity of mind is best shown in slow belief Aylake

“Maturity of mind is best shown in slow belief.” – Baltasar Gracián

“When you have wit of your own, it’s a pleasure to credit other people for theirs.” – Criss Jami

“Events give rise to both emotions and lessons. Often we hold onto emotions and don’t learn. Wisdom is to drop emotions and move on with lessons.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

“Profundity of thought belongs to youth, clarity of thought to old age.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

Wisdom quotes We do not mature through age Aylake
Wisdom quotes We do not mature through age Aylake

“We don’t mature through age; we mature in awareness.” – Byron Katie

“High-minded thoughts and inner work are one thing, but all that matters is what you do. The health of our spiritual ideals depends on what we do with our bodies in moments of truth.” – Ryan Holiday

“One of the most powerful teachings of the Buddhist tradition is that as long as you are wishing for things to change, they never will.” – Pema Chödrön

“The secret of Buddhism is to remove all ideas, all concepts, in order for the truth to have a chance to penetrate, to reveal itself.” -Thich Nhat Hanh

Wisdom quotes There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so Aylake
Wisdom quotes There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so Aylake

“Some people are so poor, all they have is money.” – Jack Kerouac

“Reflect on everything you hear, but believe only on proof.” – Publius Syrus

“And once you are awake, you shall remain awake eternally.” – Friedrich Nietzsche 

“There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” – William Shakespeare

Put more confidence in your eyes

Wisdom quotes Any fool can know The point is to understand Aylake
Wisdom quotes Any fool can know The point is to understand Aylake

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

“The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values.” – William S. Burroughs

“A day of traveling will bring a basketful of learning.” – Vietnamese Proverb

“The first stage of any compounding activity is a test, to see whether you can endure linear growth long enough, to be worthy of experiencing the exponential kind.” – Johnny Uzan

Wisdom quotes The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do Aylake
Wisdom quotes The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do Aylake

“One principle eliminates a thousand decisions.” – Johnny Uzan

“The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do.” – Michael Porter

“They will envy you for your success, your wealth, for your intelligence, for your looks, for your status – but rarely for your wisdom.” – Nassim Nicholas Taleb 

“Seeking wisdom externally is what has prevented you from finding it.” – James Pierce

Wisdom quotes Put more confidence in your eyes than yours ears Aylake
Wisdom quotes Put more confidence in your eyes than yours ears Aylake

“We should keep our word even to the undeserving.” – Publius Syrus

“Put more confidence in your eyes than your ears.” – Publius Syrus

“Ordinarily we do not discover the wisdom of our feelings because we do not let them complete their work. We try to suppress them or discharge them in premature action. Not realizing that they are a process of creation which, like birth, begins as a pain and turns into a child.” – Alan Watts

“Trying to force a lock bends the key, for which reason a truly intelligent man never forces an issue. He resorts instead to judo, the “gentle way” of trimming one’s sails to the wind, of rolling with the punch, and of splitting wood along the grain.” – Alan Watts

Wisdom quotes A moment of wrath or of pleasure carries you on farther Aylake
Wisdom quotes A moment of wrath or of pleasure carries you on farther Aylake

“The sage does not collect precious things. He does not hold on to ideas. He brings men back to what they have lost.” – Lao Tzu 

“You can learn a lot about someone from how they react to a new idea. Smart people ask questions. Dumb people form opinions.” – Johnny Uzan

“A moment of wrath or of pleasure carries you on farther than many hours of calm, and often a short diversion may put a whole life to shame.” – Baltasar Gracián

“For many, the first step on a spiritual journey is to become lost. The final step is losing one’s self.” – Wu Hsin

Wisdom quotes Wisdom taking a step back without regrets Aylake
Wisdom quotes Wisdom taking a step back without regrets Aylake

“Against the great superiority of another there is no remedy but love.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“A sign of intelligence is the ability to recognize intelligence in others. A sign of wisdom is the ability to appreciate the wisdom of others, instead of limiting your learning to your own experience. Possessing a virtue makes it easier to see in others.” – Adam Grant

“If you feel uncomfortable around people smarter than you, you’re status-seeking. If you feel lucky, you’re wealth-seeking.” – Johnny Uzan 

“Wisdom: taking a step back without regrets.” – Maxime Lagacé

Be here now

“One should speak little with others and much with oneself.” – Danish Proverb

“Nine-tenths of wisdom consists in being wise in time.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“Be as smart as you can, but remember that it is always better to be wise than to be smart.” – Alan Alda

“Simplicity is the end result of long, hard work, not the starting point.” –  Frederick Maitland 

“Just because it’s not what you were expecting, doesn’t mean it’s not everything you need right now.” – Paulo Coelho

“I am afraid that our eyes are bigger than our stomachs, and that we have more curiosity than understanding. We grasp at everything, but catch nothing except wind.” – Michel de Montaigne

“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. Say you’re running and you think, “Man, this hurts, I can’t take it anymore”. The “hurt” part is an unavoidable reality, but whether or not you can stand anymore is up to the runner himself.” – Haruki Murakami

“Expectation is the grandfather of disappointment. The world can never own a man who wants nothing.” – Wu Hsin 

“No person has the power to have everything they want, but it is in their power not to want what they don’t have, and to cheerfully put to good use what they do have.” – Seneca

“If you can’t love, accept. If you can’t accept, understand. If you can’t understand, respect. If you can’t respect, ignore. If you can’t ignore, grow up.” – Maxime Lagacé

“Happiness is about learning how to ignore that which doesn’t really matter.” – Thibaut 

“Be here now. Don’t anticipate. Don’t yearn for things of the past. Let the past go with forgiveness. And let the future go with no anticipation.” – Ram Dass

“Rejoice in the things that are present; all else is beyond thee.” – Michel de Montaigne

“Happiness cannot consist in things governed by chance.” – Boethius

“Who has the greatest possessions? He who wants least.” – Publius Syrus

“The brave man is he who overcomes not only his enemies but his pleasures.” – Democritus

“A great man is one who has not lost the child’s heart.” – Mencius

“The most important knowledge is that which guides the way you lead your life.” – Leo Tolstoy

“If you are a mariner, let landsmen’s business alone.” – Publius Syrus

“In abundance prepare for scarcity.” – Mencius

Nothing will satisfy you forever

Wisdom quotes To win any battle you must fight as if you are already dead Aylake
Wisdom quotes To win any battle you must fight as if you are already dead Aylake

“Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.” – Alfred Lord Tennyson

“Knowledge is flour, but wisdom is bread.” – Austin O’Malley

“In seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it – thou art a fool.” – Lord Chesterfield

“To win any battle, you must fight as if you are already dead.” – Miyamoto Musashi

Wisdom quotes It is important to expect nothing to take every experience Aylake
Wisdom quotes It is important to expect nothing to take every experience Aylake

“My secret had been I know what to ignore.” – Francis Crick 

“The wisdom of the head is all about strategy and calmness. The wisdom of the heart is all about perseverance. Be a warrior. Use them both.” – Maxime Lagacé

“The highest level of mastery is simplicity. Most information is irrelevant and most effort is wasted, but only the expert knows what to ignore.” – James Clear

“It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed.” – Ram Dass

Wisdom quotes Knowledge may help you win the game Aylake
Wisdom quotes Knowledge may help you win the game Aylake

“Knowledge may help you win the game, but wisdom will allow you to see the games that are worth playing.” – James Pierce

“The most valuable insights can’t be bought. They must be earned.” – Shane Parrish

“Quickly done can be quickly undone. To last an eternity requires an eternity of preparation.” – Baltasar Gracián

“Do not go past the mark you aimed for; in victory, learn when to stop.” – Robert Greene

Wisdom quotes To seek happiness is to invite misery Aylake
Wisdom quotes To seek happiness is to invite misery Aylake

“To seek happiness is to invite misery.” – James Pierce

“Nothing will satisfy you forever. Nothing will grant you permanent happiness.” – James Pierce

“Because happiness exists only in relation to misery, pleasure in relation to pain, the perceptive man does not try to separate them.” – Alan Watts

“Ingratitude is always a kind of weakness. I have never known men of ability to be ungrateful.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Wisdom quotes The man who understands finds almost everything laughable Aylake
Wisdom quotes The man who understands finds almost everything laughable Aylake

“The man who understands finds almost everything laughable, the man of reason practically nothing.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Stress comes when you do multiple things at once with expectation. Peace comes when you do one thing at once with intention.” – Sharath Kuruganty

“What is called peace by many is merely the absence of disturbance. True peace cannot be disturbed; It resides beyond the reach of disturbance.” – Wu Hsin

“To search for happiness implies its absence. This implication is a fundamental flaw. Happiness is ever present. It may become obscured, such obscuration being temporary.” – Wu Hsin

Letting go makes us stronger

“Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.” – Immanuel Kant

“The older you get, the more quiet you become. Life humbles you so deeply as you age. You realize how much nonsense you’ve waste time on.” – Anonymous

“Remember this principle when something threatens to cause you pain: the thing itself was no misfortune at all; to endure it and prevail is great good fortune.” –  Marcus Aurelius

“If you work hard to do what is right, do not be upset by roadblocks; think about how many of the things in your life haven’t turned out as you wanted them to, but as they should have.” – Musonius Rufus

“Mindfulness gives you time. Time gives you choices. Choices, skillfully made, lead to freedom.” – Henepola Gunaratana

“The virtuous man may not have to stand alone, but he must be willing to.” – @TheStoicEmperor

“Knowing isn’t doing. Certificates aren’t competence. A plan isn’t implementation. Ideas aren’t invoices. Revenue isn’t profit. “No” isn’t the end.” – Thibaut

“The Sage is like Heaven and Earth. To him none are especially dear nor is there anyone he disfavors. He gives and gives without condition offering his treasure to everyone.” – Lao Tzu 

“The Sage rules by stilling minds and opening hearts, by filling bellies and strengthening bones. He shows people how to be simple and live without desires, to be content and not look for other ways.” – Lao Tzu

“The Sage acts without action and teaches without talking. All things flourish around him and he does not refuse any one of them. He gives but not to receive.” – Lao Tzu

“He works but not for reward. He completes but not for results. He does nothing for himself in this passing world so nothing he does ever passes.” – Lao Tzu

“Choose the path that leaves you more equanimous in the long term.” – Naval Ravikant

“When you want wisdom and insight as badly as you want to breathe, it is then you shall have it.” – Socrates

“We tend to think of great thinkers and innovators as soloists, but the truth is that the greatest innovative thinking doesn’t occur in a vacuum. Innovation results from collaboration.” – John C. Maxwell

“Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.” – Hermann Hesse

“But what I’ve discovered over time is that some of the wisest people I know have also been some of the most broken people.” – James Prescott

“Don’t waste your time with explanations, people only hear what they want to hear.” – Paulo Coelho

“To make difficult decisions wisely, it helps to have a systematic process for assessing each choice and its consequences – the potential impact on each aspect of your life.” – Stedman Graham

“Each of us experiences defeats in life. We can transform defeat into victory if we learn from life’s whuppings.” – Les Brown

“It is not possible to live well today unless you treat it as your last day.” – Musonius Rufus

“You may be capable of great things, but life consists of small things.” – Deng Ming-Dao

“Freedom cannot be organized, and when it is it ceases to be freedom.” –  Jiddu Krishnamurti

“There is no knowledge so hard to acquire as the knowledge of how to live this life well and naturally.” – Michel de Montaigne

“If you’re looking for perfect investment; you’ll never be able to invest. If you’re looking for perfect spouse; you’ll never get married. If you’re looking for perfect job; you’ve to remain unemployed. If you’re looking for perfect life; you’ll never enjoy living.” – D. Muthukrishnan

“Knowledge is power and enthusiasm pulls the switch.” – Steve Droke

“No thief, however skillful, can rob one of knowledge, and that is why knowledge is the best and safest treasure to acquire.” – L. Frank Baum

“Doubt is the key to knowledge.” – Iranian Proverb

“Not to know is bad, not to wish to know is worse.” – Nigerian Proverb

“Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.” – Anton Chekhov

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin

Nothing is impossible

Wisdom quotes Get beyond love and grief Aylake
Wisdom quotes Get beyond love and grief Aylake

“Never, no, never did nature say one thing and wisdom say another.” – Edmund Burke

“Knowledge is knowing what to say. Wisdom is knowing when to say it.” – Anonymous

“The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If experience is the mother of wisdom, pain is the father.” – Thibaut

“Get beyond love and grief: exist for the good of man.” – Miyamoto Musashi

Wisdom quotes Look back and be grateful Aylake
Wisdom quotes Look back and be grateful Aylake

“Look back and be grateful. Look ahead and be hopeful. Look around and be helpful.” – Paulo Coelho

“When action grows unprofitable, gather information; when information grows unprofitable, sleep.” – Ursula K. Le Guin

“Certainly, if he still has himself, a man of understanding has lost nothing.” – Michel de Montaigne

“The birth of all things is weak and tender; and therefore we should have our eyes intent on beginnings.” –  Michel de Montaigne

“The loving say yes to almost everything. The successful say no to almost everything. The happy talk to almost everybody. The wise listen to almost everybody.” – Maxime Lagacé

Wisdom quotes Nothing is impossible Aylake
Wisdom quotes Nothing is impossible Aylake

“It’s our responsibility to work with vision, determination and wisdom to create a happier, more peaceful world. We need to take action, while respecting others and their needs, considering all 7 billion human beings alive today as belonging to one human family.” – 14th Dalai Lama

“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says I’m possible!” – Audrey Hepburn 

“Self-Improvement and success go hand in hand. Taking the steps to make yourself a better and more well-rounded individual will prove to be a wise decision.” – Frank Long

“The wise person feels the pain of one arrow. The unwise feels the pain of two.” – Kate Carne

“To be wise, we must seek Jesus, for we will not find wisdom apart from him.” – Kim Brenneman

Wisdom quotes The sage keeps her wisdom to herself Aylake
Wisdom quotes The sage keeps her wisdom to herself Aylake

“What you do and say lives on in the hearts and minds of others, to some degree, with a definite result or consequence.” – Charles F. Stanley

“Reading is one of the most important activities, which helps to educate genius and develop creative abilities.” – Samuel Greenberg

“The sage keeps her wisdom to herself, while ordinary people flaunt their knowledge.” – Chuang Tzu

“Taoism isn’t a process of learning more facts or greater skills, it is the unlearning of wrong habits and opinions.” – Alan Watts

“The perfect man has no self; the holy man has no merit; the sage has no fame.” – Lie Yukou

Wisdom quotes When you understand certain things and they become a part of you Aylake
Wisdom quotes When you understand certain things and they become a part of you Aylake

“When you understand certain things and they become a part of you, you naturally become a more peaceful person.” –  Naval Ravikant

“Be detached from desire your whole life long.” – Miyamoto Musashi

“Instead of seeking new landscapes, develop new eyes.” – Marcel Proust

“The old believe everything; the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything.” – Oscar Wilde

“Confidence is ignorance. If you’re feeling cocky, it’s because there’s something you don’t know.” – Eoin Colfer

Wisdom quotes The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge Aylake
Wisdom quotes The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge Aylake

“The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.” – Bertrand Russell

“Knowledge is more than equivalent to force.” – Samuel Johnson

“Zeal without knowledge is fire without light.” – Thomas Fuller

“The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.” – Daniel J. Boorstin

“Let there be no unnecessary expenditure either of knowledge or of power. The skilful falconer only flies enough birds to serve for the chase.” – Baltasar Gracián

Let every moment be a new beginning

Wisdom quotes Wisdom is the daughter of experience Aylake
Wisdom quotes Wisdom is the daughter of experience

“Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child.” – Ron Wild

“It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.” – Oliver Wendall Holmes

“Wisdom is the daughter of experience.” – Anonymous

“The Tao is near and people seek it far away.” – Mencius

“No fear, no hesitation, no surprise, no doubt.” – Miyamoto Musashi

Wisdom quotes Having answers is great Aylake
Wisdom quotes Having answers is great

“It is a bad plan that admits of no modification.” – Publius Syrus

“To know much is often the cause of doubting more.” – Michel de Montaigne

“Having answers is great. Having questions is greater.” – Maxime Lagacé

“Whatever you can lose, you should reckon of no account.” – Publius Syrus

“Whoever will be cured of ignorance, let him confess it.” – Michel de Montaigne

Wisdom quotes Every generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it Alake
Wisdom quotes Every generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it

“Relearn everything. Let every moment be a new beginning.” – Zen proverb

“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

“Faith in God includes faith in God’s timing.” – Neal A. Maxwell

“If we manage ego wisely, we get the upside it delivers followed by strong returns.” – Dave Marcum

“Though age stereotyping is usually cruel (the old are forgetful, sad, weak, cranky, unattractive, boring), it can sometimes be kind (the old are wise) or even directed at the young (millennials are snowflakes).” – Carl Honore

“Meditation is about viewing the world with great clarity so you can make wise decisions. It will help you make the appropriate action with regard to things that you have to change.” – Mia Conrad

Wisdom quotes Wisdom is not an answer it is a question Aylake
Wisdom quotes Wisdom is not an answer it is a question

“That is ever the difference between the wise and the unwise: the latter wonders at what are unusual; the wise man wonders at the usual.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Attitude, to me, is more important than money. It is more important than the future, the past, education, circumstances, failure, success, it is even more important than what other people think or say.” – Brad Hanson

“To become empty is to become one with the divine – this is the Way.” – Awa Kenzō

“Wisdom is not an answer, it’s a question, it’s not knowledge, it’s curiosity, it’s not fear, it’s love.” –  Maxime Lagacé

“The intuitive recognition of the instant, thus reality… is the highest act of wisdom.” – D.T. Suzuki

“A wise person is someone who usually knows the right thing to do.” –  Paul Graham

Wisdom quotes It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge Aylake
Wisdom quotes It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge

“The man of Tao remains unknown. Perfect virtue produces nothing. No self is true Self. And the greatest man is nobody.” – Chuang Tzu

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” – Albert Einstein

“Knowledge is power.” – Francis Bacon

“Nourish the mind like you would your body. The mind cannot survive on junk food.” – Jim Rohn

“Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.” – Isaac Asimov

“The only source of knowledge is experience.” – Albert Einstein

Wisdom quotes In the end it is not the years in your life that count Aylake
Wisdom quotes In the end it is not the years in your life that count

“To know that we know what we know and that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.” – Henry David Thoreau

“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln

“There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy.” –  Friedrich Nietzsche

“Philosophy is life’s dry-nurse, who can take care of us — but not suckle us.” – Søren Kierkegaard

“Constant awareness that everything is born from change. The knowledge that there is nothing nature loves more than to alter what exists and make new things like it. All that exists is the seed of what will emerge from it. You think the only seeds are the ones that make plants or children? Go deeper.” – Marcus Aurelius

“When they go fishing, it is not really fish they are after. It is a philosophic meditation.” – E.T. Brown

Be wiser than other people

“It is said that wisdom lies not in seeing things, but seeing through things.” – Manly P. Hall

“Knowledge is learning something every day. Wisdom is letting go of something every day.” – Zen Proverb

“Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.” – Francis Bacon

“Preparation over prediction.” – Shane Parrish

“Enough is as good as a feast.” – Alan Watts

“Do nothing which is of no use.” – Miyamoto Musashi

“Slow is smooth. Smooth is fast.” –  Military saying

“Wisdom is acquired by meditation.” – Publius Syrus

“In all things have no preferences.” – Miyamoto Musashi

“You can convert peace to happiness.” – Naval Ravikant

“Awareness, not age, leads to wisdom.” – Publius Syrus

“Wisdom naturally leads to indifference.” – James Pierce

“Be wiser than other people, if you can; but do not tell them so.” – Lord Chesterfield 

“The legacy you leave is the life you lead. We lead our lives daily, and we leave a legacy daily – not some grand plan, what we do each and every day, all the little decisions, because we never know what impact things will have or when you might have an impact.” – Jim Kouzes

“For me, a sense of prosperity often comes with less rather than more.” – Lori Hill

“By three things the wise person may be known. What three? He sees a shortcoming as it is. When he sees it, he tries to correct it. And when another acknowledges a shortcoming, the wise one forgives it as he should.” – Buddha

“Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.” – Confucius

“It is far better to give work that is above a person, than to educate the person to be above their work.” – John Ruskin

“The sage is fluid. He has no shape of his own. He is like water which takes the form of the vessel through which it passes. He has no rigidity of ego. Thus he is in perfect harmony with what is. In his formlessness he becomes one with existence.” – @TheAncientSage

“It is the act of an ill-instructed man to blame others for his own bad condition; it is the act of one who has begun to be instructed, to lay the blame on himself; and of one whose instruction is completed, neither to blame another, nor himself.” – Epictetus

“When people come to you for advice on a decision, resist the urge to give them an answer. People rarely need to hear your conclusion. They benefit from hearing your thought process and your perspective on the relevant criteria for making the choice.” – Adam Grant

“Good mentors help you follow their path. Great mentors help you navigate your own path.” – Adam Grant

“In their seeking, wisdom and madness are one and the same. On the path of love, friend and stranger are one and the same.” – Rumi

“A blind person who sees is better than a seeing person who is blind.” – Iranian Proverb

“Wisdom comes with the ability to be still. Just look and just listen. No more is needed. Being still, looking, and listening activates the non-conceptual intelligence within you. Let stillness direct your words and actions.” – Eckhart Tolle

“The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn’t being said.” – Peter Drucker

“A proverb is one man’s wit and all men’s wisdom.” – Lord John Russell

“The wise man hath his thoughts in his head; the fool, on his tongue.” – Ivan Panin

“The only disability in life is a bad attitude.” – Scott Hamilton

“All’s well that ends well.” – John Heywood

“The object of education is to teach us to love beauty.” –  Plato

“Philosophy is at once the most sublime and the most trivial of human pursuits.” – William James

“A little philosophy inclineth man’s mind to atheism; but depth in philosophy bringeth men’s minds about to religion.” – Francis Bacon

“Don’t focus on happiness, focus on peace. It’s impossible to be happy all the time but to be peaceful is.” –  Maxime Lagacé

Let reality be reality

Wisdom quotes A loving heart is the truest wisdom Aylake
A loving heart is the truest wisdom

“A loving heart is the truest wisdom.” – Charles Dickens

“The wise man hath his thoughts in his head; the fool, on his tongue.”- Ivan Panin

“Honesty is the first book of wisdom.” – Thomas Jefferson

“The errors of great men are venerable because they are more fruitful than the truths of little men.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“The happiest is he who suffers least; the most miserable is he who enjoys least.” – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Wisdom quotes Stupidity and wisdom meet in the same centre Aylake
Stupidity and wisdom meet in the same centre

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

“Stupidity and wisdom meet in the same centre of sentiment and resolution, in the suffering of human accidents.” – Michel de Montaigne

“Cautious silence is the holy of holies of worldly wisdom.” – Baltasar Gracián

“It is far easier to prevent than to rectify.” – Baltasar Gracián

“The Way is in training.” – Miyamoto Musashi

Wisdom quotes Do not be wise in words Aylake
Do not be wise in words

“Signaling virtue is a vice.” -Naval Ravikant

“Do not be wise in words be wise in deeds.” – Jewish Proverb

“A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.” – Albert Einstein

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

“Thus, a wise individual is the one who learns to see positive even in unfavorable events and unanticipated behavior of people.” – Lindsay J. Hallie

Wisdom quotes Listen to the wind it talks Aylake
Listen to the wind it talks

“A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.” – Bruce Lee 

“You may have a million desires to be in other places, doing other things, but you are not there, you are here.” – Zen proverb

“Listen to the wind, it talks. Listen to the silence, it speaks. Listen to your heart, it knows.” – Native American proverb

“Buddhism itself is all about empowering yourself, not about getting what you want.” – Pema Chödrön

“True straightness seems crooked. True wisdom seems foolish. True art seems artless.” – Lao Tzu

Wisdom quotes An intelligent man believes only half of what he hears Aylake
An intelligent man believes only half of what he hears

“Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” – Lao Tzu

“Deal with the faults of others as gently as your own.” – Chinese Proverb

“An intelligent man believes only half of what he hears, a wise man knows which half.” – Evan Esar

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Even a fish wouldn’t get into trouble if it kept its mouth shut.” – Korean Proverb

Wisdom quotes Look about my son and see how little wisdom it takes Aylake
Look about my son and see how little wisdom it takes

“Look about, my son, and see how little wisdom it takes to govern the world.” – Axel Oxenstierna

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and he’ll eat forever.” – Chinese Proverb

“Be very slow to believe that you are wiser than all others; it is a fatal but common error.” – Charles Caleb Colton

“Only a man who loves to prove himself wrong is the true seeker of knowledge.” – Thibaut

“Reflect on everything you hear, but believe only on proof.” – Publius Syrus

“Science is what you know. Philosophy is what you don’t know.” – Bertrand Russell

Life is really simple

Wisdom quotes To finish the moment Aylake
To finish the moment

“Patience is the companion of wisdom.” – Saint Augustine

“We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone.” – Anonymous

“Wrong does not cease to be wrong because the majority share in it.” – Leo Tolstoy

“It is better to imitate ancient than modern work.” – Leonardo da Vinci

“To finish the moment, to find the journey’s end in every step of the road, to live the greatest number of good hours, is wisdom.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“One can pass on knowledge but not wisdom. One can find wisdom, one can live it, one can be supported by it, one can work wonders with it, but one cannot speak it or teach it.” –  Hermann Hesse

“The Sage puts his own views behind so ends up ahead. He stays a witness to life so he endures. What could he grab for that he does not already have? What could he do for himself that the universe itself has not already done?” – Lao Tzu

“He who chases two hares will catch neither.” – Publius Syrus

“I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.” – Publius Syrus

“Knowledge is real knowledge only when it is acquired by the efforts of your intellect, not by memory. Only when we forget what we were taught do we start to have real knowledge.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Big-picture thinkers are comfortable with ambiguity. They don’t try to force every observation or piece of data into pre-formulated mental cubby holes.” – John C. Maxwell

“A significant part of showing respect is simply listening. We offer our presence and open ears – listening to the hidden hurts and heartaches, the deepest dreams and desires of one another.” – Rick Warren

“. . . just because we feel a certain way doesn’t make that feeling a fact. It only means that we feel that way. We must learn to press past our feelings.” – Joyce Meyer

“People who are generous are constantly giving things away: courage, money, introductions – whatever is needed. Look around today and see what you have in abundance that others might be lacking.” – David Jeremiah

“The hardnesses of our experiences, which seem to us to be more than we can possibly endure, make the very school of life for us in which we learn our best lessons and grow into whatever beauty and Christlikeness of character we attain.” – Al Bryant

“A word from the wise – from those who have had experience in life – is far more valuable than many realize. If we are wise we will take it and make use of it, thus saving ourselves much time and grief.” – Dorothea S. Kopplin

“To practice death is to practice freedom. A man who has learned how to die has unlearned how to be a slave.” – Michel de Montaigne

“Stop struggling against the fact that nothing’s solid to begin with and things don’t last.” – Pema Chödrön

“Preparations for war should be long in making, that victory may be the more speedy.” – Publius Syrus

“He who possesseth little is so much the less possessed. Blessed be moderate poverty!” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“When you have realized understanding, even one word is too much.” – Zen proverb

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” – Confucius

“Wisdom is the daughter of experience.” – Leonardo Da Vinci

“All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man.” – Henry David Thoreau

“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

“Wisdom is ofttimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar.” – William Wordsworth

“Wisdom comes only through suffering.” – Aeschylus

“Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences.” – Norman Cousins

“Obviously, the more hard lessons you can learn vicariously, instead of from your own terrible experiences, the better off you will be.” – Charlie Munger

“Knowledge all by itself, without deep wisdom, ends up becoming despair.” – Ram Dass

“The guru can only point out your errors. When you drop your errors, you will know the truth.” –  Anthony de Mello

“The ultimate test of your knowledge is your capacity to convey it to another.” – Richard Feynman

Like water in the desert is wisdom to the soul

Wisdom quotes The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing Aylake
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing

“Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.” – Jimi Hendrix

“Wisdom is knowing the right path to take. Integrity is taking it.” – Anonymous

“Wisdom is knowledge that is guided by understanding; we have to have the wisdom and the knowledge to understand why certain things happen in our lives and trust that God will lead us over any obstacles that comes in our way.” – Anonymous

“The whole is more than the sum of the parts.” – Aristotle

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

 

“Are you not ashamed of heaping up the greatest amount of money and honour and reputation, and caring so little about wisdom and truth and the greatest improvement of the soul” – Socrates

“The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while.” – Albert Einstein

“One must know oneself. Even if it does not help in finding truth, at least it helps in running one’s life, and nothing is more proper.” – Blaise Pascal

“The truly great man is he who would master no one, and who would be mastered by none.” – Kahlil Gibran

“You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don’t do too many things wrong.” – Warren Buffett

 

“Reading makes a full man, meditation a profound man, discourse a clear man.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Which way you choose to see your life in the future depends on your attitude today.” – Amy E. Dean

“We never have more than we can bear. The present hour we are always able to endure.” – H. E. Manning

“I not only use all the brains that I have but all that I can borrow.” – Woodrow Wilson

“When you are in conversation with other people, choose your words wisely. Your words have great power and you should be aware of this.” –  Daniel Smith

 

“The wise lack for nothing. The foolish, meanwhile, cannot make good use of anything.” – Camille Alice

“Earth has no balm that can cure the loneliness of the human spirit.” – Billy Graham

“When you see someone who is worthy, concentrate upon becoming their equal; when you see someone who is unworthy, use this as an opportunity to look within yourself.” – Confucius

“People who have depth often appear serious and people who are light often seem flaky. A childlike simplicity along with the depth of a thousand year old, fun with wisdom is a rare combination.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

“All snowflakes eventually melt.” – Ed Latimore

 

“Everybody is full of wisdom for others, but struggle to apply for themselves.” – @orangebook_

“Wisdom need not be sought. When the barriers have been removed, it will come.” – James Pierce

“Wisdom is a treasure, the key whereof is never lost.” – Edward Counsel

“Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.” – Jimi Hendrix

“There is a wisdom of the head, and there is a wisdom of the Heart.” – Charles Dickens

 

“Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.” – Sophocles

“Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you’d have preferred to talk.” -Doug Larson

“It is characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Like water in the desert is wisdom to the soul.” – Edward Counsel

“Learning must never cease… The noble person who studies widely and examines himself each day will become clear in his knowing and faultless in his conduct.” – Xunzi

 

“Knowledge is an accumulation, but intelligence is a quality.” – James Pierce

“Knowledge is not for knowing: knowledge is for cutting.” – Michel Foucault

“Experts don’t walk around claiming to be experts. They demonstrate their expertise through the questions they ask and the knowledge they share.” – Adam Grant

Wisdom is organized life

Wisdom quotes aylake Wisdom comes to those who learn nothing
Wisdom comes to those who learn nothing

“It is characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.” –  Sophocles

“A wise owl sat on an oak, the more he saw the less he spoke, the less he spoke the more he heard. Why aren’t we like the wise old bird?” – Charles M Schulz

“One thousand days of lessons for discipline; ten thousand days of lessons for mastery.” – Miyamoto Musashi

“Wisdom comes to those who learn nothing, unlearn everything. That transformation is the consequence not of something done, but of something dropped.” –  Anthony de Mello

 

“Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.” – David Star Jordan

“To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.” – Bertrand Russell

“Meditation brings understanding. Understanding brings peace. Peace brings happiness.” – Maxime Lagacé

“And once you are awake, you shall remain awake eternally.” – Friedrich Nietzsche 

“There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” – William Shakespeare

 

“Knowledge divorced from justice is cunning, not wisdom.” – Plato

“When faced with a crisis, winners not only work on resolving it, but try to find something beneficial in the situation. In the midst of chaos, they manage to discover that fine vein of positive thinking that can lead to new chances for success.” –  Dr. Irene C. Kassorla

“While it is impossible to forget the past, it is necessary that we leave the past where it was. We are not the same people that we was then.”

“Never seem wiser, nor more learned, than the people you are with. Wear your learning, like your watch, in a private pocket: and do not merely pull it out and strike it; merely to show that you have one.” – Lord Chesterfield

“You are a citizen of the world, and when you stop the labeling process you will begin to see God in every garden, every forest, every home, every creature, and every person, and inner peace will be your reward.” – Wayne W. Dyer

 

“Remember that the habits you are trying to alter developed for a reason. If you continue to drift back into them, take some time to examine the circumstances.” –  Henry Lee

“Sometimes, arguments end simply by accepting that you don’t agree with the other party. Instead of trying to sway the other person to agree with you, you just have to accept your differences.” – James Christiansen

“Wisdom isn’t about understanding things (and people); it is knowing what they can do to you.” – Nassim Nicholas Taleb

“Never trust the words of a man who is not free.” – Nassim Nicholas Taleb 

“Wisdom is acquired through pain, not through books. Reading helps you make sense of your mistakes faster and get more wisdom per unit of pain. Pain is the currency. Readers pay less.” – Johnny Uzan

 

“If you can’t simplify it, you don’t understand it. If you can only simplify it, you don’t understand it. Mastery is feeling comfortable across the spectrum of complexity.” – Johnny Uzan

“Nothing is durable, whether for an individual or for a society; the destinies of men and cities alike sweep onwards.” – Seneca

“The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.” – Cicero

“It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: The music is nothing if the audience is deaf.” – Walter Lippmann

“Wisdom is knowing what to do next; skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it.” – David Starr Jordan

 

“Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.” – Immanuel Kant

“Wisdom is understanding when to ask questions.” – Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson

“We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.” – Bill Gates

“Knowledge is overrated. Wisdom is underrated. It’s not accumulation that counts, it’s what you do with it.” – Maxime Lagacé

 

“Learned we may be with another man’s learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.” – Michel de Montaigne

“Ridding oneself of ignorance is worth more than the acquisition of knowledge. With memory gone the past is gone relinquishing hopes and fears The future is gone. The present is upon you. In every moment. You are free.” – Wu Hsin

“A man cannot understand the art he is studying if he only looks for the end result without taking the time to delve deeply into the reasoning of the study.” – Miyamoto Musashi