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Wisdom Quotes

Sometimes taking a risk is the safest thing to do

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are

You cannot see outside what you are not inside.

Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.

Nothing is so strong as gentleness and nothing is gentle as real strength.

Knowledge is life. Ignorance is death.

Strength is life. Weakness is death.

Out of purity and silence comes the word of power.

You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.

Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.

You have a choice. It may not be a choice you like, but it is still a choice.

Kindness is wisdom.

The harder you fall, the higher you bounce.

Peace is not an absence of war. It is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, and justice.

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

The old law about "an eye for an eye" leaves everybody blind.

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.

On matters of style, swim with the current. On matters of principle, stand like a rock.

Treat everyone you meet like you want to be treated.

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing.

Be sure you put your feet in the right place, and then stand firm

Be prepared, and some day your chance will come.

The important thing is to not stop questioning.

Nature teaches more than she preaches. There are no sermons in stones. It is easier to get a spark out of a stone than a moral.

It is innocence that is full and experience that is empty. It is innocence that wins and experience that loses.

Always do right - this will gratify some and astonish the rest.

Of all the properties that belong to honorable men, not one is so highly prized as that of character.

Judge your natural character by what you do in your dreams.

There is nothing in which people more betray their character than in what they laugh at.

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.

That which does not kill us will only make us stronger.

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.

Every man is the architect of his own fortune

Be the change you want to see in this world

The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible

Speak when you're angry and you'll make the best speech you'll ever regret

There is nothing permanent except change

In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play

Experience is the worst teacher; it gives the test before presenting the lesson

Always forgive your enemies. Nothing annoys them more

One who walks in another's tracks leaves no footprints.

It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.

If you don't control your mind, someone else will.

If you keep doing things like you've always done them, what you'll get is what you've already got.

Only dead fish swim with the stream.

Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.

If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.

Fashion is what you adopt when you don't know who you are.

The strongest man in the world is he who stands alone.

Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination; do not become the slave of your model.

If you believe everything you read, you better not read.

Until you've lost your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was.

Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Don 't let people drive you crazy when you know it's in walking distance.

It is only at the tree loaded with fruit that the people throw stones.

it 's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not.

We have to learn to be our own best friends because we fall too easily into the trap of being our own worst enemies.

Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them

The worst prison is a closed heart

Worry is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do but doesn't get you anywhere

Great opportunities come to those who make the most of small ones.

A fanatic is a person who won't change his mind or change the topic

Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness

Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not

Nothing is more stressful than a trying to be a different person than who you are

Almost every man wastes part of his life attempting to display qualities that he does not possess.

Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.

Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.

The most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or touched - they are felt by the human heart

Actions are destiny's pen. The line of actions drawn today becomes tomorrow's destiny, so be sure that your pen is drawing a work of art.

When one eye is fixed upon your destination, there is only one eye left with which to see the way there

He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away.

Be always a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.

They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.

No question is so difficult to answer as that to which the answer is obvious.

And remember, no matter where you go, there you are.

Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.

Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you

Knowledge is power

Imagination is more important than knowledge, for knowledge is limited while imagination embraces the entire world

People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little

To see things in the seed, that is genius

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance

Knowing and not doing are equal to not knowing at all

Knowledge is love, light, and vision

The man who doesn't read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them

Experience is not what happens to you, it is what you do with what happens to you

When it gets dark enough, you can see the Stars

The power of choosing good and evil is within the reach of all

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy

Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict

If you haven't never pick up the sword, you haven't never have to worry about falling' on it

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish

The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become

You 'll never find yourself until you face the truth