Wise Quotes, Wisdom Quotes, Smart Quotes, Wise Quotes About Life

Wise Quotes

"I can not always control what goes on outside. But I can always control what goes on inside."

Wise Quotes

Don’t let your victories go to your head, or your failures go to your heart.”

When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends.”

The best things in life are not things.”

Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course.”

Who is wise? He that learns from everyone. Who is powerful? He that governs his passions. Who is rich? He that is content.”

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures. The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.”

Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.”

He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.”

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.”

Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.”

Wisdom is knowing what to do next; Skill is knowing how to do it, and Virtue is doing it.”

He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.”

I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.”

Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it.”

Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon and star.”

It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.”

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we do.”

The wise man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.”

You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.”

Some of the best lessons we ever learn we learn from our mistakes and failures. The error of the past is the wisdom of the future.”

To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.”

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

It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look further than you can see.”

A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.”

Wise men often don’t need advice. Fools won’t take it.”

Life’s Tragedy is that we get old to soon and wise too late.”

It is a wise father that knows his own child.”

Modest doubt is called the beacon of the wise.”

He who indulges in a task without proper knowledge will deteriorate rather than improve the case.”

There is no good in extravagence, however, there can never be extravagence in good deeds.”

Don’t let opportunities slide away like clouds.”

Victory is gained by resolution and determination.”

A wise man’s actions speak for himself.”

The punishment which the wise suffer who refuse to take part in the government, is to live under the government of bad men.”

People should not be afraid of their governments, governments should be afraid of their people.”

Those who fail to prepare, are preparing to fail.”

Make sure the facts are straight before you start drawing conclusions.”

If your words aren’t grounded in the truth, they will backfire.”

Finish what is on your plate before you reach for another dish.”

After you have figured out who you are, share yourself with the world.”

Before you make a decision, be aware of how others see the picture.”

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.”

The aim of the wise is not to secure earthly pleasure, but to avoid pain.”

Going to church doesn’t make you a good Christian, anymore than standing in your garage makes you a car.”

Wisdom Quotes

Knowledge talks, wisdom listens.”

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me !”

Only the wisest and the stupidest of men never change.”

The key to failure is trying to please everyone.”

The mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work unless it’s open.”

The best mind-altering drug is truth.”

Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.”

The cautious seldom err.”

Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors.”

What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.”

With coarse rice to eat, with water to drink, and my bended arm for a pillow – I have still joy in the midst of these things. Riches and honors acquired by unrighteousness are to me as a floating cloud.”

Be wiser than other people if you can, but do not tell them so.”

Don’t look where you fall, but where you slipped.”

Empty cans make the most noise.”

A winner listens, a loser just waits until it is their turn to talk.”

Guns don’t kill people — people do.”

If you are not part of the cure, then you are part of the problem.”

The only time you run out of chances is when you stop taking them.”

Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.”

An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.”

You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.”

One should always play fair when one has the winning cards.”

Think like a man of action, and act like a man of thought.”

Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.”

He who knows others is learned; he who knows himself is wise.”

For the wise man looks into space and he knows there is no limited dimensions.”

Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of God.”

Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time.”

A hero is born among a hundred, a wise man is found among a thousand, but an accomplished one might not be found even among a hundred thousand men.”

The wise man does at once what the fool does finally.”

Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of God.”

Smart Quotes

A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.”

A smart man makes a mistake, learns from it, and never makes that mistake again. But a wise man finds a smart man and learns from him how to avoid the mistake altogether.”

As long as you live, keep learning how to live.”

Education is the best cure for ignorance.”

A smart man only believes half of what he hears, a wise man knows which half.”

A smart role model is a good role model.”

A teacher is never too smart to learn from his pupils. But while runners differ, basic principles never change. So it’s a matter of fitting your current practices to fit the event and the individual. See, what’s good for you might not be so good for the next guy.”

He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; he who keeps understanding will find good.”

He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.”

Anyone who devotes time and attention to what makes people become better, to me, is a smart person.”

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

If you have knowledge, let others light their candles at it.”

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.”

Intelligence is quickness in seeing things as they are.”

It is never too late to expand our horizons.”

It is not a question how much a man knows, but what use he can make of what he knows.”

Knowledge is better than riches.”

Remember, just because a man is rich doesn’t mean he is necessarily smart.”

It is often what we think we know already that often prevents us from learning.”

Words of Wisdom Quotes

No man is so foolish but he may sometimes give another good counsel, and no man so wise that he may not easily err if he takes no other counsel than his own. He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master.”

Sorrow looks back,

Worry looks around,

Faith looks up!!”

Your problems are only as big as you make them.

They can seem like a ripple, or a tidal wave.

But your always the only one who creates it.”

On times you feel low in spirit, always remember that tomorrow is a new day, but then why wait? when every minute, every second, every moment we are alive is an opportunity to dawn positive change.”

We ought to fly away from earth to heaven as quickly as we can; and to fly away is to become like God, as far as this is possible; and to become like him is to become holy, just, and wise.”

The virtues of men are of more consequence to society than their abilities, and for this reason, the heart should be cultivated with more assiduity than the head.”

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.”

To live a rich and abundant life, ask not what life can do for you, ask what you can do for the lives of others.”

We live that our souls may grow. The development of the soul is the purpose of existence. God Almighty is trying to obtain some decent association for Himself.”

We may think God wants actions of a certain kind, but God wants people of a certain kind.”

With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding.” Job 12:12

And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the LORD, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.” Job 28:28

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth forever.” Psalm 111:10

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” Proverbs 1:7

Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.” Proverbs 3:7

Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth. Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee. Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.” Proverbs 4:5-7

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.” Proverbs 9:10

He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.” Proverbs 11:2

The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.” Proverbs 11:30

The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.” Proverbs 14:8

How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!” Proverbs 16:16

The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.” Proverbs 29:15

For wisdom is a defence, and money is a defence: but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom giveth life to them that have it.” Ecclesiastes 7:12

If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.” James 1:5-6

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.” James 3:17

Wise Quotes About Life

The hardest part of any journey is taking that first step.”

Death is the only inescapable, unavoidable, sure thing. We are sentenced to die the day we’re born.”

There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.”

Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.”

Enjoy life now - it has an expiration date!”

The greatest use of a life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.”

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away.”

Every farmer knows that you can’t sow and reap on the same day. There is a timetable for your harvest that requires both working and waiting. Patience is a small price to pay for what you will receive.”

Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans.”

I believe that all wisdom consists in caring immensely for a few right things, and not caring a straw about the rest.”

I don’t fear failure. I fear succeeding at something that doesn’t matter.”

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

There is no right way to do the wrong thing.”

Small improvements in the way you use your time can translate into major differences in your life.”

Those who persevere through the hard times will reap great rewards when

the tide turns...and tide always turns.”

In this life

Be kinder than necessary,

for everyone you meet is

fighting some kind of battle.

Live simply,

Love generously,

Care deeply,

Speak kindly.......

Leave the rest to God. Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass.

It’s about learning to dance in the rain.

Choose this day to not simply be alive but to LIVE.”

When a person who used to "use" people for their own gain finally succumbs to being used by his/her Creator instead, the world dramatically changes for the better, both for the person and for the world.”

Common sense is not so common.”

No man was ever wise by chance.”

The wise person questions himself, the fool others.”

And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.

We are not human beings on a Spiritual journey. We are Spiritual Beings on a human journey.”

Most people struggle with life balance simply because they haven’t paid the price to decide what is really important to them.”

Perhaps the very best question that you can memorize and repeat, over and over, is, ‘what is the most valuable use of my time right now?’”

You need a plan to build a house. To build a life, it is even more important to have a plan or goal.”

An unexamined life is not worth living.”

Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.”

Whatever you are, be a good one.”

The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.”

Start doing the things you think should be done, and start being what you think society should become. Do you love the truth? Then tell it. Do you believe in an open society? Then act in the open. Do you believe in a decent and humane society? Then behave decently and humanely.”

When it comes time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home.”

When death, the great reconciler, has come, it is never our tenderness and virtues that we repent of, but our severity and vices.”

I still believe that standing up for the truth of God is the greatest thing in the world. This is the end (purpose) of life. The end of life is not to be happy. The end of life is not to achieve pleasure and avoid pain. The end of life is to do the will of God, come what may.”

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