Inspirational Wisdom Quotes and Wisdom Sayings

Wisdom Quotes

A selection of wisdom quotes and wisdom sayings that bring new truths and awaken insight.

Wisdom is gaining not only by reading, but also by being a good listener, being aware of the world around you, and by deep thinking and meditation.

Here is a list of insightful and inspiring wisdom quotes and wisdom sayings.

Wisdom Quotes Sayings

“God helps them that help themselves.” –Benjamin Franklin

“He who knows others is learned; he who knows himself is wise.” –Lao-Tze

“The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind.”Wayne Dyer

“Reflective thinking turns experience into insight.” –John Maxwell

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

“Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.” –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“To be seventy years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old.” –Oliver Wendell Holmes

“Enlightenment is the “quiet acceptance of what is” I believe the truly enlightened beings are those who refuse to allow themselves to be distressed over things that simply are the way they are.” –Wayne Dyer

“We live in the present, we dream of the future, but we learn eternal truths from the past.” –May-lin Soong Chiang

“Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is enlightenment.”Lao Tzu

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness, and fears.” –Glenn Clark

“Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification.” –Martin Fischer

It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.” –Mohandas K. Gandhi

“Great things never came from comfort zones.” –Neil Strauss

Quotes about Wisdom that Expand the Mind

“Anything truly revolutionary is created by a few who see what is true and are willing to live according to that truth; but to discover what is true demands freedom from tradition, which means freedom from all fears.” –Krishnamurti

“Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.” –Jack London

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

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” –T.S. Eliot

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

“Whenever you have truth it must be given with love, or the message and the messenger will be rejected.” –Mahatma Ghandhi

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” –Henry Stanley Haskins

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“You always have two choices: your commitment versus your fear.” –Sammy Davis, Jr.

“Some of the best lessons we ever learn are learned from past mistakes. The error of the past is the wisdom and success of the future.” –Dale E. Turner

“Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.” –Plato

“Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.” –Albert Einstein

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” –Robert Louis Stevenson

“We don’t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.” –Marcel Proust

Wise Quotation with Helpful Advice

“A ship is always safe at shore but that is not what it’s built for.” –Albert Einstein

“It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.” –Robert Green Ingersoll

“Without a guiding belief of how things work, it becomes difficult to put meaning to things. The meaning we put to things is much more important than the thing itself.”Alan Watts

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

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

“Use your mind when you need it, but tell your mind to be quiet when you do not need to think.” –Remez Sasson

“A new broom sweeps clean but an old broom knows the corners.” –Virgin Islander

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

“When anger enters the mind, wisdom departs.” –Thomas A Kempis

“We know what we are, but know not what we may be.” –William Shakespeare

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