Archive for the 'Wisdom Quotes' Category

“What lies behind us…” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are small matters compared to what lies within us.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Whatever you are…” Abraham Lincoln

“Whatever you are, be a good one.” Abraham Lincoln

“Nobody gets to live life…” Ann Landers

“Nobody gets to live life backward. Look ahead, that is where your future lies.” Ann Landers

“He who asks is a…” Chinese Proverb

“He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.” Chinese Proverb

“Where we have strong emotions…” Carl Sagan

“Where we have strong emotions, we’re liable to fool ourselves.” Carl Sagan

“A taste for irony has…” Jessamyn West

“A taste for irony has kept more hearts from breaking than a sense of humor, for it takes irony to appreciate the joke which is on oneself.” Jessamyn West

“Education is what survives when…” B. F. Skinner

“Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.” B. F. Skinner

“Sometimes the heart sees what…” H. Jackson Browne Jr.

“Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.” H. Jackson Browne Jr.

“No one who cannot rejoice…” Donald Foster

“No one who cannot rejoice in the discovery of his own mistakes deserves to be called a scholar.” Donald Foster

“Mediocrity knows nothing higher than…” Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

“Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.” Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, (Sherlock Holmes) Valley of Fear

“Loving people live in a…” Wayne Dyer

“Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. But it’s the same world. How come?” Wayne Dyer

“All human situations have their…” Benjamin Franklin

“All human situations have their inconveniences. We feel those of the present but neither see nor feel those of the future; and hence we often make troublesome changes without amendment, and frequently for the worse.” Benjamin Franklin

“Enjoy life. There’s plenty of…” Anonymous

“Enjoy life. There’s plenty of time to be dead.” Anonymous

“It is our responsibilities, not…” Peter Ustinov

“It is our responsibilities, not ourselves, that we should take seriously.” Peter Ustinov

“You must learn from the…” Sam Levenson

“You must learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t possibly live long enough to make them all yourself.” Sam Levenson

“A man with a watch…” Segal’s Law

“A man with a watch knows what time it is. A man with two watches is never sure.” Segal’s Law

“Real knowledge is to know…” Confucius

“Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.” Confucius

“The significance of man is…” Carl Becker

“The significance of man is that he is insignificant and is aware of it.” Carl Becker

“Honesty is the first chapter…” Thomas Jefferson

“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of Wisdom.” Thomas Jefferson

“The best ideas come as…” David M. Ogilvy

“The best ideas come as jokes. Make your thinking as funny as possible.” David M. Ogilvy

“Any fool can criticize, condemn…” Dale Carnegie

“Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain – and most fools do.” Dale Carnegie

“Trying to determine what is…” Ben Hecht

“Trying to determine what is going on in the world by reading newspapers is like trying to tell the time by watching the second hand of a clock.” Ben Hecht

“Only two things are infinite…” Albert Einstein

“Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.” Albert Einstein

“Friendship is the hardest thing…” Muhammad Ali

“Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It’s not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.” Muhammad Ali

“The mind of a bigot…” Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr

“The mind of a bigot is like the pupil of the eye. The more light you shine on it, the more it will contract.” Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr

“Write the bad things that…” Arabic Parable

“Write the bad things that are done to you in sand, but write the good things that happen to you on a piece of marble.” Arabic Parable

“A wise man can see…” Anonymous

“A wise man can see more from the bottom of a well than a fool can from a mountain top.” Anonymous

“A man who does not…” Confucius

“A man who does not plan long ahead will find trouble right at his door.” Confucius

“Time is the coin of…” Carl Sandburg

“Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.” Carl Sandburg

“Men of ill judgement…” Sophocles

“Men of ill judgement often ignore the good that lies within their hands.” Sophocles

“If a man will begin…” Francis Bacon

“If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts he shall end in certainties.” Francis Bacon

“The more I want to…” Richard Bach

“The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.” Richard Bach

“If you want to be happy…” Anonymous

“If you want to be happy for a year, win the lottery. If you want to be happy for a lifetime, love what you do.” Anonymous

“To forgive is to set…” Anonymous

“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover the prisoner was you.” Anonymous

“The weak can never…” Mahatma Gandhi

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” Mahatma Gandhi

“A person’s ability to…” Anonymous

“A person’s ability to forgive is in proportion to the greatness of his soul.” Anonymous

“We don’t see things…” Anais Nin

“We don’t see things as they are, we see things as we are.” Anais Nin

“Good judgment comes from…” Barry LePatner

“Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.” Barry LePatner

“If the only tool…” Abraham Maslow

“If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.” Abraham Maslow

“When a thing is funny…” George Bernard Shaw

“When a thing is funny, search it carefully for a hidden truth.” George Bernard Shaw

“The smaller the mind…” Aesop

“The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.” Aesop

“Man is the only animal…” William Hazlitt

“Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps, for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are and what they ought to be.” William Hazlitt

“It is better to know…” James Thurber

“It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers.” James Thurber

“The truth does not change…” Flannery O’Connor

“The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.” Flannery O’Connor

“I not only use…” Woodrow Wilson

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

“Try to learn something…” Thomas H. Huxley

“Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.” Thomas H. Huxley

“What lies behind us…” Oliver Wendell Holmes

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” Oliver Wendell Holmes

“Look at everything…” Betty Smith

“Look at everything as though you were seeing it for the first time or the last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.” Betty Smith

“The more sand that…” Jean Paul

“The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the more clearly we should see through it.” Jean Paul

“The man who views…” Muhammad Ali

“The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.” Muhammad Ali