Wise Quotes

Let these wise quotes and sayings remind you of life lessons that bring us wisdom and build our character.

Sometimes it's wiser to be right in silence. Maya Angelou, The Heart of a Woman
Famous Quotes   |  


Life is not happening to you. Life is responding to you.
A wise person once said, "Life is not happening to you. Life is responding to you." - author unknown. This is absolutely true. You dictate what life hands you. If you make up your mind to be successful, odds are, you will be.
Ace McCloud, Sales: Communication Skills
Top Ten Quotes about Attitude   |  


Building better and stronger relationships with your inner circle and your client base is more important today than ever before. Not only is it fundamentally wise, but where your present and future success is concerned, it’s essential.
Tommy Wyatt, Appreciation Marketing®: How to Achieve Greatness Through Gratitude
Future   |  


Once our lives are no longer primarily driven by nurturing family and building careers, we have the chance to make wise choices about how we spend our time, energy, and money.
Rachel Cowan, Wise Aging
Time  |  


Develop the mindset of conciliation with others rather than leaning into confrontation. Learn to establish common ground rather than looking for areas of disagreement.
Byron Pulsifer, Personal Development Goals
Anger   |  


I have yet to meet a wise person who doesn't know how to find some joy even in the midst of what is hard, and to smile and laugh easily, including at oneself.
Krista Tippett, Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living
Joy   |  


As a parent, you can't completely avoid making mistakes. Accept it. The best you can do is to study your children, learn from your mistakes, and focus wisely on their upbringing.
Gary Ezzo; Robert Bucknam, On Becoming Preteen Wise: Parenting Your Child from 8-12 Years
Focus   |  


Grandparents provide not only affection and support, but also wisdom, problem-solving, and stability during times of family crisis.
Kay Swatkowski, A Grandmother's Prayers: 60 Days of Devotions and Prayer
Grandfather  |  


Good sense, disciplined by experience and inspired by goodness, issues in practical wisdom. Samuel Smiles
Good sense, disciplined by experience and inspired by goodness, issues in practical wisdom.
Samuel Smiles
Common Sense  |  


As a grandmother, you have the opportunity to become a valuable resource in the raising of your grandchildren, even the family source of wisdom (Now, isn't that an awesome role!)
Deborah Williams, How To Talk To Your Kids & Grandkids: 10 Secrets To Being The Grandmother Everyone Adores
Opportunity  |  


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, Mosaic of Grace: God's Beautiful Reshaping of Our Broken Lives
God's Grace   |  


The ability to communicate fluidly and effectively is more than just a skill that one develops over time. It is a combination of skill, and wisdom, and the ability to connect to the perception of another that will allow them to see things the way you do and follow along with your will.
Gerald Campbell, Communication: The 8 Laws of Communication
Communication   |  


The Bible offers so much nourishment to the spirit, but it's also full of wisdom for practical, everyday matters in life.
Sheri Easter, Eyes Wide Open: A Weekly Devotional Series for the Busy Woman
Quotes about Life   |  


A kind person is very wise, because they - consciously or unconsciously - have realised what it is all about: that what we do to our fellows, we also do to ourselves.
Stefan Einhorn, The Art of Being Kind
Kindness   |  


A good friend is precious, even more precious is a wise good friend. V. Ashiedu
A good friend is precious, even more precious is a wise good friend.
V. Ashiedu, Bible Verses on Friendship
Friend  |  


Where does wisdom come from? When I was growing up, I thought wisdom was learned as it was passed down through the generations from grandmothers to mothers to daughters.
Ana Barreto; Sarah Evans, Women, Rice and Beans: Nine Wisdoms I Learned From My Mother When I Really Paid Attention
Daughter   |  


No matter how bad we might think the world is, in my experience the vast majority of us want to rub along with our fellow men and very often buried beneath a gruff exterior, there is a generous sprit waiting to be revealed.
Tony Clark
Optimistic   |  


The absence of wisdom is the absence of other's experience and insights from life.
Louis Howard, Inside The Minds of Champions: Extraodinary Thoughts From Remarkable People
Sports  |  


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
Inspirational Sayings  |  


The wise ones fashioned speech with their thought, sifting it as grain is sifted through a sieve.
Buddha
Inspirational Thoughts   |  


Understanding is knowing what to do; wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is actually doing it.
Tristan Gylberd
Positive   |  


The wise does at once what the fool does at last. Baltasar Gracian
The wise does at once what the fool does at last.
Baltasar Gracian
Procrastination   |  


A man doesn't begin to attain wisdom until he recognizes he is no longer indispensable.
Richard E. Byrd
Retirement   |  


Wisdom is wisdom whether old or new it is fitting for everyone for me and for you.
Anne Wilson Schaef
Motivation   |  


Wisdom comes from experience, from making mistakes and learning from them.

Experience   |  


Wisdom is knowing how to properly handle the information and knowledge we have, especially when it comes to relationships.
K. P. Yohannan, A Life of Balance
Balance   |  


When we seek wisdom from God for the purpose of overcoming trials, he gives it to us liberally and without scorn.
K. M. Logan, Counting It Joy, A Study of James 1:2-8
Purpose   |  


Every parent knows that children look at their grandparents as sources of wisdom and security.
David Jeremiah
Grandmother   |  


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, from You Can Make It Happen Every Day
Decision   |  


One of the greatest pieces of economic wisdom is to know what you do not know. John Kenneth Gilbraith
One of the greatest pieces of economic wisdom is to know what you do not know.
John Kenneth Gilbraith
Attitude   |  


Those around us (regardless of their place on the organizational chart) have wisdom to share, as we all have different experiences.
Maggie White, 30 Devotions for Women in Business
Listening   |  


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, A Better You
Success   |  


Whether you follow the words of advice thoughtfully prepared and presented in this text, or obtain the counsel and wisdom from others, it's important to remember that you're never alone.
Gene King, Plan B: Separate Yourself from the Herd
Preparation   |  


Since the birth of the written word, men have been inscribing their life's work and the wisdom that came along with it onto paper for your betterment.
Sean Lysaght, Personal Success
Work   |  


Consequently, only the courageous are able to acquire new knowledge, and grow in wisdom.
Richard Carroll, Creativity: The Ultimate Creativity Guide
Courage   |  


His advice for success in both business and a fulfilling life in general is full of wisdom and demonstrate the importance of independence, creativity, and the importance of learning from your mistakes.
Mark Patterson, Steve Jobs: 7 Top Life and Business Lessons of Steve Jobs for Unlimited Success
Mistake   |  


. . . wisdom is the ability to apply what you know. Nicole C. Calhoun
I remember a former pastor once explaining the difference between wisdom and knowledge; he said that wisdom is the ability to apply what you know.
Nicole C. Calhoun, Victory's Road: A Graceful Drive Through Life's Obstacles
Knowledge   |  


No person is a pillar of strength and wisdom unto themselves. Each of us need support through our lives even if only for a few minutes, or on a few occasions.
Robert Rivers, Happiness Is Possible: 6 Key Steps To Live By
Happiness   |  


Your body compass, your inner wisdom, helps you identify and stay aligned with your passions.
Anne Bolender, Clarity Alchemy
Passion   |  


When you start to choose faith then a power will flow into your life, it will give you the wisdom to sit down with a loved one and have a heart to heart instead of letting the relationship fall apart.
Rev J Martin, The Power Of Choice
Faith   |  


And if there's anything we should surely pass on to our children, it's wisdom. Not money or homes or land or investment accounts or cars . . . but wisdom.
Roz Swartz Williams, The Mourning Chronicles
Children   |  


Every time you seek the best for yourself, every time you fight for what you want, you are also building strength of character and gaining wisdom.
Kate Anderson, 100 Positive Morning Thoughts
Character   |  


Wisdom can be defined as the ability to anticipate the consequences of your choices in advance of making them.
Jenny Rogers, Manager As Coach: The New Way To Get Results
Coaching   |  


Happiness is an age-long virtue that can also be experienced by gaining confidence and wisdom. Ryanne Knight
Happiness is an age-long virtue that can also be experienced by gaining confidence and wisdom.
Ryanne Knight, Success
Confidence   |  


Discretion is applying God's wisdom to situations correctly.
Julia Audrina Carrington, A Bible Study of Proverbs Chapter 11--Book 7
God   |  


The wisdom of others can ignite your passion, uplift your spirit, and motivate you to reach your full potential.
Melissa Eshleman, A Quote a Day to Find Your Way
Potential   |  


Since no single team member can ever have a monopoly on wisdom, cognitive diversity is almost always a source of strength.
Lanze Thompson, Transcend from Management to Leadership
Diversity   |  


Having a grateful disposition brings about other virtues, including generosity, compassion, humility, joy, wisdom, trust and integrity.
Bree Miller, Gratitude & Happiness: A Guide to Feeling Grateful, Happy And Free
Compassion   |  


You may recognize that when you take the 'conventional wisdom" approach you feel inner tension or resistance. Thats because you self-image is still the same and you self-esteem is still low.
Alex Altman, Skyrocket Your Self-Esteem
Stress   |  


Push back your own thoughts and ideas and allow room for God's Word and wisdom to fill you, so that you are able to be used in a mighty way.
Dawna Hetzler, Walls of a Warrior: Conquering the fears of our hearts
Fear   |  


Share wisdom and let them know that they are special and worthy of love. W. H. Thomas
Share wisdom and let them know that they are special and worthy of love.
W. H. Thomas, Be The Father Children Need
Love   |  


A good supervisor shares wisdom, knowledge and experience with employees. They help them perform better.
Steven Rosenthal, The Ten Commandments of Supervision
Good   |  


Detachment from expectations leads to acceptance. Acceptance leads to wisdom.
Amy Pattee Colvin
Difficulties Measured   |  


The gospel that Jesus sent His disciples to preach is none other than a call to choose the way of wisdom, the way of life, the way of Jesus.
Dale Losch, A Better Way: Make Disciples Wherever Life Happens
Choices   |  


When you get a group of clients together in one room, the collective wisdom will produce amazing insights, helping you to generate ideas for expanding and improving your products and services.
David Jenyns, Authority Content: The Simple System for Building Your Brand, Sales, and Credibility
Customer Service   |  


Garner wisdom from others' life lessons. Carolyn Denise Owens
Garner wisdom from others' life lessons.
Carolyn Denise Owens, Timeless Wisdom: Lessons From Our Ancestors
Short Stories   |  


I remember one of my uncles advising me with some powerful lines of wisdom on the occasion of his silver wedding anniversary: "If you live with an identity which is not yours, things are bound to go wrong after it reaches its tipping point. You can't live a superficial life for long - just like water, which will always find its natural path.
Sumeet Jain, Life is a pack of 52 cards
Being Yourself   |  


Wisdom from God helps you understand the mind of God and gives your prayer life the right direction. Ecclesiastes 10: 10 puts it perfectly when it says, "Wisdom is profitable to direct," which means you will always fail when you depend on your own judgment and abilities.
Bobbie Parsons Jr, Prayers: Praying For Gods Will In Your Life
Prayer   |  


If you have a desire to enlarge your territory, ask God and He will answer. He promises to give wisdom. Don't worry about the fork in the road. He promises to direct you at every turn.
Lynn R. Davis, I Am Positive: 31 Positive Affirmations For A Prosperous Soul
Worry   |  


Know the will of God and be determined to act upon it, for His strength and wisdom are always available for you to fulfil His will.
Pinkie Bagele Taolo, The Letter: Destiny revealed
Destiny   |  


More Wise Quotes:     Wise Quotes Page 2    Wise Quotes Page 3    Wise Quotes Page 4    Wise Quotes Page 5   

Words of Wisdom  |   Quote of the Day  |   Quotes by Topic  |   Thought For The Day  |
Contact Us  |   About Us  |   Disclaimer   |   Disclosure  |   Motivational Links |