Wise Quotes

Let these wise quotes remind you of life lessons that bring us wisdom and build our character. Also find wisdom quotes that remind you of the places where it is found.

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

Every time you stop a school, you will have to build a jail. What you gain at one end you lose at the other. Mark Twain
Words of Encouragement

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
Quote of the Day  |    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

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

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

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

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

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
Inspirational Quotes  |     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

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

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

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 Friendship Poems

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

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

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

A thoughtful person said (so I have read)
It isn't easy to apologize,
It isn't easy when all hope has fled
To keep on going, but it's very wise.
Wilhelmina Stitch, Difficult To Do
Motivational Poems  |     Apology

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

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

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

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

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'! Audrey Hepburn

The goal of educational travel is to help us navigate this complex and contradictory world while challenging the limits of our intellectual and intercultural abilities. Becoming world wise serves this goal by casting a vision of global learning that is small enough, immersed enough, ecologically "soft" enough, long enough, connected enough, structured enough, cheap enough, and hope filled enough to support deep changes in our lives, and in the lives of others. Richard Slimbach, Becoming World Wise: A Guide to Global Learning
Quotes about Change

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

. . . 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

The question of what it means to be human is now inextricable from the question of who we are to each other. We have riches of knowledge and insight, of tools both tangible and spiritual, to rise to this calling. We watch our technologies becoming more intelligent, and speculate imaginatively about their potential to become conscious. All the while, we have it in us to become wise. Wisdom leavens intelligence, and ennobles consciousness, and advances evolution itself. Krista Tippett, Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living
Spiritual  |     Questioning

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

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

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

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

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

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

When we build simple awareness of ourselves and our experiences, we can instead observe our stories as they unfold, allowing us the choice to follow the old pathways or to choose new ones. This is the first step in repairing and becoming wise about our sleep. Daniel Blum, Sleep Wise: How to Feel Better, Work Smarter, and Build Resilience
Encouraging Poems   |     Resilience

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

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

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

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

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

If your emotions are running things, you're in Emotion Mind. At the other end of the spectrum, when you are doing your best impersonation of Mr. Spock, you are in Logic Mind. Wise Mind Living is when you sustain a mind-set that balances emotion and logic. Erin Olivo, Wise Mind Living: Master Your Emotions, Transform Your Life
Poems about Life

... there is such a thing as dying wisely and well ... Dying is not the collapse or the eclipse of wisdom. It is the sum of a soulful life. It dares and pleads with all professionals and volunteers and family members and neighbors to be partners in learning and championing the great, worthy spiritual project of dying wisely and well. Seeing the end of your life is the birth of your ability to love being alive. It is the cradle of your love of life. Stephen Jenkinson, Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul
Death   |     Volunteer

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

Wisdom Quotes

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

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

Detachment from expectations leads to acceptance. Acceptance leads to wisdom. Amy Pattee Colvin
Graduation Poems

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

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

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

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   |     Mother

Knowing how to use this one life to its fullest requires wisdom more than knowledge. Wisdom is different and fundamentally more important than knowledge." John Izzo, Ph D.
The five secrets you must discover before you die

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

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

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 Inspirational Poems

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The wisdom of nations lies in their proverbs, which are brief and pithy. Collect and learn them; they are notable measures and directions for human life; you have much in little; they save time in speaking, and upon occasion may be the fullest and safest answers. William Penn

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

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

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

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

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

To be wise, we must seek Jesus, for we will not find wisdom apart from him. Kim Brenneman, Home Management: Plain and Simple
Poems of Faith

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