25 wisdom quotes with inspirational, motivational and wise quotes by famous authors on life, love, wisdom, knowledge.
1. Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
2. Your Remedy is within you, but you do not sense it.
Your Sickness is from you, but you do not perceive it.
You Presume you are a small entity,
But within you is enfolded the entire universe.
You are indeed the evident book,
By whose alphabet the hidden becomes the manifest.
Therefore, you have no need to look beyond yourself,
What you seek is within you, if only you reflect.
Ali ibn Abi Talib
3. To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.
Marilyn vos Savant
4. I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. But I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can only rest for a moment, for with freedom come responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not ended.
5. Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
6. There are moments when troubles enter our lives and we can do nothing to avoid them. But they are there for a reason. Only when we have overcome them will we understand why they were there.
7. A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.
John C. Maxwell
8. Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom.
9. Experience is not what happens to you; it’s what you do with what happens to you.
10. A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows the public opinion.
11. Any fool can know. The point is to understand.
12. The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.
13. Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
14. Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.
15. The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.
16. Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
17. If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.
18. Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.
19. It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.
20. There comes a point when you either embrace who and what you are, or condemn yourself to be miserable all your days. Other people will try to make you miserable; don’t help them by doing the job yourself.
Laurell K. Hamilton
21. Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
22. Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.
23. If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
24. Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habit.
25. A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.