It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom.
The wisest men follow their own direction.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him
A wise person knows when to play the foul.
No one is to be called an enemy, all are your benefactors, and no one does you harm. You
have no enemy except yourselves.
St. Francis of Assisi
Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.
Living a life is like constructing a building: if you start wrong, you'll end wrong.
If we do an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth, we will be a blind and toothless nation.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.
Sir Francis Bacon
As blushing will sometimes make a whore pass for a virtous woman, so modesty may make a
fool seem a man of sense.
Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone.
Every man is a divinity in disguise, a God playing the fool.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark. The real tragedy of life is when men
are afraid of the light.
The path to wisdom is not being afraid to make mistakes.
Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh,
and the greatness which does not bow before children.
Problems are inevitable. Misery is a choice.
The day you decide that you are more interested in being aware of your thoughts than you
are in the thoughts themselves - that is the day you will find your way out.
Michael A. Singer
Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not
exceeding the limit.
You'll never find a rainbow if you're looking down.
It's easy to remain mediocre. All you need to do is spend major time on minor things with
minor people. Sophisticated people weigh their actions. They know what a major is and what a
People would occasionally come up to me and say: "I want what you have. Can you give it to
me, or show me how to get it?" And I would say: "You have it already. You just can't feel it
because your mind is making too much noise."
To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful thing: that
is enough for one man's life.
T. S. Eliot
This is the mark of distinction of a truly admirable man: steadfastness in times of trouble.
Ludwig von Beethoven
To win, you have to have the talent and desire - but desire is first.
Man can only receive what he sees himself receiving.
Florence Scovel Shinn
Nine-tenths of wisdom consists in being wise in time.
This is my simple religion. No need for temples. No need for complicated
philosophy. Your own
mind, your own heart is the temple. Your philosophy is simple kindness.
Such as the love is, such is the wisdom, consequently such is the man.
Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.
In critical and baffling situations, it is always best to return to first principle and
Sir Winston Churchill