This is a compilation of thoughts and quotes that I have found or written recently, as well as many that I've collected throughout the years. Most thoughts are posted randomly, as I feel inspired. A listing of quotes can be found alphabetically (check the 2008 and 2009 archives listing), or by source.

Feel free to suggest additions!


“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.” – Proverbs 23:7

Monday, January 5, 2009

Wisdom Quotes

1. Disappointment is the nurse of wisdom. - Sir Bayle Roche

2. The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook. - William James

3. Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit. - Elbert Hubbard

4. Wise are those who learn that the bottom line doesn’t always have to be their top priority. - William Arthur Ward

5. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom. - Bertrand Russell

6. We are made wise not by our recollection of the past, but by our responsibility for our future. - George Bernard Shaw

7. A smart person knows what to say. A wise person knows whether or not to say it. - Unknown

8. We don't receive wisdom; ...we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take from us or spare us. - Unknown

9. By three methods we may learn wisdom: first by reflection,which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest;and third, by experience, which is the most bitter. - Confucius

10. The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart. - Benjamin Franklin

11. A wise man knows his own ignorance, a fool thinks he knows everything. In one thing men of all ages are alike, they have believed obstinately in themselves. - C. Simmons

12. It is wise to direct your anger towards problems - not people; to focus your energies on answers - not excuses. - William Arthur Ward


13. Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely. - Rodin

14. To finish the moment, to find the journey's end in every step of the road, to live the greatest number of good hours, is wisdom. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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