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Wisdom Quotes

May you find inspiration in these powerful Words of Wisdom.

Am I not destroying my enemies
when I make friends of them?
- Abraham Lincoln

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You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

He who is contented is rich.
- Lao Tzu

It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
- Chinese proverb often quoted by Eleanor Roosevelt

 

Life's burdens are lighter when I laugh at myself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

Clouds come floating into my life,
no longer to carry rain or usher storm,
but to add color to my sunset sky.
- Rabindranath Tagore

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A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

Drop the sword - for there is but one flesh to wound,
and it is the one flesh of all humankind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is a reflection of intent.
Love reflects love.
Hate reflects hate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is beauty and adventure in the commonplace
for those with eyes to see beyond.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

Simple living is the way to happy living.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys)

This above all, to thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

I am a Passionate Observer of Life.
I See the events, feel the emotions,
and recognize the difference.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

Where there's a will, there's a way.
- old English proverb

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

I am a Passionate Observer of Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing,
and should be treated with caution.
- J. K. Rowling

When It's Darkest, Men See the Stars.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I have found that if you love life,
life will love you back.
- Arthur Rubinstein

At the center of your being you have the answer;
you know who you are and you know what you want.
- Lao Tzu

Choose your Habits, Choose your Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble.
It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
- Mark Twain (attributed)

Travelers, there is no path.
Paths are made by walking.
- Antonio Machado

What's done is done.
- William Shakespeare

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

The truly rich are those who enjoy what they have.
- Yiddish Proverb

He who knows others is wise.
He who knows himself is enlightened.
- Lao Tzu

Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again,
but expecting different results.
- Rita Mae Brown, also attributed to Einstein

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

We must let go of the life we have planned,
so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
- Joseph Campbell

Success is getting what you want;
happiness is wanting what you get.
- Dale Carnegie

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

Compassion is the basis of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Would you rather be right or happy?
- A Course in Miracles

The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.
- Henry David Thoreau

Silence is a source of great strength.
- Lao Tzu

Bringing a childlike wonder
and a beginner's mind to life
maximizes both success and joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is really simple,
but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius

Once you know yourself as a genuine seeker,
and when your own inner chamber is quite enlightened,
then comes the natural unfoldment of pure love and compassion
and a genuine desire to serve others.
- Rod Stryker

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect
and the absence of ego.
Love yourself.
Love everyone around you.
Love everyone in the whole world.
Know that your own life is of infinite importance,
as is every other life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

Life is a succession of lessons
which must be lived to be understood.
- Helen Keller

I am not a slave to my thoughts or emotions.
- Richard Carlson

We don't see things as they are,
we see things as we are.
- Anais Nin

He is richest who is content with the least,
for content is the wealth of nature.
- Socrates

The life of inner peace,
being harmonious and without stress,
is the easiest type of existence.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world,
the master calls a butterfly.
- Richard Bach

To the mind that is still,
the whole universe surrenders.
- Lao Tzu

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness walks on busy feet.
- Kitte Turmell

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
- John Wooden

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked,
in which you can walk with love and reverence.
- Henry David Thoreau


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