Wise Quotes, Wisdom Sayings

When the music changes, so does the dance.
– African Proverb

The tongue like a sharp knife… Kills without drawing blood.
Buddha

The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
Aesop

After all is said and done, more is said than done.
Aesop

As was his language so was his life.
Seneca

Men learn while they teach.
Seneca

To belittle, you have to be little.
Kahlil Gibran

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The best way to convince a fool that he is wrong is to let him have his way.
Josh Billings

When wisdom is given to fools, it turns into knowledge.

Submitted by: Walter Griffen on January 16, 2008

It is only a fool that learns how to swim in a deep water.

Submitted by: Nyze-tee on January 12, 2008

“one test is worth a thousand expert opinions”

Submitted by: Smitty on December 24, 2007

The only ones who should judge; are those prepared to be judged.

Submitted by: guy with dreads on May 3, 2009

To protect the sheep you have to catch the wolf.. and it takes a wolf to catch a wolf.

Submitted by: Owow on August 25, 2010

Trust neither in your instinct nor your mind, but your heart, and with moderation of the three, you will go far.
The only thing a man needs is nothing, for love is not a thing, but a way of life.
A wise man may say different from you, and an unwise man may say nothing at all, but continue to believe in your heart, and you will be wiser than any man, for “wise men” have not the knowledge of friendship.
Life is like an unstable volcano, you never know when it will erupt with opportunity, but when it does, you have to take the risk of being burnt, and seize it.

Submitted by: Anonymous on May 4, 2008

Never cry over spilled milk.

Submitted by: peach on March 7, 2010
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Don’t try to run before you don’t know how to walk.

Submitted by: A 12 yr old on August 30, 2009

Nothing comes out of nothing, something is the beginning for everything

Submitted by: Tutu Luther on March 26, 2009

You will never win an ignorant person through argument.

Submitted by: mukisa muhammad on March 16, 2010

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure!

Submitted by: ~Tammy~ on September 3, 2010

Creativity’s worst enemy is common sense.
To lead a creative life you have to eliminate the fear of being wrong.

Submitted by: Ace on April 16, 2010

You would worry less about what people thought of you if you knew how seldom they actually do.

Submitted by: JPoet on September 22, 2009

Doesn’t matter how expensive perfume you wear if you don’t talk nicely, no one will sit close to you.

Submitted by: Rajdeep Mahal on July 16, 2011

Great are those who can not only see the faults of others, but also those of themselves.

Submitted by: yoo on December 30, 2009

Enlightenment does not come to those who can see the faults of others, it comes to those who can see the faults in themselves.

Submitted by: mat on December 14, 2009

If you want to change your life, then you have to change it yourself.

Submitted by: R.W. on July 14, 2009
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Whenever you need a helping hand, you will find one on the end of your arm.
If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there.
Fortunate people often have very favorable beginnings and very tragic endings. What matters isn’t being applauded when you arrive – for that is common – but being missed when you leave.
Every closed eye is not sleeping, and every open eye is not seeing.
Knowledge is realizing that the street is one- way, wisdom is looking both directions anyway.
When someone talks about you behind your back, remember they took time out of their pathetic lives to think about you.
Isn’t it funny when day by day nothing changes but when you look back everything is different.
Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
Wisdom is timeless and doesn’t change, knowledge changes over time.
Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it.
You are today where your thoughts brought you… you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.
The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.
We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
If most of us are ashamed of shabby clothes and shoddy furniture, let us be more ashamed of shabby ideas and shoddy work… It would be a sad situation if the wrapper was better than the candy wrapped inside it.

Submitted by: MYA MOORE on October 20, 2011

Do not go looking for wisdom, love, happiness, etc. When it is ready to be found it will find you. Sit still and be accepting of change. If you go searching for it, it will not know where to look.
That is why people say they found it once they stopped looking.

Submitted by: Mab on July 23, 2010

Realize what you have before it turns into what you had.

Submitted by: scooby on November 12, 2011

You crawl before you start running.

Submitted by: Ismet on December 30, 2010

There is no greater folly in this world as to think you know what you know you don’t know.

Submitted by: matee dennis on November 19, 2010

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