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.— Charles Spurgeon
Simplistic Being Wise quotations
Do not correct a fool or he will hate you. Correct a wise man and he will appreciate you.
There will always be rocks in the road ahead of us.
They will be stumbling blocks or stepping stones; it all depends on how you use them.
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.
Any fool can know. The point is to understand.
The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things.
He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.
Last night I begged the Wise One to tell me the secret of the world.
Gently, gently, he whispered, "Be quiet, the secret cannot be spoken, It is wrapped in silence."
To be free from bondage the wise person must practise discrimination between One-Self and the ego-self. By that alone you will become full of joy, recognising Self as Pure Being, Consciousness and Bliss.
Fools live to regret their words, the wise regret their silence.
To be humane, we must ever be ready to pronounce that wise, ingenious and modest statement 'I do not know'.
If you worry about yesterday's failures, then today's successes will be few.
The future depends on what we do in the present
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
Be strong enough to stand alone, be yourself enough to stand apart, but be wise enough to stand together when the time comes.
If you are not in the process of becoming the person you want to be, you are automatically engaged in becoming the person you don't want to be.
I read when I get up in the morning, when I can during the day and every single evening. Most of my weekends are spent reading great books. Books are my constant companions. If you eat three times a day you'll be fed. But if you read three times a day you'll be wise.
A moment of patience in a moment of anger prevents a thousand moments of regret.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
Let me tell you how to love all equally.
Do not demand anything of those you love. If you make demands, some will give you more and some less. In that case you will love more those who give you more and less those who give you less. Thus your love will not be the same for all. You will not be able to love all impartially.
Before becoming a Muslim, a Hindu, a Sikh or a Christian, let's become a Human first.
The happiest people are those who do the most for others.
The most miserable are those who do the least.
A wise man never knows all, only fools know everything.
Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood.
Great minds think alone.
I see no hope for the future of our people if they are dependent on the frivolous youth of today, for certainly all youth are reckless beyond words. When I was a boy, we were taught to be discrete and respectful of elders, but the present youth are exceedingly wise and impatient of restraint.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise man grows it under his feet.
He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.
Do not raise your children the way your parents raised you; they were born for a different time.
A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.
Fools take the knife and stab people in the back. The wise take a knife, cut the cord and free themselves from the fools.
Nothing exists; even if something exists, nothing can be known about it; and even if something can be known about it, knowledge about it can't be communicated to others.
If you eat three times a day, you become fat.
If you read three times a day, you become wise. It's better to be wise than fat.
You can't be old and wise, if you were never young and crazy.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.
God assumed from the beginning that the wise of the world would view Christians as fools...and He has not been disappointed....If I have brought any message today, it is this: Have the courage to have your wisdom regarded as stupidity. Be fools for Christ. And have the courage to suffer the contempt of the sophisticated world.
On your journey to your dream, be ready to face oasis and deserts. In both cases, don't stop
We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom.
The world henceforth will be run by synthesizers, people able to put together the right information at the right time, think critically about it, and make important choices wisely.
To admit you were wrong is to declare you are wiser now than before.
I hope the time is not far off when I shall be able to unite all the wise and educated men of all the countries and establish a uniform regime based on the principles of the Quran which alone are true and which alone can lead men to happiness.
You are the only one who gets to decide what you will be remembered for.
When you're happy you enjoy the music, but when you're sad you understand the lyrics.
Knowledge is like underwear. It is useful to have it, but not necessary to show it off.
Tagore once said - art has to be beautiful, but, before that, it has to be truthful.
If writers were too wise, perhaps no books would get written at all.
It might be better to ask yourself 'Why?”'afterwards than before There is no agony like bearing an untold story inside you.
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.
The wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings.
Let food be your medicine.