125 Growing Wiser Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of growing wiser quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about becoming wise.

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The Most Famous Growing Wiser Quotes (Best in 2024)

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As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish. — Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Wisdom tends to grow in proportion to one's awareness of one's ignorance. — Anthony De Mello

The older I get the wiser and more skillful I get. — Rakim

The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom. — H. L. Mencken

I grow wiser with every scar. — Andrew Tate

Aging is an inevitable process. I surely wouldn't want to grow younger. The older you become, the more you know; your bank account of knowledge is much richer. — William Holden

When you come to see you are not as wise today as you thought you were yesterday, you are wiser today. — Anthony De Mello

What matters most is what sort of person you are becoming. Wise individuals care only about whom they are today and who they can be tomorrow. — Epictetus

Thinking well to be wise: planning well, wiser: doing well wisest and best of all. — Malcolm Stevenson Forbes

Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. — Rumi

Short Growing Wiser Quotes

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  • We shall not grow wiser before we learn that much that we have done was very foolish. — Friedrich August von Hayek
  • A man may as well expect to grow stronger by always eating as wiser by always reading. — Jeremy Collier
  • We think our fathers fools, so wise we grow. Our wiser sons, no doubt will think us so. — Alexander Pope
  • After crosses and losses men grow humbler and wiser. — Benjamin Franklin
  • As we grow older we grow both more foolish and wiser at the same time. — Francois de la Rochefoucauld
  • Maturity isn't a product of growing older. It's a product of growing wiser. — Ann Landers
  • I enjoy growing older and wiser and learning from my mistakes every single day. — Ellen DeGeneres
  • All noble enthusiasms pass through a feverish stage, and grow wiser and more serene. — William Ellery Channing
  • As human beings we do change, grow, adapt, perhaps even learn and become wiser. — Wendy Carlos
  • By facing our challenges and overcoming them, we grow stronger, wiser, and more compassionate. — John Templeton
Growing wiser quote Accept both compliments and criticism. It takes both sun and rain for a flower t
Accept both compliments and criticism. It takes both sun and rain for a flower to grow.

Getting Wiser Quotes

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An American monkey, after getting drunk on brandy, would never touch it again, and thus is much wiser than most men. — Charles Darwin

You will fall many times in life, but you will pick yourself up and become stronger and wiser for each trouble you pass. — Leon Brown

I think people discredit teenagers and how wise they can be. Sometimes I meet teenagers who are much wiser than many adults I've met, because they haven't let any insecurities or doubts about themselves get in the way of their thoughts. — Amandla Stenberg

Growing wiser quote A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.
A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.

We are getting older, and we are getting wiser, and we are getting freer. And when you get the wisdom and the truth, then you get the freedom and you get power, and then look out. Look out. — Melissa Etheridge

Getting rid of a delusion makes us wiser than getting hold of a truth. — Ludwig Borne

As you get older, you don't get wiser. You get irritable. — Doris Lessing

Growing wiser quote The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise man grows it under his
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise man grows it under his feet.

The wiser you get, the more experience you have, and the more you see people for who they are as human beings, as opposed to figures you have to fight against. — Vanessa Williams

Why are people afraid of getting older? You feel wiser. You feel more mature. You feel like you know yourself better. You would trade that for softer skin? Not me! — Anna Kournikova

The ultimate goal is to be more satisfied. I really don't believe you get wiser because you get older. It's a choice, perhaps not to take some things so seriously — Boy George

Spend each day trying to be a little wiser than you were when you woke up. Day by day, and at the end of the day-if you live long enough-like most people, you will get out of life what you deserve. — Charlie Munger

Becoming Wise Quotes

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When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. — Socrates

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. — Adi Shankara

Those who are skilled in combat do notbecome angered, those who are skilled at winning do not become afraid. Thus the wise win before they fight, while the ignorant fight to win. — Zhuge Liang

Growing wiser quote Wisdom tends to grow in proportion to one's awareness of one's ignorance.
Wisdom tends to grow in proportion to one's awareness of one's ignorance.

Before becoming a Muslim, a Hindu, a Sikh or a Christian, let's become a Human first. — Unknown Author

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What we speak becomes the house we live in. — Hafez

Silence becomes cowardice when occasion demands speaking out the whole truth and acting accordingly. — Mahatma Gandhi

Growing wiser quote Be not afraid of growing slowly, be only afraid of standing still.
Be not afraid of growing slowly, be only afraid of standing still.

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. — Dale Carnegie

I believe that if people would learn to use LSD's vision-inducing capability more wisely, under suitable conditions, in medical practice and in conjunction with meditation, then in the future this problem child could become a wonderchild. — Albert Hofmann

What you think you become. — Gautama Buddha

The mental flexibility of the wise man permits him to keep an open mind and enables him to readjust himself whenever it becomes necessary for a change. — Malcolm X

Wiser You Quotes

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Struggles make you stronger and the changes make you wiser and happiness has its own way of taking its sweet time. Life isn't always lovely, but it's a beautiful ride. — Gary Allan

Pain makes you stronger. Fear makes you braver. Heartbreak makes you wiser. — Drake

You must not quote to me what I once said. I am wiser now. — Romy Schneider

Growing wiser quote Normality is a paved road: It's comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow.
Normality is a paved road: It's comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow.

You should never be ashamed to admit you have been wrong. It only proves you are wiser today than yesterday — Jonathan Swift

You know, the man of my dreams might walk round the corner tomorrow. I'm older and wiser and I think I'd make a great girlfriend. I live in the realm of romantic possibility. — Stevie Nicks

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Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding a truth. — Ludwig Borne

Growing wiser quote Set a goal so big that you can't achieve it until you grow into the person who c
Set a goal so big that you can't achieve it until you grow into the person who can.

Whenever you argue with another wiser than yourself in order that others may admire your wisdom, they will discover your ignorance. — Sa'di

Whenever you argue with another wiser than yourself in order that others may admire your wisdom, they will discover your ignorance. — Saadi Shirazi

O Divine Providence, I ask not for more riches but more wisdom with which to make wiser use of the riches you gave me at birth, consisting in the power to control and direct my own mind to whatever ends I might desire. — Napoleon Hill

Even stupid people have a role to play in your life. They make you wiser and more patient. — Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Older But Wiser Quotes

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Great spiritual teachings do not change, but we do. As we grow older and wiser, we can receive the teachings at deeper levels. — Marianne Williamson

What a fool I was! and yet, in the sight of angels, are we any wiser as we grow older? It seems to me, only, that our illusions change as we go on; but, still, we are madmen all the same. — Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

The older you get, the wiser you are - this is true. But you also question what use this wisdom is.y — David Levithan

Growing wiser quote Don't regret growing older. It's a privilege denied to many.
Don't regret growing older. It's a privilege denied to many.

To be perfectly honest, I think that as I'm growing older, I'm just growing more impatient. I'll be very happy if at some point people say, 'Michael's grown wiser and softer in his old age.' But we'll have to wait and see what my next project is. — Michael Haneke

But the most valuable lesson he taught me was this: Every day we get older, and some of us get wiser, but there's no end to our evolution. We are all a mess of contradictions; some of our traits work for us, some against us. — Lisa Lutz

One thing I can guarantee you. You may not be a great deal wiser from my talk today, but you will be a great deal older. — Melvin Helitzer

Growing wiser quote To admit you were wrong is to declare you are wiser now than before.
To admit you were wrong is to declare you are wiser now than before.

But I believe the older I get, I'm wiser and I train smarter. — Tyson Gay

Don't get older just to get wiser. If you get older, you will be wiser, I believe that - if you dare. But get older because it's fun! — Maya Angelou

I'm older, and I'm better. I'm not old, but I'm older and wiser. — Torii Hunter

Obviously, matches and all that stuff takes its toll on your body and so forth. But as you get sort of a bit older, a bit wiser, and a bit more experienced, you know also how to handle it. — Roger Federer

Older And Wiser Quotes

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Life's a game made for everyone and love is the prize. So wake me up when it's all over - when I'm wiser and I'm older. All this time I was finding myself and I didn't know I was lost. — Avicii

Older and wiser voices can always help you find the right path, if you are only willing to listen. — Jimmy Buffett

In time we grow older, we grow wiser, we grow smarter, and we're better. And I feel like I'm becoming more seasoned, although I don't have my salt-and-pepper hair. — Usher

Growing wiser quote Groups cannot grow, unless individuals grow within the group.
Groups cannot grow, unless individuals grow within the group.

When you're older and wiser a lot of the ego has gone out of the window. — Billy Ocean

I'm just seeing as I grow older, and hopefully wiser, that a lot of things I see from a race perspective are class problems too, so I should be advocating for all. — Killer Mike

The grandest of all laws is the law of progressive development. Under it, in the wide sweep of things, men grow wiser as they grow older, and societies better. — Christian Nevell Bovee

Growing wiser quote The tiny seed knew that in order to grow it needed to be dropped in dirt, covere
The tiny seed knew that in order to grow it needed to be dropped in dirt, covered in darkness, and struggle to reach the light.

As you get older and wiser you realize that when people are given anything without having to earn it (unless they are physically or mentally utterly incapable of earning anything), they become ungrateful and lazy. They also become less happy. — Dennis Prager

It is mere childishness to expect men to believe as their fathers did; that is, if they have any minds of their own. The world is a whole generation older and wiser than when the father was of his son's age. — Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

We do not get to this age to be written off. Older people can act as a support system, which is what happens more in Mediterranean countries. People become much wiser as they get older and we should value that. — Susan Hampshire

However, I'm older, wiser, more mature, and can deliver the rhymes in a different way. Because I guess I have a more holistic viewpoint and approach. — MC Lyte

Being Wise Quotes

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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

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. — Friedrich Nietzsche

To be humane, we must ever be ready to pronounce that wise, ingenious and modest statement 'I do not know'. — Galileo Galilei

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." — Rumi

A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool. — William Shakespeare

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. — Laurell K. Hamilton

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. — Ronald Reagan

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You are the only one who gets to decide what you will be remembered for. — Taylor Swift

If you worry about yesterday's failures, then today's successes will be few. The future depends on what we do in the present — Mahatma Gandhi

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. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

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More Growing Wiser Quotes

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Return to a simpler life, and you will see that behind the expensive cars, the fashionable clothes, the empty celebrities, the fancy houses and the thick layers of make-up life has real meaning. Behind all the lies there is a deep well of wisdom that we can all drink from, and grow wiser, healthier and happier. — Varg Vikernes

The best leaders are clear. They continually light the way, and in the process, let each person know that what they do makes a difference. The best test as a leader is: Do those served grow as persons; do they become healthier, wiser, freer, more autonomous, more likely themselves to become leaders? — Robert K. Greenleaf

If we grow wiser and more learned in our intercourse with wise and learned persons, how much more will we gain in our inner life by communing with God in prayer. — Huldrych Zwingli

...Stop blaming me, thinking I'm the problem. If you think I'm the problem, then you have to change me. If you realize that you're the problem, then you can change yourself, learn something and grow wiser. Most people want everyone else in the world to change themselves. Let me tell you, it's easier to change yourself than everyone else. — Robert Kiyosaki

If you realize that you're the problem, then you can change yourself, learn something and grow wiser. Don't blame other people for your problems. — Robert Kiyosaki

Are you wiser in God (now) than you were last year at this time? Peter says we're to grow in grace and the knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. — Leonard Ravenhill

We can be better, we can be wiser, we can be more kind. Yes we have to change. We have to grow up and stop acting like 10 years old. Yes there is much to do, much to see, much to go into. — Maya Angelou

He that reads and grows no wiser seldom suspects his own deficiency, but complains of hard words and obscure sentences, and asks why books are written which cannot be understood. — Samuel Johnson

We're growing up together, the human race. And we've discovered a lot of things that we didn't know. We're finding our way. Instead of thinking about doomsday all the time, think about how beautiful the world is. We're all together, and together we're getting wiser. — Yoko Ono

To grow wiser means to learn to know better and better the faults to which this instrument with which we feel and judge can be subject. — Georg C. Lichtenberg

Bobbie Ann Mason's genius only grows stronger and wiser and funnier with every new book, and Zigzagging Down a Wild Trail is my absolute favorite so far. What an ear she has for the telling phrase, what an eye for the heartbreaking detail. These new stories are stunning. — Josephine Humphreys

To grow wiser means to learn to know better and better the faults to which this instrument with which we feel and judge can be subject. — G. C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg

If you use disappointments as sort of mid- semester exams, for learning, you will learn that every disappointment you overcome makes you stronger- and wiser. The greatest success stories have been lived by those who had to grow strong and wise in that very way. — Loretta Young

An extra-terrestrial philosopher, who had watched a single youth up to the age of twenty-one and had never come across any other human being, might conclude that it is the nature of human beings to grow continually taller and wiser in an indefinite progress towards perfection; and this generalization would be just as well founded as the generalization which evolutionists base upon the previous history of this planet. — Bertrand Russell

Thou mayest as well expect to grow stronger by always eating as wiser by always reading. Too much overcharges Nature, and turns more into disease than nourishment. 'Tis thought and digestion which makes books serviceable, and give health and vigor to the mind. — R. Buckminster Fuller

My wish for the new millennium is for all children... to grow up wiser, and stronger and more prosperous for the future than ever before. — Hillary Clinton

I'm sure I've changed my mind about something. Inevitably, when we grow up - as we get more experience and wiser. Well, I've changed my mind about some food that I didn't like when I was young. — Ruth Bader Ginsburg

A perspective that allows you to consistently make decisions based on the right set of criteria. Positivity and forward thinking. I work on that one every day, and every day I get a little better. Better at knowing that there is no obstacle that I cannot overcome. Nothing I can be faced with that I won't grow mentally stronger and wiser from having endured. — Adam Rodriguez

This old aristocracy and Church-ridden, and tradition-ridden country will never grow wiser. Whilst we are fighting for supremacy in Europe, the [United] States are working, and not fighting for it, but winning it all over the world. — John Bright

A people's memory is history; and as a man without a memory, so a people without a history cannot grow wiser, better. — I. L. Peretz

Most governments have been based, practically, on the denial of equal rights of menours began, by affirming those rights. They said, some men are too ignorant, and vicious, to share in government. Possibly so, said we; and, by your system, you would always keep them ignorant, and vicious. We proposed to give all a chance; and we expected the weak to grow stronger, the ignorant wiser; and all better, and happier together. — Abraham Lincoln

Every human being has gone through a tragedy of sorts. And the idea is that you have two paths you can take, you can find that alchemy that turns lead into gold, find that magic where you can see the loss as an entry point for learning and grow from it and become wiser and stronger. — Jillian Michaels

There is a flickering spark in us all which, if struck at just the right age...can light the rest of our lives, elevating our ideals, deepening our tolerance, and sharpening our appetite for knowledge about the rest of the world. Educational and cultural exchanges...provide a perfect opportunity for this precious spark to grow, making us more sensitive and wiser international citizens through our careers. — Ronald Reagan

Is it possible to grow wiser without knowing it? One hopes so. We all hope so. — Edward Abbey

Thou mayest as well expect to grow stronger by always eating as wiser by always reading. Too much overcharges Nature, and turns more into disease than nourishment. 'Tis thought and digestion which makes books serviceable, and give health and vigor to the mind. — R. Buckminster Fuller

It may be made a question whether men grow wiser as they grow older, anymore than they grow stronger or healthier or honest. — William Hazlitt

If Mr. Thornton was a fool in the morning, as he assured himself at least twenty times he was, he did not grow much wiser in that afternoon. All that he gained in return for his sixpenny omnibus ride, was a more vivid conviction that there never was, never could be, any one like Margaret; that she did not love him and never would; but that she — no! nor the whole world — should never hinder him from loving her. — Elizabeth Gaskell

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