175 Wise Quotes To Inspire You

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Top 10 Wise Quotes (BEST)

  1. A very wise quote is a spectacular waterfall! When you see it, you feel its power! — Mehmet Murat Ildan
  2. Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. — Rumi
  3. The wise man doesn't give the right answers, he poses the right questions. — Claude Levi-Strauss
  4. A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it. — Albert Einstein
  5. A wise woman puts a grain of sugar into everything she says to a man, and takes a grain of salt with everything he says to her. — Helen Rowland
  6. A wise man never knows all, only fools know everything. — African Proverbs
  7. A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years mere study of books. — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  8. An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only the red stoplight... the truly wise person is colorblind. — Albert Schweitzer
  9. Don’t depend too much on anyone in this world because even your own shadow leaves you when you are in darkness. — Ibn Taymiyyah
  10. A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer. — Bruce Lee

The Most Famous Wise Quotes

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Let men be wise by instinct if they can, but when this fails be wise by good advice. — Sophocles

There is no happiness where there is no wisdom;No wisdom but in submission to the gods.Big words are always punished,And proud men in old age learn to be wise. — Sophocles

Fools rush in, where wise men never go, But wise men never fall in love, so how are they to know? — Johnny Mercer

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Wise men learn more from fools than fools from the wise. — Cato The Elder

Knowledge and wisdom, far from being one, Have oft-times no connection. Knowledge dwells In heads replete with thoughts of other men; Wisdom in minds attentive to their own. — William Cowper

Smart men walked on the moon, daring men walked on the ocean floor, but wise men walk with God. — Leonard Ravenhill

The wise man knows of all things, as far as possible, although he has no knowledge of each of them in detail — Aristotle

Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something. — Plato

It is good even for old men to learn wisdom. — Aeschylus

You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions. — Naguib Mahfouz

Short Wise Quotes

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  • The wise man is one who knows what he does not know. — Lao Tzu
  • A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool. — William Shakespeare
  • That man is wisest who, like Socrates, realizes that his wisdom is worthless — Plato
  • It is never too late to be wise. — Daniel Defoe
  • Do you want to be wise? Choose wise friends — Charles R. Swindoll
  • Wise men change, fools stay the same. — Kevin Gates
  • The wise man lives as long as he should, not just as long as he likes. — Seneca
  • He, O men, is the wisest, who, like Socrates, knows that his wisdom is in truth worth nothing. — Plato
  • The wise cares about everyone, and he becomes an example to all. — Lao Tzu
  • No man was ever wise by chance. — Seneca

Wise Image Quotes

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Wise quote by Albert Einstein

A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it. — Albert Einstein

Wise quote by African Proverbs

A wise man never knows all, only fools know everything. — African Proverbs

Wise quote by Chinese Proverbs

A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows the public opinion. — Chinese Proverbs

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A wise man changes his mind, a fool never will. — Proverbs

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By others faults the wise correct their own. — Proverbs

Wise quote by Cato The Elder

Wise men learn more from fools than fools from the wise. — Cato The Elder

Wise quote by Kevin Gates

Wise men change, fools stay the same. — Kevin Gates

Wise quote by Proverbs

The wise person has long ears and a short tongue. — Proverbs

Wise quote by Taylor Swift

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

Wise quote by Proverbs

Everyone is wise until he speaks. — Proverbs

Wise quote by Socrates

There is no possession more valuable than a good and faithful friend. — Socrates

Wise quote by Hafez

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

Wise quote by Edgar Allan Poe

The believer is happy. The doubter is wise. — Edgar Allan Poe

Wise quote by Matsuo Basho

Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought. — Matsuo Basho

Wise quote by Lao Tzu

Those who are right do not argue. Those who argue are not right. — Lao Tzu

Wise quote by Friedrich Nietzsche

Invisible threads are the strongest ties. — Friedrich Nietzsche

Wise quote by Bryant H. McGill

You are creating through your choices, even now. Choose wisely. — Bryant H. McGill

Wise quote by Omar Khayyam

If I don't enjoy myself now, when shall I? — Omar Khayyam

Wise quote by Paulo Coelho

A boat is safe in the harbor. But this is not the purpose of a boat. — Paulo Coelho

Wise quote by Plautus

As long as she is wise and good, a girl has sufficient dowry. — Plautus

Wise quote Do not correct a fool or he will hate you. Correct a wise man and he will apprec
Do not correct a fool or he will hate you. Correct a wise man and he will appreciate you.

Birthday Wise Quotes

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Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art. — Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

Cakes are special. Every birthday, every celebration ends with something sweet, a cake, and people remember. It's all about the memories. — Buddy Valastro

You're birthday reminds me of the old Chinese scholar..... Yung No Mo — Dana Rosemary Scallon

Wise quote Any fool can know. The point is to understand.
Any fool can know. The point is to understand.

Some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age. — C. E. M. Joad

The best way to remember your wife's birthday is to forget it once. — Herbert V. Prochnow

Once I was looking through the kitchen window at dusk and I saw an old woman looking in. Suddenly the light changed and I realized that the old woman was myself. you see, it all happens on the outside; inside one doesn't change. — Molly Keane

Wise quote Be strong enough to stand alone, be yourself enough to stand apart, but be wise
Be strong enough to stand alone, be yourself enough to stand apart, but be wise enough to stand together when the time comes.

Pleas'd look forward, pleas'd to look behind,And count each birthday with a grateful mind. — Alexander Pope

If we could be twice young and twice old we could correct all our mistakes. — Euripides

Every ten years a man should give himself a good kick in the pants. — Edward Steichen

I'm at an age when my back goes out more than I do. — Phyllis Diller

Inspirational Wise Quotes

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Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back and reasons to stay. — Dalai Lama

In the end, it's not what you do for your children but what you've taught them to do for themselves. — Ann Landers

We have a right to believe whatever we want, but not everything we believe is right. — Ravi Zacharias

Wise quote Fools live to regret their words, the wise regret their silence.
Fools live to regret their words, the wise regret their silence.

The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between. — Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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

Authority, power, and wealth do not change a man; they only reveal him — Ali ibn Abi Talib

Wise quote A wise man never knows all, only fools know everything.
A wise man never knows all, only fools know everything.

The real work is in the Heart: Wake up your Heart! Because when the heart is completely awake, Then it needs no Friend. — Rabia Basri

If the path before you is clear, you're probably on someone else's. — Joseph Campbell

Isn't it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different. — C. S. Lewis

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There is no possession more valuable than a good and faithful friend. — Socrates

Motivational Wise Quotes

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Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives - choice, not chance, determines your destiny. — Aristotle

A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man. — Malcolm X

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

Wise quote Fools take the knife and stab people in the back. The wise take a knife, cut the
Fools take the knife and stab people in the back. The wise take a knife, cut the cord and free themselves from the fools.

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

There is a place you can touch a woman that will drive her crazy. Her heart. — Melanie Griffith

What you think you become. — Gautama Buddha

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A boat is safe in the harbor. But this is not the purpose of a boat. — Paulo Coelho

On your journey to your dream, be ready to face oasis and deserts. In both cases, don't stop — Paulo Coelho

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A small act is worth a million thoughts. — Ai Weiwei

One cannot choose wisely for a life unless he dares to listen to himself, his own self, at each moment of his life. — Abraham Maslow

You Are Wise Quotes

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Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and twice as beautiful as you'd ever imagined. Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself — Rumi

You are a steward of every moment, of every talent, of every gift, of every resource that God has given you. Chose wisely what you do today! — Paul Washer

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

Wise quote Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.

If you do not take an interest in the affairs of your government, then you are doomed to live under the rule of fools. — Plato

Effort is one of those things that gives meaning to life. Effort means you care about something, that something is important to you and you are willing to work for it. — Carol S. Dweck

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

Wise quote A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.

Dont think money does everything or you are going to end up doing everything for money. — Voltaire

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You are creating through your choices, even now. Choose wisely. — Bryant H. McGill

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. — Shimon Peres

You are never alone or helpless. The force that guides the stars guides you too. — Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar

Wise Words Quotes

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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

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

To admonish your brother in private is to advise him and improve him. But to admonish him publicly is to disgrace and shame him. — Al-Shafi‘i

Wise 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.

Does money upset the hearts of learned men? He answered, "men whose hearts are changed by money are not learned" — Al-Ghazali

The past is behind, learn from it. The future is ahead, prepare for it. The present is here, live it. — Thomas S. Monson

Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don't. — Bill Nye

Wise quote Knowledge is like underwear. It is useful to have it, but not necessary to show
Knowledge is like underwear. It is useful to have it, but not necessary to show it off.

Great minds think alone. — Wiz Khalifa

A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves. — Edward R. Murrow

The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence. — Charles Bukowski

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. — Hesiod

Wise Wisdom 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

A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.This was said by gene wilder ... what does it mean ? — Gene Wilder

Put aside your pride, Set down your arrogance, And remember your grave. — Ali ibn Abi Talib

Wise 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.

A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows the public opinion. — Grantland Rice

Only a fool learns from his own mistakes. The wise man learns from the mistakes of others. — Otto von Bismarck

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Invisible threads are the strongest ties. — Friedrich Nietzsche

A moment of patience in a moment of anger prevents a thousand moments of regret. — Ali ibn Abi Talib

When proven wrong, the wise man will correct himself and the ignorant will keep arguing. — Ali ibn Abi Talib

He who has overcome his fears will truly be free. — Aristotle

The wise stand out because they see themselves as part of the Whole. They shine because they don't want to impress. They achieve great things because they don't look for recognition. Their wisdom is contained in what they are, not their opinions. They refuse to argue, so no-one argues with them. — Lao Tzu

Wise Life Quotes

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Life is never made unbearable by circumstances, but only by lack of meaning and purpose. — Viktor E. Frankl

No amount of reading or memorizing will make you successful in life. It is the understanding and application of wise thought which counts. — Bob Proctor

If you wish to succeed in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius. — Joseph Addison

I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn't lived that life. — Sonia Sotomayor

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

Riches are for the comfort of life, and not life for the accumulation of riches. I asked a holy wise man, "Who is fortunate and who is unfortunate?" He replied: "He was fortunate who ate and sowed, and he was unfortunate who died without having enjoyed. — Saadi Shirazi

There are questions I'm still not wise enough to answer, just wise enough to no longer ask. — George Jones

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How bold one gets when one is sure of being loved. — Sigmund Freud

The key to success in life is using the good thoughts of wise people. — Leo Tolstoy

If you wisely invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life. — Frank Lloyd Wright

Being Wise Quotes

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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

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

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

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

Do not raise your children the way your parents raised you; they were born for a different time. — Ali ibn Abi Talib

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. — Moli

The happiest people are those who do the most for others. The most miserable are those who do the least. — Booker T. Washington

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. — Gorgias

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. — Shimon Peres

Wise Man Once Said Quotes

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Illnesses do not come upon us out of the blue. They are developed from small daily sins against Nature. When enough sins have accumulated, illnesses will suddenly appear. — Hippocrates

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

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Those who are right do not argue. Those who argue are not right. — Lao Tzu

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If I don't enjoy myself now, when shall I? — Omar Khayyam

Tagore once said - art has to be beautiful, but, before that, it has to be truthful. — Ritwik Ghatak

A wise man once said, never discuss philosophy or politics in a disco environment. — Frank Zappa

If you chase two rabbits, you catch none. — Confucius

He who knows his enemy and himself well will not be defeated easily. — Sun Tzu

He is ungrateful who denies that he has received a kindness which has been bestowed upon him; he is ungrateful who conceals it; he is ungrateful who makes no return for it; most ungrateful of all is he who forgets it. — Seneca

Words kill, words give life; they're either poison or fruit--- YOU choose. — Solomon

Wise People Quotes

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Everyone makes mistakes. The wise are not people who never make mistakes, but those who forgive themselves and learn from their mistakes. — Ajahn Brahm

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

Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful. — Seneca The Elder

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

Education should foster; this education is meant to repress. Education should inspire; this education is meant to tame. Education should harden; this education is meant to enervate. The English are too wise a people to attempt to educate the Irish in any worthy sense. As well expect them to arm us. — Patrick Pearse

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. — E. O. Wilson

Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people. — William Butler Yeats

Maybe some people just aren't meant to be in our lives forever. Maybe some people are just passing through. It's like some people just come through our lives to bring us something: a gift, a blessing, a lesson we need to learn. And that's why they're here. You'll have that gift forever. — Danielle Steel

Two things cause people to be destroyed: fear of poverty and seeking superiority through pride. — Ali ibn Abi Talib

I think the job of the artist is to remind people of what they have chosen to forget. — Arthur Miller

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More Wise Quotes

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Wise quote by Auguste Rodin

Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely. — Auguste Rodin

Wise quote by Baltasar Gracian

The wise man does at once what the fool does finally. — Baltasar Gracian

Wise quote by Michio Kaku

All kids are born geniuses, but are crushed by society. — Michio Kaku

Wise quote by Publilius Syrus

From the errors of others, a wise man corrects his own. — Publilius Syrus

Wise quote by William James

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

Wise quote by Yiddish Proverbs

A wise man hears one word and understands two. — Yiddish Proverbs

Wise quote by Frank Ocean

Those who are heartless, once cared too much. — Frank Ocean

Wise quote by William Shakespeare

It is a wise father that knows his own child. — William Shakespeare

Wise quote by Voltaire

He is a hard man who is only just, and a sad one who is only wise. — Voltaire

Wise quote by Francis Bacon

Wise men make more opportunities than they find. — Francis Bacon

Wise quote by Marcus Aurelius

The wise man sees in the misfortune of others what he should avoid. — Marcus Aurelius

Wise quote by Miguel de Cervantes

Time ripens all things; no man is born wise. — Miguel de Cervantes

Wise quote by Esther Hicks

The greatest gift you can ever give another person is your own happiness — Esther Hicks

Wise quote by Denis Waitley

The less you try to impress, the more impressive you are. — Denis Waitley

Wise quote by Andrzej Kolikowski

If not you, then who? If not now, then when? — Andrzej Kolikowski

Wise quote by Bryant H. McGill

Where wise actions are the fruit of life, wise discourse is the pollination. — Bryant H. McGill

Wise quote by Immanuel Kant

The wise man can change his mind; the stubborn one, never. — Immanuel Kant

Wise quote by Francis Bacon

Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise. — Francis Bacon

Wise quote by Ovid

Love is no assignment for cowards. — Ovid

Wise quote by Roger Bacon

Knowledge of languages is the doorway to wisdom. — Roger Bacon

Wise quote by Edward Thorndike

Colors fade, temples crumble, empires fall, but wise words endure. — Edward Thorndike

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