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
Mind-blowing Wise People quotations
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.
Everyone makes mistakes. The wise are not people who never make mistakes, but those who forgive themselves and learn from their mistakes.
The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence.
When proven wrong, the wise man will correct himself and the ignorant will keep arguing.
It is wise to direct your anger towards problems - not people; to focus your energies on answers - not excuses.
The happiest people are those who do the most for others.
The most miserable are those who do the least.
Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.
Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don't.
Foolish, selfish people are always thinking of themselves and the result is always negative. Wise persons think of others, helping them as much as they can, and the result is happiness. Love and compassion are beneficial both for you and others. Through your kindness to others, your mind and heart will open to peace.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The key to success in life is using the good thoughts of wise people.
Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people.
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.
Two things cause people to be destroyed: fear of poverty and seeking superiority through pride.
I think the job of the artist is to remind people of what they have chosen to forget.
Wise people learn when they can; fools learn when they must.
Let us by wise and constitutional measures promote intelligence among the people as the best means of preserving our liberties.
In our friendships we have to be wise that we choose godly people to be our friends. Somebody might say, well does that mean that you should never have a lost person as your friend? No, I wouldn't say that. But you can't have the same intimacy with a lost person that you can with a godly person in whom the Holy Spirit is living.
Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by rulers as useful.
My brokenness is a better bridge for people than my pretend wholeness ever was.
Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people, in order to betray them.
There was a famous Zen master whom people would seek out to become enlightened.
He was strict and would occupy people with things having nothing to do with seeking enlightenment. You see, that is the only way to achieve enlightenment; by not focusing on achieving it. Then, one day it will just come to you.
Practical life teaches us that people may differ and that both may be wrong: it also teaches us that people may differ and both be right. Anchor yourself fast in the latter faith, or the former will sweep your heart away.
At this time there was a wise man who was called Jesus.
And his conduct was good, and [he] was known to be virtuous. And many people from among the Jews and the other nations became his disciples. Pilate condemned him to be crucified and to die. And those who had become his disciples did not abandon his discipleship.
Wise people build their lives around what is eternal and squeeze in what is temporary. Not the other way around.
My understanding is that espionage means giving secret or classified information to the enemy. Since Snowden shared information with the American people, his indictment for espionage could reveal (or confirm) that the US Government views you and me as the enemy.
[We need] someone bold, to put himself at the head of the disaffected and rally them against the oppressor. Some great character who could captivate the people... someone wise who could direct the actions of an unbridled and floating multitude.
The starting point for building great relationships is making wise decisions about who we allow close to us. We need people who will build us up and take us forward, and good friends will do just that.
The elective franchise is withheld from one half of its citizens.
..because the word 'people,' by an unparalleled exhibition of lexicon graphical acrobatics, has been turned and twisted to mean all who were shrewd and wise enough to have themselves born boys instead of girls, or who took the trouble to be born white instead of black.
We automatically give to each person we meet, but we choose what we give.
Our words, our actions, must consciously set the stage for the life we wish to lead.
The wise say that it is not an iron, wooden or fiber fetter which is a strong one, but the besotted hankering after trinkets, children and wives, that, say the wise, is the strong fetter. It drags one down, and loose as it feels, it is hard to break. Breaking this fetter, people renounce the world, free from longing and abandoning sensuality.