100
Inspirational
Words Of Wisdom
Quotes

These 100 inspirational words of wisdom quotes are all thoughtful expressions from ancient times to today. 

All of the quotes are from the wisdom quotes & sayings pages on this site, but as there are so many entries on these pages (and always increasing),  I have taken what I believe to be the most inspirational wisdom quotes to form this page. There were many quotes that could have been used, but are also suitable for other quote collections that I will be creating. The quotes are listed in order of the authors surname and the unknown authors/sources are after.

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Inspirational Words Of Wisdom:  A   



A Course In Miracles

A Course In Miracles
It is impossible to see what you do not believe.


Esther-Hicks

Abraham-Hicks
Your life is right now. It’s not later. It’s not in that time of retirement. It’s not when the lover gets here. It’s not when you’ve moved into the new house. It’s not when you get the better job. Your life is right now. It will always be right now, because it’s not ever going to get better than right now.. Until it gets better right now!


Mitch Albom

Mitch Albom  1958
There are no random acts. We are all connected. You can no more separate one life from another than you can separate a breeze from the wind.


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Mark Amend
The things you say about others, also say a lot about you.

The things you say about others, also say a lot about you - Mark Amend - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

St Francis of Assisi

St Francis of Assisi  1181 - 1226
A man who uses his hands is a labourer. One who uses his hands and mind is a craftsman. But he who uses his hands, his mind and his heart is an artist.


Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius  121 - 180
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact.
Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.


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Inspirational Words Of Wisdom:  B   



Richard Bach

Richard Bach  1936
What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls the butterfly.

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls the butterfly - Richard Bach - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Richard Bartlett

Richard Bartlett
What you are able to think and perceive, defines the limitation of what you are able to achieve.


Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven  1770 - 1850
Don’t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the Divine.


Aine Belton

Aine Belton
Sometimes you have to close your eyes to see clearly.


Bhagavad Gita

Bhagavad Gita
And when he sees Me in all and he sees all in Me, then I never leave him and he never leaves Me.


William Blake

William Blake  1770 - 1850
What is now proved was once only imagined.


Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury  1920
Until you spread your wings, you will have no idea how far you can fly.


Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Elizabeth Barrett Browning  1806 - 1861
Light tomorrow with today.

Light tomorrow with today - Elizabeth Barrett Browning - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Buddha

Buddha  624BC - 543BC
If you light a lamp for someone else, it will also brighten your path.


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Inspirational Words Of Wisdom:  C   



Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra  1946
For nearly one hundred years we have known that the material world is an illusion. Everything that seems solid - a rock, a tree, your body - is actually 99.999% empty space.


Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho  1947
Straight roads do not make skillful drivers.


Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Samuel Taylor Coleridge  1772 - 1834
What comes from the heart, goes to the heart.


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Inspirational Words Of Wisdom:  D   



Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl  1916 - 1990
And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you, because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.


Ram Dass

Ram Dass  1931
The quieter you become.. The more you hear.


Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson  1830 - 1886
Saying nothing..
Sometimes says the most.


Benjamin Disraeli

Benjamin Disraeli  1804 - 1881
The greatest good you can do for another, is not just to share your riches, but to reveal to him, his own.


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Wayne Dyer  1940 - 2015
Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.


Loving people live in a loving world.
Hostile people live in a hostile world.
But, it’s the same world.

Loving people live in a loving world.
Hostile people live in a hostile world.
But, it’s the same world - Wayne Dyer - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

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Inspirational Words Of Wisdom:  E   



Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein  1879 - 1955
Everyone is a genius, but, if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.

Everyone is a genius, but, if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid - Albert Einstein - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByLucy & Seth

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson  1803 - 1882
Common sense is genius dressed in it’s working clothes.


People only see what they are prepared to see.


The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.


The wise man in the storm prays God, not from safety from danger, but from deliverance for fear. It is the storm within which endangers him, not the storm without.


What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.


Epictetus

Epictetus  55 - 135
He is a wise man, who does not grieve for the things he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.


Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Antoine de Saint-Exupery  1900 - 1944
How could drops of water know themselves to be a river?
Yet the river flows on.


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Inspirational Words Of Wisdom:  F   



Anatole France

Anatole France  1844 - 1924
If a million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.


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Inspirational Words Of Wisdom:  G   



Seth Godin

Seth Godin  1960
Just because the tide is out, doesn’t mean there is less water in the ocean.


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Inspirational Words Of Wisdom:  H   



Heraclitus

Heraclitus  535BC - 475BC
There is nothing permanent..
Except change.


Robert Holden

Robert Holden  1964
To have time for what is valuable, you have to stop giving time to what isn’t.

To have time for what is valuable, you have to stop giving time to what isn’t. - Robert Holden - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

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Inspirational Words Of Wisdom:  J   



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William Jordon
Mistakes are the growing pains of wisdom.


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Inspirational Words Of Wisdom:  L   



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Hugh Latimer  1485 - 1555
The drop of rain maketh a hole in the stone, not by violence, but by oft falling.


C. S. Lewis

C. S. Lewis  1898 - 1963
Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.


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Lin-Chi
When hungry.. Eat rice. When tired.. Close your eyes.
Fools may laugh at me, but wise men will know what I mean.


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Max Lucado  1955
A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back to the crowd.


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David Lynch
The world is..
As you are.


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Inspirational Words Of Wisdom:  M   



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E. C. McKenzie
The courage to speak must be matched by the wisdom to listen.


Felix Mendelssohn

Felix Mendelssohn  1809 - 1847
The essence of the beautiful is unity in variety.


Michel de Montaigne

Michel de Montaigne  1533 - 1592
The only thing certain is..
Nothing is certain.

The only thing certain is nothing is certain - Michel de Montaigne - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

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Movies - The Matrix
If real is what you can feel, smell, taste and see, then real is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain.


John Muir

John Muir  1838 - 1914
When we try to pick anything out by itself, we find it hitched to everything in the Universe.


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Inspirational Words Of Wisdom:  N   



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Native American
Seek wisdom, not knowledge. Knowledge is of the past. Wisdom is of the future.


Wisdom comes when you start living the life the Creator intended for you.

Wisdom comes when you start living the life the Creator intended for you - Native American - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Nietzsche  1844 - 1900
Invisible threads are the strongest ties.


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Isaac of Nineveh  680
Solitude is an ocean with wonderful places hidden in its depths.

Solitude is an ocean with wonderful places hidden in its depths - Isaac of Nineveh - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

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Inspirational Words Of Wisdom:  O   



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James Openheim
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance.
The wise grows it under his feet.


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Inspirational Words Of Wisdom:  P   



Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton  1946
Storms make trees take deeper roots.


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Alexander Pope  1688 - 1714
A man should never be ashamed to own that he has been wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.


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Inspirational Words Of Wisdom:  R   



Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin D. Roosevelt  1882 - 1945
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.


Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

Elizabeth Kubler-Ross  1926 - 2004
People are like stained glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.


Jalal Uddin Rumi

Jalal Uddin Rumi  1207 - 1273
Close both eyes and see with the other eye.


What strikes the oyster does not damage the pearl.


You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.

You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop. - Rumi - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

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Inspirational Words Of Wisdom:  S   



SaLuSa (Mike Quinsey)

SaLuSa (Mike Quinsey)
Sow the seeds of truth and one day they will grow and become the flowers of understanding.


Dr Seuss

Dr Seuss  1904 - 1991
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.

Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory. - Dr Seuss - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Socrates

Socrates  470BC - 399BC
Beware the barrenness of a busy life.


Wisdom begins in wonder.


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Barry Stevens  1902 - 1985
Don’t push the river, it flows by itself.


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Jonathan Swift  1667 - 1745
Vision is the art of seeing the invisible.


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Inspirational Words Of Wisdom:  T   



Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla  1856 - 1943
The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade that in all the previous centuries of existence.


Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau  1817 - 1862
Man emulates Earth.
Earth emulates Heaven.
Heaven emulates The Way.
The Way emulates Nature.

Man emulates Earth. Earth emulates Heaven. Heaven emulates The Way. The Way emulates Nature. - Henry David Thoreau - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien  1892 - 1973
Not all who wander are lost.


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Alexandra Trentor
The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don’t tell you what to see.


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TV - Fringe
Real is just a matter of perception.


TV - Star Trek Next Generation
There are things we do not understand and yet they exist non the less.


Lao Tzu

Lao Tzu c.600BC
Nature does not hurry..   Yet everything is accomplished.


Water is the softest thing, yet it can penetrate mountains and earth. This shows clearly the principle of softness overcoming hardness.


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Inspirational Words Of Wisdom:  V   



Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci  1452 - 1519
All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.


Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.

Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else. Leonardo da Vinci - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

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Inspirational Words Of Wisdom:  W   



Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde  1854 - 1900
A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.


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Anthony Douglas Williams
Creating new paths requires moving old obstacles.


Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey  1954
Follow your instincts.
That’s where true wisdom manifests itself.


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Inspirational Words Of Wisdom:  Y   



Adam Yauch

Adam Yauch  1964 - 2012
Everything we do affects other people.

Everything we do affects other people. - Adam Yauch - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Edward Young

Edward Young  1683 - 1765
Procrastination is the thief of time.


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Inspirational Words Of Wisdom:
Unknown Author



Before enlightenment - chopping wood, carrying water.
After enlightenment - chopping wood, carrying water.


Collect moments, not things.


Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common.


I am another you.
You are another me.


If I throw a stone into a pond, the ripples come straight back to me.


Intuition is the GPS of the Soul.


It is not a mistake to turn back if you are on the wrong road.


It isn’t the mountains ahead that wear you out..
It’s the grain of sand in your shoe.


Lighthouses don’t go running all over the island looking for boats to save..
They just stand there shining.


Mistakes are.. Portals of discovery.

Mistakes are.. Portals of discovery. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Once upon a time there were four people named Everybody, Somebody, Nobody and Anybody. When there was an important job to be done, Everybody was sure Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did. When Nobody did it, Everybody got angry because it was Somebody’s job. Everybody thought Anybody could do it, but Somebody realised that Nobody would do it. So, it ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody that Nobody did what Anybody could have done in the first place.


One moon shines in every pool, in every pool the one moon.


Pure is simple.


Should one say that something does not exist, merely because we have never seen or heard of it?


Sometimes those who challenge you most… teach you best.


Sometimes you will find yourself in the middle of nowhere.
And sometimes in the middle of nowhere, you find yourself.

Sometimes you will find yourself in the middle of nowhere. And sometimes in the middle of nowhere, you find yourself.- Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Still waters run deep.


The greatest treasures are those invisible to the eye, and found by the heart.


The past is.. Past.


To get to the fruit of the tree, you have to go out on a limb.


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