Wise & Clever Sayings
from Unknown Authors


Spiritual Quotes To Live By

These clever sayings are all positive and inspirational words of wisdom from unknown authors. For quotes from known authors take a look at Wisdom Quotes

Most of these sayings are short, but even just four words such as

~ The past is past ~

can give us guidance in living a life of peace, love and joy.

Wise and clever sayings are listed alphabetically


A clear conscience is the greatest armour.


A diamond is just a piece of charcoal...
that handles stress exceptionally well.


A grown up is just a child with layers on.


A little preparation saves a lot of frustration.


All the water in the world cannot sink a ship unless it gets inside of it.  
All of the negativity cannot sink a person unless it gets inside of their mind.


A pint of example is worth a barrel full of advice.


A powerful person... makes others powerful.


A rose can live among the thorns and yet never be injured by them.


A single moment of understanding can flood a whole life with meaning.


A stumble may prevent a fall.

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A wise man adapts himself to circumstances,
as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it.


A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold, in settings of silver.


Acceptance is recognising that whatever happens,
and however we respond,

is precisely what we need for our highest good and learning.


Advice is like snow..
the softer if falls
the deeper it sinks into the mind.


All that glitters is not gold.


An old woman, when asked why she was always cheerful, replied
"Well, I wear this world just as a loose garment."


Anyone can learn to be a good speaker.
But how many live in a manner that others can learn from.



Wise and clever sayings to contemplate


At present...
how can I see the future, if I live in the past.


Be all that you can be.


Be still like a mountain and flow like a great river.


Beauty is how you feel inside and it reflects in your eye.
It is not something physical.


Before a man can know, he has to be willing to know.


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


Bloom where you are planted.


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


Do not look to sing another's song,
for it is your notes that will make life's sweetest symphony
to which we all belong.


Do not pray by heart, but with heart.


Don't be pushed by your problems... Be led by your dreams.


Don't define your world in black and white...
because there is so much hiding in the greys.



Clever sayings that give a positive outlook


Don't limit a child to your own learning,
for he was born in another time.


Don't miss all the beautiful colours of the rainbow,
looking for the pot of gold.


Don't sweat the small stuff... it's all small stuff.


Every loving thought is true.
Everything else is an appeal for healing and help
regardless of the form it takes.


Everything in your life is a reflection of a choice you have made.
If you want a different result, make a different choice.


First dream your life, then live your dream.


Gentleness - Love - Humility - Forgiveness
are the greatest powers in the world.


Giving never impoverishes, withholding never enriches.


I aspire to inspire before I expire.


If everything is coming your way...
you're in the wrong lane.


If I am dependant on anything...
what will happen when that thing is no longer available?


If I cling to the past,
the present becomes difficult
and the future seems impossible.


If I realise that all people are individuals with their unique parts to play,
the power of tolerance is easy to develop.


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



Raise your vibration with wise and clever sayings


If I wanted something and didn't get it...
maybe I don't need it.


If you are facing in the right direction,
all you have to do is keep on waiting.


In all respects... keep giving respect.


Inner peace begins the moment you choose
not to allow another person or event to control your emotions.


Intuition is the GPS of the Soul.


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


It is not the things we get,
but the hearts we touch
that will measure our success in life.


It is only at the tree laden with fruit that people throw stones.


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


It's nice to be important... but it's more important to be nice.


Life is an echo...  what you send out comes back.


Life is like a camera...
Focus on what's important,
capture the good times and develop from the negative.


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Life isn't awful.  It's Awe Full.  
You've just got to look at it right.


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


Love all creation and you will feel Heaven on Earth.


Love is the glue of the Universe.


Love is the harmony that makes the world sing.


Love is what we are born with... fear is what we learn.


Man stands in his own shadow and wonders why it is dark.


Misunderstanding can be erased by loveful pure thoughts
and giving understanding at the appropriate time.


Modern science is still unable to produce a better tranquillizer than
a few kind words.


Music is what feelings sound like.


Never judge from appearances.



Wise and clever sayings for inspirational guidance


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 realized 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 shows in every pool, in every pool the one moon.


Peace of mind comes from not wanting to change others...
Simply accept them as they are.


Pure is simple.


Pure thoughts and words uplift the atmosphere.


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



Lift your spirit with wise and clever sayings


Some people are going to love you, no matter what you do.
And some people will never love you, no matter what you do.
Go where the love is.


Sometimes a smile can be like a drop of water in a desert.


Sometimes love is allowing someone to make a mistake,
so that they can learn the lesson quickly.


Sometimes those who challenge you most... Teach you best.


Stars may be seen from the bottom of a deep well,
when they cannot be seen from the top of the mountain.
So are many things learned in adversity.


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Still waters run deep.


Take pride in how far you have come
and have faith in how far you can go.


The best angle from which to approach any problem is the try-angle.


The best thing one can do when it's raining is...
to let it rain.


The best things in life a free.


The darkest hour is just before dawn.



Clever sayings are a great resource for positivity


The day the child realises that all adults are imperfect,
he becomes an adolescent.
The day he forgives then, he becomes an adult.
The day he forgives himself, he becomes wise.


The future is not something we enter...
The future is something we create.


The difficult is done at once, the impossible takes a little longer.


The greatest oak was once a nut... who held its ground


The greatest medicine of all is to teach people how not to need it.


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


The more you thank life,
the more life gives you to be thankful for.


The one who knows how to adjust is the one who knows how to survive.


The only definite thing about human beings is that they change.


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The only person who is educated is
the one who has learned how to learn and change.


The only way to gain respect... is firstly to give it.


The past... is past.


The person who has a firm trust in the Supreme Being
is powerful in his power, wise by his wisdom, happy by his happiness.


The Positive Thinker...
Sees the Invisible
Feels the Intangible
and Achieves the Impossible.


The real measure of your wealth is
how much you would be worth if you lost all your money.


There are many things in life that will catch your eye,
but only a few will catch your heart...
Pursue those.


There are some people who always seem angry
and continuously look for conflict.
Walk away;
the battle they are fighting isn't with you,
it is with themselves.


There is great beauty in simplicity.
That which is simple is close to the truth.


There is no chance that does not return.


There is no pillow as soft as a clear conscience.


The road is smooth. Why do you throw rocks before you?


The smallest act of kindness is worth more than
the grandest of intention.


The truth is that
the truth is.


The wealth of the rich can be stolen or burnt,
but the happiness and wisdom of the wise remain.


The world when seen through a little child's eyes,
greatly resembles paradise.



Wise and clever sayings encourage positive thinking


They may forget what you said,
but they will never forget how you made them feel.


Things are not always what they seem.


This moment, is as good as any moment, in eternity.


Those who follow the crowd, are quickly lost in it.


Time is like a river, you cannot touch the same water twice because the flow that has passed will never pass again.  Enjoy every moment of life.


To change your body,
you just change your mind.


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


To understand something... I need knowledge.
But to feel it... I need experience.


Trials are but lessons that you failed to learn - presented once again. So where you made a faulty choice before, you can now make a better one. And thus, escape all pain that you chose before has brought you.


Trials are the soil in which faith grows.



Give these clever sayings some thought


True happiness is to no place confined...
but still is found in a contented mind.


Truth exists... only lies are invented.


Turn your face toward the sun and the shadows will fall behind you.


We all have problems...
The way we solve them is what makes the difference.


We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.


We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors...
We borrow it from our children.


What a person truly believes in,
isn't what they think, isn't what they say...
it's what they do.


What goes into the mind comes out in the life.


What is invisible to the eyes, can be seen by the heart.


When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works...not because it settles the question for you, but because in that brief moment when the coin is in the air, you suddenly know what you are hoping for.



Brighten your day with wise and clever sayings


When it starts to rain... let it.


When it rains...  Look for rainbows.  
When it's dark...  Look for stars.


When nothing goes right... go left.


When you come upon a magic place... listen.


When you seek beauty in all people and all things,
you will not only find it, you will become it.


Which book you choose to follow is actually less important then
the one you write yourself.


Why do we close our eyes when we pray, cry, dream or kiss?  It's because we know that the most beautiful things in life are not seen, but felt by the heart and soul.


Without change... there would be no butterflies.


Words are energy.


You can't tell a book by it's cover.


You don't need religion to have morals.
If you can't determine right from wrong
then you lack empathy, not religion.


You just give folks a key...
and they can open their own locks.


Your past mistakes are meant to guide you...
not define you.


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