Wisdom Quotes To Live By
Page 2 - Sources F to K
The wisdom quotes on this page are all from authors surnames or sources F to K. For more words of wisdom from many other sources please take a look at pages A to E, L to Q and R to Z. There is also a page of clever/wise sayings which are all from unknown sources and a condensed 100 Inspirational Words Of Wisdom covering all of the pages.
Wisdom quotes are listed alphabetically on surname/source
Wisdom Quotes: F
Anatole France 1844 - 1924
If a million people say a foolish thing -
it is still a foolish thing.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
Anne Frank 1929 - 1945
Think of all the beauty still left around you...
and be happy.
Benjamin Franklin 1706 - 1790
Happiness consists more in small conveniences or pleasures that occur every day, than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom to a man in the course of his life.
Erich Fromm 1900 - 1980
It requires courage to let go of certainties.
Robert Frost 1874 - 1963
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference.
Buckminster Fuller 1895 - 1983
You never change something by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
Wisdom Quotes: G
Galileo 1564 - 1642
You cannot teach a person anything.
You can only help him find it within himself.
Mahatma Gandhi 1869 - 1948
An ounce of practice
is worth tons of preaching.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.
Kahlil Gibran 1883 - 1931
Beauty is not in the face.
Beauty is a Light in the heart.
Kahlil Gibran 1883 - 1931
Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.
If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work.
Neville Goddard 1905 - 1972
All you need is time...
and you have it... NOW
Neville Goddard 1905 - 1972
Use your imagination lovingly
on behalf of another.
Where knowledge ends... feeling and imagination begin.
Seth Godin 1960
Just because the tide is out, doesn't mean there is less water in the ocean.
Oliver Goldsmith 1730 - 1774
You can preach a better sermon with your life
than with your lips.
He is truly happy who makes others happy. Those who face that which is actually before them, unburdened by the past, undistracted by the future, these are those who live, who make the best use of their lives, these are those who have found the secret of contentment.
Wisdom Quotes: H
HA (Tony Neate)
Freedom is a state of mind, not a state of being.
History is there to be learned from and not lived to.
Thich Nhat Hanh 1926
Let us not be afraid of decreasing. It is like the moon, we see the moon increasing and decreasing, but it is always the moon.
The most precious gift we can offer anyone is... our attention. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.
Nathaniel Hawthorne 1804 - 1864
Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
Illustration Sandra Reeves
Aim not for what you are, but for what you could be.
Arthur Helps 1813 - 1875
Wise sayings often fall on barren ground,
but a kind word is never thrown away.
Jimi Hendrix 1942 - 1970
Knowledge speaks but wisdom listens.
When the power of love overcomes the love of power... then the world will know peace.
Audrey Hepburn 1929 - 1993
For beautiful eyes - look for the good in others. For beautiful lips - speak only words of kindness. And for poise - walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
Heraclitus 535BC - 475BC
There is nothing permanent...
All true success flows out of giving something to someone.
True success does not always come in forms that are visible or measurable.
Napoleon Hill 1883 - 1970
The strongest oak of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It's the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for its existence against the wind and rains and scorching sun.
Edmund Hillary 1919 - 2008
It is not the mountain that we conquer,
Hippocrates 460BC - 370BC
Natural forces within us
are the true healers of disease.
Robert Holden 1964
Beware of Destination Addiction...
a preoccupation with the idea that happiness is in the next place, the next job and with the next partner. Until you give up the idea that happiness is somewhere else, it will never be where you are.
Happiness doesn't come and go, what comes and goes is your attunement to happiness.
People will treat you the way YOU treat you.
To have time for what is valuable, you have to stop giving time to what isn't.
You are what you seek.
Oliver Wendell Holmes 1809 - 1894
A moments insight is sometimes worth
a life's experience.
It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
Horace 65BC - 8AD
Once sent out, a word takes wings beyond recall.
Remember to preserve a calm Soul amid difficulties.
Edgar Watson Howe 1853 - 1937
A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice.
Elbert Hubbard 1859 - 1915
He who does not understand your silence,
will probably not understand your words.
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
The love we give away is the only love we keep.
Victor Hugo 1802 - 1885
Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.
Where the telescope ends, the microscope begins. Which of the two has the grander view?
Jonathan Lockwood Huie
Drop the sword, for there is but one flesh to wound, and that is the One flesh of all humankind.
David Hume 1711 - 1776
Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them.
Aldous Huxley 1894 - 1963
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.
Wisdom Quotes: I
There is no comparison between men and women. It is like trying to compare a rose with a jasmine. Each has its own perfume. Women are not equal to men, but then men are not equal to women.
Wisdom Quotes: J
William James 1842 - 1910
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
Susan Jeffers 1938 - 2012
Everyone in your life is a 'practise person.' How you react to them allows you to see what you have to work on within yourself.
Listen to the silence... It has much to say.
Thomas Jefferson 1743 - 1826
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us that the less we use our power, the greater it will be.
Mistakes are the growing pains of wisdom.
Carl Jung 1875 - 1961
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to a better understanding of ourselves.
Juvenal 55 - 127
Be gentle with the young.
Wisdom Quotes: K
Byron Katie 1942
All I have is all I need... And all I need is all I have in this moment.
It's no possible to have a problem without believing a prior thought. To notice this simple truth is the beginning of peace.
When I walk into a room I know that everyone loves me... I just don't expect them to realize it yet.
Helen Keller 1880 - 1968
We would never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world.
Thomas Kempis 1379 - 1471
If we live in peace ourselves, we in turn may bring peace to others. A peaceable man does more good than a learned one.
Frederick Keonig 1774 - 1833
We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.
Hazrat Inayat Khan 1882 - 1927
The words that enlighten the Soul are more precious than jewels.
Jiddu Krishnamurti 1895 - 1986
The difference between me and you is...
that I don't mind what happens.
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