The wisdom quotes on this page are all from sources and authors surnames beginning with B. The other pages are: A, C & D, E & F, G & H, I – L, M, N – Q, R & S, T & U, V – Z. There is also a page of Wisdom Sayings and a condensed page of 100 Inspirational Words Of Wisdom (a selection from all of the wisdom pages.)
Wisdom Quotes: B
Sathya Sai Baba 1926
The aim of all spiritual practice is love.
Richard Bach 1936
What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.
Francis Bacon 1561 – 1626
For also knowledge itself is power.
Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
What you are able to think and perceive, defines the limitation of what you are able to achieve.
Bernard Baruch 1870 – 1965
We didn’t all come over on the same ship, but we’re all in the same boat.
Without the desert…there is no oasis.
Information like fruit is already free… if you pluck it directly from the tree.
When the people will lead… The leaders will follow.
Pierre Bayle 1647 – 1706
There is no less invention in aptly applying a thought found in a book, than in being the first author of the thought.
All you need is love. Love is all you need.
Emma with Lucy, Sophie & Seth (2008)
Henry Ward Beecher 1813 – 1887
The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.
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.
Sometimes you have to close your eyes to see clearly.
Ingrid Bengis 1944
Words are a form of action, capable of influencing change.
Bo Bennett 1972
A single question can be more influential than a thousand statements.
Gail Rubin Bereny
Above all, remember that the most important thing you can take anywhere, is not a Gucci bag or French-cut jeans… It’s an open mind.
Elizabeth Berg 1948
Don’t let your habits become your handcuffs.
Annie Besant 1847 – 1933
There is no life without consciousness. There is no consciousness without life.
Creation is only the projection into form of that which already exists.
And when he sees Me in all and he sees all in Me, then I never leave him and he never leaves Me.
Be not forgetful to entertain strangers, for thereby some have entertained Angels unawares.
Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gains understanding, for he is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold.
Claudia Black 1972
Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe.
Black Elk 1863 – 1950
Everything an Indian does is in a circle, and that is because the power of the world always works in circles.
Black Elk 1863 – 1950
Sometimes dreams are wiser than waking.
The center of the Universe is everywhere.
William Blake 1770 – 1850
A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.
He who binds to himself a joy
Does the winged life destroy
But he who kisses the joy as it flies
Lives in eternity’s sunrise.
If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is.. Infinite.
What is now proved was once only imagined.
When the doors of perception are cleansed, man will see things as they truly are… Infinite.
Enid Blyton 1897 – 1968
Leave something for someone, but don’t leave someone for something.
W.E.B. Du Bois 1868 – 1963
Children learn more from what you are than what you teach.
Lucy & Joey (2013)
J. Allen Boone 1882 – 1965
Never forget that every living thing has a particular and needed job to do in the universal plan and purpose.
If you want your life to be different, you have to be willing to do something different first.
Ray Bradbury 1920
Until you spread your wings, you will have no idea how far you can fly.
Russell Brand 1975
How we treat the vulnerable is how we define ourselves as a species.
Richard Branson 1950
Above all, create something you’re proud of.
An old belief is like an old shoe.. We so value it for comfort that we fail to notice the hole in it.
Anything we tell our kids about life is a place-marker until they figure it out for themselves.
At one time I saw happiness as a destination and sought a shortcut. Now I see happiness as a road and treasure its every bend.
Inner beauty, too, needs occasionally to be told it is beautiful.
It is not that love is blind. It is that love sees with a painters eye, finding the essence that renders all else background.
Life becomes easier when you learn to accept an apology you never got.
Never mind searching for what you are. Search for the person you aspire to be.
Megan & Seth
Remember, loneliness is designed to help you discover who you are, and to stop looking outside for yourself.
The artist gazes upon a reality and creates his own impression. The viewer gazes upon the impression and creates his own reality.
Try to discover the road to success and you’ll seek but never find, but blaze your own path and the road to success will trail right behind.
We find things where we look for them.
Where the loser saw barriers, the winner saw hurdles.
Sidney Newton Bremer 1916 – 1980
The oyster turns into pearl the sand that annoys it.
Robert Bresson 1901 – 1999
An old thing becomes new if you detach it from what usually surrounds it.
Bring together things that have not yet been brought together and did not seem predisposed to be so.
Unbalance so as to re-balance.
Only take advice from people with lives you like.
WARNING: This book contains a live mind virus. Do not read further unless you are willing to be infected. The infection may affect the way you think in subtle or no-so-subtle ways – or even turn your current worldview inside out.
Rupert Brooke 1887 – 1915
Store up reservoirs of calm and content and draw on them at later moments when the source isn’t there, but the need is very great.
Nothing goes to waste on the journey of life. Both good and bad experiences shape your mind and heart for what is to come.
Les Brown 1945
Act the way you want to be and soon you’ll be the way you act.
Pam Brown 1948
Becoming a grandmother is wonderful. One moment you’re just a mother, the next you are all wise and prehistoric.
For every person who has ever lived there has come, at last, a spring he will never see. Glory then in the springs that are yours.
From serenity comes gentleness, comes lasting strength.
However time or circumstances may come between mother and her child, their lives are interwoven forever.
Integrity rings like fine glass. True, clear and reassuring.
The first step to wisdom is to be sure one says and does what one believes.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning 1806 – 1861
Light tomorrow with today.
Robert Browning 1812 – 1889
My sun sets to rise again.
Buddha 624BC – 543BC
Buddha was speaking in a village square one day, when one of the inhabitants started to abuse him. Buddha paused and said to the man,
“If you offer me a piece of paper and I refuse to accept it, what happens to the paper?”
“Why, it stays with me, of course,” the villager replied.
Buddha smiled gently, “And that is exactly what I am doing with your abuse,” he said.
“I am not accepting it, therefore it stays with you.”
Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.
Everything that has a beginning has an end.
Make your peace with that and all will be well.
Buddha 624BC – 543BC
Teach this triple truth to all: a generous heart, kind speech and a life of service and compassion are things which renew humanity.
Buddha 624BC – 543BC
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
Three things can not be long hidden.. The sun, the moon, the truth.
You only lose what you cling to.
Robert Jones Burdette 1844 – 1914
There are two days about which nobody should ever worry, and these are yesterday and today.
Frances Hodgson Burnett 1849 – 1924
At first people refuse to believe that a strange new thing can be done, then they begin to hope it can be done, then they see it can be done – then it is done and all the world wonders why it was not done centuries ago.
Two things cannot be in one place. Where you tend a rose, my lad, a thistle cannot grow.
Robert Burton 1577 – 1640
One religion is as true as another.
Leo Buscaglia 1924 – 1998
Find the person who will love you because of your differences and not in spite of them.
Samuel Butler 1835 – 1902
Every man’s work, whether it be literature, or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself.
The Bible may be the truth, but it is not the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
Eric Butterworth 1916 – 2003
Don’t go through life… Grow through life.
Lorna Byrne 1953
We are all connected, each and everyone of us has a Soul, and all of our Souls are one, they are all a part of God.
Lord Byron 1788 – 1824
In solitude… where we are least alone.