Wisdom Quotes To Live By
Page 3 - Sources L to Q
The wisdom quotes on this page are all from authors surnames or sources L to Q. For more words of wisdom from many other sources please take a look at pages A to E, F to K 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.
Quotes are listed alphabetically on surname/source
Wisdom Quotes: L
Dalai Lama 1935
Do not let the behaviour of others
destroy your inner peace.
Walter Savage Landor 1775 - 1864
Solitude is the audience chamber of God.
Hugh Latimer 1485 - 1555
The drop of rain maketh a hole in the stone, not by violence, but by oft falling.
John Lennon 1940 - 1980
The more real you get...
the more unreal the world gets.
You can have anything you want,
providing you first let of of wanting it.
C.S. Lewis 1898 - 1963
Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.
Isn't it funny how day by day nothing changes...
but when you look back everything is different.
C.S. Lewis 1898 - 1963
When we lose one blessing, another is often most unexpectedly given in its place.
When hungry... eat your rice. When tired... close your eyes.
Fools may laugh at me, but wise men will know what I mean.
Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a spring day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.
Max Lucado 1955
A man who wants to lead the orchestra,
must turn his back to the crowd.
Realize that true happiness lies within you.
Martin Luther 1483 - 1546
The heart of the giver
makes the gift dear and precious.
The World is... as You Are.
Wisdom Quotes: M
If you hang out with the chickens, you're going to cluck and if you hang out with the eagles, you're going to fly.
Let go of the people who dull your shine, poison your spirit and bring your drama. Cancel your subscription to their issues.
Bob Marley 1945 - 1981
Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds.
One Love, One Heart, Let's get together and feel alright.
Life is 10% of what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.
J.P. McEvoy 1895 - 1958
Peace of mind is much better than giving them a piece of your mind.
The courage to speak must be matched by the wisdom to listen.
Margaret Mead 1901 - 1978
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
Felix Mendelssohn 1809 - 1847
The essence of the beautiful is unity in variety.
Henry Miller 1891 - 1980
All progress occurs because
people dare to be different.
Julie, Dawn, Sarah, Redmond, Emma, Kevin, Denis (1990)
Karen Maezen Miller
Freedom is instantaneous the moment we accept things the way they are.
Dan Millman 1946
There is no path to happiness... Happiness is the path.
There is no path to Love... Love is the path.
There is no path to peace... Peace is the path.
Ho Chi Minh 1890 - 1969
Remember the storm is a good opportunity for the pine and the cypress to show their strength and their stability.
Marilyn Monroe 1926 - 1962
A girl knows her limits....
But a wise girl knows she has none.
Michel de Montaigne 1533 - 1592
Not being able to govern events... I govern myself.
The only thing certain is... nothing is certain.
Christopher Morley 1890 - 1957
There is only one rule for being a good talker... learn to listen.
Mary Manin Morrissey 1949
Start living now. Stop saving the good china for that special occasion Stop withholding your love until that special person materializes. Every day you are alive is a special occasion. Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God.
Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the Light.
It is our choices that describe who we are, much more than our abilities.
Never lie, cheat, steal or drink. But... if you must lie, lie in the arms of the one you love. If you must steal, steal away from bad company. If you must cheat, cheat death. If you must drink, drink in the moments that take your breath away.
If real is what you can feel, smell, taste and see, then real is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain.
John Muir 1838 - 1914
When we try to pick anything out by itself, we find it hitched to everything in the Universe.
All dreams spin out from the same web.
At the centre of the Universe dwells the Great Spirit, and that centre is really everywhere. It is within each of us.
Be known by the tracks you leave.
O Great Spirit, help me always to speak the truth quietly, to listen with an open mind when others speak, and to remember the peace that may be found in silence.
Our first teacher is our own heart.
Seek wisdom, not knowledge. Knowledge is of the past. Wisdom is of the future.
The greatest strength is gentleness.
The Soul would have no rainbow if the eye had no tears.
Treat the Earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.
We will be known forever by the tracks we leave.
When we show our respect for other living things, they respond with respect for us.
Wisdom comes when you start living the life the Creator intended for you.
Reinhold Neibuhr 1892 - 1971
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change. The courage to change the things I can. And the wisdom to know the difference.
If you are doing things in order to be happy... you're doing them in the wrong order.
Joseph Fort Newton 1880 - 1950
People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.
Friedrich Nietzche 1844 - 1900
Invisible threads are the strongest ties.
Leonard Nimoy 1931 - 2015
The miracle is this... the more we share, the more we have.
Isaac of Nineveh 680
Solitude is an ocean with wonderful places hidden in its depths.
Wisdom Quotes: O
Yoko Ono 1933
We are never alone. We are all aspects of one great Being.
No matter how far apart we are... the air links us.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
Ovid 43BC - 17AD
Take rest; a field that has rested gives a beautiful crop.
Wisdom Quotes: P
John De Paola
Slow down and everything you are chasing will come around and catch you.
The dream we are living has absolutely no purpose other than our awakening.
Dolly Parton 1946
Storms make trees take deeper roots.
Blaise Pascal 1623 - 1662
We are generally the better persuaded by the reasons we discover, than those given to us by others.
We know that truth, not only by the reason, but also by the heart.
Norman Vincent Peale 1898 - 1993
Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.
Ethel Person 1934 - 2012
People should not judge failed love affairs as failed experiences, but as part of the growth process. Something does not have to end well for it to have been one of the most valuable experiences of a lifetime.
Hope is not a dream, but a way of making dreams become reality.
Ideas are flights of fancy that change the world.
Plato 429BC - 347BC
The cure of many diseases is unknown to physicians because they are ignorant of the whole. For the part can never be well unless the whole is well.
Wise men talk because they have something to say, fools because they have to say something.
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.
The minute anyone expresses the least aggression or unkindness to you, respond with a blessing. Bless them totally, sincerely, joyful. For such blessings are a shield which protects them from the ignorance of their misdeed, and deflects the arrow that was aimed at you.
Max de Pree
In the end, it is important to remember that, we can not become what we need to be, by remaining what we are.
We are actors in a play who have forgotten they are in a play.
Elvis Presley 1935 - 1977
Values are like fingerprints. Nobody's are the same, but you leave them all over everything you do.
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